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Over the years I've built all sorts of models, dabbled in R/C aircraft (mainly gliders), scale non-sailing yachts and woodwork but usually come back to N gauge.

 

Here are some of what I've built recently.

 

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1/35 Tamiya Panzer II with some added etched details and extra figures

 

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1/72 Sherman Firefly

 

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1/72 Sherman

 

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Another 1/72 Firefly in a small diorama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very interesting thread!!

I use to make my own british and german pilboxs and gun batterys for my Tamiya 1;35 scale WW2 tanks..

 

I made these few years ago now,

so they realy need upto date scenery...

 

Here is my German coastal gun battery..

 

 

cheers neil..

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I've dabbled with 1/72, 1/48 scale aircraft in the past, but don't these days as I have nowhere to put the things anymore and all the ones i did have didn't survive moving house sadly. Also dabbled with wargaming figures (mainly GW Warhammer 40K) over the years and the odd bit of armour (1/76 and 1/35).

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The rigging on the 1/72 biplanes is impressive: how is that reproduced these days?

Monofilament nylon thread. That's what I use anyway. Drilled and glued directly into the model on small scales, such as 1/72, but using metal eyelets and tubes to fix them to the model and to give the appreance of turnbuckles on 1/32nd scale, such as on this 1/32nd F.E2b that I built last year.

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The rigging on the 1/72 biplanes is impressive: how is that reproduced these days?

I use hair. My own actually. At about two thousandths thick, its actually underscale in 1/72nd. But it is fairly tough and doesnt stretch.

 

Monofilament, while probably easier to work with, just catches the light in a way I dont like. Unlike hair, which almost disappears at the right angles.

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Monofilament nylon thread. That's what I use anyway. Drilled and glued directly into the model on small scales, such as 1/72, but using metal eyelets and tubes to fix them to the model and to give the appreance of turnbuckles on 1/32nd scale, such as on this 1/32nd F.E2b that I built last year.

 

I find the FE2b such an interesting aircraft.

They had next to no idea how to add weapons so they just sat a gunner right in front of the pilot. Not to mention one of the few combat pusher aircraft, and with little fuselage if it can even be considered one.

Its something straight out of a cartoon.

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I find the FE2b such an interesting aircraft.

They had next to no idea how to add weapons so they just sat a gunner right in front of the pilot. Not to mention one of the few combat pusher aircraft, and with little fuselage if it can even be considered one.

Its something straight out of a cartoon.

I've just done a quick google of "fe2b" - I had no idea of the size of the things!

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