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PlaStix

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  1. @fatfingers @Corsairfoxfouruncle, @bigfoot, @robw_uk, @Robert Stuart, @Bonhoff, @TEMPESTMK5, @JackG, @Ted, @klr, @Bullbasket, @Jasper dog, @Matt B, @diablo rsv, @badger, @Tim R-T-C @Angus Tura, @Marklo, @Six97s, @Das Abteilung, @diases, @desert falcon, @Ian C, @Rob S, @Scargsy, @Ozzy, @planecrazee, @Ray_W, @Bertie Psmith, @sardaukar, @trickyrich, @Longbow, @Geo1966, @MarkSH, @Enzo Matrix, @GREG DESTEC, @ColonelKrypton, @TimJ, @wellzy, @THEscaleSHOW, @Mig Eater, @bull-nut, @Threadbear @edjbartos, @Blade2009, @Michael Taylor, @SleeperService Dear all. And just like that it was all over! First off, once again, congratulations to all those modellers who got their builds into the Gallery. It really was an excellent selection. Next, thank you to the 34 Britmodellers who voted for their favourite builds in the poll. Your top three favourite models in the smaller scales were: dnl42's Sherman IC Firefly in 1/48 IanC's M4 Sherman in 1/72 & Plastix's Sherman IC Firefly in 1/48 In 1/35, your top three favourite models were: Jasper Dog's M4 A1 Sherman Bertie Psmith's Museum Cutaway Lee & Longbow's up armoured M4A3E8 Well done to all. Thank to everyone who took part and helped make this a great STGB and a special big thank you to Dennis @Corsairfoxfouruncle for co-hosting! Let's do it again sometime! Kind regards, Stix
  2. Hi Bertie. Really looking forward to see what you do with this very interesting looking kit. I always fancied building a similar sort of idea kit. Nice choice. Kind regards, Stix
  3. Thank you @zebra. I'm looking forward to the start next weekend! Hi @giemme. I hope you are keeping well. Great to see you here and it's always good to have your input into my builds. I'm sorry I haven't had as much time as I'd like to keep up with your projects. Life and running the M3/M4 STGB seemed to get in the way. The M3/M4 GB officially finishes, with the end of the poll, tomorrow evening. After that, hopefully, I will have a bit more time. Yesterday I got the parts washed in warm soapy water so I got some photos of the contents of the box taken too: Some closer views: Nice surface details for 1/72: How much remains after the paint goes on, we'll have to wait and see! Multiple versions appear of various parts: Nice detail on the lower cockpit side inserts: Good collection of clear parts: Closer view of the PE parts Eduard supply with the kit: Main decal sheet: Lots of stencils!: Not too sure how many of them my eyesight and patience will cope with!! Sample of the instructions: You can see on the left hand page, from the areas blocked out in blue, how many extra parts there are in this kit that are not used. Although hardly anything is seen once the kit is complete, I always enjoy making and detailing the cockpits in aircraft builds, even in this scale!! Looks like this one should be fun!: I'm not totally sure yet, but I'm leaning towards doing this version of Jerry's Spitfire as the one on the right hand side here: .....as I made the 1/48 kit as the left hand version back in 2014 - please see my first post above. I'll wait and see....... Roll on next weekend! Comments and suggestions welcome. Kind regards, Stix
  4. Dear all, Just a quick reminder that the M3/M4 medium tank STGB poll closes tomorrow evening at 6.00pm, UK time. 29 modellers have voted so far. If you haven't voted yet, please remember to do so in the next 24 hours or so. Kind regards, Stix
  5. @fatfingers @Corsairfoxfouruncle, @bigfoot, @robw_uk, @Robert Stuart, @Bonhoff, @TEMPESTMK5, @JackG, @Ted, @klr, @Bullbasket, @Jasper dog, @Matt B, @diablo rsv, @badger, @Tim R-T-C, @Angus Tura, @Marklo, @Six97s, @Das Abteilung, @diases, @desert falcon, @Ian C, @Rob S, @Scargsy, @Ozzy, @planecrazee, @Ray_W, @Bertie Psmith, @sardaukar, @trickyrich, @Longbow, @Geo1966, @MarkSH, @Enzo Matrix, @GREG DESTEC, @ColonelKrypton, @TimJ, @wellzy, @THEscaleSHOW, @Mig Eater, @bull-nut, @Threadbear @edjbartos, @Blade2009, @Michael Taylor, @SleeperService Dear all, Just a quick reminder that the poll closes tomorrow evening at 6.00pm, UK time. 29 modellers have voted so far. If you haven't voted yet, please remember to do so in the next 24 hours or so. Kind regards, Stix
  6. I had originally planned on building something else for this GB, but it was going to be another tank, and I haven't built any aircraft so far this year. So I have changed my mind as to what I'm going to build and I'm now intending to make this: I will build it as one of these two: I haven't decided which yet. Jerry Billing, a Canadian pilot, flew the original aircraft in the RCAF during 1944. There's a good article about him below - the link to which was kindly passed to me by @JackG: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/jerrybillingbs_1.htm I made the 1/48 version of this kit for the D-Day GB way back in 2014: Looking forward to starting the 1/72nd version on the 1st July, or maybe the 2nd, as I'm working on the Saturday....grrrrrr! Kind regards, Stix
  7. Like Graham @ColonelKrypton, I thought I'd signed up for this GB a while back, when I said I'd build a Canadian Leopard, but I cannot find myself on the list. Not to worry - I still intend to take part, if that's okay? However, I have changed my mind as to what I'm going to build. I'm now intending to make this: I will build it as one of these two: I haven't decided which yet. Jerry Billing, a Canadian pilot, flew the original aircraft in the RCAF during 1944. I made the 1/48 version of this kit for the D-Day GB way back in 2014: Looking forward to starting the 1/72nd version. Kind regards, Stix
  8. Hi all, Just giving this one a bit of a bump. If you haven't been and voted yet, please do, as there is only a few days left to vote. Kind regards, Stix
  9. Hi @Das Abteilung. Wow! That turned out beautifully! Lovely job with the stowage and overall finish. We can add it to the Gallery after the poll is closed, if you'd like? Thank you very much for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  10. Hi SoftScience. Well that looks like one of the best whitewash effects that I've seen. Lots of variation and wear effects. Very nicely done. It really would have made an excellent addition the the Gallery and I'm looking forward to seeing it when it's finished! Very well done. Thank you very much for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  11. Hi Darryl. Well I am really pleased you got this one into the Gallery! It really does look superb. I love the weathering and overall finish. It looks spot on to me. but I can understand, with the shape, how it's harder the get the effects you want. Rest assured, it looks brilliant! Thank you very much for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  12. Hi George. Well done on getting it finished in time!! It looks absolutely brilliant in the Gallery!! The figures, stowage and weathering all bring it to life beautifully! Very well done! Thank you for building it in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  13. Hi Jack. I am sorry you weren't able to finish it. It really was going to be a superb addition to the Gallery. Please let me know if you want to continue posting it's progress here, in the STGB section, or if you want me to move your thread to the main AFV WIP section. Thank you for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  14. Hi @diablo rsv As you will see, I have moved your thread. I've left a link in the STGB threads, which will remain active for 30 days. Thank you for taking part in the GB. It was looking excellent last time seen! Kind regards, Stix
  15. Hi @Rod The Fixer, Moved! I've left a link in the STGB threads, which will remain active for 30 days. Kind regards, Stix
  16. Wow!! MD, that really is incredibly impressive!! Inspiring modelling, as always. As Ed said, it's a shame to paint it in some ways, but I do look forward to seeing what you do with it next! Thank you for taking part in this GB. Kind regards, Stix
  17. Hi Enzo. Well done on getting your build finished and into the Gallery in time! It looks excellent and the crew figures really bring it to life! Well done. Thank you for building in this GB. And thank you for all your hard work setting up the GBs. Kind regards, Stix
  18. Hi John. That is a shame. Please let me know if you want me to move your thread to the main AFV WIP section. Thank you for taking part in this GB. Your finished build would have made an excellent addition to the Gallery. Kind regards, Stix
  19. Hi Rod. I am sorry you didn't get the time to finish it. It would have made an excellent addition to the Gallery. With regards the location of the thread, it's entirely up to you. If you'd like to continue here in the GB area, that's fine, although you may not get as big of an audience as you would in the main AFV WIP section. Please let me know if you'd like me to move it. Kind regards, Stix
  20. Hi all. The Poll is now open down in the GB section for the M3/M4 STGB. The Gallery is full of superb builds in a variety of scales, all of which have been completed in just three months! The Gallery and Poll can be found here: The poll will remain open for ONE WEEK ONLY and will automatically close at 6.00pm, UK TIME, on Monday 27th June. You'll see I have split the models into two sections. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I dislike polls where there are too many models to be in one complete poll, so one of the voting options has to be 'None of the above'. (The software for Britmodeller only allows for a certain number of options in a section of a poll). Secondly, I think the smaller scales often get overlooked because the larger scales offer more opportunities for super detailing, etc. There are often beautifully built and finished 1/144th and 1/72nd models that don't get much of a look in. So, in a weeks time, we will hopefully have a first, second and third favourite model in each section. Please come down to the GB section to take a look and vote for your top three favourite models in each section. Kind regards, Stix
  21. @fatfingers @Corsairfoxfouruncle, @bigfoot, @robw_uk, @Robert Stuart, @Bonhoff, @TEMPESTMK5, @JackG, @Ted, @klr, @Bullbasket, @Jasper dog, @Matt B, @diablo rsv, @badger, @Tim R-T-C, @Angus Tura, @Marklo, @Six97s, @Das Abteilung, @diases, @desert falcon, @Ian C, @Rob S, @Scargsy, @Ozzy, @planecrazee, @Ray_W, @Bertie Psmith, @sardaukar, @trickyrich, @Longbow, @Geo1966, @MarkSH, @Enzo Matrix, @GREG DESTEC, @ColonelKrypton, @TimJ, @wellzy, @THEscaleSHOW, @Mig Eater, @bull-nut, @Threadbear @edjbartos, @Blade2009, @Michael Taylor, @SleeperService Hi all. The Poll is now open. It will remain open for ONE WEEK ONLY and will automatically close at 6.00pm, UK TIME, on Monday 27th June. You'll see I have split the models into two sections. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I dislike polls where there are too many models to be in one complete poll, so one of the voting options has to be 'None of the above'. (The software for Britmodeller only allows for a certain number of options in a section of a poll). Secondly, I think the smaller scales often get overlooked because the larger scales offer more opportunities for super detailing, etc. There are often beautifully built and finished 1/144th and 1/72nd models that don't get much of a look in. So, in a weeks time, we will hopefully have a first, second and third favourite model in each section. Please get voting! Kind regards, Stix
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