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  1. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Radar operators position gets some paint, this was hard to paint for some reason, I might have to redo this bit I've also primed the inside and put the first colours down for the main cabin, several tones of grey used so far, just the light is pretty dodgy and it’s not picked up well on the photo. Cheers for looking Dan
  2. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    I'd really like to say that its pure skill and talent but I really would be telling porkies Kirk, its the Eduard set for the Sea King HC4, it comes pre painted fella. Here is the IP Dan
  3. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Started to weather up the main cabin. Also added the really small levers to the overhead consul, quite tricky to do. Enjoy Dan
  4. Jadgtiger

    If you use the fibreglass pencil to clean up post soldering then you don’t need to hide any scrappy soldering it actually removes the overspill solder without damaging the brass it’s that good
  5. Jadgtiger

    Steve, for cleaning up post solder work, grab a fibreglass pencil , it works a real treat. Also really good for cleaning up the brass before you solder and it cleans gluey fingerprints off plastic as a bonus http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/modelcraft-glass-fibre-pencil/568802-1000?glCountry=GB&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_LO8ha3Q1wIVEeEbCh01kQ-7EAQYBCABEgKTbfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds You’ll thank me
  6. Westland Sea King HAS/R 5

    Started on painting the interior, basic blocking in of the colours at this stage. A couple of decals to add to the sea tray, some oil paint weathering and I can think about closing this one up soon ish Dan
  7. 1/72 Fujimi Sea King HAR.3

    I’ve gone down the route of using the Airfix kit to convert it to a HU 5 SAR cab, I’m using the 771Sqn decal sheet from the same company and it’s very well printed. The HAS 3 needs a lot of modification to change it from a RAF to a RN cab but most of the items are in the box. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235023572-westland-sea-king-hasr-5/& Not an impossible job and very enjoyable 771 decals https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MA7267 Cheers Dan
  8. 1/72 Fujimi Sea King HAR.3

    Another option for a sea king https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MA7268
  9. Scorpion and Paras in OP Corporate

    That's turned out really nice Tobby, some great details added, love the diorama base You can improve a few details that you have already added, I used mixed dried herbs on cam nets to represent the garnish patches, just use a little PVA glue and sprinkle a little on to the net. It really adds to the texture and look. Here is my link to a Spartan that I built a few years ago which shows how its done, hopefully some use for a future build. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975507-spartan/ DPM is not the easiest to paint but I would practice a little more with the figures, most of the issues I faced were with getting the shades and colours right, once I found those then it became quite easy to replicate in 35th scale. It also helped that I pulled out my old smock and hung it in the workshop so I could see the patterns. One member has mentioned the weapons and kit you chose for the figures, I think Blackdog resin made a set of Falkland weapons and kit and comes with pretty decent SLR's and some 58 pattern pouches, I have a set somewhere so if I find it I will post some pictures for you but here is a link to the set https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-figures-weapons-ammo-black-dog-bd-f35093?zenid=cf0b7c95d3e1f6556f2146577b9206e3 As for the helmet, I would remove the camouflage straps which are only found on the newer Kevlar type covers and repaint the DPM, in 35th scale the shape is pretty close to the old para type helmet, most of the Para's covered them in DPM cloth and a scrim net during the conflict. Alternately if you can source some WW2 British Para helmets, they were almost the same as the ones used in the Falklands. Hornet make some really nice sets so the link is below. https://www.historexagents.com/shop/hxproductdetail.php?ProductCode=HBH/5 CVRT crew helmets are bit more difficult to get hold of, I've noticed your commander figure is wearing what looks like a IDF helmet? The Dan Dare type that was in service during the conflict is totally different to those and newer British helmets, I believe Castoff made a set a few years ago which came with SMG's , 58 Pattern webbing etc etc but they are now long gone, so finding correct period helmets is really going to be fun. I hope you don't mind me chipping in but I can see you are going for the detail on this build. Cheers Dan
  10. Depends on which era you are modelling? Modern optics have various coatings on them and the only optic I've seen with a blue tint is one of the gunners sights on a T90 which is possibly just a anti reflective coating. Personally I would use transparent green over silver to replicate armoured glass found on tank periscopes, I've never seen a blue periscope lens on any tank yet. Mig Ammo Periscope crystal green is probably one of the best transparent colours I've found (Mig 096) HTH Dan
  11. Very nice indeed
  12. Jadgtiger

    See ... Easy peasy when you have the right tools
  13. RyeField 1/35 Abrams M1A2 TUSK II

    That’s looking great Julian, again as others have said the optics are top notch