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    RAF 1939 - present day, pure and simple.

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  1. Hi everyone and happy new year! For the last 6 months or so I have been in the modelling doldrums, I've lost count of the number of threads that I've started only to loose interest at the early stage of the build. This is a model I stared when it was first released back in 2015 only to shelve it at the first hurdle. Anyway with a new year comes a new enthusiasm for modelling, my wife has allowed me to take over our summer house and convert it into my man cave and I have a real urge to build the RAF airplanes that took part in the Battle of Britain. I already had a Mk.1 Hurricane (this one) and I've bought the Airfix 1/48 Blenheim Mk.1F, Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mk.1 (new tool), Airfix 1/48 Defiant Mk.1 and a Tamiya Beaufighter Mk.VI (I need to look into what it will take to convert it into a Mk1), I'd like to find a good 1/48 Gloster Gladiator and I need to try and finish my 1/48 Eduard Lysander. So, first model first, the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.1. I wont bore folks with sprue shots as the can be found anywhere on the web but I will show the box art of the kit that I'm using, the 2015 release. For the markings I'll use the excellent Xtradecal set X48146 available from Hannants. Whilst I was looking for information on Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 P3675 UF*S I found a build thread on Britmodeller started by Tonyot, it threw open some interesting questions as to the validity of the picture showing UF*S and its rather gaudy markings for a RAF figther during the Battle of Britain. So the aircraft (and picture) in question. Picture credited to Asisbiz. Hawker Hurricane Mk.I UF*S was the regular aircraft assigned to F/L Michael L "Mike" Robinson of No 601 Squadron RAF Exeter during 1940. F/L Robinson claimed 4 a/c destroyed and 1 damaged whilst flying this aircraft until being posted to 238 Sqn on 28th September 1940. Ok to the build, I've added some extra detail to the cockpit (framework and fuselage sides) and I redid the instrument panel using Airscale decals and I've added some lap belts made from masking tape. Since these pictures were taken earlier today I've glued the fuselage to the wings and painted the prop and spinner. Cheers Iain
  2. Great work Edward they both turned out beautifully (I never had any doubt) Here's 'til next time Iain
  3. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Avro Shackleton AEW.2

    Hey Shellie Well I have to say that's looking rather good....When I painted mine to overcome the size of the thing I painted it without the wings on as their fit was so good, in fact I still haven't attached the wings permanently 2 years (I think) after I finished her.. She will be a stunner when you've finished, oh and I like the pre shading too nice one Cheers Iain
  4. Another great build Tony - nice one mate. Iain
  5. (ex)Sgtrafman

    1/18 P51C Mustang ‘Lopes Hope the 3rd’

    Not too shabby I suppose Iain
  6. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Avro Shackleton AEW.2

    Lovely stuff
  7. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk IXc

    Hey everyone Just a couple of pictures to show that I am still plugging (all be it very slowly) away at my Spitfire. I have been concentrating on the cockpit for the past couple of weeks and although I have made some progress there is still a long way to go. The first couple of pictures show the port and starboard fuselage sides. The look pretty wet coz I've just put an oil wash on them and I still need to remove / tidy them up. I also still need to add the cockpit decals / stencils after I have given them a gloss coat followed by some of the Eduard cockpit additions.. Next up a couple of pictures of the fuselage sides tapped together.. And finally the instrument panel which still needs lots of work / finishing.... I still have to finish the IP, seat, rudder pedals, P8 compass and control stick plus I need to decide on either a Sutton QS or QK seatbelt? The plane that I want to replicate was from 1943 anyone any ideas as to which one would be the correct? Cheers Iain
  8. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Avro Shackleton AEW.2

    This is a cracking kit - I built it when it was first released and I'm sure you will do it justice. I'm looking forward to your progress. Cheers Iain
  9. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Off with the Faireys - Fighting Zvezda's Battle

    1/144 - Blimey take away the coin and I'd swear that was 1/72 or bigger! Great work Iain
  10. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Scratchbuilt 1/144 Avro Bison 1A

    Great job - Well done Iain
  11. (ex)Sgtrafman

    1:48 Tamiya Mk1 Supermarine Spitfire

    Hey Gadget From what I've seen the quality of your builds look excellent...that Spitfire looks particularly good! Keep up the good work and I look forward to see more from you. Cheers mate Iain
  12. That Stix is how you build a model! Simply sublime. I struggle to get a finish like that and I use an airbrush Great stuff mate Iain
  13. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Completed models 2012 - Present date

    Thank you! I have lots more in the pipe line they just forever to finish! Cheers bud My pleasure and thanks for the kind words. Hey Stix Thanks mate Iain
  14. (ex)Sgtrafman

    Completed models 2012 - Present date

    Thanks mate - my pleasure