Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Secret Key Remember me

TOPIC: What we're building...

What we're building... 2 weeks 21 hours ago #181

  • IAN
  • IAN's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2363
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 356
You're real good, Tania, not quite tho' - But as you got 'this close, here's the truth of it...


This kit:






Plus these decals:





To make this car, actually the 1976 Le Mans car !!






Ian.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 2 weeks 21 hours ago #182

  • Terry
  • Terry's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 586
  • Karma: 7
  • Thank you received: 151
Ian, I think the missing link is the gorgeous lines of a Mercury Comet Cyclone GT.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 2 weeks 19 hours ago #183

  • IAN
  • IAN's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2363
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 356

Terry wrote: Ian, I think the missing link is the gorgeous lines of a Mercury Comet Cyclone GT.




Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 6 days ago #184

  • Michaels Models
  • Michaels Models's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 811
  • Karma: 4
  • Thank you received: 106
Finally getting back into building after what must be 2 years.

Working on a 1/48 Tamiya Type 10. It is for a group build competition run by the Manawatu Scale Model Club.

I will post a full build log once the competition has finished in August, but until then here is a image on the hull and suspension painted with Tamiya TS-29 semi gloss black.

This is definitely not going to be finished in a traditional camo scheme
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Cheers Michael
In the Mix:
NASCR GB: AMT #17 Dewalt Tauris
Diorama GB: Formula 1 Museum
Last Edit: by Michaels Models.

What we're building... 1 week 4 days ago #185

  • IAN
  • IAN's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2363
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 356










Stripes have happened !! - horrible job to get them to conform around the curves of the rear flared arches, but I think I've won !! - need to mix a light blue now to spray in to the gaps behind the front 'guide veins' and ahead of the aerofoil mounts. This is a fun hobby, right ??


Ian.
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 4 days ago #186

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1640
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 183
Update

Paint: RAL 8000 and RAL 7008



Tony lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 3 days ago #187

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 7751
  • Karma: 111
  • Thank you received: 1218
Look at you, it's a tank, no fixed gun stuff here. Really nice so far. DML I assume?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

What we're building... 1 week 3 days ago #188

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1640
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 183
Hey Tony
I had a few tanks in the stash and just wanted to clear them out and will get back to my SPGs when these are finished.
If I remember right they're all Dragon kits.

Thanks buddy time to get back to work.
Tony lee
The following user(s) said Thank You: Bishop

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 3 days ago #189

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1640
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 183
Tracks and Tow Cable:









Later
Tony lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 2 days ago #190

  • F1xena
  • F1xena's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • If only I could build kits at the pace I buy kits!
  • Posts: 507
  • Karma: 9
  • Thank you received: 80
Well, it's very early days, but look what has invaded my workbench!





Now I just have to work out a good way to paint a lot of wheels!
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by F1xena.

What we're building... 1 week 2 days ago #191

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1640
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 183
I've got an assortment of different size bamboo skewers to mount the wheels on and a block of foam to mount them on. First I paint the black on the tire area and let that dry.
I use circle templates to mask off the tire area and spray the center of the wheel.

Nice clean and neat build you've done
Tony lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 2 days ago #192

  • IAN
  • IAN's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 2363
  • Karma: 21
  • Thank you received: 356
I do the same as Unky Tony... sometimes (often) I cheat and use a good 'Sharpie' - other brands of fibre-tip marking pens are available. ;)

HTH



Ian.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last Edit: by IAN.

What we're building... 1 week 1 day ago #193

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 7751
  • Karma: 111
  • Thank you received: 1218
That's what I do too. I get the sharpie and draw the tyres on after painting the whole wheel the colours I want. The nice shiny stuff gets hidden under the weathering and it's so much easier than trying to hand paint. Masks yes, brushes as in the old days for me, never again. Well done for tackling an AFV. Nice choice too.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

What we're building... 1 week 1 day ago #194

  • Webby_NZ
  • Webby_NZ's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Trying to work more on completion over perfection.
  • Posts: 1407
  • Karma: 11
  • Thank you received: 210

Michaels Models wrote: Finally getting back into building after what must be 2 years.

Working on a 1/48 Tamiya Type 10. It is for a group build competition run by the Manawatu Scale Model Club.

I will post a full build log once the competition has finished in August, but until then here is a image on the hull and suspension painted with Tamiya TS-29 semi gloss black.

This is definitely not going to be finished in a traditional camo scheme


Interesting, I thought I knew where this was going but the black suggests there may have been a change of plans.

My Type 10 for the same GB is also far from traditional. Paint and assembly is complete, with just weathering to go, but like Mike I? wont give away much more than the use of my Cricut die cutter for some 'custom' masks and a hint at one of the colurs

Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol

What we're building... 1 week 1 day ago #195

  • Gary
  • Gary's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 8720
  • Karma: 65469
  • Thank you received: 719
I use a slow moving drill, and just touch a loaded paint brush to it while slowly working towards the edges, it's really easy to do. I have a piece of aluminium rod that I've put a taper on, I can then push any wheel with any size boss on to it and paint it this way.
When I'm painting wheels that are in situ I block in all of the big areas that are easy to get to then I either use a black ink or a thin wash of paint, i come in from the big area towards the edge and when it hits the band it shoots round and gives a perfect edge which I can then fill up to.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.



'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
RAF Liberator Squadrons

What we're building... 1 week 1 day ago #196

  • shaunfletcher
  • shaunfletcher's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1225
  • Karma: 10
  • Thank you received: 146
I paint the main wheel colour first, then use a brush in my right hand with the wheel on a stick in my left, spinning it with my fingers while painting the tyre. Needs a steady hand but has always been fast and effective for me.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 week 22 hours ago #197

  • Michaels Models
  • Michaels Models's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 811
  • Karma: 4
  • Thank you received: 106

Webby_NZ wrote:

Michaels Models wrote: Finally getting back into building after what must be 2 years.

Working on a 1/48 Tamiya Type 10. It is for a group build competition run by the Manawatu Scale Model Club.

I will post a full build log once the competition has finished in August, but until then here is a image on the hull and suspension painted with Tamiya TS-29 semi gloss black.

This is definitely not going to be finished in a traditional camo scheme


Interesting, I thought I knew where this was going but the black suggests there may have been a change of plans.


Still going to be the same theme as planed but felt like mixing it up with a black lower hull.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Cheers Michael
In the Mix:
NASCR GB: AMT #17 Dewalt Tauris
Diorama GB: Formula 1 Museum

What we're building... 1 week 22 hours ago #198

  • Andrew
  • Andrew's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial kit starter...
  • Posts: 4479
  • Karma: 43
  • Thank you received: 539
+1 For Shaun's method. I also have several of the Quickwheel masks for various projects

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

What we're building... 3 days 12 hours ago #199

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1640
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 183
Construction Complete









Getting hotter up here in this part of the world
Tony lee:)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 3 days 12 hours ago #200

  • shaunfletcher
  • shaunfletcher's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1225
  • Karma: 10
  • Thank you received: 146
Immaculate as ever!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tony Lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 2 days 3 hours ago #201

  • F1xena
  • F1xena's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • If only I could build kits at the pace I buy kits!
  • Posts: 507
  • Karma: 9
  • Thank you received: 80
That looks fab Tony....although my fave is the Porsche turret jobby......
The was during my expedition to the Tank Museum at Bovington. Highly recommended!

Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tony Lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 2 days 1 hour ago #202

  • Tony Lee
  • Tony Lee's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Shoot Low Boys,They're Ridin Ponies
  • Posts: 1640
  • Karma: 110
  • Thank you received: 183
Yep I like them as well but I had this in the stash for a long time and got a wild hair to build it.:lol:

Thanks for the fab
Tony lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 1 day 21 hours ago #203

  • Bishop
  • Bishop's Avatar
  • Away
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 7751
  • Karma: 111
  • Thank you received: 1218
NICE!!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tony Lee

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

What we're building... 1 day 9 hours ago #204

  • Leavemygoosealone
  • Leavemygoosealone's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 19
  • Thank you received: 1
Finally slapped some decals on the RNZAF Torbeau! Stencils and landing gear this weekend, then try something new (to me)... Weathering!
First coat of paint down on the Strike Eagle. Found a lot of areas to touch up!
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Rhys


WIP:
Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X in RNZAF scheme.
Italeri 1/72 F-15E

What we're building... 1 day 7 hours ago #205

  • johnsnz
  • johnsnz's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 686
  • Karma: 7
  • Thank you received: 86
I'm finishing this off ATM..



4th 109 for the year....

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

What we're building... 10 hours 1 minute ago #206

  • Andrew
  • Andrew's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Serial kit starter...
  • Posts: 4479
  • Karma: 43
  • Thank you received: 539
Will start a separate thread later, but here is what I have been working on for the past few days



Dragons 1/35 Sd.kfz. 7 late production
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
Moderators: Tony LeeBishopAndrewMaartenCyNaKyLGary1/35th Battalion