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  1. AK Resin Texturizer

    Hi all. Got a curiosity about this product by AK Interactive. https://ak-interactive.com/product/texturizer-acrylic-resin/ Could this be used to make small parts when poured into a mould? I sent an email to AK but they never responded. I have green stuff, and could get milliput, but trying to work it into all the details of a mould and get it to come out looking well its very hit and miss. Thanks in advance. Gaz
  2. MG Jesta Gundam.

    So my Jesta, it's my first resin conversion and was mostly fun to do but not without its trials and I'm not overly happy with the end result, so would like to know what you think to it. The wings are a kotobukiya msg set the outer is a SIDE3 resin kit and the gun is a own custom bash and probably the part I like most.
  3. Products of Metallic Details is in stock: 1/144 Detailing set for Airbus A319 Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the engines, fold chassis, sensors, winglets, wipers of the aircraft. Recommended for Revell kit. Detailing set for Tu-144 Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Recommended for ICM kit. Detailing set for Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Recommended for Zvezda kit. 1/48 Detailing set for I-185 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Ark Models Detailing set for Su-2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for Po-2/U2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: ICM Air intake grilles for Su-27 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Academy Detailing set for B-29 Resin & photo etched parts. 4 x Engine, 8 x Compressor exhaust, 2 x Landing gear bays. Recommended for kit: Revell/Monogram Detailing set for He-219 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Tamiya Detailing set for Yak-9 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Modelsvit Detailing set for Folland Gnat T.1 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Airfix Ejection Seat K-36 D/DM Resin & photo etched parts. The set has 2 seats with the possibility to assemble the chairs in variants K-36D and K-36DM. These seats are installed on the aircraft such as the Su-27, MiG-29, Tu-160 etc. Detailing set for Po-2 mod. LNB/VS Resin & photo etched parts. The set contains 2 dashboards for the pilot and navigator for the aircraft Po-2 modifications LNB (light night bomber)and VS (Soviet Air Force plane connection). In addition, the kit contains parts for assembly and device for forming 2 spoked wheels with tires (original size 700x120 mm). Detailing set for Pe-2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for Zvezda kit. Set contains parts for detailing the interior and exterior of the aircraft. Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. The base with the bolts/nuts has a fixture to bend. The thickness of the metal - 0.3 mm. The diameter of the bolt head, nut - 0,86 mm. The bolt is threaded on its end. Detailing set for B-29, flaps Photo etched parts. Recommended for Revell/Monogram kit. Set contains parts for detailing exterior of the aircraft. 2 sheets - 270*126 mm, 1 sheet - 270*70 mm Nose cone for Su-27 The nose cone for model aircraft Su-27 by Academy. Designed for correcting the shape of the nose cone. Nose cone for MiG-23 The nose cone for model aircraft MiG-23 by Trumpeter. Designed for correcting the shape of the nose cone. 1/72 FuG-200 Photo etched parts. Detailing set for Su-27 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for T-50 PAK-FA Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for B-29 Resin & photo etched parts. 4 x Engine, 8x Compressor exhaust,2 x Landing gear bays. Recommended for kit: Academy Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. 1/48 & 1/72 Machine gun sights Photo etched parts 1/35 Soviet tanks set 1 Photo etched parts. The universal set for Soviet tanks of the II World War (IS-1, IS-2, SU-100, ISU-152, T-34). Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. The base with the bolts/nuts has a fixture to bend. The thickness of the metal - 0.3 mm. The diameter of the bolt head, nut - 0,86 mm. The bolt is threaded on its end. German grenades M39 and M24 Photo etched and resin parts. Kit contains 5 resin Eihandgranate M39, 5 resin Stielhandgranaten 24, 2 boxes to transport both types of grenades Soviet grenades F1 and RGD-5 Photo etched and resin parts. Kit contains 5 resin grenades F1, 5 resin grenades RGD-5, 4 resin capacity with UZRGM fuses, 2 boxes to transport both types of grenades (14*9 mm) Soon 1/48 B-24 Liberator. Engines Resin parts.4 x Engine Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp, 4 x Supercharger. Number of parts - 148. Recommended for Revell/Monogram kit.
  4. Sources: http://www.marshmodels.com/main.asp?s=Aerotech http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/news.html Source: http://speedbirds.blogspot.be/2007/09/supermarine-s5.html V.P.
  5. Perhaps one of the best Alien Garage kits ever produced,The Aqua Alien from Resurrection,a film that many regard as the low point of the franchise(I kinda like it)This is another 20+year owned kit,did have a go at it back in the day but the end result was pretty dire,So into the box of shame it went! Added a few extra details to the back wall. Cheers Andy
  6. Ardpol is to release very soon a 1/72nd Podlaska Wytwórnia Samolotów PWS-24 resin kit - ref.72073 Sources: http://ardpolmodels.com.pl/pws-24-polski-samolot-pasazerski-w-skali-172/ http://ardpolmodels.com.pl/produkt/72-073-pws-24/ V.P.
  7. I have a vague recollection of buying this mail order from Comet miniatures,When it was on sale,Its that long ago now,I am more than likely wrong,The actual design,I believe ,is based on an early Giger design for Alien 3,although since building it,it reminds me of the Alien in Covenant,especially once I re-positioned the head (it was originally pointing down and forward) I was trying to go for a sort of Ivory carving,antiquity,statue, feel to this piece. I had never been overly impressed with this figure,but now its built and painted I kind of like it,Funny how thing turn out Cheers Andy
  8. 1/48th X-15A-2

    This is a bit of strange place for me to be in as I normally live in the GB section. A scary new place to explore! This is a build I started sometime ago for the Prototype, Experimentals, World Firsts & Record Breakers GB (that’s a mouth fully!) and for various reasons I was not able to complete. Now as a sort of Mojo restorer she’s back on the workbench. I’ve attached the link to the first part of the build for those interested. I had gotten to the stage where I was ready to fit the new mounts for the wings and elevators. These were to be pinned in place rather than trying to use the tiny resin stubs supplied on the kit parts. This would help give everything the strength it needed plus make sure everything was aligned correctly and at the right angle! Ok with the new mounts for the wings and tail done it was time to fit these. I needed to make sure that these new mounts were perfectly square with the body. The moulded mounts on the model were out quite a bit! The front mounts were off by nearly 5mm from one side to the other. The rear mounts for the elevators was I though correct at the time but it ended up being 3mm too high! Unfortunately I didn’t find this out until I’d glued the fuselage together! At this stage I also modified the lower rudder leading edge. During the early flights this rudder was longer and similar in shape to the upper one. Later on it was reduced in length and the leading edge squared off. This wasn’t the easiest of jobs to do as only the front 10mm had the new beveled shape, and everything had to be square as well. It came out pretty nicely in the end. The speed brakes will be closed on her but the insides these lower ones can be seen so I’m going to have to add details here. The model supplied parts are pretty poorly made (white metal and “off cast” resin) so I’ll have to scratch build this area. Not a big job just time consuming. Now the cockpit. I still not quite sure if I’ll leave the canopy open or closed, a lot will depend on if I stuff it up or not! The detail is a bit on the basic side but I’m not going to go too crazy here, just some careful painting and a few small extras. Luckily I have the Aerofax book on the X-15 to help out, it’s a great reference manual. With the basic work done on the cockpit I could close up the fuselage….and what a fun task that was! CA glue was no go for this stage as it dries too quickly (even the Gel stuff for this sort of work), and there was a bit of aligning required as the nose was slightly warped. So the Epoxy resin was pulled out, funnily enough I could have sworn the last time I used it it was the 5 minute type and not the 24 hour type I had in my hand?? I got the fuselage together eventually along with covering everything in epoxy. It was put aside to dry. While it was drying I found the 5 minute epoxy, now I was worried, I had a feeling the stuff I used was VERY old! Two days later it still hadn’t dried properly and the entire nose has moved to one side! The only thing that saved this now was that the epoxy hadn’t set, so I was able to carefully split the fuselage. The only time I’ve been glad for really thick resin fuselages. Once I’d removed all the old stuff and re-cleaned up the fuselage, it was re-glued with the 5 minute epoxy. This cured nicely and everything remained in it’s right place. Then some careful sanding back and she was done. I forgot to take photos of all this fun and games. Inbetween this I managed to almost finish the auxiliary tanks, they're now finally round and not oval. I now just have to start adding all the detail to them. (ones on the left are before filling and re-scribed, one in right are complete). With the fuselage done the upper rudder was fitted. The airbrakes will be closed on her, these were fitted later along with the Helium bottle that sits behind the rudder. It was around this stage I found out that the elevator were in the wrong position, luckily with a bit of “keyhole’ surgery I managed to get them in the right position, as seen here. I need to rebuild/make the fairing section where the elevator meet the fuselage. The main skids were fitted now as well, as I’ll be using the trolley at the rear these skid are in their flight position. It’s a strange combination on resin skid and white metal support here, namely to support the weight of the model. The support was actually too thin, it now sits on some plastic card so it’s at the right height. I still need to make the hinges for the struts, these will be from plastic rod and card. The cockpit is actually starting to look quite good, this is just the basic painting, I have a lot more to do here. ..and finally all together. The wings and elevators are just slide in place for the moment, but she’s starting to look really nice. Most of the re-scribing has been complete since these photos and the upper rudder is nearly completed. I’m really starting to enjoy this build, apart for a few errors a faults it’s a really nice model to build. I should be ready to paint her by the end of my next break.
  9. Well this is a totally unplanned GB for me and it’s only by chance I’ve decided to join. This baby just happened to show up on evilBay for the right price and I just couldn’t help myself, plus I’m a huge fan resin especially resin from Collect-Aire, I presently have quite a collection which I do hope to build…one day. So for this GB I’ve got the Ultimate Badass beast, the X-15A-2! She has held the absolute speed record for a manned aircraft for 50 years! Set in 1967 by William J. “Pete” Knight at 4519mph/7274km/h (Mach 6.72) at 102,100ft/31,120m, and a record that still remains for this type of aircraft! This is a typical Collect-Aire model (well better moulded than some releases!!) with some lovely details parts, the wheels suffer a wee bit form excessive resin flash but they’re easy to sort out. The white metal bits are some of the nicest I’ve seen. She comes with 2 vacform canopies (opps forgot photo) and a resin one which requires clear acrylic windows to be fitted (supplied. The decals are nice but I probably won’t use most of the as I planned to do her in her White Ablative scheme which she set all her records in. I won’t unfortunately be able to start her until the end of May due to work commitments but I intend to take some time off after that so I should be able to get her done.
  10. I originally intended to also build the Eduard (Zvedzda) 1/48 La-5 and the Modelsvit 1/72 Su-7 in this GB. But considering my abmisal track record in finishing my GB participation last year of 0%, I made a tough decision in just building the 1/32 Special Hobby Yak-3. When I ordered the Begemot decals for the Yak-3, I also purchased the 1/72 Prop & Jet La-5F resin kit from the same seller (not really knowing what to expect) as the price was right. The kit arrived yesterday and upon opening it, it was written all over "build me .... build me" and it would be rood not doing so specially as we don't have a Lavochkin Fighter in the GB yet. And what a smashing kit it is. I thought S.B.S. models are the ultimate resin kits, but this kit is equal or even better with unbelievable surface detail. If all fits as well as it looks it will be a winner. and as an extra bonus, the kit is also made in Russia! I have to say that the whole package has a very professional feel to it. There is only one problem .... which scheme to choose. At the end I selected the aircraft from Major Pyotr Nikiforovich Belyasnik who scored nine individual and 17 group victories flying with 126 IAP, but none of them on this aircraft. I wanted to make an aircraft with victory stars painted on it. Also the old style stars on the grey camouflage look different and the presentation script is an extra bonus. And there is even a good picture of this aircraft taken during 1943. Once again, there is more information on these pages. This build will be a good reason to read Learstang's book on the Lavochkin Fighters I purchased last year Cheers, Peter
  11. Ritchie's F-4D

    Well, since my Mirage seems to have stallen, I'd thought I'd try this for a change.....a kit bought in 1984. it will be built as Richie''s plane on the morning of his 5th kill. decals will be ancient microscale, with a black box cockpit, aires 'cans and wheel wells and seamless suckers intakes. with some Eduard added for good measure. Some serious thinning on the wing bottom.....I was warned and the same for the wheelwell....paperthin......... Top of the cockpit sides, I cut an L shape out of the edge so it would fit..... Left hand side right hand side Tub, the black marks are where some machining will be done so the nosewheel well will fit. 'burner cans.......must take better pictures, as the bluing doesn't really show up inside of the 'cans
  12. 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
  13. CAC Boomerang/Wirraway Wheels 1:48 CMK by Special Hobby With the recent re-release of the Special Hobby Wirraway, reviewed here, it's natural that they should produce these wheels to improve detail for the kit, as well as its stablemate, the Boomerang, which shared the same wheel type. The set arrives in a card backed bag, with the instructions visible in green behind the parts, and everything held together by a single staple near the centre. The main wheels have a block tread and subtle weighting at the bottom, where the pouring block is attached, with the new tail wheel similarly attached, next to the replacement strut that supports it. Review sample courtesy of
  14. Junkers Ju-88A-1/5/c-2/4 & A-4 Wheels 1:48 CMK from Special Hobby With the profusion of new Ju-88 kits coming out in 1:48, together with those already available CMK have issued two sets of wheels in their Quick & Easy range as drop-in replacements to kit parts to speed your build, whilst adding some additional detail. Each set arrives in a card backed bag, with the instructions visible in green behind the parts, and everything held together by a single staple near the centre. Junkers Ju-88A-1/5/c-2/4 Early (Q48273) Containing the main wheels and mudguard-equipped tail wheel for early 88s, all of which have a subtle weighting to the bottom, without overdoing it. The Continental logo and type details are embossed on the sidewalls, with a straight tread running perpendicular to the direction of travel. Casting blocks are on the bottom for the main wheels, while the tail wheel has a series of tubes with flash between then to reduce both the effort and clean-up needed to remove them from their block. Junkers Ju-88A-4 Late (Q48274) Containing the main wheels and mudguard-equipped tail wheel for late 88A-4s, all of which have a subtle weighting to the bottom, without overdoing it. The tyres have raised radial treads, which meet on the contact patch, running perpendicular to the direction of travel. Casting blocks are on the bottom for the main wheels, while the tail wheel has a series of tubes with flash between then to reduce both the effort and clean-up needed to remove them from their block. Yes, these two descriptions are very similar, but with good reason. Review sample courtesy of
  15. Hi Folks, In among my other work, I decided to do this rather beautifully cast Bust of a Barbarian/Warrior. Only two parts (the body and the shield with sword attached). Supplied from Model Display Products. This is going to be given to one of my bosses at work (couldn't hurt, eh? ) as she is a very talented artist in her spare time with a penchant for Barbarians. Paints are mainly Acrylics (predominantly Lifecolor and a couple of Tamiya) with metallics by AK Interactive (their tubes of metallic waxes) and some Alclad Pale Gold (brush painted over gloss black acrylic). Any and all comments and questions are welcomed. Here are a selection of views: Thanks for Looking Kev
  16. Hi Chaps, Well I have never managed 2 in a GB before but here I am going for number 3. I'm not sure if I'll finish as I'm on holiday for the start of July and I'm away for work 1 week as well so only really 2 weeks to get this done. Its been to the top of the pile a few times and gone under again but with 3 weeks left its about the only 1 I'm likely to get done before the deadline. This has been in my stash for many years as I thought it was the twin engined one when I bought it and was probably a bit disapointed when it arrived. The other ARBA kit I has was the Gloster Whittle which I built back in 2006 and was a great kit for its time. Special Hobby brought the Whittle out soon after so this will prompt some mainstream guys to produce it. The box, also seen with a picture on the lid. I built the Airfix Bedford MWD last week while deciding whether to start this or a Meteor. Fills the box or would do if it was a smaller box! 6 pieces of resin, 11 bits of pewter and 2 canopies. How hard can it be................! Will make a start this week end. Colin W
  17. We have 3 new conversion sets for the 1/48th Zvezda Bf109G-6 from Vector Resin. See http://www.neomega-resin.com/bf-109g-6-detail-sets-150-c.asp VDS48110 Bf 109G-6 Erla cowlings £12.50 VDS48111 Bf 109G-6 MTT/WNF cowling £12.50 VDS48112 Bf 109G-6/14 exterior £14.50
  18. Wheel Replication

    I'm considering trying to replicate wheels for an older HEMTT kit I have (the Tanker, which doesn't seem to exist anywhere anymore). I currently have a set of resin ones I'm using on another M977, but these are actually too small in diameter to be entirely correct. Since the DEF wheels I was looking at were both expensive and snapped up almost instantly, I've looked into the possibility of creating moulds of the tyres and hubs from the Italeri M1120, which I also have. I've never done casting before so I'm a little unsure as to the process. I don't really have the ability to buy all of those pressure components and stuff, but I've been looking at this product: http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/inicio/545-silicone-putty-300gr.html Been wondering what would be easy stuff to pour into it, and what the best way to cast these wheels would be. I've considered assembly of the tyres and hubs, then making three moulds for each of the types. Its how to position the wheels in the mould that I'm wondering about. A single piece mould would provide the best result but, trying to get the wheel out again (I considered adding a small stick to create a channel) is something I'm not sure about. A two piece mould could work but, I don't know how I could pour a liquid into both and get a good result ultimately. Any advice on this would be much appreciated Gaz
  19. So, firstly after a D almost out of the box in Vallejo model & metal color, And secondly a B with some tweaks finished in AK Interactive products, Here we have the third and the most intensive build (details & paintwise) so far.... May I present my latest finished build from the WIP thread. So we have another D, well used and weary end of tour cat from vf-213, finished in Mr Color laquers, some details with Mr Hobby Aq and the metal areas with alclad. The shades are all pretty much self explanatory, but any questions please feel free to ask, or check the WIP. So build wise its had the following upgrades: Dream model advanced etch set. Quickboost Resin front U/C doors. Bombs, missiles and lantirn pylon all from Hasegawa weapon sets. Aftermarket vf213 decals. Tweaks to base kit: To change the look I cut and repositioned the front gear leg. TCS lens hollowed out. Reworked empty 138 rail. Fuel dump drilled out And then from my resin casting project: Bombracks GE exhaust nozzles Ventral fins Wheels Sidewinder nose cap. With a bit of stretched black sprue. Lantirn pod. Probably missed some small things... Things on the build that could be better- 1: Front U/C doors warped/out of alignment. 2: Decals - They gave alot of headaches, as they were cheap chinese. Only bits that got used in the end were the lion heads and the black bits - tail lions and 101 numbers. The rest was a strange shade of grey and out of register, so the Remainder (ie stencils etc) came from the kit boxtop low viz VF2 option. On Top of that the Carrier name had to be handpainted as decals were too light, and the vf213 on the ventral fins had to be made up from spares as wasn't included. 3: Canopy. Nicked the clear gauzy dip coat during handling whilst working with the etch bits inside. Touched it up and polished/blended but still not perfect. 4: Tail arrestor hook needed shortening. (Fault present on previous two builds, will correct for all future builds) 5: Resin exhaust tube one is warped/bubbled inside. Good points - 1: Really happy with the paintjob. I did the 'touch ups' last after the decals to cover bits of them to make it more realistic. (Also helped to blend the hand painted carrier name) I left them higher contrast, and then after all the varnishes and weathering they toned down to the right level. On the previous B/vf101, I did the 'touch ups' as part of the initial paint job to look 'right'. But then after varnishes/decals/weathering they pretty much disappeared. 2: Errr, thats about it. Enjoy! Update pics (RBF tag and nozzles dirtied inside more) Original pics Internals with flash: The pack so far and a few comparing the two 'replacement' nozzles used so far: Thanks for looking!
  20. Hi Chaps Sorry this is a bit of a late start but I have been busy finishing a flying boat thats been on the go for a while. Half my stash will fit into this group build so I may try and do a few. Here is my starter model. I built the Attacker many years ago from Magna resin kit then when the CA kit came out I bought a few to do the various sub models of Attacker. My first was the Supermarine 521 better known as the HP88 which I did in 2007. This model had an interesting life but was eventually sold to Ian of Herritage Aviation and used as a master for his resin kit. I have one of these so might do it as part of the GB if I progress well enough. Here is the 510 in the Chobam Hall at Yeovilton in 2012 My plan is to use a standard Attacker for the main parts but I have found a vacform tail off a Contrial Tu95 in the spares bin which I will use for the wing. Wing sweep etc is about right so its a shame not to use it. I have made a start cutting out the wings and a printed the decals in advance when I made the serials for my last model. Here goes Colin
  21. I did not plan to build this model, I got the kit accidentally and all of a sudden found myself building it The plane was conceived as a fast light bomber and reconnaissance plane. To obtain high speed and good aerodynamics, it was powered by two M-103 inline engines in tandem in a fuselage nose, driving two contra-rotating coaxial three-blade propellers. The design had quite unusual look, with long fuselage nose and a crew cab moved rearwards, towards double tailfin. Wings had a fighter-like form and their span was rather short. The VVIA under Bolkhovitinov was enlarged to tackle the expected problems in the design of the Bolkhovitnov S. The rear engine was geared to two high-speed shafts which passed either side of the forward engine to drive the rear propeller gearbox, whilst the forward engine and gearbox drove the forward propeller via shaft through the middle of the rear propeller gearbox. The structure of the S was predominantly light alloy stressed skin, the wing having two spars with heavy flush-rivetted upper and lower skins, and the fuselage built up from pre-formed upper, lower, and side panels attached to four longerons to give a strong but relatively simple structure to build. A total of 29 electrical actuators drove the Fowler Flaps, undercarriage, (rotating 90deg to lie flat in the wing), exit flap of the large common radiator duct, and many other services. The tail unit consisted of twin fins with rudders attached to the tips of the tailplane, variable geared elevators and separate servo and trim tabs on elevators, and rudders. Detail design of the aircraft began in 1937 and construction in July 1938. The first prototype S-1 was built in 1939, but it was made in order to evaluate an airframe only and therefore was powered by only one engine M-103. It was unarmed and fitted with a fixed skid landing gear. It first flew on January 29, 1940, with B.N. Kudrin at the controls.[1] A maximum speed was 400 km/h. The second prototype S-2 was powered by two engines and was armed with a single machinegun and bombs.[1] Four 100 kg bombs were carried vertically in a bay between pilot and a rear gunner-navigator, under a common canopy. Its state testing started from March 20, 1940, and lasted until July 1940.[1] A maximum speed reached was 570 km/h (354 mph). The plane had good handling, except for take-off and landing, which were difficult due to high wing loading.[1] Its range and speed were also lower than estimated. As a result, it was decided to improve the plane further. However, the plane was not developed in a favour of next Bolkhovitinov designs.[1] It was first planned to build also an attack plane with 2 Ultra-ShKAS machineguns with a high rate of fire, in a rear part of fuselge, firing downwards and manned by a second crew member. Also an interceptor aircraft was proposed, armed with 37 mm recoilless rifle, firing upwards at an angle and manned by two crewmen.[1] The plane had no official designation given. It was mostly known as S - sparka (otherwise explained as spartak, skorost (speed) or Stalin), also known as BBS - blizhniy bombardovshchik skorostnoi (close-range fast bomber), BB - bombardovshchik Bolkhovitinova, LB-S - legkiy bombardovshchik sparka (light bomber paired), SSS - svyerkhskorostnoi samolet (very fast aircraft).[1] More about the prototype,
  22. Finished up the Balatan resin kit of the Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq" for a group build elsewhere on the internet and thought I would share here. Well molded kit, only let down by canopy, misspelled decal and strange looking prop blades. Apologies for the dark photos! Geoff
  23. Finished up the Balatan resin kit of the Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq" for a group build elsewhere on the internet and thought I would share here. Well molded kit, only let down by canopy, misspelled decal and strange looking prop blades. Apologies for the dark photos! Geoff
  24. This ship has caught my imagination,from the first time,I ever saw it.Had always planned to buy it,only to find that I.H.P models had stopped making it.Away this year they did a small run of the resin hull.The rest,bridge,turrets,funnels ,now could be bought from a 3D company of shapeways,or use a Tamiya Rodney or Nelson instead,far cheaper.The Ships were given no names,however,Invincible has come up a couple of times,so that,s her name.Has for her history, probably would have followed Rodney or Nelson life. Being researching and pictures are very scarce,however there a superb 1/96 model by Alex McFadyen, HMS Anson and this what my Invincible will be based on,Well as close as I can make it.I will put a photo of this model,its just incredible.Could not have done it within it. I have put HMS Nelson beside it to show how much bigger she would have been.These were not what-if ,the Royal Navy had order these ships,but after the Washington Treaty They were cancelled and Nelson and Rodney were built instead.more history on links below. Link on History on Nelson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson-class_battleship Link on G3 battlecruiser https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G3_battlecruiser The Hull as it comes,siting beside Nelson. Dry fitted bridge and turrets.Funnels came from a resin kit,I bought HMS Furious without the hull ,it was cheap and it came with 3 funnels ,knew they would come in handy one day.Will add plenty of detail,hatches,pipes,doors,ladders and anything else ,I can find.The date for my Invincible will late 1939 or very late war in Pacific colours ,probably had been through at least three refits and will more poms poms and 20 mm bofors fitted,away that will come to light once the other parts arrive and see how they fit.
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