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Markie Smizzle

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  1. Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2

    Hi Guys, I have a little more progress for you to feast your eyes upon! In the time I've been offline from here, I've fixed the Stern decks, and windows in place. I've also attached the apartments, and have the larger balconies in place. Tomorrow, and a couple of other days through the week, I have the intention of finishing the tinting of the smaller balconies, and then colouring in the railings before attaching. I also plan to attach the other tinted windows, mainly those along the lifeboat deck. I will also be measuring out some clear acetate and tinting that before attaching the front of the megastructure, Bridge, and top decks.
  2. Airfix 1/72 Sea King HC.4 New Tool

    Thanks Steve. It was definitely worth the work and patience! She still has pride of place inside a case, along side a Sea Harrier FA.2
  3. Hello Everyone, I recently purchased this kit after years of hunting, and I'm on the hunt for some aftermarket parts, specifically the refit funnel. Photo etch would be an advantage too. Do any of you know where I could get hold of anything? I've been looking all around the internet to no avail, so I'm asking my BM brothers for some much needed help and advice. Regards, Mark
  4. Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2

    Thanks Steve, if not VERY slowly. I can't believe it has taken me 5 months to get this far :-/ Thanks Blues
  5. Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2

    Hello Gents, Sorry for the lack of updates, I have had a mix of being busy settling into self employment, and masking this massive model. I have finally moved forward a step or two with this build, mainly having painted the first few decks and placing the rear windows into their frames. I didn't realise they should have been tinted when fitting, I'll probably correct that later when I get onto the balconies and bridge windows. Trying to colour in the window frames were a right pain. I'm also going to fill in the swimming pools with either resin or PVA glue.
  6. Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2

    Hi B.M, thanks for checking by with your kind comments. Progress has been a little slow lately, but that is because airbrushing this ship takes FOREVER, and the amount of masking required is also like pulling my teeth out. On a more positive positive, the decks are all now painted, and I'm currently on painting the white parts of the super structure. I've been on the hunt for OHP plastic sheets to use as windows which I'm going to slightly tint black, as to create an illusion of a darker room behind. I'm also about to start the painting of the balconies of said super structure, and as I only get a limited amount of time per week/fortnight to do that, it will be another while before she finally takes shape. I will post pictures when it starts to resemble QM2, and not as it currently is, as an empty hull painted black, white and red. I noticed that they were online for about £80? Good luck with your titanic, I have one in 1/400 which I want to light up and have figured on it in water, I haven't a Scooby doo about anything like that so it will be a superbuild for me.
  7. Fighting Falcon ***NOW FINISHED***

    What a cracking build that is
  8. Airfix 1/72 Sea King HC.4 New Tool

    Sorry for the VERY late reply guys, I've literally just seen these comments for the first time. Thank you Mark, she is sitting in a sealed case alongside a 1/72 Sea Harrier FA.2, still looking great nearly a year on. Thank you very much, Kris. I scanned and enlarged the instruction manual to A3, and then cut the masking tape to match each stripe perfectly in size. I had to compensate for the dimensions of the air frame where it curves and bends however.
  9. Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2

    Thanks Steve, she took me long enough to sand and mask in preparation! It feels good to know that I can finally move forward with it now
  10. Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2

    Sorry for the long absence. Work, life, and trying to get my head into painting this have got in the way of actually building it. I've made some good progress on her in the last few days though, the hull has been fully painted, including the scarlett red paint along the waterline, but that was only because the decal sheet has been creased and may be risky when applying them. She isn't going to be the best QM2 out there, but she's already a thousand times better than the condition I got her in. I can finally look forward to building the superstructure now and get her looking like a ship
  11. Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR9

    Thanks Baldwin, it certainly helped. Thanks Mark, I sure do hope so.
  12. Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR9

    Thanks Danyel
  13. Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR9

    Thanks MM, I hope so too. I'm currently on with a 1/400 Queen Mary 2, and she's high maintenance Thanks Steve, I was starting to get bored of it, then the first decals went on, then I started to really think it looked awesome
  14. Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR9

    Thanks Seahawk, I would love to be a bit more enthusiastic really. 2015 was my most productive year, with 10 builds in total. I only managed 4 last year, and so far this year I've completed 2. Both for friends.
  15. Airfix 1/72 Harrier GR9

    Thanks Steve, I'm really not good at weathering anyway. My skill only really stretches to panel washes at the moment, but even with those I think less is more.