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clive_t

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About clive_t

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    Portsmouth
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    Mainly aircraft (particularly unusual subjects)

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  1. Dragon Wagon - Its a big 'un!

    Excellent, looking forward to seeing how you get on!
  2. D-Day Double build.

    Some nice interior details going on here, looking forward to the next installment!
  3. 1/48 ACE Flak 38 w/trailer WIP

    That looks pretty good to me.
  4. TAMIYA STEYER 1500A/01

    Tidy little runaround you've got going here... Never built a model of a lorry, you've got me thinking that it's about time I did
  5. Looks interesting, I guess if you had a bunch of designs, enough to fill an A4 sheet, that could be a goer! Thanksfor the link, I might just follow that up. If nothing else I've just earned some brownie points for pointing the wife at a craft website she didn't know about
  6. Personal WW1 Group Build: MkIVs & Whippet

    Wow, the paint really does show up the rivet detail now. Are you auditioning for some kind of musicianship thing? Good luck with it, whatever it is
  7. Another day, another step closer to completion... The second brick barrier was fixed in the required position. I also bedded everything a little: The stuff I used to do the bedding in came about as the beneficial result of a complete accident... Many instances of happy accidents throughout history, of course: Alexander Fleming accidentally left the window of his laboratory open one night, and discovered penicillin; Abraham Lincoln flew a kite whilst a thunderstorm raged all around him, and discovered... that flying kites in a thunderstorm was not good for the constitution For myself, this morning I accidentally discovered that the many months of accumulated dried paint currently clogging the filter at the back of my spray booth is in fact a most excellent earth-coloured dust: Now earlier this week, I had another of my many rushes of blood to the head, wherein I thought that I would try and adorn part of the scene with a badly damaged swastika flag. They appear to be quite difficult to come by through the shops, so I thought I would try and make one myself. I made use of some 'Galeria' Heavy Carvable Modelling Paste - very like PVA in appearance, but retains its white colour once dry, and is very flexible. I spread some onto a polythene bag, and left it for a day to dry. Having then carefully peeled it from the bag, it looked like this: As you can see it suffered some damage in the process, but given that I wanted a ripped and generally trashed flag, I didn't regard this as a big problem. This morning I made a mask to retain the white colour for the circle in the middle, from some wide Tamiya masking tape: I then sprayed the thing with Games Workshop 'Blood Red' - seemed appropriate, somehow - and removed the mask. This proved something of a challenge, as I had reckoned without the effects of the sticky surface of the tape on the flimsy sheet. Even more damage ensued: I then hand-painted a swastika on the remains of the white circle - with a somewhat shaky hand, it must be said: With some matt varnish brushed on to tone down the sheen of the paint, I then did a dry run with the flag draped over the rubble pile: Finally, I placed some pieces of wood - some of which was again supplied with the ruined building wall kit - around the place: I'm still in two minds about the flag at the moment - however it's not fixed so is easily removed. It might help to make my mind up if I give it a bit of an air-brushing and some of my patent 'dust' Thanks for looking in
  8. D-Day Double build.

    This looks interesting, I was always fascinated by the Stirling as a kid - as far as I am aware, no surviving examples of the real thing exist.
  9. Fantastic result, something to be very proud of!
  10. Personal WW1 Group Build: MkIVs & Whippet

    Looking excellent, I've been looking forward to seeing these with their paint on
  11. Dragon Wagon - Its a big 'un!

    I am doing exactly this with the gun crew on my 17-pdr thread if you've not already seen it, just to illustrate what's possible you understand!
  12. More progress this evening. The other side of the big rubble pile was bedded in with bits and pieces of loose rubble, and yet more crushed chinchillas: The walkway was then glued on to the base, with the wall just placed there as a guide. That won't be fixed in until last: Obviously the undulations in the base plate meant that some gentle persuasion was needed in order to keep it from springing up! Looked a bit better with the weight removed, though: Then finally for this evening, I fixed the smaller rubble pile to the base and the walkway, and filled the gaps with yet more Milliput, and a sprinkling of loose brick-slips provided as part of the ruined wall kit: All of which frenetic activity left it looking like this: Thanks for watching, as always
  13. Terrific! Can't wait to see how this looks when all put together!
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