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Duncan B

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  1. AMG 1/72 Bf.109B kit - thoughts, impressions?

    I will be doing a small review of the kit at some point but to answer your question regarding the upper cooling vents the kit does include 4 optional parts. There is a plain part for the very early aircraft along with 3 others with varying layouts of vents for the different variants, as always photo references should be used to confirm which to use. Duncan B
  2. AMG 1/72 Bf.109B kit - thoughts, impressions?

    Yes, it's identical as far as I can tell, just the decals vary. Hence my comment about the fuselage cooling vents only being correct for one of the versions (can't remember off the top of my head which but suspect it's for the Dora). Duncan B
  3. Check out Revell 04995 1/32 Messerschmitt Me262B-1/U-1 Nightfighter #Revell https://t.co/bmfNQx1Wmu via @eBay

  4. I have just received a big box full of Mission Models Acrylic paints from their brand new Aircraft range and Metallic range. They are now on the website along with the basic colours and primers, thinners etc. More information on the BlackMike Models website here : https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/collections/paints-and-finishing-products?page=1&sort_by=created-descending Duncan B
  5. AMG 1/72 Bf.109B kit - thoughts, impressions?

    Well I have bought a few of the AMG kits just this very week so haven't had the chance to cut plastic yet but have had a good look over the plastic. I noticed the rather odd shape to the aileron area and hope that it won't be a big issue if I use a filler that can have the excess blended away rather than by sanding. There are a lot of tiny parts that will probably never make it off the sprue in one piece but equally will probably not be missed on the kit and the spade style control column is a nice touch for the earliest of 109s but wrong for a Bertha onwards. In 1/72 scale these are nit picking issues providing the overall shape and dimensions are accurate. I have a fair old collection of 1/72 scale Bf109s (lost count when it got to about 120!) and I probably have every one of the various brands of Jumo engined 109s produced. All bought in the hope that they would be better than the previous purchase. From what I can tell the AMG kit offers the best detailed Jumo 109 from straight out of the box. There will be work needed if you intend making one for each of the Jumo engined variant as there were some subtle (and less than subtle) differences between them, the most obvious being the engine cooling vents on each side of the fuselage which changed position depending on the variant. AMG have provided optional front fairing though which is to be applauded. Their approach to the propellor variations I'm not so convinced about, particularly how we'll depict the early wooden one by adding a tiny nose cone. It might look OK once done but I would have preferred a separate early, late wooden and the metal prop. I've got spares somewhere anyway so no big deal for me. With regards to some of the other kits mentioned, forget the Aeroplast kit (a horrid waste of petrochemicals), only attempt the AMK kit if you are a masochist (although it has some nice resin/PE depending on which edition you buy), do have a go at rescribing the Heller kit and add an after market cockpit if you are into adding detail that will mostly disappear, the Sword kit is basic but looks ok (again this has some nice resin) and as for the Avis kit (and it's non Ltd Edition version from AML?) which was the last one to appear a few years back I think it's probably best used as a donor for grafting the nose onto a decent kit like the Tamiya Emil (or ICM clone which has the rear fuselage length issue of the Tamiya kit sorted) as the scribed surface is quite rough in places and not what you'd expect from a modern tooled kit. That's my initial thoughts on this new release anyway, the build will be the clincher but hopefully it'll turn out ok with a bit of patience. Duncan B p.s. I second the hope that AZ stay clear of any more 109s as they have taken the type backwards in my opinion. Lets hope Finemolds reappears with the rest of the 109 family instead.
  6. The initial batch I had sold out but I now have a restock of them, see the Website for more details. Duncan B
  7. The Takom Limited Edition Kraz-260V Tractor/trailer and T-55AMV kit has arrived in stock at BlackMike Models and what a kit it is. The box should have wheels to make it easier to move around! For more information head over to the BlackMike Models website; https://www.blackmikemodels.co.uk/products/takom-2093-1-35-kraz-260v-tractor-w-chmzap-5247gb-semi-trailer-t-55amv Duncan B
  8. I've just had a quick look in the box of the kits I ordered for my own stash and I have to say that they look to be much more refined than the Avis kits and if they build as well as they look then this'll be the new standard for the Jumo engined Bf109s in the Gentleman's scale. There are still some tweaks required depending on which version you want to build as the vents on the fuselage sides will not be in the correct place for each variant but a little filler and a bit of scribing will sort that out for those who are bothered. Cockpit details also vary so that spade type control column is great for the Anton but will need replaced for anything else. Nit picking really, if the overall shape is good then we can live with (or actually model out) the discrepancies. Duncan B
  9. Back in stock Takom 2095 1/35 KraZ-260V Tractor w/ChMZAP-5247Gb Semi-Trailer & T-55AMV Ltd Ed https://t.co/4OZd5cfdgP

  10. Hello from Scotland

    Hello Mike from Dundee from Duncan near Brechin, nice to have you aboard. Duncan B
  11. Scale Scotland 2017 (Edinburgh)

    I'll be there with the Aberdeen Modellers. My first time at Scale Scotland so will be interested to see how it goes. Duncan B Well that was the plan anyway however I have to relocate my Son back to Glasgow that weekend so won't be able to make it after all
  12. Finally I've had confirmation that my order has been dispatched by my Distributor . Those who have pre-ordered should have received their invoices this morning (check your Spam or Junk folders if you haven't seen it). I have removed the kit temporarily from the website to allow the pre-orders to be processed but will open the remaining Jasta 5 kits up for general sales once these have been fulfilled. My Distributor has already sold out their stock on day one so it does look likely that these kits will sell out very quickly. Duncan B
  13. I have been informed that my order for the Wingnut Wings Jasta 5 Albatros trio will finally be with me next week. It's been a long haul waiting for them to arrive and I'm sorry for the wait but it's outwith my control. Once I have final confirmation of their dispatch to me I'll be getting in touch with everyone who showed a interest to confirm they still want one and will then send out the invoices. After they have been allocated I will release the remaining kits for general sales. Duncan B
  14. Finally I've had confirmation that my order has been dispatched by my Distributor . Those who have pre-ordered should have received their invoices this morning (check your Spam or Junk folders if you haven't seen it). I have removed the kit temporarily from the website to allow the pre-orders to be processed but will open the remaining Jasta 5 kits up for general sales once these have been fulfilled. My Distributor has already sold out their stock on day one so it does look likely that these kits will sell out very quickly. Duncan B Mods, if this post is inappropriate for this thread please remove it
  15. I've had notification from my Distributor that the kits are finally on their way to me so should be in stock by the end of this week. Duncan B
  16. Meng HS-007 1/35 Russian Armed Forces Tank Crew https://t.co/hljfEU7XVL

  17. Model Show Calendar

    A very useful addition to the Site, thanks. Duncan B
  18. IPMS Avon Show - Sunday 13 August 2017, Thornbury

    I'm obviously too late for this year but would be interested in bringing BlackMike Models down next year if you would be able to fit me in? Duncan B
  19. East of Scotland (EoS) Model Show, Sat 5 Aug 2017

    Mrs B and I had a great day at the show and will be back next year with even more kits and accessories. The Show really is the friendliest one we have been to so far (East Neuk is a close second) and Dundee is our 'Home' show so we are delighted to be a part of it. Great banter and a steady crowd, what more could we ask for? See you all next year. Duncan B
  20. Eduard EDK11103 EduArt P-47D Dottie Mae Limited Edition https://t.co/g4x7lcTJl4

  21. I see that AK Interactive are releasing acrylic paint sets for WW1 aircraft subjects. 3 sets that I am aware of so far will cover German colours, RFC colours and clear dope/ linen. I will be getting some in so will update you with more info as and when I have it. Duncan B
  22. AK Interactive are releasing new acrylic paint sets for WW1

    Usually refers to them being for aircraft, the previous sets that I have in stock say they are for brush or airbrush and I certainly use them for brush painting details. Duncan B
  23. The top 3?

    A very interesting topic, bringing back all sorts of memories of books read as a child. I didn't think I would know any WW1 pilots when I started reading this thread but now remember reading a fair few of the biographies mentioned above. Who was the RFC Pilot who was blind in one eye and allegedly learned the eye test chart to blag his way through the medical? Duncan B
  24. AK Interactive are releasing new acrylic paint sets for WW1

    Jamie is a very approachable Gent so maybe you should suggest those colours to him (if he doesn't already have them of course?). He is always looking to expand his range of colours. Duncan B
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