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Gisbod last won the day on March 15 2018

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About Gisbod

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  1. Gisbod

    1/48 GWH Su-35S Flanker

    Lovely.. thanks for posting that Thanks Andre, but I’m using MRP’s Russian Primer - Lemon Grey... Great buy... looks incredible in the box don’t you think? So, I’ve started the paint work. As I’m using MRP paints (these are fairly translucent), I’m basically going for a fully formed pre shade, with a top coat to blend it in with the Lemon Grey, leaving the pre shade/ panelling to show through. Here’s one of the (many) rounds of masking: Here’s the under coat complete: This is after a coat of Lemon Grey... There’s still a fair bit to tweak and a lot of detail painting to come, but I’m hoping it’s going to end up looking like this: Thanks for looking in. More to follow! Guy
  2. Gisbod

    1/48 GWH Su-35S Flanker

    Yes, thanks I'm just quite blown away by the detail and quality. Definitely a great ‘out of the box’ model if there ever was one. Little bit further on.. The fit so far is great. Guy
  3. Hi all, Not my usual subject matter - jets or Russian, but I stumbled across a photo of a ‘bare’ Flanker in Russian lemon green primer and thought how cool it could look in model form. This combined with the fairly new Great Wall Hobby Su-35S Flanker in 1/48 tipped me over the edge . I ordered one from Hannants and on opening the box I was gobsmacked at the quality - literally the best looking kit in the box I think I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. It’s stuffed with very finely moulded parts and the small details are super impressive. I don’t know how it would build but a great start! In fact, on the back of this I picked up a GWH Fw189 and that looks equally good. I’m a convert. The kit is huge for this scale. It’s a beast of an aircraft. I started with the cockpit as per usual and the detail level is exceptional. Raised switches and details in abundance. There are decals for each of the areas but you’d have to file off all the raised detail, so these seem a little superfluous. I did use elements of them though for the screens (yes, I know they probably should be powered down and blank, but I couldn’t resist). Next up were the wheel wells and again are packed with detail - all the plumbing and wires are separate parts. Its cleverly engineered too, there are no join lines on the top surfaces at all and I’ve just fitted the top half to the bottom half and so far so good. I'm planning to make this totally out of the box as I can’t see what you’d need to add. There is a Photo Etch sheet - just for added surface detail. The only slight quibble is the decal sheet - it’s not bad, just doesn’t look quite up to the standard of the rest of the kit, but I’m not planning on using them anyway as it’s bare primer. There seems to an excellent weapon load and these are all one piece mouldings - so no tricky seam lines to remove. Here was my inspiration: Thanks for looking in Guy
  4. Super job, hard to improve on that... Guy
  5. Gisbod

    1/72 Tiger Moth

    Great! Hadn’t seen that Guy
  6. Gisbod

    1/72 Tiger Moth

    Thanks again Just the standard Tamiya, but I added a hint of brown to scale it down a bit.. Guy
  7. Gisbod

    1/72 Tiger Moth

    Rigging is cheating basically.. just 0.2mm fine stiff wire glued on... Agreed, I think canopies can still improve a lot. They are always massively over scale in thickness - even on the top kits in all scales! Many thanks for the lovely comments :) Guy
  8. Gisbod

    1/72 Tiger Moth

    Ps I just realised I’ve forgotten to add the pitot tubes... will fix that one in the morning
  9. Hello all, Just finished the rather diminutive, but exquisite 1/72 Airfix Tiger Moth. I was very impressed with the kit! I added the Eduard PE set (which costs twice the price of the kit...). Decals from Xtradecal. Thanks for looking Guy
  10. Gisbod

    1/72 Flying Fokker

    Thanks Bill, yes, it is tiny! Just a home mix of red with a splash of burnt umber Michael... Guy
  11. Gisbod

    1/72 Flying Fokker

    Thanks chaps, Hope you all had a nice Christmas Guy
  12. Hello all, I’ve just finished the 1/72 Eduard Fokker Dr.1 (lovely little kit) or phase 1 at least; part of a master plan to encase it in flight, in resin A ‘spinning’ prop, streamers & scarf will be added just before entombment... ’Manfred’ is a resin figure from PJ Productions. Phase 2 to follow (hopefully) Guy
  13. Lovely work.. Guy
  14. Gisbod

    1/72 Sea Balliol

    Thanks Lovely pic Max... I’ve got the fuselage together and no issues there, No filler required either! The wing roots are on too, these were fine but did require a little filler. I’ve got an initial primer coat on and rubbed down. The plastic out of the box has a rough texture to it. I had to give it a once over with a Tamiya 3000 sanding sponge. This made the surface feel smooth without removing any detail. I’ve cut the canopy into 3, all was going beautifully until the last stroke of the saw ... the rear part cracked! What a bugger... I went straight on to SH’s website and filled out their request form for a replacement part. I’ve no idea how long this will take, but can’t really progress any further as I need the rear canopy to be glued down before I start painting Oh well, that’s modelling I guess... INTERMISSION Guy ps the fabric belts arrived, but there’s only one set when the picture online showed two...
  15. Gisbod

    1/72 Sea Balliol

    I don’t think it’s as bad as all that. It’s the rear end that’s the issue but It actually fits well if held down with a bit of force. My masterplan is to super glue it (gel) and tape/ clamp/ stamp it into submission . Will report further Martin... Guy