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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #1 by Flying_Kiwi
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I have had a go at creating my first diorama its supposed to be some routine maintenance going on in some un-named pacific island.

What is slightly special about this is its a present for my dad on his 65th birthday and the model is a 1:32 airfix P-40 we both built way back in 1983 it was all smashed up in a box unloved and i have put it back together, stripped the paint off and re done it, its not the best build but i think he'll like it.

anyway sorry to muscle in, but quite happy how this went,.. oh yeah and i built the palm tree out of toilet paper wire and ordinary printer paper







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6 years 1 month ago #2 by Nosferatu
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NIce Work man! I'm sure he will love it! :cheer:

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6 years 1 month ago #3 by Gary
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Fantastic and a nice story to go with it, the pilot might get a bit hot sat in there though (sorry don't you hate a smart ass.....)
What's the Hurri in the background, is it the 1/32 Revell kit?



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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #4 by Flying_Kiwi
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Hah! Gary i was thinking the same thing,...because this is an old kit and its literally been rebuilt (after Mr Muscle not only dissolved the paint but the glue) the cockpit is in a word sparse... it was going to be pretty difficult to rebuild in a closed fuse so i whacked the p[ilot in to cover up the lack of cockpit. the build quality is a bit lacking.. i was ten and the old man wasn't a regular modeler!

The Hurricane in the back ground is in fact the slightly terrible 1:24 Airfix version, not the best of fits but i have got some added extras and cut the flaps off to have them drooping down etc

here's a pic of the flaps being cut and the cockpit, sans pilot and webbing etc..






i built this kit a few years ago when i was living in the UK and even using brushes i was quite pleased with the finish, this time i have the full trumpeter PE kit and i'm going to town.

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6 years 1 month ago #5 by RossMack
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Nice rescue and a lovely gift idea.
S/thing handmade shows effort and has a personal input. Have you thought of an umbrella over the cockpit?

I like the palm tree. For the abundance of A/M scenery out there it's surprising how simple it is to scratch s/thing together cheap.

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6 years 1 month ago #6 by Flying_Kiwi
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An umbrella! what a great idea! hah.....nice one rossmack ! could paint a cocktail umbrella black

I was telling Azza this morning to buy a palm tree in the correct scale i was looking at 80-100 NZD when the shipping is thrown in. that tree took me a bout an hour all up.

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