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Tim T

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  1. Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    I had the log book for Day Skipper but never completed the thing. Then life and children got in the way and I have forgotten everything I ever learnt. Congratulations Martian. I for one would be happy to crew for you!
  2. It has long been a mystery to me why no new Frogfoot has been forthcoming. What's the betting Kitty Hawk and HB/Trumpy announce new releases within the next three months?
  3. Junkers D.1 1:32 Wingnut Wings. #32065

    That is a great review and your passion and knowledge are obvious. I pre-ordered this kit as I do think it is of historic importance and I am not disappointed. Then again, when was anyone even mildly disgruntled with Wingnut Wings?
  4. Cracking work as ever Mike.
  5. Looking very much the part there Boss. Did you Post-Shade the rivet lines on the underside? Incredibly thin lines and a steady hand there.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. MiG-31M Foxhound - 1:48 HobbyBoss

    Thanks for the heads up Tony. Just bought mine. Would be rude not to at that price!
  10. 1/48 Hasegawa MiG-25RBT Foxbat

    Just saw this on Hannants' website. Yours for £90!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen. 1:35

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