PatW

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About PatW

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  • Birthday 03/17/1948

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  • Location Buckingham, UK
  • Full Name Patrick Wickham

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  1. PatW added a topic in All the Rest   

    FineMolds Savoia S.21
    Although I'm an out and out CAR modeller, there are times, like watching a particular Anime or cartoon when I loose all sense and build a plane! In this case the anime is Porco Rosso or Crimson Pig, flying the Savoia S.21 over the Adriatic Sea fighting Sky Pirates! The actual plane was first built in Italy in 1929. The film maker and director is Hayao Miyazaki.





     
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  2. PatW added a post in a topic Castrol Skyline GT-R Gr. A 1990   

    Thanks Carl.
  3. PatW added a post in a topic T'rantula   

    Thanks guys.
  4. PatW added a post in a topic Castrol Skyline GT-R Gr. A 1990   

    Thanks guys, yes the decals have lasted 24 years in the box!
  5. PatW added a post in a topic Castrol Skyline GT-R Gr. A 1990   

    Thanks Dann, the backdrop is the 'Backstreet Garage', a resin kit from Scale Production.de, in Germany. I think the scene depicts, an old family run garage in the backstreets of France/Belgium/Germany/Holland perhaps just after WW2. 
  6. PatW added a topic in Under Glass   

    Castrol Skyline GT-R Gr. A 1990
    Having found this in the loft, already built from 1992 I thought I'd better put the decals on and finish it. Back then my decalling was worse than dismall.







    The bonnet came in clear plastic so I just put the decals on.
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  7. PatW added a post in a topic T'rantula   

    Cheers guys, that's the real upside of being retired, no downsides allowed, well over nearly 5 years none so far!
    I passed my school exams, in woodwork, metalwork, art and english 50 years ago and been building kits since the age of eight. I had an office based job so no creativity there, and made redundant 4 times and found other jobs totally different, pnuematic engineering, selling insurance, car leasing, warehouse fork lift driver, and postman in a large post based university, so modelling kept my sanity!
    I'm constantly looking at art and design (hope to design and build our own house some day, built our own cabin 5 years ago where I do all my 'work')) so these things help when it comes to building kits.
  8. PatW added a post in a topic T'rantula   

    Thanks guys. I like to think about how things look and work on it.
  9. PatW added a topic in Under Glass   

    T'rantula
    Finished today, de-chromed all chrome parts and sprayed satin black. Sprayed body Plasti-Kote Chrome and polished with micro gloss to give alloy polished look. added two home decals on two front aero-foils leaving off lights, added seatbelt decals and kit decals.




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  10. PatW added a post in a topic Road Agent   

    Now that's different, giving me all manner of thoughts.
  11. PatW added a post in a topic Road Agent   

    Yes Foxer That's strange, did anyone gets any pics?
  12. PatW added a post in a topic Road Agent   

    Cheers Dann! Interesting with the 917, looking forward to see it. 
  13. PatW added a post in a topic Road Agent   

    Oh I've just found a Cherry Bomb with Trailer and a weird looking chopper bike!
  14. PatW added a post in a topic Road Agent   

    Hi Dann thanks for your comments. I certainly think that the buttercup yellow i've used on this better than the pink that is suggested!
    I have 3 left........... a Trantula dragster, the Monogram Garbage truck with the surfboards, and a model T rod with trailer. The rest (60) are boring production saloons and sportscars and  a few trucks/vans and rally/race cars.
    Nothing really that I can modify, I can perhaps camo some. I looked at an old kit of a Ford GT40 Le Mans car. It's supposed to be a light coloured body plus period decals and it's been moulded in gloss black plastic!! I was thinking of putting it on 20" and 21" Centrelines and making it a road car?
    Anyway I've got the Trantula kit out today in yucky green, de-chromed it, painted some of it Satin Black and I'm looking at my stash of my self printed decals,(Camo/Surf/Race) as far as that I don't know! But I may wake up around 4 or 5 in the morning with some thoughts/ideas! So I better take a pencil and paper to bed tonight.
    I was also lookig at one of our race series here called Time Attack where the car does just one sprint lap against the clock, interesting as most of them are production cars but are heavily modified with big wings front and back, like some they use on Pikes Peak, so that's another idea, swimming around in there.
     
  15. PatW added a post in a topic Road Agent   

    Thanks Tony.