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Al, that is just SUPERB. Once again you have managed to capture the pure excitement of the original Airfix boxart. Absolutely fantastic work and I look forward to seeing it at Telford. :Clapping:
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Superb, love the retro arty feel to it. In fact it's not a model. It is a work of art. It's such fun and full of colour. Love it.

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p.s. you could paint the rod red to hide it?

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p.s. you could paint the rod red to hide it?


Yeah - it was a bit obvious, so before putting it on display at Farnborough I attached wads of cotton wool "smoke" blasting downwards from the 5 jet pipes (and thus to the rod to hide it). I'll take more photos when the model is completed and post them here. :wink:

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I´m thoroughly, properly and duly gobsmacked - and looking forward to seeing this brilliant dio at Telford!

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Wow that model is incredible and such an awesome idea mate

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A fantastic piece of work !  :shock:

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Thank you for the kind comments. One thing to be addressed post Farnborough was the addition of the control gantry thingy - how could I best achieve it?

Obvious (if you know me) - the easiest way I can = paint it on!! I didn't ever hope to reproduce all of the tubes and railings etc. with any great accuracy, so I have gone for a close approximation - hopefully people will be looking at the rocket rather than the background.

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I also used up another can of expanding foam to make the white smoke for the base, which can't be seen in the box art picture - but ya just know it's there dontcha?!
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I've got a bit of paintwork to correct on the Saturn V and a few small decals to apply, then she will be finished and ready for Classic British Box Art #2 display at Telford. I'll try to photograph the whole of the stupid great thing and post the pics here before I go.

Oh, and also more yellow paint added to the foam and yellow streaking on the sides on the backboard, as several of the visitors to the Farnborough show said "it needs more yellow like the box picture" - good enough for me - what the public wants the public gets...

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Looking forward to seeing it in the foam, so to speak!

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I like the foam idea. Was thinking of trying it in a smaller scale for 1:72nd missile launches.

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Great job Al, looking forward to seeing it at Telford.

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Final shots before it gets packed up and shipped out tomorrow. "To Telford... and beyond!"

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One word STUNNING . I can not wait to see that tommorow
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Excellent portrayal Al  :notworthy:

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That is sooo goood! 8-)
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And here it is!........
Looks even better in reality........... :D

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Wonderful!! :shock: :clapping: What a great piece of art! Love it! :notworthy: :yahoo:


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That's very kind of you to say so, cheers. You may also like this one, also based on the Airfix box artwork for the Douglas A-26 Invader (always one of my favourite aircraft kits):
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There are a couple of other pictures of this one here:
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How many fellow modellers here also have a wonderful wife who will let them hang their models in pride of place their living room?! I'm a lucky guy.
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Beany wrote:
How many fellow modellers here also have a wonderful wife who will let them hang their models in pride of place their living room?! I'm a lucky guy.

She's a very lovely lady, Beany.

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stunnig work and painter's skill..


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