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My other hobby....but still WW2 :)

Article about: Hi guys This forum looks like the best place to put this. I thought i'd share with you my other hobby. As a young lad I, like many others of my generation made airfix kits. At that age they

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    Many thanks for all your comments guys.......it is much appreciated. I think we all should keep the kid inside us alive !!

    Anyway, here are the models I made prior to moving onto the diorama. I had always wanted to move on from the 1/72nd scale Airfix models to the BIG 1/24th scale ones, but somehow my paper round money always seemed to go on other things.

    I told my wife about this in passing one day and, 2 months later, bless her, I got the 1/24th Spitfire for my birthday !!!! The Hurricane and Messerschmitt were added within a couple of months.

    Looking back on them now I see them as 'trials' for the diorama. My painting skills weren't as honed....nor my mastery of the damn glue pot. But still.....not bad attempts I think . They sit on top of the wardrobe in my computer/war room.



    Firstly the Spitfire. As with all these models I insist on painting every little detail, even the bits you can't normally see ! The pilot is fully kitted out as is the engine. Only flaw with this one is I didn't paint the struts in the canopy for some reason.









    Now the Hurricane......Much better at the detail on this one and a steadier hand as well









    And lastly the Messerschmitt. I am afraid it was this model when i lost my love affair with Airfix and shifted to Tamiya models. The kit didn't fit together right and required a lot of modification. Also, most of the decals fell apart before I could so much as touch them. Hence why there are no markings on the wings (although you can see the stain where i tried applying one on the port wing but that too fell to bits), and the ones on the fuselage are cracked and falling to bits.

    However, I did get practice at 'mottling' and fine detail so I suppose it wasn't all bad








    Anyways....there ya go. 6 foot 3 and still 12 inside

    relichunter

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    Very nice!
    I know the feeling, I am 6.1 feet and I have just sold my HO Marklin train & faller car systeme, form the 60'ties..... and I MIS IT!!!
    But I still have my Palitoy Action Man (60'ties as well) collection!!!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    The wife shouldn't laugh. Thats an awsome thing you've made and it should be treasured. I think its amazing.

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    Great work,nice details.Keep us up to date on the new projects.

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    Looks vere nice, I'm building models my self, have don that in 15 years, but was forst to clean out when I became father Now I building a 1:40 German type XXI U-Boat! As a model builder my self I realy like what you have don here!

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    Very nice.

    I also am a big fan of model building and have been for years.
    I will get a few pics of my creations up shortly.
    Currently working on an Afrika Korps diorama with a Panzer IV and a Sdkfz 232 8 rad.

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    1/40th U-Boat ? WOW !!! That'll be amazing ! Post pic's when you've completed it.

    And yes bmoore....post some pics !!!

    relichunter

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    My other hobby as well.
    I will do this in several posts.
    First an BF109E In the North Africa Campaign.
    The Pilot is Hans-Joachim Marseille.
    Scale 1/32 Old Airfix kit doctored up a bit.
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    SBD Dauntless Battle of Coral Sea USS Lexington

    1/32 Scale Detailed Cockpits and 30 cal. guns
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    A couple of 1/72 scale Revell U-Boats Type VIIC

    One is a work in progress. Water diorama...

    And coming up shortly...1/35 scale King Tiger...
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