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  • B47

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Challenger

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • Ford Escort

    Votes: 2 33.3%

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OK, looking at what model to get next to build. Looking for a bit of a challenge to practice painting. I have a few ideas:

1. B47 bomber. Not that challenging but needs to have areas masked off
2. Challenger tank 1/35 scale. Reasonable size with quite a bit of detail in the kit. There are lots of opportunities for painting too.
3. Mk2 Ford Escort rally car. Need to get decent finish on the body.

Sort of leaning towards the tank…



 
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Hadn’t noticed the DB5, might get that too. The Escort RS appeals though I would like it to have been the Bjorn Waldegard Works GP4 Eaton Yale Escort RS1800 1978 Lombard RAC Rally. Might be easy to paint as that. When I worked for Coke I was at a bottling factory and we had Eaton Yale forklifts. The sales rep turned up in that Escort! Apparently it was a prize for a sales drive for a day. I may have had wood. 🤓
 

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Hadn’t noticed the DB5, might get that too.
I love the DB5... but tbh I was just lucky to spot it on the website, I went to check out pics of the Escort model and this babyb was first in the list... :)
 

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Challenger it is. Though if I am in the shop it might be worth getting one or two others whilst I am there. Plus I am in the good books because I got her a ticket for someone in the Edinburgh Book Fair. 😊
 

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So went there today and apparently there had been a sudden rush on modern armour and despite showing as being in stock they didn’t have one. So after a quick browse went for this one as it can also be done in a desert camo. Tried to find a few others like the DB5 but that too was elusive to find.


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Cool might be a very realistic modell since the original tank also stood more than moving, because of bad motorization and lack of fuel.
 
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Have to admit I am pretty ignorant about tanks but it is one of those designs that doesn’t really change much except for details. A bit like the car really where the basic design hasn’t change that much despite the power source technology improving.
 

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The Tiger is nearly done. Just another dull coat needed to seal everything.

Did go to the model shop yesterday. The DB5 kit is very old. The dies used for making it could well be as old as me - a few years. May still get it at some point.

They still didn’t have the Challenger but they did have an M1A1 Abrams. Fancied something a bit more modern. The kit is a bit easier to make because of the tank’s design and the tracks are ‘rubber band type’ - just super glue the ends together - but will still need painting.

Riz was right, you do look for things to paint. One wheelie bin has new numbers painted on it!

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I am really surprised how easy it is with even a little bit of practice to get a reasonable finish with an airbrush. Pretty sure I did a Lancaster and B47 when I was a kid. Might add them to the list. :D