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  1. Thanks My airbrushing skills aren't up to freehanding those yet, so I'll try the card mask.. Matt
  2. Very nice... Even the Eduard G-6s have the gun trough insert and the need to get rid of a pesky, stubborn join line.. What did you use for the scalloped camo demarcation on the leading edges of the wings.? Matt
  3. Missed this first time around... You've done the Airfix kit proud... excellent build. I think you'd like the Stuka. It is, compared to most of the other 1/24s, much more refined (especially surface details). Matt
  4. Nice work.. The actual finish would be best accomplished with a base of silver or aluminium followed by a transparent yellow/green coat (allowing the metallic to show through)... A green RLM02 may be enough, given the small area visible when the flaps are installed... Matt
  5. Hi These look good! I shall try to make my own corrections, but the Vector stuff is always quality. The site (http://www.ju88.net/) is an invaluable resource for Ju 88A colours as many shots of unrestored parts are presented. Something of note is the extensive use of a finish applied using electrolysis. This is used extensively on the interior and wheelbays etc. It imparts a see through green/yellow tint to the metal and is not often overpainted. It was particular to Junkers as far as I'm aware and is very robust, having protected many aircraft's structures while submerged for many years... Regarding the radiator flap interior. I would go for this electrolytic finish. Above is a photo of the Ju88A-1 engines after recovery and a bit of cleaning. You can see what looks like the metallic green hue inside the nearest engine. Matt
  6. Nice work so far. It's a shame ICM got the 'pit and the engine nacelle ducting wrong... All they had to do was look at Revell's '32nd or '72nd kits to see how they should have looked. I see Revell are boxing this kit, I think they need to bite the bullet and tool their own 1/48 Ju 88. Anyway, with all the extra bits you've got it should look excellent when you finish.. Matt
  7. Nice work... It is always very satisfying watching someone else wrestle an excellent model out of these old Airfix kits. It'll look a stonker when you've finished it... Matt
  8. I voted for option 1 as well. The photos are very important to many threads, but often there are links to other sites, other builds, references to books etc... These will all remain useful (though the links may clearly lead you to another 'Photobucketed' thread...). So keep them for now. Maybe over time you could somehow see what older threads are being revisited (possible?) and those which aren't and devise some sort of 'deletion schedule' from that info...? Matt
  9. Siemens Schuckert 1/32

    She's a beauty... Any chance of an exposition of your rigging materials..? Cheers Matt
  10. Love your work on this conversion... great attention to detail. I'll be interested to see your rigging proceed. I am close to getting to rigging on a WNW Camel conversion (to a Comic)... Matt
  11. The Airfix Spitfire is perfect for learning detailing skills. 1. It isn't very detailed.. 2. What is there is generally accurate and shapes are very good.. 3. There's lots of info and detail shots on the net to guide you 4. Have a look on Large Scale Planes website (http://forum.largescaleplanes.com) and you'll find a couple of builds where it has been detailed Matt
  12. If Dragon did the 110G I'd say that would be the way to go, but they have never gotten around to it (in 1/32 either). Monogram/Revell's suffers from undernourished engine nacelles but is eminently buildable... maybe cross kitting the Revell with a weekend edition Eduard G (for nacelles) would be the way to go? Or just wait for Dragon to come up with the goods... Matt
  13. Don't worry about the 1/32 P-47, that's a Hasegawa tooled kit with a smattering of Eduard extras. Though the Hasegawa kit has its own issues, principally the need to adjust the fit of engine/cowl assembly to front of fuselage (as it comes, you end up with it too high or too low - can't recall which). Sites like LSP have covered the fix... Good work on the 110 as well. I think all Eduard's earlier kits are over engineered and the detail aspiration outstripped the moulding technology they had. Newer kits like the 109Fs and Gs are much more assembly friendly. Matt
  14. Glad to see you've made a swift recovery from PB's farcical move... And I must say you've shown so far that this kit can be scrubbed up to look really nice. I am really looking forward to seeing you tackle the rest of this. matt
  15. Very nice work. Congrats to Simon. The new banner is handy, I can change it as my paradigms shift... Matt