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Mach Turtle

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  1. Okay, off to a careful start here. I've taken everything out and done an initial cleanup. There was very little flash on any of the pieces, and mostly I just wanted to start to think about the assembly process. The main components: The photoetch and white metal pieces: The smaller resin pieces: There are also a vac-formed canopy and landing light lens. Thanks for watching.
  2. Sorry guys, I guess I missed the Camel and it's good to see they're still going. I knew they were started by a Hollywood guy, but I don't really follow popular culture and so wasn't aware that Weta Workshop was another of the founder's companies. Happy to have started a pun thread in any case.
  3. Still, they seem to be slowing down.
  4. Ah. Missed the Camel. It's not under News, as new releases used to be.
  5. Autocorrect, sorry.
  6. Hi. Wingnut Wings hasn't released any new kits in a couple of years, hasn't updated their website in at least as long, and seems to have handed off their distribution to Weta Workshop, whoever they are. Is Wingnut Wings a going concern, or was it its owner's tribute to the hundredth anniversary of the Great War, now concluded?
  7. I thought you were going to build in 1/6 scale! Looks great.
  8. Thanks everyone. I hope my skills are up to the quality of the kit. Yes, I think the DH.88 is one of the best-looking aircraft ever (the Lockheed Constellation is another one). Like a lot of us, I think, I built the 1/72 Airfix kit (the bagged one with about 12 parts total) some time ago, as G-ACSS (the red one, Grosvenor House). While that kit is primitive and my skills at the time weren't much better, I decided I don't need another Grosvenor House and that the Salazar scheme looks the best of all. (Black Magic, by the way, didn't complete the race to Melbourne. Her crew retired in Baghdad due to problems related to bad fuel.) I also have the 1/72 SBS kit on hand, so if I have time, I might do that as the Green One later in this GB. Cheers.
  9. As my entry in this group build, I'm going to take on the DH.88 Comet that raced to Melbourne as G-ACSP ("Black Magic"). I'm going to depict the aircraft after it was later acquired by the Portuguese government, re-registered as CS-AAJ, and renamed "Salazar." I'll be using the Marsh Models/Aerotech kit in 1/32. Here are some pre-start pictures: And the scheme: Let's hope for the best. It's a great-looking kit and I hope my limited skills can do it justice.
  10. Just a simple, quick build to decorate my boy's bedroom ceiling. It's the HobbyBoss 1/48 Rafale B:
  11. Nice of you to say, guys. Thanks. Anyway, it's done. As planned, it's nothing fancy model-wise, but it's up to kid's-ceiling standard and maybe will inspire some aviation thinking there. You can't see it in the pictures, but the Rafale is on course to intercept a Lufthansa 747-8 (and a P-51 is sneaking up on the Rafale from below): Thanks again; I love this forum. Happy new year, everyone.
  12. Thanks again, everyone. So, Bohr was on G-AGGG (according to Fundekals) or G-AGGC (according to the Mathisrud book cited by Vingtor). I'm not sure what the primary sources are for each of these, but I imagine there's some logbook entry or the like in which a C can't be distinguished from a G. (Though it was Heisenberg, not Bohr, who described the uncertainty theorem.) Either way, I would need to make a FB Mk. VI, and the Bohr ship probably wasn't G-AGFV.
  13. Coming together. What a great-looking aircraft the Rafale is. I'm building it wheels-up, with two large external tanks under the wings and two Mica missiles on the wingtip rails.
  14. Thank you all.
  15. So, for the De Havilland Group Build, I'm thinking about building G-AVFG, the BOAC Mosquito that spirited Niels Bohr out of Sweden. Fundekals has an appropriate sheet of markings. Negative, Ghostrider, the budget is full! Nevermind that guy. Is the Hong Kong Models 1/32 de Havilland Mosquito B Mk.VI Series II the correct 1/32 kit for this project? The Mosquito variants confuse me. If so, should I build the bulged bomb bay or the normal one?