Dark evenings are here, time for winter hobbies! (model making content)
nice work on that Sherman.
I have got one of these to build
Used to build loads of them as a kid, and after Duxfords Flying Legends airshow this Summer i bought a few kits to build 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Apparently its called Barford St Martin because..
the name “Barford St. Martin”, this nickname stemming from the regiment’s practice of christening tanks with the names of public estates in their home county of Wiltshire
I assume other regiments named their tanks for different reasons.
I have airbrushed it, with a cheepee kit, but a reasonable compressor, from ebay.
I’m a bit of a noob still with the airbrush, but practice is making me better.
This is my 4 or 5th attempt at a model since last year, of various types, each one finishing up a little bit better than the last.
All i would say Matt, is ‘have a go!’ Try something cheap but not too small to start with, build up your paint stocks/tools etc slowly. research youtube for tips on weathering etc.
i also like the tanks and bots from games workshop, plus the paints.. you can really experiment with colour schemes, effects etc.
Make sure you show us your plane mikkel, i’ve already started my next one, a BF109 emil, in 1:32 scale.Posted 5 years ago
I like bigger scale planes, less fiddly tiny bits for my fat fingers!IanMunroMember
Good timing for this thread!
Just finished painting about an hour ago. 😀
Next one’s going to be a bit bigger so the parts aren’t so fiddly.Posted 5 years agobeakerSubscriber
Like the Sherman. Good work on the weathering. I have a load of kits insulating the loft currently. I’ll get around to building them one day.
@ Zed, I’m not too far from Barford either. Is there anything worth riding around there? I tend to give the road bikes a bit more attention as I’ve not seen anything worth a look.Posted 5 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Very nice on both. Currently popping a 1:72 Spitfire together for my 3 year old to hang from his ceiling. He saw one in flight at a vintage show and loved the noise and shape of the “air spitter” as he calls it. I haven’t made a model for years. If anyone is thinking of trying 1:72 with grown up hands I’d say buy a bigger scale one though.Posted 5 years ago
What is this thing “winter” you people are talking about
It’s when it’s bloody cold but dry, instead of bloody hot and dry.
I used to have a Rough Rider, great car. Tamiya haven’t re-released it, though, and I always wanted a Frog. Just have to get the purchase order signed off by the authorities 🙄Posted 5 years agoaracerSubscriber
Winter is the season in Britain where it is dark early, all other factors remain the same wet, cold and horribly slimy mud all over the show.
I was kind of hoping it might be a bit drier and less muddy than summer.
Am pondering one of these for winter:Posted 5 years ago
Not model making, but I have a rather lovely hand-forged bushcraft knife blade that needs a handle made. Got a nice little block of Yew that’s just the ticket, but I haven’t really got the facilities to get the wood cut nice and square. I’ll just have to be very careful and hope for the best; final shaping with a dremmel isn’t so much of a problem.Posted 5 years ago
Then there’s the sheath…
Ooh, should be working but just found this:Posted 5 years ago
Building an R/C model of one of these;
will look like this once my rather sporadic attempts at assembly are completed;
 it appears that picture is of a full size one that’s currently for sale;
that would be a winters evening challenge.Posted 5 years agovinnyehSubscriber
Indeed, the train is fantastic.
Built a couple of Dragon tanks up last year, 1:76, first ones I’d built since my Airfix days about 35 years ago.
Got a 1:35 sdkfz251 and a Wingnut Wing 1:32 Junkers J1 for this winter.
Kits have changed a lot since I was a kid- all this photetch stuff now does my head, eyes and hands in. Threw a bit of it in the bin last year. Hope to do better this time.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for the kind comments guys, i’m quite pleased how the sherman has turned out, especially with my sausage fingers!
Seems like some of you guys better dust off the boxes, get the gloo fumes rising and crack on with those half-finished German tanks and planes!
..and let see some more pictures!! 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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