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  1. 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 one car has previously passed me at this site and the only other critters that would know I am there are the wild dogs and some cows. There is no TV here either. Every time the idiot box is on you here about corona virus. GROWL Why would I want to build this, well it is going to be a Moa build with toilet, toilet roll, hand basin, passenger seating and anything Moa would add to a model, you get the idea. Am I biting off more than I can chew? YES, if I don't put myself out I won't learn. ENOUGH grizzling here are some of the bits in the kit. The kit is made up of Resin and white metal parts Thanks for stopping by and having a peek. Stephen, trying to cope. Wife NOT coping with Stephen ( wife wrote this) I know the rest of the world has got a very bad dose of this and my heart goes out to you all. Australia has so far gotten away very lightly with only 70 deaths. My Protest.... I will NOT buy anything made in china
  2. 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 moulded bolts with tin plated aftermarket versions is a considerable cost in its own right. Still, worth the effort in the end. I hope you enjoyed the pics.
  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. What I'm thinking is.. Any model you like, so wiffy, sci-fi, fantasy even more conventional subjects, no holds barred in any medium you like but the injection molded element can't be more than 25%. I'm putting that in because in the my case, I'd replace the rainwater goods with AM injection molded and to allow for raiding the scrap box for similar fiddly details for others. Then standard GB rules apply and fun to be had along with new experiences; after all why should New Media always mean Twitter etc? Any takers/ thoughts etc? Hosts/ co-hosts/ founts of wisdom are offering their services and I've found an emoji with a tenuous link to host/ hospitality in , having first rejected the hospital one; though that might be needed later So far Me (I suppose I should) Exdraken Mottlemaster Philp Black Knight BritJet CliffB Jb65rams dud_gan_ainm bootneck zebra sleeperservice Robert Stuart Angus Tura Tom Probert Kallisti Romeo Alpha Yankee Jockney Gorby helios16v rafalbert Heather Kay torbjorn Arniec DaveyGair RayS Panther II Tim R-T-C dnl42 Trickyrich Pin Jinxman Tzulscha malpaso Mr T
  4. 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 never done a white metal kit before so I will also be needing your help along the way..... AJ
  5. Today has been a good day of finishing projects. Albanian Front, winter, 1940.
  6. 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
  7. 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. )
  8. One more recent one for now. Again painted with oils and acrylics.
  9. 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!
  10. 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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