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  1. Today
  2. After several, sand, fill, prime and repeat sessions, I finally accepted that it wasn't going to be perfect. I learnt a lot in the process about scribing, filling and sanding though so it wasn't a complete waste of time I guess. After a light grey undercoat, I pre-shaded (forgot to take a photo, sorry) using a dark grey. Next onto the Tamiya XF-5 green. Once dry, I masked the red and yellow areas that I decided to paint rather than use the decals for, and I'm now waiting for the red to dry, so tomorrow's task will be the yellow on the front side of the engines.
  3. This arrived a couple of days ago Looks rather interesting...
  4. Yesterday
  5. Astronaut Birthdays for February

    Probably out of anger and frustration.
  6. Astronaut Birthdays for February

    The Buran program seemed to be particularly jinxed - even though it never flew manned, a lot of the cosmonauts who trained for it died.
  7. Some of them do go for really silly money,especially the Drop-ship,Luckily I bought mine back in the day from a model shop in Wigan for £19.99,but a boxed chest-burster went on E-Bay the other day for £35.00 Its a bit of a pig of a kit,but looking at your other builds I reckon you'd "knock it out of the park " Build it now! Been slinging some paint about today.
  8. Astronaut Birthdays for February

    Yes - definitely reading. Quite a few of the Soviet cosmonauts seem to have died prematurely.
  9. 'Just remembered! I've the Narcissus in my stash. Maybe one day...
  10. More Gundam. Cracking kit with lots of options out of the box. Mart
  11. I’ve been spending way too much time on a Revell 1/32 Bf109 and needed a quick break. This little kit was only £7 and made a nice rest from the minutiae of late war Messerschmitts. Only 20 parts and took very little time to stick together. A little faffing about stuffing a couple of LEDs into it, a slap of paint, and Taa-Daa…. It’s ‘box scale’ at 1/241 and leaves a lot to be desired on the accuracy/detail front, but not bad considering the price. Mart
  12. Astronaut Birthdays for February

    February 24th Lev Vorobiyov (1931) USSR Selected 1963 Trained for a Soyuz mission which would have tested the rendezvous system for Soviet lunar flights but programme was cancelled Originally chosen for Soyuz 13 in 1973 but dropped because of personal differences between him and his crewmate. Retired June 1974 for political reasons; no flights Died 12 May 2010 Information from Spacefacts website and Encyclopedia Astronautica
  13. The MSM-07 Z'Gok 1/144 HG

    I forgot to post how it got to this piont in the rocks. So i mixed a bit of brown paint and PVA into some plaster and added a bit of sharp sand were i will be adding some grass and bushes. After that i added several colour washes of green red and yellow, then a black wash to try and bring out the shadow. Once thats was all dry i added a bit of green and grey dry brush. I still need to paint the trees but they have had a thin plaster and pva wash to cover the wire. Im sure there must be quicker ways to make dios but this seams to works for me. I do have a question about resin, what is best to use for getting a watery green look to it. I will paint the base but the resin will be 4 or 5 mm deep so i think i will need to colour it a bit. Cheers.
  14. The MSM-07 Z'Gok 1/144 HG

    It wasn't intentional but now you mention it it does look like it heading that way. My new ref pics.
  15. The MSM-07 Z'Gok 1/144 HG

    I was wondering is this supposed to be the assault on Jaburo? Great work no matter what.
  16. The MSM-07 Z'Gok 1/144 HG

    Starting to add some colour to the dio, the rocks are mostly finished ans i have added some green paint where i will ne using some flock later.
  17. Last week
  18. Y-wing- 1/48 scale scratchbuild diary

    Sierra Hotel indeed!
  19. I really have to add one or two of those to the collection at some point. Stunning.
  20. Ditto, but I also wish I had ther skills to build them well to do them justice - especially the Dropship
  21. I love all the old, Halcyon Alien kits.... Just wish I could afford them! Thanks for sharing with us. Chris.
  22. Astronaut Birthdays for February

    February 23rd Vasily Lazarev (1928) USSR Selected 1964 Soyuz 12, 27 - 29 September 1973 (1d 23h 15m) - Test flight of modified version of the Soyuz craft following the Soyuz 11 accident Soyuz 18-1, 5 April 1975 (21m) - In-flight abort after second stage failed to separate; crew subjected to deceleration forces up to 21G; capsule landed on a steep slope and began rolling towards a 500ft sheer drop before the parachutes became entangled in vegetation. The cosmonauts had to wait until the following day to be airlifted out. Lazarev's injuries took him off flight status but he remained on the cosmonaut team until retiring in 1985 Died of alcohol poisoning 31 December 1990 Marc Garneau (1949) Canada Selected 1983 (Canadian Group 1) STS-41G, 5 - 13 October 1984 (8d 5h 23m) - Deployed Earth Radiation Budget Satellite STS-77, 19 - 29 May 1996 (10d 0h 39m) Carried the privately-developed SPACEHAB module, also SPARTAN 207 experiment pallet and tested an inflatable antenna STS-97, 1 - 11 December 2000 (10d 19h 57m) - Delivered the first set of solar arrays to the ISS Total flight time 29d 1h 59m Retired January 2001 Jerry Rij (1950) USA Selected 1979 (USAF Manned Spaceflight Engineer Group 1) Retired 1985; no flights Sergei Moshchenko (1954) Russia Selected 1996 Retired 2009; no flights Clayton Anderson (1959) USA Selected 1998 (NASA Group 17) STS-117/ISS Expeditions 15/16, 8 June - 7 November 2007 (151d 18h 23m) - landed aboard STS-120 STS-131, 5 - 20 April 2010, (15d 2h 47m) - Delivered Multi-Purpose Logistics Module 'Leonardo' to the ISS Total flight time 166d 21h 10m Retired 2011 Information from Spacefacts website
  23. I think you have absolutely nailed it with the level of weathering. Spot on!
  24. Thanks All,admittedly none of the above will be winning any beauty contests anytime soon,the last of the 1-1 scale creatures I have in a half finished state is the "Queen Alien Chestburster" Which only appears towards the end of the theatrical cut of Alien 3,and then we only get a brief glimpse. There are also some accuracy issues around the dog burster alien,as apparently Halcyon were given access to the creature design when it was to exit through an Ox(as seen in the assembly cut) but re-shot and changed to a dog for the theatrical release,Still if I slaver it in enough viscera we should be ok.
  25. Ooo,Good to see this back,looks stunning!
  26. This is the first time I've seen this thread and have now just caught up. Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to replace the photos so that people like me can catch up on your amazing work. Secondly, this is incredible. I am extremely envious of your ability to scratch build, but am grateful for you sharing this so that I hopefully learn how it's done.
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