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Hi everyone Each year I like to do a build for Nick Allen's IPMS 'Beyond The Box' SIG. The idea behind the SIG is to take a standard kit and turn it into something a bit different. We usually work to a theme - this year's was A Grand Day Out. Quite often we will use one of the Airfix 'Aardman' kits - either Wallace & Gromit or Shaun The Sheep, although they are becoming harder to get hold of. Anyway, for my build I decided to model the A35 as a photographer's van trading under the name of 'Watch The Birdie'. Chromework on the radiator done usin
I was looking for an 'easy build' as a break from my Memphis Belle and recent Valoms and my thoughtful daughters provided a solution as a birthday present, a 1/12 (or 1/8th?) Airfix (Nr. 51101) 1999 classic. The intention was a build for fun (WiP here). Built almost OOB but, at Procopius' suggestion (thanks PC) also as a sort of 'tongue in cheek' BoB tribute. Any concerns over scheme authenticity were explained by Procopius: "...this scheme was worn for a short period in 1940 by the Royal Cartoon Auxiliary Air Force's 1567 (Anthropomorphic Dog) Flight." Thanks PC. Here is the finished articl
For a few years now I have belonged to the Beyond the Box SIG. The idea behind the group is to let the imagination run free and do some serious kit bashing, more often than not using the 1/12 scale Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep kits produced by Airfix. The theme for this year's Nationals is Space - so I thought I would take the opportunity to post my recently completed Space build here. The rocket is scratch built from plastic card and finished off with brass model engineering rivets. The rocket motors used to be fluorescent lamp holders in my aquarium. Tamiya Fine Surface Primer