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Lee Chambers

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  1. Cheers Derek,glad you liked it,stay warm !
  2. 1/20 Tamiya Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo

    Thanks ! I guess it's hard not to get ones reflection when taking pics when the lacquer coat is shiny.
  3. 1/20 Tamiya Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo

    Hi guys, this build is now completed, you can see my final reveal in the link below.
  4. This was a dated kit, showing its age in a few places, but overall this was still a great build. I look forward to picking up a few more of these 70's style Formula 1 cars in the future. A later incarnation of this car called the BT46B was banned due to it's controversial ground effect invention, which was a gearbox driven fan that spun at 8000 rpm which although on paper was supposed to help cool the engine, in reality the whole of the engine bay was fully enclosed, thus creating a huge suction that created a massive ground effect advantage over the Lotus which had dominated the season up until the arrival of the "Fan Car". Ultimately, it was banned due to complaints from other drivers and rival teams claiming that the fan was illegal by definition of the rules. Finally, you can see my work in progress of this build in the link below.
  5. Thanks guy's,Merry Christmas i hope santa brings you a few nice kits !!!!
  6. 1/20 Tamiya Brabham BT46 Alfa Romeo

    Hi all, just a quick update on the Brabham Alfa Romeo. I have put a base colour red on the bodywork, the plan is to build the chassis then lacquer the red areas. I have started to add the decals to the upper body and rear fin, as usual Tamiya decals are very thick but with a few coats of X20A thinner they are slowly bedding down, but considering the kit was made in 1979, they have not deteriorated. Once they are all on I can seal them with a 2K clear coat, I have modified the drivers right arm so that he grips the steering wheel better, as before the right arm was too long. I hope to have this build finished by next week.
  7. Thanks for the your interest,i respect your concern regarding the icicles,it was my first attempt at them,and i think i over did them a bit,but i wanted to depict old icicles that had been melting and refreezing and melting and refreezing over a period of a week or so and factor in a bitter gale all make some of the classic shapes go a little off,but that's just my imagination running wild LOL !
  8. I used 5 minute epoxy for the icicles and tried a product called Krycell for the snow from a company called Precision Ice and Snow. As we had nearly a foot of snow where I live this weekend, I thought it was a great opportunity to place the diorama in some fresh snow to give a more realistic background for the photos.
  9. Amazing engineering, took about half an hour to build each leg as there were so many parts involved in their construction. I had a lot of fun putting this kit together, definitely a convert to Bandai kits and I do have a few more in my stash including the new Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon.
  10. Hi guys, this is my first Gunpla build. The kit arrived last week, I spent a few evenings putting it together, my plan is to paint and weather it in Slave 1 colours as a practice for my upcoming Star Wars Slave 1 build.
  11. Hi guys, I never posted this build in the Armour section, only the Dioramas section, so here we are. I built this tank diorama last winter. This is only my second tank build, it's not a bad little kit apart from the rubbish plastic tracks that were a fiddle to build. It was an experiment in modelling ice and snow, I used 5 minute epoxy for the icicles and tried a product called Krycell for the snow from a company called Precision Ice and Snow. Anyway it dragged on far too long and I am glad it's finished, overall I am happy with how it came out. Wear your winter woolies before looking at the pictures, I won't be held responsible for any frostbite claims LOL!You can see my work in progress of this build in the box below. With the recent deluge of snow in the UK, I've taken some new shots of the MiniArt SU-85 diorama I built last winter.
  12. With the recent deluge of snow in the UK, I've taken some new shots of the MiniArt SU-85 diorama I built last winter.
  13. 1/24 Italeri Scania R730 Streamline

    Hi guys, this build is now completed, you can see my final reveal in the box below.
  14. Hi guys, well I got this bad boy finished, not an easy build but I am happy with how it turned out for my first truck build. I weathered it up a bit to avoid the truck looking like a diecast model, also I scratch built the airlines and the air unit to add some realism and airbrushed over some of the decals to tidy up the lines a little. I've also added a few winter snow shots of the Scania. Finally, you can see my work in progress of this build in the box below.
  15. 1/24 Italeri Scania R730 Streamline

    Hi Flipper,well my next post on this truck is going to be the final reveal which should be early next week,i 2k clear coated the basecoat colour then once the decals were on i clear coated them again,i wasn't totally happy with how the decals lined up on the areas around the doors and the rear cab fairings,so i ended up rear masking and airbrushing over some of the decals to get them to line up better. This kit was frustrating to build,if it had been made by Revell or Tamiya it would have been a real joy,the instructions were to my mind wrote by someone who never actually built the kit,poor engineering and poor quality plastic really spoilt this build for me. It would appear that Italeri only wanted the builder to use the coloured plastic body parts and not paint the cab,because it would have been a much easier build to have simply built up the whole model then add the decals and call it a day. Not acceptable for a seasoned model builder,the main problem with the build is a lack of surface area to glue some parts together,for example the top cab were it is supposed to glue to the inner cockpit area around the top bunk bed the glue area is very minimal considering the weight of the top cab with the inner cab roof, as the instruction don't give a clear way of putting this all together. I ended up having to super glue this part together for added strength.The model does look very nice when built,but the red option decals would have been much easier to work with i think.
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