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Completed George Washington 1776, Airfix Collectors Series, 54mm plastic kit.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! The Scots Grey has indeed made it into my queue. :) There are a few in front of it though.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo!

    Cheers,
    Ken
  3. Nap A Fixture

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    Come on Ken spill the beans ...what's in the line ...the lancer perhaps or foot figures ?

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  4. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Steve!

    Married and raising two kids back then, these kits were affordable and well done. Fortunately, I bought more than one of each, so they still sit in my Gray Army waiting to be painted. Since Washington was released in '74 and I turned 74 this week, I thought it only appropriate. :);)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Actually a series 77 classic is next. It'll be a surprise. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  6. Nap A Fixture

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    They were great ...look forward to you surprising me

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Neil!

    Being a hobby hoarder, of sorts, has served me well in my retired years. However, I also parted with many kits over the years. I smiled as I gave them away, but it was quite painful. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  8. chailey Active Member

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    Happy days indeed, judging by the number of replies to this post it gives an insight to the average age of the "modern" modeller, I wonder what the combined age would be?
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  9. blaster Active Member

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    Hi Ken,

    A wonderful nostalgic build. I had an old Historex pyrogravure until that gave up the ghost.
    Then I bought another exact same pyrogravure some years back from a new company. It's a wonderful tool - completely therapeutic.

    Unfortunately, that coy does not seem to sell the pyrogravure anymore. http://www.landmproducts.co.uk/


    Rgds Victor
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  10. Edorta A Fixture

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  11. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Victor! You can buy inexpensive wood burning tools but the key for me is the ability to vary the temperature like a true pyrogravure. Luckily my old, stand alone, dremel speed control works fine for that purpose.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  13. Chazman Active Member

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    Turned out great! And you can't beat the price!
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  14. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you sir! Much appreciated. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  15. MattMcK. Well-Known Member

    One of the first figures I ever did, I think the first mounted one. The very first two were the Grenadier Guard and Coldstream Guard that came in a bubble pack on a card. A great build! I may need to get one out for nostalgia's sake. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  16. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Matt! They are/were great figures to get started with. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  17. HansDig A Fixture

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    Missed this one but not too late! Great figure, great paintwork...yeaaahh Airfix...who didn't grow up with that brand!
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  18. well done!!
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  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Hans and Chris! Appreciate the comment.:)

    Cheers,
    Ken

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