Commissar of Grievance

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BKirwan
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:55 pm

For some reason or another last weekend I did something I have in 25 years of modelling never done before - fired a scratch-built steam-punk type model together. I was actually working on a Tamiya Fw190 A3 and I think I was so bored with how well it fitted together that my hand went a wandering.

The main body part is the fuselage ventral fuel tank from the Italeri's B-58 Hustler chopped off. I started with the pilots station using the 1:48 pilot from the Tamiya Fw190 kit and some bits of one of Revell's Stars Wars kit's. The tail unit is also for the B-58, the wing units form a Su27 (or Mig29) and the cable cutters are from the Revell Type VII C u-boot. After that it's a explosion of parts from the spares box and Everegreen.


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Parts still to come including modified side fuel tanks and ventral fins.

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I am going to call the pilot the Commissar of Grievance as there seems to be a lot of them about these days ;(
The pilot is 1:48 Luftwaffe (needing Borg type interface with the control panel ) and 1:35 head from Takoms St Chamond tanker with face mask and with a respirator, trunk and mohawk added for good measure.

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Enjoy !! Will post update when I get around to painting this thing.
regards

Brian


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Vinny
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:58 pm

Very cool project you got going on there Brian. I wouldn't list Steampunk as one of my favourite genres of modelling but I do enjoy looking the models and seeing if I can spot where the parts have been taken from :D You certainly have to have good imagination for these types of models.

Looking forward to seeing the progress.

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BKirwan
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Quick update
Have got nearly all the painting, weathering, decals done and most if not all the final assembly finished. Not 100% but 98%
Am orking on the diorama and will add some photos of how that is taking shape in the near future.

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Vinny
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:25 am

Well that turned out pretty well! It's certainly different anyway and the it's amazing what can be cobbled together out of the spares box. Nice job Brian! :DX

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BKirwan
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm

Thanks Vinny .
I actually have to finish it up as I have made a little diorama to go with it. Will post here when its done.
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