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flarpen last won the day on October 1 2012

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  1. Dam, my heart skipped a beat when I read the title. Thought that there was a Spitfire version I hadn't heard of. Spitfire Mk.XIc? I was hoping it would be a a typo and we finally would get a Mk.XI recon spit. Oh, all kidding aside, the title probably needs to be changed. /Johan
  2. Just received this bad boy from HAD Models today. And what a kit it is, the details are superb and it's designed almost as a injected kit with locating pins on the fuselage halves. The blades look like they have a metal rod molded inside to keep the blades from sagging over time. Very nice touch. is it expensive? Yes. But well worth the money I say. /Johan
  3. Thanks. Yea, I really liked the process too. You can let the artist in you loose and basically run wild. Thanks, glad you like it.
  4. Thanks Pete, you really should get one, it's a gem of a kit in my mind. You are right about the edges on the ground, I should fix that. It's where the masking took pieces of the groundwork with it when removed. /johan
  5. Thanks. Yea, the prop came out quite nice. Thanks Chris.
  6. Thanks very much David. Have to say that some of the more subtle weathering don't show up very well in the photos though.
  7. My latest finished modell. Airfix great P-40B model built as a British Tomahawk from the 112th Sqn in Egypt 1941. S/N AK402 Flown by Neville Duke MTO of RAAF A really nice and relaxing build. But I had to spice it up a little with the addition of Ultracast seat and propeller, Eduard Brassin wheels and exhaust stacks plus PE detail set. I also added Masters dedicated turned brass gun barrels and pitot. The decals are from Kits-World Decals. I also made a gun sight inside the cockpit taken from a Hasegawa Spitfire kit. For being me this was quite a quick build that didn't pose much of a challenge so to add some interest I made a desert inspired base. This is the first time that I've tried to make my own base and considering that I think it turned out quite well. best regards Johan
  8. Handley Page Hampden 1/48

    Hi As a proud owner of this kit as well, I'm following this build with interest. Just wondering, why are thees cuts necessary? Don't the kit align to drawings or is it needed to get the parts to match up to each other?
  9. 1/48 AZ Tunnan pics

    Well there might be a reason for the cheaper price. I would wait to buy it until some pics of the actual plastic arrives and a built up example. Suspect they haven't done their homework and acually uppdated the plastic, but I hope to be corrected on that matter.
  10. 1/48 AZ Tunnan pics

    Is there any more news on this Re-release? Sprue-pics or so forth? It's listed in stock on Rebell Hobby https://www.rebell.com/nyheter/saab-j29e-f-tunnan-re-release.html?___store=eu&___from_store=default
  11. Airfix 1/48 P-40 landing light question

    Well Airfix have included it, but missed it in the instruction for some reason.
  12. Airfix 1/48 P-40 landing light question

    Thanks Mike. Yea, that was what I thought. Strange that Airfix have neglected to include the light in their instruction. Pictures of the AVG P-40 also show the light. And most models I've seen built have missed this as well. Great site for P-40 references. /Johan
  13. I'm building the 1/48 Airfix P-40 kit as a RAF 112 sqdn Tomahawk Mk.IIb. In the left wing there seem to be a light (landing light?). I've seen it in a few pictures and drawings. Airfix have supplied this light on the clear runner and there is a clear mark in the plastic where to drill out a hole for the light, but there is no mention of installing this light anywhere in the instructions. The question is, should this light be installed on a Mk.IIb Tomahawk or not?
  14. FFVS J 22 - Planet Models 1:48

    Hej Andreas. A great start, this kit sure looks a lot better then the Kora offering. A small question: which quick boost engine are you using? The only C-47 engine I can find has a back plate attached to it. Did you remove that or are you using a different engine? best regards Johan
  15. Some news source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Antarki-Model-Kits-PerĂº-134774536570515/photos/?tab=album&album_id=859839390730689