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  1. Great photograph of a Lovely Daughter. Great modelling young lady, well done.
  2. Thanks everyone for comments. Note to Julien - There is an article on the tanks on Britmodeller by "Sabrejet" which says that in 1/72nd scale the tanks should be 35mm from the centreline as on the old Airfix F86D. So they would need to come in about 5mm on the new F86E and F86F kits.
  3. Airfix 1/72 F86E(M) finished in Yugoslav markings (kit decals). A good kit which suffers a bit from the Airfix soft plastic. The air brakes are in closed position as I felt the actuators were too fragile. I think the wing fences were in slightly wrong position so moved them in about 7mm The finish is Humbrol metalcote 27002 brush painted which I could not get to polish, to give a NMF, so looks painted. Now building another Airfix 1/72 USAF F86F - so hopefully improve on the finish on this one. These two versions of the F86 Sabres by Airfix are very welcome but it is a pity there has been no continuation of the theme with, say, the F86H/FJ2/3Fury - revival of the old F86D and even the Super Sabre. .
  4. Airfix -1/72nd scale U2

    Thank you polo - the lines are decals. Forgot to mention the approx kit dimensions: Wingspan 340mm Length 210mm
  5. Airfix F-80C Shooting Star

    Really nice - wish Airfix would re - issue or re - tool their old kits
  6. F-104G Marineflieger

    Fantastic - the ejection seat is brilliant
  7. Airfix -1/72nd scale U2 Very old, unusual and a bit dusty
  8. Norwegian Albatross

    Really nice Albatross. I too Remember the real thing from the 1966 airshow at Prestwick in very wet weather. Des; Don't think RATO take-off happened at Prestwick ?
  9. Thanks everyone for nice comments. Pat C thank you for comment on the paintwork, good to know. Not sure if I will correct this one but would correct if I make any more of these kits. I am really tempted to make use of the Xtradecal sheets X72151 and/or X72180.
  10. Airfix A4B Skyhawk 1/72nd scale A good kit with great detail and decals. The plastic is soft so some small parts are fragile and easily broken, such as, the leading edge slats and actuators, refuelling probe, arrestor hook and undercarriage struts.
  11. Revell T2 Buckeye - 1/72nd scale - The old, re-issued, Matchbox kit lacks detail has deep panel lines but nice new decals. The international orange colour is Model Master FS12197
  12. As requested; Sunday 3rd September 2017 two more photographs added.
  13. Powerfull jets over my house

    Over my house Friday 18th August 2017 at 2030 Four Royal Canadian Air Force Hornets in the circuit for landing at Prestwick, Ayrshire. At 2030 on a dull damp evening the arrival of these Hornets was impressive. They were low, under the low cloud base, with lots of noise, flashing lights and in the damp gloomy conditions trailing vapour from each wingtip. The Hornets departed Sunday 20th August en - route Romania to take over air policing duties from four Typhoons. There is a nice photograph of one on egpk.com
  14. Thanks for comments everyone. My close up photography not that good and the kits are old and dusty. Will try to post more detail pics of any new build kits.