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Modelling Projects / Re: Queen's Jubilee Austin K2 Ambulance 1/76
« Last post by zak on May 28, 2022, 07:51:20 PM »
Looks great, well done on behalf of the club!
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Modelling Projects / Re: Garden Wars MSea v Zak
« Last post by MSea on May 28, 2022, 07:48:52 PM »
A little filler on some hairline cracks and brown paint on top of that, and the base colour on the rocks and stones.
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Modelling Projects / Re: Queen's Jubilee Austin K2 Ambulance 1/76
« Last post by MSea on May 28, 2022, 07:47:30 PM »
You didn't go with my idea for the model then Kevin- hohohohoho
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Modelling Projects / Queen's Jubilee Austin K2 Ambulance 1/76
« Last post by Bigkev 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 ATS 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.
Cheers,
Bigkev
     
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Modelling Projects / Re: Fw 189C/V-6
« Last post by zak on May 28, 2022, 04:38:30 PM »
Coming along, lots of work there.
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Modelling Projects / Re: Fw 189C/V-6
« Last post by chriswil42 on May 28, 2022, 02:33:48 PM »
Looking good Chris. Lots of work going into this one.
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Modelling Projects / Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Last post by chriswil42 on May 28, 2022, 02:31:44 PM »
Marvellous!
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Modelling Projects / Re: Fw 189C/V-6
« Last post by cph64 on May 27, 2022, 04:04:04 PM »
Yes Kev some how it is strangely alluring. One website says the initial version of the nacelle had a crew of three!!! And that one also had a 'lobster tail' rear gun turret.
As the wing trailing edges were thick I sanded them only to find out that once glued there were still a gaps which had to be filled. The wings and the central part of the body/nacelle were then joined together and that was where the real problem arose. As I'd mentioned before the plastic was soft so when trying to bring the body and wings together it cracked in 3 places. Cue lots of nautical language!!! After several attempts with glue/superglue/plastic weld/filler I got things back to somewhere near. At one point I was ready to skip the 'shelf of shame' stage and go straight to 'in the bin' but being a Yorkshireman..... The tail booms were then fitted, along with the engine fronts, and again there were fit issues (me and the model!!) which showed up more when the tailplane was fitted and it was seen to not line up with the main wings. I'd cleaned up all the mating surfaces so can only assume that the cracking etc threw everything out. The next step took some time to work out also. I wanted to fit some underwing ordnance and having some spare bombs and racks from an Airfix Bv 141 kit I decided to fit those, there are however, no reference points on the wings so I had to go through several references to get them in 'roughly' the right place.
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Modelling Projects / Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Last post by MSea on May 27, 2022, 10:27:44 AM »
Looking great alongside the rest of your air fleet
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Modelling Projects / Re: Biplanes and rigged aircraft
« Last post by zak on May 27, 2022, 07:36:19 AM »
Hi Zak,
That 'MERITS' a thumbs up, looks nice.
Bigkev
Thanks Kevin.
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