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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. Revell Dambuster Lancaster

    Nice work Mattt, lovely smooth finish and the transparencies appear to have gone on well. Oh teeny-wheeny issue would be that the outer exhausts on the outboard engines exited UNDER and not over the wings so that there was hardly ever any staining on the upper wings there. Examination of photos will show the occasional light stain but nothing like that from the other six exhausts. Just something to keep in mind for your next dozen Lancs, heh heh!
  2. Airfix Hawker Seahawk 1/72

    Lovely rendition Julien, nicely presented. I built exactly the same scheme and kit some 15 years ago, and used an Airwaves set and a lot of fiddly-bits to enhance the basic kit - talk about casting silk purses at sow's ears!! ANd now ew have the lovely Trumpeter and SH kits to drool over - must get them done some time.

    Good grief Faaman - Bergs Hobbies , and it is still going! Wow - I remember visiting it when Ross Davis worked there, and what a great list of kits , many of which I remember building, and some which I still have!! Ah , memories, thanks for revising them.
  4. Low level Puma

    That is a truly stunning piece of work - the eventual owner should be over the moon!
  5. Wasp, Bournemouth Aviation Museum

    Very useful shots - thanks for posting.
  6. H.P. 115

    Great job on that kit, it looks just lovely. It is fortunately quite a simple vac-form of an interesting aircraft and I built mine about fifteen years ago and do have a word of warning - I hope you did not use the 'press-down decals' as you will find that they will curl up and pop off in about two year's time. All of my Maintrack models have suffered from this issue and I have built almost all of them.
  7. N.A. T-28 TROJAN 1/72 Heller

    I would love to see your images Mr Kovac , but you will need to edit your post by deleting the ''s' in each of the 'https' titles . Looking forward to seeing the photos.
  8. Bangle's 1:72 SBS model DH.88 Comet

    That really is stunning and, having stroked the real thing at Shuttleworth some five years ago, I am delighted to see it in miniature. Now you only have the green one, the black one, the french blue one and the silver RAF one to go!! Should only take you a decade or so at current rate, heh heh! These SBS kits are crackers, I have just received the Macchi MC72 and the Farman 190 in the post from lord Hannants this morning -just lovely!.
  9. Airfix Vampire T.11

    That looks fine to me and you have done a great job with the masking - yellow and silver always go together well.
  10. That does look very splendid and I can only hope for it in the 'proper' scale at some time in the future. Neatly built and subtly weathered but may I be so bold as to suggest that the decals are rather too bright for such a worn look? Just my opinion, take it for what it is worth.
  11. Puma HC-1 1:32nd scale.

    Lovely job, clean and simple and you saved yourself an excreta load of work by avoiding all the later bits and bobs. Well done, very convincing model.
  12. What if - Desert Blohm & Voss Bv-141

    Looks brilliant Bruce and those canopy masks have worked out a treat - lovely paint-work.
  13. Diorama-"Return to England"

    That has worked really well . Nice models, and a well thought-out presentation. I like it!
  14. Heller Draken in RDAF

    Some of you will recall the disaster that I had earlier in the year with this model when I sprayed her with Tamiya Satin clear and the paint crazed like crazy. Well I spent a few days over our winter sanding the crazing back vewwy vewwy carefuwwy with increasingly finer sanding sticks until she looked like this. http://i.imgur.com/dCRX6AJl.jpg You can see the depth and extent of the crazing. Then I started the respray job by covering all decals ( which curiously had not been affected by the clear coat) with Humbrol Maskol - comme ca. http://i.imgur.com/rNqIw4Ll.jpg Next I resprayed the two greens - first a bronzy olive and then a patchy olive drab to try to replicate the partially weathered RDAF schemes of the 1970s. http://i.imgur.com/Jsb4cOdl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/pXbxX8Rl.jpg THen a coat of Humbrol Satin Clear , the enamel one this time!, and now she is done and here are some shots of her in the early morning sunshine beaming through our kitchen window - there are still a couple of rough patches but she looks a great deal better than the crinkled mountain range effect that I first produced. Hope you like her. http://i.imgur.com/6rgdPCol.jpg and with flash to dull the colours down http://i.imgur.com/PjpF9CXl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/bE1RT4Wl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/aK9Gld1l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/lbXArZQl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ZzPGPZ2l.jpg PS - sorry about the linked images - I will have to sort out this issue for other posts.
  15. Mosquito PR1

    I have found three Mossies in the stash and decided to finish them off. The Airfix one will be this one, inside the cover of the Lucas book on PR and bomber Mosquitos http://i.imgur.com/CcoXxc7l.jpg And will be converted to the PR1 using the Paragon proto-type parts with the addition of scratch-built nose scoops which are not provided. The work will involve shortening the nacelles using the resin parts, altering the intakes and exhausts on the nacelles, rescribing the flaps, a new canopy (Falcon), a new interior as Airfix provides nothing, and grafting on a new bomber-style nose . I used a left-over Matchbox bomber nose which fitted reasonably well and detailed the cockpit with lots of wee bits of plastic as shown below. http://i.imgur.com/VuQOEXOl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/OpFtPr8l.jpg The wing tabs will have to be modified to fit around the interior work. Next I will be painting this and the rest of the construction can commence.