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Offline Modelling_Mushi

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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2016, 01:55:25 am »
Well, I can hear the fat guy and his buggy hurtling around so I guess the GBs coming to an end. Thankfully, I've got one more finished.

Here she is, the Sopwith Sockeye. It's a modified Airfix 1/72  Sopwith Camel with Albatross DVa mainplane (upper) forming the monoplane and a pilot figure from the same (from the kit used for the first build), scratchbuilt floats, fuse wire "wires" (what else would you use wire for  :lol:), and kit decals. Tried to give her a worn and weary look, white oils used on top to fade the olive a bit, paynes grey on the sides and burnt umber / sienna around the engine. Undersides I used a Tamiya smoke wash. All brush painted. Floats and prop done using flesh undercoat and streaky brown on top, followed with gloss for the prop and matt for the floats.











Unfortunately I will not get around to finishing the Lightning (hey, 2 outta 3 aint bad according to Meatloaf) and it will probably feature on the 2017 'clear your workbench GB' somewhere as I will be out of action from Feb to May next year.

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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2016, 02:28:46 am »
Excellent stuff there, love the MONSTER roundels on that wing.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2016, 05:00:42 am »
I really like that  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Can see it operating somewhere in the Eastern Med
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2016, 09:57:10 am »
Wow, that's some great work right there! She's lovely!! I really like your prop and floats.
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2016, 10:46:26 am »
Would make a superb channel based zeppelin interceptor  :thumbsup: excellent execution  :wub:
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2016, 12:14:41 pm »
Very nice work!  :thumbsup:
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2016, 02:30:17 am »
Cool.
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2016, 03:41:22 am »
Nice one, Centurion! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2016, 10:24:00 am »
A great idea beautifully modelled - well done! :thumbsup:

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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2016, 07:37:03 pm »
Neat. :thumbsup:
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2016, 03:12:49 am »
Thanks for the comments guys, been a good GB, some great builds.

Stay safe over Christmas and I'll catch up in May / June 2017.
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Re: I hate biplanes and Mirages
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2017, 04:00:38 pm »
That is so cool ! Love it...the guns, the floats, the wing, the pilot. Rock on !

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