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  1. G'day All, This is my latest completion, Italeri's 1/9 Manx Norton. Not a bad kit TLAR to me when finished and is as close as I'll ever get to owning a real Manx Norton. Brush painted with Humbrol and Tamiya enamels. No apologies for the pic's, they are spot on to my usual crappy standard! Cheers, Devo
  2. Click for full article The Protar (Italy) 1/9th scale Montesa Cota 247 trials bike is no ordinary plastic kit. Despite its age, it ranks as an engineering masterpiece. For example, the steering head and wheel axles, although made of plastic (some later motorcycle kits have such items in metal) they screw into place. The plastic is strong enough to take the torque that I sometimes found necessary to apply with pliers to finish the screwing in. The flexible plastic chain works (after a fashion). That is, when the rear wheel turns, the chain rotates and turns a sprocket hidden under the engine cover. Even the suspension works! Full article on my web site: Viva Protar
  3. Larger image Not really an armoured fighting vehicle, but I guess it goes in this section. This is the Italeri 1/9th scale Triumph 3HW of World War 2. Building this kit taught me something that I sort of knew already and I find it a bit disturbing. It is that there was something radically primitive about the engineering design of motorcycles of this era. (Even my first trials bike, a 250cc Greaves of the 1960s, incorporated design elements that no rational mind would include on a trials bike.) It is not just that this or that component shows signs of being added as an afterthought. It is as if everything, from the bottom up, has been added as an afterthought. For more, see Mentioned in dispatches on my web site. (Not safe for work because Dawn is showing a boob in some photos.)
  4. Tank girl 1/9th scale resin

    Leftenant Aluminium here with my new 1/9th scale 'tank girl' made of the hard plastic unaccountably known as 'resin.' More pictures and description on this page of my web site: https://everardcunion.wordpress.com/plastic-models-land-vehicles/#TankGirl
  5. Just a few in progress shots of my MFH Brough Superior
  6. Hi guys, this is the final reveal for the T-800 Terminator. It was a much easier build than I had expected, really enjoyed building this kit, I had a blast tinkering with the lighting and taking the photos. I welcome any comments and/or criticism, thanks for viewing.
  7. Here is my Spring build, "I'll be BACK!".
  8. Ed-209 vinyl

    Hi chaps. I've decided it's high time I started a sci-fi build. I'm not going to reveal straight away what it is yet, but I'm going to give you lot a chance to guess what it is. It's rather iconic, I think, and harks from the 80's. I'll give you a clue..... Hope I haven't made it too easy. Feel free to have as many guesses as you like. Matt
  9. This is a Halloween fun build, I based the diorama on Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow movie. The kit tree was looking far too small so I added a bit more height to it and added some flickering amber LED's to the pumpkins, definitely a bit of fun to build.
  10. Iron Man Model repaint

    Hi guys I'm looking at repaint my Dragon Models Iron Man and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good paint to get that nice red metallic look. I'm not to fussed about the gold and silver I think I will look at the alclad colours although I welcome any advice on these as I've never really painted any kind of metallic look before thanks Sam
  11. I bought this kit off eBay last year however I only decided to build it a few weeks ago. It's a nice little kit, lots of seams to tidy up especially around the neck area but plenty of crisp detail for a relatively old kit from the 80's. I had a plan of doing my own style of paint for the skin tones using an automotive custom paint as can be seen from the pictures. I used an Alclad black gloss base coat followed by the pearlescent white paint and then I put a candy fools gold followed by a candy red and then a candy blue, as can be seen from the pictures it gives a quite unusual skin tone effect that mimics an amphibious type of skin tone. I wasn't happy with the look of the tail so I adjusted it to look as if the creature was swinging it back ready to sweep its prey of its feet, this gave it a better look than the original which was just straight out the back. I am very happy with the look of my custom paint job on the beasties skin but I also wanted to retain the original dark on screen look without overdoing the new paint scheme. I think I struck a pretty good balance, don't look at the pictures in the dark LOL!
  12. This is a limited edition resin kit that I preordered last July as a Christmas present for my sister. 1,000 unpainted kits were released in December and a further 1,000 factory painted kits will be released in April this year and that's the last of the production. My resin kit was number 1 of the 1,000 released and it arrived the week before Christmas so I cracked on with the build. It all went together really easy but I have never painted any type of resin figurines before. I painted Dorothy's ruby slippers with silver base followed by some automotive 0.50mm silver metal flake and then a couple of coats of ruby candy red. This gave the effect as in the movie that the slippers sparkle in the light. Also I added some dry grass effect from a previous diorama to the scarecrow. I then added a RGB LED which gives the effect of morphing colours from red to green to blue, I placed this LED behind the figures and I was pleased with the effect. My sister loved it and I hope the Wizard of Oz fans enjoy the pictures!
  13. Italeri - 1/9 - Norton Manx 500cc

    Just browsing Hannants and came across this: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/IT4602 Andrew
  14. Hi I am hoping for some advice. I recently bought a 1/9th scale Testors Harley Davidson FXSTC softail from Ebay. Unfortunately the tyres are missing. I've contacted Testors and Italeri but neither has any replacement tyres. Does anyone know where I might be able to get some 1/9th scale tyres for this model or how I might be able to replace them? Many thanks if anyone can offer any advice Danyel
  15. A re-issue from Italeri: 1:9 MV Agusta 500

    Seen on Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/IT4630 Andrew
  16. Hey again folks, This is a bust I completed just before Christmas for my local IPMS club Christmas competition, he got 2nd place which I was mightily chuffed with considering the quality of the other work on show from the aircraft and armour modellers, not forgetting the pesky ship diorama that got 1st place (well deserved I may add, it was a cracking diorama and even made last month's Airfix mag). Anyhoo, the bust is from Model Cellar and is entitled Over The Top. He is sold as a Captain of The Gloucester Regt but I've reworked him slightly to depict a Captain of The Norfolk Regt, to give him a more local feel. The base and cap badge were purchased seperately and the barbed wire, poppy and parchment were scratch built. He is painted mostly in water mixable oils over acrylic base coat with the exception of the helmet which was airbrushed in acrylics so that I could try some chipping effects for the first time. Comments and critique are most welcome, as always, for both the model and the photography (I'm still learning, as I'm sure we all are) Thanks for tuning in. Cheers, Billy
  17. Dragon 1/9 Iron Man Mk XLII

    I have an obsession about Iron Man. I'm not sure what it is, possibly Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, I'm not sure. All I know is that I have what some may consider a strange obsession with him. I have built the Moebius Iron Man kit (MKVI) which I fitted with LEDs so that his hands, eyes and arc reactor lit up. I then built the MKVII by Dragon which didn't go so great, the paint was a little gloopy and I enjoy brush painting and tried to brush paint Iron Man but it didn't work out very well. He looks great from a distance but, close up, he looks a bit ropey. So, when the latest Dragon Iron Man appeared in my (semi)local modelshop, I couldn't resist. The MK XLII is an absolutely stunning kit. The pieces looked great even on the sprue when I opened the box in the shop. I don't have these pictures because I didn't think that far ahead at the time. The kit fits together nicely, the front body armour and back body armour took a little persuading when trying to click them together over the 'skeleton' but once I managed it, it looks great. One good thing about doing a few different Iron Man kits is that I was able to learn by trial and error of what worked and what didn't. I knew that brushes didn't give a clean enough effect. I have already said about my obsession with Iron Man so I wanted him to look good. I chose Tamiya sprays for MK XLII but did not spray the pieces before I assembly. I've realised since then that might have been a better idea. Any way, It's not far from finished but still requires masking on both legs and one arm and the spraying finished. Until then, here he is...Dragon 1/9 MKXLII Iron Man from Marvel Studio's, Iron Man 3. I hope you like him. I am buying more masking tape this weekend so I can finally get him finished.
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