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  2. A wife comes home late one night and quietly opens the door to her bedroom. From under the blanket, she sees four legs instead of just her husband's two. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the blanket as hard as she can. Once she's done, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband there, reading a magazine. He says, "Hi darling, your parents have come to visit us, so I let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say hello?"
  3. Ooh very nice Andy! I recently did the ZiL-131 and it makes for a great build indeed. I did swap out the wheels/tyres for resin ones. I must say you did a great job on the kit tyres which are terrible. I have this kit on my wish list, you did a superb job on it! I love the faded look and the swapped out panels
  4. Yes, accept my humble apology. I was too focused on the Eduard VIII and IX which fills my desk right now.
  5. Just saw this topic. I built a 747-400F this year,using the fuselage of the Revell 747-100/200 kit and the wings of a Revell 747-400 that I had left in my spares box. Mating these parts was not such a big problem,just needed some build up on the wing to fuselage joint,which was achieved by using Evergreen plastic that was cut and sanded to shape. I was planning to post the -400F in the RFI section the next couple days.
  6. Finished! See RFI forum for the final touches, including MiG-27, dirt and small pieces of paper...
  7. I dont agree that ALL AZ kits are poor./dropped quality - they are VERY variable but some can be made into little gems - with work! This looks like one of their poorer efforts TT
  8. Could I join this one, please? I've a Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter that needs a home.
  9. 185 - Leyland Rover 3500 (1977), 1/43 And so the first one of all my entries is finished! To try to get rid of the Dinky Toys feeling, i did some weathering. Almost invisible, mostly on the wheels and behind them, and on the windscreen. No decals were provided apart from generic number plates. Not even the Rover logo! So I had to find something looking at least almost like it - finally I found a small part of an instrument panel decal from i MiG-27(!) The "Rover" "3500" text is taken from a photo of the real thing, print
  10. Nice leg scratching Ced - I've got a 1/200 747 that's been 'stalled' for years as I've lost the nose leg and need to make a new one - I shall learn from your example and get on with it. One day... Keith
  11. Unfortunately it cost me just over ten pounds, which was a bit of a swine, but it's looking like I'll get it into either Nordic or ANZAC. I don't know why I had my heart set on getting it into TKYDNBAAK, but hey!
  12. I've these three to go at,the Hobbyboss F 84 is £6.25 on the Creative website.I paid £21 for three of the Scots Greys in one box,that makes one of them £7.The one in the bag will be revealed at the start of the GB but Big H has one listed at £9.98. Looking forward to this one,it's going to be a good giggle.
  13. Beautiful build! When I ever I look at it I cant help but shake the feeling that Snoopy should be sat on top in one of his many dogfights Matt
  14. I've now got two vacforms under my belt - A 1/72nd Seafire 47 and a Spiteful, both Rareplanes. Didn't bother trying to use the wheels, props etc, a suitably stocked spares box (Which I most certainly didn't have during Rareplane's heyday) provided propellers, exhausts and cannon barrels, they were built wheels up so found pilots to fit (Not much need for cockpit detail then.) Both can be found cheaply out there - The size means that they were a good initiation into vacform for me. Got an Aeroclub Seafire 17 conversion to try next. As others have
  15. For those that mentioned having one in their stash, a few hopefully more useful comments on the build. I spent a lot of time painting the interior, pilots, console etc, thinking a lot would show with that huge greenhouse canopy, but the clear part is very blurry, so it just adds colour. Do some test fitting of fuselage halfs with canopy before assembly. Also, the ammo shelves in the rear above the machine gun foul the canopy, stop it from sitting down squarely, so need thinning substantially before fitting. The wings don't have much surface to grip in the canopy, i drilled and stapled the
  16. This is most likely a problem of deformation of one of the halves, probably some sprue was pushed out of the mold too early. It was necessary to remove the inner profile using a template and make an inner plastic insert that would simply lift up one of the fuselage halves. B.R. Serge
  17. This is ICM's recently released AC-40 Firetruck, which is a re-tool of their previous Zil-131 truck. The real thing dates back to the early '70's, although the 137A upgrade represented by the kit first appeared in '84. They're still in extensive use in Russia and the former bloc countries, and the marking option I went with is for a fairly current vehicle based in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. It's a pretty good kit overall, although a few errors with the parts and instructions seem to have crept in during the re-tooling from the basic Zil truck. The only really weak point are the vinyl tyre
  18. I just never put mine back in it’s box; Int’s not untidiness it’s efficiency
  19. I don't think the Bagdad Furies carried the rockets in Arab-Israeli wars, but it is possible they used rochets in the counter insurgency role against Kurdish dissidents. AFAIK, this Russian site is the best information source on the Bagdad Fury. https://militarizm.su/vojna-v-irake/hawker-fury-v-egipte-i-irake-poslevoennaya-sluzhba-irakskih-hawker-fury.html Jun in Tokyo https://www.flickr.com/photos/horaburo/albums
  20. A question if I may. Would French subjects be allowed if portraying the disintegration of the colonial era in the 1950’s and 1960’s ? I think this has been discussed and ok’d but looking for clarification. Dennis
  21. Pop art in model form, very clever! Matt
  22. Thank you Craig. Had hoped this would be a simple and quick OOB build but it's rapidly turned into a more involved but no less enjoyable project. Ooh, interesting, will have a proper look at that later thanks. Sadly my laptop died yesterday so as a result I've lost all the links and photos I'd bookmarked. In future I really should share them on each thread for my own and others future reference. Hopefully recoverable though
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