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Stevie's HMS Illustrious (Airfix 1/350) With WEM etch Options
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#1 Posted : 17 August 2014 19:16:41

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Hi,

Here are the pics of the finished build, at times I think I may have taken on a bit too much with the full etch kit, fibre-optic lighting and a resin sea base but it's all done now[biggrin]
Im no expert on the real thing but I may be wrong in painting the fork lifts yellow, pretty sure they would have been green - just wanted a bit of colour[biggrin]
The life raft canisters are also supposed to be grey but I painted them white for the same reason.

I also have no idea what is happening on the flight deck and I doubt that my positioning of the airwing is accurate but never mind, too late now[biggrin]

My idea of the harrier taking off worked pretty well I think and looks ok on the shots where the wire is not showing - if it is showing then please pretend it isnt there[laugh]

Really enjoyed the build though and for anyone planning this one then it is recommended and goes together very well, I think it would be a bit basic without the etch kit though.

Loads of pics here, apologies for any doubles, couldnt decide which to use so you get the lot[lol] -

For those interested, the build diary is here -
http://forum.model-space...spx?g=posts&t=12147
Steve



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#2 Posted : 17 August 2014 20:38:35

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I really love it Steve[cool] [cool] it was a joy to watch your build and and you animation really brings it to life. Totally agree on the artistic license with the colour, i would have done the same.

10/10 don't think you could improve on that much[thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup] [wub]
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#3 Posted : 17 August 2014 21:11:30

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Steve

Simple stunning build.

That base really brings the whole thing to life.

Love the harrier taking off as well - a very nice touch.

Thanks for sharing a great build diary.

Happy modelling

Tony
Happy Modelling

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#4 Posted : 17 August 2014 22:36:05

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Fab work Stevie, stunning build and I love the harrier taking off touch.... [love] [love]

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#5 Posted : 18 August 2014 01:02:34

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Fantastic build Steve, really enjoyed following this one, all your hard work has really paid off
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#6 Posted : 18 August 2014 01:12:24

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Hi Steve,
What a fantastic(and realistic) build[drool]
Your pictures of the Harrier taking off is awesome!
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#7 Posted : 18 August 2014 07:36:35

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Hi Steve,
I have followed your build from the start Steve and I must say I am still learning not only is it a great build but the way you have modelled the sea, looking at your build it gives you the feeling to go out and buy the kit, great stuff Steve.

Thank You.
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#8 Posted : 18 August 2014 07:40:49
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A fantastic build and fitting tribute, well done [thumbup]
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#9 Posted : 18 August 2014 09:37:44

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A fantastic build and the pics certainly are superb. You have certainly done the kit justice, and all the extra parts and hard work have paid off. [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]
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#10 Posted : 18 August 2014 09:53:28

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[biggrin] WOW a stunning build there Stevie love it [biggrin] Rgd Martyn
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Stunning Steve [drool] really comes to life with the base... [cool]


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#12 Posted : 26 August 2014 21:24:13

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Great work Stevw, really loving the finished model
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