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  1. I was wondering if it's lack of availability/cost that puts people off or is it that folks in Europe & US are just not that interested in some of the more obscure Japanese subjects? Hasegawa's Ki67 is a great kit and it was one of my favourite builds of all time. Would happily build another but I don't know that I'll find one for less than £40. I can't get enough of them but finding them for reasonable cost is tricky.
  2. Airfix Whitley VII coastal command

    Outstanding, can't wait to build one of these.
  3. I am a big fan of Japanese twin engine bombers and the Nell in particular I think is a great looking aircraft. Build was usual Hasegawa - perfect fit and no dramas to speak of. Paints used were Vallejo Japanese set for top and Mr Color for underside. In the cabinet: With his IJN friends....
  4. Rescued this one from the bottom of the stash as I felt sorry for it. Decals were useless but luckily I had a spare set from a later 'Nose Art' boxing. Actually not a bad kit for its age, its wheels look a bit crude by modern standards and cockpit was a bit bare but otherwise it looks like a P-47 to me. Pilot is was a spare from a 'crashed' aircraft. I had to spend a lot of time polishing out the scratched canopy but I think it was worth the effort. As per norm, Vallejo model air paints.
  5. A real pleasure to see one of these, not one you see often and such an exceptional finish. Thanks for sharing
  6. Lovely, they look very salty, great job on the weathering
  7. Foke-Wuif Fw 200C-8

    That’s the sort of model that gives you nightmares if you try to move it 😀 so many bits sticking out of it. Great job though....
  8. Hasegawa 1/72 B-24J, 15th Air Force

    Rare to see a Hasegawa B-24 complete, rarer still to see one as good as this, thanks for sharing
  9. I'm calling this one done. Construction was fine, good detail and value for money and enjoyed the build immensely, especially the painting. Painted with Vallejo Model Air. This is actually the Limited Edition Aces 7516 kit but I just could not get inspired by the decal options so I got some Kits World decals for Salem Representative instead. Obviously the decals with the kit will get used at some point on another P-51B . Flown by Lt Ralph 'Kidd' Hofer who I was not familiar with until I saw the scheme, really interesting character who sadly did not survive the war. You can read about him here (some great photos too): http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/175786
  10. 1/72 Hasegawa Mavis

    You don’t see these everyday, fantastic looking aircraft, hope Hasegawa re-tool it like they did with the Emily recently. Would love to see more pictures if you have them.
  11. Italian thoroughbred!

    Looks superb, can't believe they are decals, makes me want to reach for Italian aircraft in the stash but workbench says no....
  12. 1/72 ICM Tupolew Tu-2 "Moskwa"

    Great to see a rarely built aircraft, love it! I have one of these in the stash...one day, one day
  13. Really like the ground crew, have some them being painted right now myself, hope they looks as good as yours
  14. Amazing! I had one shipped from Japan but it cost so much I think I might just occasionally give it a cuddle before returning it carefully to the stash for a few years until that day comes when I have enough skill and/or courage to take it on. Maybe one day....
  15. Lovely model, superbly built. Not the prettiest aircraft in the world though.....