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GROUP BUILDS => 2009 Group Builds => The Knackers Yard => HOG memorial GB => Topic started by: Eddie M. on November 19, 2009, 02:37:56 pm

Title: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 19, 2009, 02:37:56 pm
I've been troubled about missing this build because I would be able to do something up to HOG's legacy, but then I had a thought. He liked my work when I did something my way, so that's how I'll do it. This project is possible because BdaB sent me a Airfix Wellington some time back. I never figured I could come up with a good idea to put it together until now. Photos later....... :cheers:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 19, 2009, 05:53:26 pm
I'm really glad to see you join in the fun Eddie, and doubly pleased that you found a use for the Wellie, although I have a feeling it may not look like the picture on the box when it's finished.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 19, 2009, 06:04:04 pm
I'm really glad to see you join in the fun Eddie, and doubly pleased that you found a use for the Wellie, although I have a feeling it may not look like the picture on the box when it's finished.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher

It might look a tad different. ;)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 19, 2009, 06:53:32 pm
Here's the beginnings of the build. I don't want to let the cat out of the bag of what I envision just yet for fear of starting a riot. ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Nov09008.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Nov09031.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Daryl J. on November 19, 2009, 08:43:45 pm
Grab yer pitchforks!!!!! 



Looking forward to seeing this one!    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: nev on November 19, 2009, 10:46:22 pm
Hmmmm, so you've started by blanking off the wing slots.....
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: JayBee on November 19, 2009, 11:06:29 pm
Hmmmm, so you've started by blanking off the wing slots.....

Only one!
He's doing an asymetric gunship :wacko: :blink:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: PR19_Kit on November 20, 2009, 02:12:04 am
Hmmmm, so you've started by blanking off the wing slots.....

Only one!
He's doing an asymetric gunship :wacko: :blink:

Nah, that's just to put us off. It's a Wellicopter!  :lol:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on November 20, 2009, 02:52:46 am
Okay, you got my attention......  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 20, 2009, 03:54:50 am
Hmmmm, so you've started by blanking off the wing slots.....

Yes and sanding off all the raised detail. I tried cutting and moving the wing slot out in it's self, but that was a pain in the rear, so I filled the other with sheet styrene. Luckily for me, my plans included what were required in the rules or a would have been SOL. I will be adding parts from a Spitfire and F4U. ;D
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 20, 2009, 04:58:42 pm
Alright Folks, here it is. The "Rutan" Wellington...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Nov09003.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Mossie on November 21, 2009, 09:20:58 am
Ooohhh!  An early lighter version of the Vickers Type C!  Liking the direction so far Eddie! :party:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 21, 2009, 02:10:17 pm
Brilliant Eddie! HOG would be smiling for sure!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: ChernayaAkula on November 21, 2009, 03:52:42 pm
Oh yeah! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/diablotin.gif) That's heading in a very promising direction!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 27, 2009, 04:55:30 pm
The dream has stepped over into reality.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Nov09007.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: pyro-manic on November 27, 2009, 05:15:45 pm
Oh, excellent. ;D
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on November 29, 2009, 05:49:39 pm
Impressive is not an impressive enough word to tell you how impressed I am with your Rutan-esque Wellie, Eddie! I saw some discussion regarding the placement of the canards over on the post pics thread, but I keep remembering that modeling mantra: "If it looks right, it IS right", and this baby looks right to me!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on November 30, 2009, 07:11:47 pm
Thank you Pyro and BdaB!
   I am taking the advice of a dual nose gear wheel set up. I had a well installed, but I removed for the modification. It has now been modified and back in the aircraft. Here's how it looked after I ripped out was a hack saw.;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Nov09003-1.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 01, 2009, 01:25:39 pm
I always enjoy seeing your kit surgery, Eddie and this update is no exception. I think modifying the nose gear is a great solution and knowing you, when this baby is complete, people will think the kit is supposed to be built that way!
 :bow: :bow:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 01, 2009, 01:59:35 pm
Thanks Brian. ;D   My biggest shock is, I just saw that it's due in a very short time in the future. :o I guess I'd better stop with the modifications and finish up. :party:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 01, 2009, 05:30:09 pm
Well Eddie, so far we've only got three participants. Everyone seems to be at a similar stage in their projects, so I'm hopeful they'll all vote for an extension.
:cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on December 01, 2009, 05:34:11 pm
I was certainly planning to plead for an extension: having rotten luck time-wise at the moment..... :banghead:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 01, 2009, 05:58:57 pm
I'm going to try and come close as I can. The extention, if there is one, sounds like it might come in handy.

Here it it is up on the gear.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09019.jpg)

and the bomb bay made from F-22 parts

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09001.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09003.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Ed S on December 01, 2009, 06:17:26 pm
It's coming along nicely.  The bomb bay looks good. 

Ed
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 02, 2009, 12:29:33 am
The thought of parts from an F-22 used on a Wellington is totally MIND boggling! I love it, well done indeed!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 02, 2009, 01:49:09 am
It's eerie how that F-22 bay fits the Wellie like a glove! Eddie, you've got a sixth sense when it comes to finding just the right part!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: TsrJoe on December 02, 2009, 05:10:07 am
this looks a really cool build, def looking forward to seeing it completed, Vickers had a few canard bomber projects proposed, yours looks like a 'might have been' when compared to the proposed designs  :bow:

 :cheers: joe
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 03, 2009, 07:03:25 pm
Thank y'all very much. :D Your comments are greatly appreciated.

I used 1/48 Spitfire props with the tips cut down and a 500lbs bomb top for the spinners
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09003-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 06, 2009, 03:19:11 pm
I added a weapons pylon from a Super Hornet to give the tail a bigger profile and I refined the spinners a bit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09001-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09011.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09010.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on December 06, 2009, 07:02:05 pm
Looking good Eddie - very nice work.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 07, 2009, 01:58:48 pm
That tail modification really looks good Eddie! You've got an enviable sixth sense of what works!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 13, 2009, 08:26:58 pm
I think it's about ready for paint. If the weather doesn't warm up soon, it's gonna be brush work. I think I'm going to do it that way regardless because of an article I saw in FSM where a very talented modeler from Italy did with a brush and it looked outstanding!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09002.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Sauragnmon on December 13, 2009, 09:02:40 pm
There's a wicked looking piece of aircraft.  Seriously cool work, Eddie.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 14, 2009, 02:29:51 am
Most excellent, Eddie! Looks like you're getting close to the finish line!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Ed S on December 14, 2009, 07:03:51 am
Looking good, Eddie.  You've done your usual excellent job of blending the parts together in new ways that look like they were designed to fit that way.

Ed
Title: Don't Dis Brush Work!
Post by: sequoiaranger on December 14, 2009, 08:46:16 am
>I think it's about ready for paint. If the weather doesn't warm up soon, it's gonna be brush work. I think I'm going to do it that way regardless because of an article I saw in FSM where a very talented modeler from Italy did with a brush and it looked outstanding!<

I have done many "brush" works that I am proud of. It does take a little more care to make it look as good as airbrush work, but you can still get satisfying results.

I really like the bizarre look of your Welly and look forward to seeing it painted, whatever means you utilize.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: kitbasher on December 14, 2009, 12:21:08 pm
Love it!  That fin reminds me a bit of the B18's or even the Bristol Superfreighter's.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: kitnut617 on December 14, 2009, 12:53:07 pm
Can't wait to see the finished article Eddie   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Sisko on December 17, 2009, 02:15:16 pm

Really damn nice conversion! :bow:

Of all the Rutanising of kits I have seen this is the best! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 17, 2009, 03:27:54 pm
Looking cool indeed!
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 19, 2009, 03:09:29 pm
Is this yellow or what?  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09013-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: kitnut617 on December 19, 2009, 03:45:37 pm
Perrrrr-fect  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: BlackOps on December 19, 2009, 09:06:13 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Color looks great on what you've done!
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 20, 2009, 12:20:45 pm
Fantastic Eddie! Looks like you're well on your way to a wicked wartime RAF prototype scheme!
 :wub: :wub:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on December 20, 2009, 01:05:09 pm
Yay - PPPPee for Pppprototype!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Captain Canada on December 20, 2009, 04:38:07 pm
Looks yellow to me ! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 20, 2009, 07:48:08 pm
Fantastic Eddie! Looks like you're well on your way to a wicked wartime RAF prototype scheme!
 :wub: :wub:
Brian da Basher

It's funny you should say prototype. I'm think of going out on a limb with the paint work.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 20, 2009, 09:08:27 pm
Alright, I just jumped off into the deep end. I doubt this will be anything that is expected. I think knowing very little about this aircraft will help my creativity. I hope not to shock anyone that bad. ;D
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Cobra on December 20, 2009, 09:43:47 pm
Great Job :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: is it Planned as a Prototype or From an ASR Unit????? Hope to see More :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 21, 2009, 08:41:45 am
Cobra, I think is goingto be a prototype, because there will be no way to explain what I'm doing. ;D

This is the first coat of paint with a surprise finish later.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09005.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Mossie on December 21, 2009, 03:15:36 pm
Intriguing...  I thought I knew exactly where you were going, but that comments thrown me!  Guess I'll just have to stay tuned. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 21, 2009, 03:18:46 pm
I always enjoy it when Eddie takes a left turn and goes off the map.

A paint scheme with a surprise finish? Just when I thought I had it all figured out...

Looking good sailor! Can't wait to see your next update!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 22, 2009, 02:21:39 pm
 I tried something different this time. since I'm on a schedule, I had to paint  at a faster pace than I had planned, so......I used a bit of fine sandpaper to knock the paint profile down a bit. Gives it a bit of aged effect up close.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 22, 2009, 04:09:24 pm
Alright, here's the look. I hadn't paid much attention to the Wellington before this build, but after I studied for a awhile, it grew on me, especially the black band down the side. I really wanted to work that look in, so I did. ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09014.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09016.jpg)
Title: Looking Sharp!
Post by: sequoiaranger on December 22, 2009, 04:57:01 pm
Keep us posted on progress!
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 22, 2009, 05:01:46 pm
You've got some very serious painting skill, Eddie! I really like your twist on RAF night bomber/prototype camo. Adding the extra shades of green and brown really take it to the next level!
 :wub: :wub:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Chap on December 22, 2009, 06:29:45 pm
Very, very nice work Eddie! The paintscheme reminds me of the captured Short Stirling from KG 200, maybe some inspiration?
(http://pic.wpalette.com///camms/ar/443/pics/2_1.jpg)

~Steve
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: BlackOps on December 22, 2009, 06:57:35 pm
I like the black side band too. looks great!
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Sauragnmon on December 22, 2009, 07:46:49 pm
Four Colour Camo rules, Eddie - beautiful work on that man.  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on December 23, 2009, 03:25:15 am
Nice one Eddie: looks like a very credible variation on the prototype scheme.

A yellow P is going to look very good on that black IF you can get it to be opaque enough.... If I was printing the P decal, I'd be inclined to try printing it with a black background on white decal paper instead of clear, but it depends if you can match the black closely enough on your printer.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: kitnut617 on December 23, 2009, 06:57:03 am
To quote Todd on another thread "it's getting better and better"   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 24, 2009, 07:47:42 am
Nice one Eddie: looks like a very credible variation on the prototype scheme.

A yellow P is going to look very good on that black IF you can get it to be opaque enough.... If I was printing the P decal, I'd be inclined to try printing it with a black background on white decal paper instead of clear, but it depends if you can match the black closely enough on your printer.

Yes, it's always the IFs. ;)

Here's waht I'm starting with.....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09001-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 24, 2009, 09:03:35 am
to this....
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 24, 2009, 02:26:31 pm
Nose gear doors were cut from some scraps of plastic...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09006.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: John Howling Mouse on December 25, 2009, 01:04:22 pm
Seeing this build progress is one of the best Christmas presents I could imagine, Eddie.  You are a Master of the Styrene Arts!   :bow:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 26, 2009, 06:54:00 pm
Seeing this build progress is one of the best Christmas presents I could imagine, Eddie.  You are a Master of the Styrene Arts!   :bow:

Thank you Baz. Just doin' what I can with what I got.

She's up on her legs..... it's amazing how many things you can use Mustang wheels for...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09011-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 27, 2009, 11:35:53 am
That landing gear fits like a glove!

The only thing that could top this would be spats.  ;)
 
Nice progress, Eddie! Looking forward to final roll-out!!!
 :bow: :bow:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 28, 2009, 05:01:59 pm
Nice one Eddie: looks like a very credible variation on the prototype scheme.

A yellow P is going to look very good on that black IF you can get it to be opaque enough.... If I was printing the P decal, I'd be inclined to try printing it with a black background on white decal paper instead of clear, but it depends if you can match the black closely enough on your printer.

I did a lot of thinking about this part of the build after you mentioned it, because I didn't want to find out I was wrong at a bad time. I went and found some decals with a white background, cut out a circle and put it down first. Then Applied the the letter in the center. Very hamfisted try, so I had to touch it up with paint. Black first.

Before
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09005-1.jpg)

After
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09007.jpg)

Now why would a grown man sit around and do this.......;)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Dec09008.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on December 28, 2009, 08:53:01 pm
Wow - I would never have attempted decal-bashing like that!

Um, you do know that you can buy P-decals, I take it?

http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Fantasy-Printshop-Decals_Aircraft-Markings_W0QQ_fsubZ8560176QQ_sidZ47761971QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 29, 2009, 04:22:01 am
Wow - I would never have attempted decal-bashing like that!

Um, you do know that you can buy P-decals, I take it?

http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Fantasy-Printshop-Decals_Aircraft-Markings_W0QQ_fsubZ8560176QQ_sidZ47761971QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

I'm sure there are lots of goodies out to be to make my modeling life easier, but I am forever in a situation of having to make do with what I've got. I'd love to be able to buy those things, but I'm broke most of the time. ;D Just call me the Frugal Modeler. ;)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Sauragnmon on December 29, 2009, 05:01:05 am
Oh, I know what you're talking about, Eddie - I call it BABS (Broke Arse Bugger Syndrome)

Kinda like why I just paint my markings - saves on having to worry about decal sets etc.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 29, 2009, 12:42:34 pm
Wow - I would never have attempted decal-bashing like that!

Um, you do know that you can buy P-decals, I take it?

http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/Fantasy-Printshop-Decals_Aircraft-Markings_W0QQ_fsubZ8560176QQ_sidZ47761971QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

I'm sure there are lots of goodies out to be to make my modeling life easier, but I am forever in a situation of having to make do with what I've got. I'd love to be able to buy those things, but I'm broke most of the time. ;D Just call me the Frugal Modeler. ;)

You and me both, Eddie (funny I've never seen you at the "frugal Modeler" meetings). I only wish I had the talent to be able to do what you do! That's some mighty fine decal customizing!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 30, 2009, 12:49:00 pm
I'm not sure if this helps :

 GB Deadline extended to Monday, Jan. 4th (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26684.0.html)

I hope it does.

Please remember to post pics of your finished entry here (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26422.0.html).

Good luck!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on December 30, 2009, 04:23:16 pm
I can sure use it. This takes my chestnuts out from roasting over an open fire and will help to get this done without a rush. Thanks BdaB!! :D
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 30, 2009, 04:38:23 pm
Your Wellie is coming along so nicely I'd hate to see you have to rush things, Eddie.

I'm glad my scheduling goof turned out to be a plus. Good luck!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher

Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on January 01, 2010, 04:19:38 pm
Thanks Brian!

This is the last update before rollout, which will probably be tomorrow. The hinges are basic chevron shapes cut from scrap plastic.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/HOG%20GB/Jan10009.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on January 02, 2010, 07:12:20 pm
The Wellington HG is done. I named her Lola after my recently departed 20yr.old cat. This is not a museum piece but it is a labor of friendship. A build like this would have normally taken quite a bit longer if I had gone into deeper detail, but that was not the intention of this build. I wanted a subject that looked good in a simple way and I hope I've achieved it. Anyway one looks at it, I did in rememberance of Gary.  :cheers:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10030.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10042.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10033.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10032.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10043.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Mossie on January 02, 2010, 07:14:22 pm
Nicely done Eddie, & a great tribute.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: kitnut617 on January 02, 2010, 07:51:45 pm
I like that Eddie,  :thumbsup:  it's given me some ideas for something similar.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on January 02, 2010, 07:56:58 pm
I forgot to add the photos of the bomb bay with a few diffrent payloads I had sitting around.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10019.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10018.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10017.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Cobra on January 02, 2010, 08:07:50 pm
Great Job :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: why do i get the feeling that Dick Rutan will be Calling on You????? This is  Super Awesome!!!!!!! Keep up the Great work. Dan
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Ed S on January 02, 2010, 08:31:16 pm
Beautiful, Eddie.  This is the best "build it backwards" bomber conversion I've seen.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Ed
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: GTX on January 02, 2010, 09:02:39 pm
Damn nice :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Regards,

Greg
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: tanktastic43 on January 02, 2010, 11:52:36 pm
Great job. Well done.  :thumbsup:

tt43.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Weaver on January 03, 2010, 03:56:16 am
Excellent job Eddie, and I'm sure Gary would have loved it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Sauragnmon on January 03, 2010, 09:45:02 am
Beautiful work, Eddie - seriously awesome stuff.  Seven shades of it at least.  Love the camo, the four-tone over black is just nice.  I think I'll have to keep the painted canopy idea in mind when I go about 1/144 builds, might look nice on them.
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 03, 2010, 11:45:16 am
Simply outstanding, Eddie! Your take on RAF camo really works well with the RAF markings and the black and yellow scheme on the undersides! The gold canopy and turrets are a beautiful touch! Both HOG and Lola would be very honored!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher

P.S. Don't forget to post a couple of shots and a link to your Wellie HERE (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,26422.0.html).
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on January 04, 2010, 01:43:27 pm
Thank you All for your gracious comments.  :mellow: It was a very gradifying project to finish in the time I worked with. This one's for you HOG! :cheers:

Just a couple more shots..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10061.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10022.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/scurrfy/Jan10061.jpg)
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Green Dragon on January 04, 2010, 02:19:18 pm
Very cool Eddie, turned out great (as usual for you!).  :thumbsup:

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: John Howling Mouse on January 05, 2010, 06:09:06 pm
Well done, Eddie.  He would have loved this.  Sure love the scheme and the open bomb-bay is outstanding.

 :bow:    :bow:    :bow:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Radish on January 06, 2010, 03:53:21 am
It is terrific. :party:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on January 08, 2010, 02:41:39 pm
Once again, thank you Gentlemen!  :mellow: It's good to be back among the living. Just replaced my 2nd hard drive in this computer. I will never own an another HP after this one. :banghead:
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 08, 2010, 04:39:33 pm
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Just replaced my 2nd hard drive in this computer. I will never own an another HP after this one. :banghead:

Handley-Page makes computers now?

Your prize will be en route shortly and congratulations, Eddie!
 :cheers:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Wellington HG
Post by: Eddie M. on January 08, 2010, 07:10:38 pm
Thank you Brian!! ;D