Here is a list of all the postings Andy Smith 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: By bye for now, Stugs rule ok|
StuGmeister.......NOOOOO... say it aint so !!
Please don`t go into hiding!.... I understand it must be very difficult keeping your pecker up,with all of the health issues you`re going through,HOWEVER,WE,(Your milmod buddies),can help you throug,willlh the low times.....and,through our,(or basically MY!!),inane comments,can surely encourage a smile on that ugly Welsh mug of yours eh?!!!
Seriously though mate,i hope you and Sue are back on top form,(As well as can be expected of course), don`t be a stranger Sir......... You,after all,have been a stallwart of this great site,from my joining days!!
Take care Mate,will talk soon!
|Thread: Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero Fighter|
Evenin` D.D.!!(Sure i`ve seen your stuff on other sites)
Not into planes myself,but i do enjoy seeing a good un.......and this certainly fits the bill!!
That camo is quite tricky to replicate eh?..... especially by brush!! All looking good though Buddy!
(You Tease you!!!!)
|Thread: Eduard Airco DH.2 1/48 (BiplaneGB17)|
WOW Sir,that`s a superb figure there,and in the scale...... even more impressive,
He does have that Character from "The Fast Show",look about him,the Toff...... "Me,Left alone in the Nurse`s Dormitory ...... What ARE they thinking of?!!"
Excellent work indeed mate,
|Thread: HobbyBoss 1/35 M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen|
Blimey..... you certainly didn`t hang around on this one eh?!!
Liked the look of this kit from the start,and now,seeing it built up,it`s shot to the top of my "Wanted" list!
A few fit issues i see,but hey..... that`s all part of the challenge .Nice stuff mate,you`ve definitely been banging them out at some rate this year!!
|Thread: Stug III Ausf G in Italy 1944|
Been watching this from the shadows,gotta say it`s coming along very nicely,some great touches on the interior`s paintwork mate.
The StuG is,without a doubt my favourite German AFV of WW2...... there`s just a different "menacing" and "meaness" about them compared to other Tanks etc,
Anyway,great stuff indeed,i look forward to seeing this progress.
|Thread: Sd.Kfz.11 C`mon,we ALL know these eh?!!|
Right then,before the pics,i`d like to address all the "Lurkers" who may be looking in,(Although that sounds a bit sinister to me,why you can`t just be called "occasional viewers",i don`t know!!), in response to an ongoing thread at the mo. DON`T be put off by my "POST COUNT"..... that just means i talk too much! Also,the "PHOTO COUNT"....... just take a look at the one`s coming up,(and in my "Albums" if you like),..... and you`ll see it means NOTHING ......yeah,quite a few pics........ but i`m still crap!! So don`t hide.......JOIN IN !!
(That was a party broadcast from Smythe Towers),
The COMPLETED build....Side view.....
Various stages of painting/weathering already going on,but only due to build process,next......
Arse end there......and a very happy Smithy with just dropping on the load bed and all brackets touching!!
Down the tother side there,and now we move around to the front......
Well,ok,not EXACTLY the front...... but it is the other front!! Finally,("Thank God for that", i can hear you all say) not only the head on pic,BUT..... the WORST pic!!!!
So there you have it,it`s been a pleasure of a kit to build...... now it`s just left to me to completely ruin it with my painting!!!
Thanks for looking in,and as ever,any thoughts,tips,or good old abuse is totally welcomed
Well,can hardly believe it,BUT,the build is FINISHED ..... and quite a few bits left over for the Spares Box,mostly a complete exhaust system and a a load of stuff for a Cab....... seats,dash,clocks etc, some pics to follow before the weathering and detail painting starts. Firstly though....
Dirk,Thanks mate,it won`t be long now!
Scottie(Dawg),Cheers Buddy,the plaudits go to the kit itself ,not me mind!
Mr.R. Thank youSir,went through the middle of the Track,top and bottom,then tied the cotton off.
Bobby,Thanks Buddy,yep,some sort of Dio..... not sure what yet though!
Steve,Cheers mate,a figure or two yes,which ones?..... Depends on the Dio really!
Bill, `ere,that`s proper nice of ya me ansome!
..... Next up,the pic update of completed assembly..... the load bed is just resting on there for effect!....
What Si said......... completely agree!!
Yes,I agree Alan......... on BOTH counts!!
|Thread: Revell Sdkfz 251/3|
Liking this a LOT mate,great touches so far,
I have a real hankering for this 251 range of Half Tracks,watching all the the way!!
|Thread: Treating Etch parts|
WOW!!! A fantastic "Think Tank" of the Site`s heavy weights,on this subject eh Guys?!!
Really appreciate ALL of your thoughts and method suggestions,and of course for taking the time to actually post them up...... TOP TEAM ,
Simon,That`s pretty much how i`ve done it in the past,but the odd Malfunction popped up every now and then,probably more due to me messing it up!!
Si,Great idea there Buddy,tried it - to the letter,all good....... until i got to the baking stage!!
Dave,Annealing has led to disaster in the past for me! Cocktail sticks and CA,i agree,is the way to go Sir
Scottie,(DAWG), Nice tip on the needle there Bud....... and about removing some paint,
Steve,AH,I see you go down the "Hubble Bubble,Toil and Trouble" route eh? WELL,Rach,(Or the High Priestess of Smythe Towers),Likes that idea mate! BUT.....HOW VERY DARE YOU ........."If you have any left"...... How on EARTH am i supposed to know that ....... you KNOW that Matron holds the Cabinet keys!!
Mr.R.Mate,Rach gets nervous if i just pick up a lighter.....God knows what`d happen if i ran around the Parish brandishing my Gas Soldering Iron!!,
John,Some simple,sound,and very practical details there Sir,much appreciated! I think i`ll try and add some "Gel" type glue to my arsenal!!,
Dave,AHA..... Another "Heathen" eh......FANTASTIC!...... Me too mate,I like your Bisto Lid idea,and will nick that from you if that`s ok......Not your actual Lid,just the idea BTW,
Appreciate ALL the posts Guys...... Milmod United Eh?
Just want to pick your collective Brains if i may,
I have a flat "Etch" Grille for my Little half Track.It`s made of the Silver material,and is,as yet totally untouched.
I need to attach it to the,already painted,plastic bonnet and cross member. ALL surfaces are flat,so no bending,or awkward angles to contend with.
My questions are.....
1,What treatments do you recommend for the Etch part,........cleaning it up,type of primer/paint etc.
2. What type of glue is the best for Etch to painted up plastic,remembering that it is a Grille,hence i don`t want to be clogging up the holes in it!
Any thoughts much appreciated,
Thanks for looking in,
|Thread: Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger I early version Fujimi 1:72|
FANTASTIC stuff Steve,
Followed this all the way from the cheap seats,and thoroughly enjoyed every update! You`ve certainly ended up with a cracking looking Tiger,all the better due to your own hard work Buddy!
Really looking forward to the paint stages.
Simply superb work,well done mate!
|Thread: Sd.Kfz.11 C`mon,we ALL know these eh?!!|
AH,that`s better...... `ere we go......
So then,it was about time i shovelled on a few of the liddle bits,Head lights,mirror,Notek,and Rad.....
Oh yeah,forgot to mention that front plate thing! Next i thought of tackling the track sag-using cotton......
Not great,but best i can do because the Cab is already on!..... It`s better than it was mind!....and now......
Well,I know that by the time these things were produced,the Germans were running out of materials,but,REALLY....NO ENGINE ?!!, now i know that WE all know,German engineering is 2nd to none.... but surely even THEY couldn`t get away with that? Next up,the bit i was worried about.......
As i expected,it`s not a great fit,(I`d imagine it`s partly due to me ),so then...... Cement mixer out,and breaker at the ready..... But,just to show it`s NOT all bad news........
It`s kinda looking ok really,No great shakes with what needs doing! In fact,there are only a couple of steps left of the build!! Then i can really
Thanks for looking in,as always,any thoughts or abuse is VERY welcomed!!
Allen,Not me this time Buddy-i used a rattle can,(Tamiya),for the base coat,the kit is so small that it was just stress free! The Speedo issue is simply me being dumb, It`s not a decal,none were provided,so i hand painted my own version.....and obviously got it wrong....... Don`t matter tho`...... cos you can`t see ANY of it now!!
Mr.R. Yes Sir......That`s a great idea! Maybe we could all chip with a story too....... I love hearing about people`s experiences !!
Bill, Indeed i did mate...... Just didn`t want to confuse the masses!! Nice to see you`re on the case mind!
Jim,Why Thank you Sir,much appreciated,i`m looking forward to working further on the overall effects!!
...... Well,after all that,i need a lie down,Rolly,and a Zider...... will post up my update soon.......
Blimey!!..... What a response!!
Thanks guys,i`ve made some progress,but firstly.....
Karl,Good to see you mate,and thanks very much,
Scottie,(DAWG!!), Thanks for that,....Oh yes indeed Bud...... it took a couple of centuries to build Plymouth into Mega City One...... unfortunately the City`s planners seem hell bent on wrecking the place in double quick time!!
Tim,Cheers buddy,probably more of a shed than a greenhouse!!
Si,HA!! Yes,probably on both counts!! The mojo is HIGH on this one
John,Glad you approve Sir,and thank you! Where have you been recently BTW?,
Paul,Cheers Bud,always great to see you pop in,
Steve,Thanks mate,appreciated! Yep,it`s been lovely down this part of the world eh?..... The Moors is ALWAYS a good trip-we`re so lucky to have them on our doorstep!!
Bobby,Hey Bud!!.... What a great story there..... really enjoyed that..... when i was little,my Dad was a "Water Fairy"..... involved in the "Banana Boat" explosion in Plymouth Docks,(mid to early 70`s),a few of his mates had their legs blown off when the Deck shattered...... still remember his grief to this day!!
Fernando,Thank you mate,much appreciated,YES.....Staples are a good way to go!!
|Thread: M47 Patton (Italeri)|
Yep,get`s my vote!!
Very nice indeed James, I think the colour looks good too!
|Thread: Old Wings of the Fleet (Bi-plane GB)|
What a fabulous job you`ve made of that Sir,looks stunning!!
It`s impressive enough for a 1/35th,but considering it`s braille,it`s even more mind boggling! Well done indeed mate!
|Thread: 2017 Biplane Group Build (BiplaneGB17)|
That`s AWESOME mate!!
Well done indeed Sir!
|Thread: 1,561 Tough Marines. But right now, they all just want to curl up and die!|
RON!!!!! That is a cracking Dio there ..... it`s all been said by the guys,but i gotta add my groats worth.....
....As usual,the seascape is awesome mate,you really have mastered that effect to a "T" , so much so,that it takes the eyes away from the actual build...... again,when looked at on it`s own,the Ship is a very nicely detailed model!! I can look at these pics over and over,they really are convincing ......... in fact i`ve just GOTTA tell my workshop Buddy Mort......
"Hey Mort,come and look at this.......what you think of THAT then?" ...........
........."Yeah,it`s good Dad,but can`t you see i`m busy"
Hmmmm,sorry bout that Ron,
Anyway...... TOP TOP work Matey!!!!
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