Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Sweet 1/144 P-51B/C Mustangs x 4 - WiP 1

   Well here is as far as I have gotten with these 4 little Ponies.  Nearly there, had a little problem with the varnish on the Japanese one.  But I think I have solved it.


Please excuse my dodgy camera skills, these where taken on my phone.  You get the idea tho.



New(ish) Project Sweet 1/144 P-51B/C Mustangs x 4

  Hello one and all,

  It has been a while since my last post. I have been a little busy.  Where do I start?  Well I finished one course at college (yay!) and I have now started a new one (woohoo!).  I have started a new job, I now work in IT... scary stuff.  So far there has been a lot of sitting down.  Then I have a few problems with my car.  One of them being that it decided to leak petrol all over the road.  Had to call out the fire brigade, I shut down one of the roads onto my island or about an hour... all good fun!

  Anyhow, enough of that crap.  I started these Ponies way back in May I think (surprised they where not up on this blog now that I think about it). These where started for the Mustang STGB that was being held over on Britmodeller.  Due to all of the fun I have been having the last few weeks I didn't finished before the deadline which was 3 weeks ago.  Anyhow, here come pictures of the progress I have made.

This is where I was upto until last week.  There will be another post with the almost finished Ponies.



Friday, 9 May 2014

Review - TomyTec/Hasegawa 1/144 F-15E Strike Eagle "Garuda One"

  I said I would do this review for a friend but haven't gotten around to it until now. So here we go. :)



  Like the F-15C of Solo Wing Pixy I am really hoping to get this one started soon.  They do look very cool sitting on my desk. :)  I will explain who/what everything is when I get around to the completed section.  What I will say however is I am a little disappointed that there is no option to have the 4 Maverick load out that you see on the box cover.  That is kinda cool, will have to raid an A-10 or F/A-18C kit.



Completed - TomyTec/Hasegawa 1/144 F-15C "Galm 1" aka "The Demon Lord"

  I had this one sitting on the shelf for a while.  While this is not 100% completed (I need to sort that canopy out), it's at a stage where I am happy with it and it is sitting on my desk now as a desk model.  Pretty cool, that reminds me I need to dust it... anyhow, I used a little bit of superglue here and there mostly on the tanks and the body connection but the rest of the fit was spot on.  On to the pictures...

  This aircraft is the one you start off with initially and it is the F-15C of "Galm 1", you play as the pilot of this aircraft known only as "Cipher" as you play through the game Galm Team (you and your wingman "Solo Wing Pixy") become known as the "The Mercenary Dream Team".  Also a little later on, after the fights at airspace B7R aka "The Round Table" you become known as the "Demon Lord" (partly due to Galm (Garmr) on your tail) and you are respected/loved/hated by fellow pilots.  I will get around to making Solo Wing Pixy at a later date really soon.  It's bugging me that I haven't finished him yet.

"This is the Round Table. Dead men's words hold no meaning."
― Solo-Wing Pixy

Completed - Bandai 1/144 RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1 "Advanced Hazel"

  I should of really been revising for my exams, but I needed a break so I decided to do the last few decals for the Hazel and hopefully get it done.  Which I have! :D  I'm not too sure on the "stencil" decals but I am happy with the way this has turned out.  Learned a little bit from this one, like the fact that Tamiya AS sprays do not like Humbrol based coats... I think I will be getting this one at a later date and making it again in custom colours or doing some kind of custom job on it (now that I have a few of the Gunpla builder series things).  Picture time...

  Really like this pose for some reason...

  I tried to do the classic "weapon layout" pose, but the knee joints are not that flexiable on the Hazel, plus those legs are bloody huge.  I tried...

  Tried to copy the box art picture... well a little.  Think I have kinda pulled it off, plus I just wanted to show off the logo on the shield. :)

  I also tried to copy that other classic Gundam pose, once again the legs didn't want to play.  It kinda worked... :\

  I have decided to buy this kit at a later date again and do a few custom bits to it.  Hopefully this time the arm will not break and the colour will not wash away with the varnish.

  Let me know what you think...