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Kevin Callahan

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  1. This is the 23rd Hurricane that I have completed in my 32 years of modelling. Although I love the Airfix ragwing, the markings options are limited, so this time I opted for a Revell. It is a very buildable kit, with the proviso that you have to keep a close eye to keep from knocking off the wing guns. As you can see, one has departed from this model. It happened post-painting, and I have no idea where it ended up even after an exhaustive search. If I ever find it I'll stick it back on. The markings are for the Egytian AF. Always liked this color scheme. The decals came from Kits World 72-144, an all-Hurricane sheet. #24 will likely be a Free French example. Sorry about the depth of field issues. I need to just sit down and solve the problem on my Nikon 40; it's just a matter of settings, but I haven't taken the time to go through it all yet. This is completed aircraft #480 (13 aircraft, 2 ordnance, 12 vehicles for the year 2017), finished in September of 2017.
  2. Noted scratchbuilder and auhor John Alcorn has passed away at 85.

    John was a fixture at IPMS-Seattle meetings for many years. A good chap. RIP.
  3. revell Voodoo 1/72

    Interestingly, I have one of these about 60% complete, though it will be in ADC grey using a Caracal sheet. It's not a bad kit at all, though a bit over-engineered.
  4. Tupolev Tu-128 A-Model 1/72 scale

    The AModel Tu-128 always had lousy distribution in the US. I have no idea why. So I never bought one. Since Trumpeter announced a new 1:72 version, I'm probably lucky to have avoided the kit, though some of Trumpeter's 1:72 pricing decisions lately have been eye-watering.
  5. Loaded for Bear... or not?

    Since my interest is in the aircraft itself, I almost always build them clean. I'm not doing dioramas, which also explains why I do minimal weathering. Personally I think of them as fairly pristine museum examples. Ultimately, this is a decision for the individual modeller.
  6. I always enjoy kits of high winged sport and recon planes (L-4, Taylorcraft, Auster etc) but I think the one with the Olympic rings will be my choice.
  7. I've already got the Meng F-106A, so I'm really more interested in the F-106B. Any target date for that one?
  8. I agree that this is a nice announcement, but I have a tendency to like building in sets. Since I already have built an FJ-1 and FJ-4, I'll be happy to slip two of these between them.
  9. It is now in stock at Hannants, but the MSRP domestic is apparently 115 GBP.
  10. Soviet heavy bomber Kalinin K-7 1/72

    I'll be ready to catch one when it comes popping out of the chute! (Hmmm, not dissimilar to what I told my wife outside of the maternity ward...)
  11. This is an odd one. We were seeing test sprue shots 18 months ago. I'll still be interested in the safari markings when it comes out, but I wonder what the holdup has been.
  12. 72nd New Tool Vulccan - Airfix 2018?

    I've already built the elderly Airfix Vulcan, but would certainly be up for a new-tool version to place next to the Valiant (built) and Victor (in process). I mean, not that I wouldn't take a Beverley first, but who the heck am I kidding...
  13. Soviet heavy bomber Kalinin K-7 1/72

    Any update on this behemoth kit?
  14. And injection molded no less. I'm game!
  15. Italeri 1:72 Eurofighter (Red Arrows)

    Thanks for the comments, gents.