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  1. Thanks and yes I can't wait. I would for sure they're splendid. Thanks, it's been a fun build. Thank you. I got the other UC doors on but nothing picture worthy. List of things left to do.... front UC doors. lights. (Painted and on.) canopy parts. last decals. ariels and probe things. wires! oh god!!!! Seat belts pained, and the seat, bullet proof head rest fitted. ( nearly forgot about them. ) Then I think I'm done. Hopefully all before I go away. no RFI though that'll have to wait until I return. one little snap though of the next in line. fancy a game of guess the sprue? Hmmmmmm. Take care in the heat U.K. dudes. Johnny Sunshine.
  2. Tamiya green top is ace but I've found it fogs canopies something rotten. I always use super glue on my clear parts now. My ten penneth would be to paint a panel like your (I'm guessing photoshop moc) but it all depends if you could live with it the other way. The panel seems a more elegant solution. Jont
  3. Absolutely brilliant. That rigging is something else. It's been a pleasure to follow along. Johnny
  4. Lovely muck there Tony. Kit parts too, it feels like a ferrero rocher add from the 80s. The new roof parts look glorious, Bravo. hope the wee sniffle clears up. Jonst.
  5. Safe hands Ced once again. Wonderful finish. It's your fault I'm going for the rigging option next. Damn you and thank you all at the same time. Johnny
  6. Good evening gents. I have mostly been getting ready for my holls but I did manage a little more tonight and some pics. The guns got added. And the props got assembled. Just needs decals. red nose day indeed. they fitted on ok too with the offset plastic washer. i also managed to fit one side of the UC doors. i had to cut the hinges to fit and I still need to attach the little PE actuators but they look great on. hopfully a little more tomorrow. some ref books turned up for my next build today. I think I made a decision. It's small but BIG! Thanks for dropping in its much appreciated. Happy modelling. Johnny string.
  7. 94 I think. If it was London I was there with you. great gig. Thanks for the kind words. Thanks Rob. And yes it was really good. Indeed!
  8. Indeed they are. You should really go and see them. They put on a great show. Thank you. You're too kind. Thanks! Here's one for you. I did indeed. Ears are still ringing now. Ha! Great taste in music I see. X factor eh. There's a different opinion right there. I was never a fan of Blaze but the music was still solid. "Trooper" is a pretty sturdy pint, a session beer if you will. oh and thank you for your kind words. The early stuff if great, they have had a bit of a resurgence of late. Well the last 10 years. Oh and thank you also for the kind words. The guns are splendid aren't they. I got them in tonight. Look even better on the nose. "Does that count" well that's a hell of an anecdote, I think it counts a lot, lemmy and Motörhead are / were amazing. Alas I never got to see them live. You're a lucky man. Tar muchly. Thank you. I love Floyd too. Saw them ooh years ago. Now that was a gig. a little more done done tonight but I'll post about it tomorrow. thanks for all your lovely comments. Johnny.
  9. Oh man that's a real pain. i had the same problem with my Tiffy. Did you use Tamiya green top to glue in place? Is there any way you can ping it off? It doesn't look like it but it might be worth a go. figers crossed old chap. Johnny
  10. Looking splendid! johnny
  11. Excelent pipe work, such great detail. Oh and your garden and view is to die for. Happy BBQ. Johnny
  12. Afternoon gents. As I sit here a few hours before I head off to see the MIGHTY Iron Maiden beer in hand I'm contemplating nearing the end of this my first Acadamy build and my most third party stuff build evah. i really thought I'd get it today but due to a few slight hiccups I think it's one maybe two posts away from completion. Let's begin with this mornings secret lemonade drinker mission. first off the tyre treads looked so ace I thought I'd pick rack one out with German grey. took a while. nice initial base though. Then the canopies got unmasked. Spot the error? As I had spotted it before glossing thanks to @Vadim's pics I didn't gloss that hump bit. A few swipes with Mr Collour thinners and. Blammo! There is the side panel to. The nose got a pre shade and a blast of red. and done. The tyres got a pigment pass. then toned down and assembled. the anti glare panels got Matt coated. All the bits got painted. Even the prop tips. Now this is where all my builds seem to falter. I dread removing the canopy masking due to unknown CrAzY and this build is no exception. Taking off the tape the inside had some blotchiness so I cotton budded it. Big mistake, I pinged off the target sight, lost the glass part and also pinged off the steering wheel. but to be fair she looked pretty good on it. I managed to make a new glass sight and glue all the bits back on again. So no worries. Phew!. fitting the wheels bought up the (oh hell the peg doesn't fit the hole) problem. So 20 mins later and lots of very careful scraping the wheels are on. we are here and here she stays for another night. thank you all for following my little build. I'm off on my holibobs the week after next so this will be my last until I come back. I'll contemplate my build while away although I have an idea. take care Y'all and happy Modelling. Eddie says hi. up the irons etc. Johnny.
  13. Thank you sir. All under control eh? Maybe. Sounds like you had fun! Hic. we need a champagne emoticon. Yes they are rather special, I think due to my birthday and the wife not wanting to buy me kits this one has turned into the most after market stuff ever. Great fun though. thanks guys, one and all.
  14. Very nice! She's looking very neat and tidy johnny