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Markie Smizzle

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  1. Hi All. This is the first resin figure I've ever made, and it really won't be the last. It's been a very sharp and steep learning curve in working with resin and how to get the most out of certain paints. I'm by no means a good artist, and I 'm not as good as some of the guys on this forum, but I really feel I've outdone myself with this. I present, my WW1 Centenary tribute to those who fought and fell in The Great War of 1914-1918 "Tommy" Regards, Mark
  2. Thanks Richard, believe me, it only took so long because it pushed our patience. If not for that, it'd have been done in a few months. There was a lot of poor fitting and warped plastic, but we pushed through it and now we're onto aircraft again. Happy days
  3. Thanks Richard, there are parts which are nagging me still, but on the whole I love it. If you go to IPMS shows, I've just joined upto a local group, so will be looking to display it at several this year
  4. Thank you Steve, we added some more to her, but that was only flags and the Flagship crest.
  5. Yes, I know the feeling. Especially when you look at the Royal Caribbean 'Of The Seas' Fleet. Thank You for your kind words, Rob.
  6. Thank you B.M Thank you Bitzer, they'e going for about £90 these days on Amazon and ebay
  7. Thank you Alpha, we would set 3 or 4 hours a week aside for a lads night. We'd get as much done as we could, and I'd try and get some done in the spare time I had. Sometimes there wouldn't be any work done for 2-4 weeks, though.
  8. Hi every one. We're pleased to announce that this model is now finished, and in the Ready For Inspection Thread. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and encouraged us with your kind words, it really has been much appreciated!!! Regards, Mark & Chris
  9. Hi All, @Chris Calland and I are pleased to present to you, our OOB build of the Revell 1/400 Queen Mary 2. She has been a kit which has been neglected atop kitchen cupboards and under sofas until it got passed to me to build along with my friend, Chris. Link to our WIP page is here: I know that my model photography skills leave a lot to be desired Thanks for looking, and thanks to those who have helped and offered advice to me along the way. Mark & Chris
  10. I've made contact with the Langley Moor club so far. Are you in one?
  11. Okay, all but a few pieces of railings/rails are in place Lol yeah I wouldn't be surprised if you could. It weighs an absolute tonne as well. I'm going to try and join a model club before Tynemouth show too, so I can bring her along with a WiP booklet of what it looked like when I got it, through to how it is now.
  12. Hi Everyone, Waterline decals being fitted Top deck attachments finally being fixed into place Side view of her in all of her majesty Aft deck fences and pools painted and built up Propellers added for good measure A fair bit of progress has taken place lately, and apart from a few decals, touch ups and rigging, she's all but finished. Hopefully by the end of next week I will be posting pics of her in the completed kits section I'm not allowed to finish it without the owner of the kit, @Chris Calland Thanks for looking and for your input everyone
  13. Latest progress as of last night Setting the mast in place with CA glue and a helping hand @Chris Calland Repairing my feeble attempt at the earlier scratchbuilt effort on the stern The fruits of his labour - I can't seem to get the hosting site to stop rotating my photos, apologies. side on shot showing the mast, funnel structures and the progress as a whole so far. It's getting there now, only the fences and smaller details to go before decalling, and then hopefully completion. Regards, @Chris Calland & @Markie Smizzle
  14. Good Evening. I found myself with an unexpected day off today due to snow. So what could I do other than get some valuable bench time in?. Today has been mainly spent painting and assembling the smaller lifeboats, installing their davits and applying a few decals. I did what I could with shaky hands and a headache, I couldn't quite get all the widows painted, and the kit wanted silver windows, but I prefer it black. All of the smaller lifeboats in their hopefully now permanent residence. Decals for the sport courts placed down, and some of the top structure held in place. Another view before I attached the lifeboats and radomes shows the model so far including the recently completed funnel. And here she is at the end of this afternoons session. I might assemble the other life boats after dinner, if not at the weekend. The structures on the top deck are currently only dry fitted, so I can get a feel and sneak peak of what she looks like. I dare say she's looking better after every session. Thank you for looking.
  15. Thanks Guys. I can't wait to finish it! Yeah it has all been painted with Vallejo Air White. There are a few touch ups to do here and there, but otherwise it's all painted. I've just assembled the funnel, and I'm waiting for my friend who is a master with masking tape to come and mask the black stripes on the funnel tonight.
  16. Hi Everyone. I have found some time to make a little more progress, and I'm pleased to say She's taking shape nicely. The fit on parts of this particular kit weren't particularly that great, I think with it previously being kept in an environment which got hot and cold has warped it in places. Nevertheless I am pushing through with clamps of various sizes. I'll be investing in some EZ-Line for the mast, then cracking on with the top decks including the funnel. While I'm waiting for that to arrive, I'm going to try and create some windows for the bridge with Humbrol Clearfix
  17. Hi nice work with your QM2. I had the same problem with a broken staircase, but mine was on the top deck. Are you have painting or Airbrushing yours? I am airbrushing mine, and I didn't realise how much masking was involved.
  18. Hi Guys, I have a little more progress for you to feast your eyes upon! In the time I've been offline from here, I've fixed the Stern decks, and windows in place. I've also attached the apartments, and have the larger balconies in place. Tomorrow, and a couple of other days through the week, I have the intention of finishing the tinting of the smaller balconies, and then colouring in the railings before attaching. I also plan to attach the other tinted windows, mainly those along the lifeboat deck. I will also be measuring out some clear acetate and tinting that before attaching the front of the megastructure, Bridge, and top decks.
  19. Thanks Steve. It was definitely worth the work and patience! She still has pride of place inside a case, along side a Sea Harrier FA.2
  20. Hello Everyone, I recently purchased this kit after years of hunting, and I'm on the hunt for some aftermarket parts, specifically the refit funnel. Photo etch would be an advantage too. Do any of you know where I could get hold of anything? I've been looking all around the internet to no avail, so I'm asking my BM brothers for some much needed help and advice. Regards, Mark
  21. Thanks Steve, if not VERY slowly. I can't believe it has taken me 5 months to get this far :-/ Thanks Blues
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