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Tim T

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  1. Great review as ever Mike. The plastic looks like typical Kinetic fayre. A bit flashy and a bit soft in detail in places but overall pretty good. I see nothing that a bit of time with a fresh scalpel blade and a sanding stick won't sort out. Personally, I am really pleased that Kinetic have made the Harrier their own with this and their previous versions. I really hope that they turn their attention to the GR.1 and GR.3 next.
  2. Bhagdad Fury, Airfix 1/48

    Great work. My two arrived today and I am probably going to do one as a Cuban bird and the other using the decals in the box. Will be following with interest.
  3. Great work Mike. I am so jealous of your light touch on shading and weathering. The picture in Post #8 shows some brilliant painting. Good to see you back in the saddle.
  4. MiG-31M Foxhound - 1:48 HobbyBoss

    Thanks for the heads up Tony. Just bought mine. Would be rude not to at that price!
  5. 1/48 Hasegawa MiG-25RBT Foxbat

    Just saw this on Hannants' website. Yours for £90!
  6. Heinkel He 111-H3 (48261) 1:48

    I've had this in my stash for a few weeks now. A friend has the old Revell / Monogram kit so we were able to do a quick comparison. The ICM kit is streets ahead in nearly all areas. The one exception being the wheels which lack some sharpness on the ICM kit. A resin replacement set would be welcome for these I think. The engineering, as Mike says, is very clever and the spars should result in a strong model with good fit. It is a really impressive kit and I am looking forward to building mine.
  7. Thanks Ali. I certainly wasn't trying to portray the kit in a negative way. As i said in my post the details are very good and way more subtle than Airfix kits of the recent past. Compared to the Spitfire XII and the Seafire XVII (which are both pretty good) this is a step forward. They do lack the subtlety of Eduard's 1/48 Spitfires in terms of rivets and panel lines which I do consider to be the benchmark of WWII models. Will I build this kit? Undoubtedly. Will I enjoy it? Definitely.
  8. I do have the kit in hand and therefore feel that I can comment. I've built the Tamiya kit but not the more recent Meng kit. Is it better than the Tamiya kit - In my opinion yes. Surface detail is subtle and there are some lovely details to wheel wells and cockpit. On the downside, there are more sink marks than I would expect and some very badly located injector pins that I am not sure will be entirely covered by other parts. My personal view is that it is a lovely kit but it doesn't quite get to my 1/48 benchmark which is Eduard's Spitfire range.
  9. M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen. 1:35

    That's fabulous. Utterly bonkers and definitely worth a place on the shelf. Thanks for the review.
  10. Sean Hughes RIP

    I've just seen the terrible news that Sean Hughes has died aged 51. I have been a fan of his work for a long time. He was the youngest ever winner of the Perrier Prize in Edinburgh at 24 and was a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. A genuinely funny comedian. He died far too young. RIP
  11. Looking good. The new 190 is a lot simpler than there old one. I think it is quite similar to the Hobbyboss offering in terms of the breakdown of parts. Really looking forward to seeing how you tackle that paint scheme. It is definitely the best of the box options.
  12. Tom Petty RIP

    Very sad to see that another great has passed on. A great musician and fantastic songwriter. The Travelling Wilburys were superb and how could they not be when Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan joined forces. Full Moon Fever was the album of my university years and is still one of my most played albums today. RIP Tom. I hope you're jamming with George and Roy again.
  13. Eduard 1/48 F-8E Crusader

    It's your model and you should move forward as you see fit. It might be worth looking at shaving bits off the cockpit and intake and seeing if you can make it all fit. It is a major pain but often the case with older resin. If you start mixing different brands of resin the problem gets compounded. However you proceed I wish you luck at the Crusader is one of my favourite aircraft.
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