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Terry1954

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About Terry1954

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    Born to build models
  • Birthday 09/13/1954

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    Male
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    Dorset, UK
  • Interests
    Scale Aircraft, Scale AFV's, Scale Warships

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  1. So with work on the Vosper continuing, and a couple of other "offline" projects going on (each of which will get an RFI), I decided to start my first ever venture into 1/350 scale maritime modelling. I have great ambitions for this scale, having watched others on here producing superb examples, @robgizlu, @Ex-FAAWAFU, @beefy66, @Courageous, @longshanks and @Nick Charnock to name just a few. You have all conspired to inspire me into this scale, so in short, this is your fault! I wanted a quick subject - is there such a thing as a quick Terry build I hear you ask? Well, surely a 1/350 "smallish" submarine with so few actual parts to bring together, must be a ripe candidate? I have only ever built one submarine model in my life. That was a scratch built Oberon in 1/600 (if my memory serves me right? which was done as a "bet" with a long standing friend, at the age of around 15. I seem to recall I won the bet, but he and another good friend ended up joining the Navy, so with the benefit of much hindsight, they won hands down........... So the subject is this, acquired at a very reasonable price at a show earlier this year. I got much change from my £10. Submarines have always fascinated me. Such mysterious, quite deadly things that lurk below the surface. Silent invisible delivery systems capable of immense destruction from the unthinkable armageddon scenario, through to the ability to sink any surface vessel, the ability to launch standoff tactical cruise missiles over vast distances, the ability to carry out surveillance duties and even act as a silent taxi service to land special forces in discreet places, all potentially without detection, although not always of course.............. If you have read this far, you probably know all that, so to the model......... The obligatory sprue shot: Not much there really. I have always had a mind to mount 1/350 scale maritime subjects in a sea scape. It normally feels right for me, but in this case, I've chosen full hull. So, the two "big bits" are first. There is an impressive amount of detail on the hull. and being a Chinese subject I have no idea how accurate it is, but it looks good to me! In aircraft modelling terms, this next part can take me weeks, often months, but we are already "closed up" And with some putty applied to smooth out the join, surely we are almost there.... Well, almost... Clearly there is smoothing to be done, then the other parts to apply, but already I am feeling the pleasure of such a quick build (so far) after all that scratch building going on with the Vosper! Hopefully next episode will see the fuselagehull cleaned up and ready for paint, with a handful of other parts in place. I suspect the real fun will be the paint job, as I won't be satisfied with "just black, and a red bottom............. Thanks for looking Terry
  2. He comes and goes it seems............. but I do agree with your subtle hints ............. come on Steve @Fritag what of those Hawks, they must be in season again soon? Terry
  3. Well I'm early in a Bill double chopper build. Can't be bad. The Merlin is a great favourite of mine, as many choose to fly deliciously close to my home, often - deepest Dorset betwixt the Royal Marines playground around Poole and Studland, and the Royal Navy's playground, just off the coast. Thursday war still continues it seems. I won't mention the thunderous noise from the tankies on the Lulworth ranges .......... Lucky me. Before moving here I lived in a small village called Over Wallop, and yes, I became extremely familiar with the Apache (and it's less aggressive looking mates) just beyond our back garden in Middle Wallop. We once had a rather spooky experience, whilst driving over to Stockbridge, of an Apache, flying next to us at what couldn't be much over 100 ft AGL, at EXACTLY our speed, with the nose "stuff" pointing unwaveringly at us, for several miles. Soberingly impressive. So a great pair of builds for me to follow I would say............. BTW Bill, I showed Karen (who remembers meeting you at Telford) the Norwegian bird you plan, and she simply said YESSSS! Half Norwegian you see.......... and despite having just built this Norwegian C-47 jost for her, she reminded me I have been promising to build a Norwegian helicopter for some time. You beat me to it! Carry on sir! Terry PS. If you click on this picture it will take you to my Flickr album of a few pictures I took of the Norwegian AW101 at farnborough 2018
  4. Very nice F-86. I like the Iranian schemes. My F-5E is finished in a similar scheme I think, but nothing as good as this one, partly due to the smaller scale of mine, but mostly my lack of skill! Great job. Terry
  5. Cool example of masking there Crisp, love it! Glad to see that Dido is progressing. Have a great break in Devon! Terry
  6. He'll probably explain it was practicing deft use of collective skills! Terry
  7. I missed the most important bit .......... Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great day. Terry
  8. Easily done .............. Terry
  9. I'd certainly be up for one! Nips neatly into the already forming queue of takers, appropriately socially distanced of course.
  10. Wow! You are certainly giving this the full works Cookie, and checking out Jamie's thread I can see how effective this technique can be. Watching with much admiration - no pressure then! Terry
  11. Yesssssss! I knew this was coming ............. ask me how I knew! I have two of these fine helicopters Bill (I've probably told you that before) and one is certainly earmarked for the Norwegian finish, along with one of my Seaking's. I will be following this, and the 1/48 thread on same subject. It's fun time!! Terry
  12. I'd be up for that as well. I keep pulling my two unmade 1/72 Sea Vixen's from the stash (Xtrakit and High Planes offerings), opening them up and wondering how on earth I can ever get either to look as good as what's happening on this thread! Terry
  13. Thanks Rob. They look purposeful. Have ordered some this morning! That foc'sle looks so neat! Terry
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