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SimonR last won the day on June 28 2013

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  1. Thanks and respects to your Gt uncle Mike. I think Masterbox (or is it ICM) have done a great job with the figures on this set. Cheers Simon
  2. I think its fair to say some of the early gigs were a bit lively I hit my peak in the late 80's early 90's doing the sleeping rough bit, but still managed to get to 3 gigs on the last tour!! Been to York quite a few times but never been that lucky!!
  3. Brilliant - my first gig was Exeter on the No Rest tour in 85 - I took my eldest son to see Justin on the solo tour in November and he was blown away! Our paths may have crossed at some point! Cheers Si
  4. Cheers goggsy, and well spotted, you must also be a fan to spot that?
  5. Cheers Badder, its good old Norfolk garden mud mixed with PVA - bit grainy but I'll work on this for my next project!! Thanks for the comments, I've only recently got into dioramas again, just got a bit bored of building aircraft and fancied a change! Simon
  6. Cheers for feedback chaps. Well here goes, take 2 with added mud - as you can see Badders I open for dryish mud :-) Any better?
  7. Thanks again guys, my second attempt at creating a muddier terrain is under way so I'll keep you posted!! Cheers Simon
  8. Thanks for the kind words! Yes, really hit home to me when we visited the Somme in 2014 - we are indeed very lucky not to have had to live through that. Cheers Simon
  9. Cheers Corsair! I see what you mean about the terrain - I actually intended this to be somewhere in the Somme but struggled to get the right look, the Somme area is actually very chalky but the lighter stuff I put down didn't really work. But you've given me an idea, the kit comes with 2 identical trench sides and I have some 1/35 ANZACS so may use this section for them with some mods and have another go at the other one for these guys!! Cheers Simon
  10. Hi all, This is my stab at the 1/35 Masterbox 'WW1 British Infantry before the attack' diorama set, fun to build, I hope i've done the kit and the men who went over the top justice. Ive now revised the trench with a simplified muddier terrain, seen new pics below. Cheers Simon PS: the title comes from a song by New Model Army :-)
  11. Waiting for the tanks!!

    Thanks Jim, Ive mainly been building aircraft since I started modelling again and yes, the camera never lies, always picks things up you never see with the naked eye!! Cheers Simon
  12. Waiting for the tanks!!

    Hi Badder, Many thanks for your feedback, ive seen some stunning dioramas, not sure how people do it to that standard to be honest! The little leaves actually came in a Jarvis set of camo netting, but I have seen them on our road and wondered what they were, need to go out and gather some up lol The figures were also assembled sometime in the 90's as well, I just touched the paint up on them, see what you mean about the mould line on the neck though. Anyway, got an unbuilt Tamiya Churchill from the 90's lined up to do next, ill have another go at a base for that one as well. Cheers Simon
  13. Hi all, I originally built this model around 25 years ago and I found it in a box of bits at my mums house, thought I'd have a go at updating it and creating a small dio for it. This is really my first go at a diorama for years so really just a bit of fun, hopefully I'll be able to improve on the next one, and improve my figure painting!! The kit is a Dragon 1/35 Jagdtiger and the figures are Tamiya. The model was originally painted grey all over, so i've re-painted it in camo - theres some bits missing, in fact just found a few bits of spare track to go on the side. Its probably not that accurate, not sure if an MG would have been tripod mounted on a tank, but looks the part! Anyway, see what you think! Cheers Simon
  14. Looks great Pat, come out really well, love the scheme. Ive got same kit in the stash, took it out the other day but just can't get the enthusiasm to start a new build at the moment! Cheers Simon