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Messages - Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:34:38 PM »
Tracy's been making cushions for the garden bench set today but they're 1:1 scale a bit for you methinks!! Some more great modelling happening here.
Martin could crochet  one.

What!!!
And let Martin loose with crocheting needles.....!!
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:32:36 PM »
I used flat, but many rollers also had angle iron frames, this is based on an old Britains one.

Hi Zak,
It looks good to me whether flat or angle-iron. I can just imagine it trundling up and down the runway, with some 'erk driving the tractor.
Have a house point!
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« on: May 27, 2020, 01:18:06 PM »
That's a great looking model, and with a grass compacter too boot!
Bigkev

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Sounds like good progress Kevin.

Hi Chris,
At the time of writing things looked okay going forward.
However yesterday, I got involved with a Step-Ladder, vs Gravity situation whilst doing some repairs/re-configuration of the 'Garden Shed'
Gravity won, and I ended landing flat on my back from about 5 feet. I am somewhat bruised, sore and stiff as a result. So modelling will be on the 'back burner' for a little while whilst I recover.
Oh well, I'm still alive to tell the tale.....
Cheers for now...Ö..
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: May 25, 2020, 03:48:16 PM »
Looks really good, I still canít understand how can do all the rigging itís amazing.

Bob, you have to be in Haddock's Magic Circle to understand.
I'm always amazed at the delicate finish.
One day, I aspire to come 'somewhere' near Haddock's attention to detail, and the engineering skills to match.
I only have to live another 99 years...ÖÖ.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: Mil Mi8 PPA
« on: May 25, 2020, 03:44:36 PM »
Here it is complete. For those of you with eyesight issues, it has the rotor blades on.
Airbrushed with mr hobby paints and finished with mig matt varnish.
The decals where a pain as they tended to disintegrate hence the numbers on the tail boom are the wrong font.
Attaching the antennas took quite a bit of time and patience after the brass bending - it looks the part anyway.

Hi Chris,
Nice looking model. You should feel very pleased with the final look.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: Matchbox A.W. Meteor NF.12
« on: May 25, 2020, 06:34:15 AM »
Hi Chris,
Coming along Nicely.
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: Matchbox A.W. Meteor NF.12
« on: May 23, 2020, 07:01:24 PM »
Now that a few more jobs have been done around the bungalow, the Dornier is finished (nearly) and it's a windy day I thought it was time to tackle masking the beast (not Tracy!!!). 3 and a bit hours later it was done and it's been in the paint shop. The thing about Matchbox kits, and some others, is that the painting guides don't always match up, see the first two photos. These also don't match photos of 85 Sqdn Mk. 12s which have the bottom half of the radome in Medium Sea Grey with the top in (rubber) black. So I'm going with the online photos. There's also discrepancies with the markings for a Mk. 12, but we'll cross that bridge later, including the fact that the box top says the Mk. 14 is 85 Sqdn and the Mk.12 is 84 Sqdn, even though they both have the same Sqdn markings? There are no 84 Sqdn markings in the kit!!!

Hi Chris,
Seem to find this problem on quite a few 'older' models as well as some 'newer' ones.
Somewhere the people doing the illustrations seem to use artistic licence, rather than realising things don't match.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: Airfix Bristol Bleheim
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:58:09 PM »
One review says it needs a bit of care around the nose transparencies and as ever plenty of dry runs before committing to glue. One of the great things is the turret can be slotted in later so no need to worry about trying to mask around it. I have reviews and builds of the kit which I can scan and send you if you like Andy. Pity it's not the 1/72 scale one I have a set of masks for that. Kev you can have them if you, or anyone else, need them when you come to build. Same with the Do 17.

Hi Chris,
Thanks for the offer of the masks. I am interested. Perhaps you could email me direct and we could sort out any payment.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Hi Chris,
Yes, its going to be one of those models.
But, I have managed today to assemble the wings, the ordnance, and check the fuselage fitting to the wing with a plan how to rectify/reinforce the wing fuselage join.
I'll post some pictures shortly,
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: HMS YORK IN 1:350 BY TRUMPETER.
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:47:30 PM »
Looking excellent!

Fully Agree.
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: M3 Lee at an African road block
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:46:36 PM »
Hi Msea,
Love the light and the rusting.
Have you been taking tips off TeaboyJ?
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Modelling Projects / Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:42:58 PM »
Hi Zak,
Nice to see another creation in the making.
Love the NAAFI diorama.
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Hi Guys,
Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.
Well I've started to rectify the wings, of the moulding sink lines.
I taped off the areas I did not want to be affected by the filler. I also re-scribed the panel lines in the area directly adjacent to the flap area.
This helped by having them still visible once the sanding had been completed.
I then applied some 'Green stuff' filler into the 'sink' area.
Once dry, I sanded the areas, and eventually revealed the amount of filler needed to fill the void. This now needs a further coat of Mr. Surfacer 500, then sanded back to get near an acceptable surface finish.
Some pictures follow:-
Bigkev 

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Modelling Projects / Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« on: May 22, 2020, 06:29:07 PM »

I may now have peaked and BOB modelling is nearing an end - just preparing you all.

Hi Dave,
I think you have done the Battle of Britain period proud...
... and in an area that very rarely (if ever) gets modelled... ground crew vehicles and buildings... AND figures!
The only consolation is that the Battle of Britain's loss will be some other area of modelling/history's gain...
It'll be interesting to see what takes your fancy and imagination next.

Biggles
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I'm sure whatever Zak, turns to next, knitting, crocheting, it will still be outstanding.
Bigkev

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