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planecrazee

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  1. 1 word - WOW!!!!!!! That is absolutely amazing - looks like you've taken pics of the real plane Kris
  2. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Hi blast - thank you for your vote of confidence. Really sorry to hear about you being laid off and your house move falling through - life can be really crap at times!!! In that case - I'll do this build as a tribute to your resilience and hopefully do you proud. The hold up on the build had been due to us moving house which is happening as of 26 October. I'm hoping we can get everything ship shape over that weekend so I can get back to work on the BV wk commencing 30 October so fingers crossed. I hope this is the case as the withdrawal from modelling is unbearable!!!
  3. Absolute perfection - what a fantastic model. You should be truly proud of your achievements with this one. P.S. I don't think she's ugly - just misunderstood lol Kris
  4. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Thanks Jaime - hopefully things will go smoothly and I'll be back up and running in no time.
  5. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Just a quick up date folks. As I eluded to earlier on in this WIP, we are currently in the middle of a house move and as much as I've tried to hold out, it's now become impossible for me to continue with this build in the short term. I just wanted to keep you all in the loop so you didn't think I'd abandoned the build and I'm hoping to be back up and running towards the end of this month. I'll be in my new 'man cave/modelling room' by then as a result of the house move so I should hopefully be able to get cracking and make up for lost time throughout November. Wish you all good look with your builds in the meantime - there's some excellent model building going on so far and I'm with you all the way. So pleased to see some Walrus' making it into the GB - must get mine ordered as a matter of urgency if I can sneak it past SHMBO lol Speak soon Kris
  6. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Thanks for that Jaime and you're absolutely right - beast is the best word to describe the size!!! The instrument panel isn't perfect but I still feel it's better than having used the decals and tbh having looked in the instructions there's loads of detail that just gets lost once the fuselage is closed up so I'll see how I go in terms of how much of the interior I do especially as there's so much exterior lol Kris
  7. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Right - I'm back folks - finally managed to make a start on the Big Girl, albeit slowly. We're currently in the middle of a house move so chaos ensues all around me while I'm trying to crack on with the build. Anyhoo - made a start with the nose section as per the instructions and here's where I am so far: The inside received some airbrushed Revell Aqua Hellolive (Light Olive) - acting as RLM 02 as per Revell's instructions which I always think is a pretty good likeness. The floor received a coat of Revell Aqua Staubgrau (Dust Grey). Then I've hand painted the instrument panel and dials as I felt the decal was lacking and added a wash to the interior panels and door. Next step is to button all this up and move on with the next steps which I hope to bring you asap. Catch up with you all soon Kris
  8. Looking forward to following your progress with this build Johnny - especially since you've had me hooked with your HP 0/400 build - which is stunning by the way. Wish you well with this one too!!
  9. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Thanks Stew - again your support is much appreciated
  10. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Thanks for your comments Jason and you're right about it being loaded with details. I am indeed going to be brave and attempt the winter camouflage version as I think its such an eye catching scheme and on such a big model it'll really make a statement.
  11. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Yeah looks that way John - may have to build a dock on the side of the house lol
  12. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Thanks corsaircorp - appreciate you wishing me luck - I'll need it lol
  13. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Never fail to make me laugh pat Although I'm starting to think that scaffolding poles would probably be more useful!!
  14. BV222 - she's a big'un!!!!

    Thanks for your feedback bbudde - much appreciated. I'll bear in mind what you have said about reinforcing the wings.
  15. Hi folks, I finally decided that my entry for the GB would be Revell's 1/72 BV222 and by god she is massive!! I may live to regret taking on such a mammoth task but what the hell - I'm up for the challenge. As I have a bit of a penchant for flying boats I may as well go all out and instead of thinking small - think big So lets get things started with the usual box art pic to whet the appetite - here goes: I had wanted to get this kit for ages and eventually it came up in the Wonderland Models sale - I ended up getting it for an absolute bargain: You could't say no at that price could you - that would just have been wrong!! As I said this kit is massive and there's an absolute ton of plastic. Just to give you a feel for this I've included the sprue shots below for you: That's my mobile phone to give you an idea of just how massive the fuselage and wings are - on we go: Phew!! I'm in a cold sweat just looking at all that plastic. I think a stiff drink is in order to regain my composure. So I'll go and sort out my sanity and wish you a happy Sunday. Hopefully I'll make a start on her very soon so will be back to keep you updated as soon as possible. Kris
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