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RW railway and road and aicraft build
« on: August 19, 2019, 01:18:53 pm »
Yeah, I know it sounds complex, and it is.

I've built a 1/148 etched brass and resin kit of an RAF Queen Mary trailer for our current model railway layout that's in build. It's dated at late 1939 and it has all sorts of RAF connotations all over it, and we wanted a Queen Mary there with a Hurricane airframe on the back being delivered to a nearby RAF Station.

So here it is, a Zvezda 1/144 Hurricane (A LOVELY little kit BTW) hand painted with home printed 1939 era decals. The Queen Mary is by GraModels, and there are only two of them in the world, and I have BOTH of them! The guy who made them was so upset about how the etch came out that he only printed two, so I bought them.  :thumbsup:



That's a giant tube of Revell Contacta glue that Greg Strobez sent me, just to confuse you guys......  ;) ;D
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 06:59:25 pm »
That is impressively minuscule work, Kit! Well done! :bow: :bow: :cheers:
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 09:53:23 pm »
Wow, looks great. Your eyes must be better than mine....

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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 11:19:44 pm »
The Sweets Hurris are very nice, haven't had the chance to check out the Zvezda Hurri. I had to sell my Sweets though.
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 04:21:55 am »
Excellent work Kit.
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 06:05:56 am »
Excellent work Kit.
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Indeed it is  :thumbsup:

I wasn't aware Zveda did 1/144. I thought all their small stuff was 1/100. You live and learn - as long as you keep your eyes and ears open  :thumbsup:
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 07:48:42 am »
Not certain if "cute" is the right word, but that's really cool.  :thumbsup:

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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2019, 10:31:18 am »
Here's the scenario on the layout. The backstory is that the Queen Mary got jammed across the junction, thus the tractor part being on the pavement. There'll be some RAF cops on motorbikes around it, plus a civilian cop trying to sort out the resultant traffic jam.  ;D

All the buildings in the pic are scratchbuilt BTW, but not by me! The little blue trimmed shop on the corner is an exact scale model of one at the bottom of my road, amazing stuff.

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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 03:55:02 pm »
I finally managed to finish this, after weeks of looking all over the Net for pics of Hurricanes on trailers. My initial ideas were wrong it seems so I re-hashed the positioning and it's now all glued in place and some detail painting done and it's all varnished now.

And it's still TINY!



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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2020, 12:08:13 am »
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 02:20:15 am »
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2020, 10:52:34 am »
Looks great!

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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2020, 12:19:10 pm »
I've only just noticed I've not given it a serial no.  :o

I deliberately didn't apply any codes as they would have been determined at unit level, but the serials were allocated on manufacture.
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 01:35:15 pm »
Do not you worry about that Kit, it is still an absolutely wonderfull bit of modelling wizradry>
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Re: RW railway and road and aicraft build
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2020, 12:47:41 am »
That looks great,  I've got the Airfix kit in the stash along with a Revell Sea Hurricane in 1/72 scale  :thumbsup: