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Dr_GMJN04/06/2020 16:40:28
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Hello all, I thought I'd post some of my non-working models. I've always been intereseted in building kits, mainly plastic, but I've recently dabbled in paper, and of course now I'm trying my hand at metal with the Stuart 10V. Anyway, here are a few of my recent builds.

First - plastic:

1:32 Wingnut Wings SE.5a - with lots of scratchbuilt additions:









1:72 Hasegawa Polikarpov I-16 - scratchbuilt interior and other details:







1:72 Tamiya Spitfire Mk1a - plus a lot of extras including resin engine and gun bays:



1:32 Eduard Westland Lysander - with a lot of scratchbuilt details:







1:72 Tamiya Mitsubishi Zero:





1:72 Airfix Bristol Bulldog - lots of scratchbuilt detail & 3D printed bombs:







And some ships built from pre-printed card.

1:250 Mellum:





1:250 Emden:









1:250 Corvette "Battleford":





Current work in progress is a 1:12 Tamiya McLaren MP4/6 with a lot of extra detail added:











Thanks!

Baz04/06/2020 16:54:26
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Absolutely fantastic work!

Brian Baker 104/06/2020 17:02:04
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Great effort, Dr GMJN, good to see paper modeling still going on.

When I was a little boy, on the way to my weekly visit to my Gran, I had to pass the micromodels shop in Theoabalds Road Holborn, which had a very high window, and marvelling at the tiny paper models there.

I still have a big collection.

Good luck with the 10V.

Regards

Brian

Dr_GMJN04/06/2020 17:12:12
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Thanks Both!

Brian - I was inspired to have a go at paper model ships after visiting the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg (a great museum btw, as are several others nearby). The museum has a huge collection of model ships; some of the scratchbuilt paper ones were breathtaking. They also have some beautifully complex model ship engines.

Mine are all made by HMV, a German manufacturer. I also buy the optional laser-cut card detail sets for things like railings. They really add a lot to the models.

Michael Gilligan04/06/2020 17:28:43
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Beautifully done

MichaelG.

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P.S.

Please tell us about working the Carbon-Kevlar

assuming that’s what it really is.

Henry Brown04/06/2020 18:02:26
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Amazing! You must have a steadier hand then I do...

Steviegtr04/06/2020 18:44:08
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Stunning work Dr_GMJN. That engine is a work of art..

Steve.

Barrie Lever04/06/2020 19:48:38
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Very nice work, good to see.

The airbox base for the V12 is trick, how did you get the carbon effect finish?

B.

Edited By Barrie Lever on 04/06/2020 19:49:39

Ramon Wilson04/06/2020 19:55:17
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As an avid plastic modeller too Dr G I'd ust like to congratulate you on some truly superb results. I admire your ability to deal with 1/72 - much to small for me now, confirmed 1/32 scale addict I'm afraid. That said theres still one or two 1/48 in the stash including the Lysander - your rendition of it is particularly inspirational - I see Eduard has just re-released it again.

Currently (when time allows) working on a Phantom F4-J but due to many 'external factors' which has been affecting all modelling attentions for some time its slow going at the moment.

Though I've never attempted paper modelling I do like to see what others do with it - at one time we had a member in our Norwich group who was very talented, again some superb results but it's been some time since we saw him or his work.

Keep up that fine work and good luck with that Number Ten - if you approach that in the same manner as you have these models you'll have no problems I'm sure

 

Regards - Ramon

Edited By Ramon Wilson on 04/06/2020 19:56:35

Dr_GMJN04/06/2020 22:44:28
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Thanks very much for the nice comments all. Much appreciated.

Ramon - I made an error with the Lysander description, yes it's of course 1:48 (not sure why I can edit some of my posts, but not others...). Anyway, the Eduard kit is based on the old Gavia boxing, and to be honest it's not great. It took a lot of work to get everything to fit, never mind adding all the extra details. The whole build was featured in Scale Aviation Modeller International a couple of years ago.

Re. the carbon parts on the MP4/6: they are just decals. They are not easy to apply to complex parts becasue they don't like compound curves at all. I tend to make templates and try to put the joint lines along radiussed edges so they're not so obvious. Decal softener and heat also helps:






The brake ducts are simulated carbon/carbon, the inlet tray carbon/kevlar (which were very brittle for some reason). Again, softener and heat got them to work eventually:


My CDO wouldn't let me duplicate Honda's full-sized efforts, so I made mine a bit neater...


Cheers.

Michael Gilligan04/06/2020 22:58:21
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Amazing work with those decals

Thanks for the explanation yes

MichaelG.

Kiwi Bloke05/06/2020 08:25:20
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Beautiful work!

Sad to see that Wingnut Wings is closing.

Ramon Wilson05/06/2020 08:44:15
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Must admit Dr G I didn't notice your typo on the Lysander - just assumed it was as you say the old Gavia kit as released by Edu. You have made a stunning job of it I must say. I have an Edu version but wait, ever in hope, that one of the mainstream manufacturers will produce a a 1/32 version.

As above your results with the carbon decals are outstanding - something I try to advoid for the most part as I prefer weathered subjects - most decals usually proving to bright to match the subject despite best efforts to tone down.

As you intimate in your initial post I too am somewhat reluctant to bring 'plastic modelling' into a Model Engineering environment but I do know from posting on Model Engine Maker there are many who like to see what others do beside machining metal. No doubt many others who visit these pages will agree with that sentiment as well.

Best Regards - Ramon

Ady105/06/2020 09:52:28
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They look like you can just pour in some fuel... and off they'd go. Lovely.

My eyes would fall out of my head if I tried to do such precise work

Dr_GMJN05/06/2020 10:21:40
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Posted by Kiwi Bloke on 05/06/2020 08:25:20:

Beautiful work!

Sad to see that Wingnut Wings is closing.

Yes, great shame. I was looking forward to their 1:32 Lancaster, although I was going to get the cockpit only version. Hopefully another manufacturer might step in and buy the moulds.

Dr_GMJN05/06/2020 10:24:57
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Posted by Ramon Wilson on 05/06/2020 08:44:15:

Must admit Dr G I didn't notice your typo on the Lysander - just assumed it was as you say the old Gavia kit as released by Edu. You have made a stunning job of it I must say. I have an Edu version but wait, ever in hope, that one of the mainstream manufacturers will produce a a 1/32 version.

As above your results with the carbon decals are outstanding - something I try to advoid for the most part as I prefer weathered subjects - most decals usually proving to bright to match the subject despite best efforts to tone down.

As you intimate in your initial post I too am somewhat reluctant to bring 'plastic modelling' into a Model Engineering environment but I do know from posting on Model Engine Maker there are many who like to see what others do beside machining metal. No doubt many others who visit these pages will agree with that sentiment as well.

Best Regards - Ramon

Thanks Ramon. Re. the Lysander - you probably know that Matchbox made a 1:32 Lysander, re-boxed by Revell. I built one in the dim and distant past. A long way from state-of-the-art, but I think it would be a good base for some added detail. I was brought up on Matchbox kits, and have a soft spot for them even now. I picked up their old Heyford kit at the Telford show last year and am really looking forward to building it.

Dr_GMJN05/06/2020 10:27:15
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Posted by Ady1 on 05/06/2020 09:52:28:

They look like you can just pour in some fuel... and off they'd go. Lovely.

My eyes would fall out of my head if I tried to do such precise work

Thanks! My visual near point is gradually catching up with my far point, so for detail work I now have to use some magnyfying glasses. It took three attempts to find ones I could actually use, but now I'm pretty much back to where I was 20 years ago in terms of near vision. A good LED light is essential too.

Cheers.

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