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eddiesolo

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  1. Thanking you Vince, I have seen that show, they make some cracking fish tanks. I slapped this on Ebay for £15, thought, if it sells it sells...I then got an offer for £25 +postage...yeah, okay so, another rusty, crusty wreck off into the wild. Yeah, that could work, might be a pain to try and do on the cheap though. Cost wise, it is probably easier to just get a ready-made one. You could of course, just get a fish tank and slap the wrecks in...minus any fish and see how they go, if they start breaking apart after two weeks then epoxy might be the only way to seal.
  2. Cheers mate, glad you like it. As for the fish tank idea, I got a question regarding doing one years ago for the same thing. I replied that the answer is no, the glue used is PVA, the coating is just sand then it is rattle canned and then various acrylics, washes, pigments added. I think, over time, you may find some floating fish. Also cleaning the thing would be just about impossible, the coating would probably just fall away.
  3. I have had this Marder knocking about for a while, lost the tracks for some reason-nowhere to be found so, with this in mind, I decided to make a post war memorial. I have seen a few that are badly conserved and I wanted to recreate this. First off, after the kit was made, I added some damage a couple of shell hits to the mantlet that killed the crew and disabled the gun. I then gave a spray coat of grey and and black-mainly the interior-so excuse the pictures showing the interior, these are dark and are supposed to be. The idea is that locals or councils etc just use whatever paint seems okay-the interior is just some black the exterior grey with brushed on colours depicting some sort of crude camo; I then added some simple graffiti. Next was a wash to dirty the thing and finally I added rust. There is a simple grassed base to make and add to tie it all in-when I get around to it. Si.
  4. I still had some supplies left over from the sunken sub commission build...soooooooooooo, I thought I might as well use some of them up. Another sunken sub, this one is a 1/144 scale type XXIII. I did her as if she was just under the surface with snorkel extended when she was attacked, depth charge damage to side and damage to periscope and snorkel due to depth charge and later on fishing nets...and no, not adding any netting Nice and easy build, straight forward and all built, coated, painted and weathered in one day. Si.
  5. Bless you Alan, so pleased you dropped by and for commenting. Glad that she looks right, you always worry if you have got the look correct-especially if it is for someone else.
  6. Hi Jeff, many thanks for popping by and the nice comment. Yeah, it is a depth charge, I normally do hatches open but thought this one closed, only one periscope is partially up and the conning tower equipment is in a semi up position, so a quick crash dive-two depth charges-one damaged the rear gun and railings the other caused the buckling followed by the decompression force. Well, that's the gibberish I am telling myself. Cheers Vince, appreciate it mate. Hi mate, no, I use a very, very fine sand, this leaves enough detail but also a more rough, growth like look. Glad you like it.
  7. Here is another sunken submarine-made for a commission from a guy that already had one of mine. I normally do the 1/125 scale as I find these better for my ailing, cramping hands but, they are scarce and can be expensive so a 1/144 scale was used instead. She is all done has been paid for and is off to her new home. Si.
  8. Cheers Vince, nice of you to think they are that good...there not really mate.
  9. I have made some bits to go with the gantry crane. A mobile generator, a couple of mechanics, welding bottles and frame and a pallet with spare bottles etc. I used spare parts and junk from the bits boxes to make most of it, only expenditure was buying the two figures. Si.
  10. Cheers Vince. Mine is the more generic, heavy duty, in one place kind of crane as it also going to be used for more modern vehicles. I was going to do a German WW2 mobile wheeled version but I just used what I had in the end. No idea what the mobile cranes could lift, although they could lift a Tiger 1 turret.
  11. I am calling this one finished. The gantry crane for use with mine and the clubs RC tanks and vehicles. Top coat in black, was going to use maskol but the stuff had gone off so all the weathering is just surface painting. Si.
  12. For our tank groups home and away events I have a service area, mainly WW2, spare tracks, ammo etc. I have been wanting to make a service gantry, seen some pics of them from WW2 and thought I would have a try. I started out thinking of using plasticard with wood etc but there is just no way I my hands would have stood up to making something this large cutting and trimming on this scale. So, it was put on the backburner for a while until I went into a charity shop and found a knackered toy crane, snapped it up cheap, next door was chucking some old toys out and electronics so I asked of I could have a rummage-got the cables and the feet and then it slowly started to come together. So, kitbashing from old toys, plasticard, spares box etc and three cans of primer later I have a gantry! There is still painting, weathering and finishes to add but, here she is so far. https://ibb.co/1ThLv2m https://ibb.co/KqCxBJY https://ibb.co/Ph0L8T7 https://ibb.co/vD1j2nw https://ibb.co/7WTRv5b https://ibb.co/7Q88ys0
  13. Cheers mate, pleased you like it and thanks for stopping by.
  14. Thanks Vince, glad you like her. Yeah, will have to see if I have any allied troops in the spares box, they would look rather good.
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