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About triumphfan

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    Lincs/Cambs border.
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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. Italeri, FIAT 806 ... 1/12th

    Andi, so good to see this completed and glad that you took the trouble to present the finished model on here. I think it's several things, obviously a beautiful piece of model art, a lesson in the art of realistic weathering and, not least, a terrific example of how to execute an idea, or back story in this case. I always find your models inspiring but you have really surpassed yourself with the FIAT, just awesome. I look forward to seeing it up close and in person soon !! All the best, Steve.
  2. Lightning F1 in 1/48th...foil finish

    I'll be following along with interest. Looking good so far, never could resist a Lightning. Atb, Steve.
  3. Steve, you have done a wonderful job of that old white metal kit. Some of the SEF kits are really knocking on in years now. Frankly, I am surprised so many of the moulds are still usable. I know a lot of the current catalogue is not available (shown by the £0.00 on the price list) I have built a few of the race car kits and find the change in media quite refreshing. Good to hear your build did not give you any trouble, judging by the result. Nice colour combination as well, good stuff. Atb, Steve.
  4. Shuttleworth Fly Navy II

    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.
  5. 1/48th Meteor F8 decals sheets now available!!

    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.
  6. Everbuild brown Gator Glue -unknown yet excellent

    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.
  7. Hawker Seahawk FGA.Mk.6, Trumpeter 1/48

    Lovely build. Paintwork is very nice. I think you had clearance issues with the flaps because the angle is too great?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Airfix 1/48 Lightning F.2A

    Stunning !!! Well done.
  11. Airfix Bentley wheels

    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.
  12. Another Airfix Meteor

    Lovely looking Meteor. Looks great in that scheme. Atb, Steve.
  13. Lovely. Great painting skills demonstrated. Atb, Steve.
  14. Lovely job. I like the way you can display what is left on the moon currently. Atb, Steve.
  15. (Parody) Airfix 2018 Range!

    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.