Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Flight' from SanderS: Dragonfly

Hoi,

The themerounds are always great fun for me since they make you wrack your brain of what to enter. Now the "Flight" round is not one of them, I have had ample choice: I initially wanted to finish all my 1:72 WW1 fighter kits, I seriously lack the time for that unfortunately. So I was left with plan B: my 28mm GIJoe aircraft. Still in the unpainted stash are my Dragonfly and Skystriker. Painting both was again beyond my time-limit but I did manage to finish the Dragonfly and here it is.
















This is basically a Bell Cobra of course, but they couldn't well call it that could they? Anyway I overdid it on the metal chipping and I would like some more warning signs as decals. Other than that I am happy with it. It can be mounted on a flight stand (I put a magnet underneath) but it does not lent itself well to photographing while upon it.

Oh and before you ask: this is not a commercially available model, no it's free! Well more or less, you can get the file to print it on a 3D printer on Thingiverse looking for designs by the incredibly gifted "Jabberwock".

So that's my entry sorted!

Cheers Sander

11 comments:

  1. That brings back some memories, a terrific entry!

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  2. Very nice work, and an original and audacious choice!

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  3. Another awesome addition to your whacky GI Joe collection. Lovely work Sander!

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  4. Brilliant stuff, as a GI Joe player when young I love seeing this... I could never afford the “real” model with my pocket money at the time but you’ve done a great job with this.

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  5. Awesome Sander! Great job on the canopy and the weathering

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  6. Excellent work, with great weathering, Sander!! Well done, Sir!

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  7. Nice work - I do love this project!

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  8. Beautiful job, Sander! I really like the effect you did on the canopy, it seems almost as if you could find Wild Bill if you stared long enough!

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