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About AntPhillips

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  1. Sea Hawk decals for WV908 - Royal Navy Historic Flight

    The FAA switched from EDSG over Sky with a high demarcation line to to EDSG over White with a lower demarcation line during the late 50's / early 60's, the Sea Hawk was in service long enough to serve in both colour schemes, I believe the Classic Airframes 1/48 kit had markings for this scheme.
  2. Kamov 28 Helix, Hobby Boss 1/48

    I'm in, apologies for being late to the party, this one slipped in under the radar somehow. I was after one of these a little while back but couldn't seem to find one within my meagre budget, so I'll pull up a pew and enjoy another Martian Masterclass, lots of great reference material already in this thread and plenty more to come I'm sure.
  3. Two terrific builds, both the Barracuda and the Torpedo and Trolley look very real.
  4. FAA Fighters and Aces Collection.

    Fabulous collection, most of these are on my to do list at some point, I'll be bookmarking this thread for future reference.
  5. Sanger Blackburn Iris

    That looks superb, and I love the tip about making the louvres, I think I may pinch that one at some point.
  6. Airfix 2018

    I notice that this weeks Aerodrome newsletter has a feature piece on the Hunter T.7 that has recently been relocated from gate guardian duties at RAF Valley to the Anglesey Transport Museum, ample opportunities for measuring there then
  7. Fantastic conversion, the parts you've created would be difficult in 1/350 let alone in 1/700. Whats up next?
  8. Lightning F6 (classing this one as finished for now)

    Stunningly great piece of aviation art, I would love to be able to draw or paint half as well.
  9. Brilliant, another masterclass in creating a miniature replica.
  10. Show us your modelling space

    Been there done that, I've had the rear parcel shelf covered with decals bleaching in the sunshine quite a few times.
  11. Best early F-18 in 1/48

    The Monogram Hornet is a bit of a filler monster, particularly under the LERX and along the nose. That said, the shape is pretty accurate and I have found that Monogram moulds have tended to deteriorate over the years so if you can find an older boxing chances are the fit will be better. I suppose it depends on your budget, I like the Monogram kit, but I still think that the Kinetic kit is the best value of pounds spent against detail levels.
  12. Airfix 2018

    I don't understand the uproar over Airfix not announcing next year's range at Telford, Airfix have used several marketing tactics over the last few years,Telford is just one of their marketing arenas. Just a few years ago they announced new kits using the Advent Calendar, there was also a release list one Christmas via a website newsletter, and then there was the yearbook just a couple of years ago. Variety is the spice of life, I'm sure we'll find out what's coming once the Sea Fury, Phantom, and Mitchell have hit the shelves. I'm not going to speculate on new releases, but hope for a few more FAA types in 1/48.
  13. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG1

    Ooofff that is a well superb piece of box art, if Airfix were to release that as an art print I'd be well tempted to get one
  14. visual differences betweeen A-7A/B/C & E?

    The fairing below the rudder and above the tail pipe was shorter on the early models.
  15. I've had that call a couple of times, I usually engage them in conversation for as long as I can, I go through a pretence of being totally naive & PC inept, and draw it out as long as possible whilst pretending to turn the computer on and follow their instructions, I can hear the confusion creeping into their voice as I give them false reports on whats happening and they usually either give in and hang up or I get bored and hang up, it just gives me a small satisfaction that I've caused them the added expense of an international call. Martian, your pseudo-Wessex looks the bees knees, and the Tracker will be totally sublime I'm sure, I seem to remember you were going to build a replica of the Karel Doorman using a Heller kit too, or did I just dream that bit.