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About Dermo245

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  1. IPMS Ireland Nationals 2017 - some pics

    And a few more as promised... IMG_6236 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6237 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6238 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6240 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6239 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6261 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6265 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6268 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6270 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6272 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6274 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6276 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6277 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6279 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr IMG_6283 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Loads more in the gallery if you're interested, thanks for looking! Cheers, Dermot
  2. RN Dauphin 2

    One of my favourite Dauphin builds - talk about a silk purse and all that.... Cheers, Dermot
  3. Revell 1/72 EC-145 Helicopter

    Very nice build and finish, love it. Can never have enough helis on the forum! Dermot
  4. Hurricane coming tomorrow

    In Dublin myself as well but have some friends and relations in West Kerry - just heard on the radio about 90mph gusts around Valentia Island
  5. Hurricane coming tomorrow

    Stay safe out there everyone and listen to the advice of the emergency services. I'm home from work with the kids and juggling work emails.....with some sneaky time at the hobby bench Oh and hoping our garden trampoline survives the day... Dermot
  6. Hi all, So these kits were built by my two sons (9 & 12) for the recent IPMS Ireland Nationals where they managed to scoop themselves Gold and Bronze respectively in the Juniors class. Myself and the missus are so proud of the boys as it's their first ever model builds and it's not normally their kind of thing. First up, Tom's bronze U-Wing. In terms of build, he painted some of the engine rear deck and engines with acrylics and the interior cabin and seats too. The guns got a coat of Steel.. Tom's_Revell_U_Wing Tom's_Revell_U_Wing (3) I then explained to Tom about how to do a wash to bring out the detail - this is lots of Flory Models dark dirt just wiped off after an overnight soak (we didn't Klear the model) And yes, the lights still work! Tom's_Revell_U_Wing (4) And the base he made for it - I printed out his chosen concrete design and he cut and glued it to an Ikea frame. Tom's_Revell_U_Wing (5) And with his winning gong.. Tom's_Revell_U_Wing (1) Hugh built Poe Dameron's X Wing from Force Awakens. Again, he painted some of the engine parts and I gave him a 1/72 pilot to paint which i superglued into the cockpit. (c'mon Revell, kids need crew for these fighters!) Hugh's_Revell_X_Wing_1 Hugh's_Revell_X_Wing_ (1) Hugh's_Revell_X_Wing_ (2) He then also gave it a wash but with Flory Models Grime wash. For his base, Hugh wanted to recreate the lake on Takodana from the movie so he used the toilet paper and white glue tip we found here on the Diorama forum. It's not that hard but just needs patience in leaving it to dry. He the gave it a good lashing of acrylic paints using green, black and brown followed by Klear. I then cut some coat hanger wire for him and stuck it in (the weekend's excitement means it needs a repair hence the blue-tac) Hugh's_Revell_X_Wing_ (4) Hugh's_Revell_X_Wing_ (5) And with his gong... Hugh's_Revell_X_Wing_ (6) And that's it. I must admit without any prizes, the lads were really excited to see their models on display with a host of other junior entries, right beside the 'Grown ups' table of super-detailed, super-builds. I don't know if the modelling bug has bitten either of them but they had plenty of fun and some good memories. Sorry about the pic-heavy post. Cheers, Dermot
  7. Flanker STGB chat

    Thanks Dave
  8. IPMS Ireland Nationals 2017 - some pics

    Cheers Chief and loving the new profile pic! Speaking of pics, some more highlights from last weekend.. Will stick up some more from Ships and Sci Fi in a bit. Cheers, Dermot
  9. Apologies for not flagging this one well before now....too preoccupied getting ready for it! The IPMS Ireland Nationals 2017 was held last weekend in Dublin - a great show with entries well-up on 2016 and modellers drawn from all across the island and beyond. Standard gets better every year. It was the first time my two sons entered a model competition and they each came home with a medal - gold & bronze in the Juniors class for their Star Wars X-wing and U-wing. They were thrilled! Following is just a small selection of some of the great work on display and I'll post some armour and others in a follow-up post. IMG_6066 IMG_6094 IMG_6093 IMG_6101r IMG_6106 IMG_6107 IMG_6113 IMG_6125 IMG_6124 IMG_6142 IMG_6153 IMG_6161 IMG_6155 IMG_6163 IMG_6164 IMG_6166 Working lights and screens in this Moonraker set......unreal.. IMG_6167 IMG_6168 Cheers, Dermot
  10. Lockheed NP-3D (EATS) Orion: VX-30

    Oh yes, like that very much Ray. Have a friend who flew them for the Dutch Navy - must get around to building one someday. Dermot
  11. Love it Tony and another 'Cat to be proud of Really makes me want to crack open one and start into a build! Dermot
  12. Revell Victor

    Nice one, turned out great Dermot
  13. Flanker STGB chat

    me too!
  14. Revell Star Wars Snowspeeder

    Very very nice work on that one. Dermot