I decided to spotlight a few favourites from the Fitted UK show. These are the vehicles I shot the most footage of, and hopefully give you an idea of my taste in modified vehicles, and potential inspiration for future builds.
Unboxing two Airfix kits from the early eighties. But they’re not Airfix kits. Sort of…..
All will be explained in the video.
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Hobbylink Japan’s private warehouse (affiliate link) makes it even easier to build up a delivery and ship it at the best value rate, especially now they’ve extended the time and space available to you in it.
The Kickstarter for Car Wars 6th Edition ended two and a half years ago, but then…. stuff happened.
So the game only shipped in the last few months, and I finally got my copy this week. This is a first look in the box, to see what I got. Playthroughs and painting videos may come later.
There’s a section of the Spinneyworld store with 1:64 scale accessories perfect for Car Wars and Gaslands if you’re interested.
Experimenting with the YouTube Shorts format. Obviously, this works best on a phone screen in portrait mode.
I haven’t been to the Crewe model show- previously South Cheshire Militaire- for years, even before Covid. But I made it this year, and I think I got every model on video.
Inner Light by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
Having bought a small job lot of model cars at the car boot, I sat down and sorted them, separating them into the ones I was interested in, and a few for Ebay.
Music: Avant Jazz – Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.
I really should be posting all my YouTube videos here, shouldn’t I?
I promise I will do better in the future. Here’s a recent one, where I give a base to an odd old kit of a guy in a kayak.
There are new videos on my YouTube channel most weeks. I’ve not been cross-posting all of them here, but I thought I’d share this one. The Vesperadoes diorama is a step up in terms of quality- both of the subject model and my filming and editing. There’s still a lot of room for improvement, but one of the reasons I’m doing videos about my builds is to get better over time.
The Vesperadoes are from Green Miniatures in Poland.
I got these two Land Rover kits out last week, and did a side by side comparison.
They’re back in the stash now, but I will be building them one day.
Packing everything for a house move brought home to me the large number of models I have in the stash. It’s unlikely I’m going to stop buying them, but I really do have to build them faster. This video was actually shot before the move, but I’ve just got round to uploading it.
The ChuanYu range of 1:200 remote control ready ships have been popular on the Spinneyworld store, but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to look at one properly. So I did an unboxing video.
A build series will follow when I have enough space to work on it.
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Some new stock has come in recently, and I’ve taken the opportunity to shoot a couple of unboxing videos.
First, some figures from Hasegawa-
Then the “Type T” lowrider kit, also from Hasegawa-
The first proper Workbench video has gone live-
Products featured in the video can be found here.
As we all go into social distancing, it’s time to get back to the workbench.
I’ve made a couple of videos already, and I’m likely to make more. The exact timetable will be worked out as I go along, but, for now, some timelapse I shot over the last two weekends.
1- Putting some figures together, so I can practice figure painting-
2- Diving into the big box of dismantled Gundam I won on eBay, and seeing how many I can put back together-
More coming soon!
It’s an Olympic year, and, if I’ve replaced my recently deceased TV by then, I will be watching some of the action from Tokyo. But in the mean time, it seems that YouTube wants to show me some alternative sports that didn’t make the cut.
It started with extreme gravity racing, with lots of clips of downhill carting in, mostly, Ecuador. Check out this crazy drift trike race, and tell me you wouldn’t watch a show dedicated to it.
The redneck delights of Barbie Truck Racing are positively tame compared to it.
Then, I spotted Longsword fencing. I haven’t a clue what the scoring system is. But I don’t know it for standard fencing, either.
Because I’d watched the longswords, it was suggested I have a look at Medieval Combat. Which appears to be LARPing meets car park brawl. Of course they’re playing The Final Countdown in the background, and it goes without saying that the American commentator can’t understand why the Polish crowd is cheering on the home team, rather than the USA.
Click through for the album of St. George parade photos.
I also shot video of the scooters brapping past at the end of the parade.