Spanjaard somehow, i missed this beauty! excellent, as usual. looking forward that dio
16. September, 15:14
gorbygould Thanks Spanjaard!
I was just planning the dio a couple of days ago and I may have too much to fit into the space. As this is only intended to be a bit-player in the dio, it may not make the grade.
16. September, 16:31
Spanjaard you can always give it own little vignette
16. September, 21:26
gorbygould Spanjaard: I really enjoyed working in this scale so perhaps if I end up with something else to put with it, it may end up with a little dio or something.
17. September, 15:35
Alec K Very nice job on this kit, and even done in the Proper scale!
19. September, 02:07
gorbygould Alec: I tried to elude the lure of the dark side, but I'm just too weak to resist.*
* Too weak to resist the fact the kits are much cheaper.
gorbygould I've been a Scalemates member for many years and I still can never remember how to assign a kit to this – I really wish it wasn't so complicated. I created the project from the kit in the stash and then attached the project to the new album, which is the way I thought it was done, and it still hasn't done it!
28. June, 15:33
Alex K I simply love this - and I mean the full monty: the Austin Tilly per se, the representation of a civil example, the personal / family stories (and photo) and Gorby's usual highly entertaining presentation text. It's one of those moments I'm happy I joined Scalemates. Thank you and thumbs up
28. June, 15:55
gorbygould Wow! Thanks very much Alex. I'm a bit lost for words, which is pretty unusual for me.
28. June, 17:21
Neuling Lovely build! A balanced combination of beauty and realism.
Thanks mates for the comments.
Michael: The Jehlik AV is a future possibility, but due to it's size I'm going to have to resort to 1/72!
Frank: The colour is the nearest I could find to WWI battleship grey, but who knows what colour it would really have been - I don't. I've tried persuading Roland to pose with it, but he's just cowering on the shelf and won't go anywhere near the monster.
18. June, 13:32
Frank Krüger Incredible !!!!! A fortress on wheels. Impressive!!! Perfectly done ...
18. June, 15:02
gorbygould Praise indeed coming from you Frank. Thanks very much.
18. June, 16:45
Jay Dubya Now I'd like to see the size of the truck you'd need to take it to the actual battlefield. Didn't this thing have a top speed around 10mph?
19. June, 09:50
gorbygould I should imagine that if it managed to get to 10mph the designers would have thrown a party to celebrate. If they had ever built any, the more likely outcome would probably be the stripping all the gears in the gearboxes, before it exploded into a million pieces taking a significant part of Texas with it.
Thereby resulting in the score: American industrial ingenuity 0, Mexican donkey 1.
gorbygould Thanks very much Alec. I'm pleased that you enjoyed my efforts, although, a little concerned that someone may actually follow my advice. It's never done me any good.
As you enjoyed that, I'll let you into a secret – I've decided what my next scratch-build is going to be, Google 'holt 150 ton field monitor'. It's going to be a whopper!
You're right, this one didn't seem to go down that well on Brexitmodeller (A very unfortunate name – but the 'Brexit' bit has nothing to do with this 'leaving Europe' business). It's only got a very small membership (I don''t think the name helps) but they're are a great bunch of nut-jobs who rarely take anything seriously. Which is why I like it. I usually repeat my stuff on Britmodeller as well, and it got a much better reception there.
17. February, 15:19
Alec K Wow! That looks very ambitious. Send us a link to your WIP thread on Brexit or Britmodeller when you get started so we don't have wait until it's all over
bughunter gorby, regarding your new project - search here or Google 'russian tsar tank'. Saw a model at a exhibition, very impressive
25. February, 18:33
Nathan Dempsey What a great build Gorby! I'm glad you persevered with this build.
25. February, 18:46
gorbygould Thanks very much mates.
Bughunter: Yes it is very, very impressive and I did give it some thought, but to do it justice it needs to be built by a significantly better modelled than myself. Someone like Angel or, errmmm, let me think, eerrrmmmm, are yes, BUGHUNTER! Go on, I dare you.
JD You're too kind gorby, since the spotlight is on you here. My last post was a flop, but because of kind people like you, I'm not afraid to show where my skills are. A little embarrassment is a good kick in the ass. You got yourself another follower!
Spanjaard looks really good. would love to have a closer look at the 262 and the stuka
12. January, 01:04
gorbygould Thanks for all the nice comments mates.
I'm not worthy (plainly a load of tosh, but I need to keep up the pretence of looking humble).
Spanjaard: The Stuka is in my Albums and the 262 is too shy to show it's face in public, so I'm afraid I can't show any more photos of it.
12. January, 16:34
Spanjaard yes, i have seen again the album of the stuka, very nice indeed. i will have a look at gain, when i do mine one day
gorbygould Thanks very much Bernhard.
Alex: I did consider doing the XF-85 Goblin, but I really enjoyed doing the twiddly bits on the steamer. I also quite enjoyed making it up as I went along, rather than building an exact miniature of reality. Which is probably a complete anathema to most of the modellers on ScaleMates.
24. December 2019, 15:30
Chris Greathouse You should scratch make vehicles from the animated movie, Steamboy... My all time favorite steam era type movie. Even if you don't like animated movies, this one will still suck you in, it's so good So many funky vehicles. If you haven't seen it, you might find it online free, but is totally worth the couple dollars from a streaming service. I would love to see you make attempt Ray Steam's Monocycle. Youtube Video
24. December 2019, 18:45
gorbygould Thanks for the suggestion Chirs, I'll have a look into that.
I hope you have a happy Xmas to all you good'un's out there in ScaleMates land.
gorbygould Thanks mates.
Nigel: The curtain decals came with the kit. The googly eyes were an after-market resin detail update set because I wanted to go that extra mile to make it as (in)accurate as possible – very, very expensive, nearly 50p for 50!!!! So I've got plenty more in my googly-eye stash. I wonder what a Stuka would look like with googl……
It certainly won't be, but it may be the last one with wings, at least for quite some time to come. The build I did after this, was a WWI tank. You don't have to rig those.
19. November 2019, 10:45
David Andrs hehe rigging those biplanes is a zen like experience - at least for me. If you ever get that craving again, I highly recommend trying something from WnW. They build beautifully. Just saying - no pressure :-D
19. November 2019, 13:07
Ben M I love the fishy so much. Great build of a great subject! Don't forget, it's the GREAT war.
gorbygould Thanks very much Frank, your praise has made my day!
Up until this, tanks were of little interest to me, but I thoroughly enjoyed this build, probably more than any model I've ever done. It kept my brain working right to the end. I'm not saying that there will be no more aircraft from me, but there will certainly be more AFV in my near future.
3. May 2019, 15:44
Jean-Michel Tilquin Wow! I missed this one, but the view from the trend is impressive, so real!
5. July 2019, 17:19
gorbygould Thanks very much Jean-Michel. I'm glad you like it.
6. July 2019, 17:03
Spanjaard What a great job!!!! I knew I was missing some great builds in those months that I was out of SCM