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This group build is to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It will run from 10th of July to 31st of October, 2015, following the dates of the battle.

The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in the Battle of Britain. While the Battle of Britain is foremost remembered as an air battle, builds including figures (e.g. famous historical figures from the battle), vehicles and armour (e.g. AA guns) and dioramas (e.g. airfield dioramas) are eligible provided a documented link can be established.

The model must be built entirely within the build dates to qualify, and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post your sprues at the beginning of the thread! By the end of the group build (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the group build forum which will be organised shortly.

To discourage cynical entries the build is open only to those who have been members of KiwiModeller for two months at the start of the group build and with at least thirty posts in the forums. So lurkers, get posting now if you want to enter! I will also vet for cynical or “gaming” entries and vote rigging.

No entry fee will be charged, but this is a good opportunity to make a donation to the upkeep of KiwiModeller.

The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote. Voting will run for the week following the 1st of November, ending Midday the 8th of November. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

BoB: Promodeller/Revell 1/32 He-111p FINISHED!!

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4 years 8 months ago #181 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very nice :) I think I put too much paint on lol... that looks great. Mind you, if I had have done a lighter coat, my wobbly pre-shading lines would have come through lol.

Very good effort :)

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4 years 8 months ago #182 by Grant
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Very nice :) I think I put too much paint on lol... that looks great.


Less is more as they say. I think that's a big airbrushing lesson everyone learns somewhere along the way. :)

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4 years 8 months ago #183 by Grant
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Busy morning. I'll let the pictures do the talking. :whistle:







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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #184 by Grant
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4 years 8 months ago #185 by F1xena
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Very cool. Top work, that man!
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4 years 8 months ago #186 by Andrew
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Did you use a whole roll of Tamiya tape there? :woohoo: :whistle: :lol:

Looks awesome man

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4 years 8 months ago #187 by Grant
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Andrew wrote: Did you use a whole roll of Tamiya tape there? :woohoo: :whistle: :lol:


Close to it probably. :S

I also tried out the curvy tape for curvy bits. Super easy to apply but I think I would like it to be slight more sticky.

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4 years 8 months ago #188 by Grant
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Finished the first colour btw. That's enough for today. Time for a small glass of wine. :whistle:

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4 years 8 months ago #189 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking very good. Can see the straight lines there working a treat in the pre-shading :)

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4 years 8 months ago #190 by grover
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Ohhh colour... :) Nice work there Grant :cheer:

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4 years 8 months ago #191 by Grant
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grover wrote: Ohhh colour... :)


I always find that I get my second wind on the build at this stage. This has been quite a lot of work. And I keep wondering what is happening under all that masked glass. :dry:

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4 years 8 months ago #192 by Beavis
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That is a lot of progress for one day. Looks awesome.

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4 years 8 months ago #193 by Bishop
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All that tape, Tamiya will like you!! Looking great!

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4 years 8 months ago #194 by Grant
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More tape. :sick:



And the basic splinter camo applied. Paints are mixed Tamiya acrylics. Sorry but the pics are a bit dark. It needs a few touch ups here and there, but this looks nicely worn to me. I might do the touch ups tonight and then let it dry for a couple of days. :whistle:









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4 years 8 months ago #195 by Beavis
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Look really, really good Grant :woohoo:

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4 years 8 months ago #196 by grover
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Man that's looking good Grant!

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4 years 8 months ago #197 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very nice, looks great! Nicely faded paint, works well!

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4 years 8 months ago #198 by KitModellerNZ
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This is looking brilliant Grant. I love the faded look you've acheived.

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4 years 8 months ago #199 by Bishop
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What everyone else said. Wish I could airbrush like that. The preshading has worked perfectly.

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4 years 8 months ago #200 by Grant
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Cheers! I had enough time last night to do some touch ups and rub the whole thing down. Here are some close ups of the finish. Next up is giving this a gloss and then letting that dry so I can apply the decals on the weekend. I reckon there is a week left on this.



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4 years 8 months ago #201 by grover
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That is awesome paint work Grant. Love the depth you have bought out in all the shading.

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4 years 8 months ago #202 by Andrew
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Nice man. Can't wait to see how good it looks when that masking tape comes off the clear parts :woohoo:

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4 years 8 months ago #203 by Xtr3meNZer
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Yeah that pre-shading is great, and you have done a really good job on the paint.

What are you going to use to clear coat it with?

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4 years 8 months ago #204 by Nosferatu
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Very nice job Grant!

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4 years 8 months ago #205 by PJNZ
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Super duper combo pre-shading and top colour. Were you intentional about how much top coat you applied to keep pre-shading visble Grant?

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4 years 8 months ago #206 by Grant
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: What are you going to use to clear coat it with?


Tamiya acrylic clear coat heavily thinned. This works well if the surface is reasonably smooth.

PJNZ wrote: Were you intentional about how much top coat you applied to keep pre-shading visble Grant?


Yeah I backed off a bit on this to have the preshading look a bit more prominent. Pre-shading is an artistic technique more than anything else and with surfaces this big I didn't think being subtle would work all that well. I also varied the coverage of the camo colours here and there. In person you can also see some of the initial colouration I applied to the engines etc. This still has various gloss/matt coats, stains and washes to go on which will take it down a bit. In my experience the black green will also darken up once the gloss coat goes on, and then the final matt will blend it all together.

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4 years 8 months ago #207 by Von Drinkoften
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That camouflage has come out looking fantastic Grant. Brilliant paint job! B)

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4 years 8 months ago #208 by Bishop
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What they all said. It is a big bird, but not yellow. This is going to look wonderful with decals and all in place.

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4 years 8 months ago #209 by Grant
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Day off today because I'm feeling a bit fatigued. My airbrush was playing up so I just spent an hour stripping it down, cleaning it and trying to diagnose the problem. I think a small rubber washer on the air valve was catching. I put it all back together and it seems to be working nicely. I think is time to spend some serious money on a good airbrush though. :whistle:

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4 years 8 months ago #210 by Xtr3meNZer
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Yeah I know what you mean, I will be looking at one next year for myself :)

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