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About Harry_the_Spider

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  1. 1:72 Matchbox A-10A - NOT straight from the box!

    Wow! That box gives me flashbacks to being a 12 year old!
  2. F4F-4 Wildcat

    Looking good. Is spraying enamels in the confines of your cabin a bit... you know... smelly?
  3. FAA Phantom 1/72

    Lovely. I haven't got the temperament for those stencils which is why I probably won't buy the kit*. *I will.
  4. 1 72 Italeri F-14A Tomcat

    Had an hour to myself. Painted the wings grey. Painted them all sorts of colours. Painted them grey again. No idea how it will look in daylight. If it has worked I'll do the same on the whole airframe, if it hasn't I'll paint the grey again, again... errr again.
  5. Very nice. Again that brings back memories of my dad making it in about 1975. Did the real aircraft and crew survive?
  6. 1/72 RAF Sabre

    nice pencil.
  7. I use acrylic car primer. £6 for 400ml and it works OK for me. One can will do 4 kits.
  8. 1 72 Italeri F-14A Tomcat

    After the colossal disappointment of The Kit That Shall Not Be Named I thought I'd crack straight on with something to restore my faith in little plastic aeroplanes because... a.) I've just watched Top Gun on DVD b.) It is still raining c.) There was one in the stash and I need to free up some space I've only done the cockpit so far. Made some seat belts from tape and the ejection handles from a bit of painted quiche foil. Blown up massively the painting looks crude compared to what others on here can do, but those loops are only a millimetre or so in diameter. I've been trying to work out the centre of gravity to determine if it will need a weighted nose. I don't think it will, but if anyone can confirm or correct that assumption please feel free to chip in. Looking forward to see what I can do with the paint job. Images online would suggest that these things can look a bit grubby. Initial impressions are that this will be a tenner well spent.
  9. Wow. It looks like it has turned to stone. Hope it cleans up.
  10. Nice to see this review near the top of the Google search.
  11. Italeri 1/72 F14 Tomcat

    Holy Thread Resurrection Batman! Has anyone built one of these? I was wondering how much, if any, ballast was needed in the nose.
  12. The decals are worth a fiver if you desperately want them. They are a bit fragile, but some went on ok. Bizarrely the yellow ones seemed weaker than the others. Don't know if this is due to the pigment or the size. Roundels and numbers were ok, but you have to be quick with them as they react with water much like The Wicked Witch of The West.
  13. I've already had one ticking off from the Moderators! However.... www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234985618-172-gloster-javelin-fga89-mister-craft/
  14. Stunning work.