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About Tommygunn1972

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  1. Tommygunn1972

    MPC Imperial Shuttle - Lighting

    That could work too. Thanks for the advice I'm busy sorting the cockpit lighting out at the moment so will have a think. It seems like the same idea but without all the cutting, which I'm not a big fan of. I wanted to detail the engine ports so this would help by giving a good base to work on
  2. Tommygunn1972

    MPC Imperial Shuttle - Lighting

    Thanks Warren that sounds a lot simpler to do. Will have a think through exactly how to tackle it. Most of my modelling involves a lot of thinking things through
  3. Hi, I Picked up an old MPC shuttle Tydirium at a toy fair this weekend and have already made a start. I have always wanted this kit and couldn't wait to get it out of the box. I am adding a few lights, so far I have sorted a rudimentary lighting system to include cockpit lights (fibre optic) dorsal wing lights (fibre Optic) and landing lights (LED's). I have seen some fantastic builds which light up the rear ion Engines with a bluish glow. Before I start chopping the kit any more I wanted to know what can be used to produce a good effect. Does anyone have any ideas of how to go about this? The cheapest option will always be near the top of the list lol. I thought about acrylic rod with LED's drilled into each end and lit that way. Or maybe see if I can get my hands on one of those three in one torches that has a strip light in it. I'm not sure though how to wire that up. My electrical knowledge is really only what I need to know right now and Google fills in any other gaps. Any help would be appreciated and if this has been done by anyone I would love to see pics and wip's. CHRIS.
  4. Tommygunn1972

    BSG Mark VIIE Viper (my version)

    I really like this, I've never seen this kit before. I think after seeing this I might have to keep a look out for one. Well done, a good looking build!
  5. Tommygunn1972

    Bandai A-Wing

    Wow Andy, that has completely blown my A-Wing out of the water. Another superb build. Did you have any issues using the enamels? I keep clear of them when building Bandai kits due to the issues that have been well documented. Are they ok to use over a coat of finish? and if so how do you use them i.e. do you do panel lines or full washes? You are a true inspiration with your painting skills, I'm already on Amazon looking for my next Bandai kit.
  6. Tommygunn1972

    Imperial Sniper

    Great, I love the pose! I agree with the comment regarding the bandai kits they are very well made. I have mainly done bandai vehicles but did get the boba fett figure, he is made but I didn't know where to start on the weathering so he has sat on the shelf for a while. Any tips? You seem to have an eye for detailing figures I can't believe the difference between weathering a figure and vehicle, I guess I should just give it a go!
  7. Hi, its been a while since I posted something, however I've still been busy modelling. I thought I would put up my most recent addition to my star wars collection. The Bandai kits are excellent and a joy to build. This A-Wing was my favourite so far. I paint with Vallejo acrylics through a cheap and cheerful airbrush mainly and due to the plastic with Bandai kits need to weather with acrylics too. I choose to portray the A-wing in green which from memory has been on screen at some points but I might be wrong. I have also recently completed the Y-Wing but haven't any photos yet, will post when I do. I also, for the first time, used fibre optics to light the laser turret which was a huge learning curve and, to be honest was a lot of work for not that much visually, but it was something I wanted to try. I can tick this off the list now. Please take a look and, as usual, all comments welcome. And a few with the lights turned on: Cheers!
  8. Tommygunn1972

    EF-111A RAVEN - Academy 1/48

    Looks great, never seen one of these before, it's a cool looking subject. Really like what you have done with this, the weathering is superb!
  9. I am building the 1:72 hasegawa Blackhawk at the moment which is lacking in detail quite a bit, so have just ordered the revel 1:48 Blackhawk. Which I think is the same mould as this model. I will be watching this closely. Its looking good so far, What colour scheme are you going for?
  10. Tommygunn1972

    Hasegawa 1/72 E-2C Hawkeye Build

    That's a good size I will Defo be getting this next, just got to finish my Blackhawk!
  11. Tommygunn1972

    Hasegawa 1/72 E-2C Hawkeye Build

    this is looking great, I think this model is next on my list. How big is the model roughly? Looking forward to seeing this build progress!
  12. Tommygunn1972

    Bandai 1/48 AT-ST

    That looks cool, like the empire just left it on Endor and scarpered! Love the rust on the side panels. Good job!
  13. Awesome, this is a nice build. The paint job is excellent!
  14. Tommygunn1972

    Bandai Namco 1/72nd Y-Wing Finished

    This is a fantastic Y-Wing build, one of the best i've seen, your chipping and weathering is spot on. I hope to be getting one of these soon, they were also my favourite ship. Great job!