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Aardman Animation Airfix models

thundergod

Alphans
Whilst having a sort out of my modelling shed and going through my collection of unbuilt/half-built kits and abandoned projects , I (re)discovered a couple of models I built a few years ago . Both are from the Aardman Animations show "Shaun The Sheep" and were "Shaun with Landrover" and "Shaun with Tractor" .Though not exactly the sort of model I would usually go for , there was something about them that piqued my interest and they were significantly reduced in price so it was hard to say no . As they were produced by Airfix and originally far from cheap , I thought they were at least going to be relatively good quality . When I got them home and opened up the nicely designed and produced packaging ( this was what had tempted me initially ) I was more than pleasantly surprised . Both kits were exceptionally well moulded , featuring no flash and virtually no seam lines and built up into excellent models which ( my DVD research proved ) were absolutely spot-on accurate to their onscreen counterparts , as well as being a fair old size ! Far from being "kiddies toys", they could even be described as high quality replicas of the studio miniatures! They were such a pleasure to build that I even sought out a 3rd kit , this time , Wallace and Gromit themselves with their Austin A35 "Anti-Pesto" van (This is still stashed away in my model dungeon) . Both the Land Rover and Tractor feature great detail and moving parts such as opening doors , working steering etc. as well as coming with figures of Shaun , Bitzer and even the naughty pigs ! I'd forgotten what good models they are , so couldn't resist taking a few pictures . They've accumulated a little "storage damage ", so I'll need to do a few repairs . ( It's also a good excuse to finish off painting the figures !) Seriously , I can't recommend these kits highly enough , so if any of you come across them , snap 'em up . I still plan on hunting down the 4th model , Wallace and Gromit with their Motorbike and Sidecar ! :thumbup:























 

thundergod

Alphans
I'm wishing I picked up the rest of the kits when I found them in a local shop on clearance . I checked ebay ( to see if the motorbike/sidecar kit had come down in price any there was 1 for £26.99! ) and these kits have disappeared . There's an Airfix forum where people had used the van for some pretty good customs .
 

thundergod

Alphans
Well , while I'm finishing painting Bitzer and the Naughty Pigs , I thought I'd take the opportunity to post a few pics of Wallace and Gromit with the Ani-Pesto van from "Curse of the Were-Rabbit " . Like the previous , this kit was also a pleasure to build and I was even inspired to knock off a quick display base !


The model even has a nice amount of internal detail .








I'm surprised Gromit can see out of that windscreen ! ( Complete with Tax Disc ).




The bodywork of the van has a great amount of moulded in rust damage , dints and dings .
 
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