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  1. Hi everyone As you may recall, a few months ago I built a Cent for my Dad who is a Vietnam Vet. Well, shortly after I started this second AFV Club 1/35 Centurion for myself, which I have been chipping away at for the past couple of months and finished last weekend. After market items included a vinyl mantlet cover (AFV Club), tracks (AFV Club), turret basket stowage (Firestorm), steel plate mudguards & stowage bin reinforcement (Mouse House), decals (Mouse House & Arms Corps Models) and water jerries (Mouse House). Some of the tools and the small spot light near the MG were from my s
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  2. Finished this build up about three weeks ago. This has taken a little over three years to build. It is comprised of parts from four 1/72 kits (2 Academy, 1 Hasegawa, and 1 HobbyBoss), after market sets from CMK & Eduards, and a total of 1200+ scratch built pieces. None of this would have been possible without the outstanding custom decals from my friend Joseph Osborn, invaluable technical advice and reference material from my friends Jon Bernstein, Tony Morgan, and the US Army. So I'll shut up now and post the photos. The in-progress for this build can be found here. Please let me know if
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  3. HMS Leopard 1:350 The Type 41 or Leopard class were a class of anti-aircraft defence frigates built for the Royal Navy (4 ships) and Indian Navy (3 ships) in the 1950s. These ships were designed to provide anti-aircraft escorts to convoys; as a result they were not built for fleet speeds and made only 24 knots (44 km/h). They shared a common hull and machinery with the Type 61 or Salisbury class aircraft direction vessels. HMS Jaguar and HMS Lynx were sold to the Bangladesh Navy in 1978 and 1982 respectively, and were still in service in 2007. They were armed with two twin 4.5" guns in M
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  4. This build has spendt a lot of time in the back end of the "Cabinet of shame", due to the badly fit and details, and had almost given itt up, But In that cabinet was also a badly buildt Hasegawa F-16 RNOAF, so i descided to use the decals from that kit and transform the badly Eurofighter to a What If. As most of you know, Eurofighter was in the competition with Gripen and the ugly one i cant remember name of, but the last one won the competiton. So maybe this is how it could have been The Eurofighter is definately one of my favourites tho, so any tips to what the best kit is in 1/48? So
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  5. Here's a novel idea - why dont we wait until its released, and see how fantastically good/ Oh christ its so pants, it is.? Though I must admit I know where Im leaning... Jonners
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  6. Aha! I wondered why I was so impressed! I bet it's 1/32 really.......
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  7. Looks good - liking the refueling door looking like a Marlboro packet! Nice tanks too :hmmm:
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  8. Another quick update from me. Decals now going on....not too many thankfully! Apologies for the iPhone pic. Will take some proper ones when it's finished! Cheers. Graham
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  9. It would be nice to cut out having to upload images to sites like photobucket all together and just upload straight from a pc
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  10. Very nice models. The decals from Modeldecals were very good for its time, and they still are. Nils
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  11. The white discs were warning discs on the undercarriage downlocks - ie "remove before flight"! Fitted to prevent accidental retraction.
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  12. I'm sorry, but we are getting into semantics, here; for years, we've had the argument that the mats never existed. Several eye-witness reports have persuaded many that they did exist, with those refusing to accept the idea clinging to fanciful notions about raw materials availability (or not.) We now have a not-so-subtle shift away from "They never existed" to a grudging acceptance, but with a need to argue about the material used. Quite frankly, who cares? If the mats existed, they existed, and would have been used; anything that follows is argument, for the sake of argument, and is nothing s
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  13. Thanks for that! I really appreciate the feedback from those who got to play with these jets. Having never seen on in person I have to rely on photos and deduction. Last update for tonight, got one more form skeleton complete. This will become the master for a vacuum formed windscreen - which will be faired into the fuse and become a master for a cast windscreen.
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  14. Cool build Well done. Noticed this thread as i`ve just watched "The Sum Of All Fears"
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  15. Lovely job Mike, captured the deceptively graceful lines of the original. Now you need to do '777 with the phase 2 wing !
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  16. Wow, you've done a really nice job of the paint work. Deacon
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  17. Not necessarily a big church, but one where a Bishop is formally located. As such, the cathedral is the headquarter of a diocese. While most cathedral are big churches, some are much less imposing The above mentioned Bishop can then intercede with the designer to put the correct symmetrical dihedral (or in this case anhedral) as you suggest And yes, the F-104 had a symmetrical dihedral on both wings. The hasegawa kits can however be a bit tricky to build, so I'm not surprised this kind of things happen
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  18. And the AAC use 'TAD' numbers. Link to lists of them all at UK serials: http://www.ukserials.com/maintenance.htm The RAF seem to have stopped issuing M numbers in 2003.
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  19. Looking good Karen! All the best, Angelo
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  21. This is the first kit from the Roden company I ever built. Suprisingly construction proceeded without any major problems. The fit is good overall; you need to drill some holes for the attatchment of poles, mirrors, headlights. The assembly of the wheels and the axles is a bit tricky - it took several attempts to make all wheels touch the ground. The luggage frame on top and the ladder on the back are photo-etch items. These performed very well and are easy to bend into shape. The model was painted using Gunze/Mr.Hobby colours. Thanks for looking.
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