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  1. Spitfire Mk 1 - Browning muzzle patches

    Flash surpressers...the sticky out bits on guns 3 and 4. Seen on pre-war Spits but, if I remember correctly (and I'm sure Edgar must have covered this somewhere) they were removed by the time (or at the time) the war started. That is, no Spits (out on a limb, I know and ready to be corrected) had them at the start of hostilities and all 4 leading edge gun apertures were covered over with red tape. Quite why Tamiya have included them is a mystery (to me at least) given that their Mk1 kit doesn't cover a pre-war version. Hope that helps...
  2. BLIMEY!! That is one superbly painted and weathered Spit. Excellent work. If I were to be uber picky (and I'm really not in a position to be), I'd suggest the exhausts need to feel slightly less 'rusty'...
  3. 1/48 Eduard Bf109E-3 JG53, November 1939

    REALLY like the early splinter and can only imagine how tricky it was to get it looking that good! Have to say, I'm with Spitfire31...I want to see MORE!!
  4. As always with anything Hurricane related, it is Troy. Many thanks.
  5. Well I love it...especially the insanely oversize 32 Squadron codes. I've wanted to do one of those but the Kajero book and decals are out of print and I don't really want a Ready for Battle set with all those trucks.
  6. North African Stuka.

    Good God Man, don't you ever have a total disaster of a model? Love 'em both but that desert scheme is beautifully done. I too would've guessed 1/48...
  7. Airfix 1/72 Hurricane 85 Sqn 1939.

    Lovely build, as always. The upper wing roundel issue seems to come up regularly (which is odd)...BUT, that's still one fine looking Hurricane. And a super little kit. Surely Airfix HAS to do a new tool metal wing in 1/72 soon?!
  8. Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109 E-3

    What he said. Masking can be a total PITA. AND take far more time and effort than actually applying the paint (ask me how I know). BUT getting your camo demarcation just that little bit sharper (on splinter at least) will make a huge difference. Other than that...what can I say; on to number 5. I want to see what you can do (as long as you make it a Spit!!).
  9. Excellent...was just thinking 'the transfers on that Kate must have a total b*gger to do. And yet they look pretty much perfect. How did he do that?' And now I know! Lovely build. As for the Zero...we've all been there. Mine was a Tamiya 1/48 Spit 1. Looked superb and I was REALLY pleased with it...until mistake was followed by muck up, was followed by total disaster, was followed by 'shot down over the Channel not far from Hawkinge'. Which, considering where I live, is pretty appropriate! But credit to you, back in the saddle and still pedalling...
  10. As has already been said, I was CONVINCED it was 1/48. And still am!! Stunning build, superb finish...
  11. Spitfire Vb "SKAGEN Ind." (Danish pilot)

    Yep, I'd say both the spinner and fuselage band should be Sky. But they'll be a real expert along in just a second...!
  12. Phil's recent aircraft builds

    Excellent...and good to know. I'll check (and shamelessly steal from) your WIP!!
  13. Tamyia Spitfire Mk. I

    SUPERB Spit (mind, you can never go wrong with or have too many of them!). On reflection, do you think it would have been better to have painted the 'no walk' lines before the roundels?
  14. HobbyBoss 1/48 Me-262 A1a/U4

  15. HobbyBoss 1/48 Me-262 A1a/U4

    NOOOOOOOO...that just looks; well it ruins the shape of a real beauty of an aircraft! Did they test fire the cannon, 'cos I imagine the recoil must have stopped it dead in the air?! But, however insane a concept, it's a beautifully finished model of a really interesting type. Thanks for sharing...