Mick's Grant

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by michael hilton » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:54 am

Hello everyone, lovely morning here in Mid-Wales. The M3 is about ready for a final touch up and decals. A most satisfying build.
Researching ' air brushing for beginners' time to raid the piggy bank. Busy following the various Forum builds.
If I go for the down the 'Air Brush' route.....come the Spring, and it's into the garage with the Panther for a re-paint....Mick
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:57 pm

Looks fantastic Mick, you have added a great deal of details to that model. Eye candy for sure.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:46 pm

She looks just great Mick 8) The airbrush will drive you mad but you will wonder how you ever did without it!
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by michael hilton » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:06 am

Good morning everyone, part of my side fence was blown down overnight, small potato's compared to some parts of this sceptered isle.
Thanks for all your kind comments. Just about ready to begin the Panther repaint. I am inspired by the period called 'Operation Nordwind'
I first spotted this event in WW2 on the internet, and while looking forward to build more interest at the 'shows' this year. All events I attend are generally static, so to provide a more interesting display I will construct a bridge of sorts, and drive the Panther up and over the bridge...…
I already have the basic structure built, this should provide some interest and there is always a risk I will inadvertently drive the model off the side :roll: Must check my insurance is up to date....Mick
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by Peter Silcock » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:02 pm

That's a practice part? Don't think you'll have any difficulty painting the Grant! :D

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:39 pm

Go for it Mick! 8)
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by Dennis Jones » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:12 am

Hi Mick,

This is a bridge I built quite a few years ago and we still use it at shows today although it looks a bit more battered now. It has been used on several occasions as a repair bench as many members on this forum will know.

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by michael hilton » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:55 pm

Hello everyone, it crossed my mind that the repaint of the Panther should be under Mick's Panther, not Mick's Grant, logic wins every time. My fault. :oops:

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:01 pm

Hi Mick

Good plan :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by michael hilton » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:08 am

Good morning everyone, well there you go....completed the Panther repaint, it's back under a dust cover for the time being, still far to 'cold' for her ladyship to transfer to the garage
To continue with the M3 Grant build....mostly completed. I fired her up and happy to say, all sound and motion systems are go. Mainly continuing with the markings. Other than that, following all the Forum builds and continuing to isolate....oh and thinking about what to build next :roll: Keep safe and well everyone....Mick
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by John Clarke » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:40 am

Hi Mick, the Grants looking great. Are you sure that's not a model life boat hiding under the sheet, a cunning camouflage plan to keep another model in the house :lol:
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by michael hilton » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:06 am

Hello John, well spotted, hiding under my work bench...the Rolls Royce and.....a kit I purchased earlier last year, OTW Designs radio control kit of the X51 Midget Submarine. To 1/12 scale. length 54" 6.3/4 beam. Model tanks keep getting in the way :lol: Best wishes John, following you build...Mick

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:25 am

Now a landing craft! There's an idea. Love the Grant Mick keep it coming. 8)
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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by John Clarke » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:31 pm

Sorry off subject, If I say Great Grant again and need a picture of the completed Panther tooo I should be ok :oops:

Hey :shock: I'm building OTW X53, Stalled a bit with the WTC,(Water Tight Chamber) building my own.
OTW manufactured ones are a bit pricey for what they are. (Though Iv'e got one in my 66" Nautilus) (name dropper).

My X53 was slightly started and sadly arrived in right poor state. :cry: Some thing to do when I have more time, (fat chance there with the UC coming out) still it's the thought that counts.

I always think of model submarining in the local fishing pool is "like flying a model glider in the dark, you might get glimpse every now and then".

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Re: Mick's Grant

Post by michael hilton » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:21 am

Good morning John, I purchased the complete kit and dive system from OTW last year. Drilled most of the flooding holes, however the Grant was forever in my mind. Eventually gave in and purchased the M3. Never looked back, a most enjoyable build.
If I live long and prosper maybe revisit the X51, who knows....Beginning to warm towards the Stug, a manageable size for a limited space. I have to hide these models somewhere....stay home and have a nice day...Mick

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