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  2. 11 Sqn Brisfit Markings Sep-Nov 1918?

    AIR 76/175/23. He's shown as 'JA' but his service number etc is corrrect and the 'A' is crossed out on the header card.
  3. Red Dwarf XII - The Return of Holly

    I thought exactly the same after seeing the trailer's Max, I always loved his deadpan delivery and hearing Holly say to Rimmer. " It's the morning, and your in a corridor" after asking certainly made me smile again.
  4. The Britmodeller Model Shop Directory

    Had a quick look through and could not see this one in the list: Setchfields 21-25 High Street Poole Dorset BH15 1AB Tel : 01202 673300 They have a whole range of stuff - Planes, targets.... (sorry armour & AFV...) and sinky things (oh yes - Boats & Ships - that's what they are called ) Paints, glues and all sundries. They also do a large range of railway items and things for scenery. Found them today and had a pop in. fantastic range of Airfix, Italeri, Revell, Zevezda, Trumpeter and quite a bit of Tamiya armour/AFV. I was only interested in wingy things so didn't look at anything else! Definitely worth having a call in if you are in the area.
  5. Maybe reinforce the edges of the track a bit before making the impressions.....Looking forward to the next installment. Trying to get myself back into the saddle and this is very encouraging.
  6. 11 Sqn Brisfit Markings Sep-Nov 1918?

    Hi Sabrejet, Any chance you could ping me the reference for his second set of "officer" records? I've found his airman's record (AiR 79/46) and the officer record that mentions the posting to 109 Sqn (AIR 76/175/22). I can find no reference to his grading as fit for pilot training or the Aeronautical School reference etc. Many thanks, Mark
  7. Retirement - what the hell do you do with your days?

    That sounds perfect...
  8. What's For Tea???

    With a hint of Donkey!!!
  9. Excellent! What you thinking of doing? Some more work done. I'm a bit peeved with myself as have made a silly mistake on one of the wings but more on that in the next update. So, from the last update this is what's happened. The under nose glazing gap was filled and smoothed out. You'd never know there was an issue. Well, that's until paint goes on and shows more work is needed! The tail and stabilisers were built, seams sanded lightly and attached the tail of the aircraft. The fit was really tight which helped with keeping them straight and level. Hats off to italeri for that one (if it was intentional) A small amount of filler was required which has been done. Canopy was removed from the frame, tidied up a little and slotted into place. Fit was good just needed a couple of the wife's hair bobbkes wrapped around to hold it down to sit properly. As you can see framing has been masked. She actually looks like a stirling now! And then onto the wings. Ah Yes, the wings. Where do we start with these. Well, italeri has you butchering the wings to open up loads of different bits and bobs in the wings. Nightmare. Quite a daunting prospect really. Here's the wing to be chopped. @The Spadgent has Dexter. I have, erm, wait he doesn't have a name! He who should not be named was about to get stuck in. Choppy chop, sawy saw. We had this And repeat. 3 more times. Or so I thought. See the bit chopped out of the wing leading edge. Doesn't need it on the other wing. So guess what, I've had to stick back in what got chopped out and that's currently sat curing ready for filling and sanding. You live and learn. I've also masked all the side windows. I've made the decision to close the wings up and will fit the undercarriage at a later date. The instructions have you fit the undercarriage before closing the wings up which would be really awkward to paint. I'm confident that with a bit of a squeeze I can get the undercarriage in and fixed. If I can't, well, it's a bit too late now. I will have to cross that bridge if it comes to it.
  10. Where was Lemon Yellow used in the RAF?

    To be honest i second Mr.Rixon in the fact there are members that are quite sure they are 100% correct in colors or other accuracy issues. It has happened where members get quite rude if you don’t follow there train of thought. Some might say im like that however i try not to be. Now that being said. I’m sure this will Ruffle feathers and Step on toes. In my opinion and my thoughts after 30+ yrs of modeling. Painting anything to do with scale models, and i should point this out. In reality it really boils down to the good old fashioned Mark One 👁ball. If it looks correct its correct. I truly understand the whole argument for scale effect, i personally don't follow the practice as to me it isnt worth the trouble. There are those of you who believe in that. I say good for you. Just don't put someone down if they don't agree with you. Then again if i build a model i care more if it looks correct to the eye, not down to whether its exact. This includes how many millimeters off a panel line or wing are, and how accurate the rivet counts are. I fully respect everyones choices, but again not everyone follows that rule. Honestly i was once that way. I was absolutely determined everything had to be 110% accurate. Eventually that caused me to get burned out on modeling. The overall result was i left modelling and lost 10 years of happiness and enjoyment in a hobby i loved since i was a child. I thank my Wife ... yes “SWMBO” for getting me back into modelling. Much to her sadness now as ive fully gotten the modeling bug again. I will only build to my personal standards. I don't care to ever get back into that restrictiveness that caused me to lose my happiness. I fully understand and respect your (everyone’s) personal choices. I say how you all choose to build your models is correct. I ask you to respect others if they choose differently from you. Im sorry if this all seems very preachy, but i thought it should be said. Dennis
  11. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    Those are the important parts! Yes! If your process of removing resin i.proves fit, definitely worth it!
  12. What have you purchased 9

    I have discovered the true meaning of Christmas… Normally, I'd be the first to say “What! It's only September!”, but some things are worth making an exception for. Contents: Is it December yet?
  13. A Stampe SV-4 A Heller'uv a kit....

    In reply to Ian, The advantage is as you say, time. I read your post and thought "I've been looking at a civil Tutor" so I grabbed a couple of my wing blanks and apart from band sawing a bit off each and I haven't rounded off the tips, top and bottom, I made a set of wings for my 1/48 vac Tutor in 23 minutes. I now only have to scribe the ailerons and some detail. My wing ribs technique I will be showing shortly in this main thread. John
  14. FOUR better - or worse!

    is delicious on fish
  15. Fiat 806: research and scratchbuilds

    Phew! my step 15 is over, but still problems to overcome. This time, it was the frame 1CF too small to come into 54E (the drawing is unclear, furthermore. Well, I did my best... The knob is really monstrous! I will do comparisons photos at the end of my build, to avoid losing time.
  16. Hi Dennis Of course a little time is needed, but I found that the more you build the less time it takes. I also count on being prepared. Those curtains, for example, that I have used in many models, were printed in different types, sizes and colors long ago in one go, precisely to have them available for future use. Same with the toilet and toilet roll, made long ago in different sizes and types as one was then needed for another project. It doesn't make the model build itself, but it helps. I have a little container with scratched spare seats, control columns and the like, made as a surplus whilst building other models. Since I invariably scratch either the entire model or part of it (as in this case) having the parts ready helps. All this of course is known by all modelers...but we hardly do it ;-)
  17. Brampton (St Ives Cambs) Sunday 24.9.17

    modellingtools will beat this one as usual. In the Foyer, with our September special offers and a preview of the Octobers special offers. Nearly finished loading the van, weather looks good for Sunday, see you all there we'll be in the foyer on the back wall as normal. Thanks, Paul
  18. Aberdeen Modellers' Society Scale Model Show - 23rd September 2017

    I wondered if you would be going. Buy anything???
  19. What's For Tea???

    Buffet... ...nephew's wedding
  20. Aberdeen Modellers' Society Scale Model Show - 23rd September 2017

    I'd just like to say a huge well done to all of you who organised / took part in this. I had a tootle round this afternoon and you've all done youselves proud! 👏
  21. Here's where we are: PProbably needs another (thin) coat of Extra Dark Sea Grey and Dark Slate Grey and definitely needs some touching up where the masking went wrong. Thanks for looking.
  22. What's For Tea???

    If you like apple cake and stew you'll be alright...
  23. Some progress... The MkIX has had a first coat of Humbrol Medium Sea Grey: The MkVII has had its wingtips attached: While the paint and filler are drying, I'll be busy... (The bowls contained walnuts and salt, in case you're curious.) The MkVb has had its canopy painted. Once that's dry (and tidied-up), I'll give it a gloss coat and start on the decals. Thanks for looking and don't forget to vote on which MkVb I do next.
  24. F-15E, 1/144 Revell

    Intakes resprayed. And gloss coat applied over cfts. Let the decaling games begin. Since I have glued down pylons, the only way was to cut decals into several smaller ones and force them down Cut as much film as possible Decal at the bottom. This bugger was killing me, rolling around brush so i had to place him into "bath", and somehow with brush and tweezers I managed to place him. Move forward repeat Slightly oversized... then I changed side And finally figured out that it is possible to take photos without handling the model More And left side done As well as right side Graveyard of decal backing sheets Six decals applied over three hours work, at least this part is done. I have soak them with decal setting solution and leave them to rest. There is slight silvering going on but there is no coming back. I am happy how this worked out. Cheers!!! Rade
  25. RAF Dishforth 1948/9

    Oh the good ole days, very nice indeed.
  26. Same thought here, Mark, but with both the head-on pictures provided above, and toying with the two different layers on Photoshop, it quite seems as though only the upper fuselage half had been affected by the changes incorporated on the new version, which would prompt the overriding enquire on my part to the manufacturer at Aviation Art regarding the subject.
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