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Thommo

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  • Birthday 02/27/1964

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    WW2 aircraft models, triathlon, fishing, WW2 history

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  1. This might have been posted before? Anyhow..... Qantas are in a world of hurt atm due to Covid, just like all airlines. Major staff layoffs. Even domestic flights severely curtailed due to border closures between states here in Oz. Very sad state of affairs. Last night they announced their 30yr sponsorship of the Australian Wallabies Rugby Union team would cease (though that might be as much about the Wallabies being sh*t recently as it is financial 😉. Maybe they will go and sponsor the NZ AllBlacks!). Qantas Airlines: Repair Division Thought thi
  2. Thanks for the kind comments mate. I'm now doing a Dr Who (the 10th) inside the Tardis for my eldest daughter who is a huge Dr Who & David Tennant fan. Converted a 1/35 US Marine to David Tennant, nearly got him done, just needs a few touch ups. The inside of the Tardis will be a big job, there's so much stuff on the centre console!
  3. Thanks for the encouragement. All figures now completed. Most based on the 1/35 pinup girls as the 'frame', but 2 using 1/35 Tamiya military figures - these needed a drastic weight loss process with my Dremmel to get them skinny enough for the aluminium to go over. The robot soldiers painted with a mix of colours (blue/black/nato black) then various shades of Alclad, then an overcoat of Tamiya smoke on some, then a dark brown Mig wash, then sealed with Vallejo flat clear. There is some tonal variation but it is hard to see. Still pondering the background fo
  4. Cheers mate. Ultimately, I'll do some build videos showing more of each step. Really though, I just make stuff up as I go along & borrow ideas from other people's builds. I do sketch out a few rough drawings & measurements, but they never go exactly to plan, esp. when estimating the measurements from a photo of a painting. Allowing for perspective is hard. My biggest bugbear is getting stuff to stick with CA! It either grabs instantly in the wrong spot, or does not grab at all.
  5. Undercoat of Tamiya flat blue, then Aztek pattern with Alclad Alum & Alclad Dark Alum. Need to have it at the right angle to really see the Aztek camo effect. It's nowhere as near as neat as I'd hoped, but with scratch building, it is hard to keep everything smooth even after numerous puttys, sands & polishes.
  6. Building nearly done, just need to add wing flaps. The canopy was a bit of a nightmare with constant adjustments needed to the rear section to get a decent fit with the front. Then lots of putty & sanding will be needed. Then onto paint thank Christ - I'm a bit over scratching at the moment. Strikes me the pilot looks like Tin Tin!
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