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Vinnie

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  1. I'll be starting mine soon. I hope it turns out somewhere near as good as yours.
  2. That's a great looking model, Stefan. Well done.
  3. Airfix 1/48 Ju87 Stuka

    Very nice build and great camouflage.
  4. 1/72 Martin Maryland

    Thanks, glatisant. Yes, the clear parts were a pain especially the long join on the cockpit. Certainly put the Micro Krystal Klear to the test, along with my patience.
  5. 1/72 Martin Maryland

    Thanks, Colin. The intention is to try a cheap airbrush to see if I can improve on my 'hairy stick' results.
  6. Pair of P-47s

    Nice pair of Thunderbolts. Must confess I struggled with the 'Balls Out' decals, but you seem to have got it on cleanly.
  7. Always liked the Oxford and that is a very nice example in an unusual finish.
  8. 1/72 Martin Maryland

    Thank you for your kind comments Beard. They are much appreciated.
  9. 1/72 Martin Maryland

    Thanks, Corsair. I appreciate your comments
  10. This was bought very cheaply from @mike romeo stash (thanks, Martin) with the original intention of airbrush practice as and when my new man cave would be ready for occupation. I think it may be a very old Nova kit but I'm not sure and it did present a few fitting problems especially the canopies. As I wasn't familiar with the aircraft I did a little research and discovered that a Martin Maryland and her crew had become heroes in May 1941 and played a leading role in one of the pivotal battles of WW11. The Royal Navy had been desperate to locate Bismark before she was able to create havoc in the Atlantic, but the weather had closed in grounding most reconnaissance aircraft. Such was the seriousness of the situation, Fleet Air Arm Commander Rotherham got to together a volunteer crew, took a Maryland which was usually used as a target tug, and with an impressive display of blind navigation flew to Norway and located the fjord that had been Bismark's last known location. The cloud cover was so low that they had to descend to less than 100 feet before the surface was visible. At this height, they made a perfect target for the German AA batteries and suffered substantial damage, but stayed long enough to establish that the battleship had sailed. It was this early warning that enabled the Royal Navy to quickly locate the pride of the Kriegsmarine and as they say, the rest is history. With this in mind, I decided not to use it as an airbrush mule and get my best hairy sticks out and try to do AR 720 justice. The finish is in 1941 Fleet Air Arm colours, dark earth/green over sky using Humbrol and Tamiya acrylics.
  11. Lovely work, especially the engine detailing.
  12. Tamiya A-10 1/48

    I like that, but goodness me I see what you mean about the weaponry
  13. That's a beaut! Shame the pics aren't a bit larger.
  14. That turned out really well. I also enjoyed the WIP.
  15. Very impressive. Well done.
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