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snapper_city

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    Modelling, Mountain biking, Climbing.

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  1. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    Hi guys Not much to show but here is where things stand currently. Here are the Kit instrument decals Vs the Airscale set. IMAG4195 by Mark Inman, on Flickr I first tried the kit ones but found them to be too grey. IMAG4196 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The Airscale ones are much better. IMAG4198 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4199 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4201 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Like I said in the previous post I have a few more Airscale placards to attach then on with weathering...
  2. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    Hi guys I have been busy on the cockpit area over the last few days. All the detail painting is done and the instrument panel decals are down. There are a few more placard decals for the side walls then I'll give it all a clear coat ready for weathering. I'll get some pictures up in the next few days. I'm not going to go too mad with the weathering as I doubt these things saw enough action to get that beaten up. Cheers.
  3. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    Hi guys Small update of where things are at. The day started off with an up and down. Firstly the up. Mr Postman stopped by with a parcel of joy. IMAG4172 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Now the down. I managed to put a nice TET fingerprint on the inside of the rear fuselage, exhaust cover area. IMAG4170 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Not 100% perfect but its quite difficult to get sanding sticks in this area. IMAG4173 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The office dashboard. IMAG4174 by Mark Inman, on Flickr A little more scratching in the office to replicate the fuel lines. IMAG4175 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Everything ready for spraying. IMAG4177 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Not as much done as I was hoping to get done but all finished for the day. Firstly the cockpit area was painted with AK Microfiller Primer Black then coated in Vallejo Model Air RLM66. This was the first time I have used acrylics in over 18 months and I was all geared up for all the issues you can get with acrylics. Against all fears it behaved flawlessly. IMAG4179 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Lastly the areas in preparation for metallic painting have been given a wet coat of Mr Color GX2 Gloss Black. IMAG4180 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  4. Boeing Stratocruiser United Airlines 1/144

    That's annoying. There must be after market options out there.
  5. M109A3/M185A3 Shop Truck

    Looking good. I'll finally get round to my M-35 one day. I'm also looking forward to their new tool M-54 when it comes out.
  6. I can't see it because of the photobucket issue. I'll have to download the patch for chrome. Interested to see what you have used for the red because it is a metallic sparkly colour.
  7. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    Hi guys Mini update... I have made a couple of simple blanks to cover the wing internal seam line. IMAG4140 by Mark Inman, on Flickr As you can see not a great deal will be seen. IMAG4141 by Mark Inman, on Flickr I have also been playing about with Mr Color GX2 Gloss Black. Quite possibly the finest gloss black I have ever used. IMAG4144 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here is my previous AK Extreme Metals paint chart sprayed over their own gloss black base. IMAG4143 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Since then I have added a few more to the collection so gave the reverse side a coat of the GX2 before continuing the paint chart. The metallic's lay down so nicely over this stuff. I'm really looking forward to painting the naked Me-163. IMAG4139 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time...
  8. Airfix Vulcan XM607 Black Buck

    You should. Yes it does require a bit of work but it's nowhere near the worst kit out there. The re-scribing isn't too bad either. Yes it's tedious but take it slow and practice makes perfect. Start on the underside and leave the most viewable areas till the end I find. By then I'm right in there. It's also a great skill to have in your locker. Cheers Gazza. They fit like a dream and are a million miles better then the kits feeble attempt. Honestly if you had the time to make a batch I'm sure you could sell them. Even if you sold them all to Freightdog or someone to sell on your behalf. They are that good.
  9. Airfix Vulcan XM607 Black Buck

    Thank you. The topside colours are Mr Color C335 Medium Sea Grey and C330 Dark Green. The underside is C331 Dark Sea Grey.
  10. RFI is up guys. Thanks to all that followed the build. DSC_8053 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  11. Hi guys Here is the Airfix Vulcan I recently finished. I built her for a guy who's dad used to be a flight engineer on these before the Black Buck missions of 1982. He had been given the kit by family but never got round to building it. My club West Middlesex were contacted back in July 2016 asking if someone could build this for him. I volunteered as I built one as a kid and wanted to see how she would turn out by today’s standards. At this point I had no idea of the life tribulations that would come up as the build progressed. Everything modelling stalled from October 2016 until March 2017 because we moved house followed a month later the birth of our second child. Roll onto November 2017 and around 110 hours of work, she is finally finished. I decided to build XM607 from Black Buck 1. The aftermath was the famous picture of a string of craters including the single crater on Port Stanley’s runway. The build I was given free rein on this to do and add what I felt the build needed. The first job was to completely re-scribe the entire kit. This took an age but was well worth it. The kits raised details were optimistic to say the least considering how much sanding and filling is needed to get her decent. For aftermarket items I purchased the Master metal refuelling probe, 26 decals cockpit masks and Freightdog’s “Gods of Sea and Fire” decal sheet. Next we had @gazza l offering his stunning homemade turned brass exhausts. These are exquisite and really draw the eye when viewing from the back. Lastly @Jason provided the AN/ALQ-101 ECM pod from his spares box. The aircraft was painted with Gunze. WIP Here Thanks for looking. DSC_7998 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8001 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8005 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8006 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8007 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8014 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8017 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8029 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8032 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8033 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8035 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8036 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8040 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8041 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8042 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8043 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8044 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8046 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8049 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8050 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8053 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8057 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8062 by Mark Inman, on Flickr DSC_8067 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  12. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    I agree this looks to be the best course of action. I'll get some masking tape pushed against the edges. Run round with a pen or pencil. Pull it out and place over plasticard. This should give a good template to work from. It gets worse for poor Jerry. Either side of his legs in the cockpit are fuel tanks. If these puncher and the fuel comes into contact with an organic material (cotton, skin etc) then it spontaneously combusts. Pair this with the chance of a broken back on landing if you fail to lower the skid correctly, probably made flying this a bum clenching experience. Lol. The BM Russian roulette opening a thread on a work computer thang.
  13. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    I'm pretty sure they do. I have a set of them around here somewhere.
  14. Hitlers Pocket Rocket

    Hi guys Here is the latest kit on the bench. The lovely Meng Me-163 Komet in 1:32 flavour. So far it has gone together flawlessly apart from one area which I will highlight in the last picture. This will be a naked build using metallics and Uschi van der Rosten wood decals. I have never used these before in trying to stick to a theme of trying a new technique on each build. I saw one of these naked builds online and decided I just had to have one. Sit down, strap in, lets see where this takes us... Firstly here is what I'm working with. IMAG4125 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The office area with a little scratch building to liven things up. Apologises for the poor quality pictures. My phone really struggles these days... IMAG4126 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The Quickboost resin seat Vs the kit option. The kit does come with P.E seat belts to be fair to Meng but you cant beat resin. I did think about some HGW fabric straps but decided against it on this occasion. IMAG4127 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Behind the cockpit bulkhead is one of the fuel tanks. This area is barely visible once the fuselage is together so I'm not going to go too mad here. IMAG4128 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The chemical reaction hot end. IMAG4129 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG4130 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Here is roughly how things will go together. Cockpit attaches to the fuel tank which attaches to the rocket motor. IMAG4132 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Mk108 30mm cannons IMAG4133 by Mark Inman, on Flickr The long sticky out bits for all the armour guys.. IMAG4134 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Finally the ugly area. This giant seam line will be visible through the open port on the top of the wing to expose the guns. This will need taking care of as I'm still working this out. Do I fill and sand or create a cover from plasticard? I will be scratching a little in here also to jazz it up a bit more. IMAG4135 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time..
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