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About kiwifire

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  • Birthday 03/24/1980

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    Fire fighting, military especially NZ Army and RNZAF<br />building modern military models tanks M113s etc and all other types.
  1. Hi Fellow Builders from around the globe, I am a fire fighter in New Zealand and in 2015 i am going to be climbing the auckland skytower in full fire fighting gear to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation here. this challange comprises of 51 floors and over 1000 steps. all moneys donated goes to a great cause, if you are in a position to help that would be great, the link to my fundraising page is below thanks again craig https://secure.leukaemia.net.nz/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=839423&langPref=en-CA
  2. Hi guys this is my latest build a 1/35 scle huey cobra gunship let me know what you think craig
  3. having trouble uploading pics from photobucket will try again later
  4. i am a first time scratch builder, i did a 1/32 scale scania fire truck of the nz fire service, all i can say for advice is take heaps of photos of the subject you are modelling off from all angles etc it depends on how detailed you want to go. the other piece of advice is if you think you can with a bit of patients ( lol scuse the pun ) and some tender loving care and attention it can be achieved. just remember to measure twice and cut once other wise the wallet will get hurt also. good idea for a project though i would like to add a ambulance to the diorama that i have nearly finished. g
  5. who would know what the next project is lol i am doing a 1/35 cobra attack helicopter at the moment and still trying to finish my fire truck diorama. space is getting very limited aswell lol
  6. My completed entry - REVELL 1/144th Boeing 767 Air New Zealand thanks for watching
  7. well team the build is complete, i am quite happy with the result, it will look good in my collection, looking at it now there is definitly room for improvement as with any project fell free to add positive comments i will put pics here and then in the completed builds thread after taking these pics i discovered that the garage monster had eaten one of the nose wheels not very happy with that.
  8. Hi there Dan much appreciated, i would love to be career nzfs but had no luck each time i tried so i went volly, i am on a composite station with a prt in upper hutt
  9. awesome handy to know, there anything else missing other than what you have mentioned that i should do, I am a career firefighter at wellington airport - where are you stationed?
  10. Hi Dan, thanks for the input and some really good ideas there i hadnt considered the soft and hard protection ( although i should have after having done the MVA PRT course ), i am aiming to make the cribbing for the stabalisation for the car, and the extinguishers etc when i get around to it. i am also intending on having the tools actually in use by some fire fighter figures when i can figure out how to make them look correct. I take it from your knowledge of equipment you have some experience in this area of MVA PRT?
  11. coming along well so far, a good challange
  12. hi there guys many thanks for the advice, i have been using micro set and after a bit of time and carefull patience the decal has conformed and looks better now, thanks for all of the tips and its back to the table to get more of it done.
  13. well guys alot more has been done in this diorama now and so far i am very happy with the end result the car was damaged by heating over a candle to achieve the result that i wanted the roof was removed to simulate patient extraction by the fire service to simulate all the broken glass i used a couple of handfulls of clear plastic beads and just crushed them up with a mallet and used PVA glue to stick it in place i made up a salvage sheet using a piece of baking paper and painted it the colours i needed and layed out my cutting tools on that, the hydraulic lines are yet to be added
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