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Redshift

Wooden Wonder (literally)

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Hello you, and a belated welcome to 2019.

 

Here is a quicky I did in the post Christmas blues, a Mozzie carved from wood and camouflaged with wood stain. Its a bit of a mishmash, its supposed to be the cannon armed fighter, but the cockpit and exhaust blisters are from the MkIV bomber and the Brownings are too high in the nose. Still, it kept me out of the wife's way for a couple of weeks so it's all good. 

Enjoy. :)

 

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Certainly a Mozzie, a hybrid maybe, but most assuredly a Mozzie!

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I often wondered what to do with a yuletide log in an all-electric flat!

Re learning the skill from 3 generations of model production ago - when a 'kit' was three lumps of balsa, a tube of wood glue and a badly drawn boxtop.

Good job - you might have to teach us those skills in the post-plastic era. 🤔

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Impressive.

 

Hopefully you'll get access to some plastic kits once you get liberated from the POW camp...

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Old school. Nice to see something a bit different.

And very well done too.

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Great job,i have enough problems making kits let alone anything out of wood....

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I'm sure we've all heard of people whittling models out of wood in the old days.  Great to see it actually done here and well done too.

Edited by JosephLalor

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Good job Redshift! I thought this one might show up on your ‘to do’ list. As I have observed previously, your tastes lean towards ‘icons of British speed and power’ and this is just such a subject. 👍

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Nice job on that Mr Shift,  ;) ,  you've caught the look of it well, the "sit" is particularly good.

Steve.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words :)

 

Personally, I find that with a plastic kit I take something nearly perfect, like a Tamiya kit, then proceed to muck it up with ham fisted glueing and painting that would loo bad in a primary school class, whereas taking a lump of wood and finding the aircraft within feels like I'm making more than the sum of the parts. This is why I visit this forum, to watch the experts make the plastic models properly, and to read Bandsaw Steve's latest excuses for not finishing his avro! 😛

 

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I'm already looking forward to seeing your hand-carved models of the Bristol 188 and Lockheed SR-71 also in the original materials. Stainless steel should be easy enough to come by, titanium might be bit trickier! :pilot:

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10 hours ago, Redshift said:

 This is why I visit this forum, to watch the experts make the plastic models properly, and to read Bandsaw Steve's latest excuses for not finishing his avro! 😛

 

That’s not fair!

I would have finished that Avro by now but my shoelaces came undone! 😠

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14 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

I would have finished that Avro by now but my shoelaces came undone! 😠

Shoelaces? You can still reach your shoelaces?

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I can, but it’s a slow process and eats into my Avro construction time.

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Nice bit of carving there. The colours may be a bit off but the rest of the model is fine.

 

P

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