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nimrod54 last won the day on March 13 2018

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  1. Well guys the big day has arrived, the parts have had a wash and are now drying. The barrel is on the way and I have been looking for a set grills as per @SleeperService's advice, they are available in a large Part set, but I just have to figure out if I am capable of utilising more of the detail parts in the set before I order one.
  2. I thought the same thing, but most of the GB's I signed up for are happening in the latter half of the year, and with SWMBO's decision to retire from teaching this year, I can foresee less modelling time. Perhaps she could follow Little H's example and start model making... NNOOO she might be better at it than I am.
  3. Cheers H. I want to try and push on with my builds now because I have a Tiger to build and the FROG GB starts in June. I hope to wrap this up by weekend.
  4. Thanks for the warm welcome guys and the couple of early tips. I followed up on @badger's tip and ordered a replacement barrel (cheers Ben). I've also had a gander at the Ausf. E in the Walkaround section on here which has been useful.
  5. This is not my usual fayre so please don't expect anything too fancy from this build, which will be made as it comes in the box. All tips for simple improvements I can make along the way will be welcome, and so folks, I give you the box and its contents. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  6. A few more of my Airfix builds which were made for last years Airfix The Golden Years GB. First one completed was this Angel Interceptor. The kit was re-scribed and I added a RetroKits interior. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Next up was this Fairey Firefly, the kit exhausts were improved with some short lengths of micro-tubing pushed over the existing plastic. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr followed by this Avro 504 built out of the box, rigged with Uschi van der Rosten thread. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And I rounded things off with this mini diorama of a Bristol Bloodhound by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Here is a final shot of everything together. by John L, on Flickr
  7. Lovely job H. I built one of these many years ago when I had a 1/72 US Navy theme going on, I remember it being a nice kit to put together, but due to a lack of display space, it is now gathering dust on top of a bookcase. I still have a couple of kits in the stash that I didn't get around to at the time, including a Douglas Skywarrior.
  8. The seats look great with the tape belts added bud. The end results just keep getting better and better, I think that you are starting to get the hang of this modelling malarkey.
  9. Fantastic progress Jimbob, and a lot of really nice improvements made on this one. I particularly like your tip for adding the ribbing on the tyres.
  10. I have made some more progress on this since the last update. I have added a set of Eduard's Brassin exhausts, just a bit of a trim at the back to get the fit right and then some satin black as a base for Vallejo's Exhaust Manifold Metal Color and that was it. The undercarriage has been assembled and fixed in place, and this afternoon I added the poppy decals to the starboard side of the fuselage. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Before I started this afternoons decaling session I had a go at touching in some of the poppies on the port side as planned. I used some thinned red paint and, with a two-hairs and a freckle paint brush, carefully painted in the larger petal of those on the roundel. It looks OK, so that will be the POA for this build. by John L, on Flickr
  11. Cheers Julian. Your comment re proportions is not one that I had considered before, and looking at it again, the length of the fuselage does seem disproportionate to the wingspan, the propeller offset gives it an odd look too. But I still think that it is quite a sleek looking aircraft, especially when viewed from side on.
  12. Great job buddy, they look really good together. The Prowler turned out well in the end and you made a great job of adding the wing-fold set. A big thumbs up should go to Domi at RetrokiT for producing these 1/144 detail sets.
  13. Thanks Ray. Funnily enough I looked for a set of RAAF Roulettes decals, but it was proving difficult find the set I was after, so I went for this set from Matterhorn Circle which has a few extra details such as the cooling grills at the back of the aircraft. It also comes with a set of vinyl masks for the white stripes should you wish to paint those. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Thanks very much Adrian. It is a very nice kit to put together, with scope for improvement by adding the missing details such as the wing nav-lights and the mesh cooling grills mentioned above. In my kit, the plastic seemed a little grainy, but a light sand and some Tamiya Primer really smoothed things out.
  14. Fantastic job Julian, and nice to see one in a more unusual scheme. Well done bud.
  15. Thanks @Silenoz. I had re-scribed the lines across the nose but they were not quite deep enough. I have taken your advice and gone over them lightly with a razor saw, which has improved their appearance. Work has continued on the smaller details and I have tried to improve the solid exhausts by hollowing out the ends. I then painted them with some satin black as a base for Vallejo's Exhaust Manifold from their Metal Color range of paints. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Then it was time to add some red the airframe. by John L, on Flickr
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