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This all started with a chat with my next door neighbour telling me he made plastic model kits. Lockdown was keeping me close to home and I have form in model making going back to my teens. Casually I started looking at what was going on in this world these days and browsing on You Tube I came across a Land Rover kit and I was launched.
Below is a summary of my efforts so far. The Land Rover has been featured previously along with its own little fairy tale.
I have not made a strenuous effort to display the models realistically except for the Spitfire, although even that needs setting up properly to exclude extraneous background.
Worth clicking photos to enlarge for slideshow
The pilot is just climbing in and his WAF girlfriend has come to see him off.
I used emery paper for tarmac and modelled the wind sock and used dried mixed herbs for the grass stuck down with watered PVA glue
|Just another angle but a bit of a Photoshop disaster|
From rear to front:1/72nd scale Mustang. Sea Harrier Jump Jet. Ford Transit van, circa 1983, and the Spitfire again.
|I made an error with the Land Rover destroying vital parts having them too near a heat source to dry. I bought another kit. Here I have just taken the engine and chassis only to use as an exercise in "weathering." I much enjoy creating rust.|
|De Havilland Mosquito. The hardest part was painting the lines on the canopy|
|Challenger tank - work in progress here, but now nearly finished.|