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 Post subject: farmroad38's portfolio
PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2006 22:51 pm 
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I've been modelling since I was about 8 or 9, nigh on 30-odd years, but in that time, I have had some massive breaks - no actual modelling between the ages of about 15-23 and 25-34, so I wouldn't say that I was anywhere near as experienced as some on these forums.

As I mentioned in another thread, I have a tendency to ditch the models once they have been built, so my current collection of finished kits is very small - to a certain extent, this is something I regret, as although I'm sure the quality of some of the earlier kits was dreadful, it would have been nice to have them to look back on.

Anyway, I'm now back in full flow, and of all my little modelling 'bursts', this current one has been the most serious - possibly something to do with the kids growing up a bit and having a higher disposable income! I am prone, though, to what I call TMA - Total Modelling Apathy. I will reach a point where I am thoroughly bored of the kits I am building and progress slows to a halt - this is often when I decide to chuck the whole lot and leave it for a year or so. I'm slipping into that stage at the moment, so I'm desperately trying to drag myself out of it.

The majority of the kits that I have built in the past have been 1/72nd scale aircraft, but recently I've found that I'm starting to like the look of other subjects, such as floaty things, cars and larger aircraft (that last one is down to the disposable income aspect again).

So, here they are. I've tried to take the photos so as to hide the bits that went pear-shaped. Be gentle with me...!


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<b>Finished works</b>


Airfix 1/72nd (76th?) Bofors gun and tractor
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This was one of the first that I made at the beginning of my most recent comeback.  A bit fiddly, and the weathering was a bit ham-fisted, but I was fairly pleased with it.

Airfix 1/72nd Fokker Triplane

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Another early one.  Here's a tip - if you haven't made a kit for a while, don't start with a multi-winged aircraft with different length wing struts.  Not many pieces, but the amount of swearing involved in this build was quite high.

Airfix 1/72nd Gloster Gladiator

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Being a glutton for punishment, I finished the triplane and moved onto this, but I enjoyed this one much more as it is one of my favourite subjects.

Airfix 1/72nd F5E Tiger II

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Isn't it funny how sink-marks don't appear until after you've glued the canopy on?

Airfix 1/72nd Hawker Demon

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Again, the wing struts on this one were different lengths, to the extent that I had to resort to a certain amount of BFI (Brute Force and Ignorance) to get the top wing on, resulting in one of the struts being a bit...bendy.


Airfix 1/72nd Sea Cobra

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I love making helicopters, but this was without doubt the worst kit I have built in recent times.  This will be the first one into the bin when I run out of space.

And finally... a rather different Airfix 1/72nd Spitfire mkIX.

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I was in a shop with my son and partner's daughter, who noticed that Revell made flourescent paints.  She dared me to build a kit using them, so here it is.  Bright, isn't it?


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<b>Completed during October 2006</b>


<b>Revell 1/76th Chaffee</b>

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Started off very quickly, but then got bogged down (mostly because the stupid wheels kept falling off).  I weathered this using a technique shamelessly stolen from <b>DVRider</b> on Greger's site - in <a target="_blank" href="http://gregers.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=1172">this topic</a>.  Basically, you Klear it, then put a very dilute wash of H29 all over.  Let that dry, then put a slightly less dilute wash of H29 into places where dust and dirt would collect more.  Finally, drybrush with the original base colour to simulate wear.  It worked really well, until I put a coat of Mattcote on, which removed most of the weathering!

<b>Airfix 1/72nd Vosper MTB</b>

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This is as finished as it's ever going to be.  Quite pleased with  it in the end, as a first attempt at a large scale boat.


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They look well built to me 8-)

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Ratch wrote:
They look well built to me 8-)


I'm a picky whatsit, so I'm never happy with them when they're finished, but I am getting better with each one I complete (barring the odd disaster, like the Sea Cobra). Of course, back in the old days, there were few ways of contacting other modellers and picking up tips, but in the age of the interwebnet that's all different. I'm sure I've learnt more new techniques and such in the last six months than in the preceding 30 years!


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Same here :P
It help to inspire to make even better models 8-)

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Wow I particularly like the chopper and the F5

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Wow I particularly like the chopper and the F5


I'm pleased with the F5 - only about the fifth or sixth kit I'd completed since restarting modelling, and I think it came out well.

As for the Cobra, well I've taken it from the best angle I could. The skids aren't straight, it's missing a whole load of little bits and bobs from the body that there weren't any locating holes for, the body only fitted together with about half a ton of filler... I could go on. I'm going to get another (non-Airfix) one to replace it with at some point, and I have an Italeri Apache to build too, which I'm hoping will come out better.


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Updated second post to show completed Chaffee and Vosper.

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Realised I hadn't updated to include my Twin Hurricane, so here it is along with the E-boat.

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Two Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk I/IIB kits joined as a Twin Hurricane with 263 Squadron markings, late 1942.

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Airfix 1/72 E-boat, built straight out of the box.

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They all look pretty good to me.

I especially like the Gladiator. I've been working away on one but the amount of effort required to be put into it is immense (1/32). I do like the silver scheme for it though. Also a (1/32) Boeing P12E to be built in a bright scheme.


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Cheers Hangartime - means a lot for someone with your skill to say they are okay. I can definitely see an improvement since I restarted, but they are still a good way off what I would like - hopefully I'll get there eventually!

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Finished this week, Tamiya 1/72 Douglas Skyray.
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A pleasant kit to build, except for the undercarriage - the olios and wheel well doors were all badly fitting and required some work to get them to look reasonable.  As I've mentioned before, the decals were also very thick - wouldn't have been a problem if it wasn't for the fact that they had to go around some very complex surfaces, particularly the noses of the drop tanks.

Also not happy with the paint job I did - the white undersides took many, many coats and still look blotchy under bright light.  Still ended up a nice looking model, but not from too close!

Edit (22-03-07):  Changed for a better picture

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Revell 1/72 P-51B Mustang, built OOB and my first attempt at airbrushing.

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Monogram 1/72 F-82 Twin Mustang, built OOB.

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Latest batch of finished kits:

Revell (ex-Matchbox) 1/76 Morris Truck, 17pdr gun and Jeep.
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Matchbox 1/72 A4-M Skyhawk :
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Ooh, long time no post!

Anyway, here's the latest addition.  The Gromit Vampire, built as part of the First Anniversary GB.  More pictures and build details here.

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Airfix 1/72 Cessna 0/2, finished in the colours of the Chilean Navy and with home-printed decals.

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hehehe when i see that model makes me think of bird dog in that film that i cant quite remeber the name bac21 or some thing like.

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