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Gorby

Gorby's 2018 Plastic Allsorts (but mainly wingy whatsits to be honest)

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I made a particular effort to get more back to basics this year. I was getting too bogged down in detail and it was draining the mojo, but it's still not increased my output.

I've just worked out (using all my fingers and toes) that my modelling this year has cost me about £150 (approximately £50 of that was for the hangar dio). There's not many hobbies that keep you amused for an entire year for so little dosh.

 

AM Tech Ta-183 1/48 - Mojometer 7/10

 

A well moulded but quite a basic kit that I made quite a few improvements to. I couldn't resist a bit of 1/48 Luft-46. What-if scheme dredged from the deepest parts of my brain, with most of the markings done with home-made stencils.

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The RFI is here.

 

Trumpeter Me-509 1/48 - Mojometer 7/10

 

A well moulded but quite a basic kit that I made quite a few improvements to. I couldn't resist a bit of 1/48 Luft-46. What-if scheme dredged from the deepest parts of my brain, with most of the markings done with home-made stencils. Oh, I've just had a 'deja vu' moment!

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The RFI is here.

 

Zvezda Pe-2 1/48 - Mojometer 6/10

 

An exceptionally good kit, but probably a bit too complicatedly bitty for my taste.

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The RFI is here.

 

Brengun Yokasuka MXY7 OHKA model 22 1/48 - Mojometer 7/10

 

A well moulded but quite a basic kit that I made quite a few improvements to. I cou …... I'm doing it again.

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The RFI is here.

 

Italeri Kfz. 385 Tankwagen 1/48 - Mojometer 7/10

 

Built with the intention of using it in my final build of the year. Nice kit that I added a lot of extra detail (so much for going back to basics).

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The RFI is here.

 

Scratch built Hangar diorama 1/48 - Mojometer 9.5/10

 

My second diorama was probably my most challenging and without my most enjoyable build since I returned to modelling. Very please how it's turned out so feeling a bit smug.

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The RFI is here.

 

I'm in a bit of a quandary over next year, because somehow I've lost almost all of my decals. So home-made stencils may be a big part of my future modelling.

 

Thanks for having a look.

 

Gorby

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Just now, Jb65rams said:

Great collection. I really like the Hanger Diorama. See something new everytime I look at it.

Glad you like them - thanks for dropping by. :)

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I like the concept of the 'Mojometer' too -  not come across it before, factoring in the enjoyment quotient could well become the new 'thing' ...love the Ta 183, must investigate that one..

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16 minutes ago, FalkeEins said:

I like the concept of the 'Mojometer' too -  not come across it before, factoring in the enjoyment quotient could well become the new 'thing' ...love the Ta 183, must investigate that one..

Thanks Neil. Apparently this is all supposed to be about fun (at times it doesn't feel like it) so the obsessive in me likes to quantify my enjoyment level.

The Ta 183 kit has just been re-released (I forget who by) - I can't resist a bit of Luft-46 oddness.

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15 hours ago, Newbie(kinda) said:

Lovely. All of them. But that dio; the GRASS. Blooming fantastic!

Thanks for noticing! It was the bit I was least looking forward to as I made a mess of the 'grass' on my first dio. This time I used four different colours/lengths of grass and took about a week to apply it in random patches and clumps. I'm quite pleased with the result, so thanks again for pointing it out.

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That diorama looks fantastic, but the best part is the Haynes manual on the workbench......the deepest part of your brain is a very prolific place...!!!

Cheers...

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1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Well done collection Gorby, love all of it. :thumbsup:

Thanks mate, what a gent you are – and with such impeccable taste too. :wink:

 

 

Thanks everyone who has taken time to comment, 'like' or just have a look. Much appreciated. :smile:

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Nice builds Gorby,i like the first one with the Richthofen sheild....Very rare i look in this section so that'll have to change......

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8 minutes ago, Vince1159 said:

i like the first one with the Richthofen sheild

Thanks Vince, glad you like them.

With the first two it was nice to just go with my fevered imagination rather than follow something that has already been done thousands of times before.

I'm a rebel me (:giggle:).

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2 minutes ago, Gorby said:

Thanks Vince, glad you like them.

With the first two it was nice to just go with my fevered imagination rather than follow something that has already been done thousands of times before.

I'm a rebel me (:giggle:).

The first one reminds me of the MiG 15....

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A good haul for the year, Gorby.

The Hangar still looks good to me.

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Just now, Vince1159 said:

The first one reminds me of the MiG 15....

There is a theory that the Russians used the plans as a basis for the MiG 15, but as with all theories, some say that it's rubbish. This is the two of them together:

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1 minute ago, Pete in Lincs said:

A good haul for the year, Gorby.

The Hangar still looks good to me.

Thanks very much Pete. :wink:

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