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 entry - K2's BF 110C Eduard 1/48 **!!FINISHED!!**
Cheers all. It's been a bit of a (rude word) head ache, but getting there tonight I need to paint the levers... that's going to be a (rude word) pain... but will push through, that Typhoon looks too good to give it a half effort.
Okay, so I haven't posted an update in a while as I hadn't had much time for building, and also the build that I was doing was really not making much visual progress. A lot of painting, little bits of PE over the place etc.. Of the last week only really been able to model about 2 days.
Most of the interior is now done. I still have a couple of things to do, and then it gets installed into the fuselage... a huge part of the build out of the way Cockpits always get so much time and attention, and then you don't get to see much of it lol. Al these pics are with the camera phone, but I have asked the Mrs to take some pics with her flash camera today in the sunlight to capture the real colouring, and also the better detail.
Not a lot going on here. More painting has been done, and a whole lot of PE on the rear dials/control panel there. Had to go and buy Blue as I have many varieties of blue, but not justg plain old blue - this is for the fire extinguishers
Gunners seat, and gun mechanism going together. This will have more weathering and that on it, mainly on the black bits there, as they're just too plain for my taste at the moment
Sidewalls of the cockpit enclosure painted and ready. I have put Florys wash through a lot of this cockpit area, to bring out the rivet details, and also give it a stained dirty look on the inside.. I doubt they had very much time to clean it all nicely.
Seatbelts added to the rear seats, and most of it installed. I haven't attached the other side yet for photo purposes. Notice the dry brushing on the black things above the guns (I honestly don't know what they're called. I'm sure someone with knowledge will be able to help out).
Better picture of the rear area
Have finally finished the left hand side controls, took a while to paint those little levers... I also have lost some, so I am three short... once they ping out of the tweezers... they're gone!
Both parts of the cockpit and gunners area almost ready to be put together, and in the fuselage. I'm really liking the look of it so far. Definitely the most detailed "office" I have done so far
Looking good K2, coming along nicely. There are many interpretations of RLM02, most seem to be more green than grey but yours looks pretty good to me. I use the gunze aqueous rlm02 and it looks accurate. You'll find even with the plenty of glazing on the 110 you'll find that the cockpit will still be quite dark so I don't think it is vital to get it exactly right.
In Soviet Russia, Iron Curtain GB builds you!
People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....
I could have done better in photoshop but I tend to just throw mine into Irfanview, press Shift+G to bring up the colour corrections. In this case because of the lighting there's too much yellow so I slide the Red and Green colours back a little, bump up blue if necessary, as well as a little bit of gamma to brighten it. Takes a little bit of tweaking but once you have one done, you know the approximate values for the others
Cheers Bishop! I really do like doing fine detailing when I can. As much as it's a pain in the ass... and as much as you just want it to be over, and sometimes it pushes you to the limits in frustration, and consumption of time.... the end result is just fabulous - and always gives me a real good sense of achievement.
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'm going to go all out K1 - as I will not glue on the top there, and have it removed so the crews are restocking it all etc. I was looking at the page, and it shows the machine gun magazine drums getting covered by the gun housing at the rear of the cockpit... so I'm trying to see some reference pics of it parked up and people working on them, so I could possibly show some of the hard work I put in on that section lol.
Cheers K1 and VD. It's been a month!! I didn't realise it until I looked at when this thing started... I better get cracking! Quite looking forward to going home and working on it lol... Might give myself some less sleep