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  1. Nice result on what is a nice but challenging kit. Mine is still looking at me from its shelf
  2. Amazing work on upgrading this old Monogram kit. With all the CAD work involved in the 3d resin stuff you must have a lot of hours in this build. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your progress.
  3. Ladies and gents of Britmodeller I have put a newsletter together with the help of members of Britmodeller and Imodeler called "Modelling Irish History part III ". Its 90 page mag/newsletter thingy covering a diversity of plastic modelling subject matter relating to Ireland or Irish history. The link is here to download the pdf. Many thanks to Keith, Dave , Dermot and Nick for their contribution Anyone interested in contributing to future editions can use the email adres in the pdf or just message me here. Kind regards Brian
  4. Hi Ash After it staring me in the face for the last 2 or is it 3 years I am currently working on it. Will post an udate shortly.
  5. Yes . This a/c was a nightfighter and this has an early aerial fit (Neptun). The A8 would also be used as a nightfighter to a limited degree.
  6. Fw190 A6 Red 21 6/JG300 Here is a Eduards 1:72 A8 converted to A6 to represent Red 21 of 6/300 which had a mishap on the night of the 6/7 February 1944. The decals are Eagle Cals, the figures are Prieser and diorama is me ! Regards Brian
  7. Love the colours on this and the subtle weathering. Regards Brian
  8. Gents and ladies Happy New Year to you all. Here is my latstest model a Maschinen Krieger Fireball SG. Hasegawa kit with two of these figures. In 1:35 these figures are quiet small. 1:20 is the more usual scale for there. Anyhows this is done in cahots with my 11 year old daughter as our annual Christmas co-build. The colour scheme and Unicorn idea were hers obviously and she helped with the pimping and painting and Dad did the weathering and the base. Fireball fuelled By the Power of Photoshop for flight, Reagrds Brian
  9. Incredbile work on these figures and great photos as well. regards Brian
  10. I built one of these kits coincidentally also a IAC aircraft and didn't have an issue with scratches but rather a very poor fit. Particulary the rear windows. Alot of these kits have been made and repackaged and its showing in the quality of the fit and the presence of flash. Nice colour scheme btw
  11. Great skills on display here. Both the building and the painting are fantastic.
  12. I use Mr Surfacer. I have yet to paint over it but notice no real issue when handling the piece.
  13. Gents here is a quick update; I progressed to the gattling guns ; the support arms are upside relative to the orginal so that they rise over the cockpit and into the air. In the photo below you can see I hav started to pimp one gun but not the other just yet. I repalce the tubes with some tubing but still need to tidy up the fit . It will look something like this mounted onto a socket . And this is the collection of bits that will form the final product Thats all for now; I actually did a lot of work on the second gun on Sunday so I will post that up soon. Regards Brian
  14. Great job on this and appreciate it that you chose to do it in-flight. Regards Brian
  15. Looking good Dermot. The glasshouse is tricky indeed. Have to say now that I see the resin nose actually on the a/c she looks right in terms of overall length. BTW the panel line on the roof just in front of the intake I cant find on photos. And its a bitch to cover. I have one of these ex-IAC in the colours of Chile Navy but I used Roy Kinsella's resin nose.
  16. This is the Otis M Mecha which I bought the stl files from Industria Mechanica and printed. There were over 80 files in the set and it took me about a week to print including short-shots and replacements. It was was first serious sojourn into 3D printing with my Longer Orange but I enjoyed t and it was relatively easy to do, Anyhows having printed (bagged and tagged here under) and cleaned alot of the parts I came to the conclusion that I didn't want a standard Mecha with feet and wheels. I also had serious issues getting the pelvis printed. In the end I just took the best of a bad lot and milliputtied the gaps. This and the gatling gun were the most troublesome parts to print. I decided to do a static mecha in a bunker-AAA type setting. Above the packing materials form the 3D printer and an old lid of a pot. What you are looking at is the midsection of the mecha heavily modified to act as the body with retracted legs. All of the pimping and extra detailling has been coverd with a layer of MrSurfacer to even out some of the detail. I added alot and there is more to come in the form of piping and cabels. The cockpit was pretty dull out of the printer with little detail so I went nuts inthere adding in stuff most of which will be hidden .......... The vision port on top of the roof is the intake form a 1:48 Hurricane and most of the detail is just Evergreen. I will add more during the weekend as I am further along than what I show above. Regards Brian
  17. Great choice. There are only 2 kinds of modellers; those who havent built a FM kit and modellers.
  18. Nice work on that one Dermot. Great scheme and with the various scratch-building items you made something unique. regards brian
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