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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2018, 01:04:53 am »
...When are these 'reviewers' going to LEARN?  :banghead:

Maybe when show judges start looking at reference material and taking points off for inaccurate portrayal of panel lines?

This is why I should never be allowed to judge at a show - i'd use it as an excuse to exercise my petty grievances and trivial dislikes.
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2018, 01:21:46 am »
i thought that was one of the best reasons to volunteer to be a judge, the ability to act them out, within the rules that every other bugger uses to punish those with imagination, and joy.
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2018, 02:18:53 am »

I like how the Vampire T11 build with it's emphasised panel lines is immediately followed by a collection of photos of 1:1 Swedish Vampires exhibiting almost no visible panel lines.



I find the current fashion (and that's what it is) of over emphasising panel lines really, really annoys me. I always say you should remember that when building in 1/72 you are viewing from 72 foot away at a minimum and you tell me then what panel lines you can see ?
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2018, 03:38:56 am »
I have pics of the MiGs at Cosford showing you can't see any panel lines at 6 foot away.

I have got further into the September issue and am finding the article on the 1/72 Abrams frustrating due to it referring to techniques like "black and white colour modulation" while assuming the reader knows what that means.  Yes, I could google it but I shouldn't have to.  The article should be self contained and have a whatchermacallit side bar thingo explaining stuff like this.
Having said that it's a fantastic looking build given the scale.
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2018, 08:10:52 am »
I have pics of the MiGs at Cosford showing you can't see any panel lines at 6 foot away.

I have got further into the September issue and am finding the article on the 1/72 Abrahms frustrating due to it referring to techniques like "black and white colour modulation" while assuming the reader knows what that means.  Yes, I could google it but I shouldn't have to.  The article should be self contained and have a whatchermacallit side bar thingo explaining stuff like this.
Having said that it's a fantastic looking build given the scale.

Yes I took the mag to work to read at break time and several people remarked on the Abrams. They were even more impressed when I pointed out how small it is: they were under the impression that it was about a foot long...

As far as I can tell, 'modulation' is just a fancy word for pre-shading. You can pretty much work out what he did by reading the whole thing and looking at the pictures and captions, even though there isn't a specific explainer.
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2018, 09:13:33 am »


I have got further into the September issue and am finding the article on the 1/72 Abrahms frustrating due to it referring to techniques like "black and white colour modulation" while assuming the reader knows what that means.  Yes, I could google it but I shouldn't have to.  The article should be self contained and have a whatchermacallit side bar thingo explaining stuff like this.
Having said that it's a fantastic looking build given the scale.


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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2018, 04:52:53 am »

As far as I can tell, 'modulation' is just a fancy word for pre-shading. You can pretty much work out what he did by reading the whole thing and looking at the pictures and captions, even though there isn't a specific explainer.

I worked on that assumption as well, but I do agree with Zen that it would really help to have a sidebar.

It's gone on the little list I keep to remind me of suggestions for magazine "teams" on the Sunday at SMW. They tend to  have more time on the Sunday for a short chat  :thumbsup:
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2018, 04:57:56 am »

As far as I can tell, 'modulation' is just a fancy word for pre-shading. You can pretty much work out what he did by reading the whole thing and looking at the pictures and captions, even though there isn't a specific explainer.

I worked on that assumption as well, but I do agree with Zen that it would really help to have a sidebar.

It's gone on the little list I keep to remind me of suggestions for magazine "teams" on the Sunday at SMW. They tend to  have more time on the Sunday for a short chat  :thumbsup:

Can you add to your list for the AMW team a dedicated Rotodyne issue...  ;D
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2018, 10:23:42 am »

Can you add to your list for the AMW team a dedicated Rotodyne issue...  ;D


LOVE that idea.  ;D :thumbsup: :wub:
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2018, 09:03:45 pm »
I assume you mean the modelling aspects of the Rotodyne. One of the restoration mags (Aeroplane or Flypast) just did a development article on the Rotodyne not too long ago.
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2018, 03:48:33 am »
I assume you mean the modelling aspects of the Rotodyne. One of the restoration mags (Aeroplane or Flypast) just did a development article on the Rotodyne not too long ago.

An issue I have not been able to find unfortunately.
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2018, 08:17:55 am »
The December issue has a Whiff build: Modelcollect's 1/72nd E75 hull with a V-1 launcher.

Other builds:
S&M's 1/72nd Bristol Sycamore
Airfix's 1/48th Hunter
Academy's 1/48th Grumman Avenger
Wingman's 1/48th Alpha Jet
RP Models 75mm Sun Tzu figure

Articles:
Alpha Jet history
Sycamore history
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2018, 08:28:00 am »
Picked my copy of the December issue will read it during tonight's shift.

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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2018, 05:51:41 pm »
I'm still reading November.
The Trabant in an aircraft colour scheme seems vaguely familiar for some reason...
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Re: Airfix Model World magazine
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2018, 10:07:20 am »
The V1/E75 build is interesting....the paint on Sun Tzu is awesome....
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