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Martin Ford

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About Martin Ford

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  1. HP Victor K2 1:72nd scale

    That is absolutely superb I quite often describe builds on here as beautiful and then wonder if it's the right word to use to describe a weapon of war. But I think the word does apply to some of the builds on here. This Victor is beautiful. Congratulations, all the best, Martin

    I love it, congratulations on a great build. I think I've just found my next buy.
  3. Zvezda 1/350 HMS Dreadnought

    Very well done it looks so real. Love hearing about little tricks like the shoe laces. Congratulations, all the best, Martin
  4. Trumpeter Panzer IV

    I do like that finish, a very subtle dusting. Looks just right. All the best, Martin
  5. Vol 2 All the Spitfire questions here

    Thank you Graham. Much appreciated. I think it will be the Tamiya 1/32 for me. Just have to check my bank balance as I've gone on a bit of a Wingnut Wings binge over the last year. Cheers, Martin
  6. Vol 2 All the Spitfire questions here

    Many thanks for all your help and advice chaps. (Max, Troy and Beard) It's much appreciated. The knowledge some of you guys have boggles my mind. I was leaning towards the Tamiya 1/32, as have read about it in magazines but as Beard said above, buy one then buy some more so will maybe plump for an Airfix 1/72 as well. Come to think of it I always wanted a 1/24 scale when I was a lad. Sorry if I was a bit vague with my question was really just wondering if any stood out. Many thanks again, all the best, Martin.
  7. Vol 2 All the Spitfire questions here

    Have just been looking through my stash and realised, somehow, that I don't have a Spitfire in it. Blasphemy. Can someone recommend a brand and scale which they believe is a good one to buy? Many thanks.
  8. Grumman J2F-6 Duck, Airfix 1/72

    Absolutely superb, well done my friend Excellent paintwork and I love the rigging, the wire that goes from the wings to the tail makes my head hurt. Very well done All the best, Martin
  9. I really like that. The V1 all ominous, sat there waiting to launch. I love browsing this diorama section. When we were lads me and my mate used to always go on about how good dioramas are. Forty years later and I still haven't made one. Your friend has made a cracker there, all the best, Martin
  10. Burgess-Dunne Floatplane

    Wow, that's fantastic. I love seeing wonderful builds of planes I don't know. What a unique look. I love your woodwork/paintwork, very, very good. All the best, Martin
  11. Interesting to read a few of you guys saying how you miss the local model shops or suppliers experience. While I do miss going into a shop and browsing I do enjoy these days getting a parcel delivered. I think, for me anyway, that has an appeal of its own and can make me feel like a young lad again - all excited on the day it's supposed to arrive. The soldiers that Tony mentioned above are the one thing I have kept from those days. Still have hundreds of the 1/72 scale and quite a lot of 1/32. They have to be the most used and wonderful toy of my youth. Not too much choice in them days - Airfix and then we all got excited when Matchbox released theirs. I once bought some WW2 Indian troops by Atlantic on holiday in Devon and couldn't believe how good they were and so rare. These days there so much more choice and I bet not many little lads know about them. Oh well, their loss. Cheers, Martin
  12. What a beautiful thread, thank you Tony. Sometimes I can get so nostalgic about the 70s/old days that it hurts. As a few chaps have mentioned above I love the paint rack. It's odd how something random can trigger memories. Also for me its about seeing the covers of the boxes as much as buying and building models. Me and my mates would spend hours looking through Airfix catalogues. I love the Beaufighter box, love it. Lovely to pick out a few boxes on the wall. In particular the Short Stirling and the 1/24th scale planes. My mate once got the Mustang for his birthday, I was so jealous. Many thanks again Tony and best wishes, Martin
  13. Hedgehog family.

    That's really great, heart warming to read. Well done to young Harriet All the best, Martin
  14. U-Boot Typ VII C 1/350

    Wow, that's so good, I feel a bit seasick. All the best, Martin
  15. E-Boat at the dock

    I really like that, could stare at it for ages. Must be so satisfying to make something so detailed and for it to come out so well. All the best, Martin