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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. What if - Desert Blohm & Voss Bv-141

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

    That has worked really well . Nice models, and a well thought-out presentation. I like it!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. That is really lovely Ales, I like your subtle paintwork and the way everything had bedded in so nicely. A very good job.
  12. Vintage Hawk Javelin build.

    Now that is a trip down to rear left corner of my memory! Great to see someone actually refer to the instructions - tee hee. Its all we young lads had to go by, those and dad's house and furniture enamels! Great job and alsways worth reminding ourselves of how far, sometimes sideways, the hobby has come.
  13. 1/72 Curtiss SO3C-1 Seamew, Sword

    Great work Fuad, I always like your models and this one does not disappoint - excellent construction and paintwork and lovely clear transparencies.
  14. 1/18 Fairey Firefly VX376

    I enjoyed your outstanding Spitfire build and this is a build closer to my heart Peter, so a double treat for the year , or two. As always we will stand in awe of the skills and shared techniques that you cast before us mere mortals. All power to your modelling fingers!
  15. NA39 'Just like the real thing'

    That certainly is a memory-jogger. Great job on her and to keep all the working parts, just like the real thing! Problem these days is finding one of these ancient kits I suppose.