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    To boldly go where no modeller has gone before..
  • Birthday 05/20/1971

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    Flying, Sailing, photography, 1:72

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  1. These are sold as Dental Vacuum forming machines perfect for small parts such as canopys, had one for a few years UK seller https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dental-Molding-Former-Thermoforming-Vacuum-Forming-Material-Machine-220V-UK/223769090638 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Excellent-Quality-Forming-Machine-Equipmem/dp/B00ZTZNCRO
  2. Red Bull Mig 17 NX117BR Flown by the late Bill Reesman in the USA airshow circuit. Aircraft is now in the Planes of fame museum, Chino, CA Kit:- Airfix 1:72 Mig 17F Paints:- MRP, Alclad, Humbrol Satin Cote. Decals:- Ebay cottage industry seller. Stars replaced with smaller ones cut on a Silhouette cutter. After market:- Ejection seat and smoke pods from same seller as decals Master models brass pitot & guns Eduard canopy mask.. Scratch build 3D printed nose pitot, under fuselage antenna, under wing antenna, ejection seat firing handle. Brass
  3. Mustang Mk IV KM262 Dooleybird flown Flt Lt Arthur 'Joe' Doley No.19 Squadron at RAF Acklington 1945 Scale 1:72 Kit Airfix P51D with Freightdog Mustang IV resin conversion Decals inspired from Matchbox kit but used Model Alliance sheet, Roundels from Academy P51B, Overwing roundels & nose checks/spinner airbrushed Stencils from Airfix P51D , Home printed Inkjet decals for propeller logos Paint MRP / Alclad Weathering Flory grey wash, Mig oil brushers, Tamiya weathering masters, AK wethering pencils. Matt clear coat MRP Aftermarket, Eduard Canopy ma
  4. Mustang P51B 42-106448 The Hun Hunter 'Texas flown Henry William Brown 334th squadron 355th fighter group at RAF Steeple Morden 1944 Scale 1:72 Kit Academy P51B Decals from Airfix P51B Kit & home inkjet printed, Codes painted Paint MRP Weathering Flory grey wash, Mig oil brushers, Tamiya weathering masters, AK weathering pencils. Matt clear coat MRP Aftermarket, Eduard Canopy mask. Little lens landing light Scratch built Landing light cover from OHP film, Canopy door hinges, Aerial & brass tube guns. Part of a quad of Mustangs
  5. Mustang P51B 43-12214 Rebel Queen flown F/O Fred Glover 336th squadron 4th fighter group at RAF Debden 1944 Scale 1:72 Kit Academy P51B Decals from Academy Kit & home inkjet printed Paint MRP Weathering Flory grey wash, Mig oil brushers, Tamiya weathering masters, AK wethering pencils. Matt clear coat MRP Aftermarket, Eduard Canopy mask. Little lens landing light Scratch built Landing cover from OHP film, Canopy door hinges, Aerial & brass tube guns. Part of a quad of Mustangs in the current Mustang group bu
  6. Open canopies usually look great on most types, but something has been bugging me on this one but wasn't sure how to fix it. Its those giant 4 inch blocks of plastic representing the hinges. On this video from Kermit Weeks it can be seen how they should look. I'm going to cut off the blocks and replace the cockpit ledge with some plasticard and rod representations. Ive cut a strip of 0.125mm card 1.5mm x 10mm and scribed line down the middle. Next I glued 2 pieces of 0.3mm rod 1mm long for the hinges. This was fiddly to
  7. I used ALC106 white aluminium but I think it works on any of the low shine Alclads. Give it a try and see what works. Also it is very good for varying the shades using tiny trace amounts of black, white, Grey or colour for different panels on NMF aircraft. CT
  8. Very nice. Good glossy finish.
  9. Yes Alclad 2 can be tinted with Humbrol enamel. I haven't tried other paints but that doesn't mean others wont work. This only works with the low shine Alclads The high shine Alclad just turns in an unusable mess in the mixing cup instantly.
  10. All the best projects are not finished on time. A new ship might still be being completed when it enters service or released from a re fit.
  11. Removed the mirror this morning, (I had used gator glue) Respray and glued back on All happy its corrected, I just need to do the landing light on the Dooley bird next and also wonder if I should fit aerial wires and if so what arrangement, there were many! Difficult to see as they dont show very well on 1940s photos. CT
  12. Great. But I cant see it on the GB calendar.
  13. Thanks for the comments during the build. Actually on reflection I may have made and error there, The Hunters mirror is white and I had in my mind I had also seen a pic of the Queen mirror being white, I'm mistaken, I've just looked at this pic and my best guess is now olive drab. Will have to change mine now. Regards CT
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