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About RJ-WobblyHands

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    Durham - UK
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    cycling , codeing and now model making!
  1. A Pint of Dark and Cloudy or something Stronger

    Update : The death of the Donut Gunner I have never been one for having active crew inside my models (probably because my painting of crew was horrible so - it was time to say farewell to the dorsal turrret gunner and time to get out the plasticard (I forgot to take pictures with out paint ) And when sitting in the fuselage Finally the cockpit, almost time to button up this little baby - I was surprised how much difference just adding tape seatbelts makes
  2. The Big Hairy Beast, Hasegawa 1:72

    A beauty..dressed up in her flying days with 397th BG 599th Squadron
  3. Ton up Lancs

    Haha walking through a local town market with my good lady - I spotted a stall selling 'toys' - there was a medium size Red Box that I was drawn too ... after a little haggling I now have plans to build this wonderful workhorse ( the stash is growing !! )
  4. A Pint of Dark and Cloudy or something Stronger

    I have also been working on making my own decals And the starboard side is a work in progress - the brown is the wrong colour but that is easy to change
  5. A Pint of Dark and Cloudy or something Stronger

    Not sure whether this is an Obi Wan Kenobi ( I don't think I let my mind go and used the force to guide me ) or a Blackadder 4th update : Trench Warfare (commonly known as re-scribing) is much more 'entertaining' than I ever imagined !! Big hands - the continual requirement to remove my glasses for real close up work (sign of getting older) makes the process all the more fun!! Anyway here are the wings, I don't think they will look too bad after the full painting weathering process has been completed. To keep me sane I have done some more subassembly construction and painting , cockpit , engines (after looking around I decided to stay with the kit ones ) and bomb bay with black wash to make everything look dirty. Plenty of scraping & removing plastic to get Engine mounts to fit the wing without a large step - time for filler / sanding and scribing (yay more scribing)
  6. Revell/Italeri 1/72 Airspeed Horsa

    I have a front row seat for this one ..'Hold until Relieved' . The 'pilots' of these were amazing - why anyone would willingly fly a 15,000lb glider that would be crash landed is beyond me ! The pilot of the 1st glider landed just a few yards from the bridge. I always thought of creating a Diorama depicting that 1st glider lander - not sure how big it would be in 1/72nd
  7. Air Defense and Its Evaluation

    Major surgery in the 1st post and a scribing tutorial thrown in for good measure on page one ( I am about to start Trench Warfare on my latest build soon) - I will sit at the back and take notes, this does look a cracking project.
  8. Radial Engines Rock GB Chat

    Can I join the party - I also have a 1/72nd Jug that needs building

    The grass needs cutting .... and the Catalina doesn't look bad either , she is big!
  10. looks great still find it strange looking at a B-17 with British Camo pattern, watching B-17 builds gives me itchy fingers to start mine lol
  11. Hasegawa B-17G 1/72 "Sleepy Time Gal"

    very nice weathering looks good to me , 8-9hr sorties with those oil burning engines she would get quite dirty
  12. A Pint of Dark and Cloudy or something Stronger

    Having looked at the canopy / nose parts - they are thick.. I will be getting the Squadron Vac Formed ones - and probably some Resin parts too , gun barrels and engines ( I wonder if the P-47D aires / quickboost ones will fit ? Both aircraft shared the P&W 2800 Double Wasp Powerplant ) if I can
  13. a great trio , what is there not to like about British Naval Air Power - Buccaneer is my fav
  14. Sanger

    That is one big BUFF , will you need reinforced ceiling mounts when you hang it from the ceiling ? - think I will stick to my 1/72nd models
  15. A Pint of Dark and Cloudy or something Stronger

    Update 1: The build has commenced : Cockpit subassembly I have chosen not to add the crew members - Sorry Donut Boy !!! Well its a bit sparse if you don't add 'Bill and Ted' - 5 pieces including the control sticks and these are major pieces - central console and Airfix's 'Generic 1970's seats - I am sure my mum had ones like that in her Vauxhall Viva. Time to get out the scalpel , tweezers and attempt to scratch build something a little more interesting. After several attempts that created seats that looked even more like a toilet I have come up with the following , need to raid my sister-in-laws jewellery making stash for some small diameter brass wire then will add arm rests to the seats. Co-pilot seat is noticeable smaller since it was a folding seat to allow access to bombardier position in plexiglass nose. I have also added some side panels to the cockpit . Everything is dry fitted - the rear bulkhead is not leaning forward !!! Next update will be bomb bay which does have some nice detail in it , then painting time