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About Meteors

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  1. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone, praise indeed having seen the work you guys are doing! Cheers, Tom
  2. Fine Molds 1/48 X-Wing 'Red 5'

    Really nice, good stuff!
  3. Looks wicked so far, you’ve really done a great job with all those scratch-built parts, can’t wait to see it finished!
  4. Haha, very good! Thanks for the bogie tip, this delay in construction is proving quite handy as everyone is finding those troublesome little issues before me!
  5. Thanks guys! It’s slightly easier the second time around, but still pretty hectic. Amazingly I got five minutes to myself yesterday and managed to glue on the driver’s hatch of my Sherman, so there has been some progress!
  6. Picked this thing up at at Aldi recently here in Oz, so it wasn’t really delivered, but, you know. Looks pretty fun, it even has little lights and sounds! I’m sure it’ll sit in the stash for ages, but it might make a nice change of pace from plastic and vinyl, so it might jump the queue ahead of some other kits I’ve got.
  7. Thanks for the info, guys, if I have any further questions I know where to come first! Might not not be able to provide an update for a while, we had our second child arrive on Saturday night, so it’s all go on the baby front around here. I’m sure I’ll get to stick some plastic together in the next couple of weeks though!
  8. Hey guys, I did a quick build of the mini falcon. I really liked his little kit, wish I’d picked up a Star Destroyer one when my LHS had them. It’s so tiny, here it is next to my Falcon fridge magnet beer bottle opener: And just for fun here it as the cover of the Sculpting the galaxy book: If you’ve seen these and wonder if you should grab one then I heartily recommend that you do! Cheers, Tom
  9. So I’ve finally got some work done. I managed to do the first three pages, which comprises making the bottom part of the hull, sticking lots of little bits on the front and back ends, and doing some of the little wheels. So, let’s have a look. Here she is from the front. The wheels aren’t glued on so I can’t paint them seperately. Lovely fit on everything so far. Heres the back end: Cut that right hand axle bit too close to the sprue and made a bit of a mess of it, but it won’t be seen so it’s not too bad. There’s also this weird vent bit that goes up and down. Not really sure of the point of that, but here it is in its different positions. Just noticed those ejector pin marks there. I’m guessing it won’t be seen too much either, so nevermind! And for my little diorama I picked up these! Hopefully I can find the time to do some more this weekend! Cheers, Tom
  10. Nice, cheers mate, been eyeing up those kits for a bit now!
  11. Ooh, let’s have some pics of that HK.
  12. Thanks, Badder. Hopefully we can just lump it in together!
  13. Hi guys, A month ago I had spinal surgery, and my wife is expecting our second child any day now, so why not start another model kit! I shoved aside a half finished Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper, shelved a half done DeLorean time machine, cleaned up the bench and got ready to dive into this group build. I’ll be making the Tamiya Easy Eight for this one. I saw that Badder was doing this one too, and was happy to see he’s doing the winter whitewash, something I wasn’t too keen on as this is only my second ever tank build. I watched ‘Fury’ for some inspiration, and whilst it was pretty dumb there was one scene that inspired me. There’s a bit where they’re driving along and some Jerries ambush them from behind a row of trees with some sort of rocket launcher. I thought this would make a nice little diorama, so I just need to decide whether I’ll go with the rural setting, which could cause difficulty with the trees and bushes, etc, or go with an urban style ambush with crumbling walls and all sorts of debris and stuff. I’m going to pop to the LHS at lunch today to see what’s available. Anyway, here’s a pic of the clean desk at the start of the build, supervised as always by the The Big Chap. Looking forward to tucking into this one! Cheers! Tom
  14. Primer for brushing

    I haven't used it on any large areas or for a whole model like a tank or spaceship, I've mainly used it on small pieces of equipment that I forgot about or needed to be done separately. I've found one coat does nicely as a simple primer, though I was using lighter colours than black, but I would imagine that a black would probably be good for shading too. See if you can pick up one of the small 17 ml bottles as a tester.