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General Discussion / Dioramas seen on holilday
« on: Today at 04:41:10 PM »
Whilst in Scotland I found these dioramas that I thought might be of interest to you nautical/diorama chaps. Firstly, we went on a trip to Ellenabeich on Seil (prononuced 'seal') Island and in the little museum is a diorama of the local slate quarrying industry. The last photo is of one in the waterfront military museum in Oban of WWII ships. In the museum was a huge model of a Sunderland a/c hanging from the ceiling and straight away Tracy told me I couldn't take it home :(

General Discussion / Re: YoHoHo Pirates Day 2021
« on: Today at 04:32:50 PM »
Looks like I'll have to dig out the bottle of Kraken from the cupboard, yohoho!!!!

Modelling Projects / Boulton Paul P.100
« on: Today at 04:25:07 PM »
Here's the resin surprise Chris.....
The Unicraft kit of the RAF 'What If' Boulton Paul P.100 ground attack a/c. 22 pieces of resin, 1 clear vac canopy, no instuctions, no decals, no cockpit floor but strangely the seat and console are provided as is a profile of the a/c.
The design can be traced back to a design spec issued, without number, on 7 March 1942 for a 'highly manoeuverable single-seat low attack a/c for employment against military forces on the ground, aircraft, invasion craft and shipping. Initially BP designed the P.99 a twin boom aircraft powered by a rear-mounted Griffon engine driving a six blade contra-rotating propeller. To avoid the propeller when baling out the pilot had a downward escape mechanism where the lower forward fuselage fell away (good luck with that one at low level!!).. The P.100 took these features but replaced the tail-wheeled twin boom with a tricycle undercarriage and canard configuration. Armament was to be large calibre cannons and either bombs or rockets with a desired service entry date of January 1944.
I definitely think this one will be a tail-sitter!!!!

Modelling Projects / Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« on: Today at 03:42:29 PM »
Finally managed to get this finished after our trip to bonnie Scotia. The small Uranium bomb is being readied to load into the Me P.1100. Just before we went away I cut and fittted the fins for the 4 tonne Uranium bomb and used a point brush handle and tape to form the ring. I thought I'd give it plenty of time to set whilst away but on returning it had set out of shape. Perhaps the Plasic Weld had pulled it out of shape? Anyway it was no good so I reduced the height of the fins and found a suitable ring in the Ar 234 spares (what would I do without these lately?). The supplied wire was cut to size and fitted and decals were sourced from spares as were those for the trailers. Towing arms again made from 15amp fuse wire. After a coat of satin varnish it was out with the Flory washes, dirt and grey, then it was job complete. 

Modelling Projects / Re: 1968 Vietnam scene
« on: Today at 03:31:31 PM »
The house looks like one we saw in Tobermoray recently. No Charlies though as they can't get the staff to open!!!!

Excellent work as ever Dave.

Modelling Projects / Re: Westland Wessex
« on: Today at 03:23:16 PM »
Great looking model that looks like it means business!!

Catching up on everyone's work over the past couple of weeks and what an eyeopener to start with, incredible work.

Modelling Projects / Re: Westland Wessex
« on: September 13, 2021, 05:29:03 PM »
Looks great, did you use masking fluid for the curves?

Modelling Projects / Re: Lynx HAS3
« on: September 05, 2021, 10:22:58 AM »
Another great helo, well done.

Modelling Projects / Re: Cheyenne
« on: September 05, 2021, 10:21:53 AM »
A lot more cleaning and fettling, but if it's the only game in town...........

Modelling Projects / Re: Building the new Airfix Heinkel 111P-2
« on: September 05, 2021, 10:17:35 AM »
Looking good Bill. I've built several of the old Airfix and Frog kits of the He 111 in the past and as expected this is a far better kit.

Modelling Projects / Re: German WWII Projected Atomic Bombs
« on: September 05, 2021, 10:12:48 AM »
Slowly but surely I've managed to get a bit further. The wheels have been cleaned up as best as, drilled and then painted, two of the cradles for the large bombs were made from Evergreen angle with that for the large round 'Innsbruck' being made from the spare rear cockpit combing from the Matchbox Heinkel He 70 plus struts from Evergreen strip.

General Discussion / Re: Inspiration, where do you get yours?
« on: August 26, 2021, 05:33:18 PM »
When I was in a group doing pubs etc our lead guitarist was once asked "Are you inspired by Robin Trower?". To which he replied " No, Newcastle Brown mostly". Anyway I digress, as ever, I know that since joining the Club my modelling has improved greatly and I think that's down to seeing other peoples models and finding out how they achieved their work. The other plus, as mentioned, is the camaraderie amongst our members who make each Meeting enjoyable, one way or another. Thanks everyone.

Modelling Projects / Re: Zvezda 1/350 scale Russian Cruiser Varyag
« on: August 26, 2021, 12:57:06 PM »
If it takes chopping things up as well as making Zombies to produce a great piece of work like this then the therapy appears to be working.

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