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AdrianMF

AdrianMF's 2016 - old and new(ish) - plus a sneaky Christmas build

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Hello All,

 

All kits except for the nice new ones are shockingly old kits, or sometimes shocking old kits...

 

All painting is brush with Humbrol/Revell acrylics except where stated.

 

A Grace Models solid wood aeroplane, started by my dear late Dad somewhere in the early 1940's, finished by me in January:

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Then, as if for contrast, the new Airfix Spitfire FMk22, brush painted in Revell Aqua Silver:

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Nice kit once you have scraped down under the back of the wing root so it actually fits.

 

Next up, a Frog Blenheim 1 from the shelf of shame (actually the shelf of mild embarrassment because it's less than a year), lightly converted to a Finnish version with skis:

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Nice kit and fun build, from a Revell re-pop.

 

Then this whole helicopter thing started. I should get therapy. Airfix Old Sea King from an old mould when it fitted together well, as "Old 66":

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Starfighter decals but my own stencilled "66"s. Watch out for that photo later...

 

I bought an Airfix F-5A Freedom Fighter from a man at the Cosford/Shropsire model show simply because I remember it was such a terrible kit:

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It still fought me all the way but I was ready for it this time! Silver from AK Interactive True Metal paste - weird stuff but good.

 

Academy Mustang III - fell together, lovely kit, made a plunge mould canopy for the sliding bit:

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Frog Wessex, updated and detailed but a fabulous basic kit even after 50 years:

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Aftermarket decals were harmed during the making of this kit.

 

RCR short run Breda 65:

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Good old Airfix PE-2, with quite a lot of scribing and upgrading:

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The ancient Revell Fw190, seemingly made out of sugar crystals, the plastic was that brittle:

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And for the Vignette GB I converted my photo of Apollo 11 into a scratch built model:

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An Airfix P-47, lightly detailed but mainly OOB:

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So I'm still hoping to get my Matchbox Privateer over the line, and also a little Christmas stressbuster project...

 

Have a great break!

 

Well, I had a sneaky 1/48 Inpact (Lindbergh/Round2 rebox) Bleriot on the go over Christmas as well as the Privateer. The Bleriot finished first, despite the mad amounts of rigging (mainly stretched sprue), a pilot figure and my first go at home-made wire wheels:

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Regards,

Adrian

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I do enjoy seeing you breathing new life into old kits Adrian.  Your Sea King vignette is a clear winner, but I really like your Wessex too :)

 

Cliff

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A very impressive year's work Adrian B)

 

I still can't get over the fact that your PE-2 is the old Airfix kit... :)

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Cracking work Adrian,always inspired by your work on these old sometimes unloved kit's we should all try at least one in the future!

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Hi Adrian. What a fantastic collection for the year! I'm always so impressed by your brushed painted finish and especially as a few of them are NMF - beautifully done! :worthy: Top one, if I had to choose, would be your Vignette GB project.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your builds next year.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Great work & you would never know they were brush painted - I admire your skill & patience greatly - thanks for sharing - lovely stuff :thanks:

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Well, started and finished a Bleriot over the Christmas break, but still haven't finished the Privateer... :(

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Spectacular stuff Adrian, hadn't realised you sculpted all the bits for the capsule vignette. It's very effective.

 

Cracking silver finish on that Spitfire too - you're very good with the brush.

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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Thank you all! I really enjoy checking into the forums and seeing what everyone is up to, and I'm looking forward to 2017 (and getting the Privateer finished!)

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Really nice work Adrian, that airfix tbolt has scrubbed up really well!

 

Rob

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They all look great Adrian,...I especially like the Breda.

 

Cheers

           Tony

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