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About Cheshiretaurus

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    To boldly go where no modeller has gone before..
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    Flying, Sailing, photography, 1:72

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  1. Slow and laggardly work going on, crew names are on and a few other decals, ejection warnings and only a couple of stencils. Need more work drawing (typing) some of the stencils for this, I think I will only do a few prominent ones, just need to decide which ones as they seem to be a little different on some photos over the years. Ive noticed that the aerials have gone walk about, the top fuselage one lost years ago and the lower one last seen on the 8th Jan post, I suspect the carpet monster! So Ive knocked up a few replacement, on the the new
  2. Seconded ! Unfortunately seconded
  3. Thats Brilliant thank you, going to do it in its present marking, those pics are really useful.
  4. Thanks for that info, think what I will do is put all 4 names on it, and probably the same when I do the Meteor eventually.
  5. Bit more of a quick update 'Keep off, areas done. Crew names & stencils next i think, CT
  6. Oops minor error with the shape of the above intake decals, Corrected version is on the right. both now corrected, now a happy CT
  7. A little more progress with the decals tonight, I've redrawn the Keep off areas from those on the Airfix decal sheet to something that more represents those on XH304. Ive changed the shape slightly on some, changed the text font and size and of course they are now black. Here is XX304 And the changes I'll get them printed soon, just have a black cartridge that keeps blocking to sort out first. Regards CT
  8. Would look like a menacing meatbox. Think he meant the RR Meteor engine a derivative of the Merlin for AFVs https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Meteor
  9. Thanks I was wondering if a mk IX would be appropriate for a mkV. I'll have a look.
  10. Im planning to build the shuttleworth collections Spitfire Vc AR501 from the Airfix new tool 1/72 Spitfire Vc, I belive this kit has the parts to make a clipped wing version with a normal air filter. What I also need is a six stack exhaust for it, does anyone havecany recommendations for an after market exhaust? Thanks Mark CT
  11. A little work tonight CFS badges went on and the underwing XH3 decal replaced, The photos show the decal to be very proud of the surface that isn't the case in reality I think its the single light source being 90° from the camera, anyway have some Micro Set doing its work on it as I type. Next I need to draw the No step areas these are the same basic shape as the ones on the Airfix sheet with a couple of differences mainly text positioning and font and they are black not red. I'll use a scan of the Airfix sheet as a starting point and get drawing t
  12. Hopefully will finish the CFS badge tonight. I need to do the crew names. There are 2 names on each side does anyone know if it would be the same names on each side? Ie pilot & crew chief on both sides or would they be different on each side ie 2 pilots names on the left & 2 crew members on the right? I have the crew names for its final flight printed but if there were other names does anyone know what they were back in 1986? Thanks CT
  13. What? Your my mentor Ste, I'm following your lead laggardly ? Oh no another big word I'm going to have to look up. Decal paper & Microscale decal film at the ready Nice pictures thanks for those Rob So I've knocked up the serials and applied them to the wing, Masking tape is to get them 90° to the longitudinal axis and all aligned as they are split around the main gear doors. The XH3 on the left wing seems to have gained a stretched X so I'll replace that decal. In preparation for the CFS bad
  14. Very nicely done and good surface finish, Excellent attention to detail with the double row of fasteners on top of the engine cowl built 3 of this kit a year a go so I know its issues. good job Mark
  15. Hasn't six years gone fast, time I did a bit more on this, The build originally got put on hold as I had found out that a decal company (since defunct) had decals for the vintage pair in the pipeline, It had been confirmed to me by the owner. I was asked not to spill the beans on the project to which I kept my word. So I put the build on hold and waited, and waited, and waited some more. The company made their announcement then I waited a bit more. and the rest is history. the decals never materialised. I build other stuff in the mean time but never really got back to this or
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