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Falklands War 40th Anniversary GB

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 21, 2021 2:34 PM

Nice start Steve.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 8:56 AM

Cheers Bish.

I completed the pit and finished the exhaust section. Next will be to install everything into the fuse (including weight) and glue it together.

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:26 AM

Thats looks good Steve, great looking pit.

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On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 27, 2021 5:34 AM

Got the Scimitar completed last night. Final weathering consisted of adding some mud useing the same celluclay mix i used on the base. Once this was dry i used some AL wet effects to give it all a wet look. I kept it all low down, the terrain on the Falklands is mostly peat so it doesn't get very dusty. With that done i added some stowage and got the turret fitted. I was going to add a 35th fabric flag but it looked a but large, even though it was the right scale so i have ordered some 48th and 72nd ones and hopefully can add one of those to an antenna.

I am really pleased with this. Nice kit and lovely AM from SMM. Deffinetly going to get some more from them.

Next up i will be doing the Victor, but i have a couple of other GB's to build for first.

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On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:12 AM

Cracking build mate! Superb Yes

I also always enjoy your bases. Really make the come to life 

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:52 AM

Thanks mate. I could not imagine doing some sort of base for a build.

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On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 27, 2021 8:28 PM

Bish

Thanks mate. I could not imagine doing some sort of base for a build.

 

The only reason I typically don't do bases is room. I can squeeze the 1/72 aircraft in tight on the shelf. Ships are a different story of course. Whistling

Steve

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, June 27, 2021 11:18 PM

Well done, Martin.  I don't have plans for individual bases but someday I hope to build bases for photos appropriate to different scenes.

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 28, 2021 4:22 AM

Thanks guys.

I know what you mean about space. I keep the base as small as possable, and as i don't do diorama's for my British armour, mainly due to a lack of figures, its not so bad. My 32nd aircraft and ships overhang the edge of the base so thats ok, its the diorama bases that take up the space.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 12:37 PM

OK mate, I got some more work done on the Mirage.

So far this Modelsvit kit has been very impressive. Like I has said, no aligning pins but the fit has been supurb. My only issue so far and almost doen is the canopy fit with it closed. Not a big deal and It may have been poor placement on my part, but I did have to scrape and sand some areas for the canopy to close. These shouldn't be seen because it is covered by the frame.

Next is to touch up the cockpit, attach the canopy, some fiddly antennas and such, any final PE and start the paint.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:15 PM

Coming on nicely Steve.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, July 5, 2021 12:06 AM

Thanks Bish.

I finished the camo but still have a few things left to paint.

 

 

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 8, 2021 9:15 AM

Here's an update on the Mirage.

I attached the decals and decided to take a diffrent tack regarding the weathering. I smeared black oil over the plane and wiped it off. It didn't turn out too bad I think.

On the left side of the picture is the side I already did. There's a nice diffrence.

This is a pic just after applying the black oil to the left side of the plane.

The finished results.

The bottom after the treatment. This wasn't as drastic as the top so I when back over the bottom with targeted oils like is my typical way (no pic of that)

Well this is bloody embarrassing. After installing the weapons, wheels and doors I can't find the nose gear! Since it was one of the first steps I constructed it and placed it in a contained for safe keeping.....and I lost the container.

I spent and hour looking for it

I'll keep looking and I'll see how Modelsvit's customer service is in obtaining a replacement.

But, for now here's the almost completed build. If all else fails I guess I could modify it to wheels up. 

Looks like I forgot to remove the mask on the front windscreen.

Once I get the nose gear, or modify it to wheels up, I'll put up completed pics.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Friday, July 9, 2021 12:54 PM

Love the look of that Steve, really nice job on the weathering. Hope you can get that nose wheel sorte, just hate it when that happens.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, July 9, 2021 3:40 PM

modelcrazy, your Mirage is terrific! If you can't get a new nose wheel definitely go wheels-up. Jets always look better in flight.

I have an Eduard Mirage III I'm about half finished with. The Mirage is a slick looking airplane.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 9, 2021 9:25 PM

Thank you Frank, I think I'll just go ahead and do it rather than try to get one from Ukraine.

Looking forward to yours. 

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 9, 2021 9:26 PM

Cheers Bish

Steve

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Posted by Real G on Friday, July 9, 2021 10:09 PM

WOW Steve, that Mirage is looking great!  As for the missing nose gear...  Use the Force.  Reach out and find the misisng part.  The Force will flow when you are calm, at peace.

And figure out where those darned Rebel Scum's secret base is located!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:23 AM

Thanks G!

I am converting it and of course the doors don't fit perfectly but, that's why they make sandpaper Big Smile. I'll have to come up with a base but that won't be too hard. Back in the early 90's, all of my planes were flying or taking off.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 11, 2021 1:25 PM

DONE! and I must say, I like it wheels up Big Smile. Of course as soon as I finished and was cleaning the workbench... I found the nose gear Confused.

Here she is, the Mirage III EA loaded with the Mantra R550 short range air to air on the outer racks and centerline Mantra R530 short to medium air to air missiles. While the Elevons are down so I guess it's about to land  ?

Bish, thanks for another fun GB. While I wanted to do a ship I'm glad I tried a Modelsvit kit instead. Use whatever pic you wand. While the head on looks cool to me, you really can't see the whole build.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 11, 2021 2:39 PM

Isn't that bloody typical steve. Came out great, and its well displayed. Thanks for shareing that here. Pity about the ship, i would not mind getting a falklands war RN ship myself, bt there don't seem to be any in 350. But this is certainly a very nice replacment.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:48 PM

Cheers Bish.

I looked for years for the Sheffeild, either 1/700 or 1/350 but couldn't find one.

You know me though, I like doing something diffrent,

Steve

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, July 11, 2021 5:45 PM

Steve that looks wonderful!

Chad

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, July 11, 2021 6:40 PM

Steve, Your Mirage came out great! The camouflage is terrific. I really like seeing the airplane posed in flight. Now I have an example for the finish of my Eduard Mirage.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 11, 2021 8:25 PM

Thanks Chad and Fotofrank. I really enjoyed this build very much. I will be buying another Modelsvit kit at some point Yes

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 2, 2021 3:02 AM

Anyone got anything to report.

I hasd planned on starting the Victor once the Wimpy and Beau were finished, hopefully in a fortnight. But we are going away for a week to Cornwall at the start of Sept, so have changed plans on going to get back to my U-Boat and start on the Victor when i get back. I am hopeing the tow tractor i want for this build will be bacjk in production by then.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, August 22, 2021 10:13 AM

Bish, the Scorpion turned out great!  Well done.

Steve, I really like that Mirage.  While trolling Ebay I came across that kit and was tempted, but I stayed strong.  Well done to you as well!

Just a quick update on my Type 42 Destroyer. I got nowhere with DML's customer support on my request to purchase a replacement for the missing decal sheet  because I didn't buy from an actual retailer.  I saw that they just re-released a Type 42 Destroyer that I thought about ordering, but then I'd still be stuck with a kit with no decal sheet.  I instead ordered a generic 1/700 US Navy decal sheet instead, they won't be exact but at least they look close enough.  I hope to get that within the next week or two from Hong Kong.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 22, 2021 11:38 AM

Glad to hear your able to sort somthing out Robert. Its a shame DML would not help, even if you didn't get it from a retailer, you were still asking to buy the decals. Clearly not the level of service i have found in Eastern european companies.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, August 22, 2021 12:03 PM

Definitely a matter of chalk and cheese!  I had ICM send me an entire sprue  for free to replace one part that I admitted I had lost, and then Dragon who wouldn't even sell me a decal sheet.  I grant that this specific kit was a limited release from 15 years ago, but they wouldn't even sell a sheet from the version from this year.  

Definitely something I will be considering with future kit purchases.

I am also amazed that there is not an a generic modern Royal Navy decal sheet to be found in the aftermarket either.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 22, 2021 12:11 PM

I have had similar experiances with a couple of companies in Eastern europe that you had with ICM, in both cases they sent me parts free of charge for an issue that was of my own marking.

Ye, i am surprised by that, would have though White Ensign would have decals like that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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