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  1. Hi Iain, that looks absolutely great mate! Cracking job so far. Looking forward to seeing her done in all her glory
  2. Noted, I will see what I can do for next time. Cheers Troy
  3. Hi guys I have this afternoon taken the Emil outside for some fresh air and took some photos whilst I was at it. Hope you enjoy these ones
  4. Hi Troy At a risk of hijacking my own thread I've tried to drop you a message but it wouldn't send. So posting here hoping you will pick it up. I really do appreciate the information that you're providing for me I really am very grateful. I just wanted to follow up on what you've posted as I want to get things straight in my head before I crack on with the build and decide on the paint scheme. If I was to go ahead with the black, white and aluminium undersides I understand that the three blade propeller included in the kit would be absolutely fine as the photo you provided seems to show this to be the case. I can follow the guide you've provided for the scheme with no problem but my question really comes back to the roundels on the lower wings. There's a few examples on the guide and I'm not completely sure which roundels would be used. Could the kit roundels be used and the aircraft still be accurate with a 501 hurricane as per the photo you posted? I can't see the roundels on the under sides of the wings and as I say I'm confused from looking at the guide. Apologies if what I'm asking is pretty straight forward and if I'm being dim. I just want to make sure I'm as accurate as I can be as want to make a good job of the kit by doing something a little different. Thanks for your time Ant
  5. Again thank you Troy. I will drop you a PM to discuss this further if that would be ok with you? Very interested in having a go at something different and what you've noted above 're aluminium black and white seems good fun. Sun's out, ish, today so hoping to get some outdoors shots
  6. Sorry Troy I meant the build wouldn't be the most interesting not the actual aircraft itself.... apologies. The kit is the new tool and I was actually going to ask how to make a better model now I have a bit more confidence with trying other things. I was going OOB with the markings but I'm going to have a look what I can find as I'm quite taken by a half black underside. I'll have a proper look through the links you've given. Had a quick look and it's looks fab. Thanks again
  7. Cheers again Troy Getting information is, for me, why I post my builds online in the first place. If I can learn something then that's what it's all about. Keep the advice coming, if you wouldn't mind. Didnt manage age to get any photos today as had an Impromptu trip to the coast with the family. Hoping the weathers good tomorrow as have the week off work and can get some snaps done then. Im going for a 1/48 Airfix (again) Hurricane next, again quite a simple build. Unsure whether to post that WIP or not as it's not the most interesting subject.
  8. CC, Jake thanks for the comments guys. Hi Troy Once again thanks for the information. I wasn't sure 're the seam lines running top and bottom so I got rid. I shall best in mind for the next time as I'm hoping to be able to pick another one up and join in with the GB that I see is upcoming. I see where you are coming from with the canopy too. To be honest I just followed the instructions as the other I canopy for the E1 just didn't look right to me and in any event I used it for masking when undercoating. So it's beyond saving sadly. I couldn't see whether white 4 would have had yellow wings tips so didn't paint them in. Do you reckon it would have had them? Been thinking of the final varnish and satin seems the way forward to give me that nice sheen. I will crack on and get that done. I really appreciate you going to all the trouble you have to provide me all the information you have. It's not that I've deliberately ignored it. I'm learning and every build I learn more and more. I'm not an aircraft expert i just like aircraft so input like you've given is great. Sun's out today so hopefully I can look at finding time to get some better shots. Cheers Steve Wanted to keep it family friendly.
  9. Thank you john, appreciate the kind words. Yes its a gloss coat. The Flory wash really dulls the gloss down after the decals have gone on and I like the semi gloss look it gets when the excess wash is removed. I then add a really thin gloss coat back on to give me a semi gloss look. I might go over with a Matt coat but I like the semi gloss appearance I've got on this chap. Theres so,etching about a bright yellow nosed bird isn't there. Im with you all the way on that one. Thanks again mate
  10. Erm, they went the way of the old carpet monster sadly. Hoped you wouldn't notice
  11. Thanks for the comments guys they're all greatly appreciated. The yellow took.around 8 coats in total. I say around as I actually stopped counting. Cheers again guys
  12. Hi guys The Emil is complete. Added to RFI link is here thanks for your interest in this build.