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1/1 Airfix Bluetits
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:22 PM

Hello friends. I made these for the Airfix GB and always intended to post here but never got around to it. These are part of the old Airfix 1:1 Wildlife series of birds released in the late 60's to early 70's.  A bit of a pain to build but totally worth the time invested. Highly recommended if your looking for something different.

Chad

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:38 PM

Those look great.  Its always nice to be reminded some of the less common models that are out there.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:08 AM

Hey Chad - you're post in the Airfix GB prompted me to go find one of these kits.  I found one and bought it for my wife to build.  She does doll houses and I figured this will fall in line.  

Really nice job!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:27 AM

PFJN

Those look great.  Its always nice to be reminded some of the less common models that are out there.

Pat

 

Thank you Pat.  It's nice to break away from 1/48 Luftwaffe every now and then. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:29 AM

keavdog

Hey Chad - you're post in the Airfix GB prompted me to go find one of these kits.  I found one and bought it for my wife to build.  She does doll houses and I figured this will fall in line.  

Really nice job!

 

Thanks John!  I bet she'll enjoy them as much as I did.  

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:52 PM

That was sweet to see first time and it has not wore off. Every time i see Bluetits feeding off our bird feeders, i think of your build. Just amazing.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, November 24, 2019 2:23 PM

Oh wow! Thank you Bish!

Chad

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:19 PM

Oh My!

 I forgot all about them. I got some Domesticated Cat sculptures But I don't remember who made those. They are about the size of newborn Kittens. T.B.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 25, 2019 12:59 AM

That’s pretty cool!  A friend picked one up in Japan at Hobby Kansuke, a hobby shop that specialized in old hard to get kits.  I was amazed that such an old kit built up so nicely.

I kinda miss those days when kit manufacturers did stuff like animals.  I remember Revell had horses that my sister coveted.  There was one at a recent estate sale, but it was parted out and in poor condition.  That was unfortunate, as I would have liked to have had a go with it and give it to my sis. I recall seeing mounted resin fish kits at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya.  And all those Bandai wind-up motorized bugs! Stick out tongue

I suppose nowadays 3-D printing would be the way to go to get realistic animal kits.

I recall Airfix did a number of bird kits - are you going to try getting any?

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Posted by ajlafleche on Monday, November 25, 2019 8:02 AM

Back in the fifties, in the days of my misspent youth, (as opposed to my misspent adulthood) there was a company, Lifelike, Scientific, I don't recall, which produced life sized bird kits. I remember doing a scarlet tanager and others I don't recall. The kits came with paint pellets and a bottle of solvent. I can only imagine the toxicity level of that solvent. 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 25, 2019 9:32 AM

Tanker - Builder

Oh My!

 I forgot all about them. I got some Domesticated Cat sculptures But I don't remember who made those. They are about the size of newborn Kittens. T.B.

 

Thanks TB. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 25, 2019 9:35 AM

Real G

That’s pretty cool!  A friend picked one up in Japan at Hobby Kansuke, a hobby shop that specialized in old hard to get kits.  I was amazed that such an old kit built up so nicely.

I kinda miss those days when kit manufacturers did stuff like animals.  I remember Revell had horses that my sister coveted.  There was one at a recent estate sale, but it was parted out and in poor condition.  That was unfortunate, as I would have liked to have had a go with it and give it to my sis. I recall seeing mounted resin fish kits at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya.  And all those Bandai wind-up motorized bugs! Stick out tongue

I suppose nowadays 3-D printing would be the way to go to get realistic animal kits.

I recall Airfix did a number of bird kits - are you going to try getting any?

 

I wouldn't mind getting the Robins, the Little Owl, and the Kingfisher. They are pretty hard to find  at a reasonable price nowadays.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 25, 2019 9:36 AM

ajlafleche

Back in the fifties, in the days of my misspent youth, (as opposed to my misspent adulthood) there was a company, Lifelike, Scientific, I don't recall, which produced life sized bird kits. I remember doing a scarlet tanager and others I don't recall. The kits came with paint pellets and a bottle of solvent. I can only imagine the toxicity level of that solvent. 

 

 

I'd like to see more wildlife kits myself. 

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 25, 2019 9:43 AM

Seeing as Airfix have been re-releaseing some of their old kits, there might be hope that they follow suit with the wildlife ones.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 25, 2019 10:26 AM

Those look outstanding Chad. Yes

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 25, 2019 11:40 AM

Chad those look fantastic! Love the bars at the eyes and detail on the heads- did you airbrush it on?

I remember seeing stuff like this but they were as Ajlafleche pointed out Lifelike mostly. I didn't even know Airfix did stuff like these. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 25, 2019 11:50 AM

Wow, Chad. Those a super lifelike. The colors are outstanding and the detail is awesome. Very nice work indeed.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 25, 2019 2:42 PM

modelcrazy

Those look outstanding Chad. Yes

 

Thank you Steve! I sure do love those gifs. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 25, 2019 2:45 PM

Gamera

Chad those look fantastic! Love the bars at the eyes and detail on the heads- did you airbrush it on?

I remember seeing stuff like this but they were as Ajlafleche pointed out Lifelike mostly. I didn't even know Airfix did stuff like these. 

 

Thank you!  All of the base colors were done by airbrush. After that I used Valero acrylics and a brush to pick out the feathers, leaves, etc... that needed to stand out or to be blended back.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 25, 2019 2:45 PM

BrandonK

Wow, Chad. Those a super lifelike. The colors are outstanding and the detail is awesome. Very nice work indeed.

BK

 

Thanks Brandon!

Chad

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:19 PM

ajlafleche

Back in the fifties, in the days of my misspent youth, (as opposed to my misspent adulthood) there was a company, Lifelike, Scientific, I don't recall, which produced life sized bird kits. I remember doing a scarlet tanager and others I don't recall. The kits came with paint pellets and a bottle of solvent. I can only imagine the toxicity level of that solvent.  

Maybe you're thinking of Bachmann, too, Al?  I've got one or two old Bachmann bird kits in my stash.  One is a parakeet.  Some day, I break it out of a fun build.

These look great, and I have to say, the title made me do a doubletake.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:54 PM

the Baron

 

 
ajlafleche

Back in the fifties, in the days of my misspent youth, (as opposed to my misspent adulthood) there was a company, Lifelike, Scientific, I don't recall, which produced life sized bird kits. I remember doing a scarlet tanager and others I don't recall. The kits came with paint pellets and a bottle of solvent. I can only imagine the toxicity level of that solvent.  

 

 

Maybe you're thinking of Bachmann, too, Al?  I've got one or two old Bachmann bird kits in my stash.  One is a parakeet.  Some day, I break it out of a fun build.

These look great, and I have to say, the title made me do a doubletake.

 

Could be Bachmann. I was thinking they were made by what I normally thought of as a model railroad company. 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:08 PM

Hey; 

 Don't forget Perri the Squirrel! A Disney wildlife film followed and created his persona. A great kit by Revell. I wish I had gotten one when I had the chance !

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