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  1. Cheers...however, I rarely build the same subject twice so this is probably it for me with the MF. :-) Cheers mate. Don't worry, we will eventually... ;-)
  2. You always did have a way with words... 😂 As we've said before, 3D printing is going to be a game changer... As far as the designs go- I don't know how you do it! 👍 Dean
  3. One of my quickest ever builds at five hours total, here's the Bandai 1/350 Millennium Falcon which I've just finished. A snap kit, which was perfectly moulded with no fit problems at all, only let down by the thick and unsticky stickers. Tiny little thing, less than four inches long, but I've photographed it with a single directional light source and fiddled with the backgrounds a bit, to give it a more suitable setting... Cheers, Dean
  4. Right, five hours work and it's finished. I'll do some proper photography later, but for now, here's the FHoJiTG... Now...what's next? Dean
  5. I've got to say I'm a fan of Bandai. Ever since Rich introduced me to their stuff last year, I've been amazed at the quality of moulding, detail and fit. I know snap kits aren't usually considered 'serious' modelling, but I don't care- not a drop of glue used or needed on this, let alone filler!
  6. No waterslide decals were included, Paul. I spent the midnight hour last night applying dilapidation to the craft, and kept it pretty subtle. I had to play with the contrast on these photos to make it visible. To the naked eye, it looks ok without being overpowering on such a small model. Here's a few closeups: The main model snapped together perfectly in seconds last night, so all I've got to do is paint the gun barrels on the laser turrets and snap them on, and it's finished. Nice quick build, this... Finished photos soon, Dean
  7. I've just finished one all-red aeroplane, so I'm going to be doing the silver one with the blue spinner... 🙂
  8. Well, the stickers were a bust. Too big for the panels, thick, not very sticky and quite pixelated. I painted the panels in hull red, sky grey and desert yellow with a tiny brush and much holding of breath. Also, the cockpit windows and the view windows top and bottom centre were painted. Weathering next... Dean
  9. Visiting Australia last year I happened to walk into a toy shop in Brisbane and found they were selling the Bandai Star Wars kits. I treated myself to a Star Destroyer and the Millennium Falcon, the latter for the princely sum of AU$29.99: As a palate cleanser between more involved builds, I decided to have a go at it today. It's a pretty simple snap together kit: I'm always impressed with Bandai's mouldings. They may be expensive, but there's no flash anywhere and the fit is no less than perfect. Consulting with a knowledgeable party (cheers Rich) about colours, I decided that the kit was already moulded in the appropriate colour, so I decided to go full retro in this build and do it without painting it, and even use the stickers! :-) I applied a grey home made pastel wash to the bare plastic, and it took perfectly: The amount of detail on this kit is amazing- the whole spacecraft is less than four inches long in this scale: Stickers next... More when it happens, Dean
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    Airfix Gnat

    Hi all, Here's the 1/48 Airfix Gnat with the markings from the rereleased kit. It was built for the September issue of Airfix Model World magazine, and incorporates aftermarket resin cockpit and seats, wheel wells, and electronics bay. Paint was AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium and Vallejo Fluorescent Fire Orange for the tanks. First, some walk around shots: And a few shots from the magazine article: Cheers, Dean
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    Ki-45 Toryu

    Thanks for the comments, chaps. 🙂 More comments than 'likes'? Blimey, are they on ration or something..? 😉
  12. I don't know what kit this is for, but I want to go out and buy one now, just so you can print these for me... 😉 Nice work, both of you!
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    Ki-45 Toryu

    Hi all, I'm now able to show you the Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Ki-45 Toryu I recently built completely out-of-the-box for AMW magazine. It was painted in Tamiya acrylics and Mr Color lacquers were used for the freehanded reticulated camo pattern. First, a few walk around shots... ...followed by a few flyaround shots from the magazine article, some showing the cowlings removed... ...and a few in-progress shots showing the internal detail which in most cases is now hidden away forever... Cheers, Dean
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    My First Jet

    Thanks...it was a great experience! 🙂 I only take my flying suit when I know I'm going flying...I knew I was doing it before I left England so I packed it in my case. As for the gloves- I've been flying in them for 27 years, and I'm only on my second pair. I'm only 1/48 scale... 😉 Thanks. 🙂 Dean
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