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2011 Christmas build !

OK you’re quite right the title is flippant, but it’s true ! – Started just before Christmas 2011 (in the full knowledge that we were going to be moving to NZ in April), and finished this afternoon… I reckon that in the Modellers Dictionary, you’ll find a photo of this wee thing alongside the entry for ‘Shelf Queen’ !!

What you see here is Tamiya’s 1997 Jeep with stowage from the stash, the figure is the first one I’ve attempted in about 25 years and isn’t too bad, but plenty of room for improvement. Eventually it’ll form part of a diorama alongside an M10 (the vehicle markings are for the 7th Armd Division, 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion).

Thoroughly enjoyed working on this wee jewel (on-and-off) over the last seven years. Wonder how long it will take me to build a ‘Kubie’ if I start on it next month ? – Please feel free to pass any comment, ask any questions or make any criticism.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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11 responses to 2011 Christmas build !

  1. Terrific looking jeep. The wood crates and the machine gun look great. Nice weathering around the base of the jeep. Look forward to seeing as part of a larger diorama. One day 🙂

  2. Ian, Nice job. I think that little beauty looks fine just as you’ve presented it.

  3. Ian @ij001, That’s a fantastic looking model overall. Excellent job!

  4. i think it’ extraordinary

  5. I like it…..turned out nicely IMO. 🙂

  6. Nice Willy’s, so is the figure! I shelved a Revell AWAC for about fifteen years before I finished it as a 707.

  7. Super work all the way around and that figure looks great. Great attention to small detail throughout.

  8. Great lookin’ Jeep, Ian! Your figure work is excellent as well.

  9. Thanks all, appreciate the replies and comments as ever. On-and-off I’ve probably spent around ten hours over seven and a half years which, let’s be honest, is a pretty poor rate of productivity !! – that said, when I started this I ‘knew’ exactly how I wanted it to look at the end of the process and guess what…

    …it’s turned out precisely how I imagined. Don’t know about you folks but I’ve found that doesn’t usually happen, usually there’s a compromise or two along the way.

    Next I’ll finish-up the Lightning for the RAF 100 GB, then a Ferrari F40… Stay tuned, thanks again and have a great weekend everyone.

  10. Hello Ian,
    Excellent looking Jeep. Set in a very nice diorama.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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