Monday, 15 October 2012

It's been a while!

Well its been a some time since my last post and I am glad to say my latest project of the Tamiya 1:35 Universal Bren Gun Carrier is finally finished and made its way off the bench!

This build was intended to be part of the club group build back in June however due to our new family arrival and other family commitments things went a little slow, needless to say that the Vietnam project for the November meeting is still in its box!

Must say I really enjoyed building this kit, even if slow, with it going together lovely as expected by the Tamiya brand. I built out of box with one extra figure from my stash.

Whilst this is the kit for the European campaign, I decided to model it in the North Africa colours as I wanted to try something new as always and attempt my first ever dessert base.

The base was constructed with the usual wooden picture frame and the ground being made of claycrete, a touch of cat litter with bird sand being scattered all over after an initial paint of a desert base colour. After it had dried it was then given further colour using pigments and artist pastels followed by a coat of Klear to seal all.

As you will see I have also added a Milliput ''Egyptian Banded'' Cobra as it is my aim to try and put a living creature into future builds.

Glad to say although this was well and truly late for the club ''Desert'' group build, I presented it the other week and it came 2nd in the monthly competition we have at each meeting.

Well less of the chat and as always I will let the pictures do the talking!

And thanks for looking in, Rich

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Completed at last! ''fill er up''

Finally in the last few weeks I have been able to find a little more time to complete what seemed to be the ever lasting project that should have been for the local club group build ''Home Front''....back in Feb!

Oh well better late than never as they say, even if it is now June at which point I should be completing my ''Desert'' contribution and thinking of starting the Huey sitting in the stash for the ''Vietnam'' much for the grand plans!

Anyway...rather than spend another six months building a Lancaster or Halifax to complement the Bedford I thought I better give one of my better Hurries a more fitting home rather than a box, that way at last at the next club meeting I wont be showing up empty handed!

Well the title of this diorama is ''fill er up'' and is based at R.A.F Warmwell (Dorset U.K) 1941

Until next time I'll let the pictures do the talking.......

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Whats on the bench?

Well progress is being made with my latest build of the Bedford Q.I from the Airfix Refuelling Kit!

The beginning of Jan I attended the local model club to find out that the aim will be to bring and share our contribution towards the ''Home Front'' group build at the next meeting in Feb...double take Feb! I thought It would have been March/June, hey ho with the rate I knock out models I had to move to plan B as it was certainly ambitious to build the Lancaster also as I would have as much chance as the Euro recovering tomorrow!

Plan B consists of a more achievable build of the Bedford to complement a past build of a spitfire I did sometime back in a small diorama.

The kit is ceratinly Vintage and has been around a while, but I can honestly say it has so much potential as the Bedford had many roles and the chasis of the kit would not take too much modification for other versions.
Despite its age and being fiddly little parts, in addition to the usual flash and lack of location holes it certainly went together without much trouble. A Little filler here and there and some interpretation of the instruction sheet is needed especially with the internal fuel pump but all in all its a pleasant little kit. Just hope the Matador goes together equally as well?

As you will have seen a little attempt to scratch build some detail in the cab was attempted..unfortunately the wheel fell off  after assemble and therefore I went with doors closed option!

Until next time...Happy Modelling

Scale Model Geek

Friday, 6 January 2012

A short film ~ The German

Well I'm soon to start the latest project called ''Home-front'' with my choice depicting an RAF airfield which will include the old Airfix refuelling kit and yet to be chosen a suitable plane.

In the meantime enjoy this short film called ''The German'' that I came across, make sure you have your sound loud to enjoy at its best!


The German