Saturday, 2 February 2019

From LeeH - One of the few (7 points)

Just a small entry from me this week. I have several projects on the go at the same time, including the last two bonus round entries. This means I'm very busy but have nothing to show for it at the moment! I'm not too worried though as I have made significant inroads in my Challenge target. In fact, the stuff on my desk right now should bring me right up to my aim point, leaving me a few weeks spare...I'd better get my thinking cap on because at the moment I don't have anything else in the pipeline. 


Anyway, this weeks entry is a bit of a departure for me because it is 1/48th scale (a little over 40mm). I bought it to accompany a 1/48th Spitfire from Revell that I received at Christmas. I may yet paint that for the Challenge, but it has been years since I attempted a kit model as complicated as this and so far I have chickened out of starting it! So you get the Pilot first, with the possibility of the aircraft at a later date. 




Ironically this iconic British Airman is made by a Czech manufacturer and I bought it through a German supplier! A bit expensive but very nice and I may take a longer look at their catalogue in future. The quality was excellent with just a little bit of resin flash that was easily removed with the edge of a blade. Other than that and a wash to clean the surface before priming no other prep was needed. 




Hopefully, I'll have more to present next week. I'm halfway through some 6mm Natal Native Horse and a heavy parcel filled with tanks has just arrived from Peter Pig! My second wind has arrived!!


TamsinP:

Well, view halloo and tally ho! Excellent work on the flyboy Lee. But he really does need a kite, so buckle down and bite the bullet - we want to see that 1/48 Spit!
Hopefully some of the other projects you are currently working on will be finished very soon (Focus! Focus!).

15 comments:

  1. Great work, chocks away old chap and lets give the Hun a jolly good thrashing.

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  2. Incidentally... My Brother-in-law is a collector of WWII memorabilia and once spend over seven hundred quid on an original RAF life jacket in rather battered condition. All I could think was "how much lead could I have bought for £700". And people think our hobby is expensive!!

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  3. Great figure Lee- well done on the shading and highlights on the rumpled uniform.

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  4. very nice Lee.. i too have a 1/48th aircraft in the wings... cant say i fault your logic!

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  5. Well done on your pilot! You really should get cracking on that Spitfire though.

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  6. A lovely figure that you have done a superb job on.

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  7. Nice work Lee - lovely figure

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  8. Nice work, I like the casual pose.

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  9. That is a gorgeous paint job Lee.

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