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Hi, Excuse the poor quality pictures. (taken with google pixel XL) I've mostly been a wings person and dip in and out of building models as and when time allows. I've found building armour more rewarding as it seems to need a lot less sanding and filling seams! Here is my first attempt at a Diorama, using 3 Tamiya Kits. It's not 100% complete, steering wheel is still to be attached and some of the figures are still to be finished off. Kits are Tamiya BMW and Sidecar, Tamiya Protze and Tamiya Flakvierling. Diorama base was made from scratch and the landscape was made from plaster of paris. The drainage ditches havent worked, I used woodland scenics water effects (rather than real water by accident) and it just kept disappearing after a few days. Google Photos Album
Found the seat. And its ridiculous PE belts - so small and fiddly, a real test of patience and eyesight, but worth the effort. Maybe... Its yours if you fancy a shot at it, looks like you need something in there. Its the Aires A-10/F-15 seat that only come as a pair - http://www.aires.cz/en/product/aces-ii-ejection-seat-a-10-f-15/8-1167/. Think Ill be going for molded in belts in the future...
Well going for some Tamiya rattle cans for this. Was toying with Humbrol 164 and Olive 155, but got to Model Junction in Bury yesterday and the very helpful staff there matched up the Tamiya military colours - AS-6 (olive) and AS-27 (grey). Was going for the full set but TS-43 looks a better bright green The makeshift cardboard box spray booth has some bits going in to primer - only grey undercoat & check for joins & lumps & bumps Tried a whole car wheel weight in the nose & thought 'that will do it' - no, not going to be enough. Gonna need more lead. The kit doesn't give a weight, but she is a major tail sitter. Oh, and see what I mean about that seat
I don't often remember to visit this forum, but I'm glad I did today, because that is simply superb! As has been said the bread & cakes are superbly modelled and painted - & the more I look at them, the hungrier I'm getting...!! Brilliant work Sophie!! Keith
I've used some Woodland Scenics 'Underbrush' to bulk out one of the fishing line plants, and some more Seafoam to make a Silver Birch tree. The Silver Birch was a piece of cake to make, simply selecting a suitable piece of Seafoam, painting the trunk/branches white and applying black here and there to give them that distinctive look. To finish it off, I sprayed the foliage with dilute PVA and scattered Dil Tops over, let it dry then gave the whole tree several coats of Winsor and Newton's acrylic matt varnish. I have some more Woodland Scenics products which I will use to make further bushes. I am aslo thinking of planting a telegraph pole in a space in the hedgerow, but I will have to decide where the hedgerow is going to be fixed first. TFL Badder
What paints do you use? I made a 1/72 A-10 back when I was a kid, Hasegawa I think it was. Im 99% sure the paint conversion for the grey came out as Hu79 and the olive as Hu86, but cant remember the brighter green - the colours looked pretty spot on to me though. No idea how I remember such things from best part of 30 years ago, but paint numbers stick in my head.
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Bit of work getting stuff together, undercoat on the cockpit, wing halves together, engines built up. Got the paints today too. Could finish this really quickly but want to 'Improve' the cockpit area a bit first. It's an old kit & showing its age, but it pretty fun to build up
Thanks Stix, I know it's a lot to wade through, so thanks for taking the time and commenting! Rearguards, Badder Thanks Ratch, I've improved the cow parsley very slightly by altering the manufacturing process. Results to appear later. Rearguards, Badder
Thanks Pete, Yeah, try things out, think what might be better and give that a go! Only way to learn, improve and maybe discover new methods/techniques. And yes, staves! Silly me! I'm actually gonna bin that butt and make a new one. We have an old 44 gallon barrel right outside our back door which was used for storing whisky, and it has 4 hoops around it. I won't be using that as a template though. Rearguards, Badder
I too have been playing catch up. It's all coming along very nicely indeed. I like how you modify as you go along to achieve the desired result. My scratchbuilding follows the same lines! BTW, The water butt. The word you wanted was staves. It will need three metal hoops around it too.
Do you have an actual plan of the type of hangar you want to/have produce(d) ?? I can recommend this material as a basis on which to start . . . part way through building a 72nd hangar . . . you get the idea? its light weight, boxy, you can build strength into it and add detail as required . . . vertical stanchion added . . . With this hangar I shall be building the internal girder work . . . Hope this gives you some ideas and thought of building your own . . . Ian
Hi Badder. Just been catching up and it looks like you're making good progress. As ever your skill in creating realistic foliage and groundwork is amazing. Looking forward to seeing more. Kind regards, Stix
Hi i have searched trying to find a scorce to purchase an aircraft hanger kit of 1.24 scale .and wondered if anyone could be of help to me in pointing me in the right direction .i have seen the 1.48 builds and am in awe of the brilliant workmanship involved in the finished articles .i did read an article of a member F4TCT who was on the autocad .trying to re produce drawings for a 1.24 build and talked of laser cutting or water jetting saying "it will happen" but am unable to find any follow up on this i have seen that he later biult a 1.48 scale so not sure what happened .any help much appreciated . thanks
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