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  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    8)
    I wish I could do such things….hamfisted_outandabout

    Gweilo
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    No model making for me, i indulge in Astronomy. Just getting into astrophotography as well.

    Though I do like night riding as well, good excuse to go to the pub on the way home.

    Zed
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    Why does the tank have Barford St. Martin on it ?
    I ride through Barford a lot, and used to drink in the pub there a lot too 🙂

    Pigface
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    Airbrush? If so what one and how easy to use are they. Great work congrats.

    Mikkel
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    nice work on that Sherman.
    I have got one of these to build

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/theplasticsurgeon/ModelPlanes/F8F_Bearcat/Revell_F8F_Bearcat002.jpg

    Used to build loads of them as a kid, and after Duxfords Flying Legends airshow this Summer i bought a few kits to build 🙂

    cheez0
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    So, its cold and dark out there and it’s time to roll out those winter hobbies..

    Here’s what i’ve made in the past week or two..

    Dragon 1:35 Sherman – with Photoetch shenanigans





    cheez0
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    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.
    I like bigger scale planes, less fiddly tiny bits for my fat fingers!

    IanMunro
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    Good timing for this thread!

    Jan 2009


    Feb 2009


    Aug 2009

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcs6qXnCCk4[/video]
    Sept 2009

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgnYSqS6B8c[/video]
    July 2011

    Just finished painting about an hour ago. 😀

    Next one’s going to be a bit bigger so the parts aren’t so fiddly.

    cheez0
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    Nice train!

    [poutyface]*wants a workshop upgrade, from a man room, with milling machines an’shit*[/poutyface]

    IanMunro
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    Yup I’m very lucky in that respect. It does mean that you end up choosing to do things that take far longer than you expect though.
    Nice airbrushing you’ve done though. I haven’t got one, so it’s on the list of things I need to try 🙂

    Premier Icon beaker
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    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.

    sam69
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    that tank is the dogs

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    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.

    vegasdave
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    I ride my bikes all year,but the Sherman and the Steam Engine are superb…My efforts in the past were never up to that standard.I built a few Tanks,Kenny Roberts’ Yamaha 500 and a Mike Hailwood Replica….There’s a Nissan Skyline waiting to be built somewhere…

    mogrim
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    I’ve been fingering the models (fnarr fnarr) in the local toy shop, might have to actually get one 🙂

    Although what I really want is one of these, in kit form of course:

    juan
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    What is this thing “winter” you people are talking about 😉

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    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.

    Premier Icon beamers
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    I see your Frog and raise you a Rough Rider:

    I had one of these way back in the day. What a great toy.

    hertz32
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    I have a 1:72 Bae Nimrod to see me through the winter months…

    mogrim
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    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 🙄

    Premier Icon aracer
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    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:

    http://www.horizonhobby.co.uk/aeroonline/e13_blade/e13-blh3300/e13-nano-cpx.html

    pudd
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    Your little tank is the SHIZZLE!!

    Tamiya stuff is ace. I still want the same wild Willy i craved when i was 10!!

    Wasn’t there a super champ that was mega bucks in its day?!

    john_drummer
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    1:48 for me in planes up to twin engine size.
    Tanks have to be 1:35. Bikes 1:12, cars 1:24

    Lovely Sherman BTW. Has to be airbrushed

    CountZero
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    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.
    Then there’s the sheath…

    atlaz
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    Haven’t made a model in years, quite fancy a go at one of these two:

    m1kea
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    About 10 years ago I brought a load of 1/35th kits, p/e accessories etc to resurrect an old hobby. To this day they’re still not finished.

    IIRC

    Tiger 1 with interior
    Leopard 2A5
    Panther V G
    Pvkfw IV

    Sense a theme there? 😉

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Building an R/C model of one of these;

    will look like this once my rather sporadic attempts at assembly are completed;

    (about 80cmx20cm)

    [edit] it appears that picture is of a full size one that’s currently for sale;

    http://www.theyachtmarket.com/boats_for_sale/146547/

    that would be a winters evening challenge.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    That train is incredibly awesome. Make a full size one next!

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    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.

    peterfile
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    ian, that is absolutely amazing!

    A great skill to be able to put together something like that.

    cheez0
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    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!! 🙂

    compositepro
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Br-uLCqzA[/video]

    these folks arent messing about though

    Zed
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    @Beaker – there’s not much around Barford really, I just pass through there going between Shaftesbury drove and Grovely woods

    redthunder
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    Must complete the army 😉


    The Master Plan is Complete :: Severn Beach by SGMTB, on Flickr

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Building a model railway here, nowhere near as impressive as Cheez/Ian’s efforts!

    brakes
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    I’ve got a load of these that need repairing – will get round to it at some point.

    Premier Icon beamers
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    How about this:

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bIiieWvcRK0[/video]

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