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  1. I'm really not sure what category to put this in , but it is a civilian vehicle of sorts... Earlier this month I attended a railway modelling show near Maidenhead and managed to pick up an interesting kit: The box says this is HO scale which makes it 1:87 and it struck me as being something nicely unusual, particularly as my model club has a special competition in March for models that fall into the "miscellaneous" class, ie its not an aircraft, military or civilian vehicle, figure, ship, diorama or sci-fi. So long as I don't make a base and lots of extra details, this doesn't fit as a diorama Its a small box but its packed full of plastic - these are the sprues and there are 3 missing which have already been used int he assembly so far. I am positive I took photos before I started building but I can't find them anywhere so I've had to rephotograph everything. That is an A2 size backboard by the way to give it scale. and these are the other 2 pages of instructions Sadly the 'decals' are actually stickers that you need to cut up yourself. Last night I started building the base and got this far, there are 32 pieces assembled so far I've left two of the support braces off as I'll need to add the 'concrete' ballast blocks later which in the kit are plastic boxes but they supply 4 steel weights to put in them as you can see here Do once the glue is dry I'll seal those up and paint them appropriate concrete colours. So the next part is to assemble the first of three tower gantries. Each piece is self-contained on one sprue so you can make the crane as tall as you wish, just like the real thing! This is the sprue, you get 3 of them in the kit and this assembled into this Now I'm beginnign to think that I need to paint these BEFORE I assemble them anymore. They will all be getting some weathering and appropriate chipping and I reckon it might be easier to do it before final assembly. So for a final dry fitting for now, here is where it stands, it is already 9" tall... Thats alll for now, need to decide how to proceed...
  2. I have just repainted my Airfix Waterloo French Infantry as grenadiers. I know they're not 100% accurate, but they fill a need at this time. Here are just one of each pose. The set will be allocated to various regiments in due course.
  3. AIRFIX HO/OO Village Church Howdy folks - this is my first venture into the diorama region of the forum. I have recently been having a massive amount of fun in the Airfix: The Golden Years GB… https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/626-airfix-the-golden-years-gb/ …however I know a lot of folk don’t tend to look at the group builds – unless it is of special interest to their ‘field of expertise’. The GB is covering all aspects of ‘old Airfix’ which includes a lot of buildings and the like – so – I thought I would pop some finished items here, in case they are of interest to anyone in the future. May I firstly show you my churchyard build. This was the first element of a ‘proper’ diorama I had planned and I’m a complete diorama novice – so please be kind… ...it lights up too... If you want to check out all the fun I had along the way you can find the build thread here… Thanks for looking and if you have any useful tips I could use for future builds – please feel free to comment. I hope you like it and happy modelling - Steve
  4. My build of the Airfix HO/OO Signal Box (03610-0) Apparently, the Oakham signal box was the subject of the Airfix kit although having looked at photos of the real thing there were quite a few differences in the detail and it may well be that the Airfix kit is an amalgam of different boxes. Having said that, I still used the paper Oakham name boards that came with the kit, although on the board above the levers, I put "Buggleskelly" in tribute to Will Hay and "Oh, Mr Porter!". I used the Ratio Signal Box Interior Set (553) for most of the internal detailing although I added the floor, picture and notice board on the wall. The fire buckets were from Bachmann, handrails were made from plastic rod and glazing was made from acetate and white decal striping. I also added two windows to the side of the lower level and extended the drainpipe from the guttering. I have never owned a railway layout either running or static but I thought it about time to make one. Although I have made about five or six Airfix trains during my lifetime, I have never made any of the Airfix layout accessories. This is the first of about 40 Airfix/Dapol/Wills railway kits I currently have in my stash and if the rest are as enjoyable as this one, then I am a lucky boy! I just wish I had "discovered" railway modelling years ago! Dave