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Darren McGuinness
writer of The Scale Model Hangar
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Moving on....
"It's time for me to move on." Hello! This will be the last post of The Scale Model Hangar in it's current form. I have been using this platform for the last couple of years and while I have enjoyed it, it has never really allowed me to run my blog the way ...

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P-51D MUSTANG: Ferocious Frankie! Work In progress Part 1.
Hello! This is a special project-very special. Four years ago I was celebrating my 40th birthday with one of my closest friends and he presented me with Tamiya's 1/32 P-51D Mustang! I was blown away with his generosity and kindness as he had also arranged w...

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Hello! As promised in my last post, here is my completed 1/35 Academy IDF Merkava Mk.III. This kit was a gift my friend Eric who wanted to see what I could do with a modern armour kit. Well, as regular readers of this blog will know I am more of an aircraft...

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How to make a simple display base- A step by step guide.
Hello again! This week has brought some much needed R'n R and consequently I have had some very enjoyable free time in the studio. After finishing my LRDP diorama I began work on a 1/35 Academy IDF  Merkava Mk.III Tank. This kit was presented to me by my fr...

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"BORN OF THE DESERT" Hello!  Please allow me to share with you my latest work, a 1/35 scale diorama featuring the British Army LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP. (LRDG)  A brief history....... The LRDG was formed specifically to carry out deep penetration, covert rec...

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Airbrushing.....The great mystery?
Airbrushing, the use of airbrushes, techniques and the sheer wonder of how it all works! Yes, to some of us it is all a great mystery and once we have mastered the use of our chosen airbrush we think "Hey! It's so easy!" "Why did I worry so much?" Well, if ...

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Hello again! I'm in somewhat of a philosophical mood as my passion for scale modelling is changing direction. I have a lot going on in my head right now and I thought I'd share my own personal view of why I am heading in a different direction. Firstly, I ha...

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Dude! Where's your Camel? LRDG Diorama WIP Part 4.
Hello again! This update is my latest report on the progress of my Long Range Desert Patrol diorama.  So a little extra time at the bench last evening allowed me to spray a matt coat over my Chevy truck and to see how it looks on it's base. I am quite pleas...

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Halfway there now! LRDG Diorama WIP Part III
Hello! I have been back at the bench to continue work on my LRDG Diorama and I must say I am enjoying this project immensely!  Work has continued at a steady pace with my concentration back on the Chevy and its stowage and weapons. This particular version o...

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Back to Base! LRDG diorama WIP Part II
Hello!  This weekend has blessed me with some time to myself and I have enjoyed some downtime in the studio. It has been cold in my part of the world, so the heating is on full blast and I have been cracking on with my desert diorama depicting the Long Rang...
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