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matt_w

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  1. And If anyone wants the measurements for the stad unit let me know and ill dig them out. I measured the unit we have at bruntingthorpe so its the correct scale
  2. I think the best advise is anticipate they will fall apart and cut them into smaller bits to start with. They overlap each other so there is plenty of spare. Use water rather than decalfix to slide them off the sheet quickly and they may be ok! For anyone building this jet, it was all over medium sea grey and didn't have the two tone scheme of some of the other grey jets. Thanks for the feedback, it was only a quick build over Christmas so im happy how it turned out. Its a bit more shiny than I would have liked, but I needed to really seal the decals down!
  3. Here is xx894 in her marmite green anniversary markings. These were from 1990 to celebrate 12Squadrons 75th anniversary I spotted the 75 Anniversary 12 Squadron Decals on ebay and were an impulse buy, that also meant I had to buy another Buccaneer ( I already have plans for the 4 airfix kits I already have). Its a very basic kit, with no cockpit details other than two armchairs that are supposed to be the ejection seats, but overall it looks like a buccaneer. Ive added a few extra antenna as well as the flare pod to the aft of the arrestor hook but its mostly a kit build. The Decals are from Almark, but were terrible, They fell apart and were very brittle, which wasn't ideal given the size of them. They also wrinkled up and no amount of decalfix could flatten them out. I decided to weather it a bit to take the attention away from this ( it is a bucc so leaks from everywhere!) Ive scratch built the mk12 Stad unit out of plasticard as no Buccaneer line is complete without one! Buccaneer by matt wellington, on Flickr Buccaneer-2 by matt wellington, on Flickr Buccaneer-4 by matt wellington, on Flickr Buccaneer-5 by matt wellington, on Flickr Buccaneer-8 by matt wellington, on Flickr Buccaneer-9 by matt wellington, on Flickr
  4. WOW! That's a stunning build! Detail, Paint and weathering are all perfect
  5. That looks fantastic! Great detail, looks more like 1/48 scale!
  6. That's a great looking model and the weathering is spot on! The lights are a great touch, I cant wait to build mine now!
  7. Great little build inspired after seeing one at Bruntingthorpe. Painted in humbrol paints other than the dark grey which is a primer I had in the shed. This one is a tailsitter, hence the Blu tack 20160623_205103-1 by matt wellington, on Flickr 20160623_205024-1 by matt wellington, on Flickr 20160623_204926-1 by matt wellington, on Flickr 20160623_204905-1 by matt wellington, on Flickr 20160623_204830-1 by matt wellington, on Flickr 20160623_204814 by matt wellington, on Flickr
  8. A friend bought me this kit as payment for building him the Civic and knowing my love for initial D! Very straightforward build, but this kit had some nice options with a choice of 3 steering wheels, two styles of seat and the option of a full interior or stripped and caged. The way the car sits is also just right as some kits make the cars too high! Painted in classic hachi-roku colours using a mix of some random white spray paint and humbrol. 2016-04-28_09-10-37 by matt wellington, on Flickr 2016-04-28_09-09-53 by matt wellington, on Flickr 2016-04-28_09-09-24 by matt wellington, on Flickr 2016-04-28_09-09-00 by matt wellington, on Flickr 2016-04-28_09-07-56 by matt wellington, on Flickr 2016-04-28_09-10-59 by matt wellington, on Flickr 2016-04-28_09-11-19 by matt wellington, on Flickr
  9. Thanks guys. I really enjoyed this build and overall, there weren't too many snags (other than me not reading the instructions properly). Im fancying a nice early F2 in silver with a colourful spine/tail to sit next to this.
  10. nicely done! She's a beauty!
  11. Now finished! Sorry I didn't update this further, I had a bit of a go at it and forgot to take photos as I went! http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235000471-airfix-172-lightning-f6-xr728/
  12. Here's my finished Lightning F6 pretty much built out of the box other that a needle pitot tube and some tape in the cockpit. Its The lightning preservation groups XR728 based at Bruntingthorpe. All paints are Humbrol, finished with humbrol gloss and weathering powders. Thanks for looking lightning-8 by matt wellington, on Flickr Oops, in some of the pictures you can see blobs of blu tack under the missiles... Ignore those!
  13. So ive finished it! I can now update here. Very simple kit, but really enjoyed trying to get all the details of the car in! Rollcage padding made of toilet paper and pva glue 2016-02-25_10-13-25 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Painted and "cable ties" added 20160229_201901 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Harnesses made of card 20160229_205222 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Rollcage, seats and harnesses fitted 20160229_211706 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Rear strut brace made of a cocktail stick 20160229_211722 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Front winglets made of plasticard 2016-02-29_09-35-16 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Rear tow eye 20160301_192226 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ along with larger exhaust 20160301_203349 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ Rear arms drilled out for some detail 20160301_203341 by matt wellington, on Flickr All that was left was to lower the car, I did this by filing the hubs down and moving the wheels up. Not the proper way of doing it, but the kit is so basic, there was not much else I could do. All that was left to do was to spray the shell in Honda Vogue Silver, paint the bonnet and roof in black and paint the details.. Ill add a finished thread once my friend has taken some photos with the real car.. for now heres a poor photo of the finished item IMG_20160310_214528 by matt wellington, on FlickrIMG_20160310_214855 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ IMG_20160310_214653 by matt wellington, on Flickr​ ​