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I'm awaiting some bits and pieces to finish my 51st HD Sergeant and in the meantime I've started another small WW1-themed diorama. About a month ago I was at a talk about my home town during WW1. The speaker was an old friend, who I've known for over 30 years. During the talk he mentioned that he had a great-Uncle who had been a Lewis Gunner for most of the War. He survive and lived the rest of his life in, I believe, the Highlands of Scotland. I hadn't heard my friend mention his uncle before but it set me thinking. I remembered that the Master Box British Infantry Somme Battle Period was essentially a Lewis Gun section: http://www.mbltd.info/35146.htm I ordered a set from the Big H and started to think about basing them. I have a small number of 10cmx21cm MDF bases so I decided to use one of these. I then headed to Hobbycraft and picked up the Tamiya Brick Wall set. The idea was to recreate a damaged agricultural or industrial building that the soldiers were using for shelter. I also have a box of wooden coffee stirrers that are good for structural woodwork and floors: 35199125_205357173612265_6739784623594668032_o by John Walker, on Flickr I used the brick wall panels where I could but I also razor-sawed out individual bricks or sets of 2 or 3 as needed to create some interesting shapes. Sawing out the bricks kept the size and shape consistent: 35076764_205358583612124_5484046708637696000_o by John Walker, on Flickr IMG_20180613_144356 by John Walker, on Flickr John
Hey again everyone, So tonight after finishing my Tiger, I decided it was time to start something new. I found this on one of my shelves, don't know if they still sell them anymore - was £50 at the time though and I got it in 2009 (when I was 9, yes) for the 100 years of Naval Aviation thingy. As you can see, it contains a Sopwith Pup, Fairey Swordfish, Vought Corsair, Westland Lynx? (I think) and a Harrier. Here is the box:And with everything out : Sopwith Pup, Fairey Swordfish, Vought Corsaid, Westland Lynx (Navy) and Harrier. (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT)It also has in it a lovely little booklet (With history etc.) , instructions, sheet of decals, 12 X paints, glue + 2 X Brushes. Here is the scheme (only one here) that the plane follows in full colour! And the instructions - only one sheet of A4, very simple and nice - apologies for the blurry picture though Now, down to the actual kit. It was sealed in a bag which (I guess) helps to protect everything, there was not much flash on the whole and, being a smaller kit, it only came with 2 Half-Sized sprues of normal Airfix grey plastic. When I opened the bag: Now, the initial construction started off with gluing the Pilot (nicely molded in an apt position) who I called Jeff - into his seat Happy days as far as Jeff's concerned, he gets £1 for doing it (comparison). After I'd done that, it took me less than 5 minutes to assemble everything in the cockpit, the machine gun, engine and propellers. Here is a picture of them done, prior to painting. I have a vague idea of what I'm doing *insert comical laughter* at the moment, and when Jeff + his BEAUTIFUL cockpit are done then the 2 fuselage halves will be joined together to create something wonderful - my child. First plane ever hmm.... *****More updates when i build them***** (and paint, obviously) Thanks for reading guys + girlies CP