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 Post subject: Stukaman's Portfolio
PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep 2008 07:22 am 
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Like many others on this site I started building models when I was around 8yo and stopped at 14.  Had a break (close to 30 years) and got back into modelling last year. To help break the nicotine addiction. It worked BTW. :)

I can't remember what my first model was other than it was a WW2 plane and according to my Dad, it wouldn't have beaten my older brother's model plane in a fight  :(
..... Funny the little things you remember as a kid. But I was hooked.

As a kid I built anything, planes/warships/cars/trucks, (most of them Airfix kits) and I built them a lot quicker then than I do now!
I wasn't renovating a 90yo house back then, and my mum looked after me better than my wife does now. :lol: I could spend all day making models back then.

My fav subject is WW2 Luftwaffe, especially the slow & ugly Stuka, (you may have already guessed that) & their jet fighters, which I only realised existed when I got back into modelling.

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep 2008 07:30 am 
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Hasegawa 1/48 Junkers Ju87D-5 Stuka (JT53)
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my first model in 30 years. :D
hand painted as depicted on the boxart..... and as shown on the 'marking & painting' diagram.
I missed the very fine print that said the white should be dabbed over the normal paint scheme, not the solid white as shown. :shrug:

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep 2008 07:36 am 
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Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87R-1 (05100)
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This kit went together like a dream. An ideal beginners kit. I liked this kit so much, I bought another 2 :!: :)

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Idea 1/35 German 8ton SemiTrack
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I think this is a cheap copy of the Tamiya kit.
Lots of flash and fit problems.
I'm proud of myself that I didn't succumb to the urge of throwing it against the wall and jumping on it.   :evil:

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Excellent builds there. Wish i could paint that good.

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Excellent builds love the weathering and the photography

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Super stuff Mark  :thumb:

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Thanks for the positive feedback.  :)

flounder wrote:
Excellent builds there. Wish i could paint that good.

I must admit the models look a bit better in the photos than they actually are.
I get a bit of help from my wife (who's a contemporary artist) with the paintwork.

daniel7891 wrote:
Excellent builds love the weathering and the photography

My wife doesn't help with the weathering..... she takes over :!:   :help:
It was also her idea to take the pictures in front of a print of an Albert Speer's building. For some reason the backdrop colors and perspective line really suited.

I use a Nikon Coolpix L1 which is a pretty average compact digital camera bought 2 years ago. It sometimes takes good close-ups, but mostly not.
I've found photographing in natural light (outside) works best, as the flash over-exposes. Also if the background (or print) is a bit blurred, it makes anything in the foreground appear sharper.

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Your missus clearly has an eye for the grubby.....Hold on, that doesn't sound right at all!  :shock:

Anyway, they all look lovely models and I really like the background for your (beautifully weathered) flak-track.....Top stuff!  8-)

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PS - You should do one of these:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3552

Your missus would love it!  :D


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Sgt.Squarehead wrote:
Your missus would love it! :D

You would think so, wouldn't you? Bad sadly that's not the case.
She's not a AFV fan at all.

But it's funny you should mention the Stuka zu Fuss. Stukawoman quite reluctantly bought me that kit [the 1:35 scale by AFV Club] last Christmas......and completely embarrassed me at the same time.

We went to the LMS and I showed her what I wanted for Xmas, she wasn't all that keen about it, wanted to buy me the Trumpeter 1/32 Me262 instead.... but I have 2 Me262's already.

"All right, but after this, NO MORE TRUCKS!" she exclaimed
as you can imagine everyone in the LMS were all staring in my direction, smirking.  :oops:
"....from now on we're only building planes", she said too quietly for the smirking mob to hear.

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A pic of me busy modelling 30 years ago
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I haven't changed a bit......

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:shock:  A floaty thing  :boat:

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Airfix 1:48 Mig-17 (05103)
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My fav kit so far.
Built as pat of the Cold War Jets Group Build

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Italeri 1:35 Flak 43 (363)
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Nice builds, the silver finish looks good on the Mig

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MPM 1:48, Fieseler, Fi103 Maned V1 bomb
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Airfix 1:600, Narvik Class Destroyer (02205)
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Italeri 1:48, Mirage IIIo-f (2634)
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Delivered 24/06/64. *I was 6 months old*
Served with 2OCU.
Served with 3 Sqn in Australia. (Williamtown NSW)
Served with 3 Sqn Butterworth Malaysia.
Storage 09/86 at Woomera, converted to spares.
Went to Pakistan 1990.

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As always, great work, Stukaman.

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Fujimi 1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 110D (kit no 5a28)
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I decided to build the D-1/R-1 (dackelbauch) version because I thought the belly-tank looked really goofy.

decals by Eagle Cal Decals

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