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PlaStix

PlaStix's Brush Painted 2018

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Well it's been a busy modelling 2018 but I seem to have produced fewer models than in recent years. I have to say though, that these have been some of my favourite builds so far. All the builds have been made in GBs which I find excellent for encouraging me to try different things.

 

First project of the year was built as part of the M3/M4 Sherman STGB. The kit was from Eduard who had re-used Asuka's rather lovely M4A1 kit. The result was a vignette called "Report back........not bring it back!"

The WIP can be found here.

More photos of the scene can be found here.

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Then in the Britmodeller 10th Anniversary GB I had my first go at building a modern AFV. I built Tamiya's 1/48 JGSDF TYPE 10 TANK.

The WIP can be found here.

The RFI can be found here.

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Next up was a build in the MTO II GB. This time I built Tiger 131 using the  specific 131 kit from Dragon.

The WIP can be found here.

More photos of the scene can be found here.

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I have done three aircraft builds this year including Airfix's 1/48 Hurricane which I built as a restored Hurricane I had seen at the Victory Show a couple of years before. It was built in the Hawker Siddeley GB and I used a small motor to make the prop spin.

The WIP can be found here.

The RFI can be found here.

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Another aircraft build this year was in the P-47 Thunderbolt STGB where I made Tamiya's 1/48 Razorback P-47D.

The WIP can be found here.

The RFI can be found here.

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Last but one of the GBs this year for me was the Eleventh Hour GB when I had my first go at making WW1 tanks. Two in fact. First up is Takom's 1/35 Mark A Whippet.

The WIP can be found here.

The RFI can be found here.

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My other build in the Eleventh Hour GB was Meng's 1/35 FT-17.

The WIP can be found here.

The RFI can be found here.

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For the two WW1 tanks I decided to make a bit of a vignette which I called "....so the top rotates?" "Mais bien sûr" 

The Vignette photos can be found here.

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My final project of the year was made for the Grumman GB and is Airfix's 1/72 Wildcat which I decided to display in flight - I used PE PropBlurs and the base is made from MDF with a filler sea.

The RFI photos can be found here.

The WIP can be found here.

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Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment or make suggestions in any of my threads this past year and to all the hosts of the GBs I have taken part in.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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You know I'm a wings and props man (OK, Spits and Hurris. And still waiting for that 'How to brush paint camo video'!). But I love your armour stuff. Superb builds, as always. And, might I say, your figure painting just keeps on improving. Top work. Have a great Christmas and thanks for sharing in 2018!

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..super work ..I'm struck by how 'realistic' the mud and grass looks!

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Wow!  Well done.

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Fantastic collection Stix, it’s been a pleasurable year following your builds.

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On 09/12/2018 at 00:40, Newbie(kinda) said:

You know I'm a wings and props man (OK, Spits and Hurris. And still waiting for that 'How to brush paint camo video'!). But I love your armour stuff. Superb builds, as always. And, might I say, your figure painting just keeps on improving. Top work. Have a great Christmas and thanks for sharing in 2018!

Hi Newbie(kinda) and thank you for your very kind comments. And yes - I must get around to doing more videos - hopefully in the new year. I hope you have a great Christmas too!

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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Great stuff all round Stix top notch finish every time.

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On 09/12/2018 at 08:48, DAG058 said:

Another stunning collection for 2018, everyone a masterpiece.

Hi DAG058. Thank you very much for your very kind comments.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 09/12/2018 at 10:06, johnd said:

Superb modelling and an inspiration to brush painters!

John.

Hi John and thank you very much for your very kind comments. 

Kind regards, 

Stix

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You sir, are the Grand Master Of The Hairy Stick and hence forth shall be known as said. Praise be.

 

Anil

 

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Solid output, Sir!

My favorites are the Sherman diorama (amazing work! please take my compliments on this) and the Whippet tank.

Not often I have seen such realistic rendering of mud and dirt.

I will take your tank models as inspiration for the coming year, when I plan to build more AFV's.

Thanks again for showing!

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12 hours ago, Cookenbacher said:

Wonderful 2018 collection Stix, your brush painting continues to amaze.

Agreed 100%! :clap: :clap: 

 

Ciao

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Once again I have to tell you how much I admire your brush painting skills :thumbsup:

Nice weathering skills on the tanks too

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On 09/12/2018 at 10:24, janneman36 said:

Really lovely, i am still amazed that it is all brushpainted..

Great job👌

Hi janneman36 and thank you very much for your very kind comments. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Great to see these together. It's been interesting to see them develop over the year and a fine collection at the end. 

Well done 

 

Colin 

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Amazing as always and every build immediately recognisable as a Plastix one.

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On 09/12/2018 at 11:23, FalkeEins said:

..super work ..I'm struck by how 'realistic' the mud and grass looks!

Hi FalkeEins and thank you for your comments. With regards the mud - most of the credit should go to Vallejo for their mud products - they are really effective.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Hi 

 

Some really great builds that can only be described as a brush painting masterclass. The Tiger  and the M4 being my personal favourites. Looking forward to next year's selection.

 

Regards

Andy

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On 09/12/2018 at 13:03, gengriz said:

Wow!  Well done.

Thank you very much gengriz!!

Kind regards,

Stix

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