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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Braille Scale armour
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:34 PM

So. I'm sitting around with a broken leg and can't get up the stairs to my study where I normally work on my models. However, with the help of my wife and a good mate I have been able to set up at the dinning table with some basic construction tools. Having been out of the hobby for some time I decided to get back to basics and chose some old 76th scale kits from the stash. Currently working on the Airfix Bofors and tractor, the Airfix 88 and halftrack, the Matchbox Char B1 bis and Renault light tank, the Airfix WWI male and the Hasegawa Mercedes staff car.

Because I can't acess paints, some will only be built as basic sub-assemblies until I can paint them. I'm not bothering with detailing or references, just straight OOB and I'm having a ball. One thing I have to say about Airfix though, when it comes to ejection pin marks, Airfix rules!

When I work out how to load pictures I'll post a couple, but I'll have to get my daughter to take them as I only use my phone.

True Blue

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:29 AM

If you download a photo hosting app like Flickr, you can take photos with your phone, upload them to that site using their app and embed the photo into your posts here.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 27, 2020 3:20 AM

Those Airfix kits your working on are quite own. There more recent kits are on a different level.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:47 PM

Thanks Rob, I'll have a crack.

True Blue

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:54 PM

You're right Bish, they are old, but I'm enjoying them. Ejection pin marks or not. I have recently purchased the new Airfix Lancaster and Swordfish, awsome kits. However I also purchased the new 1/48th Walrus, also magnificent, but the interior fuselage sides are covered in ejection pin marks, which surprised me. Can't wait to build it though.

True Blue

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, August 28, 2020 3:53 AM

I only started building Airfix kits again a couple of years ago after avoiding them for ages. They have deffinetly come on a lot since i cut my teeth on them in the 80's. We did have an Airfix Gb last year and that was very well supported.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 4, 2020 3:54 AM

True Blue

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 4, 2020 3:59 AM

Ok, so my last post showed my temp work area and some of my braille scale subjects, but this post shows my next challenge.

True Blue

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 4, 2020 10:57 AM

I am working on a 1/72 M109 Paladin for my friends son,but I found their just too small for me to enjoy,I do enjoy 1/48 arrmor from time to time

Get well soon

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 5, 2020 1:41 AM

Thanks Tojo. If it wasn't for the head set with magnifiers and lights I'd be in serious trouble!

True Blue

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