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Michaelvk last won the day on January 9 2014

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  1. I guess it's back to the Revell AT-AT with all its foibles, I suppose. Such a pity. I would've easily have gotten two of DML's offerings..
  2. Something that made us all excited was Dragon's announcement and 3D printed tests of their Star Wars kits.. But they've gone worryingly dark on any updates. Am I right in thinking they've got licensing issues?
  3. Thank you! If I remember correctly I first started with Alclad aluminium, then bands of Alclad hot exhaust blue, then washes of Citadel devlan mud and nuln oil (sparingly with the latter).. i really should write these processes down..
  4. Lovely build and an excellent way to do prop blur. Those cartoonish PE ones just look ridiculous to me. This is a far better solution.
  5. What a shame.. She was gorgeous.. And tragically fitting the RNZAF rounded has a flightless bird on it...
  6. Thank you! lets put it this way.. They're airbrush ready and I did the camo pattern freehand with the only masking being the demarcation with the Sky type S..
  7. Well, it took me all of six months, but here she is.. Airfix' 1:48 Spitfire Mk.I. I used a HGW harness and painted it with Alclad Mil-Spec, which, apparently, is as close as dammit to the real wartime deal.. One day I may find the inclination to add an aerial.. Pics taken under sketchy lighting with a phone.. I used Vallejo for the interior colour and find it a bit too green for my tastes. The Alclad Mil-Spec is a much closer match (on the hatch)
  8. Apparently 49% of the airframe was welded nickel steel. The raised panel lines may be weld seams.. Source: http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/mig-31/
  9. For £3 to £4 more you can get the vastly superior, though less playable, Bandai Y-wing. However the rerelease of the classic large scale AT-AT and Imperial shuttle is great news..
  10. Screen accurate is a bit of a tricky one, as prior to CGI there were various sizes which varied in detail. With this kit, however, the sidewalls are too tall, especially compared to the Finemolds/Revell masterclass(?) version. I'd say it's a more accurate version than the old AMT/ERTL one.
  11. I painted the parts on the sprues prior to assembly. It lends itself very well to that. There were a few decals that needed placing, but overall there was zero masking involved, which is nice.
  12. Very nice! I might get myself one to go with the 1:72 Slave 1 I've got waiting in the wings..
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