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  1. Of course you can, more than happy to have it seen. Send me the link and feel free to look around at any other photos. Just for the record, my name is Gary Fowkes https://www.facebook.com/glfowkes The build is here https://www.facebook.com/g1models/ Loads more photos of the build here http://photos.kiwimodeller.com/album/1BxQ Cheers Gary
  2. I had it made by an outfit in Auckland NZ called Nova Displays. Yeah I got two of the little monsters (brothers), they come down to the Hobby room and hang out.
  3. Thanks everyone for your kind words. Well if I'd been making a formation plane I could of painted off the nose glazing and it probably would of been ok with what was recommended in the instructions which is 300g, but as I wanted to be able to see through the cockpit area and not see huge chunks of lead etc I had to put it under the Navs area which is a lot further to centre of gravity. In the end I put almost 600g of weight in, this was mostly under the Navs area (under the Mid Upper) with the last 150g actually inside the Navs area painted interior green so you won't see it.
  4. It's me again with yet another 1/32Liberator build from HobbyBoss this time it's the 'D'. Built almost straight from the box, I did add belts, .50 cals from Master Models, National ingsignia Stencils from DN-Models and standard Stencils from Profimodeller. Painted with Gunze Acrylics and Lacquer paints and weathered with Ammo of Mig washes etc. For all the Facebook users who are bored of seeing me spamming this, sorry :D
  5. I've always said self commendation is no recommendation. I'm happy to laugh and joke when at shows about my our stuff but there are much better modellers out there. It took years before I started entering competitions with my models, but these days I generally walk away with at least one 1st, but I still don't rate my stuff that high especially when I see some of the works of people on here for example. Yes I'm very happy with the outcome of this kit, Initially I wasn't going to share it outside of my own space but as more and more people have seen it they've either shared it or
  6. I like this, makes me want to start mine.
  7. Thanks all, just a post on how I do my metal finish, not a lot different to a million other ways but, I'd like to think it's my way. Step 1 - You airbrush the Alclad Bright Silver Candy Base over the section you want to paint. The Alclad paint is rock solid and was dry to the touch within half an hour. Step 2 - Mask off random panels, I used Post it Notes as they are very low tack and give a razor sharp edge. I then mix Dark Aluminium or any other of the silver based paints from Alclad with the Alclad base and lightly spray the masked off panels. Other panels I've used the
  8. The markings on the rear stabilisers are painted using masks from DN-Models, the rest of the markings i.e. the wings and fuse are the kit decals, I was unsure if I could match the blue in the Stars n Bars so went with the decals and a good slathering of Mr Markset solution.
  9. Thanks folks, didn't expect such a warm welcome so yeah I'll definitely be posting more stuff here. I've got the HK B-17 and the B-25 on the rack of shame so I feel your pain Gewehr The ball turret isn't positional but with a bit of modification it can be, I replaced the rather thin rod that holds it with a brass insert, then used a piece of brass tubing to sleeve it so its got a friction fit, it will drop out if I'm not careful lol Not sure what to build next, I've got the HK Lanc, 3 more HK B-25's and a shite load of other stuff if you've registered on Scalemates you should be
  10. It was an absolute doosey to build it literally fell together, most of the kit was almost push fit, it went together that well. I was able to build the whole cockpit area and all the interior as dry fit then take it apart and paint it. I'm definitely going to be getting at least one more of these and the D, the D I'll do as a Mk. III in RAF use, either as Coastal Command or 205 Group.
  11. I'm a coward when it comes to sharing my stuff, I model mostly for the art ,accuracy plays 2nd place and I see too many trolls on the various forums who will spend more time belittling a kit for it's shortcomings than they do actually building it, this puts me off posting outside of my comfort zone. I have people tell me my stuff is good but to be honest I still lack confidence, this is my 1st push and you'll probably see it posted over Facebook a lot. At least I've got my 5 minutes of fame, it's all downhill from here I've posted the build log on Facebook and a couple forums, someone s
  12. Hey folks, I'm normally a lurker here, I don't tend to post outside of my regular sites just read other peoples stuff. But I've been told I should post this over here so here I am, cap in hand showing you my finished bird. It's out the box and yes I'm fully aware of all the shortcomings of the kit, Davis Wing, Turrets yardy yar etc etc I've put Master Model Barrels on it and some RB belts, not that you can see them, but other than that she's El Naturel Finished in Alclad, Gunze and Ushchi metal powders, weathered with Mig products. Thanks for looking and be gentle........
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