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Paul_B

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  1. (Trumpeter 1:35) KV-1

    I really like the weathering on this model, lovely subtle wear which ages the model but at the same time restrained so looking very natural.
  2. The Royal Air Force Centenary GB

    In the mists of time i actually entered one of these into the Model Engineers Exhibition competitions. Fortunately, in hindsight, the package didn't withstand the rigours of Royal Mail so the viewing public were saved from scrutinising a badly constructed kit, badly painted. My entry to the GB will be 1:48, i have both Classic Airframes and Airfix kits.
  3. Tiger 1 of Das Reich

    I can only echo the other comments regarding the quality of the finish, weathering and battle damage. Great job! I particularly like the lighting and setup of the second photo. The dappled shadows of the foliage and depth of field are particularly pleasing to the eye.
  4. The Royal Air Force Centenary GB

    I would be very interested in joining this GB, contributing a Boulton Paul Defiant to the mix.
  5. Hi, I would like to sign up for this GB. I have not yet decided which kit to go for. Ventora3300 is it also ok to use the scalemates.com database as a guide as well? - and thanks for the invite!!
  6. Hello

    LostCosmonauts - if you never crash you're not trying hard enough! Ventora3300, great suggestion, I will head over there now and sign up. I have found a couple of websites which sell secondhand kits so sourcing something suitable and interesting shouldn't be a problem. Thanks.
  7. Hello

    I have arrived here by a bit of a circuitous route. My main hobby is RC aircraft. A few years ago, when I was working in Edinburgh, I was exploring Wonderland Models and bought a couple of Classic Airframes Boulton Paul Defiants (Day fighter, Night Fighter). Those, plus an old Matchbox 1/32 heli and a MPC Star Wars Tie fighter, received as gifts many years ago, are my stash. The Defiant is one of my favourite fighters and I will be adding the latest Airfix kits to my collection. Autumn 2017 I enrolled on an airbrushing course (airbrushes.com). For the course I bought couple of kits as paint mules and was totally blown away by the quality and detail of the modern kits. I have held back from starting up because I recognise there is a whole set of skills I will need to gain. I am particularly interested in producing models which look as though they are in service; this means weathering. I have seen some great examples on Britmodeller of the kind of finish I aspire to achieve. Time to stop lurking around the forums, and time to get modelling! I am thinking that participating in the Group Builds would be a good way of kicking things off. Any and all advice will be welcome!
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