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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 02:48 AM UTC
That looks great John.
The kettle sacrifice was well worthwile.
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC

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I think I will have a go at that technique, not sure how the Better Half will feel about me taking the kettle apart though .
Andy

I know how you Limeys feel about your kettles, its how us Yanks feel about our guns!!!!
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:56 AM UTC

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Andy, the tree is copper wire that I extracted from a kettle lead and then wound together. Covered in plaster which was dyed with a cheap acrylic brown paint. I then dried brushed it, followed by a covering of base green flock. I then slowly put foliage on which is Woodland scenics Dark Green Bushes.


I think I will have a go at that technique, not sure how the Better Half will feel about me taking the kettle apart though .
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 12:09 PM UTC

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I thought the uneven edge gave it a better look personally.



Checked my BATCO and yep, you forgot to mask the edge!
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC
Andy, the tree is copper wire that I extracted from a kettle lead and then wound together. Covered in plaster which was dyed with a cheap acrylic brown paint. I then dried brushed it, followed by a covering of base green flock. I then slowly put foliage on which is Woodland scenics Dark Green Bushes.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC
I thought the uneven edge gave it a better look personally.
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 09:33 PM UTC
Very nice John.
Nice to see a target not covered in rust and chipped to hell.
What did you use for the tree, it looks pretty good?
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM UTC
That looks cool mate, is this the Conqueror? and what scale?

It looks very good, a better picture than the one on FB and I do like the look of it. More like the armour that I saw on excercise than some of the contrived "artistic" models that are the norm these days. The groundwork looks good, I'm guessing that the lights for the photography are making the mud too shiny? Maybe tape off the base edge before sloshing the mud around! That is slack for a Vet! Even so it is very good
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
Finished model and diorama.



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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 01:23 AM UTC
Almost done.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 08, 2016 - 01:15 AM UTC
Correct it is
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Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 - 03:20 PM UTC
Well crack on then!

I'm assuming that this is in 1/48 scale?
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 06:39 PM UTC
I haven't opened the box yet
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 12:41 PM UTC
Are you at the painting stage?
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 - 11:01 PM UTC
I have the model, so masks for ZP-C would be amazing. So yes please
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Posted: Friday, November 04, 2016 - 12:26 PM UTC
So not a MkII? I thought that you were taking the piss!

So do you need masks for this?
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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 08:03 PM UTC
That's the one I had seen a couple of months ago but couldn't find again.
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Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2016 - 05:09 PM UTC

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I'm looking to do a MK2a that belong to John Freeborn from 74 Sqn during the BofB, CS ZPC. I just need to find the right serial number.



I found this Spitfire Mk1a
Scroll down but this is a Mk 1a?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 02:29 PM UTC
John very nice looking Emil, can't wait to see it in a weeks time.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 12:16 PM UTC
Roger that I'll see if I have the details
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 12:09 PM UTC
I'm looking to do a MK2a that belong to John Freeborn from 74 Sqn during the BofB, CS ZPC. I just need to find the right serial number.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 10:52 AM UTC
I should hope that you want to do a couple of Spits first, you just can't have too many Spitfires

What info do you need?
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 01:28 PM UTC
The next Emil will have to be next year. I need to do a couple of Spits first. I'm trying to find some details again of the one I want to do, a MK 1a iirc.
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:20 PM UTC
Yes that one Not bad, did the decals conform to the surface detail, or did you cock that up?


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Is this Holdfast Dynasty surfacing?



There are 4 of us but only 2 that do any form of scale modelling

So John, when are you planning the next Emil?
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Posted: Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:25 AM UTC
Nice one John.
looks great.
Paul.