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    Classic cars, classic race cars, realspace, sci-fi. Well just about everything!
    Outside of modelling, Classic cars, classic motorsport, sci-fi, (theme appearing) golf and making sandwiches. Long time IPMS Fenland member and active show exhibitor with Spalding Model Club.

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  1. Lovely pics, thanks for posting. It was a very enjoyable day and how respectful of the rain to hold off until 5 mins before the end. I don't think the Lysander pilot wanted to land! We thought he was keeping her in the air for a bath, lol. Atb, Steve.
  2. The schemes look great. I need to do a 74 sqn Meatbox so I'll get that sheet at least. This will be my 10th 1/48 Meteor (differing types btw!) Yes, room is tight in the display cabinet.... Atb, Steve.
  3. Thanks for the info Roy. I have seen this on the shelves at Tesco but after reading the label, could not really see the product having a modelling application, just goes to show how wrong you can be. I already like the sound of the tackiness out of the bottle. As you say, having patience is helpful, that's why I keep several projects on the bench at one time Atb, Steve.
  4. Lovely build. Paintwork is very nice. I think you had clearance issues with the flaps because the angle is too great?
  5. Oliver Carley in Broad Street, Peterborough. When I made the move to Tamiya kits from Airfix bagged jobbies that were available in my Village shop, me and some mates used to cycle 8 miles to town, every Saturday, just to browse the shelves and maybe had enough saved up to buy one of the fine Japenese kits !! Still can remember the smell of the shop and shelves stacked from floor to ceiling. Would love to go back one last time.... Atb, Steve.
  6. I think only Airfix going to the wall would really move me. I think if it was one of the far East outfits the emotion would be surprise more than anything. Airfix were a big part of my childhood and they are the one single manufacturer who makes subjects in my (narrow) field of interest. Atb, Steve.
  7. Stunning !!! Well done.
  8. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/hand-laced-wire-wheels-for-ITALERI-FIAT-MEFISTOFELE-806-GP-Bentley-airfix-1-12-/122319410198?hash=item1c7ace1416:g:MZYAAOSwUdlWhBGv These are quite expensive add-ons but his work is excellent and nobody else offers off the shelf replacements that I know of. Atb, Steve.
  9. Lovely looking Meteor. Looks great in that scheme. Atb, Steve.
  10. Lovely. Great painting skills demonstrated. Atb, Steve.
  11. Lovely job. I like the way you can display what is left on the moon currently. Atb, Steve.
  12. Not sure this will get a lot of laughs me old chum. After all, Airfix is seen as a National Treasure to a lot of people on BRITmodeller. By all means, share your beef with us but add some sensible comments to discuss at least? Steve.
  13. Just for a bit of clarity, ailerons are flying control surfaces and work opposing each other so if one is up, the other will be down, ailerons control roll. Flaps are used on take off and landing and would be in the same plane as they increase lift and allow the aircraft to be stable at low speed (a reasonable description?) The horizontal stabilisers also work in the same plane and make the aircraft go up and down. Rudder helps the aircraft go left and right. Sorry if this is the sucking eggs thing? Atb, Steve. P.S The model looks absolutely superb.
  14. She looks really nice Dick. I totally agree with you about the kit, such a joy to build. I have built several of the Seafire/Spitfire and, like you, have more in the stash. Nowhere near as many I must add! You are obviously obsessed but there's nowt wrong with that is there...... Atb, Steve.
  15. Seat and dash look really smart, glad you could put the dial stickers to good use. They look super in the dial bodies you have scratched up. I'm afraid to say I'll be totally copying your seat but, I will make mine a different colour, lol Excellent work as always Andi.