I THINK I MIGHT JUST GIVE UP !!!!!

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:56 am

http://www.kiwimodeller.com/~kmodel/ind ... ery?start=%1$d

Handy to see what can be done..............I get that they are not RC(now) but wow......... :'( :clap: :clap:

Some fantastic reference and very high finish to what are as we all know, very basic starter models.
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Postby BarryC » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Excellent!, but don't give up. Just raise your bar. :thumbup:

Some exceptional detail work, shows what can be done with the basic HL tanks. :clap:

Thanks for sharing, Herman. 8)

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Postby lmcq11 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:36 pm

Excellent and inspiring models. We each have reached a specific level in skills, decided what is important to us, developed our own style and decided how much efforts and time we want to put on a tank.

I very much agree with Barry. Seeing beautiful work raises the bar and makes me want to do a better job than my previous work. Its also good to get out of the comfort zone and experiment new stuff rather than building the same model over and over again.

Besides, unless you have gardening or cooking skills... you can’t give up.

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Postby lmcq11 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:02 pm

and there is and will always be someone better than ourselves.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:16 pm

Yes yes that's all very well but nowhere near enough wing nuts and what happened to the tow hook on the back of the Tiger 1?
In truth an example of what can be done with a "Cheepo" Heng Long Tank.
You don't have to spend a fortune on a Tamiya to get good results.
You just have to be a modelling genius :haha:

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 pm

I genuinely don't see any work there that is beyond the average club model maker - it just takes time and practice to develop the skills and - most of all - the courage to give a new technique a go. Before long, it'll be another skill mastered!

However, some of the static model makers would die of fright when asked to make one of their models work, and....

Weathering. It seems that the trend is to wreck, rust and generally exaggerate each panel seam to oblivion and beyond. I've seen model railway locos so distressed that if was a wagon I'd refuse to be pulled by it.

We all do our thing our way but, most important of all, we experiment, take chances, stretch ourselves and develop whilst having fun on the way. You keep at it Corporal Bix!

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:04 pm

Thanks for sharing this Mr Bix. They really look quite extraordinary, but I agree with the others so far....

There are many masters right here on the forum IMHO, and your work is truly inspiring in itself.

Interiors are nice and really difficult to make perfect, but something must be said for the gents who not only paint and weather but also automate and make scale models drive and come to life.

Besides, you mr Bix are my favourite Kiwi modeller
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 pm

It’s the kind of detailing that I think we sometimes omit due to knowing it’ll all fall off in the heat of battle!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:04 pm

When anyone says they want to give up, I just show them this guy now. . . .

Watch "Guy on Wheelchair Climbs Salmon Ladder - 988034" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/ohbbH9imqAE
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Postby jackalope » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:08 pm

Herman, kind of why I gave up too.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:46 pm

jackalope wrote:Herman, kind of why I gave up too.

You and Herman are unfair to yourselves. I've met many a person that can't boil an egg, let alone put up a shelf, I know the director of Currys and Dixon's (not sure if he still is?) Anyway, he really couldn't boil an egg or put a shelf up, yet his wife on the other hand was very good at DIY and wooden toy making.

My point, for ever person that can do what you two can, there's probably a 1000 that can't.
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Postby gisalook » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:34 pm

Some stunning work.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 pm

Whenever I see something that impresses me, it makes me want to build something as good or better. The one thing I have learnt with RC tanks though, is that what looks great on a shelf ends up leaving a trail of parts all over a battlefield. It's bad enough indoors, but outdoors on grass those parts will never be seen again. :D
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:53 pm

Its the only good reason l can think of for cutting the grass!

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Postby Aussie » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:06 am

This bloke has some VERY detailed and long build threads on all his 1/16 H/L tanks which are a treat to read through.

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Postby Spartan tracks » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:13 pm

There stunning Herm and just the right amount of chipping and weathering clearly a very skilled modeller ...Andy
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Postby [ICE]monkey » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:33 pm

wow ,some seriously stunning modelling skills there
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:01 pm

Was it a tank on Antique roadshow ?
No ?
Dont care.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:03 pm

[ICE]monkey wrote:wow ,some seriously stunning modelling skills there


Sure Is Mr Ice

I have no doubt that he could make the things roll if he really put in, but the level of finish and detail is staggering.
The hardest battle day would not ruin the internal detail, could disrupt the exterior a bit though, but so does mine on a normal day !
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:32 pm

happytank wrote:
HERMAN BIX wrote:Was it a tank on Antique roadshow ?
No ?
Dont care.

Please do not be rude this is a forum, I don't wish to offend.


She's right mate, no matter how hard one tries, sometimes it happens.............I missed your intro thread by the way, had a bit on.
Tell us a bit about yourself & all that jazz.
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