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About Rangi01

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  1. That came out nice as I know the Academy kit is not the best. Did you do anything with the nose as it looks a lot better than to kit one. I had to add a 6mm plug to get it to look right on my one. Is the armament scratch built because it looks great! Are you planning on doing anymore of these small Academy kits, they can be a challenge to get looking right but for me that's the fun part!! All the best, Shane
  2. I really like that, what a great looking aeroplane and a nicely finished model.
  3. Hey Paul, Really nice job you have done there on the Mystere, thank you for sharing. Shane
  4. Thanks Garry, Reini and eng, for some crazy reason I like these mottled schemes. Wyverns, Duncan, Andy and Polo, thank you for your comments, I really appreciate all you guys taking the time to look and comment. Cheers Shane
  5. Hey Hadzi, Well done on the Defiant. Bummer about the silvering but it does little to detract from a really nice looking model, I especially like the pose of the guns. Well done and well worth the wait. Shane
  6. Hi All, A long time in the making, she fought me along the way, and, I ended up putting her to one side and finishing something. But she is now 'over the line' and, while my modelling skills weren't up to the challenge, I am happy she is finished. The last in my Nachtjager series I'm keen to do something more colourful I based the camouflage on the first picture and the kit instructions. It looks to me as if the light coloured 'splotches' (wonder what the German is for that!) were applied in the field so I painted the basic splinter camo, applied the decals and then sprayed the splotches, hope it looks all right. Complete OOB and while I would like to say it was a pleasure to build, I can't. Perhaps I'm a bit jaded after 7 odd German Nightfighters Thanks for looking and sorry about the photos, best I can do I'm afraid. Cheers, Shane
  7. Thanks guys, appreciate your comments. Airfix have really come a long way in their engineering and the kit goes together very well as those who have built her can testify. Little things like how the wing attaches means no visible join line and the turret that can be popped in at the end of the build make it a real pleasure. This is the first of the new tools I have built and I hope that the rest are just as good. Being a name sake I really wanted this to come out well and I am pretty happy with it. Thanks for looking.
  8. Hello All, I would like to share with you my rendition of Airfix's excellent new tool Defiant (and a couple of pictures of their not so good old tool Defiant!!) I had a lot of fun with this build as it goes together so easy, I have another in the stash that will be done as a Night Fighter. Built OOB except for tape and wire seatbelts and wingtip navigation lights and done in the kit markings. Decals are nice but a little stiff, I found that they would not conform to the panel lines even with a good dose of Micro Sol, I ended up using a toothpick to help them settle in. Paints are (my favourite) Tamiya Acrylics with a light oil wash on the top to modulate the colour and a preshade on the bottom. I kept the weathering to a minimum. Also are some pictures of it's older brother that I made a number of years ago with a lot of modifications (Tail enlarged, new chin intake, altered ailerons etc etc) as a comparison. Sorry about the very average photos. Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy. From the land of the long white cloud Shane.
  9. Love the Panther, looks especially nice quite clean with no stores. Thanks for sharing Shane
  10. I have just come across this post and it is very do able even with light squiggles on dark. This is my rendition of the He 219 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234998754-dragon-he-219/and the squiggles were done with well thinned Italeri Acrylics and a (cheap) long bristled brush. Long bristles are important as they hold a reservoir of paint that means you can do a long stroke without having to recharge the brush lots. I did spend a lot of time practising before committing paint to plastic. Hope that this helps.
  11. Oh I see what you did there Alan, nice job on the oversize tins of paint, just can't figure out how you got a BIG hand! Seriously, awesome little Pup there, I am sure you must have been cross-eyed at the end of your 3 hour session. Shane
  12. AND fly into a formation of B17's & B24's firing a couple of 30mm cannon. Just watched an Aerocinema Doco which spoke about the BV 40 and apparently only 6 were built and were to be towed up with Bf 109's until above the bomber formations where they would release and dive down through the formations then 'glide' back to the airfield. It says that the Me163 was thought to be a better solution so it went no further. Shane
  13. That brings back some wonderful memories, built one as a boy but I am sure it looked nowhere as nice as yours Russ. Great finish and looks great in an 'in flight' pose. Thanks for sharing. Shane
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