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  1. Folks, This is my first group build so am a bit new to how it all works. I saw this image on reddit and fell in love with it, I would love to know where this Mig actually is, I've decided its Russian but it might be a Chinese J/F-6 . Im going to use some artistic licence, Im swapping out the Mig-19 for a Mig-15 having read the build reviews of the one Mig-19 I could find online. I've went for Eduard's weekender Mig-15 in 1/72. Im intending to try a number of new techniques with this build. First am going to try and make my own corrugated fence out of old coke cans, next am going to try and do a brick wall from blue foam, and third am going to make an outhouse from coffee stirrers. Am thinking of building a dio with 2 or possible 3 sides, one with the Fence, one with the brick wall and the third possibly with the buildings. I also considering printing up a jet engine to lie abandoned next to the Mig. Any thoughts tips or hints then please share.
  2. So had this idea for a while, this is my third build for the group build, this is only loosley based on the images below, but the idea is a sunken fighter wreck from WW2 long abandoned and now an attractive place for kayakers and free divers in the shallow waters of Nikko Bay Paulau. Its a 1/72 Airfix A6M Zero, converted to a Rufe Floatplane Fighter thats been sunken when it was hidden in the quiet secluded inlets of Nikko Bay in 1944 and forgotten, time hasnt been kind to the wreck and although lightly damage when sunken, scuttled perhaps, time and salt water has started to eat the structure away.
  3. WIP Saipan Sherman I came across a neat video of some rusty wrecked semi sunken Sherman Tanks in or should I say off Saipan. I really like the colours and contrast between say the tropical blue of the Lagoon and the rusty reds and oranges. I grabbed a few screenshots of the wrecks in the video that is worth a watch :- I started by buying a 18cmx 18cm photo frame , pulling out the retaining clips, epoxy and sealing in the glass with clear bathroom sealant so when I add the epoxy later it wont run out the bottom. When I have done similar dioramas in the past with perspex sides I have run into the issue where I ended up marking the perspex and it made getting in about the base awkward, so I decided this time to put spaces in until I got the base completed and the model mounted then I will take the spacers out and replace them with perspex sides of the same size, then do the resin pour. My next step I cut foam board and mounted it in the frame in order to raise the "seabed"up , I slotted in the spacers and then mixed tile grout with some Mig Ammo ochre, I then added quite a bit of water and smoothed out the grout to get rid of any scultping marks and make the seabed more natural in profile. I decided to be a little experimental and added some play sand to the wet grout to see if it will stick , if it doesnt I can simply add more with some PVA glue and it will give me the finish am looking for. Ive also started the Sherman, its the Heller kit, that might not be the exact model of Sherman, I believe the USMC used M4A2 and the heller kit is a French A4, I feel like the diffrence will be minimal as the end result will be a sherman shaped rusty reck so for me it was an acceptable trade off. I primed the sprues with Vallejo Rust Primer, I built the turret and the I test fitted the main upper and lower hull and the turret together, I decided to use a stipple effect to start building up layers of rust up on it. The next steps is getting the running gear built up and mounted on the Sherman. I also need to scratch build some of the rusty gun in the turret, I need to drill some holes in the turret top and then get the turret completed inside, I also need to scratch build the back end where the engine block was and figure out what bulkheads I need to put in and think how i can build a engine block, it doesn't need to be accurate as its going to be really rusty and clogged with barnacles and sand and stuff. Any thoughts or feedback, hints or tips is really welcome Mark
  4. Hi there, My next project will be a wrecked bf 108 in 1/48 scale. The originally one is owned by Jacques Strübi, a french collector in the 1980's. I'm lucky, because I contacted with him last year and sent me more photos about the plane. He had to sell it in 1983 to a person in Königswinter. We don't know too much about the future of this plane. So here it a picture about a plane: (copyrighted by Jacques Strübi) As you can see, It's not even a plane, so there will be some massacre before the building. I was thinking about to buy the detail set of the CMK, but does it neccesary? No, it's not! A lot of part of it will be not used! And the rest of it? I hope i can scratchbuild it! First of all, I have to mark where i will cut the kit apart: (Sorry for the bad quality photos, made by phone) So that's all for now guys. And when will I post again? I don't know! Now we are moving with my wife from my homecity and things are little bit caothic around us. Cheers, Matyi
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