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lampie
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 09:50 AM UTC
That you "target" builders are so prolific!

These things go together so quick it'll probably take me longer to sand the casting block down on the big lump of resin than it did to build the rest of the kit









Fun bit is going to be the research into painting and weathering.
I'm going to be giving the salt/hairspray technigues a try on this, along with trying all sorts of new stuff I haven't tried before.
Should be fun

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 11:24 AM UTC
It looks really nice. Can be fun to go back and forth between air and ground.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 07:34 PM UTC
Yeah, target builders have it easy, we aircraft nuts have the forthcoming Airfix 1/24 scale Typhoon to contend with!

Whatever possessed you to get that Nige? If you were in my squad and loaded the truck for a patrol like that you would be on jankers!!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 09:28 PM UTC
Wow Nige, now that is speed building .
Looks good so far, loving the extra stowage.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 09:39 PM UTC
Mal,
talking of Airfix, theres a new 1:72 Tiger Moth on it's way next year.
Just sayin'




Andy, it'll take forever to sand the huge lump of resin down so it fits in flush

Going to fun painting it all
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 02:07 AM UTC
Err Nige.... you taken leave of your senses? I may be wrong but I don't think the 56th used these


Still looks good so far and has as already been pointed out, this looks like a speed build
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 11:15 AM UTC
Thing is though, I haven't got a clue where to start as regards painting etc.
I keep reading about salt and hairspray etc
Time for more research before I throw some primer at it I think
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 07:25 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thing is though, I haven't got a clue where to start as regards painting etc.
I keep reading about salt and hairspray etc
Time for more research before I throw some primer at it I think



LOL, yep I know where you are coming from there, I have a Sherman Firefly on the go, well started, and the 2 things that helped to stall it were the 1 million track links! And the fact that I didn't really know how to continue with the painting?

I'll be watching this for advice
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 10:16 PM UTC

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Thing is though, I haven't got a clue where to start as regards painting etc.


Its even easier than building.
Spray olive drab (first you need to argue over the correct shade for two weeks).
Pick out and paint anything which isn't olive drab.
Chip the model to within an inch of its life.
Give the model a wash.
Cover with mud.
Put on suitable base (preferably one covered in mud).
Pick up an aircraft kit and build and paint that (knowing full well that what's you should have built first because its a proper model).
Hey presto done.
Andy
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 04:43 AM UTC
Riigghhtt..............
Olive drab and mud........

Got it!
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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 05:10 AM UTC
not sure OD works for the LRDG. Pink and blue are more likely..

http://lrdg.hegewisch.net/camo.html
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 07:37 AM UTC
Nice link Andy thanks.
I can see me having some fun with this

Ok,, might not be the correct shade of OD, err I mean Halfords primer but it'll do for starters.





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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 09:24 AM UTC
Reading for you Nigel

http://lrdg.hegewisch.net/
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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 09:08 PM UTC
That Azure Blue/Sand is rather appealing

Question for the armour guys amongst us.

The stowage in the back, Bags, blankets etc. Would these all be shades of khaki/dark green?

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Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:41 PM UTC
The blankets would probably be shades of grey, ranging from an off white to quite dark. That's going by the issued blankets from when I was serving and some of them were of that vintage!
Ammo boxes these days are brown, but I'm not sure if they were back then? Kit bags could be khaki, green or a light grey (maybe a light khaki). don't forget that the LRDG used all sorts of gear, so there could be Italian and German stuff in there as well.

I'm sure that there are probably photos showing a truck loaded something like this but it does seem a bit odd that a crack unit would operate in this slap dash fashion. It would have been loaded as neatly as possible, a place for everything, everything in its place. When you need a spare tyre you don't want to move everything in the back to get to it. Ammunition and water would not be buried under mounds of other stuff. If there wasn't enough room for everything and it had to be piled up then, again it would be done as neatly as possible, and the things that you would need to get you hands on quickly, ammunition, would be placed close to where it will be needed and on top. Remember you might have to find something in the pitch black, without showing any lights.
It'll look good when painted though, so crack on
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:10 AM UTC
Time for the annual update.

Base colour on and the stowage "pre shaded"





See you next year
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:03 AM UTC
Nigel,
I'm still a relative neophyte 'round here, but I will offer my opinion that I find the salt method to be way too troublesome and messy. Seems like no matter how carefully I try to remove the salt after painting, I keep finding more salt with each step of the weathering process.

As for hairspray, that's useful if you want to remove huge swathes of your topcoat--say if you're doing a derelict--but kind of overkill for a vehicle in active service (IMHO). If you do go with hairspray, I recommend at least 2-3 good coats before you spray on your topcoat. Without a good layer of hairspray underneath, bad things will happen when you start scrubbing away the topcoat.

For what it's worth, my preferred method for paint chipping and wear is the tap and scrape technique described in Adam Wilder's weathering article on Missing Lynx (although I use a very fine brush, rather than stretched spue as an applicator). I find it gives me much more control over the end result and is considerably less tedious than the other techniques mentioned.



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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:19 AM UTC
Looking good fella. As I always say, you can't rush perfection!

I will set a calendar alarm for next November to look for the next exciting instalment.

Cheers, D

BTW, Have you recovered from the birthday celebrations yet?