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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:02 PM

Bish, Looks like you're past the halfway point and can start to see the finish line!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:08 PM

Chad, yes, i have started the weathering which should only take a couple of days. With the figure still to do, i should be done by the end of the week.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:57 PM

Theuns: That looks fantastic! I love the wood grain finish you've done around the cockpit and the prop! Heart

Bish: Looks great too! Fantastic seeing you make such rapid progress on this!

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

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:58 PM

The Camel looks great, Theuns.

John

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 10, 2020 3:30 PM

Gamera

Theuns: That looks fantastic! I love the wood grain finish you've done around the cockpit and the prop! Heart

Bish: Looks great too! Fantastic seeing you make such rapid progress on this!

 

Thanks G, its going quite well.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:35 AM

Bish, is it a military phone company?

I was coming up with a plan for the pilot seat and found this material that might look like scale wicker.  I was not going to use the pilot, so I quite literally used his seat as the seat bottom. Unfortunately, the thickness of the material and the added detail to the cockpit made the seat too wide.  I will have to make a smaller one.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:38 AM

Now that's some flash! 

Could you maybe just cut the back off the seat and then sand/file down the bottom and re-cement the back to the smaller seat? 

You're probably better off just making a new seat from the material you found though. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 12:42 PM

Ziggy, no, its a number so people can report suspicious activity or anything terrorist related to the police.

Thats a pity about that material, it looks pretty realistic.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 1:43 PM

That's a neat idea to use cloth material for the wicker seat.  Wonder if brushing on some clear acrylic (Future/Pledge) before cutting to address the fraying?   Should be still pliable when dry.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:47 PM

A very fine looking camelBeer

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Posted by Est.1961 on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:03 PM

The Land rover is reminding me of the news back then, I like the look of the Foxhound would that be the modern equivalent, I have the jackel but don't think they do a modern foxhound. 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:28 AM

Finally getting some work done on my entry.  It's a re-box of Tamiya's LRDG truck, this time including an ex-Italeri Breda 20mm gun.  If you're going to attempt this model, be warned: the Italeri instructions are shite!  The illustratins are wildly inaccurate, and the box art photos of the completed gun don't even match it.  My advice is to get as many pictures of the real thing as you can, and build to that.  Anyway, here's the gun so far:

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:19 AM

AA: That looks neat!! Nice work! 

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:59 PM

Est.1961

The Land rover is reminding me of the news back then, I like the look of the Foxhound would that be the modern equivalent, I have the jackel but don't think they do a modern foxhound. 

 

Is that the Accurate Armour Jackel. I was thinking about getting one of those before Hobby Boss announced they were doing it in plastic. When they finally come out i intended getting the Jackel 1 and Coyote.

Ye, the Foxhound is the replacment for the Snatch and there is not a kit of it, same for the Mastiff, Ridgback and a couple of others. But there are nice kits of the Husky and ATV Quad. And is someone can do an FV 432 in plastic, then anything is possable.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:06 PM

Nice work on the gun AA.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:36 PM

Bish
Is that the Accurate Armour Jackel. I was thinking about getting one of those before Hobby Boss announced they were doing it in plastic. When they finally come out i intended getting the Jackel 1 and Coyote.

I have Airfix's 1/48 Jackal, I agree there's always a possibility of more modern heavy armoured vehicles if manufacturers can see that the demand is there from modellers. 

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Posted by EBergerud on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:38 AM
OK Bish. If heaven allows it, I'll be in for either a 1/35 Takom M-3 Grant - Indian Army markings, Burma service 1945. Or a Tasca 1/35 Firefly - ETO 1945.

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:08 AM

I've been moving slowly but I got some work done on the Comet. This is one of Bronco's early models and it shows it. The air intakes on the engine deck just wouldn't fit anyway I tried to attach them. Eventually I had to pull an old Tamiya Cromwell out of storage and look at it for an idea on how to attach them. After a few cuts they fit okay. I don't know if it's the kit's engineering or I messed something up. 

Btw: Some of the grab handles are bent and crooked. I had the PE parts so I decided to go ahead and replace the badly molded kit parts. I didn't get them all straight though, I'm going to go back and try to fix some of this before paint. Not much point now when I keep putting my fingers on stuff. 

The periscopes were badly molded so I went ahead and replaced them with the PE parts. They actually went together without any major issues. I'm much happier with them than the grab handles. 

When I pulled the kit out I had done a good bit of work on the 77mm gun. I cleaned up some boo-boos and assembled the turret. Not much will be visable though the hatches with figures in there but it's still a nice detail. 

  

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:10 PM

Est.1961

 

 
Bish
Is that the Accurate Armour Jackel. I was thinking about getting one of those before Hobby Boss announced they were doing it in plastic. When they finally come out i intended getting the Jackel 1 and Coyote.

 

I have Airfix's 1/48 Jackal, I agree there's always a possibility of more modern heavy armoured vehicles if manufacturers can see that the demand is there from modellers. 

 

O ye, i forgot about that kit. Seen it bilt up a couple of times, looks a nice kit. There is certainly demand for it in the UK i think, just not sure if there is enough interest from beyond that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:11 PM

EBergerud
OK Bish. If heaven allows it, I'll be in for either a 1/35 Takom M-3 Grant - Indian Army markings, Burma service 1945. Or a Tasca 1/35 Firefly - ETO 1945.
 

Nice, let me know which you decide and i'll get you added.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:12 PM

Thats coming on nicely G.

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On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:14 PM

Both guns look great, good looking detail that gets hidden away especially on the tank, imagine you'll be able to remove it and show interested viewers though. 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:08 PM

Thanks guys. It's not a bad kit detail wise. It's just the fit is a little wonky. I wouldn't recommend it to someone as their first tank kit but with some experience you shouldn't have too much of a problem. 

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

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:08 PM

Sorry about that glitch I can't see my photos before I press submit or edit without losing first part of initial post. However this should work it out. Chassis ready for priming and painting using Vallejo paints. I'm liking this model and how it fits together so much that I've forked out on some AM resicast from BNA Model world in Australia, block and tackle with some tools. Not used this company before.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:12 PM

Est.1961

Oh gee that looks good! Lots of parts there, you're making great progress! 

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

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:37 PM

Thanks Gamera I was planning to paint in tandem with the Brewster and bring that build to completion for a GB. 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:56 PM

I have used BNA a few times through there e-bay site, never had any issues, stuff gets here in good time.

I can't see your pics in your post Est., but i can in Gamera's, bit odd. Looking good.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:11 PM

That's weird. I was able to see Est. 1961's photos just fine. I was even able to click on them to expand them in another window. 

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

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:24 PM

Hi Gamera and Bish, 

Yeah had this happen before and was able to sort in edit, but this time after pasting my text the picture posts vanished. I was delighted with Gamera for putting it in a quote. I'm using a Huawei phone as our lap top has multiple users so this is quick and easy apart from some wierd moments. 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:36 PM

Est.1961

Hi Gamera and Bish, 

Yeah had this happen before and was able to sort in edit, but this time after pasting my text the picture posts vanished. I was delighted with Gamera for putting it in a quote. I'm using a Huawei phone as our lap top has multiple users so this is quick and easy apart from some wierd moments. 

 

Now there might be your problem. Huawei phone, American website, know what i mean Wink

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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