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The Battle of Britain 1889 (Overlord) vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW) (Killshot)

The Battle of Britain 1889 (Overlord)
232 (82.6%)
Parish of St Martin (VBCW) (Killshot)
49 (17.4%)

Total Members Voted: 279

Voting closed: May 02, 2010, 11:42:09 PM

Author Topic: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)  (Read 12872 times)

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Offline Uncle Mike

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 04:25:46 AM »
That aeronef is amazing!!! Great job. Best entry this round. love it.

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 07:46:15 AM »
Cracking stuff Overlord. :-*
Aeronef is great.
Where is the bits of the balloon from?
I am amazed that you managed to get it all into one photograph.

Offline dijit

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 11:15:42 AM »
Only thing I can say Overlord is 'He's fallen in da water!' - Goon away!

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 11:35:13 AM »
Overlord, considering you did that at the last minute, that is a wonderful entry - not only great models and good painting, but perfect composition.
Really nice  :)

Killshot's VBCW are excellently painted, and I voted for them in a previous round, so I don't feel too bad about coming out for Overlord on this one!  ;)  :D

Offline argsilverson

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 03:01:02 PM »
battle of britain: brilliant!

Where is the bits of the balloon from?
yes please advise!
Killshot's VBCW are excellently painted, and I voted for them in a previous round, so I don't feel too bad about coming out for Overlord on this one!  ;)  :D
me, too!
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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 05:32:09 PM »
Most excellent Overlord.  :-*  lol Smashing painting on the VBCW as well. ;D
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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 05:49:27 PM »
Excellent stuff overlord, I have the same Golden COmpass toy as you it seems!
Really like the aeronef. I must get around to building some!

I love the VBCW miniatures too, really nice and they are wonderfully unified.  :) :)

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 07:10:02 PM »
Where is the bits of the balloon from?
I am amazed that you managed to get it all into one photograph.
The top half of the balloon is straight from the Scoresbys balloon, Golden Compass toy. (Poundshop acquisition).  The lower half is entirely scratchbuilt:
The base is foam PVC with the sides made from resin trench revetments (Hovels I think) which I had to cut the thick bottom from.  This proved a real problem as I damaged a couple and later smashed another when I clumsily dropped the whole thing after undercoating it. The corner posts are pieces of bamboo skewer.  The ropes are florists wire.  The engine is an old metal GW laser (or similar) turned 90 degrees (barrell down) with a prop made from a piece of plastic tube and 2 blades from the bits box (possibly from a Spitfire.... oh the irony).  The rudder is an amalgamation of part of a Sikorsky rotor blade and PVC foam.  The sandbags are Procreate with twisted copper wire rope.
The balloon is very top heavy and totally impractical to use on the tabletop.  I will need to construct a new balloon for it from a polystyrene or plastic ball sometime.  I broke the prop blade 3 times whilst building/photographing it!

As Cap'n Blood has commented, I had very little time with this towards the end. I was lucky that the photos turned out as well as they did.

Only thing I can say Overlord is 'He's fallen in da water!' - Goon away!
You silly twisted boy.  lol
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 08:26:46 PM by Overlord »
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Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 07:29:55 PM »
Major Dennis Bloodnock!  Possibly the first Goon I've seen in a VSF setting  lol lol

Brilliant, Mr Overlord, just brilliant!

Offline dijit

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 09:53:24 PM »
I'd never thought of it before, but the Goon show lends itself very well to all sorts of VSF madness.

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 10:31:25 PM »
Re VSF.
very lovely work. This must have took ages! the figures are perfect, and the vehicals are a wonder to behold! Amazing!

Re VBCW
Very lovely, but stiff compertition.

A tough call.  :?
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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 10:42:41 PM »
Overlord, your Aeronef is easily my favorite VSF vehicle of the round and that is no small feat considering the many inspired creations.  Well done!
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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2010, 09:48:22 PM »
I don't begrudge anyone voting for the aeronef, it is well done!   :-*

Offline Bugsda

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Re: Round 10 - The Battle of Britain 1889 vs. Parish of St Martin (VBCW)
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2010, 10:51:40 PM »
Great paintwork as usual Killshot, but that's a bit 'o' genius Overlord  8)
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