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beowulf
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Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:30 pm

i picked this lot up in a sale in Boyes ages ago and thought it would be good to try and use them for a dio GB elsewhere
im not sure in what direction its going to go at the moment, possibly the WMIK and Jackal and a few of the troops watching over the quads crossing a ravine, or perhaps the Rover broken down. i dont plan on anything elaborate since im crap at doing dio bases
scale is strange to me, not sure how im going to get on with 1/48 vehicles, first time working with them in this scale
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Vinny
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Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:48 pm

This will be cool! Sounds like you'll have quite a bit going on in this diorama Paul. It should keep you busy for a while :D

Looking forward to seeing it come together!

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jaydee
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Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:56 pm

Great project. :o)b
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beowulf
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Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:25 pm

after a week on night shifts ive finally found the enthusiasm to make a start

an afternoons work results in 2 quads nearly finished, 2 trailers needing wheels and the main part of the Jackel done

hope to make a start on the Rover tomorrow

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ive also got the figures together, ive made them all just not sure which ones i will be using

they are a bit of small, im used to 1/35!.....would have been nice if Airfix had made a driver and a gunner for the Jackel or WMIK
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Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:18 pm

This dio has so much potential!
Really looking forward to seeing how you develop the scene...
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beowulf
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Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:07 pm

PlasticPaddy wrote: Really looking forward to seeing how you develop the scene...
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me too! :lol: cos at the mo i have only a vague idea......im shite at dios so this will be simple whatever it turns into
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beowulf
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:50 pm

im struggling with the juggling on this lot.........i dont like having two kits on the go, ive now got 2 x quads/trailers, 1 x WMIK, 1 x Jackal and a gaggle of troops!!!! lol........even harder when everything is the same colour!.....not even thought about the base yet!

ive painted everything since i figure im not going to be able to paint them when assembled, this way i can just touch things up

from left to right
2 quads + trailers then the WMIK then the Jackal

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Vinny
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Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:58 pm

Nice progress Paul! I definitely can see how this build can get a bit confusing with all those one colour parts :D

Keep it going!

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beowulf
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Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:11 am

Vinny wrote:Nice progress Paul! I definitely can see how this build can get a bit confusing with all those one colour parts :D

Keep it going!

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one box for each vehicle plus another for the figures

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but im still juggling builds. :lol:
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beowulf
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:21 pm

i am still working away at this.....slow going when its a couple of things at once lol

im impressed how detailed these kits are, and surprised just how many bits are in the boxes!

the jackal and rover are nearing completion.....looking forward to doing all the touching up and moving on to the figures

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