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  2. Lincoln apparently were always Kader products, the name being dropped for some reason. I wasn't aware of any Kiwi connection. There's a longer discussion on these kits here which includes a comment that the Britannia has not been confirmed - it has now - but the DC-6 was a DC-7 (which is what I remember). I suspect a fuller list of the original releases can be extracted from the first (all kits so far) booklet originally produced by Scale Models magazine way back when, and presumably in later books since.
  3. Maintrack "Project-X" kits

    Does anyone have a complete list of these? (Moderator: I'm not exactly sure where to post this, so feel free to move it to whatever forum you deem post appropriate.)
  4. Did a variation of this - tried one with 1:30 and one with 2:00 exposure - just changing this variable made no difference. Tried one (i) using wire wool to thoroughly clean the surface and (ii) after laminating going over it with an iron (on the 'silks' setting) and then (iii) using 1:30 of exposure to UV: This was after less than 2:00 in the caustic mix. Hey - at least some of the exposed resist stuck.....progress of a sort Definitely using the same caustic mix ratio. As for the resist and lamp and caustic soda - I followed Mark's links when I was buying all the stuff - but it was about 9 months ago and I can't honestly remember if I was able to use the same supplier for everything or not. The lamp looks to be at least generically the same. I suspect my old laminator can't be hot enough because the exposed resist adhered better after using the iron. I could order some more resist - it's very cheap - just in case - but a bad workman blames his tools...... I'll try again with a tad hotter iron (wool setting) and a tad longer exposure (2:00) If it was too easy it wouldn't be a challenge and it wouldn't be as enjoyable.......
  5. Super Etendard - Italeri 1:72 (1986) *images working*

    Hey i can see the photo’s finally ... Very good looking so far.
  6. 11 Sqn Brisfit Markings Sep-Nov 1918?

    AIR 76/175/23. He's shown as 'JA' but his service number etc is corrrect and the 'A' is crossed out on the header card.
  7. Excellent! What you thinking of doing? Some more work done. I'm a bit peeved with myself as have made a silly mistake on one of the wings but more on that in the next update. So, from the last update this is what's happened. The under nose glazing gap was filled and smoothed out. You'd never know there was an issue. Well, that's until paint goes on and shows more work is needed! The tail and stabilisers were built, seams sanded lightly and attached the tail of the aircraft. The fit was really tight which helped with keeping them straight and level. Hats off to italeri for that one (if it was intentional) A small amount of filler was required which has been done. Canopy was removed from the frame, tidied up a little and slotted into place. Fit was good just needed a couple of the wife's hair bobbkes wrapped around to hold it down to sit properly. As you can see framing has been masked. She actually looks like a stirling now! And then onto the wings. Ah Yes, the wings. Where do we start with these. Well, italeri has you butchering the wings to open up loads of different bits and bobs in the wings. Nightmare. Quite a daunting prospect really. Here's the wing to be chopped. @The Spadgent has Dexter. I have, erm, wait he doesn't have a name! He who should not be named was about to get stuck in. Choppy chop, sawy saw. We had this And repeat. 3 more times. Or so I thought. See the bit chopped out of the wing leading edge. Doesn't need it on the other wing. So guess what, I've had to stick back in what got chopped out and that's currently sat curing ready for filling and sanding. You live and learn. I've also masked all the side windows. I've made the decision to close the wings up and will fit the undercarriage at a later date. The instructions have you fit the undercarriage before closing the wings up which would be really awkward to paint. I'm confident that with a bit of a squeeze I can get the undercarriage in and fixed. If I can't, well, it's a bit too late now. I will have to cross that bridge if it comes to it.
  8. Where was Lemon Yellow used in the RAF?

    To be honest i second Mr.Rixon in the fact there are members that are quite sure they are 100% correct in colors or other accuracy issues. It has happened where members get quite rude if you don’t follow there train of thought. Some might say im like that however i try not to be. Now that being said. I’m sure this will Ruffle feathers and Step on toes. In my opinion and my thoughts after 30+ yrs of modeling. Painting anything to do with scale models, and i should point this out. In reality it really boils down to the good old fashioned Mark One 👁ball. If it looks correct its correct. I truly understand the whole argument for scale effect, i personally don't follow the practice as to me it isnt worth the trouble. There are those of you who believe in that. I say good for you. Just don't put someone down if they don't agree with you. Then again if i build a model i care more if it looks correct to the eye, not down to whether its exact. This includes how many millimeters off a panel line or wing are, and how accurate the rivet counts are. I fully respect everyones choices, but again not everyone follows that rule. Honestly i was once that way. I was absolutely determined everything had to be 110% accurate. Eventually that caused me to get burned out on modeling. The overall result was i left modelling and lost 10 years of happiness and enjoyment in a hobby i loved since i was a child. I thank my Wife ... yes “SWMBO” for getting me back into modelling. Much to her sadness now as ive fully gotten the modeling bug again. I will only build to my personal standards. I don't care to ever get back into that restrictiveness that caused me to lose my happiness. I fully understand and respect your (everyone’s) personal choices. I say how you all choose to build your models is correct. I ask you to respect others if they choose differently from you. Im sorry if this all seems very preachy, but i thought it should be said. Dennis
  9. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    Those are the important parts! Yes! If your process of removing resin i.proves fit, definitely worth it!
  10. A Stampe SV-4 A Heller'uv a kit....

    In reply to Ian, The advantage is as you say, time. I read your post and thought "I've been looking at a civil Tutor" so I grabbed a couple of my wing blanks and apart from band sawing a bit off each and I haven't rounded off the tips, top and bottom, I made a set of wings for my 1/48 vac Tutor in 23 minutes. I now only have to scribe the ailerons and some detail. My wing ribs technique I will be showing shortly in this main thread. John
  11. Hi Dennis Of course a little time is needed, but I found that the more you build the less time it takes. I also count on being prepared. Those curtains, for example, that I have used in many models, were printed in different types, sizes and colors long ago in one go, precisely to have them available for future use. Same with the toilet and toilet roll, made long ago in different sizes and types as one was then needed for another project. It doesn't make the model build itself, but it helps. I have a little container with scratched spare seats, control columns and the like, made as a surplus whilst building other models. Since I invariably scratch either the entire model or part of it (as in this case) having the parts ready helps. All this of course is known by all modelers...but we hardly do it ;-)
  12. Some progress... The MkIX has had a first coat of Humbrol Medium Sea Grey: The MkVII has had its wingtips attached: While the paint and filler are drying, I'll be busy... (The bowls contained walnuts and salt, in case you're curious.) The MkVb has had its canopy painted. Once that's dry (and tidied-up), I'll give it a gloss coat and start on the decals. Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote on which MkVb I do next.
  13. RAF Dishforth 1948/9

    Oh the good ole days, very nice indeed.
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  15. Great job of a really nice looking subject, from a more "challenging" kit than normal. Cheers Dennis
  16. 1/48 Gnat mystery part

    Not a problem. As Dr. Orth (discoverer of the Orth Effect) was frequently fond of saying, "A YouTube video is worth a thousand words." :-)
  17. Some 1/1 modelling! A-10

    NMUSAF will not permit us to hang stuff off the airframe. There are terms and conditions of loan, which has to be renewed annually. In reality it should be 'stuffed and mounted'. Best we can do is display inert ordnance on a weapons trolley.
  18. Supermarine's best? Mojo-restoration!

    You can see the position of the indicators on SX336 Supermarine Seafire XVII SX336 105-VL by James Thomas, on Flickr Supermarine Seafire XVII SX336 105-VL by James Thomas, on Flickr
  19. Always nice to see a Sunderland. Spent many visits over the years looking at the kit of parts that is now the Duxford Sunderland. Through the 80s she was always in bits at the back of the hangar. Earlier this year I was flying out of Oakland airport and on a transfer bus between the car hire drop of and the terminal when a familiar sight came in to view. The unexpected sight of a Sandringham looking at me. She did look good. keep up the good work
  20. Su-34 weapon options

    Thanks very much for the help have a much better idea of what to put on it now. Have mainly been a modeller of airfix /revell over the years and they never had the choice like this kit gives. Have really got into the Russian stuff recently though and have recently finished trumpeter mig-29a and revell su-27sm with trumpeters su-24 and mig-31 in the stash
  21. Airfix Me262 - a look in the box

    Just to clarify the green/white v. blue/white issue and as noted by David in his earlier post it was actually the continued research by both he and our Czech and German colleagues that determined the blue/white colours. Cheers Dave
  22. Damaged WNW kits on sale.

    a small technicality... WD = Warehouse Damage according to Dave at WNW.
  23. well this looks interesting Chocks away!
  24. Well done!!! What fun! I absolutely loved watching your build video What a cracker. Cheers Bruce
  25. P-43A Lancers, Kunming, China - June 1942 in colour

    Looks like the aircraft in the background is indeed a P-40, and it appears to be a P-40K with the extension to the fin added to the early K being visible. Mike
  26. Congratulations. Top Sabre and nice finish Cheers
  27. Your such a tease with only one picture. Your workmanship keeps us wanting more.
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