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About AntPhillips

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  1. Consider this followed , I've recently picked up this kit (and its Bulldog brother) I know what you mean about the ejector pins although to be fair to Takom a lot of them are placed where they'll be hidden from view.
  2. Those drawings are the dog's danglies Crisp, they look utterly marvelous.
  3. USMC Recce pair (and their mate!)

    Hi Granto, I just noticed that some of the links to your photos don't seem to be working. Your builds are really are coming on a treat and the your WIP photos have been a big help with my builds, incidentally, my twins have become quadruplets, along with the original Italeri TUA and Mortar Carrier, I also had a Trumpeter LAV-C2 and this week a brand new Italeri LAV-25 turned up. The age and relatively soft detail of the Italeri kits compared to the comparatively new Trumpeter kits is readily apparent, I'm tempted to start a build thread of my own. Cheers Ant
  4. The Sea Fury rumour thread 2

    That was quick, just noticed Hannants have the new Eduard sets for this kit and voila the Interior set includes a gunsight: https://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/49878.pdf Very strange how Airfix missed this though.
  5. The Sea Fury rumour thread 2

    I forgot to mention, that Airfix have given Steve aka our own NAVY870 a credit in the instructions along with Roy Sutherland, I can't think of 2 more knowledgeable guys than them.
  6. I'm in, following along to a Crisp build* as usual. *or a not quite yet build in this case
  7. The Sea Fury rumour thread 2

    A quick perusal of the instructions tonight confirms that Airfix have not included a gun sight, this was mentioned in the Airfix Model World test shot build a couple of issues ago, I was hoping that Airfix might have rectified that but it appears not, an absolute schoolboy error, but I'm sure Eduard or Quickboost will soon rectify that anyway.
  8. The Sea Fury rumour thread 2

    I'm not sure I will be able to resist until then, but Mrs P works on a Saturday so I don't need to be so secretive about another new arrival then, and can gratuitously fondle the plastic to my hearts content
  9. What have you purchased / been gifted

    This little temptress arrived just before lunchtime: Airfix Sea Fury
  10. The Sea Fury rumour thread 2

    Look what arrived today, first impression is its a very good kit, panel lines are a little deep but should be fine under a primer and top coat. Airfix Sea Fury I haven't opened the bags as yet, but will give it a thorough look at the weekend.
  11. The Sea Fury rumour thread 2

    Just had a notification from Airfix that the Sea Fury is now in stock and pre-orders are shipping soon.
  12. I've learnt (the hard way) that warming white metal parts before reshaping is worthwhile, takes the edge off the brittleness that white metal has (particularly when cold).
  13. Gator - Part three of the trilogy

    So sad to hear this, I never met Julian, but have followed some of his fine build threads here on Britmodeller he was indubitably a fine modeller. My condolences to his friends and family.
  14. USMC Recce pair (and their mate!)

    Fantastic detailing so far, I've got a Mortar Carrier that I started several years ago, that has sat untouched and unloved for quite some time. I was having a trawl through the stash to see what could be next up and coincidentally came across you thread at approximately the same time. Taking this as a sign I pulled the box out to remind myself of how far is got, and on opening the box I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was also an unstarted TUA kit in there too, although the TOW kit seems to be short of a vehicle commanders cupola, I've messaged Italeri the other day to see if I could get hold of a spare but have had no response as yet so may have to resort to scratch building one. I had started making alterations to the Mortar Carrier to improve the internal detail and will be gratuitously pinching ideas from you. Consider this thread bookmarked.
  15. I think Crisp may have his decimal point in the wrong place, the Uschi thread sizes are from the website: Standard: 0,03mm Fine: 0,02mm Superfine: 0,01mm That makes more sense.