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The subject of this group build is to take a model off your shelf that's been sitting there unfinished and finish it.
To start post photos of your model(s) in it's current state with a quick blurb of what version you were building and why it ended up abandoned. Then blog and post photos of you finishing it!
Extra kudos the older it is.

BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944

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2 years 1 week ago #1 by shaunfletcher
BMW Sidecar dispatch, Normandy 1944 was created by shaunfletcher
Okay committed to the following as my entry:

I will be taking my abandoned BMW sidecar combo, and finishing it as a 1944 Normandy dispatch bike, visiting an observation.artillery post on the Atlantic wall.

I've started tarting up the bike itself with some oils to add dust and muck as every picture of dispatch bikes they are absolutely filthy things, in a summer dusty coastal environment especially..

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2 years 1 week ago #2 by shaunfletcher
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Few more details and some toning/colouring and a better photo

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2 years 1 week ago #3 by Admoto
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Its a bike so you have my attention. Really like the weathering on this. Excellent.

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2 years 1 week ago #4 by shaunfletcher
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The headlight looks pretty bad.. I might make a canvas cover for it and some of the boxes?

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2 years 1 week ago #5 by grover
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lol, I thought that was a headlight cover. Nice choice Shaun. What scale is it?

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2 years 1 week ago #6 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah it is a hard shell cover built into the kit. Pretty blobby looking though even if it is accurate-ish

Its 1/35 so its pretty tiny

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2 years 1 week ago #7 by Michaels Models
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Totally agree with the headlamp looking not so good.

Really like the weathering on the engine.

Cheers Michael

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2 years 1 week ago #8 by Bishop
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You could actually drill the headlamp out and have it in broken in battle condition. Just a thought. This is starting to look great. Watching watching....

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2 years 1 week ago #9 by shaunfletcher
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I was thinking maybe something like these

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2 years 1 week ago #10 by Admoto
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The head light looks like it is tilted upward ?. Should be a little lower than level. Or is it just the photo ? . If it is tilting upwards then tilting down a little would make the cover not so noticeable. Perhaps drilling it out and making a new cover out of something thin like tin foil may make it look better.

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2 years 1 week ago - 2 years 1 week ago #11 by shaunfletcher
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So I didn't at all take off the headlamp and mount it the right way up and at a sensible angle, and sort out the slot and joins. Honest. What kind of idiot would have done it wrong when it got broken and the glued it back together in the first place? ;)

Sorry fot the shitty mobile phone pic, real camera is strapped to a telescope!

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2 years 1 week ago #12 by Gary
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shaunfletcher wrote: real camera is strapped to a telescope!


Pointed at the neighbor's bathroom? :P



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2 years 1 week ago #13 by shaunfletcher
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lol only if the neighbours live in the horsehead nebula, but given the stupid stuff they do I wouldn't be surprised if they were from there.

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2 years 1 week ago #14 by Tiger
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Bike is looking good Shaun
Watching here to see where this goes.

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2 years 3 days ago #15 by shaunfletcher
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So did an experimental plaster casting, working towards the dio. Wanted to make sure the shuttering would work and not stick.. in fact roughed up wood brushed with scenic cement (watered down pva) as a sealer/release worked superbly which is promising. I'm very pleased with the planking texture, I'm sure maarten would be proud of me hah.

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2 years 3 days ago #16 by shaunfletcher
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And painted the test block, happy with this for the concrete when it is cast

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2 years 3 days ago #17 by Bishop
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Great work. The bike is now looking really good.

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2 years 3 days ago #18 by yak
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Very cool.

Rob

No model left behind even if it screams all the way to the display shelf!

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1/24 Custom Nissan D21 Navara
1/24 Tamiya Mazda RX-7 S4
1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab Rebuild
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car


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2 years 3 days ago #19 by Nosferatu
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Looking real nice Shaun... I have this on my shelf of doom too...

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2 years 3 days ago #20 by Glenn
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Nice work on the wall shaun:)
Love the bike,if it was mine I would go for the PE spokes:)

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2 years 3 days ago #21 by shaunfletcher
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Yeah the wheels are not the best point.. have to rely on enough dirt to cover a few ills there ;)

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2 years 3 days ago #22 by RED
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looking good mate, very interested to see how the wall turns out too

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2 years 3 days ago #23 by Admoto
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Liking the wall.

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2 years 2 days ago #24 by Tiger
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Looking good.
Well done on the wall, it looks great, Maarten should be impressed :)

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2 years 2 days ago #25 by grover
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Great looking cast mate.

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2 years 2 days ago #26 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks guys!

Ill be casting a 665 'ringstand' bunker..like this one from www.drakkar-models.com/historic/ringstan...tikwall-pillbox.html

tricky little bugger to get the shuttering for I expect but hey I like a challenge!

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1 year 11 months ago #27 by shaunfletcher
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Strange happenings..

Shuttered and cast the main body of a bunker. Learned a lot about what not to do (rely on pva glue to hold foamboard onto wood while plaster is poured into it for example!), made a lot of mess, emergency patched holes etc, and got SOMETHING out of the other end anyway.. Should look fine once it is completed, has the roof, is partly buried and is painted. hopefully.

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1 year 11 months ago #28 by Admoto
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Really impressive result. I like the bunker a lot.

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1 year 11 months ago #29 by Tiger
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Not bad at all :woohoo:
Nah, looks awesome

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1 year 11 months ago #30 by shaunfletcher
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Thanks chaps

bit more cleaning up and a primer to show things as they are as it were!

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