Jump to content

As a result of the close-down of the UK by the British Government last night, we have made all the Buy/Sell areas read-only until we open back up again, so please have a look at the announcement linked here.

This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

moaning dolphin

My surprisingly productive year!

Recommended Posts

Good day to y'all!

Thought this year I would actually gather my 12 month output and see how I got on. Considering I had a 6 ish month mojo lapse I didn't do too badly at all, managing one a month. Here is the group shot

 

20180101_150326

 

So in no particular order we have....

Italeri 1:72 FW 109 something or other. This was a very quick OOB build to kick start some interest and to brush off the airbrush. Absolutely no extra detail apart from rebuilding (rather dodgily) the front windscreen after the carpet monster had a good go at chomping the original, I did manage to salvage half of it though!

 

20180101_150349

 

1:72 Airfix Tiger Moth, again meant as a quick build but then got sidetracked into rigging, also just noticed this is the windshieldless version, I need to fit them bits but at least I do know where they are (or were last week!)

 

20180101_150416

 

Another Airfix 1:72 biplane, this time the Gladiator in Finnish markings, certainly a testing one for masking and spraying!

 

20180101_150440

 

Here we have a 1:72 Airfix Lightning, I don't normally lower myself for 'Airforce' stuff but I do like all the 60's and 70's fast jets, and on a whim I bought this just for a fun quick build. Really enjoyed this but eagle eyed viewers will notice there are still a couple of bits still to fit so not technically finished but close enough for me.

 

20180101_150505

 

Moving away from Airfix, here we have the Special Hobby 1:72 Firefly. I enjoyed this build, a bit taxing at times but good fun, and really happy with my stripes!

 

20180101_150524

 

Again another special Hobby kit, their 1:72 Seahawk, Similar build to the Firefly and again really chuffed with my stripes, this one also comes with a blown off drop tank.

 

20180101_150535

 

Back to Airfix and here we have a 1:48 FR-46. Great kit to build and ideal for my Mojo worries.

 

20180101_150559

 

In conjunction with my FR46 I built this Seafire III This was started around 8 or 9 years ago and is a kit bash of the Airfix kit with a Hasegawa fuselage, maybe not one for the purists but one I did enjoy!

 

20180101_150613

 

Now we have the Revell 1:144 Embrear 190. I bought the original kit in 2015 when released but the molding was quite poor. I did just suck it up and built it anyway but I had to have it on a stand in flight as the wheels were no good. So for the hell of it I wrote to Revell with photos and 3 months later they sent me an entire new kit (minus decals and instructions) where the postage cost more than the original kit! I sourced some nice V1 decals and knocked up one in Air Canada livery which I see more or less every day when I venture outside for some fresh air.

 

20180101_150628

 

Next up are my two favourite, built for the Wessie GB unfortunately I was literally minutes away from posting when the gallery closed so they never appeared in the GB. But here we have a MK3 pre 'parrot beak' nose, with lots of protuberances added and folded blades.

 

20180101_150648

 

Next Wessie Wonder is a Mk5 from 771 SAR again with lots of bits and bobs and folded rotors, Still don't like the original kit nose and its in the pipeline to modify that at some stage.

 

20180101_150713

 

Aaaannnndddddd finaly I have the ME BF109 G* (?) from Tamiya in 1:48 as flown by Helmut Wick.

 

* Not a ME aficionado so that information may be incorrect :D

 

20180101_150732

 

Thanks for looking and heres to a mighty prosperous 18!

 

Bob

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a good year ! full of sailor's birds, what else ??

I really like the Wessie's !!

Pretty good job !

Sincerely.

Corsaircorp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work Bob, some lovely builds there B)

 

Oh, and your 109 is an E-4 :) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...