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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:01 PM

Thanks that created a giggle that raised some eyebrows from silent teens on their phones. 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:22 PM

Est.1961

Thanks that created a giggle that raised some eyebrows from silent teens on their phones. 

 

Blimey, it must have been good to do 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 Real G on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:22 PM

I have not had any bench time over the past few weeks, but I was able to savagely sand away at the PIAT and Enfield rifle.

I got most of the seams using stretched sprue from the kit, but lots of little areas do not align left to right.  So it's on with the putty!  The boys are coming over this weekend, so I see a sanding session coming up.  Still, with no canopy to mask, wheel wells to detail, or indie track links to clean and assemble, this should be straightforward.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:12 PM

G: That's coming along really well! Yes

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

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:33 AM

Bish

 

I'm not getting any messages from Finescale - again. I tried adding this to Favorites - maybe that will help. Anyone else having any problems?

Eric

 

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:33 AM

EBergerud

Bish

 

I'm not getting any messages from Finescale - again. I tried adding this to Favorites - maybe that will help. Anyone else having any problems?

Eric

 

I don't subscribe to getting e-mails, i just go straight to my discussions and see if there are any new replies. I know there have been some issues with notifications.

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 Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:35 PM

I think I'm finally happy with the gun for my D.H. 2!  I would like to see if everyone likes the paint, maybe to dark?

This is how I put it together.

This what I wanted to look like.

This is how it turned out, kinda blurry.

And now painted.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:08 AM

Ziggy, good job on the gun.  If I may suggest for painting of gun metal, use flat black paint overall.  When dry, pass a soft graphite pencil (2B or 4B) to pick up highlights and add some sheen.

 

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Well the Bronco kit of the Humber Scout Car is small even at 1/35 scale, but is giving huge problems.  Svenne had mentioned earlier he had trouble fitting the crew roof section to the hull.  Same thing is happening with me, and it appears to be some warpage on the bottom section. 

Somehow, I need to splay the sides out so they line up with the roof piece.  A test fit of the door located on the left hand side of the hull confirms this, note the gap:

Bronco also did not correctly copy the construction detail of where the top and bottom sides meet.  They have them joined into a flush angle, while actual vehicle had the top sitting stepped inward:

 

 

So to help correct that, I've added strips of white plastic to form a lip along the bottom edges of on the roof piece.  These will act as guide so the top sits stepped sligtly inwards of the hull slabs:

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:36 AM

Nice work on that gun Ziggy.

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 Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:39 AM

Nice work to correct that jack, pity about having to do it thoguh.

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 Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:12 PM

My cat knocked one of my sprues to the floor and my puppy chewed on it!

It should look like this.

Now, this is what I have.

I guess now I either need to scratch build or find replacement parts.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:19 PM

Ouch. Should not be to hard to re-build useing styrene rod.

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 16, 2020 5:33 PM

Ziggy: Nice work on the gun there! And critters... I love pets but sometimes you want to put a knot on their heads...

Jack: Ouch! Interesting to see my Comet isn't the only Bronco kit with issues... (sigh). Nice work, you're well on your way to solving it.

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

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:28 PM
Bish: I do hope that I'm in here (probably the Tasca Firefly) but Finescale has quite sending me messages since January 16. Anyone else having trouble? Eric

 

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:11 AM

So do i Eric. I don't sign up to notifications, i just keep an eye on the threads i have posted on.

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 Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:51 AM

I got the Snatch wrapped up mid week and got the pics done today. It was finished off with some light oil filters and green streaking from AK. Eith that i gave it a matt coat and fitted all the final parts. I used the supplied wire for the windscreen grill and made a handle thats in the cab. The antenna's are carbon rod from Accurate Armour from where i also got the stop sign. This is PE painted aluminium and with a decal on one side. The figure came out ok. Its not Alpine Miniatures standard, but given the options it does the job. I don't normally add figures to my British armour builds mainly because of the lack of them, but i made an exception on this.

So here are the final pics.

I really enjoyed this. Makes a change not to do something with tracks, and even in the UK we don't see subjects from the Troubles. I already have AA's resin Humber Pig lined up in my shopping basket. Not the easiest kits, but worth the effort.

Next up i will be doing the Huey, but that will be in a couple of months.

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 Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:12 PM

Hello Bish, congrats on the completion! 

Good looking build on the Rover theme. Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:36 PM

Now that Snatch and soldier look the business Bish! That uniform! SurpriseBeer

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 sickdude on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:42 PM
Hello sirs! If it isn't to late to join, put me down for Hobbycrafts 1/48 De Havilland Vampire NF.10, that I've been itching to get going on. Now to figure out how to post pics...

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:01 AM

William, have you put this in the right GB. This is for the British army.

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 Sunday, February 23, 2020 4:03 AM

Thanks guys. I am looking forward to doing some more modern British troops in MTP camo, that will be fun Bang Head

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 Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:07 AM

Latest progress on the LRDG truck:  gun is done, almost ready to mate the major sub-assemblies of the truck together:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:32 AM

Thats looking nice AA, be good to see it come together.

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 BrandonK on Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:13 AM

Bish

I got the Snatch wrapped up mid week and got the pics done today. It was finished off with some light oil filters and green streaking from AK. Eith that i gave it a matt coat and fitted all the final parts. I used the supplied wire for the windscreen grill and made a handle thats in the cab. The antenna's are carbon rod from Accurate Armour from where i also got the stop sign. This is PE painted aluminium and with a decal on one side. The figure came out ok. Its not Alpine Miniatures standard, but given the options it does the job. I don't normally add figures to my British armour builds mainly because of the lack of them, but i made an exception on this.

So here are the final pics.

I really enjoyed this. Makes a change not to do something with tracks, and even in the UK we don't see subjects from the Troubles. I already have AA's resin Humber Pig lined up in my shopping basket. Not the easiest kits, but worth the effort.

Next up i will be doing the Huey, but that will be in a couple of months.

 

Incredible, Bish. That really turned out super. Excellent work all around.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 23, 2020 12:40 PM

Thanks Brandon.

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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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:53 PM

Hey Bish, yes sir, I think so... Even though us Canadians used it back in the 50's, i'm going to do it in standard British markings. I'm chomping on the bit to get going, but have to hold off while I have a bunch of aftermarket coming in for it... I've been bit by the ams… and there's no going back Stick out tongue

P.S. I'm ordering even more junk for it Propeller

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 2:39 AM

William, that was not flown by the Army, only the RAF.

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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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:41 AM

Hi Bish. Please sign me up to serve the Queen. I will be building a kit I've had for a while with some added goodies.

This is a 1970 Revell 1/32 release of the Mk.1 Hurricane. I have a gorgeous Grey Matter super detailed pit for it. I also gathered the Zotz Early RAF Hurricane Collection from The Battle of Britain decal selection that is simply amazing. Eduard PE will add some bling to the pit.

Im leaning to the markings of 242 Squadron F/O WL Willie McKight's Hurricane. I think the side art looks extra cool!

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 24, 2020 8:42 AM

Bish: She turned out fantastic! Great job there on the vehicle, the figure, but I really love the base. The bit of blacktop on the wooden base really looks sharp, good deal!!! 

AA: Nice work there too. The AA gun looks good and the truck/lorry whatever looks the business! 

Sickdude: Looks cool. Love the Vampire, even if you can't build her for this I hope you build her anyway just so I can see her done. 

 

Guys, sorry my dad passed away last week so I haven't been on. Too much going on and I didn't really feel like posting anything. Hopefully I'm back for awhile now. 

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

 

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, February 24, 2020 9:10 AM

Hi Gamera 

Sorry for your loss. 

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