Military Modelling

I’ve been a busy little bee, trying to put into practice all the advice I’ve been given (with varying degrees of success).
Being a scaley, I’ve gone for a radio fit this time.


My plan is to make a diarama with the wagon partially under a cam-net with this bloke set up alongside it.

I added some detail to the box and made a morse key. The wire (black cotton soaked in glue) needs connecting up once in place and an antenna making.


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Very nice 223! I'm a real fan of the 'bed frame antennas'. 1/35?
 
Very nice 223! I'm a real fan of the 'bed frame antennas'. 1/35?
Yeah. Tamiya, I got it off flea bay for less than a tenner. My wife has put a ban on any more purchases for my burgeoning stash, so all parcels are now being covertly delivered to work.
I can quit whenever I like...it’s not a problem.



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Update - there isn't one !! Done nothing for a week, Football, sunshine and a garden and garden furniture that needed serious fettling. I may get back on it on wednesday, when swmbo is back at work, some very nice stuff by the way, at least some of you are working hard. I have to crack on because my curtain side trailer (or possiblly fridge trailer) should arrive twds the end of July, Birthday pressie, i gave her a couple of choices.
 
I'm moving back to the UK after almost 8 1/2 years overseas on MOD and FCO postings. Unfortunately it's coincided with the discovery of one or two things lurking in my chest that really shouldn't be there. It's likely I will undergo an operation to excise these beasties (they're in my lungs - I feel a bit cheated as I've never smoked). But every cloud has a silver lining. I'll have several weeks of convalescence in our new house and out of storage will come a stash of models and my extensive OO rail layout; predictably GWR - mid 1920s. I can't wait to see them again and given that I will be on very light duties, I think this will be very good therapy. Moreover, since we moved abroad, the online range of stuff means I won't need to leave the house to get anything!

I do have the Trumpeter HMS Dreadnought 1:350 with extensive pe bits to tackle; actually it's pretty daunting and might hamper my recovery!
 
I’ve been a busy little bee, trying to put into practice all the advice I’ve been given (with varying degrees of success).
Being a scaley, I’ve gone for a radio fit this time.


My plan is to make a diarama with the wagon partially under a cam-net with this bloke set up alongside it.

I added some detail to the box and made a morse key. The wire (black cotton soaked in glue) needs connecting up once in place and an antenna making.


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like the fact that your Scaleyness is coming out in your modelling. nice touch with the scratch made morse key.
 
I’ve been a busy little bee, trying to put into practice all the advice I’ve been given (with varying degrees of success).
Being a scaley, I’ve gone for a radio fit this time.


My plan is to make a diarama with the wagon partially under a cam-net with this bloke set up alongside it.

I added some detail to the box and made a morse key. The wire (black cotton soaked in glue) needs connecting up once in place and an antenna making.


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I imagine that that must have formed part of the scene that greeted my grandfathers eyes when his driver steered his Dingo into a certain wadi during the North Africa campaign when they were out looking for the remnants of a brief but bloody encounter between two opposing armoured units.
 
I’ve been a busy little bee, trying to put into practice all the advice I’ve been given (with varying degrees of success).
Being a scaley, I’ve gone for a radio fit this time.


My plan is to make a diarama with the wagon partially under a cam-net with this bloke set up alongside it.

I added some detail to the box and made a morse key. The wire (black cotton soaked in glue) needs connecting up once in place and an antenna making.


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Cracking work mate, I really like the weathering on the wagon. If you don't mind a bit of advice, buy a pot of flesh wash. Give the face of your figures a quick wash with it, then highlight with the original colour, you could even mix in a tiny bit of white to add a further highlight to the nose. If you're not super confident with eyes just give the sockets another wash and leave them as shadow. If you want to have a go, get a 000 brush (Rosemary and Co https://www.rosemaryandco.com/water.../pointed-pure-red-sable?filter_name=Series 99
and do the thinnest white line you can across the eye followed by a dark brown dot. But your stuffs great without going to those extremes anyway.
 


Have some Spitfires and a Blenheim then to calm you down



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Like that's going to work on most of the people on "this" thread*











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* Figure Modellers excepted, because......well, they're weird and dress like Adam Ant :)
 
I’ve been a busy little bee, trying to put into practice all the advice I’ve been given (with varying degrees of success).
Being a scaley, I’ve gone for a radio fit this time.


My plan is to make a diarama with the wagon partially under a cam-net with this bloke set up alongside it.

I added some detail to the box and made a morse key. The wire (black cotton soaked in glue) needs connecting up once in place and an antenna making.


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Looks lovely, but the Herman Funker could do with shaving his legs :)
 
A few more of the mini MINI:

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I’ve been a busy little bee, trying to put into practice all the advice I’ve been given (with varying degrees of success).
Being a scaley, I’ve gone for a radio fit this time.


My plan is to make a diarama with the wagon partially under a cam-net with this bloke set up alongside it.

I added some detail to the box and made a morse key. The wire (black cotton soaked in glue) needs connecting up once in place and an antenna making.


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Really good job there, mate. Looks very nice.
 


Have some Spitfires and a Blenheim then to calm you down



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You swine! Just after I'd managed to get things on an even keel again more aerial porn. You don't happen to have any between the legs shots of the Corsair do you, you know, ahem, showing a bit more, phoar, detail of said undercarriage, asking for a friend, nudge nudge.
 
You swine! Just after I'd managed to get things on an even keel again more aerial porn. You don't happen to have any between the legs shots of the Corsair do you, you know, ahem, showing a bit more, phoar, detail of said undercarriage, asking for a friend, nudge nudge.
Something like this would perhaps suit you Sir
 
You swine! Just after I'd managed to get things on an even keel again more aerial porn. You don't happen to have any between the legs shots of the Corsair do you, you know, ahem, showing a bit more, phoar, detail of said undercarriage, asking for a friend, nudge nudge.
Good job I can’t post video clips on here from my phone of the mass Spitfire start up then....




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Good job I can’t post video clips on here from my phone of the mass Spitfire start up then....




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I may have just done a sex wee thinking about it. Imagine the consequences if it came with sound and moving pictures...?

The HSE would be all over this thread like a dose of bubonic plague!
 
I'm moving back to the UK after almost 8 1/2 years overseas on MOD and FCO postings. Unfortunately it's coincided with the discovery of one or two things lurking in my chest that really shouldn't be there. It's likely I will undergo an operation to excise these beasties (they're in my lungs - I feel a bit cheated as I've never smoked). But every cloud has a silver lining. I'll have several weeks of convalescence in our new house and out of storage will come a stash of models and my extensive OO rail layout; predictably GWR - mid 1920s. I can't wait to see them again and given that I will be on very light duties, I think this will be very good therapy. Moreover, since we moved abroad, the online range of stuff means I won't need to leave the house to get anything!

I do have the Trumpeter HMS Dreadnought 1:350 with extensive pe bits to tackle; actually it's pretty daunting and might hamper my recovery!
Sorry to see the news of the unwelcome add-ons to your lungs, my best wishes for a successful operation and enjoyable convalescence.
 

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