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Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 09:48 PM UTC
Don't I know it Paul.

Thanks for looking in Allen.

A little work on the TIE, final paint and decals before weathering tomorrow. The decals are still settling down.


Couldn't help myself, made a start on Boba. Not following the build sequence per say so that I can paint the parts during the build.
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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 09:03 PM UTC
Knock at the door this morning and the Dark Lord himself has arrived, I think but he denies it that he used the force on me and jumped the queue.

So today's work, Darth, Boba and another Sandtrooper. Should have Darth finished tomorrow, still trying to find out what shades of green I need for Boba, no luck on t'internet so far.
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 07:46 PM UTC
First off some of the progress today.

Sandtrooper's shoulder thing.


And on him


Now Boba's armour gets primed and a coat of ali ready for chipping.



Now here is the Dark Lord.



And with helmet on


Finally the TIE that I forgot to post a finished photo of.
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:29 PM UTC
thats some amazing (and a little scary) detail on that Vader figure, and as I'm still hoping to get my hands on some of these kits its nice to see your builds.
the last pic actually looks like an empire recruitment poster btw!
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:49 PM UTC

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....the last pic actually looks like an empire recruitment poster btw!



Spot in there Phil hahaha.

Great stuff Lucky.....again.

Some seious modelling in this series of figures and craft mate, well done.


Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 02:25 PM UTC
Phil, Paul, thank you.

Here we have another First Order Stormtrooper join the party, I have the second Sandtrooper to finish and I need to get paint so as to be able to finish Boba. Next up will be some 1/144 Eduard Mig-21's for a Cold War theme at the Torquay show then a return to Star Wars and more TIE fighters.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 04:02 PM UTC
Best made plans etc, just had a parcel arrive, Captain Phasma is here!




Choice of either a plastic or cloth cape.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:28 PM UTC
Update on where I'm at, Boba has some of his armour fitted and Phasma is built some details still to be done and her gun needs to be finished.



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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 08:41 PM UTC
Up to now I pretty much had an idea what was going on.....
from now on I haven't got a 'pot of glue'Lucky.

all I know is this one's nice and shiny but I'm guessing he will be dirtied up?

All the best

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 09:33 PM UTC

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Up to now I pretty much had an idea what was going on.....
from now on I haven't got a 'pot of glue'Lucky.

all I know is this one's nice and shiny but I'm guessing he will be dirtied up?

All the best

Paul



Paul, Captain Phasma is the leader of the First Order Stormtroopers, the character is played by Gwendoline Christie who if you watch Game of Thrones you'll recognise as Brienne. Anyway here's the still work in progress CP along side her Stormtroopers. Oh, no she will not be dirty.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 11:53 PM UTC
None the wiser mate, sorry.

Games of thrones is a wonderful series of novels.....that's the way it should have stayed.

I will never watch a US series made from a novel I have read it will be invariably just pure bollox.
Like Vikings etc they will all have the same credibility and authenticity to me as Xena and Hercules, and probably the same costumes.........sorry.
Even Fury was pure hyped up impossible Crap

I haven't seen the latest Star wars so I am going to be out of touch with the characters, but these figures are right smart, all of 'em.

I do hope you are loving these builds as much as it seems.

Keep 'em coming mate.

Paul.

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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 11:51 AM UTC
I like the shiny one, not seen the film yet, I don't do cinemas!
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 09:56 PM UTC
Captain Phasma is complete although I still need to touch up her blaster with the black over the chrome, base has been sprayed chrome as well. Finally found the paint I need for Boba although it's enamal so I'll have a go at that tomorrow.


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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 12:26 AM UTC
Now That.........

Is SHINY ! ! ! ! !

Well done mate.

Paul.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 03:28 AM UTC
you've built a kit you can literally see your face in!

what was that like to work with? i would be really worried about damaging the chrome finish on those parts, and unlike a normal kit a bit of filler and a touch up isn't an option!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:38 AM UTC
Now that is really shiny!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
Thanks guys.

Phil, most of the sprue gates are hidden at joints although there are a few on show they can't be seen unless you look for them, even a few that are in plan sight.

Ok back to my bread and butter 1/144

The AFV Club P-40 and a Mark 1 models Beaufighter Mk.Ic
The 'Beau' is still devoid of engines and wing tips while the P-40 is ready for paint.
P-40 will be in flying tigers markings while the Beau will be in the markings of 30sqd RAAF.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
"Warning Warning Giant bottles of glue alert !

We are getting reports from S.E London of the presence of mutant asian adhesives invading the homes of hobby craftsmen whilst they are out on shiftwork.

Health and safety experts are shocked at the implications of the pungence of pear drops penetrating into public monuments.
A local resident asked if the council could confirm the wonderful work on the Cutty Sark restoration is under risk from these fumes.

Council officials will investigate.


Paul


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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
Err... Paul I think the lid has come off you pot of glue.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:03 PM UTC
Yes Paul, get that lid back on!

I bought the Airfix 1/72 Curtis Hawk and Beaufighter TFX the other day I too plan on building the Hawk in Flying Tiger markings, but I haven't chosen one for the Beaufighter yet.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 01:29 PM UTC
Leave Paul alone you guys.......
He's in his happy place.

While he's pestering you, I am enjoying a day off

Best wishes

'The carer'
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 11:31 PM UTC
Little while since an up date but there has been things on the bench of which some are aware but more on those when the time is right. Any way a few more Star Wars subjects found the bench, still more work to do, mainly paint.

So to the left is Darth's TIE Advanced X1 and the right is a First Order TIE Fighter



Good news, after a long wait (4 months) an order arrived from Russia which means that once the bench is clear the Aussie Cent can return.
LionMarc Cent turret, Bravo 6 Vietnam Aussie SAS.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 07:56 PM UTC

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Need to see if I can find a translated colour guide for Boba

Hey Lucky, Have you managed to find a translated colour guide? I finally picked up a Boba Fett and with the nursery nearing completion I'm hoping to get some bench time in before the sprog arrives and I think Boba might be moved up the pile.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 08:14 PM UTC
Centurion - for my money one of the top three best-looking tanks, ever.

I'll be watching.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Need to see if I can find a translated colour guide for Boba

Hey Lucky, Have you managed to find a translated colour guide? I finally picked up a Boba Fett and with the nursery nearing completion I'm hoping to get some bench time in before the sprog arrives and I think Boba might be moved up the pile.



Allen if you PM me with an email address I'll send you a Jpeg image with the colours listed by Humbrol number/colour.

Thanks Fred, always been a fan of the Cent and have a load more to build