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morty_3333

UNCL 18" resin Fireball XL5 Kit + Scratch-Built Launch Cradle and Rails

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Posted (edited)

Hi Everyone!

 

I am pleased to present My completed Fireball XL5 Project using UNCL Kits recentley-released kit, purchased from Timeless Hobbies.

 

Model went together well (inspite of interference from Me!:)), and I can highly recommend it to any Gerry Anderson fans!!

 

Build log here:-

 

 

 

 

Photo's of finished job:-

 

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Thanks for looking in!!

 

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

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Pete,

A really great end result and one to be proud of.

Lots more detail than the Airfix kit and the smaller one I built in the past.

I like the weathering too.

Cheers

Pete

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Posted (edited)

Hi Pete!

thanks for Your kind remarks, I've really enjoyed building this, it has taken a lot longer to finish due to health problems, but I'm going in for spinal surgery soon,will keep Me from the bench for a while, but I hope I'll be sorted so I can crack on with some modelling.

I'm looking at doing the big Simian Stuff Angel next, and I've also got UNCL's TB1 & TB3 to do, so looking forward to doing those after building this one!

First time I've had a go at panel shading, had a couple of tries at getting it right, I still think it's a bit dark, but live and learn!

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

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That's a great job you have done there, I really must get on with my resin one. It keeps looking at me and gathering more dust.

Love the scratch built launch track too. Really sets it off.

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48 minutes ago, morty_3333 said:

but I'm going in for spinal surgery soon

Good luck and get well soon. Your stash sounds interesting!

13 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Love the scratch built launch track too

That makes two of us. I do have a Dapol/Airfix signal gantry.......

BTW, Get the dust blown off it!

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Fanastic work ! Love the rail gantry,and looks like some great cockpit details,much better and any previous kits i have seen of the ship.

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That looks superb, I hope I can build mine later this summer to be as good as that! The scratch building of the launch rail was a joy to watch.

 

I hope your surgery goes well and you recover swiftly. Will you be taking this to any model shows this year?

 

 

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Wow - great subject, beautifully done. I didn't know about these kits - I will have have to find out more about them!

I hope all goes well with your surgery and that you will be happily back at the modelling bench soon,

Cheers,

Pat

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Absolutly stunning,Love it

 

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Hi Everybody!

 

Thanks for the kind remarks and well wishes, been waiting for 3 years to have the surgery so I'm looking forward to it!! :nodding:

 

Kallisti :-

Will you be taking this to any model shows this year?

 

I don't usually exhibit at shows, I only normally go to Cosford and Telford, Cosford won't be an option this year, but I am off for Telford but I'm taking a New convert (Model Cars) from work to show Him around.

 

As I said, I am well impressed with this and the other two UNCL kits  that I have, very little clean-up on the parts and no bubbles anywhere, I did have His Angel interceptor as well, but sold it to go towards buying the larger scale Simian Stuff one.

 

 

I'll be looking in a lot on the Forums while I'm off work, so I can get My 'Fix' watching everybody at the bench!! :whip:

 

Many Thanks!

 

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers, Pete

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looks brilliant - very film set studio ready in fact - I loved your WIP too, you certainly put a lot of hard work into this model. A very well done to you

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Posted (edited)

Hi gimme shelter!

 

Thanks for Your kind remarks about My build, I enjoyed the project very much and it's great the have My own Fireball in the display cabinet!

 

Keep Sticking!

 

Cheers,  Pete

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Fantastic job, well done! 

It takes me right back to my childhood when I had a catapult toy of XL5 which had a working parachute. Thanks for the memory reminder. :thumbsup:

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