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Hi there! My name's Ben, I'm 32, from Birmingham, and a very keen modeller. I've attempted quite a few models over the years, but, unfortunately, have only "completed" three. I say "completed" because, strictly speaking, they're not really complete. They are all missing decals, wheels, or other parts. BUT, all that has taught me a lot, and now I have found this forum, I'm hoping I can pick up some techniques and/or tips on how to improve. I will be posting some pictures of the three models I have completed so far when I have them. I have done a Junkers JU-87 Stuka, a Spitfire, and a Vulcan so far. I've also attempted the Revell Boeing 747 SCA and space shuttle, a Sea King helicopter, a Messerchmitt, an AH-64D Longbow Apache (which doesn't look too bad actually, so really it's four!), and quite a few others that I can't remember now haha! :roll: I'm currently working on a Churchill Mk VII tank, and will have that done in no time, but the next one is a different matter! I'm going to attempt the RNLI Severn Class lifeboat! I need to find the post that shows how the guy who built his version did it so you can remove the top. In fact, I have found it, but the pictures have been removed from Photobucket! :( Ah well, I'm sure someone on here will be able to help me! thanks for reading guys and girls! :D


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G'day from OZ Ben. I think you will find plenty of tips and people willing to help you here. Happy Modelling.
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Hello and :welcome: to the ATF!

This link may help with your Churchill VII...

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017 13:18 pm 
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Hi Ben.

If you're looking for replacement decals from current releases, if you place separate topics saying which reference number and scheme you need items for in the "Wanted" subforum, someone may be able to help.

Ref the Severn, I can't help with a removable superstructure, but the kit and paint scheme are accurate within the limits of Humbrol standard colours (based on travelling to/through several of the locations where they're based).

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Wow! Thank you all for the replies guys, I wasn't expecting that, but I'm not going to complain! :D With regards to the Churchill, I must say I'm a little confused, as the instructions say to paint certain parts using Humbrol 86, but then when I look at the real thing, and also other people's finished versions, the parts the instructions say to paint with 86 are the same colour as the main body of the tank. ntrocket88, your Churchill looks absolutely amzing! :wow: I couldn't even come close to getting mine looking THAT good! However, I will persevere, and will of course post some pictures when it is done.

Paws4thot, I will definitely post in the "Wanted" sub-forum with all the neccesary detils when I have them to hand, as I want to complete the Vulcan 100% Well, actully, that may be tricky, as I saw on "Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber" that I had put at least one decal in the wrong spot! :?

With regards to the Severn and the removable substructure, after doing a Google search, I found the picture again, and it linked to this forum, but, unfortunately, the pictures have been removed from Photobucket! I will try and post an image showing my search results and the picture in question, and will post the link that the aforementioned picture takes me to.

Here goes nothing! Apologies if it doesn't work. Image

I may actually take a leaf out of DaveCov's book, and just leave the starboard side off, so you can see the interior that way. It certainly looks like that would be easier than trying to build a removable substructure!

Any hoodily-doodles, I think I've gone on for long enough now, so I'm going to hit "submit" and hope that it works ok! Thanks again for the welcome everyone, I look forward to learning more and sharing my builds in progress with you all. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017 23:56 pm 
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Captain Nut Nut wrote:
...With regards to the Churchill, I must say I'm a little confused, as the instructions say to paint certain parts using Humbrol 86, but then when I look at the real thing, and also other people's finished versions, the parts the instructions say to paint with 86 are the same colour as the main body of the tank...
Churchill VII probably came in two colors, SCC2 Service Drab (like the one I did and as shown on the Wikipedia article on the Crocodile) or SCC15 British Olive Drab. Either way, they would have been uniform all over. Mike Starmer is the expert in the field and has a comprehensive guide here. The Airfix instructions for one in my stash call for Humbrol 30, but that isn't even close! If you are not too fussed and want to avoid complex mixing, Humbrol 159 is a popular choice for SCC15. Hope this helps!

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That does help a lot, thank you very much! I have finally managed to get a working picture in my post, and I have lso made a strt on the lifeboat. I have a LOT of research to do on it, but I am determined to make THIS model absolutely 100%. First step might be getting all the paints I bloomin' need haha! But I digress. I have a lot of work to do and I don't want to post another essay. Thank you for all the guidance, guys, it is invaluable!


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@Captain Nut Nut Cheers for the shot of the Severn. I'm a long way from this being an issue, but it looks like the internal ribs, bulkheads etc are built onto the hull, and the superstructure plates are assembled into an open box.

Also, if your kit is the same as mine, it states all the stations that had Severns when the decals were designed, and going to your nearest then asking for the RNLI engineer (no mistake; he's salaried and will be around) might get you access.

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