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
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.