Ooo, nice work. That looks a bit bigger than 1/72 Scale?
Here's an inspiration photo from the RAF Museum at Hendon......bloody thing is always hard to get a shot of as it's in a dark corner and surrounded by other stuff.
F1xena wrote: Ooo, nice work. That looks a bit bigger than 1/72 Scale?
It's the Revell 1/32 kit with the Aires detail set (cockpit, seat, wheels, gear bay) bunged in. The kit is traditional Revell quality (dodgy fit, sink marks, soft detail) and the cockpit area needs to be butchered within an inch of its life to get the resin in. I put half the decals on tonight and they were pretty nice.
Still got the Musashi, flak half track and long tom conversion at the bench when I'll get back to them is another story as I decided to have an accident at work and give myself a concussion in the process so by the time I've spent the day at work my minds had enough for the day and I'm struggling to concentrate on anything
Been a little absent here lately. My daughter turned 8 this week, so have been busy with her birthday stuff, and my son has graduated from Duplo to Lego, so have been building new and old sets with him.
I have had some bench time, enough to put this together
It is Tamiya's 1/35 M4 Sherman Early Production. I won it on trademe a few weeks ago, it came with the metal barrel and hedgerow cutter. Lauded at its time of release, it isnt quite accurate (front armour plate shape is M4A4 ) plus a few other errors. I also added a spoked idler wheel from my DML Sherman spares. It is awaiting stowage and paint
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
head cold over the last couple of weeks has killed the mojo
instead with the release of f1 2017, project cars 2 and the upcoming gt sport i have been building a button box out of an old controller.
also been giving the website an overhaul (email to subscribers should go out over weekend)
and today i got the extra bits i needed to finish the falcon lighting so that will be on the bench this weekend while bathurst plays
Stand aside caffine, this is a job for alcohol.
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Couple more wheelie things on the bench just now in varying stages of completion. Hopefully one of these will make-it to AiC next month, even if they aren't finished I could always bring one as a WiP display.
1999 Chevy NASCAR project. Since these photos, this has now been primed and rubbed-back ready for first paint.
2001 Ford NASCAR build. Just layering the clear coats at the moment, then wet sanding and polishing with Turtle Wax. More in a min, stand-by.
Now for something completely different......since finishing the Jagdpanther I had some time to do this beast!
I haven't built anything Lego since I was a kid, and in those days, you used your imagination as opposed to an instruction book. This was something else...very intricate and 1969 parts (no coincidence!)
Comes with stands to mount longwise, and 2 separate displays of the moon landing and splashdown. The Saturn V splits into each stage, and you can rearrange things to show the Lunar Module, and dock it with the Command Module. I ended up playing with it for ages.....making rocket noises!
Having recently visited the real thing at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, I have a new appreciation for the bravery of those astronauts and the enormity of NASA's achievements.
Ferrari - chassis done, interior started, body painted, needs wet sanding and clear coats..
Porsche - chassis done, interior done, body primed, needs rubbing back then paint.
2003 Chevy - chassis done, interior done, body primed and rubbed-back needs paint. This was the 'Wright Brothers' Chevy from a month or so back, stripped back to plastic to do a different car from the same season.
2001 Ford & 1999 Chevy - all done except the windows which will be finished tomorrow. Should be all finished on Tuesday
Three 1/43 Scale Tameo Jordan 196s under construction. Finally getting back to them.
I was getting “wheely” good at these, until I got “tyred”.......sorry, 5 decals per wheel and 4 wheels per car is doing my head in!
Wheels are at last finished, wings assembled and the bodywork painted. There is still a lot more decal work in my immediate future! One of the cars is gold (German GP) and the other two (Australian and Argentinian GPs) are “baby-poo beige” (Terry’s description, not mine!)
Decals now doing my head in. Front and rear wings done with much carbon decal work and getting on with the bodies now. The gold one is complete, but the other two are only just started.
I’m going to clear coat the individual assemblies before putting them all together, as otherwise it will be too difficult to ensure even coverage in all the nooks and crannies.
Pleased with my “baby-poo” paint mix, as it matches the decals pretty well (stripe in front of the “Peugeot”s on top of the wing is decal as are parts of the lower wing elements)
The gold car (German GP) is no ciggies, but the Argentina and Aussie cars have B&H provided. I’m doing Barrichello Cars, except for Aussie, which is the one Martin Brundle had his horrendous crash in.