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    Do you build kits? Stick em up


    A few pictures of mine, not top notch but I'm happy with em. Compare them with yours...


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    Nice one. I make 1/72 models, and those are way better, although I am improving. What I do want to know, is how you make dioramas etc. I cannot find info anywhere.

    JET

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      Just practise - I dont tend to worry about being too accurate. You will notice those ground crew are actually Russian infantry...

      Get a piece of thin wood or a ceiling tile, paint the base brown. When its dry, cover it in PVA glue. When thats dry, buy some flock from a model railway shop - I have 6 bags of it - and lay down whatever colour you like. Keep doing this till your happy with the shade. If you want raised areas, ie bumpy ground, do it with PVa glue and shape it, ie ploughed field.

      Buy any of the following:

      Haswegawa ground sets have trolleys, helmets, figures and veichles, all modern USAF.

      Esci do a great set of wooden watch tower, crates, spikes and barrells.

      Airfix do a lovely Japanese outpost, a British control tower, and a ruined building.

      The list is endless, Hannants have a good range.

      I'd start off simply building a bit of land with some concrete, and place a veichle of any era on it. (or plane) let your imaination do the rest - has it overshot the runway, is it a helicopter landing in a field (mines a Huey landing on a beach)is it a section of aerodrome etc.

      Then you can add fences, trees, barrels, crates, whatever you want.

      I'll try and stick some pictures up. I'd reccomend modelingmadness.com hyperscale.com and internetmodeler.com

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        Currently hanging up in my sons' bedroom, I have 3 Tamiya 1;48th Lancasters, a B29, DC3, C130, and some smaller 1;48th models- Tornado, Phantom, Buccaneer etc...
        What will I do with them when my boys grow up and leave home?? I wont have an excuse anmore and my wife keeps looking at them with a pair of sharp scissors in her hand .!

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          I Do. next to my desk I have 4 1:48 Hasegawa Hawker Typhoons (the 4 versions) in various build stages, 4 Revell 1:32 Hawker Typhoons (1 started), a Tamiya 1:48 Mk1 Spitfire (unstarted) and a Revell 1:32 Spit Mk 1. All of these are going into 609 (WR) Squadron markings. Upstairs are 4 Tempest Mkv's, which will be R-B, RP-B, and a couple of others (including Van Lierde's) - they are in various stages.

          Made up are around a dozen 1:32 Revell / Hasegawa fighters (and 2 uncompleted kits - Beaufighter and BF110), maybe 30 1:72 fighters, and a halfmade 1:48 Mustang. Goddamn internet disturbs me too much!!!

          Gotta get me 609'ers made up. bah.
          Some of my best friends are imaginary

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            Here's a few pics of my newly completed 1:72 Airfix Gloster Javelin.Sorry the pics aren't great quality,I'm experimenting with a new digi cam.I've got a whole host of other kits on my shelves,and I'll try and take some pics of em in the near future.I'm just getting started on the 1:48th Tamiya SeaHarrier FRS.1,and I've got an Me262,Tempest and a Sikorsky CH53 in various stages of completion,all in 1:72 scale.
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              Now you guys, I'm not knocking your worthy efforts, but after seeing what this guy does I felt my attempts in my youth were just inadequate!

              http://www.rojasbazan.com/Gallery/18-8x6.jpg

              http://www.rojasbazan.com/index.htm


              Under my gruff exterior lies an even gruffer interior...

              行雲流水

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                #8
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                Yup, 'fraid so...

                Allthough I havent built any since moving to Cyprus. I do have in 'stock' however, waiting for me in storage back in the UK, two kits by Lindberg of a Victor and also a Vulcan !. I made up one Vulcan and for a little known company in the UK, I have to say that the standard of moulding was pretty damn good.

                And now for the bad news...I shot all my kits up with my trusty air rifle cos they wouldn't have survived the trip out here.

                To make amends tho', my 11 year old son now has the modelling bug and has so far got a Black Widow, Chinook, SU27 and a Typhoon in various stages of build / bodge / covered in glue'y' fingerprints !.

                I have no doubt I will be called in to rescue the wrecks...cant wait !

                Cheers

                Gary


                Cheers

                Gary

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                  Guilty as charged....

                  Currently i've got about 450 complete 1/72 aircraft and about another 500 unbuilt ones currently acting as loft insulation. I like to think of it as a wide ranging collection as I cover everything from a 1909 Bleriot, to the BAe Typhoon (in the juicy black scheme with 43sqn marks) but to be honest it's mainly a WW2 collection with a bias towards british aircraft. Ive had a couple of awards at my local model club (including one for a Vacform kit of a Westland Welkin), so I can't be too bad at it.

                  I'd love to show off by posting some photos but while I'm good with the camera and it seems the plastic, I havent yet mastered scanning photos into the PC.

                  Appropriate for this site is the following question:

                  Why don't any decal manufacturers produce sets for preserved aircraft. Other than the BBMF and Sally B in her original scheme, none have been availible.

                  I've recently built the Breitling fighters in 1/72 and had real trouble with some of the markings, all of which came from the spares box. It would be nice to have a sheet for these aircraft, and those like CANDYMAN or TFC's Hurricane for example.

                  Willow.
                  'You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought!'

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                    I made the entire Fighter Collection years ago, it was when they had the P-63 in russian markings. I never had photos of them and i got upset one day and took an airgun to all but Moose.
                    Biggest mistake i ever made.

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                      Hi All,

                      I used to build plastic models, but could never get the realism that some of you manage to get. So, flying models became the order of the day! I started with a Keil Kraft Hurricane, control line model & eventually progressed onto radio controlled glider & then power.

                      At present I have several full competition gliders & a number of what we call PSS models. These are basically, models based on real aircraft & flown off big hills! I have a Mosquito FB VI(surprise, surprise!), F 15 & Hawk. On the power side, I've got a C-160 & a nearly built Mosquito B IX, with a Hawker Tempest V still in it's box. I'll start this one if & when I ever get the Mossie built
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                        the mossies coming along nicely nielly!

                        add another to your list...I make mainly 48th scale aircraft.

                        coanda

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                          #13
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                          Me too!

                          I build whatever I fancy, I don't stick to any rigid criteria. Currently "in production" are a Lancaster in the markings of a 61 Sqdn aircraft lost in September 1942 and an Me 323 Gigant. For me, the end result is far less important than the pleasure I get from building these kits. I started again a few years ago and now it acts as physiotherapy for my hands, to try to keep the fine motor movement going.

                          My advice to anyone is to just enjoy it. My standard would probably not even get me into the junior class at a model show, but the hobby is no less enjoyable for that.

                          Regards,

                          kev35
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                            Funny you should make this posting as I was thinking of asking the same question. As airshows and private flying are having more and more restrictions imposed on them, I have rediscovered this wonderful hobby. Current project is a 1:32 F-5E (Revell) in Patrouille Suisse colours, to be followed by a 1:48 F-86D (Revell) and a 1:48 PBY-5A (Revell) which I intend to finish in Danish Air Force colours. Those of you who can read German can find a comprehensive modeller's forum at www.flugzeugforum.de. Anyone out there know of a Spitfire Mk. IX in 1:32 scale?
                            The Largest German-Language Aviation Forum on the Internet

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                              I don't believe there is one. Revell did a Mk 1, Hasegawa have a new Mk2, and there is also a Mk Vb. Look on www.hannants.co.uk

                              Some of my best friends are imaginary

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                                Dragged some old 1:32 kits out of a dusty box in the loft. The Hurri canopy is still masked up ready for spraying the matt varnish (4 years its been waiting!) and bits of that and the 109 have been broken off - ailerons etc. Perhaps I should buy some pellets for my airgun too! I can't believe how many uncomplete models there are up there! Big 1:32 kits mainly. German, British, Japanese, American. A pity they didn't do any Russki fighters in that scale yet. Must have a tidy up and get back into the modelling sometime.
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                                  Hi All,

                                  Take a look at this site. The models are absolutely brilliant!!

                                  www.dargies.de

                                  Cheers,
                                  Neilly

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                                    Snapper - interesting to see you've got a 1.32 Beaufighter. Rare beasts indeed. Only other one of those I've seen is currently made and sitting on the boss's filing cabinet at Skysport. Any idea where I can get my hands on one?

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                                      They were rereleased a while back as a special edition so chances are you can still order one from a decent model shop (when I worked in one of the chain of Antics shops they had a couple).

                                      www.antics.ltd.uk

                                      coanda

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                                        The ones I put up were from years ago so wait for some new ones!

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