First Mission - aviation art by Nixon Galloway

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Rob1970, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Rob1970

    Rob1970 Member

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    My next project for the coming weeks/months. And it's going to be fun! (Yeah, keep telling yourself that, Rob...)

    The subject of this diorama is my attempt to do justice to this great painting by one of my favourite aviation artists; Nixon Galloway.


    From Aviation Art;

    I found a reasonable image of the painting, had a friend edit out Captain Kegelman's Boston III, stretched the image and had it printed out at the local print shop on some HQ paper.

    The Plan
    To recreate the painting with the Boston III flying out of it...

    The Kit
    An old one, ofcourse... the Matchbox Douglas A-20G Havoc/Boston IV...

    Which ofcourse is the wrong type of Boston. But I just need to remove a dorsal turret and build up a bit of spine.

    Not too bad, right?

    Oh, and build a burning engine...

    And one running engine...

    And some damage to a wingtip...

    And my own decals... sure...

    Yeah... 'sgonna be fun...



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  2. Albertese

    Albertese Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic idea! I've seen similar projects that turned out beautifully.

    Ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one who plans projects that make be beat my smiling head against the bricks before I even begin it!

    Good luck, sir.

  3. Rob1970

    Rob1970 Member

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    You know...

    Sometimes, the Gods of Scratchbuilding are fickle, and Fate (this time in the shape of a bottle of Tamiya ET) rolls the dice, and says; "Not today..."

    I was working on the wing of the Havoc, performing a turbocharger-ectomy... and went downstairs for coffee. Bumped the hobby table on my way out of the cave...

    Came back to something that looked like this...



    Yeah... this project is on hold until I sort a new Boston... might go for the MPM kit after all, eventho someone offered me the old Airfix kit...

    We will see...

    If anyone wants me, I'll be in a corner. Crying.


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  4. GF

    GF Sr Member

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    At least it happened in the early stage of the build.
  5. Teddz

    Teddz Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    been there and it sucks.

    something similar happened to me when I was working on the outer engines shells of my MAoS Bus build. Luckily I was right there when it happened and managed to salvage the parts, but not before stabbing myself with the x-acto in the process and getting some blood onto one of the engines. Also found the glue works great on removing the grid lines on a brand new cutting mat.

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