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Hi all,

 

My latest magazine work is complete. This is the Wingnut Wings kit, with plywood decals, wooden prop, resin wheels, metal exhaust by Proper Plane. Also wood nail decals and resin set/seatbelts from HGW, as well as metal turnbuckles from GasPatch. This one will be published in Military Illustrated Modeller, and also Japan's World Scale Modeller title. So pleased my time in plastic is coming to an end so I can get back to ships. Just waiting on Amati to send the Victory prototype parts over.

 

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44 minutes ago, CDW said:

Beautifully done James.

What are your thoughts on the Gaspatch turnbuckles, and what is the best way to anticipate the proper angle of the flying wires when attaching the turnbuckles to the wings? I assume there must be some "flex" available after they have been installed to get the precise alignment.

 

GasPatch turnbuckles are excellent, but a little pricey. The make a big difference to the appearance though. 

 

I use elastic EZ-Line for the rig wires, so you can stretch these out and then just twist the turnbuckles into line with the 'wire'. I think the whole model took just a couple of hours to rig and adjust....including making coffee and picking my favourite music to listen to.

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seriously realistic model James.......well done! :) 

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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6 hours ago, James H said:

Hi all,

 

My latest magazine work is complete. This is the Wingnut Wings kit, with plywood decals, wooden prop, resin wheels, metal exhaust by Proper Plane. Also wood nail decals and resin set/seatbelts from HGW, as well as metal turnbuckles from GasPatch. This one will be published in Military Illustrated Modeller, and also Japan's World Scale Modeller title. So pleased my time in plastic is coming to an end so I can get back to ships. Just waiting on Amati to send the Victory prototype parts over.

Beautiful model, exquisitely detailed and fantastic professional pictures. I had to save these two pictures in my personal folder. Way too nice.

 

If you are too busy and eager to go back to ships building, I would not mind finishing that 1/32 scale Sleeping Car from the Orient Express that you never completed. Just saying.... 😉

 

Yves

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Just now, yvesvidal said:

 

If you are too busy and eager to go back to ships building, I would not mind finishing that 1/32 scale Sleeping Car from the Orient Express that you never completed. Just saying.... 😉

 

 

Some stuff goes on hiatus from time to time. It's an occupational hazard of being a member of a magazine's contributor team. The whole scene, with its hard deadlines, has burned me out in plastic modelling, so I'll shortly be quitting and moving back to ships. After Victory, I'll have time to finish up that gorgeous Orient Express carriage too. 

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wow....that's what I've been tell'in the admiral..........gee .....I must have at least 15 of those hiatus's laying 'round  :D  

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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that is absolutely fantastic

 

lovely work

 

 

Its all part of Kev's journey, bit like going to the dark side, but with the lights on
 

All the best

Kevin :omg:


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KEEP IT REAL!

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Fantastic model! I wish you had a build log for it.

 

Bob Garcia

"Measure once, cuss twice!"

 

Current Builds: 

Hms Brig-Sloop Flirt 1782 - Vanguard Models

Pen Duick - Artesania Latina 1:28

 

Completed: Medway Longboat 1742 - Syren Ship Model Co. 

Member of the Nautical Research Guild

 

 

 

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Amazing work.

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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1 hour ago, James H said:

it will be fully published in a magazine, but here's some photos... 🤫

Simply beautiful work! The painting is exceptional. Please let us know when it is published. I'd love to read it. 

 

I've been reading quite of few of these plastic model build logs and, I swear, you guys are going to pull me over to the "dark side" pretty soon!

 

 

Bob Garcia

"Measure once, cuss twice!"

 

Current Builds: 

Hms Brig-Sloop Flirt 1782 - Vanguard Models

Pen Duick - Artesania Latina 1:28

 

Completed: Medway Longboat 1742 - Syren Ship Model Co. 

Member of the Nautical Research Guild

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, BobG said:

Simply beautiful work! The painting is exceptional. Please let us know when it is published. I'd love to read it. 

 

I've been reading quite of few of these plastic model build logs and, I swear, you guys are going to pull me over to the "dark side" pretty soon!

 

 

"Want a hand".....

 

OC.

Current builds  


28mm  Battle of Waterloo   attack on La Haye Saint   Diorama.

1/700  HMS Hood   Flyhawk   with  PE, Resin  and Wood Decking.

 

 

 

Completed works.

 

Dragon 1/700 HMS Edinburgh type 42 batch 3 Destroyer plastic.

HMS Warspite Academy 1/350 plastic kit and wem parts.

HMS Trafalgar Airfix 1/350 submarine  plastic.

Black Pearl  1/72  Revell   with  pirate crew.

Revell  1/48  Mosquito  B IV

Eduard  1/48  Spitfire IX

ICM    1/48   Seafire Mk.III   Special Conversion

1/48  Kinetic  Sea Harrier  FRS1

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That is one impressive build just from the few pics.   I can see where the burn out would come from, James.  I believe you probably had to turn those out in almost a production line to meet deadlines.

Mark
"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

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                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               

 

Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         

         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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3 hours ago, mtaylor said:

I can see where the burn out would come from, James.  I believe you probably had to turn those out in almost a production line to meet deadlines.

 

Absolutely correct. I've lived under deadlines for 7-8yrs, every single month. Sometimes I've had 2 weeks to build two models for two titles at the same time. It's been arduous. 

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On 3/5/2020 at 7:25 PM, BobG said:

 

I've been reading quite of few of these plastic model build logs and, I swear, you guys are going to pull me over to the "dark side" pretty soon!

 

 

Be careful.  I was sticking with wooden ships, then saw a couple of builds here and now have a stash of plastic models.  With better quality kits, upgrade kits, and better painting and weathering options, it’s very easy to get sucked in.  Personally, I find the subjects more interesting than the ubiquitous 18th century English warship.

 

Mike

 

Current Wooden builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe  

 

Plastic builds:    SB2U-1 Vindicator 1/48  Five Star Yaeyama 1/700  Pit Road Asashio and Akashi 1/700 diorama  Walrus 1/48 and Albatross 1/700  Special Hobby Buffalo 1/32  Eduard Sikorsky JRS-1 1/72  IJN Notoro 1/700  Akitsu Maru 1/700

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle  Pit Road Hatsuzakura 1/700   Hasegawa Shimakaze 1:350

F4B-4 and P-6E 1/72  Accurate Miniatures F3F-1/F3F-2 1/48  Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat built as FM-1 1/48  Special Hobby Buffalo 1/48

Citroen 2CV 1/24 - Airfix and Tamiya  Entex Morgan 3-wheeler 1/16

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde; Caldercraft Victory; too many plastic ship, plane and car kits

 

Future potential scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs), Dutch ship from Ab Hoving book, HMS Sussex from McCardle book, Philadelphia gunboat (Smithsonian plans)

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James that’s incredible work there.  Hopefully I’ll have even a quarter of your talent down the road - gorgeous model!  I have the same kit on the shelf, and you are setting the bar awfully high for us mere mortals...

 

Mike

 

Current Wooden builds:  Amati/Victory Pegasus  MS Charles W. Morgan  Euromodel La Renommèe  

 

Plastic builds:    SB2U-1 Vindicator 1/48  Five Star Yaeyama 1/700  Pit Road Asashio and Akashi 1/700 diorama  Walrus 1/48 and Albatross 1/700  Special Hobby Buffalo 1/32  Eduard Sikorsky JRS-1 1/72  IJN Notoro 1/700  Akitsu Maru 1/700

 

Completed builds :  Caldercraft Brig Badger   Amati Hannah - Ship in Bottle  Pit Road Hatsuzakura 1/700   Hasegawa Shimakaze 1:350

F4B-4 and P-6E 1/72  Accurate Miniatures F3F-1/F3F-2 1/48  Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat built as FM-1 1/48  Special Hobby Buffalo 1/48

Citroen 2CV 1/24 - Airfix and Tamiya  Entex Morgan 3-wheeler 1/16

 

Terminated build:  HMS Lyme (based on Corel Unicorn)  

 

On the shelf:  Euromodel Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde; Caldercraft Victory; too many plastic ship, plane and car kits

 

Future potential scratch builds:  HMS Lyme (from NMM plans); Le Gros Ventre (from Ancre monographs), Dutch ship from Ab Hoving book, HMS Sussex from McCardle book, Philadelphia gunboat (Smithsonian plans)

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