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About shar1982

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  • Birthday 26/08/1977

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    Bedlington, SE Northumberland,United Kingdom
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    Aviation: Aeromodelling, Cricket, Rock Music etc!
  1. Hi from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Welcome back to the hobby! I'm new here myself, but it's friendly and there's lots of inspiration from other peoples modelling, so you're bound to enjoy :-)
  2. 1 Squadron RAF Hurricane IIc

    Yes, I referred to that picture quite a bit!
  3. 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II

    Excellent result there David. Lovely model.
  4. 1 Squadron RAF Hurricane IIc

    I think I will buy some more of this kit!
  5. Hi All Recently joined the forum to participate in the fun. Here's my first model completed since joining; a Revell 1/72 Hurricane IIc representing a 1 Squadron machine using Xtradecals. One of the reasons for building it is a pre-cursor to an R/C model of the same prototype. But there's a twist. It won't be a powered R/C model, but a glider! Seems odd, but there is a genre of R/C glider called a Power Scale Slope soarer that is a scale model of a full size a/c (either piston or jet or rocket powered) that is then launched from a hill and soars on the wave lift. I think it originated in the early 1980's when both electric power and miniature turbojets were not as developed as they are today, so the PSS genre made scale models of jets in particular viable. The UK based PSS Association has a bi-annual event where a model is designed and members are then free to select their own prototype, do a build thread on an R/C modelling forum and then there is a mass get-together at a soaring event where all the completed models are flown. See here for a little more info if you like: http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=134035&p=1 Anyway, back to the matter in hand. I enjoyed slapping the kit together. I had bought the Eduard etch but only ended up using the mesh screen for the carb intake (the kit part pinged off somewhere) as I thought most of the kit was reasonably detailed. I did use AML vinyl masks to help speed up painting and it's the first time I'd used those instead of copious amounts of Tamiya tape and tin foil. They made it easy for sure, but are they cheating....
  6. Are we allowed to build more than one model in parallel during a group build?
  7. Hi all. I want to sign up for this group build. It would be my first, so I'm excited to see what everyone builds. I've got probably a dozen eligible candidates in the loft, but I think my shortlist will be: Sunderland Stirling Hampden Whirlwind (aircraft not helo). Can we start yet??
  8. Airfix Sea King HAR.3 1/72

    I spotted this deal at my local Asda and bought two. Always liked a yellow helo! Great result!
  9. Hello from North East England

    Thanks for the welcome chaps. Thought I'd have a practise at sharing pictures to show some of my recent builds:
  10. Hello from North East England

    Hi all I've been a sometime lurker on Britmodeller for a while (in awe of the quality of skills on display here). Earlier this year I joined a Facebook group involved with building classic kits and that has given me an excuse to share pictures of some nostalgic builds of kits I had when I was a kid. I was born in 1977, so I grew up with Matchbox and Airfix kits in my local Newsagents shop and I remember (as I bet so many of you do) getting my pocket money on a Friday, buying the kit on Saturday morning and building, painting and decalling it all on Saturday night. I am 99.99% an aircraft modeller and I still enjoy the old kits, but I do appreciate the quality of modern mainstream kits as well. I do like to concentrate on the external shape, colours and markings rather than adding a lot of internal details (ie no patience!) but I do admire those who carry out this level of detail. I do like to model mainly RAF subjects from the 1930's onwards, with the occasional Luftwaffe or USAAF aircraft for a change. I definitely build for my own satisfaction only, but I would like and hope to join in with a group build or two. I also build and fly R/C model aircraft with my main interests being scale models and it is nice to build a possible R/C subject in plastic first to get a feel for a subject. I also enjoy watching cricket (first class and test), riding behind 1960 British diesel locos and a very occasional dabble in model railways. I live in Bedlington, South East Northumberland where we have one good old fashioned model shop nearby, namely Kit Box in Whitley Bay. Alan