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PlaStix

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  1. Hi, @wimbledon99, @Hockeyboy76, @GREG DESTEC, @Adam Poultney, @jackroadkill, @TonyW, @AdrianMF, @Jb65rams, @Black Knight, @airfixpeter, @nimrod54, @theplasticsurgeon, @stevej60, @moviedrone, @PeterB, @modelling minion, @John Masters, @Bodmin, @Ned, @Ozzy, @825, @Icarus, @DaveyGair, @fmichelsen, @TonyOD, @Alex Gordon, @Marklo, @Muchmirth, @JOCKNEY, @Troy Smith, @Ray S, @sardaukar, @stevehed, @Ravnos, @PhantomBigStu, @Torbjorn, @stevehnz, @srkirad, @Avereda, @HoolioPaulio, @Dave_R, @bianfuxia, @CliffB, @Natter, @2996 Victor, @Mjwomack, @JeroenS, @Prenton, @Ventora3300 and @heloman1. I'm sure some of you will have already realised that the polls are now open and voting is underway. If you haven't voted yet, please make sure you do so by Sunday at mid day (UK Time). If you don't already know: The forum software only allows 75 choices in a poll.......ask me how I know!!! Yes, I'd entered 75 modellers names and build titles and then the software wouldn't let me add any more!!! So, rather than ask people if they don't want to be included in the poll, I have created two initial polls, from which, the top voted for builds, from both, will be entered into a final poll. There is a flying things poll and and everything else poll. In these initial two polls you can vote for your five favourite builds in each poll. At the end of these polls - which will be at midday on Sunday 19th September - I will transfer up to 18 flying things models and up to 7 everything else models which get the most votes, into the final poll - which I will probably let run for the following week or two. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE IN BOTH POLLS I do appreciate that it's not as easy having the polls separate from the Gallery, but this is the only way I could think of having a fair poll. Thank you to everyone who has voted already. Kind regards, Stix
  2. Hi @modelling minion, @fatfingers, @PeterB, @exdraken and @JOCKNEY. Thank you very much for your kind comments and interest in this build. I am sorry I haven't replied sooner, or updated this thread for a while, but life is still busy and when I have been here on Britmodeller I have been concentrating on keeping up with the Less Than A Tenner GB - which I have been hosting. The polls (yes there are currently two polls) are open now - so please go and vote. Here and there, I have been doing some work on my AMX-13 - but it's not as far on as I would have liked after three weeks. I have been taking photos - so I'm afraid there's going to be a lot of photos - but you know that's the case with a lot of my threads!! So, with the paint now on the lower hull, I decided I fancied building something - so I made up the parts, I wanted to, for the upper hull - including the photo-etched grill. As I brush paint, I usually only add the parts I think I can successfully paint and weather without the remaining parts getting in the way: I then built the turret: At this point, I decided I wanted to go back and get the lower hull and running gear completed. I first got the sides of the hull dirtied up by stippling on very thinned Humbrol's acrylic Dark Earth and then Desert Yellow. I created some streaks with a variety of thinned colours. Next, the wheels were painted in the base colour of Humbrol's Matt Olive Drab. Then I applied my usual base weathering. This consists of a very, very thinned wash of Revell Aqua's Gunship Grey - applied with a soft medium brush. The latter, to my eye, gives a dusty appearance and tones down the base colour. Once the latter is dry, I use a small, fine, pointed brush to apply some very thinned Revell Aqua's Antracite in and around the details - to create a sort of deeper shadow effect. With this dry, I then dry-brush over everything with a lighter version of the base coat, to which I add a touch of matt yellow. The tyres on the road wheels were painted with thinned Anthracite and then toned down with very, very thinned washes of Gunship Grey. I then used a fine pointed brush to apply some very thinned Humbrol's Gunmetal to what, I think, would be worn metallic areas. These are then somewhat toned down with an application of very, very thinned Anthracite over them. Finally, I use very thinned Railmatch's Acrylic Light Rust to create slightly rusty/dirt areas - in and around some details. With the wheels, drive sprokets, idlers and return rollers in place it looked like this: The tracks were given a base coat of thinned Anthracite before the metallic areas were dry-brushed with Gunmetal. The pads were left Anthracite. I then applied a wash of Desert Yellow: I'd read that the tracks, supplied by Tamiya in the box, were too short and didn't allow for any sag along the top run. I did some careful stretching of the tracks - which was more successful on one side than the other. They were both stretched to the same length but one side's running gear is obviously closer together - so the sag is more than I would have liked on the starboard side. With the tracks in place I next painted the upper hull and turret - Humbrol Olive Drab again - applied thinned, with water, using a medium flat brush: Once dry, the upper hull was fitted in place: I then couldn't resist a test fit of the turret: I'm hoping that, now the Less Than A Tenner GB has finsihed, I will get some more done on this, this weekend. Comments and suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
  3. Nope! That's me not ticking the box for multiple choice! Please try again now Stu.
  4. Dear all. Thank you very much for your very kind comments. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your builds. We have 84 superb builds in the Gallery - which is fantastic!! Now this, of course, has caused me some problems. The forum software only allows 75 choices in a poll.......ask me how I know!!! Yes, I'd entered 75 modellers names and build titles and then the software wouldn't let me add any more!!! So, rather than ask people if they don't want to be included in the poll, I have created two initial polls, from which, the top voted for builds, from both, will be entered into a final poll. There is a flying things poll and and everything else poll. In these initial two polls you can vote for your five favourite builds in each poll. At the end of these polls - which will be at midday on Sunday 19th September - I will transfer the top 18 flying things models and the top 7 everything else models into the final poll - which I will probably let run for the following week. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VOTE IN BOTH POLLS I do appreciate that it's not as easy having the polls seperate from the Gallery, but this is the only way I could think of having a fair poll. I now declare the polls OPEN!!! Kind regards, Stix PS I must also thank @Mrs PlaStix who very kindly typed out all the modellers names and build titles into one list that I could copy and paste from. PS2 I have no idea why the poll looks the way it does!
  5. THE LESS THAN A TENNER EVERYTHING ELSE POLL IS NOW OPEN! Please only vote for your FIVE favourite builds out of all the models listed in this poll. This poll will close at mid-day on Sunday 19th September. The top 7 builds will then be entered in a FINAL poll, together with the top 18 builds from the flying things poll. Please make sure you vote in both polls. Kind regards, Stix
  6. THE LESS THAN A TENNER AIRCRAFT/FLYING THINGS POLL IS NOW OPEN! Please only vote for your FIVE favourite builds out of all the models listed in this poll. This poll will close at mid-day on Sunday 19th September. The top 18 builds will then be entered in a FINAL poll, together with the top 7 builds from the everything else poll. Please make sure you vote in both polls. Kind regards, Stix
  7. Hi Cliff. Well, what can I say? From an older, partly started kit you have created an absolute masterpiece!! Beautiful modelling all round! Very well done! Thank you very much for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  8. Hi Jeroen. Wow! You have done an absolutely superb job with the old Airfix kit! It makes an excellent addition to our Gallery! Very well done. Thank you very much for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  9. Hi Alex. Once again you have produced a splendidly informative Less Than A Tenner GB thread! I am really delighted you took part and that you produced such a superb model(s) from your detailed efforts. Very well done!! Thank you for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  10. Hi Stu. Very well done on getting your final build into the Gallery - especially with the final stage proving a little tricky!! It looks great! Thank you very much for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  11. Hi bianfuxia. Wow! You have done an excellent job with those. I'm sorry I didn't manage to keep up with your builds over the last few days of the GB, but I am really delighted you managed to get them finished and into the Gallery in time! Very well done! Thank you very much for building them in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  12. Hi Black Knight. Well, what can I say. Yet another superb addition to our Gallery. Very well done on getting it finished too! Thank you again for taking part in the GB. Kind regards, Stix
  13. Hi Philip. WOW! That is a real stunner! That really is a beautiful result! It looks absolutly fantastic in the Gallery! Superb all round! Very well done!! Kind regards, Stix
  14. Hi MJ. Well it seems that this build was going to fight you all the way!! Well done for sticking with it and it makes an excellent addition to our Gallery. Very well done! Thank you very much for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  15. Hi Tim. Yes I can see your photos and it was progressing very well! I'm sorry you won't have it finished in time. Please do keep updating your thread though. Kind regards, Stix
  16. Hi heloman. I just realised you posted your Gallery pictures in the main thread rather than in the Gallery. I have now copied and posted your text and photos in the Gallery. You can find them here: Kind regards, Stix PS...Superb result!! Very well done!
  17. heloman's Westland Scout AH 1, Borneo mid 1960s. Airfix kit bagged release... One of my purchases from the early 1970's, one bagged the other two in the card/blister pack and all three definitely under two Quid!. All three were chopped from the sprue and in one single bag. Some of the smaller parts had become quite brittle and were replaced. So removed the fuselage and tail boom strakes and replaced with stretched sprue, added the struts and pitch change rods tot eh gearbox and rotor head. Detailed the cockpit instrument panel, seats and added the pedals. I replaced the undersize engine with a C Scale part from the spares box. Decals were from Xtradecal. The base is made from long sosatie sticks to represent a jungle landing pad. Please like this build here: I have posted heloman's build here as he'd posted it in the Less Than Tenner GB Forum rather than in here. It was posted there before the deadline.
  18. Hi Mark. WOW! You certainly have had a busy GB and you have provided us with loads of superb builds in the Gallery! Thank you very much for spending so much time on the GB. Kind regards, Stix
  19. Hi Paul. I am really impressed with your Spitfire! It looks stunningly beautiful in the Gallery!! You have done an excellent job with it! Very well done! And thank you for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  20. Hi Moe. Sorry to hear that but we'll, hopefully, see it complete at some point in the future. Kind regards, Stix
  21. Hi sardaukar. Wow! What a superb T-72. You have achieved an amazing result, especially in 1/72!! It looks awesome!! Lovely weathering effects. Thank you very much for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  22. Hi Ravnos. You certainly should be proud of your build and thank you very much for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  23. Hi Torbjorn. Wow!! What a beautiful model! Absolutely superb modelling and it looks wonderful in the Gallery!! Very well done! Thank you for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  24. Hi John. Wow!! What a beautiful result! It looks absolutely superb in the Gallery. Thank you very much for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  25. Hi S. What a fantastic result!! You have produced a real masterpiece there! Beautiful modelling all round! It looks superb in the Gallery. Thank you for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
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