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General Discussion / Summer Modelling Blues.......
« on: June 25, 2022, 07:06:05 PM »
Hi All,
Though I keep watching the posts on the website, I am frustrated by my own ability to model during the summer months.
I find that I cannot get comfortable to sit down and model. The heat, the light, the other outdoor events/jobs all conspire to mean that I cannot 'get into' modelling. I have a few 'halfway projects' that I hope to restart once the nights get shorter, the days a bit cooler, the jobs a few less.

So I apologise to my fellow contributor's, that I have not posted a build or project for a while,  it is not that I don't want to model, it's that I find it physically not for me at the moment.
Does anybody else have similar problems, or are you all able to adapt at this time of year?

Modelling Projects / Queen's Jubilee Austin K2 Ambulance 1/76
« on: May 28, 2022, 07:36:32 PM »
Hi All,

As part of the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebration, Driffield where the club meets are holding a Flower Festival in All Saint's Church from 2nd to 5th June 2022, organised by Driffield in Bloom.
Club's, Organisation's, and Local Businesses' have been invited to join in, and submit a Floral Display celebrating to Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
On behalf of the Club, I will be putting together a display with a nod to our hobby.

This will be a representation of the the Austin K2 Ambulance pictured with the then Princess Elizabeth during her service with the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1944. The kit is the Airfix example, built straight from the box with the exception of changed serial and unit markings, colour scheme. The figure is modified from the Airfix DH Heron 'Air Hostess' with modified arm, jacket, peaked hat from plasticard.
Picture of the Ambulance and Figure so far. Will post the finished Floral display complete with said photo and club information just before going on display in the church, or you can just pop into the Church to see it.

Hi All,
Well, as we know, the family of a former local modeller who sadly passed away contacted the club, and asked to assist in the disposal of his collection as he wanted the kits to be used by a model club, sold for charity or built.
His collection was quite varied and consisted of New complete models, some started, some with bits missing.
Looking at the models available and the description of 'Used/Started' thought I could have a go at the Trumpeter Tu-16. I had been warned that the box was probably the best bit, and when I took possession of the kit realised that was very true.
The majority of the kit was missing, no fuselage, tail section, engine nacelles, undercarriage, etc.
What was there was the cockpit sections, painted but not much assembled, the weaponry was mainly still on sprues, together with some minor parts, doors, detail parts and there was some nice resin seats to replace the kit ones. There was also a nice sheet of etch, instrument panel, and a sheet of  plasticard.

Anyway after a short while I decided I could do something with what was there. I could do a front cockpit section as seen on display at other aircraft museums, and perhaps some of the Bombs, missiles as well. I would need to mount the cockpit section on a stand, together with some visitor platforms, and some visitors. That's the plan.
Some pictures follow to show what was in, or not in the 'Nice Box'.

Modelling Projects / Airfix Sopwith Pup 1/72
« on: March 01, 2022, 06:53:31 PM »
Hi All,
Well another of my incomplete models that I have decided to complete.
This is the Airfix Sopwith Pup in 1/72.
I decided to adopt a different approach for fixing the upperwing and filled the slots of the interplane struts to just leave the strut attachment points to attach to. I also did a little bit of work on the fuselage sides trying to replicate the cockpit ribbing.
So far, it is now painted and partially decalled, all coming from the spares box and using the Scalemates website to see the paint scheme and decal placement on the instruction sheets. Roundels came from two sets of Frog Swordfish decals, these being at least 30 years old!!
Need to touch in the rudder stripes, add a serial in the box on the fuselage, and the word 'Anzac' from Modeldecal lettering. Paintwise the struts need a flesh base before using Oil paint to streak and replicate the varnished wood. The wheels need painting. Assemble top wing to the rest of the airframe, add the wheels and then rigging the model.
Some pictures of my 'Pup' as is now:-

Modelling Projects / Revell Orlyonok A-90 Ekranoplan 1/144
« on: January 24, 2022, 08:05:42 PM »
Hi All,
Not a new project but one of those 'unfinished' ones that were on the shelf of doom.
I need to do some repair on the panel lines that I attempted to scribe at the start of the build, the paintwork, needs attention and the radome needs repainting, the undersides painting, all detail parts to add then decals,, maybe not so.
We will see.
Some pictures of model to date.

FAQ / East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show 2022
« on: January 16, 2022, 05:59:56 PM »
Hi Everybody,

I am pleased to announce that IPMS Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club, will be holding their tenth East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show, on Sunday the 4th September 2022.

The show is currently at an advanced stage of planning.

The Show will be held in the Rix Pavilion, Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN

The show will be open from 09.30am to 4.00pm
Admission price £3.50, with children up to 15yrs free if accompanied by a paying adult.
There will be a variety of Clubs and Special Interest Groups in attendance.
Also we have a variety of Traders selling associated modelling products, from kits, books, decals, accessories, etc.
There will be an informal model competition, whereby every model on display will be eligible into various classes. (there is no separate competition area)
Hot and cold refreshments will be available.
A charity sale of made and unmade kits, modelling associated items, with proceeds going in support of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
There is ample free parking on site.

A list of attending Traders, Clubs and Special Interest Groups will be posted soon.


General Discussion / Product Reviews ( directional Info)
« on: January 06, 2022, 08:00:06 PM »
Hi All,

A new Thread/Subject has now been created in the 'Help' section of this forum.

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Help / Product Reviews
« on: January 06, 2022, 07:54:39 PM »
Hi All,

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Hi All,
This is my next project a Heinkel He-111 H8 with a Balloon Fender.
The basis of the kit is the Airfix Heinkel He-111 H6 model, to which I will scratch build the Balloon fender from plastic card and strip. There are some other modifications to be made which I will do as the build goes along.

My initial interest arose with an article in the old August 1975 Airfix Magazine which showed a conversion by John Burgess of the then Airfix Heinkel He-111 H20 into a H-8 variant.
The H-8 was a subvariant of the earlier H series, where a number of H-4 airframes were converted in the field, by having a large metal fender attached by booms and extending in front of the aircraft. The idea was to use the aircraft against important targets that were heavily defended by barrage balloons. The aircraft were to fly into the target area and use the fender to push aside the mooring line, which would then pass down to the wingtip of the aircraft, and the cable cut by cable cutters fitted to the tips of the wing. 
To compensate for the fender equipment, some 800kg of ballast was fitted into the rear fuselage which had a detrimental effect on the flying characteristics and the amount of bomb load that could be carried.
These aircraft were employed briefly on operations, but withdrawn after a short time as not being really successful on operations. The fender equipment was removed and the aircraft then found further use as glider tugs.

At this stage I have just done some test fitting of the fuselage main components, central wing and tailplanes. I am impressed with the fit of these items, but time to remove all attachment points from the sprues is needed, the tolerances are so fine. I will be drawing on Bill's build of the Airfix He-111 P2 version, which was released before the H6 variant. Bill highlighted a few minor points to watch out for during the build and will be taking his advice.

Some pictures to start the project.

General Discussion / Merry Christmas Everybody
« on: December 15, 2021, 07:02:40 PM »
Hi All,

Just like to wish all club members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hope Santa brings you lots of nice things of the plastic kit variety.
Keep Safe and Keep Well.
Best Wishes,

General Discussion / Telford Scale Modelworld 13/14 November 2021
« on: November 06, 2021, 03:05:21 PM »
Hi All,
Just to remind you that Telford Scale Modelworld 2021 is happening on 13/14 November 2021.

General Discussion / Playday 5
« on: November 06, 2021, 02:59:52 PM »
Hi All,

Just to let you know that we have another PLAYDAY coming up soon.

21st November 2021, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Bring your latest creations or something you are working on. A chance to enjoy the camaraderie of the others, see, ask, learn and have a laugh.

Please let a Committee Member if you intend to come along, so we can ensure a safe environment.

Cost £3.00 per member (TBC)


General Discussion / Border Models Lancaster B.I/III 1/32
« on: October 01, 2021, 08:37:04 PM »
Hi All,
Just spotted this today on Scalemates UK.

Apparently the Wingnut Wings Lancaster in 1/32 is going to appear under a new name/brand of 'Border Models'.

Now, I think Andy is looking for another biggy to go with his HK Lancaster.  It's only around £500........



Modelling Projects / Airfix Beaufighter TFX.10 1/72 SEAC
« on: August 14, 2021, 06:06:48 PM »
Hi All,
Not wanting to infringe on Bob's build of the Beaufighter, I decided that having a nightmare of a job with the Cessna Lynx elsewhere on here, I wanted a project that might behave a little better.
Thus far, I have managed to get the wings, tailplane, fin, and engine nacelles assembled in 1 day. I am pleased by the great fitting of the kit.
Not wanting to make the same as Bob, I have decided to make an example of a SEAC Command machine, serving in South Asia at the end of WWII.
To start the build, I have included a couple of pictures, but note I have not done any work on the interior so far.

General Discussion / Informal Committee Meeting
« on: August 06, 2021, 08:39:55 PM »
Hi All Committee Members (Both elected and co-opted),

Just to put in place on the new club Calendar, our next 'Informal Committee Meeting' at the Cranswick Garden Centre on Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 10.30am.

Meeting to catch up and finalise any matters relating to our first post Covid-19 meeting in September.


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