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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 11 months ago #61 by shaunfletcher
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The following user(s) said Thank You: Maarten

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2 years 11 months ago #62 by shaunfletcher
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More work.. painting mostly this time and showing how the bike and a couple of the figures may fit into it


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2 years 11 months ago #63 by dcrfan
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Now all you need is a hotbox with breakfast sitting in the sidecar.

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2 years 11 months ago #64 by shaunfletcher
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Will leave the bunker now (will be adding some bits and a lot of pigments at the very end

And concentrate on painting figures.

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2 years 11 months ago #65 by Bishop
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That just looks great. I really like the idea of the guy at the door stretching ready for breakfast.

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2 years 11 months ago #66 by shaunfletcher
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Okay lied about leaving it, pigmented up and detailed some more..


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2 years 11 months ago #67 by Bishop
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Is the concrete painted or just very dark? I ask because I don't know if they painted over raw concrete, unless, of course, they were doing camouflages. I'd lighten the concrete a little to show age, but leave a painted surface as is... if that makes any sense. Amazing stuff. Don't forget any motor bike tracks you'd see behind the vehicle.

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2 years 11 months ago #68 by shaunfletcher
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its concrete.. not nearly so dark as the photo makes it look. will be pigmenting to lighten it more..

will mess about to integrate the models once they are in

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2 years 11 months ago #69 by Bishop
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I wondered that after my post, whether the computer screen was messing about with the colour. Makes sense. Add some bird poo somewhere. Bl**dy seagulls!!!

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #70 by shaunfletcher
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75% done on the figures I think.. should easily finish tonight enough to call it done the the group build :)

Below is reason I didnt finish last night, astronomical distractions!
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2 years 11 months ago #71 by shaunfletcher
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And thats the figures painted:

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2 years 11 months ago #72 by shaunfletcher
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And first look at it together:


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2 years 11 months ago #73 by Bishop
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Love it. The whole lot works well, I especially like the vegetation. Where is the rider's helmet I would expect to see it somewhere?

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2 years 11 months ago #74 by Maarten
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Looks real GOOD!

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #75 by shaunfletcher
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Finished (for now!) build thread, with 2 hours to go on the build time!

Finished Build

At some point I will be back to this to add another figure, some mounted binoculars and a few other things, but this will for sure do for now.

Thanks for following along.
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