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  2. No worries Richard And thanks Ray !!----- lovely photos......and in depth information......... in my haste I forgot to mentioned the sqn it belonged too. The two seater in your picture looks very nice.............2nd round of torture calling Rgds
  3. Very nice job Derek, really good effort. Jim
  4. Absolute perfection, really nice job. Cheers Jim
  5. Thank You all for the Compliments and information. Cheers Bill
  6. Beautiful looking finish mate.
  7. wow!! superb! got to try out this method
  8. Today
  9. Hi Guys, first of all thank you for your comments. I basically stuffed up when deciding on the camouflage colour, I followed the Tamiya guide which is TS-46 light sand which was only available in a rattle can. Instead of doing my own research I looked for an equivalent at my local hobby shop and found the Testors Sand FS33531 was the closest. After applying the paint by airbrush I realized it was that it was a bit on the light side. I was so happy with model overall as it is my forth model I have completed since returning to the hobby now that I have retired. The gun and exhaust stains may look amateurish to some but I am happy with it as I am still finding my way. In normal light the camouflage contrast is no were near as vivid as in the photo's and I think if I try to rectify my mistake it will is highly likely that it will turn into a disaster. After all modeling is self satisfying and I am extremely happy with the result and will continue to strive and learn more with each model I make. Thanks again to everyone. Jim
  10. Continuing to work the IP and cockpit. Bent the PE rudders into shape and installed into the tub. A few other little things added and general touchups. Here's the IP in its current state: and set into place on the tub just to give a feel of how things are going to look when all done: Bad news is that my paint shaker is kaputt. Seems that some CA found its way down the shaft and seized it up. I managed to break it free but now it does nothing when I turn it on. I'm going to have to open it up and see what's going on... maybe there's a fuse that blew? I really love that little paint shaker, if it's dead for sure then I'll order a new one. Good news is I received another reference book in the mail. Lots of good pictures plus some really detailed line drawings. See an example below (posted for review purposes only, just to be legit).
  11. What kind of detail? have a look here http://airwar.ru/enc/spyww2/bv141a.html http://airwar.ru/enc/spyww2/bv141b.html the photos enlarge, you can run the site through translate, but the pics are the most use. Given it's an old Airfix kit, I'm not sure what you are planning. If you want detail build you might want to keep an eye out for a Hobby Boss 1/48th kit. sticking "BV-141" into google gets lots of useful images https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bv-141&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj99bvW7uHUAhUFC8AKHRb1Dd0Q_AUICigB&biw=863&bih=468 this maybe the best? http://aircraftwalkaround.hobbyvista.com/bv141/bv141.htm but spend some time having a look about. There are builds of the Airfix kit about, oh, here's a review of the Valiant Wings book mentioned by Graham but if you should be able to get enough info from an image search if you don't want to buy a book for one project. HTH
  12. I have somewhere but not sure where at the moment. However, the Skua and Roc shared the same wing fold mechanism so you are sorted as far as that goes. From the pictures though, I feel that a Roc with folded wings is not appropriate for your diorama; see what it would do to the radius of fire to the turret! Martian
  13. Nice result on the canopy Peter. Well done! Out of interest did you try pulling a canopy with the protective film still on one side of the PETG sheet? Seems you can do this, pulling the sheet so the film is sandwiched against the mould. Apparently the film peels off once cool and can help with the finish of the canopy. I'm guessing you heat the sheet on the opposite side to the film as this would be the logical way to do it on your vacform machine. Heating the film side sounds like a really bad idea to me! Also don't ask me which protective film you remove if there is a difference between them. Dave
  14. I'm so late that I'm in a different suburb, and not even sure if it's the same city. Better late than never, though - can the teapot be squeezed? A.
  15. Same wing fold as the Skua which would mean that the turret's range of traverse would be limited with the wings in the folded position. I don't know but I would not be at all surprised if Crisp was not already working on that question! Martian
  16. Thanks Crisp, I'll give it another try. Martian
  17. Trying to find an older F-14A, the Monogram mold before Revell changed the molds. What was the original kit # ? Was it 5803 with the orange box?---John Monogram 1-48 Tomcat by jvandeu53, on Flickr
  18. Best wishes to Mrs. Spadgent Johnny. Remember to tell her; Forty is the new black! Hang on ? Nope, I got that wrong. You're only as old as the woman you feel! ! Think I got it wrong again I'll try again. Forty is the new thirty! That's it ! Don't forget to give her some of these, if she's anything like Mrs. T, she likes them more than she lets you know: Best regards TonyT
  19. You can never have too much Flanders & Swann :))))))
  20. Hi Paul Thank you very much for your kind comment but genuinely if it had t been for all the encouragement of other modellers on here like yourself, it would have ended up on the shelf of doom. Hi Andrew Its surprisingly big even in 1/144 scale. My preference is 1/72, however I would say it's about 2/3 the size of say a 1/72 Lancaster. I'll batten down the hatches for the slide rule boys who will tell me it's a different fraction cheers Pat
  21. That looks very different from the two distinct greys I've seen on builds, will just go with the single grey then
  22. Yesterday
  23. Thanks Tony. The plastic was not brittle at all. In fact it was rather soft and easy to trim. The fit was spectacular. I have an Fw189 to do next and a 1/48 vrsion of this one. I'll let you know what they're like. Cheers.
  24. I hope you had a good holiday Andrii. The beach looked beautiful . I will now read about Kamyana Mohyla. I have a very old great uncle from the Ukraine. Was taken as British POW, then married his guard (my grandfather's sister) after the war. Told me many stories about his home country. Truly fascinating, often sad. Your interior detailing is superb. Things like the crank control unit are little works of art . Great progress, looking forward to the rest of the build. Best regards TonyT
  25. Background even looks like Glenview back then.
  26. The wings from a PM Horten 229 are a decent and cheap basis for scratchbodging!
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