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  1. Good evening, trust everyone is well.. Been busy since my last update but only now has any real progress come together. Work started on the centre wing section, I've hit it with some salmon primer as I want to try some worn effects with the salmon peeking through the light grey underside colour in the wheel wells, I've filled the wedge shaped slot on each side with some thick plastic card, this has been trimmed flush now but I still need to mask around it and finish with some super glue filler and a quick sand, On the engine I added some detail to the front cylinders using fuse wire, I
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  2. I've spent 2 years in this project. Loads of fun but loads of grey hairs too. For WIP Pics: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234908155-sea-harrier-fa2-airfix-148/ Please, feel free to comment!
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  3. Wessex HAS1 815 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Ark Royal, 1962 Frog / Novo 1/72 kit This one was in the attic for more years than I can remember. What I can remember is buying the Frog kit when I was at school in the mid 60s and rushing home to built it. That one’s long gone now, and this build is based on the Novo version. This was almost an OOB type of build despite the age of the moulds – I decided not to re-scribe for once and to do a very limited interior re-furb. I added a bit of detail to the main and tail rotor hubs but that was about it really. Finish is Extracolour RAF Blue Grey and Hu
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  4. This is my Trumpeter 1/48 Westland Wyvern S.4 built for the FAA GB, but since I rarely build an aircraft I thought I'd post it here too. Nice build with few problems that weren't made by me. WIP HERE
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  5. Here is my 1/72 Revell Bearcat F8F-1. I used a vacu-form canopy and decals by Starfighter. I also replaced the guns with metal ones made from the tubes you get off glue pots. Cheers Ian
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  6. If you don't like "what-it's", turn back now. I bought this kit not knowing what I wanted to do. I looked at the aftermarket decals but couldn't decide on any so. I decided to throw a curve. With 787's being built here in Charleston now I decided to do kind of a tribute. They share the field with Charleston AFB and the 437th AW so I decided Boeing would give one to them, just had to be taxied across to be delivered. I used the C-17 decals from the Revell kit and the only grey I had. Windows and doors are from Rib Hobby Decals in China and they went on very well. The kit went together well wit
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  7. Hi After my Wing to wing with a Spitfire experience, I decided that I wanted to build a model of MH434 and the Dragon Rapide on which I flew. The Spitfire was a doddle, but the Heller/Airfix Dragon Rapide has fought me and I have decided to call a truce with it, although the rigging is incomplete! I sprayed it Humbrol 15 Midnight Blue and used Xtradecal sheets for the white stripes and registration letters. I used EZ Line and superglue with accelerator for the rigging, but unfortunately, the accelerator reacted with the blue paint, causing a few choice words to be uttered and the towel to be
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  8. The Scimitar has been taken out of front line service and fully replaced by Scimitar 2 so I thought I would produce one with bar armour before I have a crack at the 2.
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  9. The question for you Nigel is: can you live with it as it is now, or is it going to insidiously, and unrelentingly, gnaw away, cell by cell, at your very insides, nay, your very essence... - every - second - of - every - minute - of - every - day ? I think I know the answer to that one, oh yes I do!
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  10. I use the tape as a sort of non-stick surface to roll the Milliput out on, I started doing this ages ago after it kept having problems with it sticking to my cutting mat. I smear a tiny drop of water on the tape so I can remove the milliput easily after cutting and shaping. It's also quick and clean to dispose of afterwards. You'd be amazed at the difference the 15 minutes makes to shaping it. I had a couple of goes right after rolling it out but it just looked like thin grooves in the surface, after letting it sit for a while I got the nice cushioned effect. But you must keep the blade we
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  11. Hi As an antidote to my long-drawn out and frustrating Heller/Airfix Dragon Rapide, I wanted a quick and simple build, so literally threw this little one together last Sunday. The kit was courtesy of Parabat and the decals were courtesy of Dave T - thanks guys! This is the second one I have built and I am much happier with the result (except for my pants masking on the canopy, which even a toothpick couldn't remedy!) Sorry for the picture quality, but I took them in low-light before heading off to Old Warden yesterday.
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  12. This is the Czech models kit with a scatch built undercarriage. WIP here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234945783-faa-curtiss-seamew-148-8thoct-finished/ It was like going back to the old days of modelling and very rewarding when finished. Hope you like. Thanks for looking ...........comments are always welcome.
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  13. Cracking on with my B720…………have to say, it reminds me of a matchbox kit, but without the trenches - much more subtle panel lines on this one…… SD
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  14. Total entertainment this thread is It has to be one of the best modelling threads on the net........ Well i reckon it is AND it has food pics All we need is some scotch or Gluiness a nude and we have covered all bases Cheers
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  15. Hi Ho! I have had to rethink my plans owing to life and a deluge of information on the Ansaldo which is going to become a major project. So..... My lovely wife is having to zip off back to the UK on Friday for a week at short notice and to break this bad news to me she came home armed with the latest boxing of Airfix's venerable Grumman Duck (#A30301). So this will be my first entry if Enzo allows it! IIRC it was first released in 1967(?) and has been superseded (if that is the right term) by Pavla. The only problem is that, rivets, legless gunners, flash, ejector pins, etc., it still looks
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  16. Thank you Gentlemen. The cockpit is ready: More to come.
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  17. Thanks Stu and Si. More progress made over the last few days. Cockpit is now glued to fuselage side, Tail wheel section and internal detail painted, A couple of pieces at the front end help keep everything fitting perfectly, Fuselage half's together, the next two pictures give a good indication of the fantastic fit of this kit, And this last one with the remaining nose inserts, lovely fit Thanks again for looking and I appreciate any feedback. Till next time, Cheers...
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  18. T4284 joined 58 Sqn in November 1940 but its front line operational time was quite short. It suffered a landing accident on its return from a mission on the 23rd December of that year in poor visibility when it undershot on approach to Linton-On Ouse. Following repairs, it was moved to 10 OTU based at Abingdon and given the codes ZG-E as it is represented here. From there, it moved to 19 OTU based at Kinloss where it seen it's flying time out before becoming a ground instructional airframe. The only picture I've managed to find of it is this one (courtesy of www.luchtoorlog.be): I decided t
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  19. Signing off on this one. Fairly happy with the end result although there are one or two little niggles - namely the nesting of the canopy sliding section over the rear fixed section is less than perfect and those flippin' landing flaps were a flippin' nightmare! You are looking at the third incarnation of them and the sixth fitting! Just one of the joys of scratch-building in 1/144! I also used Brengun's lovely little maintenance set to add a little, er, something-or-other to it and the radio antenna wires are hairs off the back of the dog. Black ones, so I didn't need to paint them! YT video
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  20. Could you dremel off the misaligned bar to a flat surface and then create a new one from plasticard/strip or resin?
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  21. No need to appologise for your English skills Rudolf as I can find no fault with it. I hope your son makes a full recovery and I'm glad you are able to model as a break from such a stressful situation.
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  22. WAY too much effort went into that post!
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  23. Funny you should post this - I have the exact same kit and the exact same problem. Haven't tackled it yet but have bought a variety of putties in preparation.
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  24. I made some seat pads and the bulkhead quilting out of Milliput last night and added the side consoles. I've also widened the pilots instrument panel (not in the photo), still a bit to do in there including the gunners panel but I'm getting there.
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  25. Mike, we're all entitled to our opinions... I think this is a serious and informed debate - does the bin look more like a 720 than the Roden kit? If not I think I'll bin my bin. What were Sulo thinking, I mean I've got plans that I produced that are accurate to 0.000381mm and I think they've totally messed up the handles at the top and don't get me started on the wheels..... Joking (obviously...) no harm or offence meant to anyone, anywhere of any persuasion.
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  26. I say go for it Davros err i mean Nigel Just stay up a bit longer at night Cheers mate Wots for tea this evening ?
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  27. Of possible interest to readers of this thread I have just posted images of a Ki-51 'Sonia' shot down over Miri airstrip, Borneo by the gunners of a PB4Y-1 on 22 March 1945 at my blog:- http://www.aviationofjapan.com/2013/10/ki-51-sonia-over-miri-borneo.html The Ki-51 was usually quite handy, manoeuvrable as a fighter with 2 x 12.7mm in the wings, as Captain Shimada's epic fight with Lindbergh and the 49th FG P-38s over Amahai Bay in the Halmaheras on 28 July 1944 demonstrated. But in this instance it was probably caught by surprise without a gunner/observer in the back seat and the unfortu
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  28. Go for it. Since when has the prospect of extra work stopped you with this project.
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  29. The Typhoon is workman like and effective , and the Tempest is beautiful.. that is all!
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  30. Well... I didn't think this topic could get any more over-the-top and ridiculous than the initial posts, but it has... and it's so much the better for it
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  31. He/she/it (is gender applicable?) without a doubt will be the best Dalek in the universe. With due respect to all other Daleks !
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  32. Um, why are you filling and sanding an area inside the model which nobody (apart from you when you switch on) will see?
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  33. I absolutely insist on it! As you say, originally issued in 1968 and replaced by a Pavla kit a few years ago. I remember getting this kit as a young lad. It was at a Christmas party and Father Christmas had given myself and a friend an Airfix kit each. Excited, we had ripped open the parcels only to both be a little disappointed. I had received a Bf110. It looked a little too sleek and appeared to be an easy build. Besides the colour scheme was just green on top and blue underneath. I wanted something a little more challenging. My friend was also disappointed. He had received the Duck. He
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  34. Last few, These next few were actually in the car park, with more across a dividing fence. And finally the enterance. This really is an interesting museum and there are several building in which there are exhibits which although some are unusual the lighting in them is not so good to take pictures in. Behind what the museum calls the main exhibition hangar is a shed that is full of engines from WW1 right through to modern day jets. Although my wife and I only spent a morning there it is possible that more time could be spent there, discovering much more. Thanks for looking
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  35. Yeah.....A new kit's been done by Zvezda in 1/72. The Airfix kit was released in 1976, so it's in its late thirties.
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  36. Guys this group build is turning out to be a joy to take part in I have hellers hawk on the go as well as airfix,s 88mm A T gun and tractor just about there on both counts and would like another go what in my stash is eligable? Airfix bofors gun/tractor,Spitfire vb,westland whirlwind (bilek) Hasegawa crusader/corsair(old boxing).Ok ITS A SMALL STASH!
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  37. Its quite simple really, the two sides of the switch are connected on the PCB: That big squareish pad of copper links the two togeher, the diagram is correct in representing it but it does not need to be there. But I suppose I am Davros - the cleverest and most evil genius the universe has ever known - and such things that appear trivial to me may well confound mere humans.
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  38. Great build Russ, and a superb paint job, Sean
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  39. Nicely painted cockpit, will stay tuned. Cheers...
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  40. Get thee behind me, Satan! SWMBO is just about buying into an Ark model which is a couple of feet long... 2 metres is a question I am not even going to ask! But I wish you the best of luck with it! The hull is together. Warping not TOO horrible, though I had to use several feet of tape, a number of clamps and a lot of brute force to get it that way! Having had it recommended by a friend, I am using Slaters Mek-Pak liquid poly cement for the plastic bits of this build, for the first time, and I have to say so far it is the business; easy to apply with a brush, flows / capillaries (if that'
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  41. No aplogies necessary. Yes, the radiators are bigger. I took them from the relevant Griffon-engined kits. In fact there is a thread on BM about this. I bent the truth a little when I said "just built", as they are all still awaiting finishing touches. I'll probably apply those as part of the KUTA GB. But the thread will give the gist of the build. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234936590-theres-more-than-one-way-to-skin-a-cat/
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  42. Those decals really worked well, and the model itself seems to be more alive now.
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  43. Posted by mistake in wrong forum, so if someone can move it hereinto ... But for the time being see the link below. Patrik http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234947970-aeroclub-172-gloster-gamecock/
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  44. Progress! The Walrus has a heavy frame just forward of the cockpit which the instrument panel lives on, among other things. I created mine out of plastic card. First, take the profile of the inside using a contour gauge Transfer it to a piece of paper, fold in half and cut out the interior shape Glue the cut out shape to plastic card, then cut it out The frame has to be hollow, so scribe evenly around the perimeter using a nice sharp pair of dividers Drill the corners, punch a big hole in the middle then play connect the dots with your razor knife Bend and snap Et voilà!
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  45. "At eventide, after payers, I did go into my room of hobbeyes, and there unlidded a box of wondrous plastick, its delights to make merry with. Verrily it struck me that the engraving was most delicate, like a lark's etchings, and the parts there within of an ethereal thicknesse. Alas Sirs I must report that upon cutting out the parts with my finest blade fashioned by Misters Swanne and Morton, the fit was a poxy rascal and much fowelle language was uttered, as of the chamber pot, whilst forcing parts into good order." That kind of diary? Jonners edit - I should just say its a great idea, an
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  46. Sorry to hear this. I had the briefest of contacts with Ronnie when I bought a couple of kits from him. He showed real generosity with the extras he included for nothing to someone he didn't know. Nice bloke, this is how I'll remember him Chris
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  47. yeah, I remember my Uncle telling me that they used to do that when they were in Malaya ( during the crisis, not when they were on holiday ) I guess you could say it was p*****g down! whats the story with the loo roles?
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  48. Really? Lol! A friend of my Dads used to fill up beer bottles with wee and drop it out out of Halifax's!
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