Airfix Logo

Humbrol Logo

The Airfix Tribute Forum was established in April 2006 to discuss the making of Airfix models.

Email: admin at airfixtributeforum.co.uk

It is currently Tue 26 Sep 2017 02:52 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 266 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 14  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: wingnutmikes portfolio
PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2016 10:31 am 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Hi to my fellow Model maker's.
I have been model making for over 45 years, and have quite a few models, (mainly 1/72 WW2 Aircraft). I thought I was pretty good at the hobby, until I started seeing what other people have made. Ah well they look alright to me! Any how I will start trying to post pics when I work out A: how to do it properly on the Computer, and B: posting the pics in the right spot, so I don't give poor old Ratch, a headache, trying to explain 1/2 dozen times, how, where, and why for, to me, (sorry Ratch).

Well here goes: these pics are of the Revell Queen Mary 2, that I built back in 2007, after doing a Trans Atlantic Crossing on her. It was OOB build, and over time, it has lost most of its props blades, which are wrong anyway. Plus the sun has discoloured it, (not to mention 8 years of dust), (did try to clean it before pics). Will have to give it a bit of TLC eventually.

Image

My cabin was one of the 3 ocean views, in the hull, (black row of rectangles), below the 4th lifeboat fwd, (3rd class).
The deck which has the lifeboats suspended above it, is all Restaurant's, (most all you can eat).

I did not realise that QM2 carried spare propeller blades, as I thought these where some sort of wind break. I will sort out some photos of the real ones if any ones interested, especially for modelling the correct shape. (these can be seen just, to the left of the Cunard sign).

Will try and add, more pics, when I can work out how to post them correctly!
Regards,
Mike


Last edited by wingnutmike on Sun 05 Jun 2016 06:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun 06 Mar 2016 22:25 pm 
Offline
Gold & Silver Stars
Gold & Silver Stars
User avatar

Joined: Thu 11 Mar 2010 00:35 am
Posts: 4904
Location: New Jersey, USA
Very nicely done Mike. I look forward to seeing more of your collection.

_________________
Neil

With every model I learn a little more... and then the next one takes longer!

My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2016 05:41 am 
Offline
Silver Bar
Silver Bar
User avatar

Joined: Sun 25 Sep 2011 07:05 am
Posts: 10928
Location: Sydney Australia
: Portfolio
Nice start :thumb:

_________________
" .... mmmmm, the smell of plastic glue, there's so much dried on my fingers I can't feel anything ....... but I finally got this kit finished!!!! "
My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2016 06:27 am 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Thanks guys


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016 04:36 am 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Time to add some more Models to the Portfolio. It may look as if I'm favouring the "opposition", but its just coincidental, that it was Japanese Models that came out of the "stash" first.

This is a Aichi E11A1, (Hank) Reconnaissance Seaplane, (Fujimi C11) used on Japanese Cruisers, only 16 were built. I started this Model December last year, (built it at work during lunch breaks).
Image

The next 7 Models are A&V brand Resin Kits, (Czec Republic). The instructions are very sparse, the Resin pieces are very thick and heavy, ( I tried thinning the fuselage halves out a bit, with my "Dremel".
Tachikawa Ki 74, similar to a Ju 88, in performance and multi roll.
Image
Sorry about the images being blurry. I'm never too sure whether its my eyesight or the camera!

Nakajima J5N1 "Tenrai", only 6 were built, this was the third prototype.
Image

Aichi S1A1 "Denko", Nightfighter, which was designed to replace the "Gekko". Only 2 were produced, and both destroyed in bombing raids.
Image

Mitsubishi Ki 57 II, (Topsy), a transport derivative, of the Ki 21 (Sally), Bomber.
Image

Kokusai Ki 59, (Theresa), light transport.
Image

Tachikawa Ki 54 b (Hickory), actually I changed it to the c model, as I was making a real mess of the Model. Also I found a pic of the A/C which took a surrender party, (hence the rough painted white crosses, across the Hinomaru's). The A/c was later transported to OZ, for preservation, but that did not happen.
Image

Rikugun Ki 93, prototype "Bomber Destroyer", only thing it destroyed was itself. Apparently it ground looped on its first flight, was reapaired, then destroyed in a bombing raid, before it flew again.
Image

Finally something different. This is an old Model, that I have taken down from the ceiling for a bit of dusting. I saw this actual Lockheed, at one of the first Avalon Airshows, (now renamed "Airshow Downunder"). The Model is a Academy/Minicraft, (Cat No. 1677), Lockheed PV1 Ventura. I changed the markings to that of a 13 squadron RAAF, which used them in the latter part of the war.
Image

Even though I dusted it, it still looks filthy, (any suggestions, on how to get the ground in dust out?). The thread around the Model, is how it was/is hung from the ceiling, (under another model which held to the ceiling by Upholstery pins).
Mike


Last edited by Ratch on Sun 03 Apr 2016 08:49 am, edited 1 time in total.
One image per model


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016 08:49 am 
Offline
Silver Bar
Silver Bar
User avatar

Joined: Sun 25 Sep 2011 07:05 am
Posts: 10928
Location: Sydney Australia
: Portfolio
Nicely done 'opposition' builds :thumb:
I know that Ventura, got lots of pics of it at the Bicentennial Airshow at RAAF Richmond from 1988 :thumb:

_________________
" .... mmmmm, the smell of plastic glue, there's so much dried on my fingers I can't feel anything ....... but I finally got this kit finished!!!! "
My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr 2016 19:09 pm 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Thanks FAAMAN.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2016 04:51 am 
Offline
Silver Star
Silver Star
User avatar

Joined: Tue 12 Jun 2007 14:50 pm
Posts: 1706
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Great additions, Mike :thumb:

_________________
Our technology is compatiable; although your design is less elegant.
My Portfolio
My Model Collection
Workbench: Italeri Ju87b (1/48); Tamiya Brewster Buffalo (1/48); Airfix 1804 Steam Loco


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2016 08:23 am 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Thanks Stukaman, will be taking a few Models down, to make room for the new additions, so will be posting some "older builds" soon.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2016 12:42 pm 
Offline
Gold Star
Gold Star

Joined: Thu 26 Jan 2012 14:09 pm
Posts: 2081
Location: Scunthorpe Lincolnshire.
Excellent additions :clapping: I've just restored a Lanc that was pretty dusty. I put it in the shower tray and poured warm water over it, (trying not to fill the model with water). I then used a make up brush to help swill off the dust. It took a while but I was happy with the outcome. That's why I always give my finished models a coat of Klear, it helps the removal of dust. :thumb:

_________________
My Portfolio
Work in progress


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2016 20:47 pm 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Thanks for the tip Alan. I'm just worried about the decals as most of my models have not got any protection over them. Will give it a go at the week-end.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr 2016 12:39 pm 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Well the big move is on, and not going to plan, (see post "have you had one of those days"). So a lot of my Models will be staying put. I will try and take pics of various models that may be of interest, whilst suspended from the ceiling, others will take down, and give them a "dust off", (excuse the pun).

Handley Page Harrow, done as K6964, of 420 flight "operation Mutton, Middle Wallop, November 1940. This is an old Contrail/Sutcliff Vac-Form. So it may interest you Gerry, and Kiwi!
Image

Handley Page HP 42 another Contrail Kit, modelled as a 271 Squadron A/c.
Image

Under the dust is a Avro York, a hybrid, Aircraft in Miniature, Vac, (fuselage), and Revell "Dambuster" Lancaster, wings and tail, (I recycled an old Model). The "Ascalon", was Churchill's transport, that took him to the "Yalta", conference.
Image

OOB Matchbox? Halifax Mk2
Image

Revell "Dambuster" Lancaster.
Image

Aircraft in Minature, Avro Manchester, with the Gun Turrets, and Cockpit, (unfortunately unable to see), form the recycled Lanc.
Image

Airfix Vickers Wellington BIII 04001-5
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016 05:56 am 
Offline
Silver Bar
Silver Bar
User avatar

Joined: Sun 25 Sep 2011 07:05 am
Posts: 10928
Location: Sydney Australia
: Portfolio
Great additions love the Manchester (a missing Airfix model :nod: ), know the Revell Dambuster and Airfix Wellington very well indeed!! :clapping:

_________________
" .... mmmmm, the smell of plastic glue, there's so much dried on my fingers I can't feel anything ....... but I finally got this kit finished!!!! "
My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016 12:15 pm 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Actually FAAMAN, you are correct, why over time Airfix not done a Manchester? Surely it would not be too difficult to retool a set of wings/engines, and utilize existing Lancaster parts. There would have to be a market for one.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016 18:30 pm 
Offline
Site Owner
User avatar

Joined: Sat 22 Apr 2006 07:32 am
Posts: 61963
Location: Northampton UK
: Site Owner
: Administrator
: Group Build Guru
: Group Build Leader
: Model Portfolio
wingnutmike wrote:
Surely it would not be too difficult to retool a set of wings/engines, and utilize existing Lancaster parts.

I'm afraid that's not how injection moulding works. Whilst they may be able to utilise some of the data from the Lancaster research, its unlikely that Airfix would undertake a new tooling without reliable data for the Manchester. If that exists then they'd be looking at a whole new mould anyway.

_________________
Living the dream
My Portfolio
My current Workbench


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016 23:18 pm 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Looks like if anyone wants a Manchester, they will have to look to other manufacturers for a Model of it. Beside Aircraft in Miniature, who else makes a Manchester?
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr 2016 06:27 am 
Offline
Three Gold Stars
Three Gold Stars

Joined: Thu 28 Dec 2006 10:50 am
Posts: 8567
Location: Bristol, UK
: Model Portfolio
All good stuff, especially on those difficult builds.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu 14 Apr 2016 10:48 am 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
I forgot to add, that the HP 42 was a prototype Model. I bought off the "Bay", along with a Model of the Hamilcar Glider. The person who was selling these models and others, was selling off his Grandfathers collection, (deceased estate). His Grandfather, was the draftsman, who drew up the plans, for Sutcliff/Contrail?, so I had his original drawing to build it from, (plus notes, on making various parts thicker etc. It was partially started, as was the Hamilcar, (which had no instructions at all), I kept the drawing just in case it may be of value.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu 14 Apr 2016 12:17 pm 
Offline
Silver Bar
Silver Bar
User avatar

Joined: Sun 25 Sep 2011 07:05 am
Posts: 10928
Location: Sydney Australia
: Portfolio
A resounding :wow: , brilliant work :clapping:

_________________
" .... mmmmm, the smell of plastic glue, there's so much dried on my fingers I can't feel anything ....... but I finally got this kit finished!!!! "
My Portfolio


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri 15 Apr 2016 12:28 pm 
Offline
Gold & Bronze Stars
Gold & Bronze Stars

Joined: Sun 14 Feb 2016 00:00 am
Posts: 3515
Location: South Australia (Ex Brit)
: --------------------
Time to add some more pics, of old Models
Image
Fock Wulf Ta 154, I think this was a Pioneer 2 Model, can anyone confirm?
Image
Airfix Handley page hampdon 04011
Image
A more recent build: A Model, Handley page Hereford
Image
One of my very early Models, (early teens) Airfix Me 262 61030-6? Came down from the ceiling a few times, hence the gear up.
Image
Equally ancient Me 109G6 Airfix. Its that old I cannot remember if it was just on its own, or part of the Dogfight Double. I do know it came with alternate markings for a grey Camo Desert scheme, which I also have.
Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 266 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 14  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

The Airfix Tribute Forum

The Airfix Tribute Forum - Est. 2006 | Make a Donation


modelsforsale.com