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Ratch

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  1. Or do they swing both ways?
  2. You get this horsehair stuff, tease it out, spread it over the branches and spray with hairspray then sprinkle the leaves on. IIRC I used mixed herbs for the leaves. Treemendus do the horsehair though other suppliers are available.
  3. Thanks guys, I think the Airfix 54mm are great kits For what will be the yellowcoat I exchanged odd legs with a musketeer (01560). His left arm is part 17, holding the drinking bottle (21) whilst the right arm is part 14, holding the pike. DSC_0001 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr The musketeer kit was first issued in 1977 again in a Type 4 Collector’s Series Blister Pack. The sculpting is crisp and well defined, moulded in white plastic with 36 parts offering two pose options. I exchanged one leg with a pikeman to alter the stance slightly. Both arms were taken from the spares box. DSC_0003 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr I am pleased with this pose as it almost matches the illustration. This figure utilises both pikeman pose B arms (17 & 18) and the cabasset of a roundhead that I had previously (very roughly) sculpted a hideous face. DSC_0004 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr There is much more flash on these parts than the first two. Most parts need remedial action. For the sergeant I have used a pikeman’s head with a hat from spares. The arms are from the pikeman’s B pose (15 & 16). The sword is from the spares box and the halberd was scratchbuilt. DSC_0002 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
  4. This thread has been dormant for a long time Over on the ATF we are starting a Civil War Group Build and as I have three pikemen and five musketeers I thought it time I built them DSC_0003 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr The first two have taken a couple of hours each to assemble. The Pikeman kit was first issued in 1977. It is packaged in a Type 4 Collector’s Series Blister Pack. The sculpting is crisp and well defined, moulded in white plastic with 23 parts and two pose options. This first figure will be built as a Charles Gerard’s Bluecoat in the A pose. I omitted the feathers on the semi-cabasset but cut earflaps from the plastic sheet provided. This sheet was also used for the various straps and belts. DSC_0001 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr For this Earl of Essex Regiment pikeman I used the legs from the musketeer (01560), a 1/35 head and a sash from the Cavalier horseman. The right arm is from spares. DSC_0002 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
  5. Most of Airfix's new tools (under the Hornby Group) have been replacing old tools. Yes they do slip new ones in, but I think in the long term the vast majority of old tolls will be replaced.
  6. DSC_0005 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0008 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0009 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0010 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0011 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0012 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
  7. DSC_0021 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0022 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0023 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0024 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0025 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
  8. DSC_0017 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0018 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0019 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr DSC_0020 by Richard Linnell, on Flickr
  9. I hope you don't mind me adding these... K4459 of RAF Volunteer Reserve, Sywell, 18 June 1938 to 17 October 1938. I know Sywell didn't have hard standings, my base was made for Chelveston.
  10. I never met any BMers at Telford
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