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  2. VMA131Marine

    Trumpeter 1/25 Spitfire Vb

    TBH, this was not one of Trumpeter's better 1/24th scale kits but it looks like you are making good progress on it. The photo-etch metal hinges and metal rod that Trumpeter used to attach the control surfaces in this kit appeared in a number of their other early 1/24 and 1/32 scale kits but were widely regarded as a bad idea even then. Sure, you get movable control surfaces, but they don't move in a realistically coordinated way and the ailerons in particular are both going to droop incorrectly if the hinges are stiff enough to hold the control surfaces in position. I would ditch the hinges and just glue the control surfaces in place unless you are really set on having them movable. The model will be impressive when finished despite the errors that Trumpeter made in its design. Just have fun with it and don't sweat the small stuff.
  3. Finally at the third attempt I have managed to complete a Tornado (a Revell 1\32 one got binned and I have a 1\48 sitting on the shelf of doom). Not bad for an old airfix as most of the decals had disintegrated but there were enough to go around. I am now off to the stash to find something to bucter
  4. Bill is Kate's Grandfather (or she's a LOT older than she looks).
  5. Aardvark

    Supermarine Type-545 colours?

    In this connection, a question have. Anybody know data wing area Supermarine Type 545? B.R. Serge
  6. Ah now Leon, they are marvellous but expensive, sadly. That said the two (one big, one small) that I have will probably last me out so worth the investment... or perhaps pressie hints! I must admit that I don't use my Dremel often either... but when I do it's quick. I'm clearing the stash (slowly) at present so I really ought to do a round of the tools to make sure I've not forgotten anything (like that BluFix stuff, for example...) Those are the kit decals and I'd be more than happy to pass on the spares, if only they were the right scale Thanks Matt I'm resisting... at the moment. It's a real man's tool though eh? Just the sort of thing to have in the workshop... NO, stop it! Phew, thanks Ian for the reality check If I don't use the Dremel much why would I need a stand eh? Primer's on: What are those red and Sky bits? Prop back plates. Senior moment (again).
  7. rob Lyttle

    Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-101 A/C «Voodoo»

    @Silver Fox, I did mine closed and I don't remember any problems. Probably a little bit of light sanding to get the surface cleaned up around the hinge line zigzag
  8. Vince1159

    Grump Britain.

    I think petrol's about £1.30 over here,the problem is that the dairy's states owned and badly run,also no one's allowed to import milk from the UK so basically we are stuffed...
  9. Choroszy is doing SM 78 which is a developed Sm 62. Interesting to compare them... J-W
  10. John D.C. Masters

    RS Model's 1/72nd scale Curtiss F11C-2 Hawk from the USS Saratoga

    Cockpit, motor and control panel are ready. They all were painted aluminum, then the cockpit and motor were given a black oil wash. The cockpit won't be too visible once it is enclosed in the fuselage, but the motor will. --John
  11. cmatthewbacon

    Typhoon low between Skipton/Glusburn

    Any ideas what a Typhoon was doing running up the Aire valley south of Skipton about 1620 this afternoon? best, M.
  12. Team Aer Lingus

    Aer Lingus F-27 Friendship in 1/144

    simply gorgeous scheme which I requested Nick to do! You have done it full justice that's a stunning model love the exhaust stains excellent finish thanks for sharing regards Eamonn
  13. Team Aer Lingus

    1/144 Airfix B737-200ADV Air Zimbabwe

    beautiful looking model thanks for sharing regards Eamonn
  14. 72modeler

    Grumman Avenger Mk 6

    Nigel, I looked through my Falcon vacform canopy sets and they did not make one for the TBM-3S in either scale. I don't recall seeing any aftermarket canopy for the Mk6/-3S, either. Hasegawa just released a special limited edition for their version of the ASW Avenger, but it does not have the same style canopy as the one I think you need- plus it's horribly overpriced. IIRC, @Tailspin Turtle had photos and text of Avengers with the revised canopy on one of his blogs- if he sees this, he might be able to help. From photos, it appears there were at least three variations of the canopy- one having a tall hump/blister at the top. Looks like you're going to have to make a master, using the front and middle of the standard canopy and then adding the new rear section, and vacforming one...don't envy you that task! I have posted a link to text and photos of some Canadian Avengers with the revised canopy fitted to them. I think TT's blog had better photos, and a search for TBM-3S images might get you some better photos of the canopy. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but good luck, as the version you want to build is very different and distinctive in appearance. Mike https://nbavengers.com/military-origins-us-and-canadian-navy-avengers/
  15. Hi Ventora & Lawzer Could I please check the eligibility of some models for the Group Build 1) 03176-5 DC-9-30 (1973 boxing) This is obviously within the pre-1981 time frame BUT I've assembled the fuselage and main wing halves (though the latter are not attached). Certainly more than 25% of the plastic but the way I work less than 25% of the time needed! 2) A05171 Boeing 707-436 (2015 boxing) Looking at the Scalemates website this just contains new decals but the moulds go back far enough 3) A04177A Boeing 727-233 This is a 2014 boxing with new decals. I'm not sure which version of the 727 the original boxing (1966) represented and may be eliminating this one by admitting that the first boxing with 727-200 in the title is from 1983 Thanks Mike
  16. Another cracker Steve. Which paints did you use? Thanks Ian
  17. Team Aer Lingus

    1/144 Airfix Iberia Airbus A300B4

    one fine looking model Ian thanks for sharing regards Eamonn
  18. Still no progress on this of late. It's not forgotten, I'm just too busy with other projects and hobbies at present. Three hobbies and not enough time isn't a good combination! I was back at the airfield again recently and couldn't help but get some more photos!
  19. Team Aer Lingus

    1/144 THY Turkish Airlines Fokker F-27

    Nicely finished model thanks for sharing regards Eamonn
  20. robw_uk

    Meng Merkava MK III D (Late) LIC

    very nice work.... what are you going to use for anti-skid?
  21. Flankerman

    Su-27SM paints?

    The 'two-colour' bright blue camo Su-27SM (Bort 06) was at MAKS 2009 - here it is behind a Su-24... By the time of the 2012 '100th Anniversary' show, the Su-27SM3 on display was painted in a lighter 3-colour 'standard Flanker' colour scheme... IIRC, I used the AKAN Su-33 colours for my 'bright blue' two-colour Zvezda Su-27SM.... Ken
  22. stever219

    Matchbox Meteors

    I’m not familiar with the Master parts but the barrel fairings (for essentially identical gun barrels) on the two aircraft types were differedpnt: those on the Firefly were circular in section when viewed end on whereas on the Meteor they had an oval section.
  23. Team Aer Lingus

    Revell 1/72 Irish Air Corps UH--60A Blackhawk

    Funnily enough I'm sure the IAC actually had pre ordered the S-92 not the Blackhawk until the Eurocopter agent intervened. The decision was reversed in favour of the AW-139 & no disrespect to 3 Support wing but the AW-139 isn't really suited for troop transport does make a very nice ministerial helo though which may well have been the original idea. Plus the when I heard about the the PC-12 order I thought it was a typo and should have been PC-21 nice model dermo hope you don't mind me diving in on your thread regards Eamonn
  24. Martian Hale

    Supermarine Southampton

    Hi Guys, its the mad Martian here again, in need of assistance. After many years trying, I have finally managed to secure one of the kits on by bucket list at a sensible price. The kit is the Contrail Supermarine Southampton. I have it in the back of my mind that Aviation news once did some plans for the Southampton. I am aware that the kit is nearer to 1/76 than 1/72 but the plans would at least be a start. Does any kind soul out there have a set that they would be willing to copy for me? I will naturally reimburse any cost involved. Your Hopefully Martian
  25. danntheman

    1/48 MiG-21 Bis -JRV

    Great great great I love it, good job
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