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48 Royal Marine Commando
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 01:25 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

for you guys who never visit the watery side of life

























Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 04:55 AM UTC
Very nice Al.

Who makes the kit mate?

Cheers Daz
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:08 AM UTC
Hi Daz,

The kit is by FM, and a real dog to build.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 06:46 AM UTC
Hi Alan looks good, is this part of your lighthouse dio?

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 09:03 AM UTC
Hi Guys,


Luicano, no this one is for another long term project the landing of 48 RM Commando on Nan Red on D Day.

Derek, thanks for the feedback, when the weather imporves, if it ever does, I'll get some natural light pics, everything looks a bit shinny and odd under the flash.

Resicast have some UK stores boxes/biscuit tins etc so I will probably add a few more items under/on the benches.

I need a 3rd crewman and will probably use on of the U Models figures kneeling on the stern deck.

Thanks for the feedback.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 12:19 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Some slightly better pics without the flash. Skipper recommended using some dull coat on the figs, has anyone used this and if so can you tell me about it. Do you paint it on, what brand would you recommend?















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Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 02:30 AM UTC
Looking good Al.

I've just been looking in the stash and I have 1/72 LCA in the stash. I will use Milicast figures when I eventually get around to building it.
And if it turns out half as good as yours I will be well pleased.

Cheers Daz
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 05:46 AM UTC
Alan

I use Xtracrylix Matt Varnish as a Dull coat, with quite reasonable results. Thinn to 50% with Xtracylix thinners and mist on. A couple of light coats will do for satin, a couple more for a true flat finish.

HTH

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 05:54 AM UTC
Hi Andy,

Thanks for that. All my stuff is hand painted can it be applied by brush?

Is this the stuff:
Xtracrylix Acrylic Paint - Flat Varnish - 16 ml [xtrX001F (xa1f)]
or
Xtracrylix Acrylic Paint - Flat Varnish - 100 ml [xtrX002F (xaff)]


Al



Daz,

Enjoy the build when you get to it.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 06:57 AM UTC
I use ref XAFF, i've got a 17ml bottle of it, but they do a 100ml bottle. They also do XDFF, which is the enamel version of the same thing.

I think XA1F is the same thing.

This is what i bought.

It can be brush painted, but i find it better to airbrush, but i mainly use it on planes, on figgies i'm sure hand painting will do fine

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 08:26 AM UTC
Thanks or the feedback folks.

Derek the Vallejo sounds good too. I can see a 26518 Matt Varnish but not a 520?

I'll probably get one of each and try them out, lol, lol

Thanks

Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 08:31 AM UTC
Alan

Can you let us know the results? Always on the look out for different paints/varnishes to use and spend my hard earned on

Andy
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 08:43 AM UTC
Hi Andy,

Will do.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 05:13 PM UTC
Thanks Derek,

I must have been looking in the wrong section.

Al
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 06:00 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Some updates on the second boat:

















i put the rest over on shipwrights. Re the Vallejo Matt VArnise. I tried it on one figure, two coats and he came up with a satin finish, so I'll have to have a re-think on the dullcoat.

With the recent release of 2 new RN chaps from wee Firends I'll use the Signaller on the main deck facing seawards and maybe replace my skipper. I have one more sailor to add from U Models (not yet aquired) for the front of the boat. I have started the chap and his bicycle, working on with the engineers and should now be in a position to start the deep wading bren, (not the one in the pic).

Possible changes: Whilst I like the 2 RM on the main deck, I may change them to the Resicast Signall Team who are kneeling down which might be more appropriate and move the RM signaller into the other boat. Undecided as yet.

Coments welcome, as these are nearing completion.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 06:02 PM UTC
P.S, If you want the Full Monty click below

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Al
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008 - 01:10 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Well this should be the last of the RM for the LCM. One man and his bike

This is my representation of the BSA Standard Bicycle, specifications:
Type 28 x 1 3/4
Brakes actioned by rods, ball and socket joints lol, lol.

I've converted the Tamiya German cycle as best I could. Brakes are a bit wonky. Moved the pump, added the brakes and rods, mud guard suppports and some nuts. Altered the carrying rack and added the supports.

It's had a coat of dark green, poor pic but you'll get the idea. Altered the infantrymans arm to fit the bike.





Al
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2008 - 02:09 AM UTC
Hi Derek,

Many thanks. This should be the last of the RM for the LCM. I'm undecided about the 3rd boat! I may just have the last few troops coming off as the remainder of my figs are more suited to land. Although I've based the idea around 48 RM Commando I'm toying with the idea of leaving the last lots as basic Canadian Infantry. The alternative is to convert the lot and just leave a few Canadian wounded and medics on the landing area which would be more in keeping with the actual event.

Still plenty of time to decide as I'll be moving onto the deep wading carrier later this week.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 09:11 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Some progress or not on the biker,





still a bit more painting and kit to add.

Al
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 06:10 AM UTC
Alan this is getting more and more interesting, I for one can not wait to see the finished item which will be big, I thinks.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hi Luciano,

Yip, gets bigger by the day lol, lol.

This is my RE Mine Clearing Team, again apologies for the poor pics.



Al