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  1. Oh...build is out-of-the-box except for some rudimentary seat harnesses I made from Tamiya tape and copper wire. Painted with Testors 'Model Master' Buffable Aluminium applied dry with a flat brush, the airbrushed with Tamiya acrylic colours applied freehand except for stripes which were masked with Tamiya tape and Humbrol Maskol. I usually use Humbrol paint when I do aircraft because I find their colours more sophisticated (snob I know) but I'm weathering this model just like I weather armour just to see what I get. Will be applying filters and oil paint after decals. Peace.
  2. Here's what's on my bench at the moment. I started this, finished another then picked this up again, lost power in my study (which is a seperate building to the house) and finally really got back into this about six weeks ago. I hope to finish it before the end of the year (pull your finger out Geekman!!). Went from what you see above to... ...this in about six weeks on and off. The model wears a natural metal finish under the coats of Tamiya acrylic camouflage, invasion stripes and yellow recognition panels. I LOVE to weather and I often choose subjects with that in mind. Recent re
  3. I built it...wouldn't do it again. I'd go for the old Monogram 1/48 kit which is also questionable but can be resurrected with work. DML was grainy and boom fit was lousy. There was also a very large gap that needed filling with a plastic card piece in the dorsal barbette if that's the version you plan to model. On the plus side the cockpit interior was pretty good for the scale. Generally I found the parts kinda 'meaty' and lacking finesse. Good luck, it's a beautiful bird and really needs re-kitting (HELLOOO TAMIYA and HASEGAWA!!!!) Peace.
  4. Have we all found something else to whine about then? 'First World Problem'. Peace.
  5. Aah that's a beauty. I recently bought this kit. I love the understated chipped paint. A very tidy build. Pecae.
  6. Oh...there's the link. Thanks. I'll do it. Thanks for the positive comments too...very much appreciated. Peace.
  7. I'm the new guy. While I was looking around the site to see what people were doing I came across this beautiful example of modelling and it was the one that made me hit the 'Register' button. What a fantastic looking model. I have the 'Night Stuka' by Hasegawa in this scale so I know how big she is. Excellent stuff. Peace.
  8. Thanks for the good vibes guys. Always a pleasure and gives me that warm fuzzy to know my hobby is largely populated by decent, inclusive folk. Peace.
  9. Thanks. Hope things are pleasant out west. Perth is a beautiful place. Peace.
  10. I probably agree with everything except 'flawless' . Peace.
  11. And here's the beast... This is also by Dragon in 1/35. I believe it's the older kit. Zimmerit is my own Milliput method, this model includes a super-detail set by Voyager which is a great set that really enhances detail rather than pointlessly replaces stuff that doesn't really need to be replaced. Friulmodel tracks (as ever) and I ran into a small (but annoying to those of us with a touch of the OCD) problem. The Friulmodels for this kit include drive sprockets for both front and rear in white metal along with the links of track. These tracks have guide horns on every other link
  12. Next is the Sdkfz. 251 Ausf. C 'Stuka zu Fuss'. Another Dragon 1/35 'Three-In-One' kit. Out of the box again but with Friulmodel tracks and a bunch of scratchbuilt and cannibalised stowage inside. Painted as with Pz. IV above. Peace.
  13. Greetings all. New to ARC. Here are some pics of my armour models... Panzer IV Ausf. E by Dragon in 1/35. A 'Three-In-One' kit built out of the box except for the Friulmodel tracks and a bracket for water cans made from a bit of Coke can. Oh and I may have made a copper aerial too I think. Really enjoyed this model. Painted with Tamiya acrylics, Humbrol enamels and artists oil. Pastel powders applied dry and wet. Peace.
  14. Mig 15bis in North Korean service... This is the beautiful Tamiya kit in 1/48. The second time I've built this one and an attempt to refine the chipping technique seen on the I-16 above. This time I painted liquid mask where I wanted the chips to be before I applied my camouflage scheme. Still not happy with the technique, the liquid mask produces rounded, blobby chips that don't quite look right to my eye. Painted with Humbrol enamels I won a group build at another site with this model. Depicts a so-called 'Honcho' which was an aircraft with North Korean markings but piloted by a So
  15. Here's one of my favourite aircraft... This is the academy kit in 1/48. It's my first and LAST Academy kit. I used this model as a test for the rather over done weathering and chipping you see. It actually has a natural metal finish under the paint. The Humbrol enamel was partly removed with the sticky side of some masking tape...went a bit far but I was experimenting. I learned some time after building this that these aircraft actually had fabric covered wings (doh!!). Next time, I'll build the Eduard kit. Straight from the box with after market (AeroMaster) decals after the Academy
  16. Greetings all. Made an introductory post in the General Forum area. Thought I'd seal the deal by posting some pics of my finished aircraft models. All of these have been built in the last five or six years...I'm painfully slow and usually only finish two or three kits a year. Especially when I build armour but enough of that... here they are. Sorry about the green background, best I could do at short notice. Focke-Wulf 190D-9 in 1/48 by Dragon. It's an oldie and I started this around 1995 and finished it about ten years later (it languished in its box for a long time). It has a Verli
  17. Righto...consider all drinks bought or at least put on my tab. Thanks for the warm welcome lads. Be back later with a few more pics and some shots of my current project which I'm busting to finish before the year ends. I'm a very slow modeller...some say a 'dilletante'. Cheers. Peace.
  18. Thanks for the welcome and compliments Soarin'. Some say the armour weathering is a bit much, the thinking being that they didn't survive long enough to get so beaten up but that doesn't worry me. I basically model simply to weather...painting and weathering is easily my favourite bit. I have a couple of other finished models at present but Photobucket seems to have 'lost' my pics. Thanks again. Peace.
  19. Greetings to all from South Eastern Australia. Wasn't sure where else to post this...I can't see a 'New Members' area...may need new glasses. I'm a 44 year old father of two and I've been modelling for about 37 years now. Mostly aircraft but lately a few vehicles and even some sci-fi just for a change. My usual has been Second World War but I've been known to get stuck into a Cold-War jet of two and now, with the advent of 'Wingnut Wings' from New Zealand I'm dabbling with the WW1 aviation too. I like to build 1/48 or 1/32 aircraft because there's space to add this and that and for armour I'm
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