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Viking

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  1. Lovely little model Clive, and great back story. Cheers John
  2. Joachim, they are separate decals that don't cover the gap, so all is ok there! John
  3. Thanks guys. Dave, I think I'll go for the Junkers J.1 - no rigging, just control wires! Unless of course my Camels turn up first, then I might be tempted to start one of them!
  4. Revell 1:144 Airbus A320. 26 Decals 'British Caledonian'. This is the venerable Revell kit from the 'Eidelweiss' boxing, finished with 26 Decals laser printed British Caledonian Decals.I was motivated to do it when I ordered my BCAL Viscount decals from Ray, and saw this also on his website. The A320 almost made it into service wearing this livery and was undergoing flight testing in it. Unfortunately BCAL were taken over by British Airways before it was delivered, so was repainted in the BA livery before it left the factory. A sort of 'What if' that actually happened. Story here. They were early 100 series A320's that didn't have the wingtip fences, or the strakes on the engine cowlings. British Airways were so impressed with them that they broke from their dominant ordering of Boeing 737's and purchased their own fleet of A319, A320, and A321 aircraft, many of which are still in service. With something else. It had to be the Viscount that started this BCAL theme off. One tip when using laser printed decals is that they often do not contain any white printing. This scheme requires a fine white line under the yellow part of the cheatline. Rather than try and mask & paint it before decal application, I photocopied the decal sheet. Then I Placed the copy over some solid white decal sheet and cut along the bottom edge of the yellow cheatline to give me oversized white areas. These went on the model first, then the cheatlines went of top. Both were applied at the same time and could be moved relative to each other. I just eased the white parts into position with the tip of a blunt knife. I only did one side at a time, letting the first one dry completely before doing the other side the next day. only the bottom edge of the white needs to be crisply cut. Thanks for looking, John
  5. Thats a beauty Alex, she really suits being modelled in flight to show off those elegant lines. I really like the way you have painted most of it and just used the logos, it works really well. Some great photos being added by others too. Cheers John
  6. Thanks guys. I think it will be the Junkers J.1. Not too much rigging on that one, and I think it is an interesting machine. Anyway, finished now; More on Ready for Inspection. Cheers John
  7. AEG G.IV Late 1:32 Wingnut Wings The AEG G.IV late first started to appear with front line units in early 1917 although it wasn’t until the summer that were available in useful numbers. Developed from an early concept of the heavily armed ‘battleplane’ which was designed to fight it’s way through enemy formations, it was the first of the line to be intended solely as a bomber. The battleplane concept was proven to be flawed after heavy losses were suffered, although it partly resurfaced in later years with the Me.110 ‘Zerstorer’. The G.IV is less well known than the Gotha series of bombers, but in fact was able to carry a heavier bomb load. It was also the most popular amongst aircrews as it was considered to be the easiest of the twin engine bombers to fly. At first it was used as day time bomber, but heavy losses soon saw it switched to night bombing raids. Another lesson that was re-learned in second world war. The kit was reviewed almost exactly 2 years ago, but deserved to be allocated sufficient time to tackle the build, which has taken until now. [Edit] Forgot to say there is a Work in Progress here.[/Edit] It is not one for begginers, but is not actually that difficult to build if you have a couple of Wingnut Wings kits under your belt. Of their bigger kits I would think it is one of the simplest to build. There are no wooden areas to depict, the rigging is actually pretty straighforward, being mostly 'X's of wires in the wings. And the fit is so spectacularly good it self aligns everything as you fit it together. The only thing to be wary of is whacking things on your workbench as it gets bigger. There are options to display the engines fully cowled or fully opened. I follwed the suggestion in the instructions to 'mix and match' to create a mostly open framework with the lower parts using elements of cowling. Almost any combination is legitimate, as period photographs will show. It is anothe winner from Wingnut Wings, as I thoroughly enkoyed the build from start to finish. It has proven to be more of a challenge to photograph, due to it's size. Hope you like it. To give an idea of its size, here it is with a WNW Albatros. Thanks for looking, John
  8. Lovely job on correcting the 737, it looks so much better for it. I nearly missed this one, glad I caught up with it just now, Cheers John
  9. Probably one of the all time best liveries! Absolutely gorgeous. Cheers John
  10. Nice! a very unusual scheme. It looks perfect to me despite your struggles with cracks in the decals. Cheers John
  11. Beautiful woodwork, and a fabulous tutorial/description. I'll be follwing your example on future builds for sure. I love the work on the fuel cart too, top quality! Cheers John
  12. Beautiful work. The detailing is very impressive. Love that little tractor! Cheers John
  13. What a stunner, that paint job is superb. Cheers John
  14. Spectacular! It must have been nerve wracking to build. Love the Revell one alongside too. Cheers John