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Madhatter Mk2

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  1. I don't spend as much as you think - I had quite a lot left over from a project long ago that I never fund a use for until now. Yes, I do have a pipe bender but its too large for this kind of small work. Instead, I use a set of jeweler's pliers which I liberated from the wife many years ago :) Invaluable tool for bending brass
  2. The bottom layer is now pretty much ready for painting. I just need to add some PE ladders to the frame work and it'll be done. Then to make the top layer which will be pretty much the same as whats on the bottom. I'll add in some lighting too to both layers - just for added interest :) The next update should see some paint on it! Getting closer to the end - sort of As always, thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
  3. hey sorry for the mega late reply - I didn't even know you had. I don't have a positional map anymore. I did have one somewhere but I am unable to find it sorry. I was using also images from the net to work out where each one went.
  4. continuing on with the base, the insert is painted and lit: I have sprayed black underneath since taking that shot to add light blocking. It looks pretty good to me The walls have also been started. You won't see much once the middle layer is added but there is enough to make it interesting: Well, that's it for now but I'll update this again once the bottom layer has been finished. I think I'll need to black base the bottom first before I start on the top layer as it'll be impossible to get in there once the middle deck has been added. Th
  5. I have finished building the machinery stuff for the hole section on the right side of the base. It's made up of 2 layers which will be sufficient to give a scale of depth. You won't see much if it but I will be adding some lights under the first floor to make it more visible and for some interest (gotta have more to look at than just the ship right?) This is now all ready for paint which I will do tomorrow night. Ground floor: First floor: Together: And with the top plate on: Simple but effective I think. I'll take some more shots once it's all pai
  6. I've made yet another amendment to the base and have scrapped the buildings in favour of smaller structures like this:
  7. thanks Kevin. In a way, so will I but I'll also be glad to see it done. Coming up 5 years already in August which is when I started it back in 2018. Longest build for me yet.
  8. OK, well, I have finished putting in all the panel lines and I am really happy with how they came out. It was a fair amount of work but IMO, worth every minute. I reckon it took a total of about 4- 5 hours to do the whole ship - which given how long its taken me to get this far could be considered mind blowingly fast then you put it all together and you get this: And finally, the obligatory bridge shot: Well, that's it for now. I'll continue working on the base until I get some more fiber.
  9. Its been a while since I last updated this and a fair amount has happened. Still waiting on my fiber optic cable which I think will never get to me, so I will have to order from somewhere else In the mean time, I have been working on the base and also the hull. I have finished penciling in the panel lines using a 0.3 mechanical pencil and a cut up credit card And as for the base, I have been playing around with some make shift buildings, trying to work out where everything will go
  10. thanks guys :) If I were to own a GT, I'd have it in this colour for sure
  11. hey everyone It's been a while since I last completed a car, so whilst waiting for more Fiber Optic to arrive, I thought I'd build this Tamiya Ford GT I was never a big fan of this car until I saw this one in a YouTube video set in Dubai about rare cars on offer. It really stood out from the usual blue ones you see a lot of online. I used the Hobby Design AM set with it. Painted in Zero Paints Graphite and Tamiya Red and utilizing the black stripes that came with the kit, I ended up with the below subject. I am really happy with how it came out and it was my first time using SM
  12. Paint arrived this morning, and now the misted base colour is now on. Couple of spots to add more on but yeah, am happy with how it looks. I'll add a clear coat, wash it and then pencil in some lines where needed
  13. all masking done and now waiting on delivery of more paint so I can get the final coat on her:
  14. Sing it with me: "ooh oh, we're half way there...."
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