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  1. monthebiff

    Wingnut’s Halberstadt

    Really nice finish Guy. Regards.Andy
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    Mojo gone missin...

    Not only your work but your output is incredible Kent with no simple builds and all heavy mod stuff as well. Leave it for a while or just build something different strictly OOB and hopefully the juices will flow again pretty soon! Regards.Andy
  3. My favourite pre shade technique as well John, work a treat for me. This really is looking mighty fine Brian! Regards.Andy
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    1/32 Trumpeter Me 262A-1a "Yellow 3"

    Absolutely stunning paint job John, lovely work. Regards.Andy
  5. So first new project of the year for me is the Wingnut Wings Halberstadt CI.II from the Duellist boxing. First thing for me was to see how the kit supplied lozenge decals would work as I had heard they had made some changes to make them look a little less stark with more texture much like Aviattic's offering. So away I went and to be honest I was pretty dissapointed as although they are Cartograph printed the seem pretty thick and difficult to make them conform to curved surfaces etc and with very little handling the colour is rubbng away leaving the white layer behind. Decals on. Wingnut Wings have definately spent some time working on the look of the lozenge decals suppied in the kit and they look much better, The fact Wingnut's have done this is pretty amusing after listening to a Richard Alexander interview regarding AM deatails and add on's.......I guess if you can't beat em' join em' then. Personally I was'nt happy with the way they performed so stripped them of and pre-shadded the wings in readiness for replacement Aviattic decals. Aviattic decals cut out and ready for application. Also got all of the main fuselage parts base painted ready for detail painting and weathering. So far a really nice kit again from WnW but in places as ever the fit is just non existant or very tight and in these area's I wonder "Do these guys actually try building there own test shots" as if they did they would make changes you would think!! Time to get a gloss coat on and start detail painting and weathering of the cockpit. Regards. Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Thought it may end up being a mess but all good in the end Kev. Should look pretty interesting with the rest of the scheme and markings applied. Regards.Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Thank you, next step is to seal the effect in and finish painting and decals on the fuselage. Oh and fit the tail feathers! Regards.Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Hi Karim and thanks for looking in. I did indeed use the Wingnuts suggested technique and it worked like a dream! I mixed 50/ 50 ratio paint to thinners and played with my airbrush settings, didn't take to long so happy days! Regards. Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    So the stipple effect has been applied now after playing around with airbrush pressure and paint thinning, thus was applied once I had sprayed a very thin brown glaze to bring together and mute the bright camo colours a little. Pretty happy with how that turned out, now to finish pairing the cowls etc and move on the decalling. Regards.Andy
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    Is WNW nearing the end of its run?

    My LVG lower wings from my Camel Duellist set, and no damage whatsoever to any of the packaging!! Fortunately Hannants sent my out a new sprue with no issues. Regards.Andy
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    Bf 110E-3/trop 2.(H)/14 North Africa

    Brilliant work and as Max and I can attest to is that the Dragon nacelles are very difficult, build from the bottom up always!! Regards. Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Base camoflage colours sprayed on to the fuselage and centre wing section. Not sure but think I'm going to spray a very thin brown glaze over this to bring the colours together a littke more before adding the stippple pattern. Regards.Andy
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    Is WNW nearing the end of its run?

    Couldn't agree more, I have a fair few WnW in the stash and love building them but they are nowhere near Tamiya levels of engineering and sometimes you have to wonder if the guys at WnW ever build any of their own test shots as stuff doesn't fit, overly tight etc and the latest Halberstadt sprue's have an awful lot of flash for a brand new state of the art kit . Don't get any of that with Tamiya stuff. Regards.Andy
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    Badger airbrush problem

    Could be the PTFE needle packing, best to send away for repair. Regards. Andy
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    B17G "D Day Doll"

    Looks amazing!! Regards. Andy
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    BF-110G4, Dragon + AIMs = 2Z+AA

    Hope all goes well Shawn and I remember and feel your pain. The final piece if the jigsaw in mine is being put in place in the next week or so with the house sale finally being finalised. Strangely for me if life is throwing crap my way I always head to the bench as I just get lost in the build and forget about what's going on in real life for a while. Looking years to seeing your G-4 back on the bench soon! Regards.Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Hanks Gaz, It's Gumnetal.Grey from the Vallejo acrylic Metal Color range followed by a brushing with Tamiya metalics weathering pallet. Those paints are amazing and a nice range of colours. They spray beautifully from the bottle and hand paint equally as nicely over a base layer. Regards.Andy
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    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Thank you for your comments guys and some more progress made with the fuselage and cowlings all fitted and pretty close to getting some colour on. Think something went wrong while closing up as I had some slight mis-alignment issue's which reulted in a very tight fit at the front end while glueing the foward cowls on place. Looking foward to having a crack at that stipple cammo scheme now. Regards. Andy
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    1/24 Royal Navy Sea Mosquito TR33

    Wow, that is super nice!! Regards. Andy
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    AMC Dh.9 WNW

    Stunning finish as always Matt. Regards. Andy
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    1/32 Trumpeter Me 262A-1a "Yellow 3"

    Superb John! Regards.Andy
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    Do 335 B-2, Eastern Front What If

    Excellent work Ray, that bay looks stunning!! Regards.Andy
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    Guess what? Another Lanc

    It's in great condition and a wonderful exhibit, think I spent more time around her with the uncoming at the time HK releasethan the rest of the museum to be honest. Sounds very interesting and you are very lucky to have that log book! Regards. Andy
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    Guess what? Another Lanc

    Cool pictures Max, is the second one from the exhibit at IWM London as it looks familiar? Took loads of pictures on my visit last year! Regards.Andy
  25. monthebiff

    1/32 WnW Halberstadt CI.II (Late)

    Now have the cockpit completed with HGW belts and a light coat of flat varnish misted over. Also have the engine painted and complete and added to the engine bearers with the completed interior assembly now ready for fitting into the fuselage. Managed to get the fuselage halves together which is a super tight but good fit and currently drying with plenty of tape around it at the moment. Regards. Andy