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Matt P

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  1. Hi, Thanks for that. I usually resize pics before putting them on but completely forgot this time so will gladly take a slap on the wrist.
  2. Just finished this excellent kit and unlike some other car kits this went together like clockwork. Will be part of a scrap yard diorama so was done fully rusted and abandoned, using mostly Mig Ammo rust acrcylics, AK Interactive chipping and crusted rust sets, and blue Pebeo acrylic artists paint.
  3. Thank You Your comments are very much appreciated.
  4. Just finished this latest diorama using the Revell Hemi 'Cuda and Smallescalelights LEDS once again (The street light actually flickers but you can't see it in the pics). This one skips forward to the 1990's from the last one I did. Diorama is scratch built from foam board and plasticard, painted using AK Interactive and Tamiya paints. The green colour for the car was a mix of various artists acrylic green shades. Trash can made from tin foil and a few bots from the spares box scattered about.
  5. very cool and unusual subject.
  6. Already posted in the vehicle section, but the diorama aspect posted here too... Revell 1949 Mercury rust rod, posed against a scrcatchbuilt street and wall. The base is a Hobbycraft frame, cut to size. The wall is made from foam board with the outer card layer taken off then marked up. The road surface is 1200 grade wet and dry paper. Phone booth from Doozy in resin is superb, and the LED lights are from smallscalelights.co.uk, who I highly recommend. Street light is scracth built from brass & plastic tube, with a 'bag stud' used s the shade and LED light from the same source as the car lights (Controlled by a 3 x AAA battery box on the rear of the wall). All the posters are from 1972 and were downloaded from the net. Photos were taken using a smart phone and a Esddi photo box mini studio (recommended! - basically a large black box with 156 LED lights at the top with adjustable brightness). Thoroughly enjoyed the build and look forward to starting the next one.
  7. Thanks for all your great and much appreciated comments . I must admit that after years of building various types of scale models I have found a genre that I find the most satisfying, enjoyable and challenging, so more of these to come I think
  8. Thanks . I didn't chop it, that is how it comes as a kit thankfully.
  9. My latest completion and I must admit I am a bit chuffed with it Revell 1949 Mercury that I was originally going to do a replica of the Badlands film car. However after a coat of black it looked a bit dull, so I re-thought it and decided to do a rust rod. Painted with MIG rust tones/hairspray/grey/varnish/hairspray/green/varnish to get the result. I then had a rush of blood to the head and thought lighting would be a good idea, so got some LED 's from Smallscalelights.co.uk which were great (and the service was excellent). Base and wall are scratchbuilt as is the street lamp (with LED), and the phone booth is a Doozy item from AK in Spain. Probably not immediately obvious, and a bit anal I know, but all the posters, newspapers and licence plate are all from 1972 The year the Badlands film came out.
  10. very nice too. I was toying with the idea of getting this kit and I think you may have swayed me
  11. originally posted in the vehicles section but just as much a diorama I suppose This model ticked off a number of firsts for me in model building....first 'civilian' vehicle, first 1/24 scale, first salt and hairspray weathering, so was really an ongoing experiment all the way through. The bus is the excellent Revell 1/24 Samba bus. The side doors, load bay and engine cover all open but the front door hinges were so fragile that I glued them shut. The figures are Masterbox and the wall is made from an old piece of laminate flooring painted to look like a concrete wall, with AK graffiti transfers. Paint was Vallejo, Tamiya and some oils for weathering. All comments and constructive criticism welcome.
  12. This model ticked off a number of firsts for me in model building....first 'civilian' vehicle, first 1/24 scale, first salt and hairspray weathering, so was really an ongoing experiment all the way through. The bus is the excellent Revell 1/24 Samba bus. The side doors, load bay and engine cover all open but the front door hinges were so fragile that I glued them shut. The figures are Masterbox and the wall is made from an old piece of laminate flooring painted to look like a concrete wall, with AK graffiti transfers. Paint was Vallejo, Tamiya and some oils for weathering. All comments and constructive criticism welcome
  13. Having owned the real thing I reckon yours will be a lot less troublesome . Nice job
  14. Hi Andy, Thank you for your kind comments. I used IPA to thin the AK paints, as I didn't have any lacquer thinners. I bought them under the assumption that they were acrylic paint similar to Tamiya etc, so was surprised to see they are lacquer based (after gumming up my airbrush!). I had watched a video from Flory models that seemed to suggest that they could be thinned with water or Tamiya thinners, but that turned out to be not the case I agree that they are quite dark compared to my usual Hataka, Vallejo, Tamiya etc, although they are listed as exactly the same colours. They do spray quite well lthough but I prefer water based acrylics for sure.
  15. Just finished this as a quick build between other projects. Built OOB with box decals for an F-16A of 50th TFW based at Hahn AFB in 1983. Mounted on a piece of rock found ages ago on Redcar beach. I think it is coke slag from the old steel works, but seems to lend itself well as a suitable base Paint is AK real colors, which were a pain and will not see the light of day again.
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