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ukmodeller

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  1. I have now added a video for this kit. There is a link at the top or you can click HERE to access it. Thanks for viewing.
  2. Thanks Stuart and Vince for your kind comments. Glad to hear that you like it.
  3. Wow, Gerrard. That sure was quick. Thanks for the kind comment. It makes these builds so worthwhile when others appreciate it
  4. Hi For those who followed my build of this kit HERE I have now managed to get some pictures of the finished product. As with most of my builds I saw the chance of actually adding some lighting to the 3 large lanterns at the rear of the ship. It seemed a shame to waste the chance. Then I thought that I may as well add some kind of lighting to the inside. The lighting needed to look like flickering candles or flames and so I added some flickering LED's to create the atmosphere of drafty lower decks. I have added a video to show the lighting HERE. As a build, it was pretty intense with the rigging but with help from other members on here and a lot of patience I managed to get it looking semi ok. Thanks for looking in and I look forward to any comments
  5. Hi folks I know most people are not so keen on modern vehicles but I managed to get this kit for half price and couldn't resist. My last truck kit was the Iveco Stralis Truck Cab that I added lights to HERE I was interested in adding a trailer to it with connected lighting but I could not justify spending all that money on just a trailer when I could buy a kit with much more work and parts. Anyway, I saw this kit and thought that it would give me the perfect opportunity to add lights to both the cab and trailer. I am making more and more kits by Italeri as the quality is quite good and the prices are reasonable. The plastic seems more brittle than Revell and some of the part connections to the sprues can be tough to cut through but, overall, the quality and detail is good. The connection between the cab and trailer is just a 6 pin connector for when I have to separate them for cleaning, etc. This is the result. I hope it inspires others to have a go. I have posted a video HERE Thanks for looking folks. Any comments welcome. First, the impressive box: Side lights on: Side and brake lights on: Trailer reversing lights: Female driver wearing HV jacket and seat belts: Head, side and high beam/flasher on: Internal lights on: Notice the curtains on the left side of the cab. The top bunk is folded upwards as in the real thing and I have added a folded ladder. I will try to get a picture of this. Preparation of the dash, with Sat Nav, etc. The hose connections:
  6. Thanks Neil. I'm glad that you pointed that out. It was the right way round when I fitted it...........but I must have had the model upside down at the time. Anyway, I have now changed it and have added another picture at the end of my first posting. Thanks again for letting me know Thanks Neil. I'm glad that you pointed that out. It was the right way round when I fitted it...........but I must have had the model upside down at the time. Anyway, I have now changed it and have added another picture at the end of my first posting. Thanks again for letting me know
  7. One thing about using superglue on tiny PE parts is that, should you lose a part, you will probably find it stuck to some part of your anatomy at some point.
  8. Thanks Wagtail. With your experience I'm sure you could add a lot more detail to your builds than the likes of me could. You cannot always get the right picture or video to show what you try to achieve so I have to rely on a bit of common sense or just use poetic justice (or just plead ignorance). Luckily I have a lot of photo etch stuff left over from previous builds and rely on that for all the bits I lose or totally destroy. Me and superglue just do not get on. I'm always sticking my fingers together or have to cut away skin when a PE part gets stuck to my hand.
  9. Thanks, Phil. I sure agree with that statement
  10. Thanks Ozzy. Appreciate your comments. It's a pity that there is not more modern British military stuff available in 1:35 scale. Most of it is American or German. Shame that Airfix is not into producing larger scale kits.
  11. Thanks Jim Appreciate the kind comments as always. I wanted to have the rear hatch open as it shows a lot of the detail on the inside of the door and it seemed a shame to hide it. Rather than just having a black hole to look into, I came up with the idea of the picture. I wish I had thought of Badders idea above about creating a 3D effect though.
  12. Thanks Stix. Appreciate the comments and glad you joined me on this build. I think I'm getting used to the airbrushing now..........
  13. I know what you mean about the detail. I tend to stick to stuff that I know about but most of that is based on my youth or what I can find on the Internet. I like a challenge though. Alas, down here on the south coast we don't get much in the way of military shows (except air shows) and being the only male in a family of women it's hard to get any family interest. Motorhead? Amazing. I saw Status Quo at Shepherds Bush in the 70's and went deaf for two weeks afterwards. Seen them many times but they've toned it down a little now. Went on to seeing Saxon, Rainbow, ACDC and Queen. No problem with the hearing with them
  14. Thanks Dave. Really glad that you found it useful. I get most of my idea's from what others have done or posted and adapt their idea's into my builds.
  15. Thanks Badder. I studied some video's of this before I started and the way the real one rocked on its suspension when it fires is just amazing. Would like to see what would happen if someone left the handbrake off. As for being on the receiving end of one of those shells, well........................ Great idea about the interior. There is plenty of space for doing that. Would be even better with a small LED inside too. As for scratch building the interior, here is a picture of the interior for the real thing, but I think you'd have to see inside and take a lot of pictures to do it (unless you had first hand knowledge of working one of these). I don't think it would be beyond your skills Badder.
  16. Thanks Steve I'd definately give this one a go. It is a nice relaxed build and there are plenty of options for creating scenes as there are so many hatches and storage doors to leave in the open position with a little modding. I may look at this again in the future for that purpose.
  17. Hi again everyone. After the build of the Revell Pirate Ship, I felt like going back to doing something military again. Among my kits I had the Trumpeter British 155mm AS90 Howitzer so decided to go for that. On the whole I'm warming to other manufacturers as some seem to do as well a job as Revell usually do. it's quite a good kit to build, minimal flashing of parts and there is a lot of nice details. I bought the photo etch for it to just to add those very small details. I followed the tips already provided on other members builds to lessen the chance of errors and below are my attempt. Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. More pictures, including the build pictures, can be found HERE.
  18. Hi Folks Once I get some decent photo's done without all the background stuff I will make a post to let you know. Thanks again for following. Kevin
  19. No problem, Jesse. Just let me know and I will do my best. I'm not an electronics geek, so all of my projects are simple and basic (like me so I'm told). I think I've covered all of the corners. Her birthday is a long way off, Christmas has passed, I cannot cut the lawn as it's too wet, I tidy up and even hoover sometimes, I do the washing up sometimes, I cook tea sometimes, I hug her a lot, I say how good she looks often.............Just cannot think of anything else...........but you never know Thanks, Martian. Appreciate that.
  20. Ok then, shipmates. Almost done. I've cracked on with the sails and all of the rigging is done and just some cosmetic stuff to do now before I post to RFI. Overall all seems ok, except to the experts of course, but I'm pleased that the rigging appears taught (I learned a lot from the forums). As always, you can think of other ways to improve things if you had the chance to build it again but I will get some photo's soon and see how it appears then. Thanks for following shipmates and hope to catch you again with another build at some time.
  21. Ahoy Matie! Shiver me timbers Stu. I don't know what it is, but there is just something about pirates that makes you want to get into character and hop around on one leg. Problem is I keep falling over...........That may be due to the rum though......Yo Ho Ho! Anyway, time to 'Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen' keeping a 'Weather eye open matey'
  22. Well Jessie, it's a good kit to build. So much so that I'd like to do the Cutty Sark. Alas, space is the problem. I've already convinced my wife to move all of her ornaments from our large sideboard so that I have somewhere to put this kit when it's finished. I suppose over 30 years or marriage made that possible.........ha! ha! Anyway, I've knocked up a brief diagram on how I did the lighting. The internal lighting was quite easy as it is out of sight (providing you place it out of view). The main thing was to stick foil to the ceilings and walls to reflect the lights evenly. As for the 3 large lights at the rear, it was just a matter of replacing certain parts with small tubing to hide the wires. They will not be very prominent when painted in with the rest of the ship and only protude about 10mm above the rear end. The wiring can easily be hidden along the side walls but it is important to drill holes before fixing everything, to route the wire. All of the wiring and resistors are hidden within the lower hull (I left the end panel until everything was tested and working) so all I have is 2 tiny wires coming out from the far side to the stand, where 2 AA batteries can be stored. I hope this is easy to understand.
  23. I've had a busy couple of days and things are moving on nicely. I thought it was time to get the rear lamps fitted and test the lighting as well as some of the rear cosmetics. I think I got the right luminance for what I was trying to achieve. Some touching up to do but it seems ok so far. Nice glow to the inner cabin. The lights actually flicker to give the effect of a drafty ship The rear panel is now fixed as the lighting works ok. Light just visible on the lower decks Front sails and rigging sorted. Not many problems so far. I like the way the instructions work from the front to the rear with the rigging. I have decided to have all of the sails the same colour and not do two of the sails in a rust colour. It may not be realistic but is a personal choice.
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