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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 #241 by Terry
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You've certainly got an interesting range of large to very large aircraft to choose for your next build Grant....
and Kane gets my vote for GIF of the week :lol:
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4 years 8 months ago #242 by Grant
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Final update before reveal I think. Everything is painted and glossed ready for some weathering. B)

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4 years 8 months ago #243 by Von Drinkoften
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Gotta say Grant, the finish on your paint work looks exceptional. Looking forward to the end result! B)

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4 years 8 months ago #244 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking great, those props look awesome! very close

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4 years 8 months ago #245 by Grant
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Hmmmm, that final 2% of the build with all the annoying time-consuming little fiddly bits. :sick:

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4 years 8 months ago #246 by grover
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Grant wrote: Hmmmm, that final 2% of the build with all the annoying time-consuming little fiddly bits. :sick:

Tell me about it :pinch:

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4 years 8 months ago #247 by Flying_Kiwi
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Sh*t hats off dude!!! i'm proud of my He-111 best build ive done i reckon.... but yours...freaking master piece!!! i mean the props and the wheels alone!!!

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #248 by Grant
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: Sh*t hats off dude!!! i'm proud of my He-111 best build ive done i reckon.... but yours...freaking master piece!!! i mean the props and the wheels alone!!!


Thanks. It's quite an achievement even getting this kit completed I think. :lol: I'm actually tempted to grab another one for the stash now that I know all its little tricks and foibles. I wouldn't mind doing the trop scheme.

It's going to take a few days yet to finish. I've given it a pin and sludge wash. The panel lines really took the washes nicely. It's awaiting a matt coat now.
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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #249 by Flying_Kiwi
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I bought its brother the Revell Ju88 in 1-32 and was thinking just that, a tropical version!!!

Your build is really good, so clean and precise...i did scuff mine up a bit but it was not looking as good as yours

I'm very happy with my effort (below for comparison), but your version is spot on...

i also had my first go at painting the yellow and white bands!

Hey Xtreme-o lets see yours!! its great that so many of this awesome kit has been built by this group!!





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4 years 8 months ago #250 by Xtr3meNZer
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Hey Xtreme-o lets see yours!! its great that so many of this awesome kit has been built by this group!!


I have posted up my latest pics of the 110 in my thread. So it's there if you want to check it out :) More updates to come through soon though, props being constructed tonight, and very close to the end.

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4 years 8 months ago #251 by Kiwimav
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Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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4 years 8 months ago #252 by Grant
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I'm not finished yet, so here is an update. This is the final muddy wash on the bottom. Paint is a mix of Tamiya enamel Flat earth and Brown. Trying to keep this subtle. :whistle:







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4 years 8 months ago #253 by Xtr3meNZer
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Liking it :)

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4 years 8 months ago #254 by grover
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Really nice Grant

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4 years 8 months ago #255 by PJNZ
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Good good good! Weathering, dirty flat tyres, landing gear etc all excellent

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4 years 8 months ago #256 by Bishop
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Yep, looking fantastic

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4 years 8 months ago #257 by Grant
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I just painted exhaust stains. Looking at the reference pics K2 posted, these could be pretty extensive and stark on the He 111, especially on the bottom. Painting these always gives me the willies for some reason. :dry: This needs a matt coat next.



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4 years 8 months ago #258 by Xtr3meNZer
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they look pretty good. I have yet to do the exhaust staining as well... Also a bit scared. What colour did you use on it?

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4 years 8 months ago #259 by jimmy07
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Lookin good mate!
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4 years 8 months ago #260 by Grant
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: What colour did you use on it?


I used highly thinned Tamiya enamels. Black and Flat earth. Because it was over a gloss acrylic sealing coat it would be easy enough to remove.

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4 years 8 months ago #261 by Xtr3meNZer
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Thinned with their own brand thinners? what consistency was it?

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4 years 8 months ago #262 by Grant
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Thinned with their own brand thinners? what consistency was it?


Yeah, I get the 250ml bottles of X-20 and X-20a. Probably an expensive way to buy it, but meh. I don't really keep mixing ratios, but I filled the brush cup half way, used the pipette to put a small amount of black in, and then added a loaded brush of the brown and mixed. It was sort of wash consistency.

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4 years 8 months ago #263 by Xtr3meNZer
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Very cool thanks. Will have to try it out on an older model, and might even bottle it up for next time if it works well :)

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4 years 8 months ago #264 by Grant
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I removed the masking. :unsure: It's pretty good. No fogging, just a couple of very tiny scratches. No disasters thankfully. :sick: Some blurry pics:







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4 years 8 months ago #265 by Beavis
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Friggin' awesome Gary! The canopy looks excellent, not to mention the rest of it! Really inspiring stuff.
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4 years 8 months ago #266 by PJNZ
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The exhaust stains look well applied Grant - very smooth. The rest of the masking etc looks especially tidy too!
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4 years 8 months ago #267 by shaunfletcher
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This is one of the nicest pieces of work I have seen in a very very long time. Bravo.
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4 years 8 months ago #268 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh that looks awesome now it's uncovered. Well done mate

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4 years 8 months ago #269 by grover
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shaunfletcher wrote: This is one of the nicest pieces of work I have seen in a very very long time. Bravo.

I agree. This is stunning work

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #270 by Grant
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And I'm finished. (Actually looking at the pics I see a couple of things I missed/need fixing, but not now. :pinch: ). A really enjoyable build overall. Better pictures and a full report sometime in the next few days. Thanks for watching and commenting all. :)





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