The 2011 6 Month Challenge was slightly overwhelmed by the main event of the night, the annual club competition. (The challenge was delayed a month as the timing of our Christmas meeting meant that our clubhouse was closed and we had to adjourn to a nearby hostelry. No display and judging of models was possible there, so we examined our pints and contemplated our navels instead, for those of us who can still see ours). There was a fine range of models on display and clearly some use of imagination to get around some of the inadequacies of these old kits. Who says you cannot turn a silk purse into a sow's ear - LOL. Here are the entries and the winner, Brian Boot with his interesting interpretation of an Me 109 with "Grounded Gustav" ...
The 2011 6 Month Challenge table - first arrivals (only two missing, sorry).
The Winner - "Grounded Gustav" by Brian Boot. The kit was a 1:72 Academy Me 109G. I animated it and found a suitable background to pose it in and the pint of beer was supplied by a dolls house company!
"In the Sea" by Tony Horton. Academy Me 109E 1/72nd scale kit, built from the box with the kit decals. The bullet holes are the result of an attack from a soldering iron.
In the Sea
Dewoitine D520 C1, Luftwaffe JG101 TA, Pau 1943 by Ed More. Frog 1/72nd scale, out of the box build.
Dewoitine D520 C1
"Getting Too Low Below the Radar" by Dave Haskell. Frog Hawker Tempest. Seascape made with tile grout and artists acrylic paint. Original opaque canopy replaced with a vacform from another kit.
Below the Radar
P-40E Warhawk of the 343FG Aleutian Tigers by Dave Turner. Academy 1/72nd scale kit with etched cockpit details and replacement resin prop/spinner and gun barrels.
"Ewe Silly Focke" by Graham James. Academy 1/72nd scale FW 190 with home made decals, Tamiya weathering and some poetic licence.