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    Huddersfield, UK
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    Chris Ward
  1. Studio27 1/20 Williams FW24

    Finally got it finished. Very happy with the finished model. Front and rear wing went together without any problems, wheels and body detailing added. I used a 6 point fabric harness to replace the photo etched parts that came with the kit, other than that everything is out of the box. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  2. Studio27 1/20 Williams FW24

    Here is the next update on the studio 27 williams. Getting close to having it finished now. All the main body decals have been placed and a clear lacquer added over them. The front and rear suspension is installed and all done in carbon fibre decal, along with the floor and the inner cockpit. All that remains now is the front are rear wing, wheels and a little detailing around the car. Hopefully I'll have it finished in a few days. Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  3. Trumpeter 1:12 Ford Gt40 Mk2

    Here is the next update on the Ford GT40. Lower chassis painted section has now been sanded and polished and started to fix the front suspension pieces and engine mounts ready for the engine to be installed, which just needs a few more hoses to be done. Also started on the cockpit, seats added photo etched washes for the seat vents and the dashboard which i've added some scale toggle switches for a little extra detail. More to follow, Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  4. Trumpeter 1:12 Ford Gt40 Mk2

    Here is an update on the Ford GT40, I've done a little more work on the engine block using 7mm tubing for the exhaust tail pipes. The lower part of the chassis is now painted, decaled and clear coated ready for the front suspension, cockpit to be added. The main body is almost ready for paint, the body parts and doors fitting together reasonably well but there was a little tweaking needed to ensure the panel lines remained equal and there wasn't any ridges between the two. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  5. Trumpeter 1:12 Ford Gt40 Mk2

    Hello vamach1, to give you idea on cost of the build is it in the ball park of $600 with the kit included. I build models at a cost I believe is acceptable to both myself and the client. I don't necessarily price it on hours spent building it. By this I mean I don't do this as my sole income, its just a side venture/hobby which I would be doing anyway so it pleases me that i am able to make a little income off doing something I enjoy. I much prefer building models than collecting them so its works out very well for me. If I were to price accordingly per hour spent then yes the cost would be much higher but then I wouldn't be building very many and loosing a lot of my passion for build models that I wouldn't be building myself. Saying that I would raise my fee for a model that included more detailing, this GT40 is a curbside build, if it was to be built with the KA detail set for example the price would be higher. Hope that all makes sense, it does to me!!!!!
  6. Trumpeter 1:12 Ford Gt40 Mk2

    Here is my latest client project, the Trumpeter 1:12 Ford GT40 Mk2. Its being built as a curbside model however all the box stock pieces will be done as per the instructions. The doors and rear body work are now in position and I've worked out the differences between the joins. I've done this only with a rough file at the moment so a fair bit more work is needed before priming. The lower chassis section is a little further on in progress. There was a bit of filing needed on the top edge due to a ridge between that and the lower edge of the top body section when placed together. I got the smoothed out and have now primed it ready for color. I've got the main engine block together and it's had its first coat. Moving forward the plan is now to get the lower chassis section finished in color, decals and clear so it can be left to fully dry before sanding and polishing. During this down time I will prepare the main body section, front nose section, complete engine, and the parts ready to go on the chassis. Chris Ward www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  7. Studio27 1/20 Williams FW24

    I've been so busy lately with doing client builds that I almost forgot about this little Williams I started ages ago. So today I decide to make a start of getting it finished. Started applying the decals prior to its final clear coat, hopefully I will be able to get it finished shortly. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  8. 1/24 1962 morris Mini

    no it wasn't made specifically, I gave the customer an option of several that I tend to use for my builds and he choose this one. I think it suits the era and look of the model very well.
  9. 1/24 1962 morris Mini

    Here are some photos of my latest commission build, its not a racing model so I hope I am not offending anyone on here, I just thought it might be well received. Its a 1962 Morris Mini in Fiesta yellow, with old english white wheels and grille, copied from my clients original car. The kit was not of the same spec so quite a lot of modifications were required, some of which were. Changing the kit double carb and airbox layout to a single Front grille and bumper changes Oval speedo was changed to a round one Pull cord door opening system added Seats were remoulded with putty and wire Wicker baskets were made for under the rear seats and rear side panels, which were included with the car when originally bought in 1962 Hope you all enjoy looking at this old classic British car, it was fun building it!!! Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  10. Tamiya 1/24 Ferrari Enzo

    Here are some photos of my latest client build, a Tamiya Ferrari Enzo with some carbon fiber detailing and acu-stion detail parts. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  11. Italeri 1.35 Schnellboot S-38

    Here is the last but one update on the Italeri 1/35 Schnellboot. Once the wheelhouse was complete the rest of the details down the deck have come along very quickly. All the parts connected to the back of the wheel house have been added. The only thing left are the PH windows on top of the control deck which I keep putting off!!!! Just started with the torpedo racks and the torpedos themselves are next on the list. Then it's just the rear gun, and railings which I am looking forward to doing using the rope included in the kit. I also plan to do a little bit more weathering to the sides of the hull and the final 2/3rds of the deck. Oh and the crew then needs to be painted and set in place. I am hoping the last update will be later next week when the model will be finished, Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  12. Italeri 1.35 Schnellboot S-38

    Here is the next update on the 1/35 Schnellboot, The cabin area is now finished along with some weathering around the cabin area. Finished the details at the front of the cabin and now starting to work backwards with the railings, antenna etc. Still need to add the windows on the top of the viewing area. Nothing has giving me too many problems other than the brass PH parts which just don't want to bend how they are supposed to. The centre deck piece has just been placed, so now I can start working off of that for the final pieces behind the cabin and along the length of the deck. Also the back section of the torpedo tubes have been done since the last update. All in all I feel it's coming together well, and hopefully progress will pick up a little now and I will be able to complete on time for the client!!! Any comments welcome, Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  13. Italeri 1.35 Schnellboot S-38

    Here is the next update on the 1/35 Schnellboot. Since the hull was finish in the last update all the external pieces have now been added, Rudders, drive shafts and propellers. These all went together pretty easily. Also the torpedo tubes have been added along with the hatches which were very tricky to install in a way that they actually stay closed, was having a lot of trouble with them springing open slightly. After many adjustments and way too much time, I got them right. Two of the deck pieces have been placed, no problems here and attached with the screws that come with the kit. I have now started with the cabin section of the boat and I've also started a little bit of weathering, as I didn't want to leave it to do all at the very end, That's all for now, Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  14. Tamiya 1/12 Mclaren MP4/6

    Here are a few photos of my Mclaren MP4/6 commission. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  15. Italeri 1.35 Schnellboot S-38

    Here is an update on the 1/35 scale Italeri Schnellboot. The hull is now complete, first attempt using the Italeri insignia red out of the bottle was not successful, to me the red was far too bright. So I decided to repaint using the same italeri paint but adding some black and few drops of brown. I think this is a much better match. The hull was then coated in a matt varnish. The forward deck is almost complete so now the hull is finished I should see some quicker progress on it all going together. Rudder, torpedo tubes, main deck, drive shafts and propellers are all ready to go. I will post some more photos when these are altogether. As far as the kit goes i'm very happy to be working with it, it's a nice change to be working on something in a much bigger scale. The parts are well moulded and other than the odd mould lines everything is fitting together very well. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com