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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3480 on: September 30, 2020, 04:27:51 am »
Victomic completed and box emptied of left overs.

Currently on the bench...

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3481 on: September 30, 2020, 06:13:48 am »
The Mil-4 actually looks quite smart from that view.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3482 on: September 30, 2020, 06:18:03 am »
The chopper's looking good, mate!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3483 on: October 01, 2020, 03:12:31 am »
Thanks folks.  I'm weathering the Mi-4 a little at a time.  Hopefully this will allow me to identify when to stop and not go too far.

I've nearly finished painting the troops who will sit in the back of the 1/48 Gaz truck.  Figures are not one of my strong points so i've been taking my time trying to develop some technique.
I'll need a base to sit it on so i've started knocking one up.  That's a piece of slate left over from stately zen manor's patio, filler and rocks from the garden.
Gaz AA WIP 01-10-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3484 on: October 01, 2020, 03:39:16 am »
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3485 on: October 03, 2020, 05:52:59 am »
Painting on the figures is finished.  I find it tricky getting finishes on figures "right".  My go to is to spray everything with satin clear but that doesn't look right on material items like webbing and I brush on flat clear where required.
I've attached some crates to the bed of the truck for the troops to sit on (well, three of them anyway, the fourth gets to sit on the floor).  I was going to put weapons into the mens hands but it seems I didn't paint enough guns for them so have had to quickly do an extra one.

1/72 Mercedes is finished as is the Mi-4.  The landscapers are in at Dadswell Bridge replacing some bald patches amongst the turf so pics will have to wait a while until they finish work.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3486 on: October 03, 2020, 12:06:02 pm »
I use over-all flat/matte for figures.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3487 on: October 03, 2020, 04:28:57 pm »
I use the satin clear to seal before weathering and I don't have an aerosol flat clear acrylic (maybe I should try to find one I like? - but it took me ages to find a satin clear I got on with).
I'm happy with this technique for the moment as skin and wet/muddy/greasy uniforms are not necessarily matt.
I have actually used gloss sparingly on one figure in this build because I want him to stand out from the rest.
Of course I have the added complication of these being 1/48 figures and so slightly smaller than usual.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3488 on: October 03, 2020, 04:31:18 pm »
Hmmm, now thinking of a 1/48 vehicle crewed by 1/35 figures - because it would look funny.  A clown tank?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3489 on: October 04, 2020, 01:16:18 am »
Hmmm, now thinking of a 1/48 vehicle crewed by 1/35 figures - because it would look funny.  A clown tank?

A "What If... Armistice Day* was commercialised" scenario? :blink:

A couple of  1/48 tanks, a 1/48 jeep & a 1/72 Spitfire/Mustang with 1/35 clown crews? :unsure:




*: I tried to write "ANZAC Day" but couldn't do it! :o
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3490 on: October 04, 2020, 02:03:28 am »
I'm sure someone will now post a link, but i've never seen 1/35 clown figures.

They've politicised ANZAC Day plenty.  I'm sure Scotty from marketing would commercialise it if he thought he could get away with it.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3491 on: October 04, 2020, 02:18:33 am »
Pretty sure there aren't any 1/35 clown figures, either, but not that hard to bodge-up. ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3492 on: October 04, 2020, 03:54:26 am »
Ace Models Mercedes Benz W-150 Tourenwagen.  1/72 scale.  Built OOB (apart from a RHD conversion).  Very detailed and intricate but it went together very well.

Mercedes W150  - 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Mercedes W150  - 3 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Mercedes W150  - 5 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Mercedes W150  - 6 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr





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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3493 on: October 04, 2020, 04:45:34 am »
Tricky rear suspension on that car, does it have swing axles with a De Dion tube as well?

Cracking model nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3494 on: October 04, 2020, 04:58:27 am »
Not 100% sure on the correct names, but I think so.  It's all there in accurately sized detail. I managed to keep three wheels attached but one of the front ones did come adrift when clumsy handling broke the suspension arms.  You can't see in the pic but it's now held on by an accurate 1/72 scale rendition of a big blob of epoxy.

I have two more Ace Models kits.  A Stalwart and a '42 Ford.
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