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

    I like the big planes. My boys'd love them. (not that they need any additions to their christmas present avalanche.)
    Who makes 'em then?
     
  2. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    The Sopwith Camel, Fokker and the 2 dinky aircraft are form M&S. Maybe some left if you get down there tomorrow. The Spit, Mustang and 109 are from a good friend. No idea where he got them from, but the Spit is listed on the box as a Spite Fire (sic).
    The dinky T34 are from a secret santa. Again no idea where from.
     
  3. mollusc

    mollusc Member

    Nice.
    So Z Guage is 1:220? That's even smaller than those Dragon 1:144 things... Strewth!
    The man has the eyes of a 10 year old I assume?
    Scratch building's somehow 'proper', I often get the feeling while making kits that it's basically just 'colouring in'...

    Yes, I also have the intellect of a 10 year old.
     
  4. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Twice the intellectual age of me then. :p
     
  5. mollusc

    mollusc Member

    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)

    You say he lost his Lewis gun but I think he's just trying to hypotise a camel.
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just remembered a chunk of new years eve was spent blatting the hell out of a 1/35 scale Somua and a PanzerIV with a co2 powered air pistol someone had got for a pressie, followed by brewing the Panzer up with some 'liquids' from the garage and a disposable lighter inside to 100% accurately represent the stowed Ammo cooking off...
    Quick trip back to childhood, funnily enough the girls still didn't want to play :mellow: .
    I love the smell of burning plastic in the morning.
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Been up in loft again and found these photos in another old album.
    Foreign Legion were for TA mate who was in Legion mid-1980s.
    Even had all his tattoos on correctly. Pity photo not too good.
     

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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I can now add my 1/72nd Italeri JS-2
     

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Good stuff Owen, we've got you now...
    I done a Halftrack. 1/35 Dragon M2A1, lovely kit, had planned to do loads of weathering (It is a lot dustier than shows in the photos) and mounds of stowage in the correct Normandy fashion... but couldn't be arsed. Maybe one day. Looking at the pictures I will have to do something about the mines though, far too regular looking.
    (quite good checking out a picture isn't it, sort of highlights where things could be done better)

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  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Very nice, Adam.
    Sometimes I think AFV's can be over-weathered.
    This one looks like it's come off the beach a few weeks ago.

    I also think this thread should be called, "close up views of our gardens".
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Certainly looks good. Well done Adam!

    I don't think AFVs can be over-weathered, but badly weathered certainly. This T-26 is filthy!

    http://wio.ru/tank/gal2/t26-39.jpg

    (pic too big to show here, I think)
     
  12. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Again VP thats really nice. Well done. Tracks look great. hold the weathering right there its spot on, Really like the rubbed paint on the steps and the tracks nicely done...
     
  13. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Been busy too.

    I justl ove this. What file or game would be complete without one of these, its iconic. Turn it off, if theres no Blitz in there then its not no good.

    Normal drill for me, Italeri 72nd, humbrols, with a bit of pastel, no washes. I think this cost around £3.50 it was on offer and I just love it.

    The only bit thats lets it down was the cut out film glass, instead of moulded glass. bit cheap.

    Kev
     

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    kfz Very Senior Member

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  15. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    You wait all day for an IS-2 and none come, then two of the ********* come at once..


    IS-2 is 76th scale Fujami

    Grant is 76th scale (if the word scale applies to Airfix) Airfix.

    The polar bear is scatch built out of fag ends and dirt and is 1:15 scale


    Humbrols.

    Kev

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  16. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    The Grant is supposed to be as sused in Burma ex wester Desert. it was yellow but i was never happy with it. So I painted it an British green and rubbed thep aint so you can see bit of yellow underneath. In fact one wheel is still in Monty's sertvice.

    I might try this technique again. Paint the corners in Red Lead and then paint the top colour and rub it so you can see the primer underneath...

    Kev
     
  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Guess what, I decide to rummage through my old surviving stuff and in my spares box I found this!
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    It's a 20 year old plastic card scratch built hull of something I don't even know what it is!:D

    I suppose it's a Hungarian Toldi Light Tank 1n 1:76, but if it is then that means I have to get me a couple of Matchbox Wespes for the wheels!

    So my collection is down to two 1/2-survivors, great. At least the Badger airbrush is fine, the air compressor for same works, I have plenty of X-acto blades, a few sheets of plastic card. What I do miss is the damned liquid cement!

    Oh, I also found some 30 years old Almark decal sheets. Great for antiquarians! Did you know moths eat up the backing paper but leave the decal proper alone? Don't ask me how I know! :point:
     
  18. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    In the meantime, while my ****y liquid cement arrives I have to carry on with I have on hand.

    I've spent some time rebasing some of my Soviet WW2 infantry:

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    After the glue is dry I have to go ahead with some terrain effects, otherwise they'll look like 6mm soldiers stuck on card bits, which is what they are, by the way :lol: And here is a sample of those old decal sheets I found, arms of service markings, etc.

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    And would you believe that some 35 years ago there was a decal sheet for Wittman's Tiger, but with the Zimmerit as a decal? o_O

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    In any case, the decals are pretty good, I have no qualms in using them, with the assistance of Micro Sol, Micro Set, Future, etc.
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Those Zimmerit ones are....errr.... most unusual. Gallons of microsol required I suspect... They (microscale) do a thing called 'liquid decal film' for restoring old decals if the film has decayed. I'm told it's very good but not used it myself:
    http://www.bare-metal.com/decals/microscale_1.html
     
  20. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Adam, the decals were the zimmerit. They were to be applied to plain surfaces :lol:

    Those were the times, back then. My first impression of zimmerit was in 1975 or 1977 a PzIV/70 Zwischenloesung (converted from an Afx PzIV with the help of the appropriate Bellona MVP), and the surface was textured with toilet paper! I was right away humbled into being shown one StuG IV (also another conversion, obviously) with an elaborate Zimmerit finish applied with car body putty and a properly shapened scredriver.
     

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