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geedubelyer

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  1. Here we go.... Hope these help. Low-res 100kB per pic gallery If you'd like larger files PM me your e-mail and I'll send over a ZIP file. Cheers.
  2. Hendie, I had a poke around "Argonaut" at the Newark Air museum a while ago and took quite a few pics. She's listed as an HC2 on their aircraft list so if you think it'll be any help I could see if I can find them for you? Birketts Pete? Gurgle search for J. Birketts Cheers. Edit. Found the pics. Plenty of external shots too if they're of any use.
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    BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Hi Rob, Just a few things regarding the wire MDC option if you go that way. It is possible to get very fine lead wire but in my experience it is quite fragile. Also, it does n't seem to like paint or glue very much so you may need to wash it before you do anything with it. Corsairfoxfouruncle's suggestion of copper wire might prove more usable. Using the thinnest wire you can from electrical stuff would be good. If possible anneal it first by passing it through a flame until it glows orange. (Try not to melt it). After that it becomes very maleable and easy to bend but it remains less fragile than lead wire. It also seems to take paint and glue better. If you have n't got any wire that you can strip for this use then PM me and I'll send you some. I've been keeping bits of wire of all different thicknesses for ages and have plenty HTH Cheers.
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    'nother Imperial Knight

    Hello folks, Here's the latest from the Imperial Knight stables. In order to push the lower limbs closer to the finish line I needed to add the codpiece armour and the banner that dangles between the Knight's legs. As usual I felt the need to dabble. For the codpiece I considered adding some relief again but decided not to on this occasion. Instead I scratched a few marks into the lower armour plate in an attempt to create a kind of engraved effect. This was left as a bare bronze colour. The uppermost plate was painted orange then some fading was applied. In my mind my inspiration is the faded dayglo orange seen on many aircraft. This colour seems to be particularly susceptible to the sun's rays and fades alot. A small amount of damage by way of surface scratching was added but this was kept light since this armour plate is rather shielded. The chain used to suspend the banner is a replacement. The plastic chain links are quite thick and solid looking as can be seen in the image below of an ootb build. This time I used real jewellery chain which I've painted in a slightly rusted tint. I also replaced the thick plastic banner with one made from metal foil. This was painted with a design before being weathered. Seeing these pics has reminded me that I still need to paint the mounting brackets so that goes on the "to do" list. The next step in the build process begins work on the torso. This is quite an involved component with alot of detail that I'd like to "finesse". More on that in due course...... Cheers.
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    Tamiya Ducati 916.

    She's a beauty hairystick, top notch job mate. Glad you've restored your mojo. I would enjoy hearing more about the Moltaw liquid chrome. I have n't come across it before. Did you use it on the front suspension oleo and tailpipes? If so it looks superb. Beautiful shine you've achieved too. Well done. Cheers.
  6. Nice job on such a tiny model. You've really made the surface detail pop. It looks like a much larger scale model when there is nothing to compare it's size to. Good job. cheers.
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    1/18 Batpod with Catwoman

    Nice one Chris. Can't go wrong with a woman in tight black leather Cheers.
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    Ma.K Melusine

    She's a beauty Richard. Fabulous weathering and detailing. You've really captured the used look to perfection. Very fond of the rust patches and runs in the dirt. Nicely done mate. I hope it is n't another eight years before we see another from you. Cheers.
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    'nother Imperial Knight

    Hello Hunter Rose, nice to see you again. Very grateful for your support and kind words, thanks. Nice work Mart. I smile when I think of you rushing to get your new army to the gaming table but having to wait for the enamels to dry. Thank goodness for modern acrylics even if they are less durable. Cheers
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    BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Oh dear. That's a shame Rob. Sorry to see all did n't go as planned. I'll have a look next time I'm in the mancave to see if I've still got some. You're welcome to them if I have should you want another go. I'm pretty sure that I've seen successful applications here on BM but I believe the carrier film is always slightly visible no matter how much care is taken. Oh well, onwards and upwards. Embrace the bits you do enjoy. Cheers.
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    'nother Imperial Knight

    Thanks for the words of encouragement Mart, much appreciated. I'm guessing GW and Forgeworld have come a long way since those days huh? Global brands now. I'm probably more likely to go with Forgeworld stuff for the most part as I don't game but prefer instead to paint stand alone models. They might represent armies or factions but won't necessarily adhere to the strict Codexes. I hope you do indeed pick this aspect of the hobby back up and enjoy it again. If you do, perhaps you'll also start a thread or two? Cheers,
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    'nother Imperial Knight

    Thanks Steve, glad you like it so far. I'd love to see your chosen scheme. Perhaps you could start a thread on here? Cheers.
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    'nother Imperial Knight

    Hi all, If I may, I'd like to share a couple of images of how the armour plates on the legs have turned out. Nothing is glued into position as yet so I can still swap them from side to side if I want the coloured sections to match. As a comparison, here's what the OOTB kit leg looks like. The new one has alot more depth and appears sort of "heavier" for want of a better expression. I found It quite a challenge to mirror the two lower leg/shin plates as the relief on those was sculpted from scratch. The knee plates were consciously different and the thigh plates used a couple of the plastic parts cut in half which worked out much easier. To finish these off I think a few streaks of grime might work, particularly low down. Next up will be the crotch plate/codpiece. I'm in two minds as to whether to sculpt some relief again or simply apply a decal to this piece. On the previous Knight I achieved a sort of enamel like look, more by accident than design I admit, which I quite like. Not sure whether to replicate that or work something up similar to the leg plates. Let me know what you guys think. The last piece of the puzzle for the lower limbs is the banner that attaches under the hips. The kit part is beautifully moulded in plastic and can look great when painted up. Of course, my plan is to do away with it this time around and fashion one from metal foil and real chain. I'll post pics when I've done it. See you all soon. Cheers.
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    BAe.Hawk in 1/32

    Oh dear I hope you get it sorted out Rob. I think Steve Friday was one of the blokes who made his own etched metal MDC chord for the Hawk but that was in1/72nd scale . If all else fails it is possible to make a jig using a paper copy of the decal, some foam and a few pins . Wind thin wire around the pins then glue the wire to the inside of the canopy with tiny blobs of future/klear. Keep us posted on how it goes. Cheers
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    'nother Imperial Knight

    Ah yes, the Porphyrion. That looks to be a beautiful model but a tad rich for my blood at over £300. It definitely has that chunky, purposeful look that I like and the surface detail is lovely. My mouth fairly waters at the prospect of picking out that gorgeous detail in paint. Sort of "poor man's" Warlord Titan. I have toyed with the idea of purchasing just the head of the Titan and having it as part of a diorama base but it's just an idea percolating in the back of my brain for now. The thing is, one could spend a small fortune on FW stuff as alot of it is beautifully crafted. I've been working on the armour plates for the legs this evening. I've (rather crudely) added some relief detail onto the plates to give a bit of depth. On my last Knight I used decals which worked beautifully but for this one I wanted to suggest a more intricate, artisan made item. My imagination umm,.....imagined that the panels would have been sculpted back in the dim and distant past. One thing that this escapade taught me was a much greater appreciation of just how skilled anyone who sculpts for a living is. I naively thought "how hard can it be"? Only to discover, harder than I thought! To disguise my ineptitude I've taken a Stanley knife to the surface detail in an attempt to create a battle scarred appearance. This has been primed using GW gold spray and they've had a coat of MrMetalColor Bronze. In actuality the bronze is predominantly green but has the faintest hint of dark gold on raised edges when buffed. On top of that I've turned to the hairspray/salt trick once more before I spray colour tomorrow. Going back to my over active imagination for a minute, I picture something that was intitially painted back when it was new but has now become heavily worn through years and years of battle. I'll get some pics up as soon as I have anything significant to show. Cheers. Edit* Oh yes, nearly forgot...... After seeing the photos on screen I have applied a very subtle dry brush of gunmetal along some edges of the feet and toes to add a bit of life and contrast. In the pictures the rust all looked quite "samey" to me so this technique is intended to lift a few small areas. I've kept this to the leading edges and front of the beast where the kicking of stuff would be concentrated
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