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Stevie's HMS Illustrious (Airfix 1/350) With WEM etch Options
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#1 Posted : 17 August 2014 20:16:41

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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 nowBigGrin
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 colourBigGrin
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 nowBigGrin

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 thereLaugh

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 lotLOL -

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 21:38:35

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I really love it SteveCool 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.

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#3 Posted : 17 August 2014 22:11:30

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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
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#4 Posted : 17 August 2014 23:36:05

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

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Fantastic build Steve, really enjoyed following this one, all your hard work has really paid off
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Hi Steve,
What a fantastic(and realistic) buildDrool
Your pictures of the Harrier taking off is awesome!
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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.

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A fantastic build and fitting tribute, well done ThumpUp
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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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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 22:24:13

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Great work Stevw, really loving the finished model
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