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  1. The aerials should be there but they were lost to the carpet monster, if you look at my WIP you will see the problems I had with the build towards the end. In the end I just wanted it finished. I'm afraid my OCD won't allow me start another model until I've finished ( or binned) the current project .
  2. Thanks for all the nice comments, much appreciated.
  3. Thanks for all the nice comments, much appreciated.
  4. I hadn't noticed they were the wrong way round, thanks for pointing it out but I think that's the way it's going to stay for the time being at least.
  5. Hi All, I don't normally build in this scale but this is an Aircraft I have always liked, and I have never done Work in Progress either so I thought I would combine the two. I'm really sorry but don't know how to create a link (it would be great if somebody could tell me). I did a WIP so that I could use it as a learning experience and wow did I learn. I wont ramble on about the build as those who are interested can check it out. All I can say is that I nearly lost the will to live with this one and more than once it nearly ended up in the bin of doom. Anyway here's the finished product. Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.
  6. Hi Everybody, this was one of 'Aldi's' pre Christmas bargains. I purchased it thinking I was buying a Mustang flown by the 'Tuskeegee' Airmen only to find the decals were nothing like those shown on the box art or building instructions. After a bit of research I discovered the decals were those belonging to the retooled mustang this due for release this January. Spotting an opportunity I went back to Aldi and purchased another, I then complained to Airfix that the decals were incorrect and they sent out the correct set. So for the price of one model I will be able to build 'Rose Marie' and 'Lollipoop' This is my first attempt at metal finished aircraft, I black based it and used Tamiya Flat Aluminium, Flat Blue and Flat Red. I then finished it off using Tamiya Semi Gloss Clear. I'm not too displeased with the finished result with it being my first metal finish, but I do have to improve my canopy masking. I have tried all the recommended methods but I cannot achieve the crisp lines I see on here time and time again. Thanks for looking all comments and criticisms are welcome, thanks for looking.
  7. Well the decals arrived as promised and here we have the finished model. As it happens the second set of decals were no better than the first, but I had prepared it following the advice I received and it shone like a mirror. I think the first paint job was a lot better than the second, but I had said its been a learning curve. Thanks for all the nice comments, help (particularly 'At Sea') who provided the pilot, and advice.
  8. Yes you are right about the scale, I did get it right I when I submitted it in the Armoured Fighting Vehicle forum. Better pictures too. Thank you.
  9. Hi All, I have recently been busy with Jaguar G.R1 which has stalled, awaiting new decals. So I just wanted a couple of simple bang together models, this then is my homage to those who died in the Great War. The eagle eyed among you will notice that the crosses are missing from the side of the Eindecker, this was as a result of a big fat thumb and unfortunately my OCD would not allow me to have a cross on one side and not the other. Both have been painted using Tamiya acrylics and more info on the tank can be found on the Armoured Fighting Vehicles Forum. It was going to be a diorama but my decals have just arrived so perhaps a project for another day. Thanks for looking, as always comments and criticisms are welcome.
  10. In hindsight I wish I had of done that, but my first AFV and I went at it like a bull at a gate . Future projects I will invest in some better drill bits or some brass tube.
  11. I'd like to say it was skill on my part, in all honesty it was a happy accident. For the colour I mixed Tamiya orange with Revell rust till I got a shade I liked, moistened the area where I wanted the rust and then dabbled on a touch of paint and let it flow where I wanted rust, a little more water to blend it in. On the tracks I laid down a base colour of black and dark earth, built up a couple of layers of rust colour. When they were fitted the paint cracked when they were stretched, which to my eye looked quite natural. A bit more watered down rust colour where it was needed and then the raised parts of the track were highlighted in metallic grey. Hope that all makes sense.
  12. Hi Folks, this is my first attempt at an armoured fighting vehicle, my normal subjects are Second World War aircraft or modern jets so please be kind. After a visit to RAF Cosford I had this idea to build a small diorama featuring a World War 1 tank and a British and German aircraft in a dog fight above. Well something I found out during this build is I am not very good at building biplanes and consequently the Sopwith Camel found itself flying straight into the bin of shame, and that's where the Fokker Eindecker will find itself if it doesn't start behaving! Anyway here She is, or should I say He is. Built straight out of the box, I did not paint it in the recommended colour scheme as I just wanted something representative of the type and it is painted entirely with Tamiya Acrylics. I have enjoyed the build and found the weathering process liberating, you have to be a little more restrained with aircraft. I have a feeling this will not be my last armoured fighting vehicle. Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.
  13. Well a big shout out for Revell, I contacted them and they are going to send me a new set of decals but because they are coming from Germany I will have to wait 4-6 weeks. With that in mind I decided to tidy up the paintwork from where I had removed the previous decals. I found I was losing some of the different paint tones that I liked, so I tried some post shading. Long story short it was a mess so in a fit of pique I decided to go back to square one. Following 'Triumphfan's' advice I have rubbed the whole thing smooth with various grades of wet and dry. My reasoning is if I start off with a smooth surface I should be able to keep the coats smooth and then before the decals are applied I will give it a few coats of 'Klear' and then rub that smooth with very fine wet and dry. Fortunately the panel lines are a little exaggerated so I should be able to get away with it. The cockpit canopies came off during the clean up but hopefully they will come through fairly unscathed. On the upside it has given me an opportunity to rectify a couple of little niggles I was going to put up with. So onward and upward. Thanks everybody for the kind comments and advice, always appreciated.
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