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Januarys British Bulldog Model of the Month
betheyn
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 04:14 PM UTC
This is Januarys British Bulldog Model of the Month thread.
The rules.
1 - Only I.P.M.S British Bulldog members can enter.
2 - Any model of any scale and genre can be entered.
3 - There is no time limit on when the model was completed, so new and old builds are welcome.
4 - One picture must be uploaded to the contest gallery. No text should be added to accompany the picture. The picture should be named what the model depicts.
5 - 3 photos and a history of the build can be added to this thread. A link to another build thread is allowed.
6 - Only one entry per member is allowed a month.
7 - The gallery will be open until the 16th of the month for entries.
8 - Voting will commence on the 17th of the month.
9 - The top 3 winners will be asked (nicely) to submit a photo feature or a build review of the winning models.
Any entries not conforming to the rules will be deleted.
The gallery can be found here - Bulldogs MOM January 07
Any problems or questions please feel free to P.M me.
Good luck everyone.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 04:47 PM UTC
My entry in the first BMOM is my latest build, Academy's Roman Warship.
Built OOB, painted with Tamiya and Mr Color Acrylics. Washed with Winsor and Newton oils.
Scale is supposed to be 1/250, but i think 1/125 is probably more accurate.
A build thread can be found here
Andy



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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 06:01 PM UTC
Well done for setting this up Andy.

Here is my entry. It is Trumpeter's 1/72 IS-3M in Egyptian markings c.1967. It was painted using a Tamiya aerosol, sorry no airbrush, and weathered using artist oils and MIG pigments.

A build thread can be seen here:

IS-3M Build thread







Photo is in the gallery.

Ross
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 02:04 AM UTC
Here is my entry it is a 1/4 resin kit of Mitsurugi Meyia from the Japenese video game Muv Luv. Fully built she stand's about 1 1/2 foot high.
A quick build history:
There were 25 pieces to her 12 were just for the hair (it wasnt to hard to do however several pairs of hands would have been useful :-)) The build began by dry fitting all the pieces what i really like about resin is that if the parts wont fit they can be repositioned to fit by using hot water to heat the parts up to allow them to be moved. This saves alot of time that would have been spent filling and sanding. The figure was glued together with some minor sanding being required then primed using Halfords White Primer. The flesh areas were airbrushed using Tamiya Flesh as a base then artist oil's were used to create the flesh tones. Once the oils had fully dried a coat of matt varnish was applied to seal it, the flesh area's were then masked off. I decanted some Halfords Gloss Appliance white into some airbrush jars so i could airbrush the white rather than spray direct from the can. After the gloss white had been applied the masking tape was removed from the flesh area's and Tamiya's Matt white was misted over these areas to create a material like sheen. Next area's of the armour, gloves, hair, eyebrows and eye's were painted with Games Workshop's Ultramarines blue. A wash of Games Workshop's Electric blue was then applied to all recessed areas and then a dry brush of the original colour was given. Tamiya Light Grey was used as a wash for the white area's of the battle suit and a matt black wash was applied to the boots, Mig Pigments black soot was also used on the boots.

The sword handle was given a base coat of Humbrol tan over which a black wash was given to pick out the detailing on the handle. Humbrol leather was then dry brushed over the top to add depth to the colours. The tip of the handle and hand protector were painted using Tamiya gold followed by a black wash and then dry brushed the original colour. The blade was then painted using Tamiya silver. The sheath was given the same base coat as the sword and to create the illusion of wear some areas were dry brushed using Games Workshop’s Snakebite leather. The sword was then attached to her hands and after all the test fittings there were no problems and it fitted into her hands perfectly.

The base was the next priority it was brushed painted with a base coat of Tamiya German grey. The black wash that was used on the boots was applied to the base. Once dry Tamiya titanium gold, copper, metallic grey,bronze and titanium silver were dry brushed over different areas to create the image of damage, age, wear etc.

The next step was to attach her to her base due to her weight she had to be glued and pinned using a two part epoxy. As she is very top heavy I attached her to a heavy slate base (which I got for free when I went on holiday to Wales )I gave the whole kit a coat of matt varnish to complete her. The final stage was to fight some male cadets away from her (they were drooling) so I could take her home.






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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 02:30 AM UTC
My first entry for BMOM is Hasegawa's P-47D Thunderbolt in 1/48th Scale.

The kit was built almost OOB with the addition of KMC's cockpit and True Details weighted wheels (well i said almost OOB ) the kit was my first attempt at using Alclad 2 spray metal and i think it came out quite well. the black and yellow parts of the nose art, the coloured stripes on the tail and invasion stripes were sprayed using enamel paints as it looked easier than applying the decals the panel lines were then done using burnt sienna oil paint and soot created with pastels (not the fruit kind)

The plane was then attached to a base of static grass and the figure from Verlinden was painted in enamels and attached to the base to give a sense of scale.





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almonkey
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2007 - 02:07 PM UTC
heres my entry, its a dapol (ex airfix) prairie tank loco, built oob with the exception of the handrails, they were moulded on but only looked right when viewed horizontally stright on. so i replaced them with fine plastic rod


Torchy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 07:59 PM UTC
Hi All
Heres my entry for the BBMoM
Its the Emhar 1/35 Whippet,this was built for an A Guard group build








Heres a link to the paints used etc

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=86848#718931

Hope you like
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 03:02 AM UTC

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My Bulldog MoM submission ...
Russian Route Clearing Vehicle

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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 01:38 AM UTC
My entry for this first event is the Revell 1/48(re-boxed Hasegawa) Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7Trop. Built OOB except for PE seat belts and invisable mending thread antenna wire, with white glue insulators.
The model was pre-shaded and airbrush painted with Xtracolor enamel paints, RLM76, RLM 79 and RLM80. A wash was applied using Turpentine and artist oil paints, oil grease and fuel stains achieved using oil paint, paint chipping done with a silver pencil.








Mal
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2007 - 10:05 PM UTC
Hi All
Heres my entry for the January Bulldog Model Of The Month.
Its the Tamiya P47 Bubbletop in 1:72
The kit was put together over the course of last summer and is sprayed in Alclad polished aluminium and Tamiya acrylics. Since the pictures were taken Ive matt varnished the olive drab anti glare panels.
Luckily for me it took Commended at Wombourne and 3rd in class at the Sutton Coldfield shows so I must have done something right when I built it :-)
A build thread can be found here
and more finished photos in my P47 Feature on this site.




Happy New Modelling Year Everyone!

Nige
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 05:56 AM UTC
2 days left to enter.
Andy
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2007 - 02:48 AM UTC
This is the 1/48 scale Airfix Spitfire Mk VB. It was built OOB and Xtracrylix paints were used.
This was my first plane, the reason I chose a Spitfire was because Mal said "you can never have too many Spitfires."
Courtney

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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2007 - 03:44 AM UTC
Not wanting to be left out here's my 1:48 Minicraft P-38J Lightning. Built OOTB painted with Tamiya acrylics and not enough lead in the nose





Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 12:20 AM UTC
Voting has been enabled, so go to it. You should find that you won't be able to vote for yourself
Andy are you going to put an announcement on the general modelling forum?
Mal
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 04:41 AM UTC

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Voting has been enabled, so go to it. You should find that you won't be able to vote for yourself
Andy are you going to put an announcement on the general modelling forum?
Mal


Thanks Mal.
Have put a thread up inthe general modelling forum on Modelgeek, which should hopefully give us a bit more exposure.
Andy