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  1. SMW 2017 Telford 11th & 12th November

    We had a great day yesterday, its the second time me and my lad have been but the first time as members of a club (Rutland IPMS) with stuff on display. I think we set a record for freshest models on display, Sherman and landing craft straight from make and take to the stand with the glue still wet by 11:30! Visited the Role Models stand, from which my lad left on cloud 9 with an armful of stuff to build for next year. He's already told me will be displaying on two stands next year, so I'll need to sort out accommodation for being up both days....he's only 8! Last time was a sunday mid morning, this time it was the full on get there for 9 on a Saturday, had to wait a bit to get in to the hall but the drive up and parking was easy (in the multistory).
  2. Spitfire Mk.1a BoB - WIP

    I think mine is suitable for all scales up to 1/24
  3. Spitfire Mk.1a BoB - WIP

    What about a blob of superglue gel? Or try softening some sprue and pushing it on a cheese grater hole of suitable size?
  4. They look fantastic, could you share how you did the finish on the inside of the nozzles? Hang on, looking again at the WIP looks like it was white with a wash
  5. paint

    Oh I think you can put a drop of washing up liquid in the paint mix to break the surface tension. Other than rubbing the paint down...not easy on a small model and then a coat of clear gloss, sounds like the oven cleaner thing is the way forward and start again
  6. paint

    When you say wasn't sticking do you mean it was going patchy as you brushed it on? If so this was probably the mound release on the plastic, next time give the kit a wash in warm soapy water before construction. Humbrol paints need a bit of thinning before use, the acrylic ones can be thinned with a bit of water.
  7. Tamiya MiG Fulcrum 29 1:72

    It would be interested to see one of these built alongside the Airfix version... I assume this is an italieri/tamiya warbird? Does it have raised or recessed panel lines? The cockpit has come up well.
  8. Revell 1/32 Lynx HAS.3

    Nice work, although the Lynx isn't the biggest helicopter in the world it still takes some room up...
  9. 1/72nd scale Concorde

    Lovely, we were at Duxford on Monday having a good look at no.3 (in the queue to go in the Lancaster) it is such an awesome plane..you've done it proud
  10. I've got one of these tucked away...inspiring build
  11. I love these. The engines are my favorite part, they must be huge on a 1/48, on my 1/72 craptech they're almost the same size as the 1/32 eurofighter which is on the bench at the moment... Very nicely done.
  12. Hasegawa 1/72 Mig-25 'Foxbat'

    Nice finish, is this the old boxing ( not sure if there is a new one...)?
  13. 1:72 Airfix Tornado

    I made one of these a couple of weeks ago.. Updated it with AMRAAMs, BOL rails and asraams, looked ok..the only down side was that it was the starter set so the livery didn't really match the load out. I fancy doing the ef3 in l/72... Just need another f3 kit got rest of the bits...we'll see what wings and things can deliver this weekend...
  14. Great to see,I did a show and tell with my son for the B of B last year for the 75th anniversary... Managed to scrape together a dozen or so relevant models, luckily we also had some quick build stuff which could be passed around (it was the first term of a year two class). Airfix to the educational packs... Might be worth mentioning it to her teacher... All my son's friends which have joined us to make a model or two have really enjoyed it.. and two of his cousins