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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2020, 10:03:27 PM »
Meanwhile I must turn my attention to building a Hurricane, for Ginger Lacey - local connection.
I will not post anything here as you see enough Spitfires and Hurricanes.

While it is drying and so on, I may attempt another vehicle.

This will be a white metal Kit from Assam Models, they produce a whole range of 1:48 vehicles, not cheap, but there is little alternative.
Here is their website.
http://www.asam.co.uk/
It will be a Bedford OD with a Queen Mary Trailer.

Your pockets must be the deepest in Yorkshire!
I think 'Herr Robinson' should be down the Yorkshire Pudding Mines to help offset this monetary effort, though his pockets are sown up to the start of the pocket, so perhaps not.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2020, 10:15:22 PM »
If you can get money out of Robinson you are a better man than me
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« Reply #107 on: March 11, 2020, 10:17:43 PM »
If you can get money out of Robinson you are a better man than me

That is quite true....
I managed to get blood out of a stone once, but Robinson.....
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #108 on: March 12, 2020, 01:16:34 PM »
If you can get money out of Robinson you are a better man than me

That is quite true....
I managed to get blood out of a stone once, but Robinson.....
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Your lucky he rarely goes on this site, but I did get him on the other day. You never know he may now have the odd look.
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« Reply #109 on: March 12, 2020, 07:54:36 PM »
If you can get money out of Robinson you are a better man than me

That is quite true....
I managed to get blood out of a stone once, but Robinson.....
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Your lucky he rarely goes on this site, but I did get him on the other day. You never know he may now have the odd look.

By 'Odd Look' is that a description of the man, or a statement of his intentions.....
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #110 on: March 13, 2020, 06:59:53 AM »
BOTH!
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2020, 07:23:04 AM »
More painting.
Decaling.
Shading and dry brushing.
All in progress.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2020, 04:09:54 PM »
Almost finished, just a little bit of touching up.
Here are some better photos.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2020, 03:27:16 PM »
I got side tracked again into another cereal packet, cocktail sticks, copper wire, clear plastic and card.
Here is the result.
Catfoss Control Tower or Watch Office if you prefer, it is a bit rough around the edges, but it from nothing.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #114 on: March 15, 2020, 03:43:48 PM »
If that is "a bit rough around the edges" what the h%$% does that make my models ??????
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2020, 03:55:20 PM »
If that is "a bit rough around the edges" what the h%$% does that make my models ??????
It may look better in photos!
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #116 on: March 16, 2020, 10:50:41 AM »
A bit of a local connection, here is Ginger Lacey's Hurricane, he lived in Bridlington for quite a number of years.
It is the Airfix MkI.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #117 on: March 16, 2020, 02:29:52 PM »
Just messing around with the diorama really to see how it all looks.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #118 on: March 17, 2020, 03:23:37 PM »
NAAFI Van for the RAF personnel.
This will have to be scratch built, using some wheels that I purchased in 1/48 scale, I can't remember what they were really for, probably resin replacements for the Airfix Bedford MWD.
Construction is mainly plastic card.
I always find it difficult to get everything square.
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Re: 1:48 Battle of Britain Diorama
« Reply #119 on: March 18, 2020, 07:21:39 AM »
Hi Zak,
That looks really good, I love it!
Pity no manufacturer has catered(excuse pun)for one in 1/72 or 1/48th..
Yours will be very unique.
Can I put an order in for a Bacon Bap and Mug of Tea please??
Cheers.
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