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About FortyEighter

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  1. F-14A Tomcat - Tamiya 1/48

    Fantastic work and I like the way you've got a natural backdrop in your photos.
  2. 1/48 GWH F-15C digital aggressor

    Thanks Lex - it can also be bought in the UK from HM Hobbies. My question was poorly worded - I meant to ask how did you find using it?
  3. Nowhere 2 Hide 89-0472

    Looking more like a mudhen; vertical stabs to attach when we're at the paint stage which isn't far away now
  4. Thanks both, away for a few days next week so hoping that I can still meet the deadline.
  5. 1/48 GWH F-15C digital aggressor

    This is looking really good How did you find the Mr Paint - asking because I'm thinking of using them masks to do a digital camo Flanker in the up-coming group build
  6. Polish MiG-29

    Looking good Jabba! I'm glad that I read your comments on colours carefully as I'd missed that this aircraft had 3 shades of grey (memo to self: look at the decal sheet paint callout more carefully). About three years ago I built the Eduard limited edition MiG-29 (1157) as Red 115 - the instructions called for the same grey underneath as the lighter tone on the upper surfaces, so had made the assumption that Red 56 was similar. It's quite hard in some photos to see that there are three shades rather than two.
  7. Thanks guys for your suggestions, had thought of drilling some holes but.... meanwhile I had found a resin nose in the spares box so decided to go down the cut and replace route. The resin nose needed some fettling to match the fuselage but am now at the fully primed, micromeshed and ready for paint stage (not forgetting to prime all the gear doors so they can be sprayed at the same time: And I also had an excuse to add a decent brass pitot!!
  8. Boeing 777-306ER - KLM

    Tom I hope you don't mind me resurrecting this thread of a superb model. Like "Skodadriver", I'd be interested to know which Halfords rattle can you used for the KIM blue? Regards Mike
  9. Academy 1/48 MiG-29A 'Fulcrum-A'

    Very nice and you've got a good fit from a kit that has some problems - well done!
  10. Hi Andrew Firstly, I can see the images. Secondly, thanks for a very informative build thread - having the KLM version in my stash I'm very interested to see any potential pitfalls. Also have a Tristar, so if a DC10 comes up on a certain auction site at the right price was thinking of a Tri jet tri-build!
  11. Excellent work, as ever, Ian but I do wish you'd stop building the models in my stash!!
  12. Nowhere 2 Hide 89-0472

    Have been working on the nose section this week, now attached and first fill / smooth / prime of that awkward joint is done: Hopefully the build will pick up pace once I'm happy with this joint
  13. 1/144 Roden Super VC-10 BOAC G-ASGB

    Now almost complete; decals applied, engine intakes and exhausts to finish painting and then the top aerial and nose pitots to attach Having debated the issue re number of reverse thrusters, using the decals gives a good overall impression:
  14. If you're wondering why there's been no activity on this thread for a month, firstly I've been concentrating on two other group builds (one is in the background) and secondly I've hit a problem: As you can see in the photo, there is a nasty sunken area on the nosecone. Having filled the cone with micro lead shot I then put some filler over the inner end (to ensure that if any of the shot came loose it wouldn't rattle around) before gluing the cone to fuselage. Unfortunately there appears to be some chemical reaction going on inside the cone which is melting the plastic from the inside! I've filled the sunken section and smoothed it off twice in the last couple of weeks but the defect has reappeared both times. Guess I need to contemplate cutting the whole nosecone off the model and replacing with a resin casting, unless anyone has any other suggestion - all ideas are very welcome