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About rafalbert

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  1. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Decalled, now awaiting the final coat, undercarriage, canopy etc. The kit and Modeldecals went on fine, but the Xtradecals would not adhere at all, and pretty much fought with Microset and sol. This is the first issue I have had with Xtradecals so hopefully it is a one off!
  2. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Ready for decalling.
  3. Revell (Matchbox) 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter

    Back on it, for some reason the etch was causing problems for no real reason. The floor for the observer's station was too wide so needed trimming, but won't be seen at all when closed up. Anyway, here she is ready for "greening".
  4. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    .....and back. USS Midway was excellent, as was the Flying Leatherneck museum at Miramar, and the Castle AFB museum (although the 42°C heat there was oppressive). Anyway, I have restarted the Meteor and she is now primed and ready for painting, which will probably start tomorrow.
  5. That looks lovely in RN colours!
  6. Revell (Matchbox) 1/72 Bristol Beaufighter

    Just to prove that I have made a start on this (although a very small one ) here is the start of the cockpit. The engine levers alone are terrifying! However, my modelling has again been pushed to the back of the queue as far as my time goes, and I go on holiday tomorrow. When I return my Meteor for the MIB II GB will be my priority but I will crack on with this as well. Incidentally, if anyone knows of any model shops in San Diego a heads up would be appreciated!
  7. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Hi Guys, Apologies for a lack of updates, my modelling seems to keep being pushed to the back of the queue as far as my time goes. The old girl is now all together, although the tail needs re-blending due a fall and inevitable docking! I am away on holiday tomorrow so will prioritise this on my return. Incidentally, if anyone knows of any decent model shops in San Diego a heads up would be appreciated!
  8. Hi Guys, I am in with my third Matchbox kit, and hopefully make use of the etched brass. Cheers, Dave
  9. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Engine nacelles blended and not. The fit on this kit is definitely not great!
  10. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Definitely needs more work on the nose and fuselage blending!
  11. Radial Engines Rock GB Chat

    I'm in with an old Revell (Matchbox) Beaufighter. I have a Matchbox thing going on at the moment.
  12. Buccaneer S Mk.2B

    I do love the Bucc, and the Matchbox kit is one of the few I have finished this year. It is a lovely kit and you are definitely doing it justice.
  13. Looking good! Always nice to see a 602 Sqn machine!
  14. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Ok, course now completed and passed so the pressure is off for a while meaning more time for modelling! As has been mentioned many times, the fit of this kit is not great so a large amount of filler has been (and no doubt will continue to be) required. The fuselage and tail have been joined up (as per the pic), wings next with the lovely intake join to sort out. I haven't attached the nose yet due to the fact that I have run out of weights so am waiting for the new order to arrive. More to follow shortly!
  15. Matchbox 1/72 Meteor NF14

    Hi Guys, Please accept my apologies for the lack of updates; my training course at work has been bonkers and I still have 2 weeks to go (the joys of learning new airspace). I have made a start, and must confess that after several days of fettling with the p.e. I have given up as I could not get it to fit. I have used the seat belts and instrument panels and I may use the aerials, but it is detracting from what was supposed to be a fun build so enough is enough. Here is where I am at the moment, it looks like I have done nothing! More to follow.....