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  2. Looks lovely! Well done. I liked the photos you did of your model with the backgrounds. It certainly added to your models presentation.
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  4. Hello model builders, Time for a brief update - @Kitkent, hi Chris, thanks! glad to see you sticking through this off-beat project! My neighborhood is an interesting place - it was an industrial area, part of a very small City, surrounded by bigger places. Over the last 20 years big corporations have built bio and medical labs, Pixar, a train station, and less than 10,000 residents. In the last 12 or so years, lots of town houses have been built, and with more neighbors, have come parks, trails, trees and so on. As it's a small place, it's an easy walk to neighbor
  5. Seats painted & instruments added, one main panel still to do otherwise the 4 cockpits are about there. The Monogram cockpit still has its kit seat, the others don’t The part built one has its first part tail feathers fitted. It’s had its wheels broken off and the front leg & wheel are missing. I think I can scratch a leg & try resin casting a wheel.
  6. @TrackHawk, If you haven't started your diorama(am a month and a half late)then planning is the first step. In my youth I would jump full bore into a project and when done I found I could have added this also. I took your kit name 88mm Flak Gun and put it into a google and bing search. Both came up with similar results in their image section. First, is the kit marking just for the desert or could it be used in the European country side. I had found a number of original images from the desert and in country somewhere. Some were camouflage with branches and near a tree line. So I guess is to pla
  7. Thanks Dadeo911. And yes, very short from had scratched it. To be honest, the only thing that stopped me from a full scratch was that I was not sure how to tackle the rugged surface... Having said this, I have been reading here and there about surfacing and effects, so I think next time may go full scratch. The tow bar is a really nice kit. I whish that there were more attention to those accessories by the manufacturers. Thanks a lot dnl42, very much appreciated. Hopefully will have an update soon.
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  9. That looks like a sloppy muddy mess indeed! Very nice! There are some nice water effect materials out there that might work for wet mud running off the track. Possibly some kind of thick vinyl caulking mixed with your mud colours would work?
  10. Thanks for all your help still a long way off at this point but good too know going forward. Next step plan out where all gonna go on base and maybe another board to add space
  11. I wouldn't worry too much about that, in real life trees come in different sizes anyway. But as railway modeller found out, they are rather large for any reasonable-sized diorama, so model trees (whatever the scale) are sized to allow for that. As you are unlikely to want them at the front of your diorama, for obvious reasons, you can benefit from this as some kind of false parallax.
  12. Beware, OO gauge trees are 1/76 scale, and will be a bit underscale in a 1/72 diorama
  13. I have a silver birch at the front of my house & it sheds these nice mini tree twigs valleys over the floor this time of year
  14. Thanks for reply twigs is good plan would look more natural as well
  15. Either. It’s quite a good time of year to get twigs and dip the tips in pva then in a bag of flock. They are cheap if you want a lot of trees & no doubt you refine your choice of twigs & method as you go. Pre made trees are nice but I would tend to keep them for a feature rather than a background fill. Mean, do you really see three trees, or are there normally 20+? Just my opinion though - your model to do your way
  16. Quick Question to diorama builders In relation to trees 1/72 scale. Do you use model railway ones or some other method. Not done a diorama before so all advice welcome
  17. @tonyot my mum & dad have since the 1980s been going over from time to time but they are getting old now. Both quite active but in their 80s. When they first opened Oosterbeek local people took in the war widows when they came over and adopted the graves. This is where my gran and mum met up with the lady in Arnhem. Since then the local children have always placed flowers on the graves. My mum got chatting to some German veterans one year. All very pleasant but she always remembers one thing they said. They couldn’t understand why every year the British came back to Arnhem to rememb
  18. I jumped in, in 1988 mate and respct to your Grandad. The schoolkids of Arnhem/Oosterbeek started to adopt graves after the war and it carried on to the present day,...... some have compiled files about the dead soldier which they pass on to the next child,..... but many of the original kids carried on tending `their' grave all of their lives, but unfortunately they are now in their old age and are popping off too. One of the most moving things I saw was during the Sunday service in the cemetery when all the kids came in carrying flowers and laid them on the graves,...... wasn`t expecting it a
  19. Something nice about this Norwegian F-16 scheme. I don’t have a tail swoosh as the earlier ones don’t have it. And I am sure they carried Aim-9s back in the 80s/90s Cracking shot of a Spangdahlem Viper - decals have the shark teeth!
  20. Wow not sure if my parent were there that year @tonyot but they have been many times. My grandad is buried in Oosterbeek not airborne but infantry coming up the road. His grave was adopted by a marvellous lady who I had the privilege to meet when I was a kid. She was a nurse at the Arnhem hospital through Market Garden. She didn’t say a lot but said they kept on looking after the casualties regardless of who controlled the hospital. Lovely jolly lady though who made me & my family very welcome when visited.
  21. Thanks, Riley ^-^ If I remember correctly, the boxes were by Matho Models. Might be from a few different sets (water/soda) Gaz
  22. Lovely model, figure painting is very nice. Where did you get the boxes of supplies? Cheers, Riley
  23. ..."He started off in the reclamation business, then went into demolition as well,"... OK, I see this kind of work is a family trait, this building up and tearing down housing. Good for you, following in the families foot steps, so to speak . Well enough light hearted banter. Your discovery and use of No More Nails for this project is again another spot of brilliance in the "Galactic Splendor" of your personal universe (I have NO idea what any of that drivel means either.) regardless the new /replacement/substitute wall work is quite grand. Well must toddle off now, face
  24. Quick rummage through the box of left over missiles produced this haul. There was more. Lots more. How many aim 9s of different versions do I have? I am guessing 15-20 turned up & there are still loads on old sprues hanging about. I am sure I have more Aim-7s about too, but I found a couple. Now the Agm-45 Shrike is derived from an Aim-7. In fact Wiki says that a Shrike is a seeker head on an Aim-7 body. Shorter rear fins but superficially not a lot different. Alternatively a couple of Mavericks, and a couple of Paveways. Could be I have what I need f
  25. I was going to start sort a second F-16 today and had decided to use the white Monogram kit. But when I started the cockpit area I thought I might as well get a production line going. I The move forward of the bulkhead looked good on the first one so now doing all of them. The Monogram kit had no back bulkhead at all so the first job was to build one. The other brown viper in the picture arrived part built but with a straight kit cockpit. This is the four cockpits together The Monogram seat and rails are not the worst, and the pa
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