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  1. Tidy work on the interior wear Mark I can't see a reason why this machine would be any different from all other Banff Strike Wing machines. Having grown up and live a considerable portion of my life in the north east of Scotland and visited the area where these aircraft were based (even cycled along Beaufighter Road in Spey Bay a few times) I can assure you the weather conditions must have taken their toll on the paint very quickly and produced the patchwork of fading and wear seen in the photos.
  2. Tidy work so far Mark On the subject of colour I'd suggest EDSG as a base for heavily faded and patchy paintwork due to the extreme weather and operating conditions these aircraft encountered.
  3. Hawker (Siddeley) GB

    Good morning and Happy Monday Pat. Ooh yes indeed. Please do. From what I understand it was a great kit at it's time and still looks the part today. Perhaps someone with more experience of it can give us a better appraisal?
  4. Hawker (Siddeley) GB

    @trickyrichFor the inside of a Sea Fury cockpit take some advice from the Rolling Stones...
  5. Feel sure a Mk. XIV in 24th scale would make a lot of people rather happy. Perhaps they're going with a XII first and use parts as a basis for potential future Mk. IX, V etc. then bring out a XIV later.
  6. I'm sure there will be several boxings to come with more exciting and colourful markings in the next couple years
  7. Hawker (Siddeley) GB

    Glad to hear you're keeping it simple and not throwing yourself into anything too involved and complicated @trickyrich
  8. Small Wars GB

    The reasons I wanted to propose this GB included promoting those small scale actions which would not otherwise gain coverage in a GB so that diversity and lack of focus is an essential factor. Perhaps I need to emphasise the spirit of this GB more in the initial post to better explain what the purpose of this GB is trying to achive?
  9. Perhaps they will tool the kit in such a way as the lower leading edge will be one piece to account for straight and dogtooth wings?
  10. Hawker (Siddeley) GB

    I think there's some alternatives on a ModelDecal sheet. Can have a look if the kit only gives one option.
  11. Small Wars GB

    One of the qualifications I use for the exclusion list is if the subject could reasonably support a GB of it's own. Now this is all personal opinion of course but I feel certain the Korean War, Spanish Civil War, Vietnam War etc. can. The Arab-Israeli Wars could arguably have their own GB as well but, as @Sgt.Squarehead says... Afghanistan has a long history of conflict and usually this has come to wider attention when a major power involves itself. I'm happy to include it in our GB but would encourage anyone who wishes to model something from it's various wars to pick a less common subject.
  12. Hawker (Siddeley) GB

    Any excuse to build a Hurricane, or several, is a good excuse I think the Hurricane will be a popular choice for this GB and quite rightly so. Would that be a Hawker Osprey by any chance?
  13. Some nice pictures of a Fury and Sea Hawk. Wishful thinking on my part perhaps but can I have the former in 24th scale and the latter in 72nd please?
  14. Seen mention of this elsewhere on the forum. http://www.alleycatmodels.co.uk/