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: Master Box 1/35 Sd.Kfz.1 Staff Car|
Making a good fist of this one so far Dave,despite it`s issues!
I added this to the stash about a year ago,eagerly opened the box,with much anticipation of building it up straight away,
THEN,after seeing some of the more "Delicately balanced" sprue bits,i quietly closed it up,and slid it,guiltily back into said stash!
Anyway mate,it looks a cracking little staff car,has a real sense of "early motor arrogance", looking forward to seeing how it ends up,
|Thread: New Panzer Crew figures from Tamiya|
Sorry,I`ll withdraw from this!
It would appear that what i meant to say hasen`t come across as i first meant it
Still good figures mind!!
HA!! I see what you mean from that pic Alan!!......
But i may not of put my point across properly...........
I was meaning the "Older" Tamiya figs...... i was pointing out that the "more recent",other figs have surpassed them ........
I`ve ,more or less moved on to Resin Figures in the stash these days,but will try and incorporate the plastic ones when i can, but...... there is still scope for using the old guard!!
Edited By Andy Smith 1 on 13/05/2017 18:25:49
They do indeed look fine figures,
BUT,i think the 1st and 3rd in the group shown,look VERY SIMILAR to some miniart,(I think?!!),figs i used on my StuG build a few years ago.....
Yes,the figures are very nice..... however,are they just enhancing previous efforts?....
not saying it`s a bad thing,all progress is good,and all of us modellers benefit from the advances..... just wanted to give a shout out for "OLDER" stuff....... it ain`t THAT BAD ,
|Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017|
Yeah,it`s a very cool book indeed,you`re spot on about these being "Specific",if you look up their whole range it`s quite amazing some of the subjects they devote a whole book too! I hope you manage to catch Postie for your new books soon mate!
Don`t bother mate.......... there ain`t one!!....... cracking set of books mind,
Edited By Andy Smith 1 on 11/05/2017 19:53:35
|Thread: Stug fest rebooted|
Seat for me too please StuGmeister!!
I saw these purchases of yours on "Latest Acquisitions" earlier this evening..... and lo...... the thread appeared!
Seems like your recent mini holiday into enemy territory has certainly fired up the mojo again mate,(GO ON.... you just KNOW that if you embrace the Cross Of St. George it will make you happy!!),
Super quick start there,awesome in fact!!
C`mon then,bring it on!!
Andy,and of course....... Mort
|Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017|
Well,you lot sure have been busy!!
I however,have been a little more restrained,.......just a book,YEP........ ONE book!!
BUT ...... what a great little nugget,now,i have several of this "Images Of War" series in my collection,covering various aspects of WW2,and think they`re not only an interesting read,but also,VERY useful for builds,and Diorama ideas,
This one is perfect for my current AAGB build,(and for other projects in the future),normally retails at £14:99,but i blagged this one off EvilBay for just £6:49 delivered............
IMHO it`s a superb book,with all 126 pages crammed with excellent info and great real time photo`s..... HAPPY DAYS!!,
|Thread: Achtung Flugzeug! (AAGB17)|
I must agree with Scottie there,you`ve created a lovely little scene there,the revetment looks excellent so far,with the weathering it`ll all tie together very nicely IMHO,
Top stuff so far mate...... liking it a LOT!!
|Thread: Even a Big Bruiser Battle Wagon needs little helpers......|
I blinked and missed this!! As ever,you`ve done a sterling job,and..... in your own,indomitable,fashion,
A first class pair of escorts there mate,i`m looking forward to see them with the King George,
Top work indeed!!
|Thread: Out numbered|
Good evenin` Joe,
Been watching this all the way from my back seat here,and gotta agree about the figures ..... they`re all looking absolutely superb so far mate,
The building is very impressive,i personally, love that side of scratch building and you`ve made a great fist of ........... although congratulations about some having" nice shingles" sounds a bit wrong!!
All in all this is looking most excellent Sir,
|Thread: MENG KING TIGER WITH INTERIOR|
Great to see you back around the place again ,
Looks like you`ve taken on a real monster of a build here,it`s gonna keep you busy for quite some time i think.....and that`s BEFORE you spiral downwards along the correction/scratching path...... which i`m quite sure you will mate,
Anyway,looks a fantastic kit,and with those great refs...... I`m sure we`re in for a treat.... booking my seat right now thanks!!
|Thread: Running with the Devil (SSGB17)|
Mick,sorry mate,missed you there!....... I`ll certainly meet that bloke in the ward...... NURSE !!
So then,my progress...... First up,and just for John H here......
That`s the snorting Bull there...... painted on by the crew after their "Heroic" sinking of the Royal Oak,,,You can see,(I hope?!),the downward brush strokes of the outer "Blue/Grey" Aqua colour-as i`m hoping that`ll aid the streaking later on?! ..... Next up.......
A bit more of the brush painting effect i`m trying to get,also,on these real Subs,there was a double skin,however,on this kit,not so,so if i`d drilled the vents out,you`d just see the inside of this build?!!..... So i decided to try and paint the areas with a block of wash-therefore,(Hopefully),showing a type of "inner hull" shading,Next.....
From further back here..... Looks much better from a distance eh?!!.... Now.....
.... my basic fiddling/filling of those horrible gaps there..... more surgery needed yet mind!! ...... and.....
OH YES..... I did the last DECAL......RESULT!!...... and,just dry fitted........
It`s starting to look a bit more like a U-Boat now eh?!!..... well.......... maybe!!
Thanks for looking in,as always,any thoughts,hints,tips.....or plain old abuse is very welcomed!!
Well then Guys,
An update is definitely required,if only to show i`m still going with this one,it`s very slow progress i`m afraid,firstly mind.......
Mr.Ballard,Thank you very much Sir,welcomed support indeed,
Jon Hep,Cheers mate,i just hope my EXTERNAL painting doesn`t let it down,
Peter,Great to see you popping in Sir,yes,they`re not popular,but i can sort of see why!!
Si,Cheers Buddy...... I`ll probably mess it up at some point!!
Fernando,Thank you..... and i hope so!!
Steve,HA!! ....... Yeah,a Gold would be good....... but then the governing body would come along and exsponge ALL awards due to doping!!
Bobby,Hee Hee,nice one!!....."On the ropes"..... not so sure yet.... but i`ll give it my best punch
John H,Yes they do,and as i`m sure you know,it was put on after the sinking of the Royal Oak,in Scapa Flow-as a rebuff to Winston Churchill....... look in later mate,
Mr.R.SEAWEED....... Hmmmm,now there`s a thought Sir!! if a floating sub then yes..... however,being a "Cut-Away".... probably won`t work!!
Scottie,(Dawg!!),Thanks buddy,very much appreciated,and great to see you,
That`s it for now,will organise the pics,and post up soon....... don`t get too excited mind!!!!!!......
|Thread: Me109 E|
Well mate,that`s looking SUPERB already,a cracking little dio,
Very nice indeed,well done Sir,
|Thread: Get well soon Mike Durnford|
Get well soon there mate........ or i`ll send Mort over !!!!!!
Take care buddy,
|Thread: A very sad day for the family...|
Yes,undoubtedly a fine age to reach,and what awesome advances in the world she witnessed..... and probably endured many hardships along the way too!
Our deepest sympathies go out to you,and all your family at this traumatic time,
|Thread: 2017 Anti Aircraft Group Build (AAGB17)|
All looking good here guys...... fantastic stuff!!
Sorry,but far too many personal blogs for me to keep up with i`m afraid,due to my very limited bench time of late.... I must say though,(and this probably won`t go down well),when i first joined the site,a GB Thread was EXACTLY that.....
Hence,you could pop in and catch up very quickly,a few updates,a couple of pics..... and gone!! ALL in the GB thread...... no more tho`..... i had to spool back just to find it..... YEP,I`m a "Stick in the mud" !!
Anyhoo,here`s my update for my meagre Flak 43 offering,base colours,with tentative high lights......
Yeah,i know,what a Mish Mash eh?!!..... but,i have a plan..... some further stuff gone on......
..... Hmmmm,i don`t see the problem with this weathering fancy dan stuff..... just some very basic wear....
again,still tiny steps,and forget the most of the colour discrepancies,be sorted soon,FINALLY for now,the Gun mount just plonked onto the base......... probably all wrong,but HEY.... I`m from DEVON !!......
A LOT more to do,but i`m quite chuffed how my Teeny Weeny modelling brain has struggled to cope....and guess what...... I DO have a plan to make something that`ll be at least Childlike,
Paul M, HA!! It seems to me that whenever i think of things i did/got in my past these days,i quickly work out how long ago it was and come to the same conclusion,it`s forever ............ "A very long time ago"!!!!
Paul R,thank you for taking the time to take and post those pics mate,I`m interested in the Carb Mesh please,if you pm me,we`ll come to an arrangement Sir
Simon,Cheers mate-i`ll look them up for future stuff,
Thanks ALL again,
|Thread: Plymouth Model Show (Lot's of photos!)|
Well mate,some superb stuff on display there,makes me even more gutted that i didn`t get there,and meet up with you and Bobby,
Like Jim,my attention has been grabbed by the burnt out/wrecked Panther,Scout car and Pz IV....... did my first wreck,(A Jagdpanther),a while back,and thoroughly enjoyed it-not to that excellent standard mind!
Also..... You won an award eh?!!...... kept that quiet didn`t you my friend?!!........ CONGRATULATIONS indeed Sir,and most deserved !!
Cheers Mr.R. I`ll go and find his blog
Mick,Thanks for the offer mate,however,the rubbish that`s supplied measures 52 x 65mm,which you then cut to a paper pattern.
Jim,Thank you very much Sir,I`ll check `em out dreckly,
Thanks chaps,MUCHLY appreciated,
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