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Bruce Huxtable (BruceH)
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1:144
All decals on, undercarriage installed, and kettenkrad hitched up.
9 | 7. September, 10:59
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', everyone. It's not my best for sure, but definitely learning as I go! The Spad worked out better, I thought.
9. September, 14:23
Bruce Huxtable
I'm thinking about a Matt coat, to kill the gloss....
12. September, 09:07
Jan Peters
Nice one Bruce, more so because this is tiny in this scale.
A matt coat would be a good idea.
12. September, 13:27
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks, Jan. Anything 1:72 or larger was already sold out, hence adding this one to the few 1:144 I have already. Painting was the challenge...
12. September, 16:15

September 4, 2021

Bruce Huxtable will attend
Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021 in
Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021
1. January until 31. December 2021
4. September, 21:55
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:144 Messerschmitt Me262 A-2a (Trumpeter 01318)
 
4. September, 21:28
Bruce Huxtable owns this item
4. September, 20:46
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
1:72 Spad S.A.4 (Amodel 7273)
Spad S.A.4 with ski gear
Amodel 1:72
7273 2003 | Changed parts
4. September, 20:26
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1:72
Replacement Lewis gun is a tiny PE kit in itself. Superb quality MG.
Project: Spad S.A.4
1:72 Lewis Mk. II (MiniWorld A7206)
21 | 24. August, 17:01
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Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Guy, my visits to Hendon RAF Museum paid off 👍
4. September, 14:41
Moreno Baruffini
Many thanks, Bruce, I think it was one of the best build I followed and I think the result it's fantastic! Please go on with rigging!!!
4. September, 15:11
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your kind words, Moreno. The kit's struts are very fragile, so I would be sure to destroy it in my first-ever attempts at adding rigging.... so, I will just have to learn Photoshop instead 😉 sorry to disappoint.... 🙁
4. September, 15:16
Erik De Smet
Bruce, you could use Albion Alloys nickel Silver rod of .2 of .1 mm for rigging. It is stiff, can be cut with scissors, and glued with ca glue and will not put any stress on the struts. I used it for my Gladiator.
The Lewis gun is fantastic.
4. September, 17:11
Bruce Huxtable
Erik, many thanks for your tip. I am very tempted, and it certainly would add lots to the finished plane. Yes, I am impressed with the quality of the MG, and how inexpensive it was. Def passing on bughunter's recommendation!
4. September, 17:19
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
1:72 Lewis Mk. II (MiniWorld A7206)
Lewis Mk. II for Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter; S.E.5a; DH.2; DH.9A; Vickers Vimy; Nieuport 17-23
MiniWorld 1:72
A7206 (7206)
4. September, 11:28

August 28, 2021

Bruce Huxtable and Paulo Fonseca are now mates.
28. August, 22:28

August 24, 2021

Bruce Huxtable owns this item
1:48 F-86F-30 (Academy 2162)
F-86F-30 Sabre
Academy 1:48
2162 (FA155) 1998 | New tool
24. August, 20:24
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
Final pieces added, so now she is 'finished'.
26 | 27. July, 16:22
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Neuling
Top result! 👍 Really deserves presentation off the kitchen kleenex!
23. August, 09:17
Bruce Huxtable
Have a great break, Robert. Neuling, thank you for your 👍 too. I'm delighted with everyone's comments and 'likes'. I was thinking of a simple base with grass and tyre tracks, chocked wheels, etc 🙂
23. August, 10:05
Augie
Bruce, lovely looking spit, you've done yourself proud 🙂
23. August, 10:23
Bruce Huxtable
Thank you so much, Augie. But there is still lots of room for improvement, so I need to sharpen up my (limited) skills 🙂
23. August, 12:05
24. August, 06:04

August 23, 2021

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In progress
1:72 Lewis Mk. II (MiniWorld A7206)
 
23. August, 22:08
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Project: LVTP-7
1:35 LVTP-7 (Academy/Minicraft 1344)
5 | 22. August, 08:27
Mirko Römer
Following!
22. August, 08:30
Neuling
I like the jeep. Oops ........ it disappeared !
22. August, 09:13
Bruce Huxtable
Sorry for the confusion, Neuling, I'm making separate albums instead. But glad the jeep caught your attention before disappearing!
22. August, 09:40
23. August, 09:13
Bruce Huxtable
Given that these things emerge from the sea freshly washed, instead of mud and dust, a few sprigs of sea weed tangled in the tracks would be appropriate 😉
23. August, 10:00
Bruce Huxtable
The kit comes woith plenty of spare grab handles, so one was modified into a shoot bolt for a pair of farm yard gates, in a diorama! And it is fully-working 🙂
23. August, 16:53
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Getting the balance of paint and thinner was key... that, and modifying the paints so the tone and contrast look right, ...
3 | 21. August, 15:33
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', mates. I would never have dared to brush paint the AAMTRAC, if it hadn't gone well on the MUTT.....
23. August, 12:16

August 22, 2021

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2 | 22. August, 09:45
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Project: M151A2
Scratchbuilt
2 | 22. August, 09:29
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
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In progress
1:35 LVTP-7 (Academy/Minicraft 1344)
 
1 | 22. August, 08:27
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Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
2 | 22. August, 07:50

August 21, 2021

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1:35
Completed
1:35 LVTP-7 (Academy/Minicraft 1344)
 
1 | 21. August, 15:30

July 27, 2021

Bruce Huxtable started this item
27. July, 16:27
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1:48
Completed
1:48 Spitfire Mk.IX (ICM 48061)
 
1 | 26. July, 20:04
Bruce Huxtable
The question is, should I use PE extras, or stick to OOB?
27. July, 16:19

July 25, 2021

Bruce Huxtable and Johan van Meerloo are now mates.
25. July, 17:53
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7 | 29. May, 13:06
Noss BODE
Great effect! I keep it in mind for next step
22. July, 09:06
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Noss, and for your other 'likes' too. I need to get back to this soon - too many things not quite finished!
22. July, 09:43
Noss BODE
That's our curse, too much kits no time enough 😄
22. July, 10:34
Rui S
Looking very good 👍
25. July, 16:04
David Taylor
Smashing.
25. July, 17:24
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks, Rui and David. ?
25. July, 17:52
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The hemispherical covers were very thick, so have been thinned down lots.
4 | 22. July, 16:49
Olivier
Real name is 'Chenillette' not "Universal Scout Carrier'.

22. July, 17:04
Bruce Huxtable
Merci, Olivier ?
22. July, 17:27
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', guys.
24. July, 09:11
Robert Podkoński
Looking really good. Weathering and tarpaulin are very convincingly recreated. (BTW - according to your description it is 1:72nd but all the given reference links suggest 1:35th scale...)
24. July, 09:19
Bruce Huxtable
You are quite correct, Robert, but this vehicle is soo small, I keep forgetting. The tracks are only approx 5.5mm wide.
24. July, 09:33
Robert Podkoński
I know that - here in Poland we had similar "tankettes/chenillettes" - TKS - and when I saw the one preserved "in the flesh", I could not imagine how anyone would be willing to get into the battle sitting inside these contraptions. From my perspective TKS seemed smaller than my Fiat Panda 😉 Great work on this model, congrats, Bruce!
24. July, 09:40
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your generous praise, but I wish I could remedy mistakes in the suspension, and of course the tracks..... Ah well, next time ?
24. July, 09:43
Rui S
Nice litle thing 👍
25. July, 16:25
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25. July, 11:02
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1:24
Completed
1:24 Marshal Jessie (Master Box MB24018)
 
25. July, 10:59
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4 | 24. July, 17:13
Bruce Huxtable
Now with some dusty accumulations, and a few rusty knocks and scrapes.
24. July, 17:17
24. July, 17:21
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks, Robert ?
24. July, 17:29
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', everyone. I need to find a connection piece, for the piston to link to the long strut that launches the bridge.
25. July, 10:57

July 24, 2021

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1:24
Work in progress...
2 | 24. July, 10:10
JD
Cool! Will you be making a diorama?
24. July, 20:37
Bruce Huxtable
It would be a shame not to ? I have more figures to finish, and share first though.....
24. July, 20:58
24. July, 21:54
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1:35
In progress
1:35 LVTP-7 (Academy/Minicraft 1344)
 
24. July, 18:18
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3 | 24. July, 15:51
Robert Podkoński
Cool! I love the look of Churchill tank in general, but this is one is outlandish (I have not known that it can move after assembly...I am just sorry that it is 1:76th scale not 1:72nd, but I think I will dig my Hasegawa kit very soon... 😉 )
24. July, 16:04
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1:76
Completed
1:76 Churchill Bridge Layer (Airfix A04301)
 
1 | 24. July, 15:47
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In progress
1:24 This is my land! (Master Box MB24011)
 
24. July, 10:09

July 20, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
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Ideas
1:35 LVTP-7 (Academy/Minicraft 1344)
 
20. July, 19:51
Bruce Huxtable
First steps with this big empty box of a vehicle. More to follow in due course.
20. July, 20:07
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Lots of hatches that will allow views inside....
Project: LVTP-7
1:35 LVTP-7 (Academy/Minicraft 1344)
3 | 20. July, 19:52
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20. July, 19:29
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1:24 World of Fantasy - Kit No. 2 (Master Box MB24008)
 
20. July, 19:26
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6 | 15. July, 17:05
Vytautas
Looks really good! Very interesting vehicle. I feel an unhealthy craving for German vehicles that don't have a roof 🙂.
This one of them must be the most beautiful to me. I also have a Flak like this, but HobbyBoss (formerly Tristar), and finds it very hard to restrain myself from starting him until I've finished my started models.
20. July, 15:39
Bruce Huxtable
Hi Vytautas, many thanks for your comments, and your 'likes' across my little collection of 1:72 and 1:35 vehicles. Much appreciated, as I am very impressed by your creations ? I too have too many not-quite-finished projects, and plenty of choice in my stash.... ?
20. July, 16:10
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6 | 19. July, 18:21
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', all.
20. July, 06:40
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'like', Neuling - your dioramas inspire me with your attention to detail, and the story-telling. One day, I'll try to take my next baby steps.....
20. July, 10:15

July 19, 2021

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8 | 18. July, 09:41
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes' everyone. A few more 'classics' are being re-visited and tidied up... They were fine when finished but I can see a few areas that could be better....
19. July, 16:38
James C
That Jeep is awesome! Figures are always a pain in the arse. I avoid them. You've pulled it off

I've got a jeep and truck in the stash to be built of the LRDG (Kiwi) so it's inspiring work
19. July, 16:55
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your kind words, James. I'll upload some piccies of the truck soon. The set with figures and lots of cargo was a very enjoyable build. Have fun with yours ?
19. July, 17:48
Bruce Huxtable
Sea of Sand is recommended movie ?
19. July, 19:25

July 18, 2021

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1 | 18. July, 12:52
Bruce Huxtable
For Gorbygould ?
18. July, 12:54
Mark
We need to drive this tank to storm Downing Street and demand better funding for the NHS! 😄
18. July, 14:01
Alex K
Cool! Not only does this provide a civilian tank for Gorby, but, on top of that, it would be a perfect companion for his NHS Spit!
18. July, 14:30
18. July, 15:35
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 M998 Desert Patrol (Italeri 249)1:35 Infantrymen (Master Box MB35180)1:35 US 101st Airborne Division Crew (Trumpeter 00410)
 
1 | 18. July, 09:07

July 16, 2021

Bruce Huxtable completed this item
16. July, 21:32
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
1:35 Infantry (Dragon 6744)
Soviet
Infantry Winter 1941
Dragon 1:35
6744 2013 | New tool
16. July, 21:28
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
1:35 SBS w/ Kayak (Dragon 3023)
British
SBS w/ Kayak World's Elite Force Series
Dragon 1:35
3023 1994 | New tool
16. July, 21:16
Bruce Huxtable owns this item
16. July, 21:15

July 15, 2021

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An experiment in trying to create a 'soft-edged' camouflage using brush-applied enamel paint and thinners... Probably wo...
3 | 15. July, 16:42

July 14, 2021

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11 | 14. July, 16:22
Bruce Huxtable
Unfortunately I messed up the joining up of the rubber tracks, so they are far from perfect.... ☹️
14. July, 16:34
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes'. This is a very nice kit with lots of tiny parts to be careful with, that add to the finished model. I kept this one looking neat and tidy, as it waits to board a landing craft, destined for Normandy.
14. July, 17:36
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
14. July, 16:15
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1:72
Completed
1:72 M4 Sherman "D-Day" (Heller 79892)
 
1 | 14. July, 16:15
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
14. July, 16:15
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10 | 1. June, 16:53
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', everyone - all are much appreciated 🙂 This is a nice kit - so def recommended.
12. July, 17:45
Alec K
Nicely done Bruce. What color have you used on this?
13. July, 13:01
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Alec, that's very kind of you. I can't be certain, but I think is was Ocher, Humbrol enamel No 83. I may have adjusted it a little with Pale Stone, 121..... The instructions give two options: 'bright green', or match the picture! I tried to match the plane displayed in Prague's Technical Museum 🙂 I'll see if I can up-load some piccies, but the plane is very dusty!!
13. July, 14:40
Robert Podkoński
Good work, Bruce! Unique model.
13. July, 15:29
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Robert 🙂 The Technical Museum is full of inspiring vehicles of all sorts.
13. July, 16:27
Robert Podkoński
Indeed, Bruce, I have been in this museum several times before reconstruction.
13. July, 16:59
Alec K
Thanks Bruce.
14. July, 11:45
Bruce Huxtable and Robert Podkoński are now mates.
14. July, 06:12

July 13, 2021

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7 | 12. July, 22:11
John Thomas
Nice work
12. July, 23:53
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, John, there are lots of surface detail on this kit of few parts. The tracks, wheels and bogeys come as one unit, but with lots of detail to work with 🙂 Most of the large upper surfaces were only painted by dry-brushing.
13. July, 07:59
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', everyone 🙂
13. July, 08:00
Neuling
Top small scale build!
13. July, 08:11
Robert Podkoński
Looks fantastic, Bruce, congrats!
13. July, 08:23
Bruce Huxtable
Wow! Your generous comments are much appreciated 🙂 As always, the camera never lies, so there are areas that could be improved - including ensuring that the cabin fits snuggly to the deck before taking piccies... (no gaps at all, and a good fit, so no need for glue!). I might be tempted to try to put glass in the windows.....
13. July, 09:44
Robert Podkoński
I always feel the same about my models...🙂 I glued some transparent foil in my model and it seems to improve its look 😉
13. July, 10:06
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5 | 12. July, 21:47
Bruce Huxtable
I think that I will re-visit this one, just to tone down the white of the decals, and to make the weaponry less plastic....
13. July, 09:37
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
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5 | 12. July, 19:47
Bruce Huxtable
I think that I need to invest in a magnifying light and better quality brushes.....
13. July, 09:34

July 12, 2021

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2 | 12. July, 22:07
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
12. July, 22:00
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:76
Completed
1:76 Buffalo IV and Willys Jeep (Airfix A02302)
 
12. July, 21:46
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
12. July, 21:46
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
Scratchbuilt
 
1 | 12. July, 21:34
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1:72
Completed
1:72 SpPz2 LUCHS A2 (Revell 03208)
 
12. July, 19:42
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10 | 11. July, 15:44
Jonn
F&$#@@#$&amazin
11. July, 16:21
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your feedback, Jonn! And for the 'likes', guys ? The figures' postures help tell a story.
11. July, 21:42
Olivier
Hello. May I ask what paint you used ? What colour I mean.
11. July, 22:19
Bruce Huxtable
Hi Olivier. The vehicle has Humbrol enamel 121, Pale Stone. It may look a little green if it is picking up light from the tree nearby!
12. July, 07:13
Neuling
Very nice scenery! And I like the railroad tracks ..............
12. July, 08:37
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks Neuling, I figured a hot dry climate wouldn't rust the rails much.
12. July, 18:22
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9 | 5. June, 14:11
Peppy
One from the waybackmachine
So very cool Bruce.
6. June, 02:23
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Peppy. I have a Spad SA4 in my stash, equally unusual.
6. June, 07:40
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', everyone. I picked this kit up second hand at an IPNS exhibition and swap meet that was open to the public. I was delighted that the box contained two kits!
6. June, 11:08
Bruce Huxtable
I must re-visit this, and make some little improvements..... the camera 'sees' more than my eyes 😉
12. July, 17:48

July 11, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
Completed
1:35 Autoblinda AB 40 Ferroviaria (Italeri 6456)1:35 Military men (Master Box MB35144)
 
11. July, 14:39

July 10, 2021

Bruce Huxtable
I am putting off trying to use small photo-etch parts, until I am confident that I can apply superglue neatly. Can anyone please advise on suitable thickness of glue, and how to apply it cleanly? I am presuming that locating the piece dry, then relying on capillary action is best? All advice welcome, please ?
10. July, 09:59

July 5, 2021

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Project: Brummbar : Tamiya. 1:35
Scratchbuilt
6 | 4. July, 15:56
Bruce Huxtable
All constructive criticism welcome 🙂 suggestions for improvements?
5. July, 07:52
Rui S
I like it. 👍 What I would sugest, is a Matt varnish cote on the figures clouths, and to reduce the decal silvering, cut the excess suport film and use gloss varnish before apply them. Also use decal pruducts like Micro set or Micro sol, should help.
5. July, 19:44
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your advice, Rui. I'm having no luck with Matt varnishes. I've tried Humbrol Matt Cote and also an acrylic Matt varnish. Neither seem to reduce shine ☹️ All of the paints were meant to be Matt too! I've tried a satin Cote on aircraft before applying decals, and use DecalFix now too. These seem to work well in most situations.
5. July, 19:54
Rui S
Be welcome Bruce, did you use enamell or acrilic Humbrol Matt Cote?
I use enamell, but if I dont mixe it well, it dosen't work.
5. July, 19:58
Bruce Huxtable
Enamel, Rui. I'll give it a good stir and see if that works better.
5. July, 20:03
Rui S
You can see what happen to me in photo 294 and 295 (set 30), of the folowing album:

Marder II D_16 Inf Mot Div_Rasputitsa_Kalmykiya | Album by mig (1:35)
5. July, 20:11
Bruce Huxtable
You give me Hope ? That is quite an army you created - very impressed with your steady hand and good eyesight!
5. July, 20:25
Rui S
THX Bruce.
If you use an airbrush you should be ok.
5. July, 20:49
Bruce Huxtable
No, just brushes. I am finding acrylic paints much easier to achieve a good finish, and enjoying these challenges ?
5. July, 20:53

July 4, 2021

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Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
4. July, 15:47

July 1, 2021

Bruce Huxtable and Djordje Nikolic are now mates.
1. July, 17:11

June 21, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
15 | 20. June, 17:46
Alex Rodionov
Very realisti. ?
20. June, 19:21
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Alex ?
20. June, 19:28
Robert Podkoński
Fantastic! Can we get some WIP photos or the feedback on the quality and fit of parts, please?
20. June, 20:25
Bruce Huxtable
Hi Robert, sorry no WIP pccies, but the kit goes together with no problems at all. There are some very fine parts in the engine, so care is required not to break them. I didn't succeed in that respect... Def recommended kit. The photo etched parts are okay too, but the door hinges come in pairs of tiny parts. Too small for me...
20. June, 20:37
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your 'likes', all.
20. June, 21:06
Robert Podkoński
Thanks a lot Bruce. (I am afraid the PE parts will be too tiny for me too, yet I feel encouraged...but I do not know which one of three I shall start assemble first...choices, choices 😉)
21. June, 11:14
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes', everyone. Robert, pick the one in the smallest box first, and save the biggest til last 🙂 Have fun 🙂
21. June, 12:16
Robert Podkoński
Thanks for your suggestion, Bruce. Sure, this will be fun. In my stash I have also perhaps the most fantastic aerosan - Sever-2 from "Military Vehicles":
Soviet aerosan "Sever-2" ("N..(Military Wheels 7262, 1:72)
but this one will have to wait...
Nevertheless, I feel tempted to start the most recent offering from Trumpeter:
NKL-6 Aerosan (Trumpeter 02355, 1:35)

1:72 Soviet aerosan "Sever-2" ("North-2") (Military Wheels 7262)1:35 NKL-6 Aerosan (Trumpeter 02355)
 
21. June, 12:21
Bruce Huxtable
Me, jealous? No, not a bit, honest..... They both look great 🙂
21. June, 14:16
21. June, 15:43
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9 | 20. June, 17:18
Ben M
very cool. I bet that's a cold ride!
20. June, 17:35
Bruce Huxtable
Sheepskin coat, hat and mittens essential. Felt boots too, no doubt. No goggles though, so must have been exhilarating!
20. June, 17:38
Robert Podkoński
Surely, the smile kept frozen on soldiers's faces...😄
20. June, 20:27
Bruce Huxtable
Say "Cheese" for the camera ?
20. June, 20:39
Bruce Huxtable
Děkuju Karel a všichni.
20. June, 21:07
Neuling
Something special. Well done!
21. June, 10:23
Mike Szwarc
Nice work! I've read that the figures in this kit are a bit difficult to get in place. This must have been a cold beast to ride in!
21. June, 11:55
Bruce Huxtable
Hi Mike, the figures fit fine, but the multi-piece hats need to be adjusted so they look better. If I recall, the ear flaps need to be thinned down. No adjustements needed to make the crew hold the steering wheel or machine gun.
21. June, 12:10
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your 'likes' and feedback, everyone. The camera never lies, so there are definately a few areas where the paint could be improved....
21. June, 12:14

June 20, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 NKL-16 Armoured Aerosan (Trumpeter 02337)
 
20. June, 17:35
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
Completed
1:35 Aerosan RF-8/GAZ-98 (Trumpeter 02322)
 
20. June, 17:15
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
5 | 20. June, 17:07
Bruce Huxtable
Freshly white-washed, so no exhaust staining, yet....
20. June, 17:13
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
7 | 19. June, 19:15
19. June, 19:48
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks, Stefan. I just tried to make it a clean build. Beyond my skills to weather it like some fine examples on other member's albums.
19. June, 20:12
Neuling
Very clean and careful build. At first sight it looks like a 1/ 35 model. 👍
20. June, 09:33
Bruce Huxtable
Many thanks for your comments, Neuling. It's a nice kit with just enough going on inside to make it more intersting. I would recommend adding decals to the ammunition before fixing in place though, 'cos it's a tad tricky if one follows the sequence in the instructions!
20. June, 10:40

June 19, 2021

Bruce Huxtable completed this item
19. June, 20:37
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
19. June, 20:35
Bruce Huxtable completed this item
19. June, 20:33
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:72
Ideas
1:72 M2A2 ODS/ODS-E Bradley (Trumpeter 07297)
 
19. June, 19:07
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
19. June, 19:02
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
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1:35
Project: BA-10
1:35 BA-10 (Zvezda 3617)
2 | 19. June, 18:55
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
3 | 19. June, 11:10
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
In progress
1:35 Škoda PA-2 Turtle (HobbyBoss 83888)
 
19. June, 11:07
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
Completed
1:35 M151A2 (Tamiya 35125)
 
19. June, 11:06
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
Completed
1:35 M151A2 Ford Mutt (Tamiya 35123)
 
19. June, 11:06
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:35
Completed
1:35 LRDG Command Car (Tamiya 32407)
 
19. June, 11:05
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
A wee touch up on the tyres needed. Not sure there's much I do on the rest....
Project: SPAD XIII C-1
1:72 SPAD XIII C-1 (Revell 04192)
6 | 17. June, 20:33
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your likes, all.
18. June, 18:01
Erik De Smet
No attempt to add rigging ?
18. June, 18:59
Bruce Huxtable
I think I'd need a masterclass before giving it a bash, Erik. Lots of other skills to acquire first, perhaps?
18. June, 21:22
Erik De Smet
You should try Albion Alloys Nickel Silver rod : it is stiff, but it can be easily cut with scissors, painted with an alcohol marker, glued with kristal klear , and it will enhance your model considerably.
Nickel Silver Rod 0.2mm 305mm Long (Albion Alloys NSR02, No)

No Nickel Silver Rod 0.2mm 305mm Long (Albion Alloys NSR02)
 
19. June, 09:19
Bruce Huxtable
Well, I have no excuse not to give it a try, Erik. Many thanks for your advice ??
19. June, 10:58

June 8, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
7 | 6. June, 20:23
Olivier
Funny how the colours change according to which image we look at. Nice model for me.
6. June, 22:20
Mark K
Great work with this miserable old kit - lovely to see one built so well!
7. June, 01:25
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your 'likes' everyone, and kind words Olivier and Mark. This kit was heavily discounted having been water-damaged. The box had been a soggy mess but the contents were fine 🙂
8. June, 10:37

June 7, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
3 | 7. June, 19:52
Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 Polikarpov Po-2VS/U-2VS (Iom-Kit M101)
 
7. June, 19:49

June 6, 2021

Bruce Huxtable added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 Vultee Vengeance Mk.II (DFI Donetsk Toys Factory (ДФИ) 199)
 
6. June, 20:16
Bruce Huxtable added a new photoalbum.
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The intention was to match the unusual box-art colours. Tried 'wet on wet' to softly blend one colour into the next.
7 | 5. June, 14:21
Moreno Baruffini
Hi Bruce, I think that the camo isn't too bad! Moreover, you are now more experienced!
5. June, 14:54
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for your encouragement, Moreno. Wet on wet with acres of solvent sloshing around is not recommended! Acrylics seem to dry too fast to work like this, so I'll have to experiment further.
5. June, 15:37
Lost_Erik
That's a fun subject for experimentation. It calls you to do another. 👍
6. June, 01:09
Bruce Huxtable
I've been experimenting and learning lots, painting cobbled roads, stone and brick walls. Def not as easy as some modellers' dioramas look. Can't beat a challenge!
6. June, 07:45
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Bruce … try adding retarder to the acrylic paint ,,,, some water and dishwashing soap will do
6. June, 08:16
Steven Van Dyck
Maybe for outlining the brown spots you could have used a light brown pencil, so it would have been less of a problem if it shines through. Maybe if you add some additional layers it will improve, and the merging you could also achieve with a filter.
6. June, 09:07
Neuling
Bruce, you invented the marble camouflage pattern! 👍
6. June, 10:07
Bruce Huxtable
Thanks for the tips, Julian and Steven. In my defence, Neuling, I was trying to faithfully follow the instruction's pattern and the box-art colours. Freeform? Precision! 😉
6. June, 11:05

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