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  1. Is it too late to join? Like a few folks here I’ve acquired the recently released Kitty Hawk Su-35. I tend a minor sprinkling of aftermarket - the AMUR Reaver cans are a must if you wish to achieve that tell tale drop of the thrust vectoring exhausts when powered down. I also have the Eduard Steel Belts and masks, plus the Begemot decals for this machine. I have made a start on the pit, using the new Mr. Paint acrylic “Sukhoi Cockpit blue grey” for the tub. Having looked at the supplied decals for the consoles I’ve decided against using these, but will carefully cut out the screen elements of the decals and use these.
  2. SMW 2017 Telford 11th & 12th November

    Got back from the show earlier. Not a bad haul from this years show, there were a few good deals including a new, unopened Airfix Sea Vixen for £30. eBay prices on these tend to be somewhat north of that figure. One disappointment though... on unloading the car I discovered one bag did not make it back with me, it contained a copy of the Zoukei-mura CONCEPT NOTE SWS No.VII Ho 229, a set of paints and a couple of other items. I've contacted the venue via email to see if it has been handed in. That aside though, another enjoyable show. Disappointed that there was no news from Airfix. As an IPMS member I got in pretty early, although I have to say the planning and coordination regarding the queues seemed to be being made up as they went along.
  3. This does look pretty darn special. Nice to see GWH have taken the practical approach to the wings, the KH Su-35 wing attachment has me a little nervous, I must say. I’ll be buying, that’s for sure.
  4. AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    If the Meteor is anything to go by, then no. The original boxing of the F.8 was produced in India, but the new boxing using the same moulds has been produced in the UK and features the harder plastic.
  5. Airfix 1/48 Meteor

    Interesting to note that the latest version the F.8 is made out of the harder plastic. I’m currently building the earlier release with the softer plastic and caution is required in the assembly process in order to retain detail.I plan to use some of @Jon Kunac-Tabinor‘s excellent Marmaduke Press decals on this kit. If you have not already done so and wish for additional airframe options to finalise your build then I recommend you to check them out.
  6. AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    Mine has arrived. Looks like it’ll build into a lovely kit with lots of detail as standard, at a cursory glance it is definitely up to the same standard as other recent Airfix releases. Only point I’d make is that this kit is manufactured by Airfix’s Indian factory and as such features the softer plastic, something to bare in mind when building as it’ll be easy to damage detail if you get too overly enthusiastic with a sander.
  7. 1/48 Su-35 exhausts for Kitty Hawk model

    My two sets (along with the new Su27/30) arrived today. Absolutely beautiful crisp casting. The small details absolutely pop.
  8. 1/48 SAAB J 29 by Pilot Replicas

    The kits that were featured in the future releases section of the Hannants website are no longer there either.
  9. A set of each arrived at my abode today. The Guardians of the North info sheet is extremely informative, providing fantastic detail on the airframes in question, whether they have been re-numbered and how heavily weathered they are etc. Highly recommended if you love Flankers.
  10. All the best Martin. This past year has been a tough one for me, although for very different reasons that I will not go into on this thread. Hope the medications you are on help you manage the disease so that 1:1 scale version of you can function. For me and I am sure for 99.9999% of folks on this board, somebody's health is far more important that a model kit.
  11. Airfix 2018

    Don't tell me, you prefer your pitchforks and burning torches to be in 1:1 scale?! 😜
  12. This and a Su-33? As others are hoping, I'm guessing the rest of the Flanker family is also being worked on.
  13. AIRFIX 1/48 Supermarine Walrus Mk.I Released

    Airfix review and update release dates each month.
  14. Sukhoi Su-30MKK Flanker-G 1:48

    Caracal Models offer two sheets for the Su-30 in 1/48th scale already. CD 48088: Sukhoi Su-30MK Part 1 CD48089 - Sukhoi Su-30MK/MKK Flanker - Part 2
  15. USS George HW Bush and escorts

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I've actually been onboard that beast. A friend of mine served in the US Navy and his last deployment was actually it's maiden voyage to the Sandy Lands (as he referred to it). The voyage saw the flotilla stop over in Portsmouth for a couple of days, at which point myself and a few friends were cleared to go aboard and be shown around whilst she was in Stokes Bay. It's basically a massive floating city. Pretty cool that even in though they were in the waters of a ally, there were a couple of submarines watching over her at all times. There is a statue in one if the hangers depicting Gerorge H W in his Navy days. I really ought to dig out my photos of the event...