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1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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A (very) little something
Biggles2
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 09:48 AM UTC
Flyhawk's FT-17 and a couple of figures from Reedoak:





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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:04 AM UTC
It is a lot more than nothing, and that is already something
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC
Great dio. Sometimes simpler is better.
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 05:27 PM UTC
That's quite nice, Biggles!
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC
Love it. Early war French subjects are some of my favorites.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC
Just an F.Y.I. -

I agree with all comments above. I love your work, your talent and your choice of subjects . . . .

. . . . but fewer people than would otherwise, are going to see your post because of the near meaningless title you have given it.

If you were to contact either Darren Baker or Jim Starkweather at the Admin Dept. they would help you to change that.

(Just a suggestion.)
Biggles2
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Wow!! Thanks for your kind words, Mike. I always considered myself slightly above mediocre compared to some of the other more talented modelers here.
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Just an F.Y.I. -

I agree with all comments above. I love your work, your talent and your choice of subjects . . . .

. . . . but fewer people than would otherwise, are going to see your post because of the near meaningless title you have given it.

Wow...The GRAMMAR POLICEMAN strikes again. I was intrigued by the the title and decided to check it out. This is a modeling website. Ordinary people...Not literary scholars...Interested in modeling stuff. Please get over it.

If you were to contact either Darren Baker or Jim Starkweather at the Admin Dept. they would help you to change that.

(Just a suggestion.)

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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 07:00 AM UTC
Nice work, looks great.
Good things from small packages and all that...
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 07:33 AM UTC
Biggles,

Really nice. Mies van der Rohe would be thrilled with this excellent "less is more" scene. I would enjoy seeing the figures up close - the Poilu looks especially well painted. Love the weathering of the FT-17. The fence and background groundwork adds to the scene instead of being a distraction.

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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Just an F.Y.I. -

I agree with all comments above. I love your work, your talent and your choice of subjects . . . .

. . . . but fewer people than would otherwise, are going to see your post because of the near meaningless title you have given it.

If you were to contact either Darren Baker or Jim Starkweather at the Admin Dept. they would help you to change that.

(Just a suggestion.)



I can fix the title if requested to
Just write the wanted words in a post here ...
/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 04:55 AM UTC
Very nice job there Leo, I saw one of those streetscape kits at an online shop just before you posted this. This therefore further confirms the quality of this new Flyhawk offering especially with the work you've put into the scene and adding the figures. How was the PE fencing material to work with?

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 06:38 AM UTC
Very nicely done, Biggles! I'm always impressed at the level of detail the Braille-scale folks are able to get on such small vehicles/figures & yours is no exception!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
Hi Jan. I was inspired by a Flyhawk dio base, and realized I had all the necessary ingredients to make one - some brick and block vacu-form plastic sheet, grass mat, and model RR streetlamps and flowers/plants, and the PE fence and gate. The PE fencing is made from heavier than usual brass, and holds up very well, and cuts with a wire cutter. I built it all on a 1/43 plastic car case.
The Reedoak figures are much better than I expected, and I'll probably add 1 or 2 more to the dio/vignette. The best figures for the best models!
Thanks for liking!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
Well Leo, you sure surprised me and really showed off your skill on "scratching-up" this vignette from material at hand. It's obvious that I didn't look too closely at the Flyhawk kit but then again the picture that I saw of it was quite small. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it? And now that I look at it your fence is different from the Flyhawk one. Marvellous job all around.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 11:45 AM UTC
Thanks Jan. You should post more pics of your great stuff, too! I'm also (occasionally) working on a WWl dio with MB and Roden vehicles with figs from War Department. Don't know when I'll finish as my preference is 1/700 ships.