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Nelson Jackson

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  1. Hello everyone, I hope we are all safe and sound during these awful times! The only good thing to come from it however is more time at the workbench! For me I have now finished university, and due to the pandemic it was a rush of chaotic mayhem, but I'm glad to say everything is done and dusted! I was also selected for a job interview, but due to the virus, this has been postponed. So it's just a waiting game. Enough about real world problems, me and rubbish! I almost visit the forum daily and it's just so good to check out what other people are getting up to. So I hope to do the same! There have also been a number of notifications from post reactions and approval, from over the past couple of months, which I am very grateful of, so thank you! During my time at university, my modelling has been progressing at a snails pace! And even at that, my military modelling comes out on top! So hopefully that'll change. One thing I did do over lockdown was restore this NCC rail chair. I obtained it a while ago and decided to clean it up using a wire brush. Once that's done, gave it a coat of red oxide, gloss black and outlined the letters in white. Take care! Nelson.
  2. Hello everyone, Excuse me me if there is already a topic on this, but I did try the forum search engine and Google search to no avail. I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of LMS (20/30s) road vehicle transfers in 4mm, it can be for buses, lorries or trailers.... I'm starting my search wide. I don't mind if they are waterslide or rub down either! I did try sunrise and fox transfers, but they don't seem to have anything apart from a sheet of "LMS" lettering. Thank you in advance, Nelson.
  3. Making great progress on this! I too like many others have this kit hidden away in the stash. Yours is looking well, keep at it!
  4. Hello everyone! I just recently finished this diorama, I hope you like it! Here is a bit more information for anyone interested... Peenemünde, Northern Germany, 12th November, 1945. Anyone with a basic understanding of pulse jet engines will realise that the model as portrayed... Would simply not be feasible in real life. Hence why I have based it upon a "alternate" history, outlined within the title above. The kit was supposed to be a stand alone, few evenings worth... But this changed into a fully fledged diorama within a couple of days. The E100, is pretty much OTB with a camouflage scheme loosely based upon the heavily debated King Tiger "Octopus" example. The reason for the red primer sides is to indicate that the spaced armour, was removed to compensate for the weight of the V1 rocket and launcher. No actual vehicle of this type was ever considered and only a chassis for the E100 was completed by 1945, which was then later shipped to England for testing. The buildings are completely scratchbuilt from plasticard and texture clay, again loosely based on real life examples. This time from the rocket factory in Peenemünde. The site itself was not fully operational until 1943 utilising slave labour in an effort to increase capacity for the infamous V2 rockets and newer inventions. It's effectiveness was short lived, whenever 596 British aircraft heavily bombed the site in August 1943, forcing production to be moved further into central Germany. The figures represent a strong contingent that would have been evident in Berlin around April/May, 1945. I have chosen to feature Waffen SS "Charlemagne", and Volkssturm soldiers within the diorama and each of them are using a variety of weaponry such as MP44s, MP40s, K98s, and the ubiquitous Panzerfaust. Specifications: Base (LxWxH) - 17x13x15cm Vehicle - Modelcollect E100 V1 Figures - Italeri SS & Pegasus Hobbies "Germans in Berlin" Build time - Approx 9 weeks Total hours - Unknown (probably too many) Disclaimer: For everyone who can read or speak German, then please forgive my ignorance to "Verlassen", it was only after that I found out it did not mean "exit", however I can live with it, for now! Nelson.
  5. This is how I have achieved brickwork on my models. Indeed there is no correct way, but this is how I have done mine, 1) Spray whole model with red primer 2) Whitewash the whole model for mortar 3) Dry brush your selected colour onto the model in a diagonal fashion (I prefer enamels as they dry slower and tend to dry flat without any sheen from the dry brushing) 4) Usually at this point weathering takes place, I first of all use a weak brown wash for the mortar and use various browns and oranges for picking out the different bricks (via the dry brushing again). Hope hope this helps! Nelson.
  6. I would also assume that this is the locomotive mentioned by JB above as seen on another forum. I hope this helps! https://irishrailwaymodeller.com/topic/8137-malahide-opening/ Nelson.
  7. Is this the colour being discussed? I have attached screenshots of the video to refer to, just incase anyone can't it find it. Nelson.
  8. What a superb build! And I really enjoy reading each post you publish, fantastic!
  9. Also on sale in Northern Ireland as of today. At £10 more expensive tho.... Still excellent value for money.
  10. I rather enjoyed the first episode and I'm looking forward to the second one!
  11. Hopefully no news is good news on this one, certainly looking forward to its arrival!
  12. Hello everyone, First of all I have no connection with this business what so ever, other than being a customer. I came across this company whilst I was looking for factory chimneys. Having already obtained a Bachmann one, I was looking for something different and these looked perfect. I bought them off eBay for roughly £7 each. They are both resin and quite weighty. They come in 2/3 pieces and I glued mine together using super glue. If anyone has anything to share or comment on then work away! I would recommend these to anyone who is interested. Thanks, Nelson.
  13. I have just tried it there and seems fine to me, hopefully you got sorted out in the end!
  14. Thank you very much for the suggestion on the fix, just like others the adverts were gradually getting worse and worse. But now there are none, thank you again!
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