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Fatboydim last won the day on December 17 2015

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About Fatboydim

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    Hampshire UK
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    I enjoy making 1/48th scale aircraft. Also, both 1/48th and 1/35th armour.
    Mainly Tamiya these days simply because they go together so well.

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  1. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Thanks Jaime, I post one this week. Thank you John. The rocket was a nice way to relax while visiting my son. Thank you John, yes, the rigging is going to be the hardest part. I've not did ne much, so I'm hoping it turns out ok. Thank you Pat, I think you will be able to see a good part if the detail with the three openings. Hello Ced, thank you. 🙂
  2. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Thank you Ced. Many thanks Jaime. Cheers, Joe. Thank you Killisti. Just had a quick look at your build. Nice idea about the life raft. Sorry there have have been no updates. As some of you might know, I was in Cornwall visiting my son and grandchildren. I intended to carry on weathering the sections of my Walrus after I'd finished playing with my Lego, when my dog Max hurt his leg. I took him to a first class vet in Helston, who diagnosed that Max had damaged his ligament in his rear leg. He is still not right, and I'm seeing my vet Monday now I'm back home. The result was, there was no way I could concentrate on anything other than worrying about my dog. He's a lot happier now we are back home. I don't think he likes the 250 mile drive anymore than I do. He's still walking on three legs, but is managing better now. I will carry on next week and post a few pictures then. Thanks for looking, Joe.
  3. 1:48 Airfix Walrus

    Welcome Killisti, great idea about the life raft.
  4. Love that percision jig. Like most good ideas, it's simple, but works just fine.
  5. Airfix Walrus. Irish Air Corps

    Very nice. Looks very good in that colour scheme.
  6. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    I've weathered the horizontal stabiliser with the same wash, but tried cleaning it off with a different approach. I've still been a little heavy handed in some areas. I think I will weather the other main sections, tape them together and see how the finished hull might look then, If it's still a bit over the top, I might go for the Argentinian scheme instead. There are some areas that I need to cleaned off a bit more I've noticed. But I'll carry on with the other sections at the moment. Thanks for looking, Joe.
  7. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    All done Jaime, I really enjoyed building it. There are a couple of photos below, and a link to the Lego shop. And the link to the Lego site https://shop.lego.com/en-GB/LEGO-NASA-Apollo-Saturn-V-21309 Back to the Walrus now starting tomorrow.
  8. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Hello Jaime, sure thing. The set comes in 12 numbered bags. I've got 2 bags left to finish it. Meanwhile, the photo below is the combination of the first 10. 😀
  9. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Thank you Jbbusybee, hope I don't disappoint. Hi Jaime, I'll weather a few more bits to give me more of an idea. Thank you Johnny, with the Lego Saturn V almost finished (1969 pieces no painting or decals required), I'll get back to the Walrus.
  10. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Thank you Ced, I took the photo last year. In reality, it's raining and I'm sitting here making my Lego Saturn V rocket.
  11. Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Thank you John. Thanks Ced, kind as always. Thank you Jaime, your welcome. I'm the same, having the time to build them, then store them. The weathering plan might be a bit over the top as you can see below. Cheers, Joe. I polished the top fuselage section as you can see. To make sure the wash doesn't stain the paint, the surface needs to be polished. Whilst polishing with micro-mesh, I went back to the plastic as you can see in the photo. On dark finishes, this does not show so much. But on the yellow paint, it appears more apparent. The wash also makes the finish look dirty. Maybe not a problem on most aircraft of the period, but I believe this aircraft only flew a short time before being wrecked in a storm. It's since been rebuilt and is on display in a museum, the finish now is immaculate. I think I will polish and weather the rest, just to see how it looks. If I'm not happy, it could be plan A/2. I'm away for a few days, so there won't be much progress this week. Meanwhile, just down the road from where I'm staying is a thing of beauty. It done the same job as the Walrus for many years, before being retired itself. This Sea King is now on display at the corner of the airfield where she severed. I was lucky enough to have a flight with 771 NAS a couple of years ago during a families day. Thanks for looking, Joe. Thanks for looking, Joe
  12. Excellent, thanks for posting.
  13. You've made a first class job. What a great finish. The weathering looks excellent. Very well done. Joe.
  14. Working wonders on an old kit again Ced. Well done 😀