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  1. Not much into sci-fi, but this is one model right outa the box !! [ oooh ! see what I did there !.........soreeeee! ] Rog
  2. These are great little kits for working on while something on a {larger] kit is drying. Not that they are by any means "shake 'n' bake", there's always a fair bit of clean-up to do, as with any limited run kit. The subject matter is always interesting. I'm working on their Mig-8, an experimental canard-winged design of the mid-40s, having recently completed the Stearman-Hammond Y-1 and one of the Bristol M.1C's. They build up into nice little models. Oooh I see the @general melchett has built the Lee-Richards........must get one ! Rog
  3. You've got his "thousand yard stare" down to a "T". A very nice build and subject. Rog
  4. What, the Pelican ? You couldn't mix that up with anything..........! Rog
  5. Coming along very nicely, @zebra, nothing like having a few heavy lifters in the collection. Can't believe how many models you manage to have on the go and not get [too] mixed up. Best........Rog
  6. Ah ! Halton, where, as a spotty air cadet in the early 60's, I undertook glider training [ Slingsby Mk 1's, Sedburghs ] with a view to a licence. Somehow passed, despite being nearly chucked off the course for attempting a 90 degree turn at......er........not much height. Never heard the words "I have control" delivered in such a terse manner.......! followed by a justifiable rollicking ! Forced to spend the rest of the afternoon studying principles of flight while the rest of the guys were flying. My brother, on the same course, never finished as he had a contretemps with a car, on the little stone bridge abutting the airfield, which flung him and motorbike into the parapet, thankfully not over it, and he ended up in Amersham Hospital with a broken leg. Memories of watching couples engaging in horizontal foxtrots in the cornfields below, and occasions when the instructor would shoot hares from the rear cockpit of the Slingsby.......... Seems a bloody long time ago now....... Rog
  7. That's a stunning tribute to your two dogs @Corsairfoxfouruncle, for which I sympathise wholeheartedly. In 2019, we lost our Great Dane "Tully" and 3 months later, "Teddy" a Golden Retriever x Shepherd, so I feel your pain. Both beautiful models and the decals are a great recommendation for @Timmas' work. Rog
  8. Oh WOW !! What a great model of this unusual aircraft ! I'm building the same model, and in the same livery and if it comes out anywhere as good as yours, I'll be pretty pleased. Wish you'd do a "work in progress" for your models, @Fuad. Rog
  9. Very nice Stringbag ! Blimey !! I've just finished one of these in 1/48 and that was tricky enough ! No way could I fiddle about with rigging one in 72. And next time I'll fold the wings too. Rog
  10. Further to my post above, Eugen @ Dora Wings advises that the pedals part was not formed, by error but a p/e part was included instead. My kit is missing the p/e part and a new part is on its way. As suggested above, other purchasers might like to check their kits. Cheers, Rog
  11. Purchasers of the 1/48 kit may want to check if part A9, cockpit control pedals is missing from the sprue. Before contacting Dora Wings, I checked with a fellow modeller who, I knew, had bought the kit and he too was missing the part. I've just pinged an email to Eugen and hope for their usual good service in supplying the missing part. Rog
  12. I'm looking forward to the anecdotes as much as the build ! Rog
  13. ........and the humungous red phaeton ? Looks like a Duesenberg. Rog.
  14. I use two Iwatas, for general use, and the most used, a HP-C Plus with 0.4 needle/nozzle, works first time, every time, totally reliable [said he, now touching wood........] and an HP-B Plus with 0.3 n/n for fine and detailed work. The former I've used since I came back to modelling over 10 years ago and gets used at least 3 times a week, if not more. Gets a full strip down and clean once a month in an ultrasonic cleaner and has performed faultlessly. The latter has less use but again, performs faultlessly. Cleaning is done on an "as required" basis. I've tried many different brands of friends airbrushes and come back to my Iwatas every time. Said friends always swear by their own brand, of course, but they have yet to convince me to change brands. HTH Rog
  15. Looks pretty damn good from where I'm sitting ! Surly looking sod ain't he ! I doff me hat with deep respect for those who can make a bust, especially of this size, looks even remotely "humanoid". I can tackle 1/72 & 1/48 aircrew, they need little more than a relatively accurate job considering they're generally an adjunct to the model. Proper figure work demands skills beyond my shaky arthritic hands and feeble eyesight, not to mention aptitude. On the strength of that, I'll give it at least an 8 ! Rog PS I'm guessing the "P" is silent, as in bathwater..........
  16. G'day, Russ, from Victoria, the Lockdown State ! Seems so many of us sing from the same song sheet regarding our modelling journey, juvenile glue fingermarks and slapped on decals, then the trials of teen years, marriage, mortgage 'n' kids, and finally, in later years, a bit of time on our hands to rediscover this old hobby of ours, only to find the whole show has changed out of sight ! My main interest is aircraft, the more obscure the better, plus motorbikes from the days of yore. Thusfar only been able to track down Esci/Iterleri wartime and the odd race bike; I know my limitations when it comes to getting the right finish on modern bikes. Rog
  17. The finishing line is in sight, and what a good result on the decals ! Rog
  18. I sincerely hope that only your stomach was " going to be hard"............ And I bet you enjoyed every minute of it !! Great to see you're back.....and front ! You've got a hectic social life lined up for the next few weeks. Rog
  19. Echoing the recommendation to reserve the use of these cutters for styrene, and not heavier plastic, may I add to the latter the plastic that holds clear parts. It's much heavier than normal sprue plastic as I found to my cost, having used new Godhand cutters to do just that, and was most put out to see the thinner of the two blades sitting on the cutting mat and separate from the body of the cutters. Best part of A$100 down the drain !! :o{
  20. Yay !! the Martian's back ! All's right with the world. What a great looking bit of continuation.
  21. Another masterpiece from your bench, Julian @zebra, and , for a so-so kit, you've made a great job of it. The Britannia has such a classic and elegant profile, imho. Rog
  22. greetings from an Oz former Ricky-ite to the best modelling site on the web. Where [roughly] in Watford ? Rog
  23. I'm getting no pictures, just the little blue square with its question mark...........???
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