Off Topic Scale models...plastic kits.

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  1. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

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    I never done anymore now until July, with work and house stuff getting in way!!
    Had a week at the caravan early July, so done this one up there. Really easy this one, and was only a cheapy at £12.
    Pleased with it though.....another one where the engine is on show, rather than covered with fairings.
    Yamaha Virago XV1000
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    My favourite bike of all time the one we usually get out when we visit Zante the hire shops always seem to have loads of these.
     
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    Is the petrol tank on these a fake tank? Seems there is another tank under the seat.
     
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    I don’t know mate it’s my mate who hires it for us but I know you are forever filling it up so I would suggest that is the tank, tiny isn’t it .
     
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    Next up was the Kawasaki ZXRR Ninja....and what a model this one is.
    My son bought me this for Father's Day, and I enjoyed every minute of doing this one.
    The level of detail on this is superb, i just hoped I could do it justice.
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    i had one of those a few years back, first shaft driven bike I’ve had. Great bike and very comfortable but I had to get back to my Suzuki’s
     
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    you really do have a talent there mate, wished I had half the patience you have. I bet your kids love how easy it is to buy presents for your birthday and for Christmas
     
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    Next up was Saturn V rocket used in the Apollo moon missions. I enjoyed this one, but it was trickier than it looks....
    All painted, ready for decals.
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    The Lunar Excursion Module. This is the part that lands on the moon.
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    Service Module (arrowed) is the part that exploded during Apollo 13. The part above that is the Command Module. This the module that returns to earth.
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    The top part is to protect the Command Module during launch, and is jettisoned soon after.
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    All done. To get an idea of size, the people on the model base are to scale.
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    All finished....or is it?
     
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    I then turned it into this.....

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    Now its finished.
     
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    Had a week up the caravan again, and done this one up there, a VW Samba Bus.
    Not too happy with this one. I think I rushed it a bit, so not as good as I had hoped. I left it at the caravan, so will probably re-do a few bits next whenever we are allowed to go again.
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    Last one for 2020.....a Leopard tank.
    Built as per instructions, but nothing painted in progress, all done at the end.
    I had bought an airbrush and compressor kit, so this was just a cheapy (£11) to practice on, and wasn't too concerned about messing it up.
    I wanted to do a rough, weathered, winter camo version, rather than the all over green that it was meant to be.
    Quite pleased with how this turned out....i just didnt want a "new" looking tank.

    Spray booth needs a bit work.....
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    Thats it for now.
    Next one will be an Iron Maiden "Aces High" Spitfire which was a Christmas gift.
    Was hoping to get it started this week, but I've got a feeling that the boxes of laminate flooring, tins of paint and pack of brushes/rollers that the wife bought today might put pay to that.
    "There's some stuff in the car, can you bring it in".....i was expecting a bloody couple of bags of shopping.
     
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    Tank looking brilliant mate, if that was a first go with your new sprayer than it’s a success.
     
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    Thanks for that mate. It was my first attempt with it. I sprayed the ends of plastic spoons to get the hang of it first.
     
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    Came out great
     
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