Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reader's build: "Avenging Vulture" scratch build by HG Barnes

I always love it when readers of my blog get in touch to share their work with me. It's great to see what other people are doing and follow the progress. Today I've got a special scratch build by a reader to share with you all: the "Avenging Vulture" by HG Barnes from Alberta, Canada.


HG said he was inspired by my sci-fi scratch build to do one of his own. Embarrassingly for me, he will be finished his way, way before I finish mine!


Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes


The basis of HG's ship is a kit of an Italian bomber from WW2. I couldn't guess which it was when he showed me one of the early pics - ten Dave's Model Workshop bonus points to anyone else out there who can guess what it was! ;)

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes


I'm loving the shape that this has taken. It looks suitably predatory and purposeful - it reminds me a bit of a Ju-88 Stuka, all harsh angles and brutal lines. I like how menacing it is. There's also a bit of a Klingon Bird of Prey feel in there too. Nice.

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes


Preshading and basecoat painting has been finished, and HG is now at the stage of applying decals and commencing weathering.

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes

Avenging Vulture scratch built sci-fi ship by HG Barnes


I'm also enjoying spotting pieces from various kits: the rear engine deck cover from a T-34, and various tank track pieces in the old bomb bay.

A big thank you to HG for allowing me to share this with you all, I love your work mate and I'm looking forward to seeing how this one finishes.

If anyone else wants to share progress pics, please just get in touch. I always enjoy seeing them and featuring them on the blog if you're happy for me to do so.

Cheers,

Dave




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