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Smithy last won the day on November 20 2012

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  1. Blimey! If I could I'd use a lot stronger word than that for my astonishment at seeing these. Remarkable work and an absolute joy to see
  2. Smithy

    Roden 1/32 SE5A

    I'll be watching this as well. I have the 1/48 version currently on the go (well the interior is done and the fuselage is all buttoned up but stuffed in a box after being put on the back burner due to another couple of projects). I too am sorry to hear that that chap from the WWI modelling site has passed away. I've used some of his tips in the past and his builds are great to check details and get some ideas.
  3. Spectacular collection of Tiffies there! That's superb!
  4. They are a special beast Roger and very pugnacious looking. One of my rellies flew them which might add to it a little bit, he was actually in 175 but with the squadron after the car door ones.
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    Spot of the Day Part 2

    No photo I'm afraid but today a 69 Mercedes 280S. It brought a tear to my eye as that was the last classic I had in Melbourne before moving here and I miss the old girl something chronic. It was in good nick - not quite as nice as mine back in Oz but very tidy. I still wish I had decided to bring the old girl over here. I've had a lot of classic cars but the Merc was the best everyday car out of all of them, beautiful to drive, comfortable and it even had the almost never seen factory installed roof-rack. I was tempted to wait for whoever owned it and ask what they wanted for the old girl! Fun thread by the way.
  6. I'd forgotten that you've doing your modelling at sea Roger, even more impressive! Even though I've tentatively started a Tomahawk for my next build all this Tiffie talk had me getting the Airfix Tiffie out of the stash just earlier for a look-see.
  7. This is seriously shaping up to be a goodie Roger
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    1/48 Hawker Tempest

    That's seriously looking good, nice work. I'm looking forward to making this one myself once they're generally released.
  9. Smithy

    Tamiya Pearl Harbour Zero

    Nice work! Not that I'm an expert but the aotake looks especially convincing to my eyes.
  10. Smithy

    Help needed start over or fixable?

    Looks good to me too, nice save
  11. Smithy

    Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Mk Vb

    Looking good!
  12. Smithy

    Revell 1/72 Hurricane II - quick question

    Without photos it's tricky to say but first things first, I'd compare your model to some accurate Hurricane drawings. To start with, that will let you know whether the undercarriage is in or out of alignment. If it is out of alignment it will show in which way and from there you can work out a solution to improve it.
  13. Fantastic build and looks superb! But really you could have done a better job on the gnat, the legs are all wonky and there's definitely some silvering on the wings there
  14. Thanks Ian, Hairtrigger and Steve, much appreciated fellas! And KM, I've warned you about the beer and Hannants combination - an enjoyable but ultimately dangerous mix I thought I'd also add this link, some rather good Pathe wartime footage of 485 from summer 1941. Spit action from 0:43