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About Suprastar3000

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  1. Thank you Sir
  2. Oh dear, Not doing very well am I,.. Maybe I should change the titles to "somewhere in a alternative universe". Great info regarding the P40 Alan. Thank you very much. The GZ truck was simply a case of,..I really like the model of a old beaten up truck so where can I shoehorn one into the diorama. The truck was produced is such large quantities I guess theoretically one could have made the journey to the pacific,… put granted, not 100 accurate. And the P-40 should have been Oilve green - correct, The original P-40 was a Shark mouth desert version and the sand diorama was built around that. Was a shame to go green so I used a little artistic license. In my defence I did find a sand yellow version on a reference pic somewhere on google,… but can’t vouch for its authenticity. As for the Spitfire,.. thats simply a time traveling spitfire. Dohh!
  3. Thank you
  4. Cheers Bob, For all of us that was born with great big dangly sausages for fingers,... I can only say,.... if you enjoy model making, the passion will show through in the end result. Thanks Bob.
  5. This is why I love this forum - Some genuine experts here. Good spot and totally agreed. I took these models to the Shuttleworth show and one of the judges also made the comment on how Ferggie was NOT around until after ww2. As for Tilly. Have to admit, wasn't aware of that. Thanks for letting me know. Luckily I'm in the process or remaking the snow scene with a Benff Squadron mosquito and will be using a canvas top Jeep as was never really a big fan of the Austin truck. Thanks everyone for your positive comments
  6. Thanks chaps. Much appreciated, Yes, lots of fun. All started with me discovering my old airfix models in the loft from 20 years ago and getting back into the hobby. None of the original kits have survived the constant rebuilds, but the goal was always to make 6 bases to fit my old models. Having never attempted scenery or dioramas,.. lots of 'start again' days and experimentation. Nowhere near the standard of excellence I've seen here,.. but for a man that has sausages for fingers, I'm relatively happy.
  7. Hi all. Some of you may have seen these before so apologies if you have,... but since originally posting these I have made quite a few subtle changes. As always, comments much appreciated. Ready for Battle: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I GZ-V from 32 Squadron awaits final sign-off before she and her pilot Rupert F Smythe can get back into the fight. At the height of the summer of 1940, the fate of the free world rested upon the skill and courage of just a few young pilots as the RAF stood alone against the might of the as yet undefeated German Luftwaffe. In the air above southern England Hawker Hurricanes fought vicious dogfights with the fighters and bombers of the enemy. As they wheeled and fought across the sky it was down to a large group of men and women based on the ground to keep these vital aircraft serviceable and armed during these crucial summer months. Refuelling was the duty of the then common Albion AM463 refuelling truck, which with its three separate hoses was capable of refuelling three fighters simultaneously thus speeding up the vital turn around between fighter sorties. The aircraft were rearmed and maintained by armies of fitters and gun crews, feeding thousands of .303 rounds into the gun bays of the waiting fighters. Snake in the Grass: Stationed at Parchim Germany, during April 1944, this distinctive looking Focke-Wulf 190 A-7 “Red 8” with snake decoration was flown by Feldwebel (sergeant) R. Hartkopf in a specialise unit tasked with developing weapons for use against US bomber formations. The ground crews have pushed their fighter back against the trees for natural camouflage cover. Should the fighter be spotted from the air the German 20mm Flakvierling 38 Anti Aircraft Gun provides close-range air defence against allied fighter-bombers. Even so, the German army officer can't drop his guard and keeps his eyes glued to the sky. Mosquito ready to Swarm: 1944 14th April in Hampshire England, and the men of 418 Squadron frantically clear the fresh snow off their Mosquito FB. VI "Black Rufe"in preparation for another mission. Later that morning S/L Robert "Bob" Kipp (RCAF) and F/O Peter Huletsky (RCAF) set out with another Mosquito on a Day Ranger mission to Denmark. Over the Kattegatt, Kipp engaged two Ju 52/3ms fitted with minesweeping rigs and shot them both down, so achieving ace status. Spit & Victory: Spitfire Mk. Vb from 317 'Polish' Squadron tips his wings as the pilot surveys the latest victory, Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4/N, flown by Major Adolf Galland in late 1940. A common sight scattered around the English and French countryside in the late 1940s, was aircraft wreaks like this, that had fallen victim to the opposition. Here, a young pilot officer from the RAF takes this opportunity to get close and personal with the enemies machine, whilst members of the British Expeditionary Force guard the aircraft from souvenir hunters or even saboteurs. Unfortunately for this local farmer, his day has just got considerably more complicated. Klutzy the Kittyhawk: The once sleepy Ondonga airfield in the Solomon Islands sees a RNZAF Kittyhawk from "Gloria Lyons" 18 Squadron, make a rather undignified entrance into the Pacific War as this novice pilot struggles to land on the narrow strip. Ondonga airfield was a ferrying point for many aircraft entering the war. Mustang over Peterhead: Mustang Mk. IV flown by F/L Furneaux of the RAF 19 Squadron P51 soars overhead on its way to rendezvous with the Banff wing Mosquitos as they patrol the Norwegian Waters during the devastating, 1943 shipping raids. Patrols of Mosquitos lead by Norwegian outriders guiding the bombers through the confines of the narrow fjord would rake a terrible toll on the enemy shipping. Top cover of Mustangs were common. Sometimes the Mosquitos attacked merchant vessels while the P51s silenced nearby flak batteries or fighter opposition. No doubt the combination of Mosquitos and Mustangs where formidable combination. As a result, some of the most fearsome aerial combat where seen by these units, so any distraction from the bitter fighting was always welcome. Here, Furneaux takes his P51 rather too low over the main entrance to the airfield and guard hut, simultaneously willfully disobeying the obvious warning sign of speed restrictions on the bridge!
  8. Start of thread now includes new photos.
  9. Thanks Jan Your kind comments are appreciated
  10. wow! This is going to look amazing. The fine detail is just awesome!
  11. Great work. Love the detail
  12. Cheers guys. Raveboy81: I'm sure you're modeling skills are equally as good, if not better. The trick is to enjoy yourself and keep building - before you know it, you'll be banging out great models left, right and center.
  13. Been a bit quiet on here lately, but still working on a few ideas for some new dioramas. Had a bit of a successful weekend though as I entered my first competition at the Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition 2017. The other entries were in a different league to my models so didn't give myself much of a chance. Imagine my utter amazement when I won 'Best in Show'. So now I'm well and truly reinvigorated to build more,... One very happy chappie.
  14. hah hah,.. should have gone to spec savers mate Thank you and much appreciated.