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  1. a very nice kit for it's age, and a superb piece of modelling! Great work, very impressive.
  2. Thanks everyone! Appreciate all the comments and compliments
  3. Jetmads 1/32nd scale Viggen. What can I say? An impressive model. Very well engineered and very well presented! Resin is brittle, so careful handling required at all stages. Camouflage, it had to be done in fields and meadows! was achieved with Humbrol enamels and a lot of masking tape! I have always loved this aeroplane and now I have one in 1/32nd scale, well I am very, very happy. Thanks for looking Angelo
  4. Once again, thank you very much for all your comments. They are very much appreciated Happy new year, and happy modelling
  5. Thank you all very much! Hope you have all had a great Christmas, and have a happy new year, and stay safe! Cheers, Angelo
  6. Thank you all very much! Hope you have all had a great Christmas, and have a happy new year, and stay safe! Cheers, Angelo
  7. Thank you all very much! Hope you have all had a great Christmas, and have a happy new year, and stay safe! Cheers, Angelo
  8. Somehow I've managed to finish 23 builds in one year... Maybe I need a hobby!! First off is Zvezda's Brand new 1/72 C-130! Absolutely smashing kit. Next off the mark is Heller's old 1/72 Nord Noratlas, still nice despite its age, and taping decals to a window to solve the yellowing... Changing things up a bit, I went with Amusing Hobby's 1/35 Centurion AVRE After which I decided to have a therapeutic camouflage session with Trumpeter's 1/48 SM.79 Followed by nearly sanding through the fuselage halves to get the Special Hobby 1/48 Barracuda's cockpit to fit! For something a bit bigger I went with HK's new 1/48 B-17F with the nose art being hand painted Still thinking big, and with the crazy camos still in mind, I converted Revell's 1/32 Ju-88 to a night fighter with AIMs conversion set Then having caught the Gerry Anderson Bug I decided 2 Thunderbird 2's would be in order, and maybe the hangar to show one off in... Still not having Kicked the Gerry Anderson Theme, I made a Moon Mobile from UFO, scratchbuilt. Jumping back into reality I then tackled the New Whirlwind F.1 by Special Hobby in 1/32 Joined then by the Roden 1/32 Skymaster Here's Hasegawa's 1/48 Phantom FGR.2 Followed by the Kittyhawk (RIP) 1/48 Kaman Super Seasprite Jumping back to the RAF Theme though, I went ahead with Kinetics new 1/48 Harrier GR.1/3 Joined by the Airfix 1/48 TSR.2 And the Old Monogram 1/48 F-16 Deciding the F-16 and 1/48 TSR.2 weren't enough in terms of plastic wrestling, I then tackled the old Airfix 1/48 Jaguar Followed by the Classic Airframe's 1/48 Gannet, because who said modelling was easy? Taking a break from kits which fit where they touch, I went ahead with a 22' Eagle Transporter Then decided to ease myself back in to 1/48 aircraft with a new 2021 Airfix Chipmunk though it decided to have a bit of a fight going together too... Though the 1/48 Gnat gave less of a fight! And then why not, I might as well have a fight with an airfix 1/48 buccaneer too! I certainly count myself lucky this year, in having such a safe and healthy one, as well as being in the position to spend so much time at the bench as well. I decided to challenge myself to a few more challenging kits this year and I have certainly enjoyed it! As this year comes to a close, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a happy and healthy new year, and an apology to anyone who received an RSI from having to scroll this far (Sorry!!) May we all have many more enjoyable years at the bench! Thanks Angelo
  9. Having picked up a bit of an RAF Bug I decided to go rooting through the stash for my old Airfix Buccaneer. The kit was a gift from my Brother and much to my delight (or torture depending on how you look at it!) there were 2 whole kits in the box so I have a feeling an Early RN S.2 is on the books... This kit however was destined to be an RAF Brick from the outset. I used Pavla's nice little cockpit set to spruce up the interior and a lot of patience getting the rest to fit!! However, once victory was mine, I used Mr. Colour Acrylics to paint the aircraft, and employed pre-shading to vary the tone. Following this I mainly weathered with oils and picked out the details in Humbrol enamel. To finish the model off, I sprayed the aircraft in Xtracolour Enamel Matte Varnish in order to add to the weathered affect. Thanks for looking, Angelo
  10. This is Airfix's Gnat which I purchased soon after finishing my Chipmunk (Found Here on RFI) and getting a taste for the training scheme. Overall this aircraft is a lovely kit, and went together nicely. The detail out of the box is superb and thus I kept this to an out of the box build for the most part. I painted her using Tamiya Acrylics, followed by a weathering down lightly using mainly oil paints. Finishing up, I went in with a Tamiya Semi-Gloss Varnish. Overall I highly enjoyed this build, and the Gnat makes a nice little stable mate for my Chippie, which may form part of what seems to be a collection of RAF trainers if I can get my hands on a Hawk! Many thanks for looking, Angelo
  11. This is Airfix's new Chipmunk. I have fond memories of this type from having my first flight experience in one of these as an air cadet! I still have my old logbook somewhere so I would dearly love to get another 'Chippie' to do as one I flew in. I built the aircraft out of the box, bar adding some Kitsworld Decal seatbelts. The Kitsworld set additionally came with 3D decals for the instrument panel but I omitted these on account of the actual panel being the wrong colour, some dodgy green, therefore I decided to stick with the 2D but more accurate kit decals. Overall the kit was nicely detailed but the kit was questionable in some areas, I found each assembly needed to be accurately put together as the tolerances weren't forgiving when coming to add on the next part or sub-assembly. The model was painted using all Tamiya acrylics, and the kit decals were employed too. The model was lightly weathered, mainly with oils, before finishing off with a semi-matt gloss from Tamiya. Here she is along with Airfix's Gnat in the same scale Many Thanks for looking, Angelo
  12. Superb! Airfix, and others, really need to sort out a new kit of this! Excellent work
  13. Round 2's 22" (1/48th scale Eagle) A superb kit of an iconic design. Painted as a rescue variant. Thanks for looking Angelo
  14. Round 2's 22" (1/48th scale Eagle) A superb kit of an iconic design. Painted as a rescue variant. Thanks for looking Angelo
  15. HMS Ark Royal R09 in 1/350th scale, 3D printed model: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HMS-Ark-Royal-R09-1-350-aircraft-carrier-waterline-model-ship-kit-/133928293614?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0&fbclid=IwAR1KjL5pYEzyXZZKrJJk5nkVmrEJmJGp-JQF3JVZTsf9uwUpRWEw4RNXkP0
  16. Once again, Thank you all very much for all your comments and compliments, greatly appreciated . Angelo
  17. Thanks! Means a lot coming from a former Jaguar pilot! Thank you all for all your comments & compliments, greatly appreciated
  18. This is the Classic Airframes Fairey Gannet in 1:48th Scale. I added some etched seat belts, but everything else is out of the box.. It is a typical Classic Airframes kit, some heavy plastic with nicely detailed resin parts. A definite tail sitter, needing lots of nose weight to get her to sit on her undercarriage properly! Painted with Tamiya acrylics. Thanks for looking Angelo.
  19. That is a lovely looking Jaguar! Great scheme and very nicely weathered .
  20. This is the Airfix kit, 1:48th of the SEPECAT Jaguar. It's a bit rough and ready, but a nice simple kit. I added a resin cockpit from Pavla, some resin exhausts and wheels, and the nose probe is a brass item from Master. The decals are a combination of the kits, Xtradecal & Kits World. Painted with Mr Color acrylics. Thanks for looking Angelo
  21. HL-10

    Gloster Meteor F3/F4

    Thanks for the information
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