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Here is the figurine I made a few years ago:  a 1:16 scale Dutch Musketeer.

 

As you can see plastic parts didn't match very well. Took me quite some time to make things fit and make it seamless.

But at the end I am satisfied with the result. :)

 

 

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My 1/6 Scale DAK Luftwaffe pilot figure. Modified version of old BBI figure “Otto Schulz”.

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Nice work!

 

The Battle has finally got its main undercarriage on. The new tyres and hubs were painted separately then assembled afterwards. The oleo legs are st.silver wire, and I went to a lot of trouble to get the length just right. Measuring the height of the ground line in relation to the propeller hub to ensure that the overall height of the aircraft was okay. The doors and mudguards  were made from .1mm styrene and painted before fixing them in place with PVA one at a time (very tricky). I added the mysterious little rectangles on the wheel doors too from silver-painted decal film.  Not a very flattering photo from that angle though.  :unsure:
 

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The rear gunner's position also got its canopy masked, and the starboard landing light was finally fitted. I also made the Vickers gun. Well... most of it anyway.
The gun is displayed in the stowed position inside the rotating cone which houses it.  It seemed the most likely place for it to be when the aircraft was at rest.  This also had the happy side-effect of keeping the barrel out of sight, so I wouldn't have to mess about making it. The drum and rear portion of the gun are there though, just behind the little triangular shaped piece of armour plate, so I made these from strip and rod and glued them in place.

 

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Lastly, I fixed the gunners canopy in place with four strategically placed specks of PVA. This was an insanely fiddly job, as it had to sit at just the right angle and line up evenly along three axis at the same time. I spent an age fiddling abut with tweezers and dental tools, then in despair just stuck it in there with thumb and forefinger. Miraculously it ended up in the right place first time. Not wanting to tempt fate I quickly used my best 000 brush to apply the glue and stepped well back.

The light is a bit shite today, so apologies for the slightly fuzzy photos. Next up is the pilots seat and harness, fuselage codes, tailwheel and radio mast. Then its the remainder of the weathering. After that the Battle should finally be over and I can move forward, into broad sunlit uplands.  :happy:

 

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Feathered, you madman, how many lifetimes did that take you to do?

 

I’ve made some models on the small side as well... they don’t look quite as good :lol:

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(Also in this photo are a Corgi Panther, Airfix 1/72 D3A1 in Soryu colours and A6M2 in Akagi colours, Academy 1/72 P-40 N in No. 80 SQN RAAF colours, Revell 1/350 Type VII-D u-boat U-217, Hobbyboss Type VII-B u-boat U-48, Revell 1/350 Type VII-C u-boat U-96, Airfix 1/72 Albatros D.Va in Australian War Memorial and Red Baron colours, and Airfix 1/72 Hs-123).

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Wow, Feathered. You are one patient and talented nutter.

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 9:19 PM, Uufflakke said:

 

Here is the figurine I made a few years ago:  a 1:16 scale Dutch Musketeer.

 

As you can see plastic parts didn't match very well. Took me quite some time to make things fit and make it seamless.

But at the end I am satisfied with the result. :)

 

 

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Well done. Those things are really hard to make something of. Great job. What did you make the hair from?

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Cybermat, who makes that little 1/700 U-boat?   I bought some Royal Navy destroyers recently for a change of pace and I'd love to have a sub or two to go with them.

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On ‎9‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 9:14 PM, sallee said:

 

Well done. Those things are really hard to make something of. Great job. What did you make the hair from?

 

Very simple, I used the hairs of an old paint brush.

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2 hours ago, Feathered_IV said:

Cybermat, who makes that little 1/700 U-boat?   I bought some Royal Navy destroyers recently for a change of pace and I'd love to have a sub or two to go with them.

 

HobbyBoss makes them. They’ve done the VII-B, VII-C, IX-B, and IX-C u-boats in 1/700.

 

You can also get I-400 class, Balao class, and two versions of the Gato class submarines in the same scale, as well as a load of modern ships and subs. As a matter of fact I’m making the Balao at the moment.

 

http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?m=Product&a=index&p=1&id=166&l=en

 

I wouldn’t mind making some Royal Navy destroyers myself. Might look for an N-class to make a model of HMAS Norman, my Pa’s ship.

 

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Ah thanks!  I'd been eyeing off the Flyhawk ones, so I'm curious now which kits will suit me best.  Looks like I've got some research to do.  :happy:

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Nice figures there Carts great airbrushing on the T Rex and aliens.

 

Cool Musketeer Salle.

 

Excellent Pilot Pipa I have still got a few 1/6th scale figures in storage too.

 

I suppose I should pull my finger out and build some more on my E type.

Been too busy working on my 1/1 scale Mazda 6 TS2 getting it ready for paint.

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Nice one Barron.

 

E Type Update, more interior and fuel cap corrections.

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Saw a 1/350 Type B-1 submarine the other day. Nice to see that some Pacific submarines are getting models larger than 1:700.

 

Of course, I was out of money when I saw it :lol:

 

Out of the box it has the markings of I-19, the ship that sank the USS Wasp (CV-7) and USS O’Brien (DD-415), and damaged the USS North Carolina (BB-55), all with a single salvo of 6 torpedoes. I’m going to try and make her as I-21, though. She sank 44,000 GRT in Australian waters and shelled the city of Newcastle, before being fought off by the coastal defences at Fort Scratchley - a place I’ve actually visited, and looked out from the gun positions onto where the boat was before being forced away.

 

Here it is built by a guy called “Toom”, with some aftermarket parts.

 

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@Feathered_IV thought you might be interested in this one, not sure if you’re in the same area as me though. Feel free to PM me if you are, and I’ll give you directions to the store.

 

But only because there are two of them in stock :P

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VonC, that looks superb.  Takes the label multi-media to a whole new level.  :salute:

 

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Thanks for the link!  I must admit my interest in submarines is usually for British and German.  When I go for Japanese subs it is usually for something much smaller...  I really like Kaitens.  :happy:

 

In the meantime I've been in training mode, learning how to make rib tapes in 1/144.  I'll need it for that Fe2b that I was working on a few pages back.  Worked out pretty good for a first go.

 

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Bought a HobbyBoss 1/350 type IX-B u-boat the other day, looking forward to making it.

 

Here’s one built by AndyC of the Britmodeller forum.

 

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I’m going to make mine in the colours of U-123, a boat that raided off the coast of New York under the command of former pilot Reinhard Hardegen, who died only a few months ago.

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Well since I was kindly pointed towards this thread, I've had a look and there's some excellent work going on.

 

Here are a few of my efforts......

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A 1/12 bust of a WWI German aviator....... Bust is resin and paint is acrylic.

 

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Not the best photo but he's a 75 mm resin figure of a US Marine at Harper's Ferry, 1859.... Paint is acrylic.

 

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This one's a 70 mm "Pin Up" figure. The figure is white metal, again painted in acrylics and the freehand 8th Airforce logo on the back of her jacket was a pig to paint.

 

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Finally. The 1/350 Type IX-a U-Boat from the HobbyBoss kit..... Blowing ballast on a seascape base.... Acrylic, enamels and oils were used in the finish.

 

On my bench at the moment is the 1/72 SPAD XIII from the eduard ProfiPACK kit.

 

Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoy.☺️

 

 

 

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Yup. Lovely work, Richard. Interested to see your U-boat diorama. I'm looking at doing something like that with resin for my Holland class sub. Do let us know how you did it.

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I’d be interested in that too. I recently bought up big on RN destroyers in 1/700 (damn you Cybermat) and would like to do a sea base on at least one.  

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There's a couple of good things on You Tube by Scale-a-Ton including this one where he does a base for a Pete floatplane. Well worth a look.

 

 

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On 10/26/2018 at 8:32 PM, richard23 said:

This one's a 70 mm "Pin Up" figure. The figure is white metal, again painted in acrylics and the freehand 8th Airforce logo on the back of her jacket was a pig to paint.

 

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Finally. The 1/350 Type IX-a U-Boat from the HobbyBoss kit..... Blowing ballast on a seascape base.... Acrylic, enamels and oils were used in the finish.

 

 

 

I particularly like the last one you showed. The water effects on the merging submarine.

 

Just watching videos of how water and waves are created for dioramas is interesting to see. I've seen quite a lot but the ones below done by a Japanese guy are not to believe.

 

Water effects 2.0. :wacko::)

 

 

 

 

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Thanks very much for the compliments, folks.

 

The seascape for the U-Boat was the first time ever I've attempted to model water beyond a puddle.....And actually the first boat/ship model I've done in over 40 years, so I'm reasonably happy with how it turned out.

 

I watched a few You Tube clips like those shown above and used some of the ideas from them along with my own.

 

I built the kit as a full hull but left off the props, rudders, etc.... I drew around the lower hull section on a polystyrene sheet before assembly and cut out the shape for it to sit in. The waves or swells were first made from ready mixed wall filler. When that had dried, two layers of tissue (Kleenex type) was pasted on using diluted white glue.

 

When that had fully dried out, I mixed a dark shade of green/blue/black from household emulsion test pots.. Ready mixed kids paints do just as well for this job..... Just mix an almost black colour and paint it over the tissue, then leave it to dry again.

 

Over this, I painted on a couple of layers of clear acrylic artists gel medium.... (Vallejo sell it as water effect stuff but it costs a lot more).... Just paint it on with a stiff bristle brush and let each layer dry before adding more.

 

At this point I fitted the completed model to the "sea", then went back to painting layers of medium but this time tinting it with coloured inks and adding whisps of cotton wool between layers. I also started to add the water going over the deck. This is small scraps of the Kleenex soaked in Vallejo Still Water. When it dries it leaves the tissue almost transparent. Both the gel medium and the Vallejo Still Water stuff tint well with inks and I just carried on adding thin layers, along with the cotton wool until I was happy with the way it looked.

 

The paint and gel layers above the tissue are only about 1 to 2 mm thick in total. Depth effect is just down to colour..... It isn't perfect but as modellers we're never really 100% satisfied with any model.... It is something I'd try again though, along with LED effects, etc.

 

I hope that helps.

Richard. ☺️ 

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Thanks for the detailed rundown. It looks great. I've got a couple of things to try it on, so I'll have a go at a few techniques.

 

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The tricky one for me is the precise colours to use for water.  My colour vision is rubbish unfortunately.  :(

 

Can't go wrong with grey primer though.  Still going with the scratchbuilt FE2b.  Started in on the struts and began building up layers of primer to form the wing ribs.

 

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Coming along beautifully, Feathered. I'm reading "Down the Flarepath" and the lovely Cross and Cockade monograph on the Fee at the moment, so much in the Fee mood.

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That U boat explosion looks awesome.

 

Great work Feathered The Gunbus is coming along sweet, Your a genius in the scratchbuild stuff........Just cool.

 

Nice Vids Sallee , thanks for sharing.

 

Inspiring stuff there Richard thanks for sharing some tips.

 

Did a seascape for an old Wave Skydiver in the way back, my 1st attempt at a seascape.

 

Excuse bad photos a few years old now.

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That's very cool, VC.

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Nice one VC.  That would look equally nice if you could hang it from a wall.

 

More Fee.  Six hours of masking to spray the wing ribs of the top wing, but I was able to spread it out over the week.  Need to polish the surface to bed it down yet, but if I'd snipped this off a sprue I'd have been pretty happy with it.

 

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Coming along beatifully, Feathered. The wood effect in the cockpit is more convincing than the matchstick.

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Guys,

 

As much as I love plastic modeling I'm moving it to the Free Subject area. Let's keep this section for the game itself. Been meaning to do this for a while.

 

Thanks,

Jason

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