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Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

Jamie's 1/48 Hawker Hurricane 1 Trop

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I'm going to make a little base for this and whilst I might still play about a bit with the weathering, I'm calling it done-ish.

 

I won't pretend I'm completely satisfied with it, but then again, I never am. I've built worse.

 

It's the Airfix new tool kit A05129 built more-or-less out of the box with the exception of a replacement resin seat c/w seatbelts and armoured backplate (48019), main wheels (48076) and exhausts (48043) from Ultracast. I stuck to my trusty Squadron green filler and the paints are all from Colourcoats (probably obviously, because accidently buying a 28,000 tin personal stash was really how this business started). Lastly, the antenna was added using the elasticated Infini Model rigging line. I use that for all my models now and every stretched sprue antenna that has been broken this year taking models to various shows (that would be all of them, actually) has been replaced with this stuff which is idiot proof and therefore ideal for me!

 

I intend to take more photos outdoors on its sandy base with a real blue sky but the base doesn't yet exist and the blue sky requires me to not be at my day job on a day the sky isn't Ocean Grey - so it may be some time until the "proper" RFI photos if I don't post these.

 

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Thank you both Gentlemen :)

 

The sand arrived this morning. I have zero experience in diaphragmas excepting the obligatory crashed Bf109 I built as a kid (and yes, it was terrible) so my efforts were limited to randomly throwing sand at a piece of plywood. It's relatively clear here today, but that does not mean there's a north African-esque sunshire or Azure sky, but nevertheless anything I build stands a reasonable chance of total destruction thanks to cats / visiting children who behave like Tazmanian devils etc so I decided to photograph again using artificial light just incase this one gets wrecked by tomorrow lunchtime, so please forgive the self-indulgent photographs!

 

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And just to prove I did rivet the wings :unsure: (not that it's visible in any other photographs - but perhaps that's for the best)

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Beautiful Jamie B)

 

And if you really did limit yourself to throwing a bit of sand at a board for that base, it was a surprisingly effective method :)

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Looks brilliant as always and that diorama base is great too,...... well done on the scheme too,

Cheers

          Tony

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4 hours ago, Stew Dapple said:

Beautiful Jamie B)

 

And if you really did limit yourself to throwing a bit of sand at a board for that base, it was a surprisingly effective method :)

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

 

Yeah that's pretty much the extent of it. There was some squidgy clear glue half-inched from my daughters' craft drawer involved too, but mostly it was throwing, gravity and two bags of sand!

 

There's a darker, earthy coloured one with rocky bits in it, and a light, err, sandy coloured one. I threw them on in that order!

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30 minutes ago, SovereignHobbies said:

 

I should try armour modelling. It must be incredibly easy :P

Well if you want a Tank to build look no further. I'm sure I can find a Desertised Challenger II or an ABRAMS that would let you play in the sand-pit again :) I have a feeling those AFV guys just make it look easy, I'm almost itching (could be the sand mites?) to build a Military vehicle but am sure I couldn't do one justice.

 

DB

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Nice one Jamie, looks very effective on its base. :goodjob:

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That base finishes it off, although a figure and oil drum would add to it. Lovely finish, enjoyed your build :)

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