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SimonL last won the day on January 10

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  1. Many thanks. Not sure at this point - need to go an see a specialist Another stalled build, hope to finish in July when I have some time off. This is the SEAC markings boxing of the new Airfix kit - so far its gone together pretty well. Just baulked at the window masking stage. I have actually purchased a mask set for this kit. Doing it out of the box as I am sucker for SEAC markings. Many thanks - and it is!
  2. Thanks for all the kind comments.
  3. Here is my 1/48 Airfix Hurricane finished the Hurricane Mk 1 fitted with tropical equipment presented to Australia by the UK government in 1941. The aircraft officially had the serial A60-1, however flew with its RAF number of V7476 throughout its career, information about which can be found at the following website: http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a60.htm I also found information on the markings from the review of an Aussie Decals sheet for this aircraft at the Aussiemodeller website: http://www.aussiemodeller.com.au/pages/Reviews/Decals/A48060Hurricane.html. Paints are a combination of Tamiya rattle cans and brush painted Tamiya and Italeri acrylics. Build thread can be found here; https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235031997-airfix-148-hurricane-mk-1-in-raaf-colours/& Apologies for the dodgy photos, weather outside just too bad to take photos outside as I normally do. And updated with some photos outside:
  4. Finally got around to finishing this (some work and health issues). Made a bit of botch of the windscreen, but pretty happy with how this turned out. More photos to follow in RFI. Thanks for following, and thanks to @rob Lyttle for the useful info during the build.
  5. SimonL

    HMAS AE2 - Submarine - Scratchbuilt

    I was at WASMEx at the weekend - I’m just in awe of the work you scratchbuilders do. Congratulations!
  6. Sorry, I have been AWOL for the last few months (lots of things prevented me getting to the model bench), ans have only just noticed this resurgence of interest in something I posted in 2017. Thank you all for the kind reactions and comments. Many thanks, and yes that was one of the last builds I did using photobucket. I’ll see if I can get it updated in the next week or so. Any luck with Airfix? Many thanks! Thanks Tony, high praise indeed! And the same again! Thank you Stix. Yes, gorgeous aircraft. Thanks Bob. Ah, the Tamiya mossie - a world of difference to the Airfix kit! Keen to build the fighter version at some point. Thanks!
  7. On the finals stages now, resisting the temptation to rush things. Finished off the decals with the stencils from the kit and the serial from the spares box. A brushed on coat of Italeri Acryl Gloss clear and then a bit of a panel wash with some oils - not too much though as I want to keep this one relatively clean. Just the canopy and undercarriage to go, and some minor bits and pieces. Considering her armament had possibly been removed, would the gunsight have been removed as well?
  8. Thanks. I filled the ports and then brush painted a rectangle of Italeri flat aluminium over them, to represent a metal plate or doped fabric. Probably not terribly accurate, but I think it looks better than leaving it bare.
  9. Some slight adjustments to the paint scheme, to take account of the “dog-kennel”, plus anti glare panel and the main painting is now done (thanks @rob Lyttle) Time for decals. First -the main blue and white markings, scavenged from a couple of old Aeromaster sheets for Aussie Beaufighter and Spitfires. I’ll get to the smaller markings and serials another day. Really pleased with how this one is coming together.
  10. Oh very nice! Love the paint job. And the base is great!
  11. Thanks Rob, that’s very helpful. Looks like some of my masking was unnecessary! Should be a relatively simple fix. Thanks! It’s a fun build, that’s for sure.
  12. Hmmm, thanks Robert. Would that be the area immediately behind the cockpit?
  13. Been a bit busy to post progress, but there has been some. First a coat of Tamiya fine white primer from a rattle can. Went down very well, I would be tempted to use this as my normal white from now on. Just a few places needed attention, before and touch ups with primer before I sprayed the silver base colour (again a rattle can - Tamiya AS12) The observant will note I have changed my approach to masking the cockpit - I got significant overspray in the cockpit using tape which will need to be fixed. So I tried plasticine, which worked pretty well. The next step after some masking was to brush paint the fabric parts of the air frame with Italeri Acryl Matt Aluminium. It looks a bit stark from some directions, but subtler from others. Here it is after a brushed on coat of Italeri Acryl Gloss Clear. Next step, decals!
  14. Forgot to take a photo until I was done, but process of attaching the wings to the fuselage wasn’t as fraught as I thought it would be. Just a bit of filler needed here and there. Here is the state of play at the moment - next step priming to see whether I have missed anything.