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Badder

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Badder last won the day on October 30 2017

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About Badder

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    Ronnie James Dio-rama fan
  • Birthday 28/03/1965

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    Artist writer model-making model-destroying

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  1. 'FACE OFF' More Top Tips p12

    Hi Dennis, Yeah, that's the one I based mine on, though mine is more a homage than a copy. I'm currently weighing up all my options for a suitable diorama and nothing has been ruled out yet, so maybe there will be a rifle hanging on the barrel. But then, I am me, so anything I decide now is likely to change at least twenty times. Rearguards, Badder
  2. AT LAST!

    47 PAGES AND 706 PHOTOS REPLACED FOR MY 'EVER EVOLVING DIORAMA' WIP.

     

    IF IMGUR ENDS UP GOING THE WAY OF HOSTINGPICS I DUNNO IF I CAN GO THROUGH ALL THAT AGAIN. WHAT A PAIN!

  3. IDF M1 Super Sherman (HVSS).

    Hi John, Sorry to hear about your eye. Whether it's 'not too much of a problem' or not, it still must be a worry. Hopefully it's treatable, or temporary. I wish you well. Mind you, working with all that tiny PE and pewter might be the cause! I jest. Great work on all the little bits and pieces. Rearguards Badder
  4. Ah! Now that is a useful tip. It never even entered my mind to try that! Thanks Robert. Rearguards, Badder
  5. Interesting effect Robert, I've had no success at all with Milliput. I've tried making various objects with it; kit bags, rolled up tarps, and such like, but finding that moment when it's perfect for forming into shape and then sculpting details has proven very difficult and I either end up with a tacky mess which gets thrown in the bin, or a featureless lump of solid rock. (hmmm the last bit of that sentence is very nearly the title of an album by Saxon) Rearguards, Badder
  6. 'FACE OFF' More Top Tips p12

    Hi Francis, Always a pleasure to have you comment on my work. Yes, I think the whitewash here is better than that on the Nashorn, which had less patches worn away but was overall much 'dirtier and looked more of a dirty grey. By that I mean that the whitewash on my Sherman may be worn away more, but what's left is much whiter. (In the photos the Nashorn sometimes looked sandy/grey, due to poor lighting! As for the mud and 'grass' it's more mud and straw, but I've called it grass just because I used static grass. It would have been matt if I hadn't given it a coat of gloss varnish. I wanted to have the Sherman driving through puddles, mud and melting snow so everything from the side skirts down is wet, and therefore glossy. There are a few patches of dry/matt mud here and there - higher up on the frontal armour and the upper rear of the hull mainly. The pot of mud and grass you've pictured is not one I've seen before. I saw some other such products on a WIP somewhere, which had 'moss, lichen, algae' and on the box it looked fantastically real, until I realised that the photos were of REAL moss, lichen and algae! I'm not sure if you meant you wanted 'moss' on your tanks as that would have to have been one long-serving tank to get moss growing on it, but having said that my mate used to drive a white Ford Ghia Estate, and THAT had moss on the bonnet! Anyhoooooo, Thanks again for your comments. I'm in the process of finishing the stowage and will be moving onto the figures very shortly Rearguards Badder
  7. Still looking like your best ever to me Stix, keep it up! I'm sure those figures will be the icing on the cake. Rearguards Badder.
  8. M4A1 SHERMAN 1/35 ITALERI

    Great to have you join us Francis. I can't wait to see your model finished for this GB, then 'winterised' in a future RFI! Rearguards Badder
  9. Sherman II from 1/48 Tamiya M4A1

    Great stuff! Especially the Blue Stuff. I will definitely be looking that up! Rearguards Badder
  10. FERDINAND/ELEFANT

    Looks good. More pics of the Elefant please! Rearguards, Badder
  11. Land Rover Leightweight

    Smart little kit, done well. The licence plates will really make it 'zing' when they are on. Rearguards Badder
  12. M7 Priest

    Welcome to the nuthouse! Better late than never, but then you are lucky to be working in a smaller scale! Reaguards, Badder
  13. MERRY X MAS

    Looking good Ozzy! I love a nice crowd on a Sherman! I didn't know him, but sorry to hear about Mr Grove. No doubt he was a great ambassador for our hobby, as all model shop owners are. ps, great to see a work surface approaching a level half as messy as mine! Rearguards Badder
  14. ONLY 9 PAGES OF THE EVER EVOLVIN' DIO PHOTOS TO REPLACE!

  15. 'FACE OFF' More Top Tips p12

    First things first, I've extended the mud/staining upwards on one side of the added frontal armour. It seemed to me that the mud stopped fairly abruptly at the join with the bolted plate and didn't look right. Now onto the stowage. As well as the figures, the Tamiya kit comes with 3 ammo crates for the .50cal and 2 for the .45cal bow MG. I've given the crates coats of the required colours and coats of gloss in readiness for the decals. Each crate has 4 decals. Some are tiny, so I expect to ruin some! MiniArt's kit comes with nothing but the figures (unless I lost a decal sheet which I was not aware it had) The details are better than those of the Tamiya kit, but the poses are a bit lame, with no 'action' poses. With 11 figures in total, I'm hoping I can cannibalise some of them and make something more interesting. I will only make 4-6 figures, so I should have enough decals to do them all justice. BTW, I now have a powerful desktop lamp, just like the wife's, thanks to an early birthday present from the in-laws. TFL Badder TFL Pics later.
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