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  1. I have made to slightly foolish decision to start another car before my current build is finished but what an absolute legend of a car to build This choice has been made after seeing imsters amazing 787b build a while ago since then I have bought 2 787bs both in the renown colours so please do forgive the picture quality as the plastic a really hard colour to get a good photo of. So this is my plan. People that have seen my last few builds will know I have made quite a few alterations to the base kits and I cam confirm that way of thinking won't change with this car, if anything this will be my most ambitious build to date. Bits I have. 2 base kits 2 etch sets Wheels set And apparently too much time on my hands Right enough typing and on with the build The box The decals on both kits are in really top condition plus I also have the studio 27 decals to make the jspc efini car so depending on how well this goes I may make the efini car In the future The etch sets , I am weighing up buying the hobby design etch set as well as that looks to have a lot of bits no catered for in the below sets The wheels, I can't take credit for these as they came with the second car bought already made. They have been put together really well and only require a bit of cleaning up so I won't try and get them apart to do myself No for some plastic This is how the body started And this is how it looks now The nose and doors My plan is to have the doors on some proper homemade hinges so I ground the mechanism out ( the small section near the outside front) I just now need to finalise the figure out the best way to hinge it so it opens like the real car One thing I did realise only after cutting it up was the cockpit now has no mounting points to the floor so I added these blocks ( blue/white bits) to areas inside the body and drilled into them And then added these metal tubes to the upper part of the floor So if now has a permanent fixture point Not a great picture I know, way too much orange. It has helped with body placement having a second uncut up body and I can now keep the other car to make the efini car now as the doors and nose came off this with no damage to either part so I didn't need a second car after all Now I need to find a good way to mount the doors properly, should be interesting More soon Shaun
  2. Greetings again all, Here is my other 'completed' ship build. This was originally started in the Non Injection GB but unfortunately time got the better of me and I didn't finish until just recently. This is HMS Renown around the turn of the century before the introduction of the Dreadnaughts. Although designated as a battleship she didn't have much wartime action but was a favourite of Admiral Jackie Fisher who designated her as his Yacht. This is the Combrig 1:700 kit which is quite excellent in my view although the construction instructions are very sparse (Just as well us blokes ditch them anyway before we start!). The moldings are beautiful and the fit is on the main very good. I have seen several pictures of the kit built up online and they all depict her in the later white scheme which is very attractive but I wanted to do something different. I then came accross this pic of her (allegedly) in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. This being my adopted homeport, I thought I would go for this and also as a new venture for me I opted for a seascape, although it would be an easy one as she is anchored in a calm harbour! So here she is, the etch is from spare frets I have kicking around, Paint is Model Master Acrylics apart from the mustard yellow whichis Humbrol enamal, rigging is very fine black thread .....and to be honest a little made up along with the mast build up (artistic license if you please!). I have used the water colour method for the seascape, and painted on various shades of heavily thinned blue acrylic, this was then oversprayed with a (supposedly) gloss sealer. Depicted at anchor in a time period where she had her secondary armmament and torpedo nets removed (when exactly I don't really know!) with the first liberty boat of the early morning set off to collect the Officers from last nights run ashore. And for those interested, here is the build thread which contains a couple more pictures of the original http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982491-hms-renownno-not-that-one-the-gin-palace/ Thanks for looking Bob
  3. So I have been flicking through this GB since it started looking at the fantastic builds on offer and now I have finally succomed and been suckered into it! I managed to find a pure resin kit in my stash and this is the one I shall present. It is the very fine Pre Dreadnaught HMS Renown from Combrig in 1:700 scale. She is very small and very fine, I just hope I can do her justice! Any hoo here are the pics I also found the remains of a GMM 1:700 British Battleship etch fret. I was glad about this as it has railings ladders and also the admirals walk railings which will make alot of difference. I will mount here on a wooden slab that I have kicking around, and will also attempt my first sea scape. I have been umming and erring about seascapes for years so have now committed myself to it. I saw this pick of her on the web apparently off Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897. As this is now my hometown I shall do a scene along these lines. She will be in her black scheme at anchor with maybe a couple of 'Liberty Boats' chugging around. During research I managed to uncover alot of pictures of both the black and white schemes. Also I have come accross a couple of builds in her white scheme but nothing of her earlier set up. This could be an web exclusive, the first build up of her in the black scheme! How many of you can claim a unique build like that eh? .............. then again looking at most of the builds in this GB that would be most of you More to come soon! Bob
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