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.
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. 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.
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.
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. This needs a matt coat next.
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.
And I'm finished. (Actually looking at the pics I see a couple of things I missed/need fixing, but not now. ). A really enjoyable build overall. Better pictures and a full report sometime in the next few days. Thanks for watching and commenting all.