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Silver Fox

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  1. Brilliant work, especially given the amount of chopping and filling you had to do. It reminded me of why the one I have is at the bottom of the stash and likely to stay there.
  2. 1/48 Gloster Javelin

    I have one in the stash but I never seem to get round to starting it. Yours looks a fine piece of work.
  3. From Failure to Failure

    for a bit of light reading, he also wrote three books of short stories about a post war Scottish regiment, ( The General Danced at Dawn, McAuslan in the Rough are two of the titles, I can't remember the third) which are very funny.
  4. Just finished this in time for the sunshine to reach this part of the world which enable me to take some outdoor photos for the first time this year It is an old boxing of the Monogram F-102 which is still a good kit but tricky to put together. The kit decals were well past their sell by date, which is the risk you take when you buy 2nd(3rd, 4th, 5th??) hand. Shame as the kit scheme was very attractive. Basically out of the box with the fuselage lights opened up and new lens put in. I used and old Repliscale sheet to produce a machine of the 431st FIS based in Zaragosa, Spain in the early 1960s. I changed the serials and Buzz numbers to portray a picture in one of my references. As always thanks for looking
  5. F-102 431st FIS

    The fit of the lower wing and the closed missile door needs a lot of test fitting and careful sanding. The nose door is awkward to attach but other than that it is straightforward it just need a lot of patience. If you have bought the latest iteration of the kit from Revell be aware that the kit has a Case XX wing with the drooped tips but the decals are for the Case X version with the straight wingtips. Not sure if they corrected it during the production run, so take care.
  6. F-102 431st FIS

    I merely sit at the masters feet.
  7. 28mm Fantasy World(undead)

    Pun-tastic. Northstar make good figures but you have added a lot of life(?) to them.
  8. 28mm Perry mounted Hussars

    Great painting and, given the state of the castings, fast work.
  9. Gloster meteor f.4

    Matt, I would have thought that by the time the Meteor IV was built the cockpit would have been black rather than Interior Green. https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=1600&bih=708&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Is7MWvyuC8fGgAaPlr6oAQ&q=meteor+iv+cockpit&oq=meteor+iv+cockpit&gs_l=psy-ab.12...15682.20298.0.23503. https://www.google.co.uk/search?biw=1600&bih=708&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Is7MWvyuC8fGgAaPlr6oAQ&q=meteor+iv+cockpit&oq=meteor+iv+cockpit&gs_l=psy-ab.12...15682.20298.0.23503.
  10. Lovely work, I daren't do the pre-painting n my 1/48th Revell Monogram kits especially the intakes as the fit is rubbish. Looking forward to seeing the finished machines.
  11. Thanks ever so much for posting these beauties.
  12. 1/48 Special Hobby F-86K

    I've built two of them and concur with your comments. The vortex generators are especially horrid. You have beat it though and produced a superb model.
  13. 2nd Guard Lancers 1815

    Thanks Jim, no that's three boxes of three. The 'spare' is now painted as a Polish Lancer.
  14. After the return of Napoleon the 2nd Guard or Red Lancers were reformed, though only one squadron was raised and they were brigaded with the 1st Guard or Polish Lancers. Here is my interpretation: I'm now working on the Poles now.
  15. Airfix Model World May 2018 issue

    My subscription copy had both charts.
  16. The Pink Harrier, Or the vengeance of the stork

    John Adams is your man for this, he had to clean it. Hopefully he will be along to give us chapter and verse.
  17. 28mm Perry Sudan Camel Troop

    Whatever the state of the castings you have done a marvellous job. I recently did some French Camel Corps from 1797-9 and they look to be the same castings.
  18. 28mm British 7 pounder screw Gun

    Jim, they look much cleaner than the Perry stuff and very nice. The offer still stands, and you never know, we have family in OZ so you might have to buy me that beer.
  19. 28mm British 7 pounder screw Gun

    Yes, Footsore miniatures are fabulous. I use a lot of their interwar figures and WWI British for wargammimg. One of the figures I was going to send is Footsore.
  20. 28mm British 7 pounder screw Gun

    Jim, if you pm me your snail mail address, I send you a couple of figures you might like.
  21. Two seat Hurricane in planning stages

    The Hurricane IIb did have an extra pair of .303s in each wing with the barrels sticking out. They were often removed to save weight.
  22. 28mm British 7 pounder screw Gun

    Jim, strangely, I find that the plastic figures are less detailed than the metal ones but we each have our own views. I do like most of the metal infantry figures that come with the Warlord boxes but the metal cavalry are very poor. I'm painting some Perry Chasseurs a Pied de la Guard and they are lovely but the French Skirmishers I recently did were very much as you said. Maybe he moulds are worn. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest. Cheers Andy
  23. Classic Airframes Venom

    Top Venoming sir. I'm glad you finished it, it was so close when I saw it on the S.O.D.
  24. 28mm British 7 pounder screw Gun

    I do like Perry figures but they do tend to be a bit bendy when you get them via the post. Yu have done a smashing job on them and the base really sets them off.