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  1. ok[/URL] Not a big fan of modern jets, but I find the early ones fascinating, I have a heinkel 178 and a gloster in my stash, so I've decided to build the four earliest jets( he 280 would be no four) I may add an XP 59 and even the Russian first jets later. So for no particular reason I'm kicking off with the Caproni. Starting with a set of plans , the cutting commences. Going to vac form the fuselage, but I'll probably make the wings and tail from a balsa core and skin them with thin plastic card.
  2. Alien Resurrection is a film that seemed to be five or six great set pieces in search of a plot,and one of the more memorable parts was when Ripley falls into the alien nest,referred on set as the "Viper Pit" Having recently got hold of the Neca Ripley 8 action figure I figured I would have a go at building a Viper pit to place the refilled and re-painted figure into. Firures pose set upon and began sculpting in the base. When I say sculpted,thats a bit of a strech,I used an old AMT Alien model to make negative molds and some rudimentary sculpting skills to fill in the base
  3. While waiting for suitable weather to prime the M.39, I started work on another Macchi, the M.33 flying boat, that I had been thinking about building. Using enlarged drawings from the Web and contemporary photos, I started by carving and sanding balsa into the wing shape. The shaped wings will be covered with styrene in much the same manner that I used on the M.39. The fuselage and outrigger floats will be plunge moulded and empennage shaped around balsa cores. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchi_M.33 Thanks for your interest. Dennis
  4. Started another scratch build no plans or ideas were this going at the moment, so we will see.
  5. OK this (hopefully) will be following along the lines of the Puffer and develop the theme. First off the craft in question She is typical of the numerous Mackerel and Pilchard Drivers see around our coasts until the early 1900 when they were replaced by steam. The hull length was around 39' (12m) overall with fore and aft out riggers loa. 69.5' (21.2m) The Happy Return is owned and sailed by the " Mount's Bay Lugger Association and was built early in the 19th C. http://www.happyreturn.org/ I mentioned my intere
  6. My entry for this Group Build is one of the smallest (if not the smallest) De Havilland aircraft. Having followed the excellent series of articles on "British pre-war ultra-light aircraft" published in Aeroplane Monthly by Ricard Riding, and having later acquired the book, the Humming Bird is a long time favorite of mine. I started scratch building a model long time ago after plans published in AM, but these proven inaccurate and the model stalled. I also tried to represent the very prominent ribs with tape and didn't like the result, another reason for putting it apart. Here is the picture of
  7. 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
  8. At long last I am calling this one done, my scratch built Colonial Fleet Shipyard from BSG. I'll not show all the pics here... im too lazy to copy and paste them all over...so i'll just show a few and give a link to the photobucket album!! Thanks! http://s181.photobucket.com/user/chris1984_99_99/library/Colonial%20Fleet%20Shipyard
  9. As a new member to the Forum I thought I should share a sample of my work for review. This is my model of a 61.5 Foot Admiralty Motor Fishing Vessel, scratch built using plastic card. The model is at 1:148 scale to match with my model railway and depicts a vessel in the post war Port Auxiliary Service (PAS). Unfortunately I cannot find much material on post war vessels of this type, so the colour scheme is based on supposition. Inspiration for the model came in form of a paper model kit at 1:250 scale which I downloaded from Coastal Forces in Paper (CFP) http://cfp.muerell.de/ and subsequentl
  10. Hey lads! I'm sure we all dream of that day owning or building a race car, and I myself dream of that most days, and when you don't have the funds to do so, what do you do? Well, I decided today that I should start scratch building my own (Not sure what car yet) from pretty much everything that is scrap in my shed, 1/24th scale of course. I had already started building the entire chassis for a Lotus 97T (1/20th maybe???) but that sort of got out of hand and it was a hassle bringing out the MIG welder every time I wanted to add another tube for the frame. I started again (Different chassis
  11. This is my current build. I'm converting a P-51D into a C model. Right now I'm just at the superdetailing stage, but I am beginning a little of the conversion with changing the fuselage and adding details to the cockpit. You can see the project thus far and follow future work on my website
  12. Evening all, a few months ago I started a thread looking at whether it was possible to convert HP's HMS Saber into an Aussie River class destroyer. Thanks to some advice from a couple of gents here I decided to scratch build. Started work Sunday night and with it being Teusday night now and back to work tommorrow here's what I got done. I'm using plans of HMS Ferret, a British I class destroyer which the Rivers were based on with some mods. I'm just comparing Ferrets plans and a side and top view of HMAS Parramatta and improvising the differrences. Above is the plans and templates glued t
  13. Hi all, Well I'm not a vehicle modeller by any stretch of the imagination so I'm in unfamiliar territory this side of BM. Anyway, I thought I'd relax by scratching a tractor for a future diorama. Parts of this came from Airfix's Matador but the majority is scratch. Ben.
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