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February's British Bulldog Model of the Month
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 06:18 AM UTC
This is February's 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 February 07
Any problems or questions please feel free to P.M me.
Good luck everyone.
Andy
P.S There is a duel thread on Modelgeek, so can you copy and paste your entry here as well.
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 02:21 PM UTC
Rodens 1/72 PKZ-2 W.W.1 helicopter.
It is one of the most fiddly, fragile and hardest kits i have ever built. Nearly every part broke trying to get it off the sprue, and the thing is so lopsided and difficult to handle without breaking even more bits, a few swear words were used during construction . Then after I bought it I found out Eduard did one in 1/48 scale DOH.
A bit of history .
During the final months of W.W.1 , the Austro-Hungarian Army's Major Stephan Petrochy assisted by Theodore von Karman and Vilem Zurovec, designed a radical motorized flying machine to replace the dangerous hydrogen-filled balloons then being used to observe enemy positions. Their odd, triangular contraption with counter-rotating propellers ultimately made 30 successful tethered test flights before the project was cancelled. Although never operational, the PKZ-2 was, in fact, the world's first true helicopter, and the only helicopter to fly during W.W.1.
Andy



And just to see how small this thing is, standard Tamiya and Revell paint tins .

Mahross
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2007 - 08:10 PM UTC
Just uploaded my entry for this month. It is another 1/72 tank. This time it is a T34/76 Model 1940 produced by Dragon. The kit includes etch brass and one piece tracks. It was painted in a standard Russian green and then weathered with filters, washes, pigments and artist oils for stain etc. A good little model. It was then placed on a base at angle, which adds some extra interest to it. Here are some photos.







Ross
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Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007 - 06:57 PM UTC
Here my February entry.
PM Models Sea Fury 1:72
This was built for the Suez Campaign on Armorama.(still waiting for the ribbon btw)
I aimed to depict the aircraft as it would have looked operating in the harsh Egyptian climate.
When I saw how the kit was coming together I began to regret going for a nmf,as it became an exercise in using filler but eventually it got to the painting stage.
The kits built oob apart from scratch built exhausts.Various shades of Alclad were used for the panels.The white bands with green edges were masked and sprayed,the insigia is decals.After a heavy panel line wash of burnt umber I misted on a coat of 90% thinners 10% Tamiya buff to blend everything together and add to the general dusty look.
Finally the leading edges of the wings were polished back to a shiny nmf using a sanding stick and the jobs done.



Good luck everyone!
Nige
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 08:49 PM UTC
Only 7 days left for entries, so get posting people .
Andy
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 12:43 AM UTC
My entry this month is Sol's Battle Angel Altia 'Angel Rebirth', those of you that went to Milton Keynes would have seen her on the stand. Really enjoyed building this kit, she is 1/6 scale and a resin kit.
A build feature can be found here





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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 12:54 AM UTC
My entry for this month is Verlinden's 120mm USN Pilot. The kit is all resin and comes in 7 parts, Construction was easy and the figure was entirely hand painted with Humbrol paints whilst the flesh was done with artist oils. The helmet markings were spare decals from a Hasegawa 1/48 Tomcat kit and the squadron patches were hand painted. Enjoy and good luck everyone





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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 02:42 PM UTC
this kit is a roden 1/72 scale, built over the space of 2 years owing to it being a frustrating build and useless decals. the original kit lozenge was replaced by a pegasus after market sheet, rigging is fine fishing line


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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 09:05 PM UTC
My entry is Revell's Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver in 1/48

Built mostly out of the box except for cutting off the dive brakes, turning them over and re-positioning them on the opposite sides, to show the correct detail when they are in the open position.
See my article Curtis SB2C-4 Helldiver







Mal
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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 09:14 PM UTC
Heres mine for Feb
It's the 1/4 scale Boba Fett from Screaming
I built this mmmmmm...years ago :-) it's a hollow vinyl kit filled with car body filler and plaster finished with Humbrol and Tamiya paints
The badges were hand painted onto decal paper,the cape was out of the rag bin at work and the blonde "Wookie" braide is a cutting from my neice's hair :-) :-) (she diddn't miss it, much,and you can't see the patch anymore :-) :-) :-) )
The wee fig at the base is a 1/35 German tanker,to show how BIG this is,







Hope you like
Andy

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Posted: Friday, February 09, 2007 - 10:50 PM UTC

My submission ---Trojan AEV ------new into service with the Royal Engineers---counter obstacle vehicle ----(A diggy-grabby -beast :-) )

Built on the Challenger 2 running gear -(Airfix/Trummpeter kit)-with all above the track line scratch built. from pictures only . Plastic card mainly and Evergreen rods with brass pins and rubber-coated cord for pipes






Build is on
[url]http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=90328&page=1[/utl]
aye
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(GOSMG)
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 05:05 PM UTC
I've gone for Small

1:72nd Scale Hummer Gun Truck Dragon Kit 2* Hummers in one Box





Andy
Removed by original poster on 02/16/07 - 03:49:27 (GMT).
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 01:56 AM UTC
wilson
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 03:30 PM UTC
Thanks Derek,

I mut admit I thought I had deleted the post!
I had given up trying to post after a hour of teying to make it work last night.
I will attemp to put a couple of other pictures on tonight and move on to the gallery! Theres a challenge!!


Thanks again,

Sam

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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 12:47 AM UTC
Nice one Derek.
And if you remove "/medium" from http link you get this:



Which is a bit to big and really wants to be about 650 pixels wide.

Sam I will put this pic into the gallery (I'll crop it as well, which will make for a better pic). If you do managed to upload your pic don't worry I will delete one. To upload simply navigate to the relevant gallery and click on "Upload Picture" (or photo, or whatever ) Then, when the upload screen loads click on one of the browsing boxes, top right, which will open a browsable link to your hard drive. Choos your pic and the link will appear in the box. Then scrole down and click on upload.
Mal
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 05:02 AM UTC

----wats up with the gallery ---not getting page 2
aye
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 03:37 PM UTC

Quoted Text


----wats up with the gallery ---not getting page 2
aye
BARV
(GOSMG)



Same on Armorama
wheres Bill Gates when you need him
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 07:35 PM UTC
I've asked Jim to take a look. I won't start the voting until it's cleared up.
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 03:57 PM UTC
Big thanks to Mal and Derek for sorting my computer admin out with this post!

Must do better was a theme to my school reports.

Sam