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My Build review 2017

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
My Build review 2017
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:46 AM

I'm a bit late putting up this thread this year, but i was determined to get my last build in before the end of the year, and just about managed it.

I've had a busy year this year with 20 completions, more then i have finished in a year for a very long time. I also got under way with a project thats been brewing for 20 years. So, here's what i have been up to.

The year started with a Star Wars build, the Imperial Shuttle from AMT.

This was followed by Revells 1/125th Type VII U-Boat. Not only a good chance to do the U-99 again but also to practice painting and weathering before a tackle a 72nd kit.

My second bust was next, Youngs 1/10th Roman Signifier.

That was followed by a tro of He 162 kits all done together.

The 1/18th BMW 003 engine from HPH.

Dragons 1/72nd He 162.

And Revell's 1/32nd kit.

Then i went a bit more modern, with Xtrakits 72nd Canberra PR.9.

Afer doing some of my long term project, which i will post at the end, i went back to Norfolk. this time in the 40's with Academy's 72nd P-47.

And finaly some armour with Dragon's 35th Pz II Ausf F in an urban ruin.

And then a couple of Skunkworks 72nd Reaper Drones.

And then Academy's 72nd TBF-1 Avenger.

And then another Star wars build, AMT's TIE Fighters.

And i ende the year with some modern armour. Trumpeter 1/35th AS90.

And through there year i have been working on a project which comprises of 10 kits all relating to the German pilot Hans Ulrich Rudel. I managed to finish 6 this year. First, 4 72nd kits, 2 from Fujimi, a Ju 87R-2

And Ju 87D-5.

And 2 from Academy, the Ju 87G-2.

And Fw 190D-9.

And then later in the year i added 2 32nd Hasegawa kit, a Ju 87G-2.

And finally, and Fw 190D-9.

And that bring my modelling year to an end. Now time to look forward to 2018. I won't be building as many in 2018, but i hope to finish my Rudel project and have quite a few i am really looking forward to. And hopefully i have allowed myself a bit of time to finish a couple of my shelf queens.

Thanks for loking, and heres looking back to another year past and looking forward to another one ahead. Beer

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:03 AM

A very productive and diverse year,Bish

 

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Posted by roony on Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:42 AM

Quite the year, old chab.  Congratulations so many fine builds.  And very best to you in the new year.  Look forward to some wip's from you this coming year.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:01 PM

I like the Return of the Jedi shuttle. It was probably the best star wars model produced by MPC before they got taken over by AMT/Ertl.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 31, 2017 12:46 PM

Wow Bish, I knew you'd been busy but not that you'd knocked out this much!

Congradulations!!!

Think I only got about three things built in the same time... Embarrassed

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, December 31, 2017 1:12 PM

Well done good sir, well done.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 1:54 PM

Thanks guys, really enjoyed this year. I was surprised myself at how many i managed to finish. Doing the 3 162's and then the 4 Rudel builds at once helped. I had only though i would get the 32nd Stuka done and mnaybe carry the 190 into next year, must have had some lucky breaks.

Rob, agreed. I have been trying to get anotehr one to do an in flight build. But next time i'll black out the canopy as i am not keen on the cockpit.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:16 PM

That’s a great eclectic batch of builds there Bish. Romans to Imperials, and all sorts of stuff in between. I love it!

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:27 PM

Cheers Carlos, one of these days i may even do a Rebel builds. And gods forbid, maybe even somthing civilian.Big Smile

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:33 PM

very productive year bish , all really nice model's ,

could you tell me where you got the swastika's from . 

steve5

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 2:40 PM

Thanks Steve. I take it you mean the tail markings on the aircraft kits. A few are from the kit decal sheets, you can stil get some that include them. But i have a big selection of Aftermarket decal sheets which have nothing but swatika's. The sets i have include Xtradecal, Areomaster and Microscale. But i also use a lot of Aftermaket sets as alternatives to whats in the box, and they usually include them.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:52 PM
Very productive year Bish. Can't wait to see what the new year brings

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 31, 2017 5:58 PM

Cheers Johnny, i am looking forward to what i have planned this year.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 31, 2017 6:08 PM

VERY productive year Bish!  I escpecially like your Imperial Shuttle!  Looking forward to your 2018 collection!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:47 PM

Looks like a busy and productive year Bish. All great looking builds.Beer

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a day.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 01, 2018 4:28 AM

Nice work - I enjoyed the range of subjects.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 01, 2018 4:45 AM

Thanks for lookng in guys.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by templar1099 on Monday, January 01, 2018 5:38 AM

A veritable factory line of excellence, good year, and here's to a better one in 18.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 01, 2018 8:42 AM

Cheers templar.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 01, 2018 10:37 AM

Great looking builds Bish!. I missed watching the BMW engine though. You just need to build the Packard Merlin now LOL.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

In Que

Probably a 1/144 TU-16 Badger.

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 01, 2018 11:22 AM

Thanks Steve. I did the engine in one thread along with the 2 aircraft, so it was a bt easy for it to get lost in there. I'm still hoping they will do some more, a Stuka engine would be very welcome.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, January 01, 2018 11:59 AM

Wow Bish...absolutely impressive work, and collection of subjects for 2017. I have no doubt you are going to wow us in 2018. I look forward to seeing your work.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 01, 2018 12:25 PM

Cheers Hunter, well i hope i don't disappoint.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, January 01, 2018 12:27 PM

I have no doubt you will do one heck of a proper job in 2018!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by docidle on Monday, January 01, 2018 9:42 PM

All beautiful builds Bish! I’m really feeling like a slacker here. I finished 3 this year...... time to get cracking!

Hope you have a great new year,

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 2:09 AM

Thanks Steve. A few of them like the Reapers were quicky builds and i am fortunate in the amount of bench time i get.

And the same to you.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by Wirraway on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:13 AM
Bish, you have been a veritable factory this year ! Always enjoy seeing your builds.

"Growing old is inevitable; growing up is optional"

" A hobby should pass the time - not fill it"  -Norman Bates

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 2:04 PM

Thanks Wirraway, it has been a busy year. And look forward to seeing yours this here, hopefully a Kiwi aircraft or 2.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:41 PM
Wow that's alot done in just one year.

Clint

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Posted by ridleusmc on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:49 PM

It's a great deal of awesome work Bish.  Modelers like you are truly impressive.  It's amazing that you're able to produce so much gorgeous work in a single year.  My personal favorite is that first Fw 190D-9.  

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