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  1. This has been my latest project I have been working on and off for the last coupla months.. Because I required quite a bit of white decalage I got my designs printed by "Dekls" at a very reasonable cost, I need to re-do the decals especially around the emergency exits as the carrier film is way too noticeable (two layers of decal paper white underneath and yellow on top) I also need to put aerials and wires as well as clean and tidy up.. I dont know if I will have time to do this before I leave for the UK in a few days Duxford Air Show next weekend..Whoo Hoo!
  2. Hi Dave, they look familiar ! How do you print the "white" bits? cheers wal
  3. Hello evert, this is my third Roden kit, I have built the 1/48 Turbo Porter and the T-28 Trojan, the AN12 is the nicest and goes together pretty well, the engine nacelle to wing interface is the only problematic area
  4. When I saw a picture of UR-CKL of "CAVOK" air I just had to build one, I bought a Roden 1/72 kit at Duxford last year for this project. I hope to finish this before I leave for the UK again in 3 weeks. I designed the required decals and because white is required I am getting them printed for me by "DEKLS"
  5. Some mods to civvie-fy it, need to redesign the fin decal, the rego is too high up the fin
  6. OINK! gotta get me one of those!
  7. hi gang, yes I think I will hit it with a bit of flat to knock out those glossy highlights and see if I can find the right size star and bar to put over the top..I think the decal sheet has a a couple of extra for use on another scheme Regarding the Roden kit,lots of fiddly little bits with lots of inconvenient sprue attachment points that need cleaning up, the kit doesnt actually fit together all that well and I had trouble with primer and paint sticking to the plastic even after washing it with detergent and metho,, there was no obvious sign of greasieness or mold release so I have no idea. If you are building it strongly recommend you get a replacement metal nosewheel leg, you need a ton of lead up front and the kit leg is very fragile also if you mount the leg correctly the model takes a pronounced nose down sit, I had to cheat and mount the leg almost flush with the fuselage bottom to get it to sit correctly cheers wal
  8. Thanks, but not really... I cheated its a home made decal
  9. Not my usual "fayre". Dunno whether to weather, hit it with semi gloss or flat or just leave it as it is so I am calling it done for now. It was a bit of a wall flower, being built slowly or ignored amongst my other projects (consequently I have a few bits left over Ooops) aftermarket decals, you know I like my models colourful! pity the white of the decals is a bit on the translucent side My second Roden kit, don't like them much I have one left to build, an Antonov Cub.
  10. I just found this thread, that "Turtle" is my model! No longer on the shelf,she is in pieces in "reclamation" box awaiting a refurb!
  11. The cockpit framing on the "clear" part has overly thick, incorrectly shaped framing. In 1:1 sale the windows would be recessed by about a foot I reckon I f you wanted to retain transparent windows you would have to sand down the frames and polish the part. As mine was already glued in and the model already primed I elected to fill the recessed windows, mask off a more correct frame pattern and painted the windows
  12. wanted one ever since I saw this at Oshkosh 2015
  13. A few Beagle 206s found their way to Australia and were used by the Flying Doctor service. Years ago I wanted to build a "rain making" Beagle and used the Airfix Basset kit, it was well into the build before I realised the aircraft I wanted to model ( I think an ex RFDS machine) had extra windows and an extra wide cargo / cabin door. Australian interest would be greater for this sub type (206 S-2) rather than the Bassett otherwise itis pretty much going to be solely of interest to the British market I reckon then again you would probably only sell about 10 in Australia , such is the interest in civil aircraft mdelling!
  14. Hello and thanks Leon, The fuselage was lengthened with a hollow resin "plug" produced by Hamilton Hobbies in Australia, This resin modification kit also includes wing "slipper" tanks because the set was aimed at modellers who wished to make the RAAF Viscount versions. I am not much of an expert on the Viscount so there was only one other modification I made. Even though a "radar" nose is included in the kit (you saw off the non radar "Roman" nose and cement the alternate one on) I found that the nose shape still looked too flat. I built up the nose area with apoxie sculpt and sanded it back to a more pleasing (to my eye) "pointy" shape. I am looking for another kit now.. I want to build the same airframe in "Manx" livery.
  15. about the same as peace in the middle east