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  1. Just browsing through the site and found this. She's a beautiful model Phil!
  2. Hello from Kent

    Hi Phil and from me too! As a Man of Kent myself (although haven't lived in the UK for donkey's) I feel I should say hi! No barriers to modelling discussions here, it is without doubt the best modelling forum on the net!
  3. I'm still here... It's not beaten me yet! So, having now received all the aftermarket that was ordered (in addition to the photos above I have the Master Caster TV Martels, Master pitot tube and turned air to air refuelling probe plus the Xtradecal History of 12 Sqn decals) and I've started to bash a few bits together. The scheme that I am going to do is XX895, a 12 Sqn aircraft armed with two TV Martels plus datalink pod and a single AR Martel, the latter coming from the Flightpath detail set. The missiles have been cleaned up and primed, the datalink pod will be shaped from an Airfix Sea Harrier fuel tank. This was first filled with Miliput and then the two halves stuck together, before giving it a good carving up to something that resembles the D-Link pod. The engine 'bullets' were added from the noses of two of the small bombs that were included in a Tamiya A-1J Skyraider kit. The nose wheel leg was given a complete re-work, it's fairly exposed on the finished model and so I wanted to dress it up a bit. I may or may not do the same for the main gear, I'll see how time goes. Enough chat, here's a few photos.
  4. Hello from Istanbul

    Welcome to BM Can and hi from France!
  5. Happy Birthday Her Majesty's Royal Air Force; 100 years today! So the GB has started I guess and so I'll just post what I am going to be working on over the next few weeks. As you know from the above, this tribute will be in the form of the aircraft that most influenced me whilst growing up, the Blackburn Buccaneer. The kit is the slightly 'awkward' 1/48 Airfix kit that certainly needs some work, but I hope to manipulate the plastic enough to get a decent result out of the 24 year old kit, but there is some help by way of some after-market sets from NeoMega, Paragon, Heritage Aviation, Flightpath, Eduard and a few others as well. I really have decided to throw everything at this kit and will be using the Master Casters resin Martels as well as Xtradecals to represent a 12 Squadron aircraft. Building starts in the morning, but in the meantime, here are the 'ingredients.'
  6. In February 1978 I turned 13 years and 9 months. I remember that day, the 17th February, extremely well as it was at that exact age that I was allowed to join the Air Training Corps, or, perhaps more commonly known as, the ATC or the Air Cadets. My dream was always to join the Royal Air Force; I cannot ever remember wanting to do anything else other than to become a pilot and it was a natural first step for me to join the ATC. I started with 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron and became more and more convinced, if that was at all possible, that my future would be in an aircraft cockpit. One evening, in May 1978, we all sat down and were given a briefing by a Flight Lieutenant from the local RAF Careers Office. He had brought with him an RAF training film, which, we were told, was classified but he had been given permission to show it to us that evening. We were enthralled. Not only was he a 'real' RAF Officer, but he was going to share state secrets with us as well! The movie he showed us had an incredible influence on my 14 year old mind. The film was riveting, exciting and captured everything I felt at that time, for all I wanted to be was a Buccaneer pilot. Some of you of 'a certain age' may very well remember this movie. If you have not got the time to sit and watch all 30 minutes of it, then just go to 27:00 and watch the last three. I never did get to fly the Buccaneer, or anything else in the Royal Air Force for that matter, but that is another story.
  7. OK, I've decided. It's a Buccaneer. Off to gather the bits now and start the build thread ready for April 1st!
  8. Right, I'm on days off now and getting ready to start something for this on 1st April, but what? I still don't know! I'll be back later with a decision.
  9. A Bit of WNW speculation

    100% agree
  10. I've just seen this and....... WOW!
  11. Hi Steve, that is seriously beautiful work so far, keep the posts coming! I'm in exactly the same boat as you but decided to do a -B with the Relish Resin sets. I also think that the kit needs serious aftermarket investment, although HSBC might not share my thoughts!
  12. Just seen this after searching for 1/32 P-61.... So now we have 1/32 B-24s coming? Along with the HK Models B-17s and Lancasters? Who owns display cabinets big enough?!
  13. ANOTHER WNW - O.O.P.

    The theorising behind the demise of each kit in the WnW range is almost as exciting as building the things! I managed to grab a couple of SE.5a's before they disappeared and I'm still hoping for someone to issue some 1/32 decals of Albert Ball's aircraft. I believe that Pheon did do a set featuring one of Captain Ball's aircraft, but that is now sold out. Although a 56 Sqn release featuring multiple aircraft would be a great release, I'd personally prefer WnW to concentrate on releasing some new, un-modelled aircraft.
  14. Painted CSM figures

    Hi and yes, it would interest me very much! I'm rubbish at figure painting!
  15. Hi Robert and Christian and to you all taking part in this GB, OK, I've finally decided that I'll be taking part in the RAF 100th Birthday GB, so it is a no-brainer that I would like to put my name down for this one too. It will be a Wingnut Wings kit.