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bombernut

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    Bombers! RAAF in the UK, RAF in general, but especially 1930s to 1960s. Sometimes dabble with Regia Aeronautica and Luftwaffe and the occasional target - tanks. I have a fair number of aircraft carrier and battleship kits that I might build one day!

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  1. That is beautiful! I love the purposeful, rakish look of Japanese destroyers. And don't they look good when they get wound up with their sterns lucked down and bone in their teeth. Great job, Matt
  2. Great result. Hope my RN version comes off the shelf of doom soon and scrubs up that well. Cheers, Matt
  3. Oh, I like that very much Neil. Are those the kit's JT3Cs? I've read, possibly on this Forum, that they are oversized. Those ones look good to me. Lovely job, Matt
  4. That old Airfix Mk.V scrubs up well doesn't it. Lovely job! Matt
  5. No, I didn't say did I! 1/72 the pair of them. Cheers Matt
  6. Hi Mike, Many thanks. I think the easiest way to make sure you have the demarcation right is to paint the white first, then carefully cut the decals out and lay them on the model in the correct position. Then lightly mark underneath this a pencil and move your masking up a bit beyond that, noting that the cheat line narrows towards the nose and tail. The trickiest part is the zig-zag, but if you get the main line and the point that it breaks back right, you should be OK. I'll have to do the same on my VC-10 very soon, and on my Argosy when I get around to doing that. Thanks everyone else for all your kind remarks. Very pleased to have brought back so many fond memories. Matt
  7. I couldn't agree more Steve. Very seriously considering a retro Qantas scheme for a 737-800, and just now painting a VC.10 C.1. Will post that when it's done. Cheers, Matt
  8. Thank you. The Owl reference for the FuG 202 is aftermarket resin and photo etch. No kit, but judging by the finesse of the photo etch, it would be a fine kit were they to make one. Cheers, Matt
  9. The title says it all, and Photobucket seems to be behaving quite well today! Cheers, Matt
  10. Morning from Canberra on ANZAC Day Here are a couple of Luftwaffe twins that lived on the shelf of doom for years. I think I started both when I still lived in Sydney, so we're looking at close to twenty years ago! Had no end of trouble with silvering on the Ta154. So much so I'm going to have another crack at the wing crosses some time. Cheers, Matt The Me 410 is the Fine Molds kit, which despite a few fit issues, comes up well. This one is from 14./KG2 in France in 1944 And the Ta154 is Hasegawa's kit, using the Owl photoetch FuG 202 aerials
  11. Those of us who have seen Min's models in the plastic know the rest of you are in for a rare treat. Good to see you posting to Britmodeller Min. This Finback is a really nice job. Cheers, Matt
  12. Hi there, So it seems Photobucket hosts stuff for free again. That being so, I'll try and add some photos of a selection of recently finished twins just to see if it works properly...enjoy! Airfix Blenheim IVf - 404 Squadron RCAF Airfix Beaufighter TFX - 489 Squadron RNZAF Airfix Beaufighter Mk.XXI - 31 Squadron RAAF Fujimi Nakajima J1N1-S - 302 Kokutai Hasegawa Kugisho P1Y1-S - 302 Kokutai And finally, Hasegawa Kugisho P1Y2-S factory fresh prototype Well, that seems to have worked. Only had to verify my email address 13 times! Cheers, Matt
  13. Hi Tony, It seems an age (probably is really) since I've posted anything, but it seems no-one (may be mistaken) has noticed that Trumpeter would have you believe the Albacore flies tail first. The Taurus engine, like all Bristol products I know of, turns clockwise when viewed from head on. So in my book they've made a complete hash of what to me is the most obvious aspect of a prop driven aircraft. That aside you're doing a terrific job as per usual. Never fail to marvel at your brush finishes! Cheers, and Merry Christmas, Matt
  14. Hi JB, A cracking build, and really nicely weathered. I've started one of these, but it's making slow progress with all the other things I start! You're right about your aerial - it looks like a fairly slack forestay! It will need replacing, but stretch sprue does work well. When I stretch it in the first place I use one quick movement to stretch the sprue and I keep my arms spread until it is cool, taut and relatively straight. If I'm quick I can get a full arm-span length. I then measure the length required and cut it as close as possible with a mm or two spare. When glued in place (do one end at a time) and set you then have to heat it so it resumes as much as it can its original shape - like heat treating a small dent in a car. I heat the handle end of a small rat tail file over a candle and when it's hot enough (hot to the touch about 6cm from the tip) hold it 1-2cm under the middle of the sprue. It'll sag slightly and then spring back taut. Have a look at my Halifax here - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982736-halifax-iii-revellairfix-amalgam/ This is stretch sprue and quite a bit longer than on your He111. Give it a go and let us know how it went. Cheers, Matt
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