Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Back in Blighty

So I got back from the US and managed to clear the computer problems that plagued my wife and daughter whilst I was away.

In the last couple of weeks I have been building a Dragon JagdPanzer VI, using it as test vehicle for a new rangeof paints and filters from Lifecolor. The main set used was the new Lifecolor German WWII Tank Colours - Set 1 along with the Tensochrom weathering filters. I have been very please with the results - photos to follow. The rust effect is particularly good.

Last night I made my regular trip to North Essex Modellers in Colchester - http://www.nesxmodellers.org.uk. My JagdPanzer was a bit overshadowed by Geoff Wood's T-34 but the contest was won as usual by Jan Maes/Alex Williamson - if ever either of them enters an aircraft they win! For photos of the models check out the web site. For my sins I take the photos and maintain the site.

The exciting news this week is the 6-Hour Build. This is sponsored by my model shop. This Sunday it involves 16 people sitting down at 12 and finishing at 6 - in between they make and paint a model of my choice - they choose aircraft or armour and they all do the same kit within that choice. The points at the end favour those who finish rather than those who spend 4 hours on the cockpit. The last one was fun so watch this space.

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