This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here:

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

  • Announcements

    • Mike

      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".

All Activity

This stream auto-updates   

  1. Past hour
  2. Really nice looking kits. Got 3 airfix 109e on the bench at the mo, all in 'different' colours. I have built a few of these easy kits, nice for an easy project between bigger stuff. Thanks
  3. Hi Alex, Good to see you're still beavering away at the Seafire. The main reason the Seafires were used for Fleet CAP was due to their short range and also because of their climb to height speed which was rated as butter than the Corsair (though most figures I've seen refute this). It was not until long range tanks came into play that this was addressed which is odd as they do seem to have been available. A couple of things I have noticed on livery is that Implacable & Indefatigable Seafires had different marking placements in mid-late '45. HMS Indefatigable with NAS 887 & 894. 887 & 894 wore S on the tail and the aircraft number 1xx on the tail below it. They would have been using the standard slipper tank to extend range. Spud Murphy was in NAS 887 for the final air raid on the Home Islands. HMS Implacable joined the BPF in June '45 with NAS801 & 880. 801 & 880 Seafires had the N on the tail and the Aircraft number 1xx on the fuselage around the roundel and bar. Implacable Seafires had the P40 tanks. In photographs of the Seafires on the decks of the carriers there appears to be different Spinner colours across the aeroplanes, I would guess that this is to indicate the different squadrons but I don't know either the colours or the aircraft number allocation to each squadron. If anyone knows please share the information as it's been driving me nuts. If you have the aircraft number / serial number information I would whoop for joy (I have some for Indefatigable but not all). Hope this helps...
  4. Nice to see this one being done Good luck Martin H
  5. Nice progress John and I'm really enjoying the step by step insight to your build approach. To date I've only used EZ-Line for rigging but reading between the lines I gather that using fishing line actually provides some structural integrity to the kit. Does the kit 'need' the strength from the rigging and does the fishing line stay taut or does it slacken off over time?
  6. ....I admit it! I was building an Avro Lincoln and didn't follow the instructions (Actually, I remember when we put out British Secret Projects Bombers at Midland Counties and thought that this looked quite cool on the cover. so nice to see a kit!) Best regards; Steve
  7. Yes but their light shows are good! Trevor
  8. in a pachydermal phalanx
  9. Agree; that cafe is excellent but beware they won't accept Northern Irish or Scots sterling bank notes. I had to leave my son [26y/o] as hostage whilst I went for money when our English notes came up short to pay the bill.
  10. You're welcome TT - do be very careful with the brush; I think spraying it is the way to go!
  11. Sorta an update, more of a mini-rant. Seems as if the photo gods are not pleased with me today. I did some work on the cockpit and the engine on this kit and on the engine for the Avenger. I begin to take pictures to post and my camera battery dies. Do I have spare batteries in the house, sure lots of them all different sizes and volts. Do I have the particular battery I need for my camera; well there is an empty carton that used to contain such batteries in the spare batteries box. I suspect children are to blame as they have raided the last of the batteries and “forgot” to tell me we were out. No worries, I go to my trusty IPhone to use the camera feature. I get one photo and that battery dies. I now decide today is not the day for pictures and tomorrow when I go into town, batteries will be bought and pictures will be taken. For now, I have these few. The first shows the starboard side of the engine that is woefully not as built up as its port brother as no one will ever see this side. However, the exhausts will show, so these are painted and weathered. I tried a different technique on the exhausts on this side as I was not happy with the finish I achieved on the port side. I like the starboard finish much better. The first picture is with the rust wash applied, but not yet touched up. Then after removing some excess wash, along with some tonal changes, I get this result that I think looks much better. So, I redo the port side exhausts and apply the rust wash and this is w\here my cameras died. I will post more pictures tomorrow of the finish port exhaust and the work done on the cockpit. For now, that’s it. As always, all comments are welcome.
  12. Oh Dear. From the exhausts I'll guess Handley Page 0/400?
  13. Provosts to marshall them
  14. Cheers Johnny, tahnks! CC, I saw guitar strings used on someone else's build, never tried myself. But for the kind of piping into the C202 wheel bay, I think they would look quite appropriate and save me a lot of time. My only doubt would be about their stiffness; I'll see if I can get any and try. Ciao
  15. I'm a little confused, are you saying that you did it in '88 and didn't bother this time, or did you visit and not like it? I saw it last year in its brand new museum and I thought it was fascinating, not so much the wreck itself, but all the artefacts that where recovered. I remember watching the telly when they raised the wreck and being less then impressed with what they had spent all that money on. Visiting the new museum I can now see what all the fuss was for. As for the Submarine museum - as I haven't been, you could be right.
  16. Amazing! The carbon fibre work is superb and the weathering makes it look almost real!! Great build.
  17. No Sarge, those children are no less precious I didn't know of that attack I still say; I don't care what your cause is, killing innocents is just pure evil. Whether the innocents be children or adults trying to have ordinary lives matters not a jot
  18. Any relation to the Tau Ceti Quardlepeens? Their fondue parties are awful affairs.
  19. Hi Steve, On the front cover of ...World Airpower journal, volume 22, autumn/fall1995 there is a picture of this aircraft from that side and yes Xtra decal got it soooo wrong. Dick
  20. With Hank & Jet (Now who's showing his age?)
  21. Thanks John, I've now placed my order.
  22. Simply awesome. I love the realistic weathering.
  23. Nice output, there! I have the Croation one in my stash as well. The Romanian scheme looks very elegant. What are yur RLM 70/71 colours, if I may ask?
  24. Source: V.P.
  1. Load more activity