Get yer kits out.

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by von Poop, Nov 2, 2006.

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  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Rooting through the attic I found a tiny plastic Russki as painted by me, aged about 10, this amazing survival from the 'banger incidents' of the late 80's combined with a year of getting back into kits after about 20 years brings me to the request;

    I know i'm not the only one on here who has shamefacedly scraped away at little plastic things from time to time so whether it's recent or from a dim and distant past, good, bad or indifferent, any chance of a shufti?
    Get your kits out? :
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    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I am now extremely annoyed with myself for disposing in various ways all of my old models and toy soldiers.
    Matches, WD40, white spirit and other flammable liquids put paid to all of them.
    Either that or just binned.
     
  3. the_historian

    the_historian Pillboxologist

    Got to agree with Owen- all my vast armies of H0/OO figures and aircraft/tanks etc "went west" in horrifically realistic battles of attrition in the '70s. Even managed to simulate atomic explosions using aerosol cans!
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Off all my model figures these are the only to I have left.
    The Jock lost his Lewis Gun in the house-move.
    Did these about 1990? (ish)
     

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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    :eek: Those are really good, especially the squaddie.
    I can't do figures to save my life.
    What scale are they?
    edited in by Owen. Jock ex-Lewis Gunner is 75mm, Pirate 54mm.
     
  6. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Heres on.

    This is 72nd scale Churchill mark one. Its the hasgawa kit which I can well recomend, went to together lovely, really nice. I love the Hasgawa vinyl springy tracks, tracks are normally horrid in 72nd and these are great.

    I love the idea of the 3" howizter so this is home defence colour (not much weathering as shes seen little action). A few options, you get the bow machine gun and Canadian markings so you can do A Dieppe raid (which was close cos its by great grandfathers history family thing).

    And check out thar 2 pounder gun, amazing tank huge thing with the worlds smallest gun, what where they thinking??? Interesting vehicle, I was reading somewhere of Churhills taking hits from 88's and surviving.

    Get this one dead cheap on EBAY so thumbs up. Next one Id do in Russian scheme, whitewash the works.

    Kev
     

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  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice one. :)
    I like the Hasegawa 72nd stuff, good fun for a few quid. Seems a much better kit than the Airfix version, which looks like it's taken a dozen Panzerfaust hits even when it's put together right.
     
  8. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Heres another.

    Really proud of my paint here, main colour is just humbrol and its brushed. Tamiya acryrilic water down as the weathering wash. Pastols and water colour pencils for dirt and scratches.

    Kit is Dragon, For those with no experience Dragon kits are head and shoulsers above everything else. The Casement is die cast the exhaust covers brass. Theres hardly ever any moulding flash, their just superb. level of detail is far more than other quality kits.

    Not one for the beginers as the plastic-metal glue pesents some problems and as for the interlocked wheels, bloody nightmare in 72nd what the real things are like I hate to imagine. Often a wheel is captured by 3 others wheels really is complicated on the tiger.

    Amazing chassis this just dwarfs any other vehicle and looks as if it would have no problem just squashing any medium tank with ease. I think VP posted a link to Sturmtiger onfo with a video of the rocket propelled round which is about 6 foot long.

    Kev
     

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  9. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    nice jobs guys. The only moddeling i ever did was warhammer and all my guys were blue and white with a pink blob for a face.
     
  10. mahross

    mahross Senior Member

    I still model all the time and here are a couple of pics of them. The first is an IS-3, which while it is debatabel whether or not it saw service is most certainly a design of the war.

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    The next is a T34 Model 1940.,

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    Both are 1/72.

    Ross
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Very nice Ross. That JS3's an evil looking thing.
    I find 1:72nd stuff really tricky, this academy jimmy in that scale came out Ok though:
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  12. Owen

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    Adam, top GMC.
    Ross, like the off base T34, nice idea.
     
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Not a kit, but this is what I'm working at now, Merlin and Arthur. A 2- dimensional Zinnfigur, better known as 'flats' in the Anglo world. Painted in oils. Figures are 30mm tall.

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  14. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    not going to insult you with what it is is.

    Dragon 72nd again. Lovely to put together.
     

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  15. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Heres another I prepared earlier. Hasagawa 72nd. The kit bag and 2 tow rope are not standard. The handles on are scratch made.

    Humbrol with acrylic wash.
     

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  16. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    another cheapie.

    Reval 72nd scale, as is (aprt from the decals that is).
     

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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice.
    Just done Tamiya's Centaur, still trying to get my head around photo-etch, when a pin becomes too hefty a tool when using the stuff I'm really not sure it's worth it.
    Dropped a huge book (ironically about cameras) onto it while photographing so lost interest. Therefore,Some dodgy photos :
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  18. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    very nice. The dirt (black pastel?) looks great , reall got the detail out in the engine cover hinges.
     
  19. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Panzer 4 next, im looking for a good colour colour scheme. Loads to choose from, im thinking of a full on Russian front winter. Any good ideas?

    Kev
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The black panel lines are pre-shading with the airbrush, turned out ok but totally cacked it up on current kit. Still fighting with pastels and pigments, I either get no effect or far too much.
     

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