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  1. Wow, thanks for all the further comments guys. Heres a few more pics I took later which might be of interest. Haven't been on the forums much for a while, is there a better way to post photos that doesn't have the PB logo on it? Thanks again for the feed back. Cheers Cal
  2. Thanks, has been a while since I finished this. Still haven't come up with anything better yet though
  3. Thanks for the further comments guys. The dio has now arrived safe ans sound at its new home. I tried to find it again for you but couldn't sorry. it was just one that randomly came up on my page.
  4. No worries Paul, these photos will work for the pe detail along the sides of the superstructure on the pre mod. A couple of notes for you. The aft mast structure thing. I had no idea how the pe sturcture was suppose to go together so emailed James at Dodo and this is the build sequence " The building sequence is D15->D19->D17, D14,->D13. That will be much easier if you build it from the bottom up D15 should be placed before and below D19. It does not require any fold. D17 will need to be folded and placed under D15. It is the supporting structure below D15" I have already mentioned that the kit comes with 3 scuttles along each side below the bridge. They should only be on the starboard side for the Wardroom so the port 3 will need filling in. Would be great to see a couple of Kiwi ships. Only issue I could see would be the availability of the correct style hull numbers and Kiwi bird badge for the funnels. I seem to have an idea that the hull numbers are RN style but could be wrong. Hawk graphics do the Kiwi bird but are hard to get hold of. Hope that helps Cheers Cal
  5. Thanks for the further comments guys. My mate is hanging out to get his hands on it. Still have to run the gauntlet of delivery yet fingers crossed it gets there in one piece PaulE If you are on Facebook there is a really good walk around of the Post Mod Anzac which will help you figure out where alot of the little pe parts that aren't mentioned in the instructions go. These pics are for Perth though and there are differences but even if you are building a premod these pics are really handy. Hope that helps So thanks once again and yes I'm all good Neil thanks mate
  6. Thanks for the comments gents. glad you like my little dio and yes my mate loves it and can't wait to get it and I can't wait to get my new TV I will be buying with the proceeds. I'm still doing my water the same as I worked out with my wreck of Cerberus build way back when, except I used cotton wool for the white water on this after watching a video a couple of weeks ago on how to do it on Facebook. Can I talk Anzacs? For me its the Anzac I'm in love with and her little warry turn. This is my third Anzac and second Dodo version. My first Anzac was the 3d printed version I dressed up as HMAS PERTH post ASMD upgrade. I'm happy how it came out and it inspired the current existence of the proper kit so everything in its place My first Dodo Anzac I built wasn't very good. I rushed it, I was having a lot of trouble seeing the parts and not bothering with alot of the smaller parts so HMAS Arunta postmod didn't come out nice and looked very bland Thats when I decided to upgrade the lighting and work area and not rush things and it made such a difference to Parramatta. There is still a couple of rough spots but mostly things are just so much neater and I am looking forward to now finishing the Hobart class AWD I stalled on because of the fineness of the PE in that. Heres Parra before a coat of paint out of interest. And if anyones building the premod kit the three scuttles below the bridge on the port side shouldn't be there, they are only on the std side for the Wardroom. guess when I found out about that? Twas interesting to fix So adventures with Anzacs. as a bonus someone was keen to swap the built Arunta for an unbuilt kit so I still have another 4 postmods to do for my FBW diorama. This has been on hold with the commission work but I just have one more model for someone else and then its on to my big mumma Out of interest to RN fans the next one is the Bay class from Models Atlantics I'm build as HMAS Choules. Rough as guts kit but hopefully I can make a silk purse from a sows ear Once again thanks for the comments and looking and sorry about the waffle
  7. G'day alll. Been a while since a I posted but I have been busy. Just finished these two lovely ladies for a friend who served on both ships. This the Orange Hobby HMAS Canberra kit built as her sister HMAS Adelaide with decals from Custom Hobby decals and Dodo Models absolutely lovely little kit of the Anzac class frigates. They are not perfect builds but I am really happy with how they finished up. I upgraded my lighting and tools in the work area before I tackled the Anzac and gee it made such a difference to what I can do. So anyway sorry lots of photos Hope you like what I have finished up with thanks for looking Cheers Callum
  8. Hi guys and thanks for the comments, glad you like it. Paul E , there have been a few folk wanting to do the Kiwi Anzacs. As far as I can remember you leave off the observation post on the flight deck and they don't have the same system for landing the choppers and adding Phalanx. I haven't looked but I think the style of hull numbers are the same as RN I could be wrong though. Hawk graphics do the kiwi bird emblem for the funnels but the company are hard/ impossible to get hold of these days. Pre mod can be built straight out of the box but the post mod kit needs a bit of work. Mainly the wall around the hanger door. there is some differences between the pre and postmod ships. I have to go back and fix mine up as I have only just really clicked onto just what the differences are even though they have been staring me in the face for a few years now. So far I have added the flight deck, ladders and a few other pe bits and given the hull a paint job and started with the decals. once the area around the hanger door is fixed I can finish the decals and then start fitting her out. One area I had trouble with was the funnel vents. Gee they are small. I love the fact that there is even windscreen wipers for the bridge windows molded on. I wish I could actually paint them though But thanks for looking and more to come soon Have a great weekend Cheers Callum
  9. Well redid the resin and finally got it right. Pretty happy how the water is looking. Its not finished yet still needs more colour on the surface then acrylic gel medium for the wave motion but I can't add that till all the ships are finished and ready to attach to the base. My Anzacs have arrived as well and I have already started the first one. Gee they are nice little kits. Well done to Dodo Models. So Thanks for looking and more to come soon Cheers Callum
  10. You have been at this for a long time mate, gee thats awesome workmanship though.
  11. Lovely little Beaufighter Neil, well done
  12. Thanks guys, Holden 05, I have my Anzacs on the way, actually there are 16 of the buggers coming. Got some commission work to do. Hanging out to get them though. Will have 4 post mods on this Diorama though. Ian, Thanks for the kind words. Had a bit of a setback, I put the subs in place and started pouring the resin. Was looking really good till I realized 3 of the subs were sitting too deep in the water. I still had a another layer of resin to add and by the time I did that the water level would have pretty much covered the decks of the subs looking very wrong. Not sure what happened but all I could do to fix it was pull the resin out and start again. Got to blow off a bit of frustration taking to it with a hammer. So I've just had new subs arrive and more resin and just have to get it all back together again now. Hopefully I get it right this time. Fingers crossed Thanks for looking and more to come soon
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