Here are some pictures of my latest WNW build.
I have included some "work in progress" shots in case anyone finds it interesting to see how I went about it.
The speckle finish, whilst simple looking, is one of the most [...]
This is one of my many Tamiya 1/32 Spitfires.
It's the aircraft flown by W.O. Murray Lind of 485(NZ) squadron in 1945.
I was fortunate enough to acquire a brief copy of his history as written by his son Alan.
I also referred to the RNZAF [...]
This is my interpretation of the Junkers D.1. 5188/18 as entered in the Idflieg fighter trials of October 1918.
I built this one straight from the box except for the minimal rigging.
The Spandaus and seat belts are the supplied kit items [...]
This is my take on the Alfa 2300 Monza.
It's a fairly poor kit and reqired quite a bit of work. I've used somewhat massive amount of add ons, all scratch built to fit.
The engine bay is re-wired with various copper and vinyl pieces and a [...]
This is my Tamiya RNZAF Corsair.
It's a beautiful kit and really needs no aftermarket to make a fantastic model.
Nonetheless I added some HGW seatbelts as well as Barracuda cockpit stencils and various bits of wiring to the cockpit.
I also [...]
Here's the next chapter in my current motorcycle fixation.
It's Tamiya's XV1600 Custom which I have modified slightly to look more like a "semi-customised" version...
I removed all the kit's fake chrome and re-did all the metal [...]
This is my take on Tamiya's Yamaha XV1000...
Built from the box except that I removed the fake chrome plating and used Alclad for all the metal bits.
I decided to paint it in a custom "retro" style scheme with Tamiya's Pearl [...]
This is my Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M.
Built almost straight from the box using Mr Color and Tamiya lacquer paints.
The metallic effects are Alclad but with a couple of coats of Mr Color clear so it looks like automotive lacquer.
I lost the [...]
I decided to try my hand at something different so I got myself a 1/35 tank.
I couldn't believe it when I opened the box, 1000 parts!
I've added metal tracks and some wires and aerials, otherwise it's out of the box.
Hope you like it.
These are a few pics of my WingNut Wings Hannover Cl.II 13274/17 'white 4' of Schlasta 25 in 1918.
The fuselage and centre section lozenges were painted on the original so, in keeping with the theme, I painted them myself with hand cut [...]