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#1 Brent

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 01:44 PM

Howdy gang,

 

As some of you know I've been collecting parts for this project. Thanks for Rick and Martin for helping out!

 

My goal is to depict the Spitfire in the sand. My reference is the famous photo with the two Germans posing on it.

 

The challenges are:

  • The base: I've never modeled sand and water.
  • Determining the amount of looting. The seat appears to be gone. What else was looted? (I notice no parts are in the vicinity. I assume parts have been carted off or in the sand.)
  • Weathering: this will be interesting. The interior should be full of sand.
  • What's inside the small (missing) access panel?

Wish me luck!

 

Brent

 

 

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:33 PM

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 03:21 PM

Now this will be cool!

 

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

The panel that is open is access for the radio- which appears to be missing.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:19 PM

This looks like a cracking project Brent. I shall follow with great interest.

 

As far as what's inside, I'd go with half of Calais' beach. The water level appears to have settled in the interior so it would be throughout the whole fuselage. That could make it easier since you won't have to add anything much below the water line.

 

The ripples in the sand might be a challenge. I'm sure you'll come up with an ingenious solution. (I think I'd go with rolled up sausages of two-pack putty blended together).

 

Already looking forward to your first update.

 

Cheers.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:21 PM

I look forward to following your WIP. Great idea!


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:41 PM

Should be good, certainly unique

 

Cheers

 

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 06:57 PM

Brent,

 

Is this the project that you were looking for a Spitfire to start this WIP..

 

I now look forward to it ..

 

Good luck. :m0152:


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Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 04:37 PM

Quite a challenge, the easiest bit is going to be the plane!

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 05:24 PM

Hi Brent,

I was just enjoying re-reading some of the older threads in the GB and wondered if you'd formulated a plan of attack on this diorama?

 

Cheers.



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 09:47 AM

Hi Brent.

Any progress pictures please..

Thank you

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 01:57 AM

So far I have cut up two fuselages (thanks guys!). They both came out well, so I may not need the back up. We shall see.

 

I have decided to use a block of pink foam insulation to carve the base. I will cover the base with plaster to finish the shape. I think I can flow the plaster into the fuse too.

 

No pics yet - soon!

 

I appreciate the interest. :-)

 

Brent


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:39 AM

Sounds promising Brett. Good to hear that the project is progressing. Looking forward to seeing a pic or two when you get the chance.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 02:52 PM

I Hope you don't mind being pushed and nudged for pics... .. :evil_laugh:

 

Nice progress report though..

 

keep up the :goodjob: :party0023:

 

 

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