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Peter Lloyd

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    Deloraine, Tasmania or Arras, France. Depends where the sun is.

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  1. Accurate Armour set a high standard at the time- at a price. It's really depressing that the country that invented the tank only built one good one- a really good one... too late for WW2 service. Not for nothing did David Fletcher call his book The Great Tank Scandal.
  2. Possibly the best execution of the 'chipping' technique I have ever seen. Thanks for your excellent explanation.
  3. Peter's Ju-87A, Special Hobby 1/72 scale kit. Build thread is HERE
  4. Hello again. This beastie is finished and up in the gallery. Today involved lots of fitting of the detail parts, so not really any new photos. These included: The defensive MG- with PE sights, a little overscale being plastic and perhaps an aftermarket MG15 or barrel would do justice to the finesse of the kit. PE dive brakes,- I ignored the etch mounts and made some plastic ones. The pitot- SH give you two plastic pieces and a small PE part, I thinned down the supplied main tube, and used stretched sprue for the rest. Tailwheel, bomb cradle and underside window
  5. Another stunning bomber Neil, and you make it seem so easy. Please consider my hat well and truly doffed.
  6. I especially like well-known aircraft in unexpected schemes. The Spit XVI is so graceful but it's a shame they usually clipped the wings on them.
  7. I thought I might leave this here: Fred Gassit was an anarchist cartoon character who appeared each fortnight in Australian Motorcycle News for many years. It is not entirely pee-cee, and all the Gassits were put up on the net by their author, who was inspired by a mixture of Commando comics and 'People' magazine.
  8. Great build and your 'beginners mistakes' are ones I make on almost every build. I'm glad you didn't do Rudel's plane*: having read his biography he was, unquestionably, one of the great warriors of WW2. But also an unlikeable unrepentant Nazi. But, I suppose not many great fighting soldiers were cut out for decency or thinking. Quite fitting he flew Stukas, along with the MP40 and the Tiger tank, one of those really emblematic weapons of Hitler's war machine. (* Not that building a model implies anything resembling approval, of course.)
  9. Well done, the epitome of the Stuka and I am jealous of your skills with the brush.
  10. Hello again and thanks for looking. Perhaps the trickiest part of this model is assembly of the Fowler flaps, with three struts and two balance weights per side. They are fine mouldings though necessarily over-scale, and in the interests of strength [and laziness] I did not reduce them. The instructions only gesture at where these actually go, there is a scrap view indicating the balance weight location. There are very fine indications on the surface of the model and the flaps showing the attachment points. These will be left off until the end as they will be extreme
  11. Scholars and gentlemen here for sure. If can't get the fuselage and bomb bay doors resolved to my fairly low standards, I might break open one of my Revell kits and put the wings on that. Not giving up just yet. Many thanks for everyone's interest so far.
  12. I had a good look at your build before I opened the box, Neil, and will be relying on your advice to save many dramas. My kit seems to be identical to yours in all respects, and I will tackle the undercarriage in a similar way. I am firming up to the idea of modelling L7284, EM-D. Although promiscuously photographed, I am yet to see a photo conclusively showing the tailplane, but all evidence is it was the narrower version and it is within the first batch. Lacking the mid-upper turret, Robert Kirby's research suggests a wooden fairing was made to cover the position.
  13. Speaking of colours, I will be using Tamiya and Gunze Aqueous. RLM 61 will be a mix of Tamiya XF64 'Red Brown' and Gunze M66 'RLM 79'; RLM 62 will be Tamiya XF65 'Field Grey'; RLM 63 will be depicted with Tamiya XF25 'Light Sea Grey'. The canopy is typical Special Hobby, thin and clear with matte, subtle framing. There is a sort of mould line around the top of the 'tub' it fits onto, which I mostly left in place. Some slight scraping was necessary to get the canopy to sit down, material being removed in the areas shown by the arrows.
  14. Some sort of trick of the light Cliff, no paint on this one yet.
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