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BIG X

BIG X's year in miniture

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This is my second yearbook and what a year it has been.  I've shrunk my efforts to 1/72 or 1/76 this year and worked towards a mad idea that @Lawzer put into my head for a Pontoon Bridge diorama.

 

Anyway - here we go - it's a bit of a 'journey'...

 

01-firefly.jpg

 

Firefly WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235029754-help-me-build-a-sherman-completed/

Firefly RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032590-hey-you-helped-me-build-a-sherman-firefly/

 

02-loyd.jpg

 

03-6pdr.jpg

 

04-loyd-and-gun.jpg

 

Loyd & Gun WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235031294-british-6pdr-anti-tank-gun-and-loyd-carrier-completed/

Loyd & Gun RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032589-anti-tank-gun-with-crew-and-carrier/

 

05-cromwells.jpg

 

Cromwells WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032983-oliver’s-army…-a-trio-of-cromwell-ivs-completed/

Cromwells RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037834-armoured-recce-squadron-cromwells-on-the-prowl/

 

06-mp-jeep.jpg

 

07-hq-jeep.jpg

 

08-red-cross-jeep.jpg

 

09-jeep-trio.jpg

 

Jeeps WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037473-airfix-vs-italeri-jeeps-completed/

Jeeps RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235038978-various-jeeps-of-the-11th-armoured-division/

 

10-utc.jpg

 

11-utc.jpg

 

12-utc.jpg

 

Carriers WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235036099-carry-on-bully-completed/

Carriers RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037820-universal-carriers-of-the-black-bull/

 

13-church.jpg

 

Church WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235038732-hooo-village-church-completed/

Church RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235043161-airfix-village-church/

 

14-windmill.jpg

 

15-windmill.jpg

 

Windmill WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235038735-hooo-windmill-completed/

Windmill RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235043170-airfix-windmill/

 

16-bronze-1.jpg

 

17-bronze-2.jpg

 

...this was the only departure from 'small scale' and was actually an old 1/24 that was only fit for the bin - so I turned it into a 'sculpture'...

Spitfire WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235039978-airfix-bronze-spitfire-completed/

 

18-k2-1.jpg

 

19-k2-2.jpg

 

20-k6-1.jpg

 

21-k6-2.jpg

 

K2 & K6 WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235038737-176-raf-emergency-set-completed/

K2 RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235043194-british-k2-ambulances-11th-armoured-division/

K6 RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235043195-british-k6-lorries-11th-armoured-division/

 

23-command.jpg

 

Command Tank WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235043409-176-sherman-mki-tank-completed/

Command Tank RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235044498-sherman-command-tank/

 

22-troops.jpg

 

24-pon-1.jpg

 

25-pon-2.jpg

 

26-pon-3.jpg

 

27-pon-4.jpg

 

28-pon-5.jpg

 

29-pon-6.jpg

 

30-pon-7.jpg

 

Pontoon WIP - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235038729-172-pontoon-bridge-completed/

Pontoon RFI - https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235043184-airfix-pontoon-bridge/

 

So there you go - I hope you found something to like - I certainly had a lot of fun along the way.

 

Merry Christmas - to one & all - Steve

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It's almost too wee! ^_^  Good work all-round Steve. Especially that pontoon bridge, which you already know cost me nostalgia money. :owww:

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I never tire looking at that bridge.....👍

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It's hard to believe it took me a year - as a nipper I would have knocked that up in an afternoon :lol:

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8 minutes ago, BIG X said:

It's hard to believe it took me a year - as a nipper I would have knocked that up in an afternoon :lol:

And have broken it by tea time ;)

 

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We were on that journey with you! Excellent builds and models, Steve, and more than a year's worth of laughs along the way. The church with interior lighting was my favourite, or was it the motorised and weathered windmill, or.... and I've got all your top tips tucked away for later....All the best, Mike.

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Excellent collection for the year BIG X. You really have a lovely distinct style and I'm looking forward to seeing your Pz.IV STGB project! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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5 hours ago, Mike said:

It's almost too wee! ^_^  Good work all-round Steve. Especially that pontoon bridge, which you already know cost me nostalgia money. :owww:

it serves you right - you really shouldn't look in at what I'm looning about with ;)

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That's an excellent big little army Steve and I'd forgotten how good that diorama looked – especially the canal.

Unfortunately I've been a bit too busy to drop into some of your more recent builds, so it's good to finally see them in all their plasticy glory.

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6 hours ago, Lawzer said:

And have broken it by tea time ;)

 

You have a brilliant way of 'hitting the nail on the head' - childhood eh - happy days :clap2:

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17 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Excellent collection for the year BIG X. You really have a lovely distinct style and I'm looking forward to seeing your Pz.IV STGB project! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

'Style' - isn't something I associate with my adventures - it's just 'close your eyes and hope for the best' most of the time. :lol:

 

I'm really looking forward to the Pz.IV GB - I've set a couple of starter threads up - but I 'm still too scared to look at the Revell kit in detail :lol:

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Great stuff X some of the 'funnest' builds of the year.

Mark.

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9 minutes ago, MarkSH said:

Great stuff X some of the 'funnest' builds of the year.

Mark.

Hey Mark - I'll take that in the spirit it is meant :lol: I may never win a competition - but boy I do love having a bit of fun ;)

 

Cheers - Steve

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Nice builds Steve, I've enjoyed watching your builds this year. Looking forward to next years projects.

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 20:31, Ozzy said:

Nice builds Steve, I've enjoyed watching your builds this year. Looking forward to next years projects.

Cheers Ozzy - next year could be a good one - with the D-Day GB on the horizon I really fancy a mad diorama of some description - but I need to concentrate on my 'tiny panzers' for now ;) Steve

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16 minutes ago, BIG X said:

Cheers Ozzy - next year could be a good one - with the D-Day GB on the horizon I really fancy a mad diorama of some description - but I need to concentrate on my 'tiny panzers' for now ;) Steve

I’ve already started to gather bits for my entry, I won’t give to much away just yet. There are some fantastic subjects for builds next year.

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I don't really pay much attention to armour which, I'm beginning to realise, is probably a huge mistake; I LOVE that bridge and the canal. And those Bren carriers. Super work. Something tells me your D-Day thing is going to be totally bonkers; I'll be glued to the GB section next year!

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Loved watching the church, windmill and pontoon bridge come together! Sadly I never completed the Airfix Girder bridge I started for the GB, maybe next year :D

 

 

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4 hours ago, nimrod54 said:

Fabulous job Steve. I am looking forward to following your antics next year.

Thanks John - here's to 2019 eh :D

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