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johnny akes

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  1. Be gentle it was just a practice effort :)

    I can remember my first go with an airbrush and while it was a revelation, it was nowhere near as good as this!
  2. Dragon 1/35 Panther A, winter finish.

    That's come out really well, don't think I'd have the patience to wait that long though but it certainly proves nothing is beyond saving!
  3. Sd.Kfz.1840 Elefant

    Thanks for the constructive responses everyone, all really appreciated. I wasn't sure about the greenery either but as Kursk was fought in open country I hoped it would kind of reflect that. A diorama or a base might follow, but just now I'm too into building the kits than to spend time on settings. I might get round to it one day... I agree the aerial is too spindly but as I don't go for A/M as a rule I will replace it with a bit of suitably tapered stretched sprue. The cables are real, after a fashion - they are made from thin wire cable I found while browsing in B&Q (passes the time while the wife is buying up the Garden Department), and at 2 metres for about £10 or so there's enough for a fair few AFVs yet. The tow cable loops are the kit items and they match the braiding of the cable almost exactly. Oh, and by the way I know it is an Sd.Kfz.184 - I've no idea where the extra '0' in the title came from! Regards J A.
  4. I've still got to add the figures but as I'm pretty hopeless at painting them I thought I'd show this without them. Added my own zimmerit, which really isn't neat enough given that it was originally applied in the factory. Regards J A
  5. Horten Ho229 Zoukai Mura 1/48

    Wow, that's good! Beautiful work on the wood panelling especially.
  6. Excellent work, very realistic looking weathering.
  7. Well I can see them, and that is a great effort Fozzie. I like to build the occasional AFV as well, in fact at the moment I'm favouring them more and more...painting/weathering is becoming more enjoyable than building! I think it would look better with a bit of cargo in the back, but other than that it's one to be proud of. More please!
  8. Wow, that takes me back... Airfix was the 'only' brand for me as a kid, and I remember going through one of their early catalogues and ticking off virtually every one of their aircraft kits as 'done' - not to much of a standard, but I loved them all the same. Those Roy Cross paintings have never been bettered and I wish I'd saved them... Thanks for the photos Tony, a real treat.
  9. Excellent varnished wood effects, well done Dave.
  10. Bf110E

    Yes, 1/48 Eduard painted mainly with Tamiya acrylics. Thanks everyone for the kind comments and positive feedback.
  11. AMG 1/72 Bf 109 Anton

    Tremendous result, especially in that daft scale!
  12. Bf110E

    This was buried in the stash for years until I finally took pity on it and decided to give it a go. It's a nice package with everything you need in the box (p/e, masks), only problem being the fit of the nancelles. Regards J A
  13. Colourful 1/32 P-26A Peashooter

    Beautiful, a kit I always fancied having a go at and yours has reminded me why; it must really stand out on the shelf amidst all the usual greys and greens! So glad you have avoided any weathering - a scheme like that deserves to be kept pristine!
  14. T-54A (MiniArt;1:35)

    Faultless work, easily matches the standard seen in the best modelling magazines.
  15. Wessex HC2 1/32nd scale.

    Tremendous work there Angelo, the Wessex always looked 'just right' to me in that camo scheme - very reminiscent of the 'troubles' we saw regularly on the TV back in the '70s. I thought the Italeri 1/48 Wessex was big enough, this must be huge...