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Dunny

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  1. Hi All, My next project is Airfix' 1:72 Wellington GR MkVIII. I've previously successfully (mostly!) built the MkIA, so hopefully the kit won't spring any nasty surprises. Here's the box art: I'll be modelling the aircraft depicted, which is HX379 of 172 Sqn, operating from RAF Chivenor in 1942. Here's the scheme in more detail: Here's a link to a photo of the actual aircraft: https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Wellington/Vickers-Wellington/pages/Vickers-Wellington-GRMkVIII-RAF-172Sqn-WN-A-on-patrol-over-the-Western-Approaches-1942.html Auntie's scheme as presented looks to be pretty representative, so I'll go with that. Having said that the aircraft code looks to be in white rather than red as presented, so I shall see if I can be bothered to fix that... Here's the sprues: So, into the build! First some minor surgery to remove the turreted nose, to be replaced with the glazed version: At the same time all of the holes for the antennae were drilled out. Although Airfix helpfully inform you that much of the interior is invisible I've decided to go for the fully monty anyway - why not?! To replicate the doped fabric interior the fuselage was sprayed with a coat of Tamiya Red Brown, with the geodesic structure carefully brush painted in aluminium. The cockpit area was sprayed in interior green. Here's a work in progress shot: I decided that there was precisely zero chance of the rear fuselage being seen, so gave up on the frame highlights back there! Here's the state of play after a good day's work. I've still yet to add the IP, which will be adorned with the kit decals, and I'll add some belts using Tamiya tape (the build will be OOB otherwise, other than a set of Eduard masks). The wooden areas were brush painted with Mid-Stone and then over-coated with Abteilung Shadow Brown oil paint. I'm not 100% happy with it but it does kind've look like wood! Although it'll never be seen... Actually Airfix should be given credit for a comprehensive and detailed interior - I'm sure that more skilful modellers could make it shine, but I'm relatively happy with the (to be invisible) result! Thanks for looking, Roger
  2. Lovely work - what did you use for the panel line wash, if I may ask?
  3. Beautifully finished- congratulations!
  4. Coming along nicely John - I'm still hovering nervously over the box for this one...
  5. I feel your pain! I suffered this a few times myself with oil and enamel washes, but since using water-based Flory washes over a gloss coat I have never had an issue (I airbrush acrylics). Can highly recommend them, HTH, Roger
  6. Lovely finish Chris - congratulations!
  7. Lovely finish Chris - very interested to understand your painting technique in more detail too! Was the canopy knock-out panel included on the kit moulding; if not, how did you get it looking so good?! Cheers, Roger
  8. 1:32 Monogram/Revell F4U-1?? It would be the right vintage...
  9. Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated!
  10. Thanks for the kind words Chris - much appreciated! Hope you are settling into the new man cave!!
  11. That is awesome - I want one! Love the fact it's a local unit. Congratulations on a great build
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