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#1 airscale

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:00 PM

for the first time in my modelling life, i have just truly finished a model - there is nothing that needs doing - it is done..

 

 

I feel bereft...

 

I have no stash to turn to, I just don't keep models as they are too much of a distraction and would eye me from the shelf saying 'start me' causing me to probably talk myself into stopping what I was doing and maybe just open the box for a look....then it would start..... I would be two timing...

 

I have spent the best part of 48hrs thinking about what to choose to do next - it is a bit different for me as each project is committing to 18 months to 2 years, and actually I can choose anything as I quite like to scratchbuild, but even so, I feel almost mournful and am finding it hard to make any sort of decision...

 

I guess I have a few considerations:

 

It must be 1/18 scale

It must have a prop

Preferably single seater

It must be in natural metal finish as I like to skin in real metal

It has to be well documented with preferably an extant example to crawl all over

 

I had a few contenders

 

A Fairey Firefly

 

this is top of my wishlist, but I don't think a single one was ever natural metal, I think that is a silver paint job..

 

 

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A P40B

 

I could convert this from the HpH kit to this early model - I love the idea of that metal finish, but didn't VFS do a 1/8 P40 so it wouldn't be unique

 

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A P51B

 

Again, this would be like my recent Spitfire, an HpH kit to start, but doesn't everyone do P51's...

 

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A JF2 Duck

 

this is my 'out there' contender, as amazingly HpH do a kit of it too and I like I could just walk right in and get stuck into something really esoteric - same as the Firefly though, I don't think that is natural metal, I think its paint, or maybe it is natural but anodised or something..

 

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I need help, I need inspiration, I need guidance, I need to know how others deal with choice after a build as I am completely new to it..

 

would be really interested in what you guys do & how you choose, and maybe a firm hand that says 'get over yourself Peter, now sit down and build a

fecking XXXX'

 

TIA

Peter

 


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#2 mozart

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:03 PM

How about a Harvard II or later Peter? Lots of examples to look at and some really attractive finishes, many NMF.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:50 PM

Well, one suggestion - wait until you star assembling a couple of parts of something for just because, then you will freceive the answer of what to start building...
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:06 PM

For me ,the duck or firefly !!....Harv

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

I honestly cant believe there is even  a discussion here.............

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:19 PM

 

 

finished a model... wow.. now what?

 

A lie down

 

Richard


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

Well Peter...

I look forward to your next Epic of a build.
:yahoo:

I would love to see the JF2 DUCK... it has gotten WINGY THINGY but also had that extra something!

Your choice no matter what will be exciting to watch...

Have a break and then start ..... SOON..
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:26 PM

XP-38. The coolest natural metal plane ever made.

Tim
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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), 1/32 Trumpy Me-109E-4, and some others.....

On deck: Can't choose between 190D-13 "Yellow 10", Hase P-47D, or Tamiya Corsair....

Completed in 2015: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

Ok....................if it ISNT going to be a restart of the twin kitty, how about THE coolest NMF (sorry Tim :lol: ) twin ever?

 

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Hughes-XF-11-Experimental-Reconnaissance

 

 

 

 

CRAP, now that Im looking at the XF-11, what I always thought was a NMF, now looks like AF gray to me??


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

Hands down : the Duck ! You day HpH do one in big scale :frantic: ?

For the one on the pic, it believe it was NMF for the fuselage, and the wings were doped, most likely yellow on this one ;)

Hubert

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:13 PM

Ok....................if it ISNT going to be a restart of the twin kitty, how about THE coolest NMF (sorry Tim :lol: ) twin ever?

 

I call serious bullshit!!!


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In progress: 1/32 Trumpy P-38L (very slowly), 1/32 Trumpy Me-109E-4, and some others.....

On deck: Can't choose between 190D-13 "Yellow 10", Hase P-47D, or Tamiya Corsair....

Completed in 2015: Hasegawa F6F-3 Hellcat, Hase Me-163 Jagerfaust , 1/16 Fokker DVII Scratchbuilt Wooden Skeleton

 


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

I call serious bullshit!!!

 

 

Hell, how that Im looking at it, it might not even be NMF


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:10 PM

Sea Hornet Sea Hornet Sea Hornet Sea Hornet Sea Hornet Sea Hornet Sea Hornet

 

 

 

One track mind over here

 

 

 

 

Matt  :frantic:


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:22 PM

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I'm a Vegan, this is the first time I've ever ordered Duck.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 09:25 PM

If not finishing the Sea Hornet or Tigercat, it just has to be the Firefly.
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