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  1. This has been in the stash for a bit too long, but it needs to be built because there's a gap on my model railway waiting for it... A pair of industrial rather than military silos. One of the reasons it's sat in the stash is the instruction sheets Do you remember the old Airfix instructions which were mainly text and regardless of how complex the kit always had 4 stages? Well, these ones are pretty much text with a grand total of 5 illustrations, but run to 34 stages and as you can perhaps see end with It is stressed that this is an adult's model
  2. Hello all! I have to say I love these Group Builds, especially ones where I can stretch my capabilities, and this one is going to test me! I am no stranger to vacforms, but this will be the biggest I have attempted. The previous 'big' vacform was a Short Singapore III: One thing I will have to do is find a better way to display it! Anyway, here is the kit as supplied. The lovely, solid box, and a wonderful price tag! I got this at the Gloucester Model Club show a few years ago, and with that price it was a bargain! When I opened the box, I wondered just wh
  3. Long before I was came on and lowered the tone, I think there was a GB for anything that wasn't injection molded plastic. I'm proposing Vol II, maybe the No PIMP GB that's No Injection Molded Plastic. Or to be more positive about it, wood, etch, white metal card, vac-form ... Having just started on a resin car in the 10th Anniversary GB, I've discovered a whole new world, and I was inspired and awed by what @pheonix did with wood and metal in the floatplane GB. Plus all the amazing vac-form work. And I do have to card buildings that I have no reason to build unless a GB comes along
  4. Going Loco down in Eastern England.. not that it scans very well. The Ferrari is rather stalled at the moment, so I think it's time to look at something else, another big engine! Well, in the scheme of railway engines it wasn't that big, but it was a key engine in Eastern England, the 6 wheeled J39 designed by (Sir) Nigel Gresley- I think he knocked out a few others while he was about it! All the technical details here to satisfy the inner nerds and rivet counters... https://www.lner.info/locos/J/j39.php https://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=c
  5. Edging onto the starting grid is this https://www.scalemates.com/kits/ma-scale-85-ferrari-712-m-1010--1072520 And now you know as much as me!! No, that's not right, because I know what it looks like And now you know as much as me! Quite possibly more, though I have heard of Andretti. I got this because it was bundled in with the Porsche 910 that I built for the 10th Anniversary GB. As such I didn't necessarily want it, and when I looked inside the box I wasn't sure I wanted to build it.. Largely because of what's not in the box, namely any instructio
  6. In my stash I have a number of white metal figures awaiting a home in future dioramas and model railway layouts. Although there seems to be nothing in the rules for this GB that say that you cannot enter a figure with only one part, I thought I would at least enter these This has a wheeled trolley which needs some construction. Unfortunately MMS models ceased trading in 2018 and the owner, and designer of the models, Barry Walby, died in 2020. As far as I can trace no one purchased the business.
  7. Before I get too carried away with stats and watching everyone else, I should put up some builds of my own. Here then is the first of a possible 4 6 pieces so I fancy my chances of completing it. P&D Marsh started up in the 70s and with a few changes of ownership have been making white metal kits and for n and oo railways every since. The good thing about modelling in a small scale is that you never have a big stash but it turns out that I've got kits from them with 3 different addresses on them, which suggests my stash is bigger than I thought. Not many par
  8. Time to start something new and different. This is to help me cope with corona virus, corvid-19, wuhan, china virus or whatever you want to call it. Frankly I am quite angry about the whole thing and I will keep my angry thoughts for my wife and kids who have had a gut full me wanting to push the big red button. It is even illegal for me to go and take star pictures even at this location https://www.google.com/maps/@-28.8704918,152.7450645,479m/data=!3m1!1e3 (right click - open link in new tab). There is a cattle yard along Richmond Range Road at the center of the map. Only on
  9. Not sure where to put this really, but 'Aircraft' seemed the best fit. This is a build of Hasegawa's venerable 1:8 scale white metal kit. I've heavily modified it during the build with a lot of scratch built components. In fact only the main white metal castings made it into the final model, plus a few sundry components like spark plugs. It was a very enjoyable build, but significant effort is required to get something acceptable. The white metal castings aren't as sharp as their plastic equivalents in the injection moulded version. Replacing all the moulde
  10. I've managed to get hold of a partially built, white metal, 1/35 scale FV107 Scimitar made by Barton Miniatures. I think it's circa 1985. Long shot - does anyone have a copy of the instructions? Some parts are missing and will need replacing. I'd like to be able to draw up an inventory of what's needed. Fortunately, I do have an AFV Club Scimitar in my stash, which I can refer to, but it won't necessarily be that same. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPs_87TiBKE70vYZtphKwdUanynuBQEk6R46039 Keeping my fingers crossed. I've neve
  11. Today has been a good day of finishing projects. Albanian Front, winter, 1940.
  12. Now I've got image posting sussed I'll show some of my recently completed figures. This is Pavlos Melas, painted with acrylics and oils. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlos_Melas
  13. This is a little project I have just started. Airbrush primed and work has begun on the face with acrylics. I'll also be using oils where appropriate. (In other words not sure where yet. )
  14. One more recent one for now. Again painted with oils and acrylics.
  15. Mercedes Benz W154 Auto Union Type D Alfa Romeo 12C Sorry for the dusty pictures.....The parts were covered in fine resin dust! I found these irresistible.....Detailed they ain't, fun they definitely are! You can buy individual cars direct from Minairons: http://www.minairons.eu/en/64-1-72-scale-racing-cars I feel a 1938 German Grand Prix coming up.....Up yours Adolf!
  16. My first entry in this GB, the 1/72 Alley Cat kit of the Boulton Paul Sea Balliol T.21. I will be building this totally OOB. To be honest, there is nothing needed which isn't in the box! My choice of markings will represent WP328 of MTPS Abbotsinch in 1962. This aircraft has trainer yellow bands and dayglo areas on the nose and tail, so it should be pretty colourful.
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