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woody37

Woody37's 2016 in plastic

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Putting this together has just reminded me why I moved away from Photobucket, so so frustrating slow, its like being on dial up again!

 

Anyway, the year started with a Blackbird Manchester conversion to the new Airfix Lancaster kit. Whilst most of the work was done in 2015, I didn't finish the base until this year. Really pleased with this one as I'd tried a new painting technique out for emphasising the panels by giving the effect of them being bowed.

 

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Second finish of the year was a cold war icon, again a conversion of a Airifx 1/72 kit, the B.(I)8 using the Aeroclub B.2 conversion in Suez markings. Again, I tried something new on the finish with this in using varying degrees of matt finish across the surface to emphasis panel lines although the effect doesn't come out on the photo's.

 

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Next up was a double build, the Valom Hampden & Airfix Whitley. I used a combination of Airfix, Falcon & Valom clear parts to complete the Hampden which slowed things down, but the basic plastic is very nice, so I'm looking forwards to the new release that has addressed these shortcomings. The Whitley was one of the best kits I've done in a long while. Apart from the nose transparencies which require sanding to fit, everything else just fell together.

 

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Final finish of the year (yes, I know, there wasn't many!!) was another iconic cold war aircraft, the Sword 1/48 Lightning T.5. Really enjoyed working in the bigger scale with this one and a great mojo restorer. I've got the Airfix single seater ready to do in 2017 which I'm looking forwards to getting stuck in to.

 

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Thanks for looking, have a great and productive 2017 :) 

 

Cheers, Neil

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Absolutely gorgeous, the Manchester in my opinion is outstanding, not to detract from the other builds as they are superb.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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That painting effect you mentioned on the Manchester is very effective, must be incredibly time consuming though, you must be very patient :)

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Absolute quality and I love every one,......the Manchester has the edge for me,....but only by a whisker!.

 

Great stuff mate,

                         Tony

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A stunning collection for the year as always Woody. Very well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Love your builds mate, always a pleasure to view and watch them come together. Looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings from the Woody bench. First time I've seen that Lightning too, lovely!

 

Quality over quantity too..... ;)

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Very classy paintwork. Whatever you did for the bowed panels (masking and shading?) really works as there looks to be surface relief in some of those pictures.

 

Lovely Lightning too, I also have the Airfix one and keep thinking I should give it a go...

 

Cheers,

 

Will

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2016 at 10:37 AM, Kallisti said:

That painting effect you mentioned on the Manchester is very effective, must be incredibly time consuming though, you must be very patient :)

It did take longer, but using a a piece of masking tape, it was fairly quickly moved along each panel line, so not as long as you'd think.

 

13 hours ago, Will Vale said:

Very classy paintwork. Whatever you did for the bowed panels (masking and shading?) really works as there looks to be surface relief in some of those pictures.

 

Lovely Lightning too, I also have the Airfix one and keep thinking I should give it a go...

 

Cheers,

 

Will

Hi Will, yes, I added some white to each base colour then used a piece of masking tape against the panel line, one axis at a time.

 

Cheers

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Lovely work Woody - the Lancaster is superb - I'm still not entirely clear how you got the effect but Boy it has worked.

 

The Canberra is also another standout.  I don't normally build aircraft - you've caused me to think twice!

Most Excellent

 

Rob

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Every one of these is stunning Neil. Well done sir :goodjob:

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My gob is well and truly smacked Neil I loved everyone and enjoyed the WIPs.

 

You may have noticed some spots of drool over the Hampden after Saturday's Telford and for this I apologise (It could have been worse!).

 

Regards

 

Jim

 

 

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As others have said, beautiful work throughout, but the Manchester is just sublime :thumbsup:

 

Cliff

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A nice brace, and you can really tell you're a bit partial to the bombers :)  I saw Chris' T.5 the other day too, and now I want one :owww:

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Go for it Mike, a very nice kit :)

 

now crack on with your P40, I want to see your airbrush magic on it :)

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A great selection of models there, I particularly like the Manchester diorama, and that scheme for the Canberra looks very nice :D

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Very classy work mate. I particularly like the Manchester dio but they're all excellent.

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Great stuff Neil, hard to pick a winner but the Manc dio does look rather tasty, looking forward to cracking on with mine now. Also great to see a 1/72nd Canberra B.2 on the SIG table at last....

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These are ALL really lovely builds.  Looking forward to seeing what you produce in 2017

 

Bruce

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Looking great and you've had a far more productive year than me Neil :rolleyes:

 

I'm still trying to beat the KH Jaguar into submission......it's taken me best part of a year thus far

 

John

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