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  1. In an effort to wrap up some projects that have been hanging about for a while I have been steadily plugging away at this over the past few days. A few more small iobs like painting the lights and deciding if I should fit the belly tank or not (the location of which is less than positive) and that should be job done. Here are a few photos of how things stand tonight. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr A brief reminder that the squares on my cutting mat are 1/2 in (approx 12.5mm) just to give a size comparison. Cheers John
  2. Glad to read that the swearing has helped sort the canopy out H. Good start on the on the paint too.
  3. Prior to starting the camouflage painting I had decided that I would need to add the striped decals to the lower surfaces so that I could set out the edges for the Olive Drab panels. After peeling away the film from the decals I brushed on the Olive Drab. I managed to brush on the Dark Green disruptive camouflage over the weekend and tried to make sure that things looked more or less to scale, a couple of areas needed some refinement which is not easy in 1/144. I'll get the rest of the decals on over the next few days which I will probably have to do in stages so that I can remove the film covering from each one to leave a 'painted on' look achievable with this Eduard set. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Back with another update soon John
  4. Great job Colin. I can remember building HMS Victorious when I was 'nowt burra lad' it didn't look as good as yours though. Good luck with the studies. John
  5. Well here we are again, another year and more models finished - not as many as I would have liked but here are those that made it across the line. I hope you enjoy the results. These two builds were a couple of hangovers from the Prototypes, Racers, Research, Record Breakers, Special Schemes mega GB which ran across 2022 - 23 ending in January. The first to be completed was this 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen. And I still haven't managed to get Bertha seated correctly. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Then creeping over the line on deadline day was this Airbus 319 finished in a BEA Red Square scheme to celebrate British Airways 100th Anniversary in the Special Schemes category. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr The next couple of builds were for the Big in Japan GB. I used a two classic Hales boxings of Hasegawa kits for the Panther and Cougar. The Panther was outside the 25% rule to be entered in the group build, but I finished it in the background - hence no link to the build. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Another pair of builds for the Crusaders and Corsairs STGB were the next completions for 2023. The Corsair was finished in a Portugese Air Force special scheme celebrating 64,000 hours in service of the type. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr The Crusader was a straight build out of the box. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr For the Not my Comfort Zone GB I had a go at figure painting, I had painted figures in the past but have never been satisfied with the overall results, This Masterbox US Civil War set of a Yankee Scout and Tracker was my subject choice for the Group Build. There is still some way to go before I am satisfied with my figure painting, but it was good to be able to try and push some techniques a bit more. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr A couple of other builds completed in 2023 had been started for previous group builds but remained unfinished. One build in particular had been on and off the bench many times since I returned to modelling and early on in the year I dragged it out again determined to complete it no matter what this time. This 1/48 Hobbycraft Sea Fury was detailed with a Flightpath set and I finally finished it in April completing it as a RAN example. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And finally I started this Airfix 1/72 scale Spitfire F.Mk.22 for a Blitzbuild in 2022 thinking that it would be a quick and easy build to do. In the end I only wrapped things up in July 2023 by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Due to health issues I haven't done much modelling since October, but I am trying to get back into building again because I have several models that I started in 2023 that I want to complete. They could well be making an appearance in 2024's Yearbook. Regards John
  6. Here are my efforts from the previous Frog Squad GB. I opened up a door and added some extra detail to the interior of this Lynx by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr This 1/72 model of Spirit of St. Louis was from a Frog Gold Token boxing. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And finally this Sea Vixen was built from a Modelcraft repop of the Frog kit. I rescribed the panel lines and added a resin interior (Pavla, I think). by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr
  7. Hi Ally, We moved to Heywood in 1989 and live just off Bury Street, not too far away from Kirkstall Avenue. Small world.
  8. I have made some steady progress with this since returning from Amersfoort. First job was to decide which of the schemes provided in the Eduard kit to choose and my choice was Stalag Luft III/ I Wanted Wings/ Button Nose, a complex scheme to reproduce in 1/144 scale. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr However, always up for a challenge, it was time to get on with the painting. After brushing some interior colour over the canopy I painted the lower surfaces with Xtracrylics Medium Sea Grey and that was followed up with some Ocean Grey to the upper surfaces from the same manufacturer. The only other bits of of painting done are a couple of areas of colour to the nose and rudder. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Next job is to add the disuptive Dark Green patterning and the solid Olive Drab areas on the upper surfaces. More soon. John
  9. Thanks James, We got back safe and sound just before New Year. Thanks a lot H, managed to do a bit more on this since returning as you will see below.
  10. Welcome Alistair. They are a friendly bunch on here and are willing to pass on tips and advice/suggestions which should help you to refine your skills. I look forward to seeing your models in the near future. John (t'other side of the M60)
  11. Good luck H, looking forward to watching this ones progress. John
  12. Yes, and you would still have room to peel a Satsuma. 😂🤣🤤
  13. Watching with interest H, I think that I have a Revell version of this (it's definitely a small scale X-wing) so it will be good to see how this goes together.
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