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RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:13 am

:superlglue: What I have uploaded here are some of the models I have collected over a number of years. :D

:hand: The very first thing I will point out here is that all of these models have been in my display cases for a number of years and :angry-banghead: every now and then, I will try my best to remove the dust that has gathered on them :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:

:angry-banghead: Dust is the enemy of all of us, wether it's as we are doing the current build :angry-banghead: or after they have been tucked away for us to look at in our hours of reflection. :violin:

:think: So, don't get up me for the dirt you will no doubt, see, I just want to show off a bit :laughing-rolling:

:superlglue: Yhe very first kit I "Bashed" was a Revelle 1/32 Apachie AH-64. :superlglue: This was before there were the aftermarket update kits available and I used what ever was at hand. but it looked ok to me when I finished. :D :D :D
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The business end of the Apachie was its sensor turrent and here I did my best to replicate what was shown in the Verlinden "Walk Round" book as reference material.
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The engine here came from a Cobra kit and I opened up the compartment, used evergreen plastic strips for the ribbing, sand paper for the work platform, a piece of perforated brass sheet for the heat shield, and drilled the strut and inserted a sewing needle for the strut.
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Here I opened up the stowage and electronics compartments and added sheet styrene, blac boxes from other kits that had a radio or something similar, again, sheet styrene was used as well as some air intake scoops from other kits I had left over bits from.
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The spine doors are sheet styrene, bent into shap by wraping it around a pencil and dropping it all into boiling water and after a while, gently 'shaped it to the form you see here, then the inside of the tail boom I made internal bulkheads from, yup, sheet styrene and the drive shaft was a piece of aluminium tubing.
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Here I used the common dressmakers pins for the control rods that twist the blades on the 'swash plate'.
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The maintainance crews used pop out steps to access various parts of the tail rotor, I made these using styrene rod and 'flattened' the ends with a heated hobby knife blade
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The chain gun was enhanced by using the spring from a "Bic" lighter, the cage is styrene strips as was the cable cutters and their supports on every part of the model where cable cutters were found., includint the cutter on the upper surface of then gun barrel.
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The cable cutters on the real choppers had a knob on the tips of the wheel strut cutters to prevent the ground crew from impailing their legs on them.
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Ah, DUST LOL, yeah, and the rotor head was piped using very thin telephone wires.
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:13 am

:superlglue: The second model is of a F-111C by Hobby Boss in 1/32 scale with Australian cammo markings, including an engine I built with a lot of piping included plus an installation trailer. :D

:angry-banghead: Australia no longer has the "Pig" updating to the "Super Hornets" :angelic-sunshine:
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The "nam" pattern cammo was obtained using a product called "Blue Tac"a substance people used to stick posters on walls, rolling it out to a thin strip and layed out in the pattern shown and carefully spraying with a low air pressure in the area needing that colour.
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The little protrusion on the upper wing surface are 'static dischargers" and they were used all over the trailing edges of the pigs, as seen here.
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These were made from fishing line as the original kit ones were continually being snapped off and so I decided to replace them with the line and the tips are dobs of yellow paint.
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A SD can be seen on the very top of the tail here.
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All the F-111's had black bellies.
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The plumbing was fun to add.
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more pipes !!!
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The carrier trailer was scratch built from styrene beams, sheet and rod.
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:27 am

:superlglue: "Ontos", it is the Greek word for, :laughing-rolling: Thing. :laughing-rolling:

:ugeek: This vehicle was the most gunned up vehicle in Viet Nam, weighing 8 tons and sporting 6 105mm recoilless rifles on which were attached, a 50cal 'Sighting' gun. :ugeek:

The model is by Academy, 1/35 scale and the detail is exact.

:ugeek: These vehichles had mixed success in Viet Nam as it was originally intende for anti-tank but was eventually turned to infantry fire support in the fierce battles during the TET offensive. :ugeek:

These two models are totally different in many ways.

One of them has had some extensive modifications to the breaches of the guns, being posed in the open position.
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The un altered one
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The modified one and here you can see the breach opening handles fully to the rear
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Open Breaches and Viet Nam red mud.
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Viev La Difference !
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:36 am

:superlglue: Stukas !!!!, Stukas :laughing-rolling: :angry-banghead:

:superlglue: Two here, on is the Hasegawa 1/32 "Kanonevogle" (Gun Bird) and a 1/48 scale Hasegawa desert cammo scheme.
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This cammo pattern was achieved by using "blue tac" in little balls of the stuff after applying the overall colour for the base colour and once the blue tack had been pushed into all the shapes required, hundreds of them !!, the Top colour was sprayed over the top of all that and then the cammo blobs were removed, leaving behind the pattern you now see. SIMPLE
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And the bellies are always blue too.
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:48 am

:superlglue: Are we having fun finding all the dust :angry-banghead:

:laughing-rolling: STUKAS, more Stukas :laughing-rolling:

The Hasegawa 1/32 kit. :geek:
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Parrafilm, !!! Yes, I did the spinner with the aid of parrafilm, by cutting a strip abou 1/4 inch wide, stretching the film and as I turned the spinner cone, the parrafilm was laid in place over a black gloss coat, leaving behind the pattern to be painted in white. I also did the same thing to a 1/48 Me-109 G.
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The "Splinter pattern was done using the stencils provided in sheet form in the kit
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the 37mm canon was really effective against the Russian armour.
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby Mark » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:27 am

Lovely work RedRoo, you should have claimed the dust was weathering :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Love the extra details on the Apache :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby chill » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:05 am

Fantastic work there . Love the apache. That is my all time favourite aircraft

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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby number1 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:17 am

Have to agree fantastic work, love the tip about the blue tac for the stuka camo scheme. :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby Chadders87 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:51 pm

Thanks for uploading these RedRoo. I have been waiting ever since I saw the blurry cabinet on the Ducati diary.

You have a great eye for detail, these are simply stunning! +K from me :)
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby casper » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:53 pm

nice work Redroo :clap: :clap: :)
love the F-111C and cammo and the stukas and gun bird :clap: :clap:
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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:26 am

:superlglue: :oops: :oops: :violin: Thank you all for your really nice words of praise. I love my modelling and I do admit it's the one thing that has kept me sane. The best thing is that the friends I have made here agree with me.

I have looked at many sites on the web and I am still yet to see one as accommodating and encouraging as Partwork MF.

I am humbled.

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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby RedRoo » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:28 am

RedRoo wrote::superlglue: :oops: :oops: :violin: Thank you all for your really nice words of praise. I love my modelling and I do admit it's the one thing that has kept me sane. The best thing is that the friends I have made here agree with me.

I have looked at many sites on the web and I am still yet to see one as accommodating and encouraging as Partwork MF.

I am humbled.

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Re: RedRoo's Collection Part 1

Postby Mark » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:30 am

number1 wrote:Have to agree fantastic work, love the tip about the blue tac for the stuka camo scheme. :handgestures-thumbup:


Blue tac is a modellers' best friend. Great for masking and also holding parts.
Just got hold of some Parrafilm M. That's brilliant stuff too !!
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