1:48 Fw 189

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  1. YakFlyer

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    Hi Guys,

    She is all done. No sign on that airbrush... I am winding down the modeling in terms of large kits for a while. $$$ has to go towards that Pitts project and a trip to the US this year incidently!
    However, see how long I last on that front.
    Also finished is the 1:48 Tamiya kit of the US 1 1/2 tonne truck. Have built a few period vehicles of late. Considering doing a diorama but there is no where to put it so perhaps that will remain an idea and nothing more. :idea:

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  2. Vic Balshaw

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    Ah the 189………….got this one lined up for my next build, so if you have any pointers………..

    Nice looking turn out you have here.
     
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    Hi there Vic,

    Thanks. Well all I can say is that it was the most detailed kit I have ever worked through. I have had it sitting there on the shelf for well over 12 months. Very, very fiddly.
    Worth it though - been working away on my German Nightfighter collection for many years. :)
     
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    Nice collection!! :thumbright:
     
  5. Vic Balshaw

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    Thanks for that, was it the Great Wall kit.

    I've no problem with the fiddly bits, that side of modelling I love, but with this one it's the distemper overcoat that I'm looking at, I'm looking for ways to do this effectively, so consequently ideas.
     
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    Nice Air Force you have there Matey! Looks like you really enjoy the hobby.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, Vic, it is the greatwall kit. Very nice model as I said, up there with anything from Tamiya (big Tamiya fan here!). Vick, yeh I had a few years out of it when I was away flying fulltime, but with running a business, and being more of a freelance contract pilot (and pursuing competition aerobatics), I just really enjoy the relaxation that modeling brings. I do get to a point where I just want time to myself and switch off a bit (and I get tired of being at the airfield all the time....the same people that like to have a whinge just get up my goat).

    cheers :)
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    With all here. :thumbright:
     
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    I love the 189, well done!
     
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    You've got some nice looking builds there YakFlyer.

    Geo
     
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