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Completed Airfix 1/12 Napoleon worth a second look?

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Wings5797, May 20, 2014.

  1. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Gary,
    Thats inflation for you, a pretty good pay back for Airfix from the same 50 year old mold.
    I am getting the feeling here that they may still have a market from these old boys.
    Thanks for participating with such memories Mate.
    Best regards,
    Keith
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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France

    Hi Badger,
    Many thanks for looking in and I am pleased that you like him.
    There is an Company in the UK that sometimes manage to rare out of date kits. It may be worth havinga look on their website from time to time.
    http://www.kitkrazy.com
    Cheers,
    Keith
  3. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Cheers Carl,
    I thought that this trip back in time might re kindle the tank top threads:eek:
    All the very best Mate.
    Keith
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hello Rod,
    Good to hear that you like this little project. I am coming under increasing pressure to add some paint to it, so "never say never".
    Your route would seem to be the same well troden Airfix path that lots of us have gone down. Still having a few in your stash is a real difficult choise; Make or Sell. They are asking some high prices these days.
    Thanks again Rod.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  5. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Thank for your kind comment Anthony.
    All the best,
    Keith
  6. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Nap on Nap,
    I knew it would happen one day.
    I know that you like your gongs Mate but I did not see any in the original painting. Later copies (mayby from your fair hand) had the awards painted in.

    ref: Joan of Arc.
    My good friends in Orleans here are looking for an English man to put some blame on to. Where you (with your air rifle) on the night of 30 May 1431?

    [IMG]
    She really was a looker, I don't know about you. I wil have to consult with the Grand Poobah Jimbo.
    Good to hear from you Kevin,
    All the very best,
    Keith
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  7. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Hi Ian,
    That is a cracking figure that I never managed to get until a couple of years ago but didn't because it was too bloody expensive.
    The choise is yours Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  8. taff edwards A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Keith
    Great conversion really captured the moment and all those memory's from so long ago ,lol
    Cheers Chris
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Thanks Chris, good to hear from you Mate.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  10. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Makes my work seem positively pedestrian!

    Happy modelling,

    Mike
  11. swralph A Fixture

    Nice conversion.
    I remember making the Black prince as a kid,and painting it with black gloss,got a great drip effect:) could never convert anything though,still can't:eek:.however my brother was great at converting models especially mine when he threw them on the fire
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  12. garyhiggins A Fixture

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  13. Redcap A Fixture

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    That's a great skill you have there Keith with the putty. Me, I only wish I could get the old gap filling 'Milliput' into all the right places at the first attempt.
    Tremendous!
    Gary
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  14. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    Thought as the subject is on 1/12 airfix kits I should show this version of Anne Boleyn my 7 year old daughter did one holiday last year - I bought the kit on eBay in the absence of any other suitable models for her and left it with her whilst at the grandparents. When I came back I was amazed at what she had done - genuinely all her own work. Not bad for 7 eh!
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1400673350.397897.jpg
    Cheers
    Mat
  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    WOW!!!!! what a tallent you have there Matt. You must be really proud of Her Mate.....I am and I do not even know Her.

    So Miss Lambert you have a great ability to paint and you must stick at it. You do not have to only do figures try anything that you really like; animals birds even cartoon people. I wish you all the luck in the world and I hope to see more of your paintings on the internet.
    Best wishes,
    Keith
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  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Kevin, you absolute savage, everyone knows that when Joan of Arc was around they didn't have air rifles!:LOL:
    ( Mine took care of the Bismarck):whistle:

    You are so far from the truth Gary their air rifles were along the lines of the air guitar today.
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  17. prhayes68 Active Member

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    United-States
    There's me thinking it was the combined might of the Royal Navy which took care of the Bismarck when all along it was Keith and his air rifle. Your OBE is in the post. :)

    Pete
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  18. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Not at all Mike,
    For me your Light Cavalryman and the horse are first class and the balance of rider and horse on the front legs works and looks great.
    Best wishes,
    Keith
  19. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    France
    Thanks Ralph,
    Wasn't it so much better when gloss figurers were ok:cautious:.
    When your lovely brother coverted your models was it the time of the miners strike, that for me is the only way he would have survived the day.
    All the best mate good to hear from you,
    Keith
  20. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the kind and encouraging comments Keith - ill be sure to pass these onto her.
    Cheer
    Mat
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