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  1. 1/48 Eduard Bf109E-3 JG53 November, 1939

    Bad luck Kent .Aswell as looking forward to seeing the 109 finished i hope you feel better soon . Alistair
  2. 1/48 Eduard Bf109E-3 JG53 November, 1939

    I think I have it this time! And we have progress! Ultra Matte Varnish applied followed by some actual construction! I glued some styrene strip fore and aft of the connector location. Once the connector is installed, I will attach more strip across the top of the connector and over the strip to secure it in place....forever! Some work to be done on the lower surface of the oil cooler and lower engine cowl to remove a couple of hairline seams: I started at the tail and progressively worked my way forward, securing the fuselage halves and ensuring the cockpit tub, gun deck and oil cooler were correctly aligned and snug: The gun deck cover was secured in place:
  3. A swarm from 3./HLeLv 24 - Fin(n)ished

    Nice 4 VP
  4. Why did S/Hobby not provide a part for the front of fuel tank < my guess is that it is a small test . If you cant make the part there is no point in proceeding
  5. Breda Ba.65 A-80 Special Hobby 1/48

    The cockpit is now in place . A dry run keeping frame work in place to check nothing is fouling the fuselage sides P1020409 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr The next part is the bomb rack that sits behind the cockpit which involves some complicated etch rolling and positioning above the 4 holes in the lower wing section P1020411 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr Reading of the experiences of those that have gone before me it is easy to get the bomb rack out of line so im thinking ttat i need to assemble the wing sections to enable some good dry runs (being a Very limited run kit this is not easy as no locating pins and very sloppy fit so will have to glue wing parts ..... which leads to another problem ... Undercarage needs to be assembed at same time according to instructions , not something to lookforward to protecting for rest of build P1020413 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr I have found a build thred where it seems that with care this can be delayed until the last stages , so im exploring that . This is definatly a chicken and egg kit
  6. Minion's Finnish pencil

    Lovely neat work which stands up well to your close up pics .
  7. Macchi Mc.200 Saetta

    Always good to see some scratch building . Certainly transforms the detail.
  8. Breda Ba.65 A-80 Special Hobby 1/48

    Thanks for the heads up on the fuel tank position Arnold. I have had difficulty with the position of the control column . I assmbled thus and found the column pushed too far forward which will give me a problem later on with the instrument panel . P1020408 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr I think attaching leaning back ,not at right angles to part ( A ) will work better .
  9. NA Harvard IIa (1/32 KH T-6)

    Thats a fine engine Max . Some neat wire work and weathering ,
  10. Breda Ba.65 A-80 Special Hobby 1/48

    Making a cautious start on assembling the complex tabular cockpit frame i have attached left and right sides to rear frame as this position was certain . Assembled it against a jig to make sure pieces set at right angles . P1020407 by Alistair Pearce, on Flickr Looking at the picture magnified i can see i still have some cleaning off to do .
  11. Caproni 311

    I have just taken a look at all your pictures on Flickr and your Modelling skills are simply excellent . Every one a master piece .
  12. Arnold ,here is the link to the colour painting guide https://www.specialhobby.eu/en/our-own-production/special-hobby/breda-ba-65a-80.html?cur=1&force_sid=11k5ta8ae0nuebm6csvi97rn17&lang=1&redirected=1 there is a pdf to download I will go with scheme A as i have few models in a sand colour .
  13. Breda Ba.65 A-80 Special Hobby 1/48

    Natter i'm just down the road from you in Culmstock . (nr Uffculm) Here is a link to the Special hobby website page with the colour instructions and painting guide for the Ba 65 https://www.specialhobby.eu/en/our-own-production/special-hobby/breda-ba-65a-80.html?cur=1&force_sid=11k5ta8ae0nuebm6csvi97rn17&lang=1&redirected=1
  14. Breda Ba.65 A-80 Special Hobby 1/48

    Looking on the positive side it has injection glazing not vac , mind you initial tests show they may not fit .