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06/24

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  1. A like just isn't enough. Truly superb.
  2. More exemplary work, bravo sir.
  3. You're right, in that the ISO specs don't spec ribs, but I've never found a 22 rib example yet. There are a couple of resin kits, from Minuteman Factory and Accurate Armour, but so far the price has put me off but I may get one (or both!) to compare. The Minuteman example apparently comes with decals, which is good, as I haven't found much out there.
  4. I'm afraid Trumpeter clearly couldn't be bothered to go outside and count. IIRC both Trumpy and Italeri got the ribs wrong. The Trumpy end ribs are worse. It happens in all sorts of scales, some model railway ones get it wrong too. Yes I admit it, I'm a rib counter. Because the ribs are angled/chamfered I haven't been able to think of a way to scratchbuild accurately.
  5. If you're filling a 1/35 ship, you can get ready made plastic ones from China, minimum order seems to be 1000 pieces... http://qhdtyz.com/plus/list/tid/78.html
  6. I have a WSI diecast container in 1/50 scale (China Shipping again), not cheap but very nice. I don't have any 1/50 trucks or anything though.
  7. CSLU Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr CSLU Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr T'other side and end. Needs to dry out now before the fun part. Inaccurate numbers of ribs on sides and ends don't help when positioning decals.
  8. CSLU 1/35 Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr CSLU 1/35 Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr So far the kit decals have gone on better than I remembered.
  9. Evidence of use/abuse will definitely follow but first I have to tackle the Trumpeter decals which memory suggests were a nightmare!
  10. The paint I had obtained was (unintentionally) cellulose and I was little nervous using it on a plastic model. I primed with Halfords plastic primer and applied the paint outdoors in a warm day, so it flashed off very quickly and I experienced no problems with damage to the plastic. 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr
  11. I wasn't really sure where to post this, since the humble box doesn't really fit any particular genre. Mods, feel free to move this if you wish. While I'm no expert, there's something fascinating about the quotidian ubiquity of shipping containers. I've built a couple before (see here) but I was never happy with the colour of the CSLU box. I recently chanced upon an online store which sold appropriate "Reef Green" paint so I thought I'd have another go. If you'll indulge me, I'll post a few reference shots and some WIP of the box itself. Abandoned Shipping Container by Matt Grommes, on Flickr 2016 - China - Yangtze River - China Shipping by Ted McGrath, on Flickr MMNU Mobile Mini BV 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr I really like the Hazmat ghosts on the side of this (storage in our local co-op) Dutch rental unit and that's something I'd like to try and replicate. MMNU Mobile Mini BV 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr So, some model progress shots: 1/35 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr 1/35 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr 1/35 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr 1/35 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr 1/35 20ft Container by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr Just visible in that last shot is the only addition I've made so far, a couple of door stops to keep the doors level with the ends.
  12. Your wish is my (slightly delayed, sorry!) command: Revell 1/35 UH-1C by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr There's a lot of plastic in the box. Detail looks nicely, even delicately done: Revell 1/35 UH-1C by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr Revell 1/35 UH-1C by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr And it seems to have an appropriate mix of engraved and raised detail. There a whole bunch of armaments included: Revell 1/35 UH-1C by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr I'm no huey expert but certainly in-box (or rather, out-of-box-but-unbuilt) it looks like it should build up just fine. But its huge. I hadn't bargained for just how big this "small" helo is in 1/35 scale.
  13. Apologies for lack of updates. I was puzzling over how best to do the hard edged camo. Well I can tell you masking didn't work, so it'll have to be brush painted - the failed sprayed effort has been resprayed in dark yellow and I'll have to repair the damaged spare wheel holder. Bother by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr
  14. It’s wonderfully subtle. Really lovely work
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