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  1. Redshift

    RMS Carpathia, Scratchbuild, 1/500 Scale

    Excellent work there Mr Bandsaw, that milliput bow wave looks properly splooshy (official nautical term, honest).
  2. Howdy forumites, its been a long time since I rock'n'rolled, but never mind that now. Today, may I present for your consideration a carved wooden series 1 Jaguar E-Type at roughly 1/24 ish scale. Entirely scratch built out of panga panga and basswood, with a little bit of plastic and brass. Took about 6 weeks with numerous pauses while work kept me away from my toys. I Don't think I'll use panga panga again, it is a bit of a pig to carve as it is splintery, and the heavy grain overpowers smaller details. however, it turned out all right, and taught me some more about the joys of whittling. Until next time, keep your tools sharp and your fingers out of the way.
  3. Redshift

    1:48 scale Fairmile B

    Very, very impressive. You're tempting me to dig out some brass rod and get heating, there's only so much detail I can whittle from a lump of wood.
  4. Redshift

    RMS Carpathia, Scratchbuild, 1/500 Scale

    I vote against lights, purely on the basis of Steve taking forever and a dy to get anything done! The build is looking good, keep going and ignore the heckling from the back row.
  5. Redshift

    1:48 scale Fairmile B

    Awesome work, I really like the brass guns
  6. Redshift

    RMS Carpathia, Scratchbuild, 1/500 Scale

    Starting to look pretty good. Whats the plan for details like lifeboats , winches and railings etc.? You going to get some photoetch or carry on carving?
  7. Redshift

    Wooden Wonder (literally)

    Thanks everyone for the kind words Personally, I find that with a plastic kit I take something nearly perfect, like a Tamiya kit, then proceed to muck it up with ham fisted glueing and painting that would loo bad in a primary school class, whereas taking a lump of wood and finding the aircraft within feels like I'm making more than the sum of the parts. This is why I visit this forum, to watch the experts make the plastic models properly, and to read Bandsaw Steve's latest excuses for not finishing his avro!
  8. Hello you, and a belated welcome to 2019. Here is a quicky I did in the post Christmas blues, a Mozzie carved from wood and camouflaged with wood stain. Its a bit of a mishmash, its supposed to be the cannon armed fighter, but the cockpit and exhaust blisters are from the MkIV bomber and the Brownings are too high in the nose. Still, it kept me out of the wife's way for a couple of weeks so it's all good. Enjoy.
  9. Redshift

    RMS Carpathia, Scratchbuild, 1/500 Scale

    Me likey. But where do the wings and wheels go?
  10. Redshift

    Avro 504K, 1/32, Scratchbuild

    Get on with it yer great big jessie.
  11. Redshift

    1/20 Aston Martin DBR1

    Hiya Steve My next project started then fizzled out pretty quickly. It was going to be Fangio's Mercedes Benz W196, but I lost interest, probably too similar to the Aston. I'm going to be spending some time away from cars, planes and boats and looking at doing some proper woodcarving, birds and celtic knots and the like. I'll be back at some point with something more suitable. Keep going with the Avro, its starting to look pretty damn good.
  12. Redshift

    1/20 Aston Martin DBR1

    Thanks all Steve, what mark of xfjygesjigt is it? I may be considering building an early one with the retrograde percussion flange.
  13. Here is my 1/20(ish) scratchbuilt carving of a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1. Carved from Lime finished with Danish Oil, with a few plastic and metal bits and pieces for the wheels. Took about a month, with a week of that waiting for the oil to dry. Thanks for looking
  14. Redshift

    Aston Martin DBR1 1/20 scratchbuilt

    Well, the past two weeks have mostly been spent waiting for danish oil to dry. Nearly there now, just need to carve and colour the dashboard, get some clear plastic to stay windshield shaped long enough for the glue to set, and I need to remember where I left the steering wheel.
  15. Redshift

    Avro 504K, 1/32, Scratchbuild

    I chickened out of using screws for cylinders as I thought helical cooling fins would look odd. I was clearly wrong as this will look spot on once painted. Good job.