Discussion in 'Modelling' started by von Poop, Nov 2, 2006.
Hey CL1 - didnt know you did modelling as well - well done for those 2
Some more of youngest son's recent models.
Neilie needs to start looking over his shoulder - well done from me
Yes indeed....great job and it's great to see the younger folk getting involved. I will have to watch that rear view mirror!
I've been painting 1/48 and 1/72 land vehicles for a year now, and I'm learning... slowly. This is the only model I really like showing, a 1/48 Crusader III in Desert Pink and SCC1A. The "dust" layer was an attempt at a filter which went wrong after which I just stopped working on it. :-/
Son let me paint this running pilot & dog that came in the Airfix 1:48th RAF ground crew.
Airfix A04702 WWII RAF Ground Crew 1:48
Looks good Owen.
Great action diorama with the dog.
Joint effort between by boys, 1/48th Revell Spitfire by the 12 year old, Airfix ground crew & baseboard by the 16 yr old.
My 12 year old son decided to do his Airfix DUKW up like the ones we saw in Boston USA. As seen on this thread >> DUKW
Last Christmas I gave my nephew a couple of the 1/72 Airfix starter kits. A few months later he asked if I could make one as he thought that the parts were too small. I know- he should be having a go at them! Anyway in the end I agreed to make the Spitfire for him out of the box, hopefully this will encourage him.
A great little kit! Had some problems with the decals ( I ended up having to paint the band around the fuselage as the decals kept falling off).
Only used the paints and brush that came with the box. There is a great video on the Airfix site showing how to make this kit if anyone is interested.
well done Waddell
thank you for posting
You may wish to use a decal softener and the decal will form over rivet heads etc and any other imperfections in the paint.
Several brands available and not expensive.
Sounds like a very sensible idea for the next one.
Not been able to get much completed lately on my 1/6 scale Sherman, but my brother in law obtained a resin kit from ECA in the US.
He presented it to me for my Birthday present and it is the late model Commanders Cupola for the Sherman tank.
I have put it together and took photos of the original cupola which is way under scale and the mid term cupola that I have scratch built the split hatch etc as a friend provided the ECA ring which is also resin.
The last photos show the late hatch in place and to me really looks the part with the 6 viewing panels.
So the kit is just for the cupola?
Also, 1/6, wow! Radio controlled?
Not radio controlled as it will be static, to go with my other Sherman and just used for future dioramas. Although I do have a 1/6 scale r/c Stuart.
The Cupola was a kit especially made by (ECA)East Coast Armory in the US.
The owner produces 1/6 scale parts for various tanks.
Here is a link to a model forum that I am a member of, that shows my build from the beginning.
Dragon Sherman Breech for 75 mm canon.
From an Airfix page on Friendface.
Mr Roy Orbison being presented with a stack of kits. Committed modeller, apparently.
Nice. Not just a modeller but a WWII modeller
He lost two sons in a house fire while on tour in the UK. The story is his model stuff in the basement was highly flammable. I thought he used to fly model planes.
Johnny Cash later bought the place and planted an orchard there. Another decent bloke.
Mrs S is a big fan of R.O.
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