Get yer kits out.

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

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hey CL1 - didnt know you did modelling as well - well done for those 2

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Some more of youngest son's recent models.

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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Neilie needs to start looking over his shoulder - well done from me

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  4. Neilie

    Neilie Member

    Yes indeed....great job and it's great to see the younger folk getting involved. I will have to watch that rear view mirror!


  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Hi all,

    I've been painting 1/48 and 1/72 land vehicles for a year now, and I'm learning... slowly. This is the only model I really like showing, a 1/48 Crusader III in Desert Pink and SCC1A. The "dust" layer was an attempt at a filter which went wrong after which I just stopped working on it. :-/

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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Looks good Owen.
    Great action diorama with the dog.
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Joint effort between by boys, 1/48th Revell Spitfire by the 12 year old, Airfix ground crew & baseboard by the 16 yr old.

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  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Brilliant Diorama.
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    My 12 year old son decided to do his Airfix DUKW up like the ones we saw in Boston USA. As seen on this thread >> DUKW

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  11. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    Last Christmas I gave my nephew a couple of the 1/72 Airfix starter kits. A few months later he asked if I could make one as he thought that the parts were too small. I know- he should be having a go at them! Anyway in the end I agreed to make the Spitfire for him out of the box, hopefully this will encourage him.

    A great little kit! Had some problems with the decals ( I ended up having to paint the band around the fuselage as the decals kept falling off).

    Only used the paints and brush that came with the box. There is a great video on the Airfix site showing how to make this kit if anyone is interested.

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  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    well done Waddell
    thank you for posting

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  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    You may wish to use a decal softener and the decal will form over rivet heads etc and any other imperfections in the paint.
    Several brands available and not expensive.
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  14. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tom,

    Sounds like a very sensible idea for the next one.

  15. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

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    He presented it to me for my Birthday present and it is the late model Commanders Cupola for the Sherman tank.
    I have put it together and took photos of the original cupola which is way under scale and the mid term cupola that I have scratch built the split hatch etc as a friend provided the ECA ring which is also resin.
    The last photos show the late hatch in place and to me really looks the part with the 6 viewing panels.
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  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    So the kit is just for the cupola?

    Also, 1/6, wow! Radio controlled?
  17. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Not radio controlled as it will be static, to go with my other Sherman and just used for future dioramas. Although I do have a 1/6 scale r/c Stuart.
    The Cupola was a kit especially made by (ECA)East Coast Armory in the US.
    The owner produces 1/6 scale parts for various tanks.
    Here is a link to a model forum that I am a member of, that shows my build from the beginning.
    Dragon Sherman Breech for 75 mm canon.
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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    From an Airfix page on Friendface.
    Mr Roy Orbison being presented with a stack of kits. Committed modeller, apparently.

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  19. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Nice. Not just a modeller but a WWII modeller
  20. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    He lost two sons in a house fire while on tour in the UK. The story is his model stuff in the basement was highly flammable. I thought he used to fly model planes.
    Johnny Cash later bought the place and planted an orchard there. Another decent bloke.
    Mrs S is a big fan of R.O.
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