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About MikeyJ

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  • Birthday 03/01/1967

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    Bridlington, East Yorkshire
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    Anything that looks interesting enough to build it.

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  1. MikeyJ

    Royal Navy gunboat 1809

    Shallow water and coastal defence I believe, not sure about the carronade but I think the main cannon was a 24pounder
  2. MikeyJ

    Royal Navy gunboat 1809

    No, not this one its never left the house.
  3. This is something i scratchbuilt a few years ago using free magazine plans: Not sure of scale or if its accurate or not but its about 13inches in length, built from wood plank on frame in clinker style. The cannon barrels were made using rods of P38 car body filler resin moulded in tubes and turned. It could be displayed as it is or with mast raised and bowsprit fitted, but i didn't fancy rigging it at the time. Overall it took about 8 months to complete
  4. MikeyJ

    How do I post Pictures?

  5. Revell Eurofighter in 3 Squadron anniversary scheme. Kit built OOB and not the easiest of kits to build. The decals were from Xtradecal and were an Ebay win, but they turned into a nightmare to apply due to them breaking up, presumably from age or poor storage. To cover the terrible transfers i dirtied the plane up a little using crushed pencil graphite.
  6. MikeyJ

    18th Century 28 Foot Longboat

    These are great little subjects to model. And great for practice for wooden hull construction. I scratchbuilt a 54foot version years ago but with clinker hull, and complete with a cannon and caronade onboard.
  7. MikeyJ

    WW 1 concrete cargo vessels

    There is also the wreck of the MV Creteblock visible at Whitby too. http://www.hidden-teesside.co.uk/2011/10/04/wreck-of-the-creteblock-whitby/
  8. Finally completed this pair a couple of months ago. They started out as an Xmas pressy for someone, but with one thing and another and loss of interest, the build dragged on and on. The Airfix etch set was used and really makes a difference to both vehicles
  9. MikeyJ

    Airfix F5A - Finished

    Made 2 of these as a kid, a Silver USAF one and the F5 Tiger II which wasnt too bad, or its my rose tinted memory...Built one a couple years back from the PM models kit of the Turkish Stars F5, obtained from a stall at Waddington airshow since it was cheap - now that was a really bad kit.
  10. MikeyJ

    Airfix WMIK & Snatch Landrovers

    A small update before packing up modelling tools for a couple of weeks. Finished assembly of both chassis & assembled and fitted the brass rear step to the Snatch Landy but had to salvage the two plastic bumper protusions from the bin due to loosing an etch part, while i was at it i refitted them to the WMIK too. Just little bits of painting left and a blast of matt varnish then on with the bodywork.
  11. MikeyJ

    Airfix WMIK & Snatch Landrovers

    OK, thanks for the info. Black chassis it is.
  12. MikeyJ

    Airfix WMIK & Snatch Landrovers

    First job was cut the rear step and bumper bits of the rear of both chassis. Couple of hours later, both engines and 1 chassis partly built The instruction call for chassis to be painted black, but I'm not convinced about that so they will be painted in the same sand colour as the body
  13. For my first work in progress I am going to have a go at the Airfix WMIK & Snatch landrover set. After a look at the parts and seeing it uses decals for window grills I decided to complete it with the Airfix etch brass detail set. Vehicles are not something I build very often and for me using etch for any model is even rarer. Four grey sprues of nicely detailed parts but seems quite few need work to clean flash and mould lines up and one clear The etch is very nice. The bonnet checkerplate and grills are very finely done. So lets see how this goes...
  14. MikeyJ

    USS Bonhomme Richard.

    Shall follow with interest, and watch out for the kit too since I have a scratch built HMS Serapis on the go
  15. Fantastic work, love the quality of the woodwork. Is it seven feet without the bowsprit?