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Horatio Gruntfuttock

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About Horatio Gruntfuttock

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    Bathurst NSW Australia
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    72nd aircraft - British, French, Italian, Rafwaffe
  1. Stunning work! I am looking for the 1/72 kit of this one.
  2. I bought the same sheet as Sam, and delivery to Oz was a couple of weeks - great service and a reasonable price given I am on the other side of the world. Ordered by email through their website.
  3. Just lovely - and I do like the curtains! They certainly add that sense that the plane is in use. Well done.
  4. Hello all I have completed these two in the last couple of days. Not the greatest of models but I do like these schemes. Decals are from Rising Decals which behaved very well and I would heartily recommend them. First, the AZ Model Spitfire VIII finished as the well-known leaping panther one. Hello chaps and chapesses, I have completed these two in the last couple of days, and some of you may have been following the builds over the past few months. Not the greatest of models but I do like these schemes. Decals are from Rising Decals which behaved very well and I would heartily recommend them. First, the AZ Model Spitfire VIII finished as the well-known leaping panther one. Flash certainly highlights some daggy spots in the finish - oh well - one metre models again! The next is the ancient Hasegawa P47 Bubbletop,which I reckon has turned out quite well - love these planes on sticks. This one has massive 305li tanks which I modified from some that I found in the spares box. Hope you like them.
  5. All look good to me , and I am pleased to see another modeller who builds 'planes on sticks' - I reckon they help you appreciate the craft in their intended place , the air! Its also more fun 'flying' them around the room making appropriate noises ( come on, I bet you have all done it!) than with the undecart down.
  6. Holy Cow! ELEVEN so far this year! Its only March. Do you sleep and eat at your bench? Seriously though, that is a lovely clean build of a slightly difficult kit.
  7. Goodness me Fuad, that is stunning - you are a master of these difficult schemes. Well done.
  8. Another stunner Wal, you really do a great job on these civil aeroplanes. Well done.
  9. Alright, I'm trying another approach to getting images up, so here is one of my Miles Masters, converted into a Martinet and two more, one a Mark III as per the kit , and a MkII conversion with a new engine and rockets for trials a Typhoon built as a 12-gunner FD2 Hornet and Sea Venom Gannet COD The Blenheim converted into a Type 142 Wyvern and Firefly FR2 DH88 with Airfix decals Meteor F4 converted into a U15 and here is its operator! heh heh! Not many of these left - the original PR7 - found in a $5 box of bits at a garage sale a few years ago - along witha complete Airfix Southern Cross!! yummo! MS406 Gloster Pioneer/ Whittle, with scratch built engine Javelin - what a chunk of plastic that is! Another Blenheim, this time a night fighter and finally a Firefly, the well-known Yeovilton 'Evelyn Tensions' Hope these aren't too boring but it was fun to get them out, dust off the accumulated dust and wobcebs and look at them again. Cheers from the Antipodes.
  10. Just loving this thread so I thought I would throw in some of my builds from FROG and Frog-spawn. first is the ancient Hunter F1 in its latest iteration from Eastern Express - still has the wee chap's head moulded in place! Looks like it has worked this afternoon, so here are some more shots. This is my FROG Ventura, still sealed in its plastic bag, no instructions or decals came with it in a plain cardboard box and here are some of my FROG and Frogspawn build over the years. aarghh - nothing!! OK - Photobucket does not seem to want to co-operate so we will stop there.
  11. Nice recovery job! Well done. And I do like the low-level model, but probably needs a huge plume of spume rising off the water at that height! ha ha!
  12. Oooh , loverly! I especially like those tanks and that refuelling probe? Meh!!
  13. You have done a pretty fair effort on that kit. I know that it is a bit of a horse's bottom so your efforts are even more commendable!!
  14. I think you have achieved a great result for a first go at spraying a model. My only suggestions are :- 1. use an undercoat/primer - I swear by Tamiya's white and grey rattle packs - one coat from 25-30cms does the trick but sit the tin in warm water for a few minutes first. 2. a day or so after decalling, give the whole model a coat of Tamiya matte or semi-matte clear, again from 30cm with a warmed tin. You will need to mask the clear bits again, or alternatively don't remove the masking from the colour spray time. I use enamels, principally Humbrol and Xtracolour but ModelMaster as well and Mr Tamiya's products are completely compatible with them.
  15. Just loving this thread so I thought I would throw in some of my builds from FROG and Frog-spawn. first is the ancient Hunter F1 in its latest iteration from Eastern Express - still has the wee chap's head moulded in place! and here are two shots of the Lockheed Ventura number F240, which is in a sealed bag and I got it in a plain box without instructions or decals I'm not sure what is happening to make these images so small - aarrgghh! - in fact no images have appeared.