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  2. Your Buffalos looks pretty good and the clear part has a very neat finish ! Applying Eduards tiny self adhesive masks is a challenge too and disappointing when they don t fit. Hopefully everything will go well together.
  3. Having one of these kits on the go myself, which I'm throwing everything and the kitchen sink at to bring it up to scratch, I'm really enjoying your build of this old classic Airfix Emil. Love it! You are doing a grand job Sir! I love these old Airfix Superkits and have dozens in the stash. This build illustrates perfectly just how well these kit scrub up with some TLC. I think we should let you loose on the Stuka! Best regards; Steve
  4. Yes, though it has yet to be procured; still, at my current rate of build I just about still have time! Is that Imp Hillman or Lincoln?
  5. that is a rhetorical question... right ?
  6. Top paint job, just how I remember them! Selwyn
  7. That looks great, got the same kit in the stash but with a photo of a finished one as box art.
  8. Are all those parts stuck together now? If so, I'm not surprised you dislike painting them! I'm not even sure where I'd begin actually. Still, nobody says you have to paint and decal. It's not a crime to leave it that way
  9. Is it mostly more modern content thats new? Any new WW2 content?
  10. Nice build. Love the addition of the blanks.
  11. It's been six months since the last post in this thread, but guess what's on the bench again?
  12. I agree they represent an important part in the air war and that the E.IV was noticeably different but I think I will only be building one or possibly two of them for my collection(E.I and E.IV), at least until I have built everything else, as I don't find them terribly inspiring visually.
  13. Thanks for the tip Basuroy. I obviously need to practice more to get to that standard. Pete
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  15. Thank you Steve. Steve has allready helped us enormously in this project. Real stuff is probably the best thing one can have regarding references, the drawback is however it might be tricky to get some dimesions out of it since it's hard to measure and handle, even if the answer is right there in front of us. But since the tail cone is separated we might have found a way (coordinate wise) to map the profile/curvature. (3D-scanning is also an option of course but we don't have that ability right now.) Still if someone sits on a good drawing I'm intrested, just as another input. Thank you Robert
  16. Great stuff so far!
  17. Didn't this have to do with the absence of two-seater Spitfires and the fact that the Mk.IX (used for training) and the Mk. XIV (used in the squadrons) not only have a marked difference in engine power, but also an opposite torque (propellor turning in the opposite direction)?
  18. Stencil's may have helped but that finish is beyond belief Fuad,another outstanding project!
  19. Tags, riiiight. I'll remember to check them next time. I knew it wasn't the Hasegawa kit, way too much detail. Steve.
  20. That Sir is an absolute stunner, I had to look twice to work out the first photo was a model!!
  21. Back with a classy little build too
  22. Stunning, just stunning....
  23. Thanks Corsair. Your comments are very much appreciated Thanks saddler
  24. I agree. With the benefit of a bit of age behind me now, I can recognise that in life in general, we don't always get information given to us in the exact format that works best for us individually. Even in schools lessons are delivered in a particular way which aren't ideal for many of the individuals in a class. Simplistically, one can either take information however we can get it and learn to work with it, or fail. Learning to comprehend model kit instructions presented in different ways is a very gentle way to learn that sort of can-do mindset.
  25. 1. Small sanding plate: 280 and 600 grit wet and dry on one side... Small sanding plate by Alex1N, on Flickr 2. 120-grit on the other side of the sanding plate 120-grit on the other side of the sanding plate by Alex1N, on Flickr 3. Small piece of perspex sheet similar to the one in the sanding plate Small piece of perspex sheet similar to the one in the sanding plate by Alex1N, on Flickr 4. First and second armour plates. A third was started... First and second armour plates by Alex1N, on Flickr 5. Eduard fret taped down onto the cutting mat and ABS sheet. ABS sheet also taped to the mat Eduard fret taped down onto the cutting mat and ABS sheet by Alex1N, on Flickr 6. Holes drilled in ABS sheet Holes drilled in ABS sheet by Alex1N, on Flickr 7. Cut-lines marked out in pencil and no. 11 blade Cut-lines marked out in pencil and no. 11 blade by Alex1N, on Flickr 8. Trimmed armour plate being sanded. Sanding plate's 600-grit portion used wet. I got the armour plate down to 0.195 mm thickness then stopped, discretion being the better part of valour in this instance Trimmed armour plate being sanded by Alex1N, on Flickr 9. Three Spitfire head armour plates. Left to right: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Three Spitfire head armour plates by Alex1N, on Flickr 10. Armour plate no. 3 on Eduard F12. Needs a bit of trueing up - in due course... Armour plate no. 3 on Eduard F12 by Alex1N, on Flickr 11. Armour plate with proto-headrest. The latter will need a bit of work so I put it away safely Armour plate with proto-headrest by Alex1N, on Flickr 12. Armour plate and headrest in a 'safety box' Armour plate and headrest in a 'safety box' by Alex1N, on Flickr 13. Armour plate bolt locations marked on Pavla F12, using the Eduard etched part as a template. Outline for new frame arch shape roughed in in pencil as well. A fine Perma-Grit file will be used to shave the frame back. The upper bolt holes are perilously close to F12's edge. A bit of pondering required here. Armour plate bolt locations marked on Pavla F12 by Alex1N, on Flickr Follow the following link to my Seafire flickr album... I also did do some work on the holes on Frame 13, but sadly it all fell apart - literally - so I am faced with making another one or glueing up the boat-glue version. An attempt to drill some holes in the seat support frame revealed that a new one needs to be cast, since the current one is so floppy it bends on touch. Happily, I still have a mould for that part too, so I will do that and another F13 at the same time. The little sanding plate worked quite well, giving me more flexibility to sand the armour plate - and it will no doubt be usefual for sanding ither things iin future . I now have a usable head amour plate for the Seafire, and the beginnings of the pilot's headrest, which attaches directly to the head armour plate, and some indicators on F12 to think about. A note on the head armour plate (and no doubt the seat plate) - it will have to be glued in place using Crystal Clear or epoxy, since plastic glue will completely dissolve it! I intend to add the (standoff) bolts by drilling through F12 and inserting short lengths of either Albion Alloys rod/tube, or stretched sprue, depending on what fits the armour plate holes. More anon. Cheers, Alex.
  26. Did you look at the Airliner Cafe thread I linked in my post yesterday? Mr Kosciuv appears to be trustworthy but as far as I'm aware he is not a dealer. He is (or was) using eBay to sell off an old collection and there is probably no point asking him if he's going to have a particular sheet in the future. If you are a member of Airliner Cafe you could try a personal message or a post on the forum to which I linked.
  27. I had to do a double take on this to check it really is 1/72. A seriously good bit of modelling. The colour tones and weathering look spot on.
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