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  1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, check this "stunner".... The Breguet 410. It has a number of interesting features, The spoiler behind the pilot, now adopted by Formula 1 to increase downforce. There is a prop to stop the guns in the front turret drooping, now replaced by Viagra Surely after building a greenhouse at the front there would be enough glass to give the pilot a bit of shelter ! Is there a model of this one available ?
  2. Thanks @Pyradus Yes I'm afraid to say a lot of my stash is old enough to count as Fossils, this being one of the original heller offerings. I would really recommend one, they are not expensive, and really cheap if you buy a Smer boxed one ! Cheers Pat
  3. This one https://www.scalemates.com/kits/classic-plane-cpm-70-junkers-ju-390-v-1--137153 You get an entire replacement resin fuselage as well as the wing extensions extra engines, undercarriage etc. Has anyone ever built one ? Cheers Pat
  4. Cheers mate It's really annoying as I was really looking forward to finishing this one. You are definitely a bad influence, my collection of French aircraft continues to grow ! I might have to share a few , with my mate in Africa Cheers Pat
  5. My track record with vacs in GBs isn't great so a chance to make amends here. Here's one I started and didn't finish earlier ! https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235065298-modelland-ambrosini-sai-403-dardo/&tab=comments#comment-3533347 Cheers Pat
  6. Hi @jean Despite extensive search the cockpit remains elusive, it must be in a really safe place ! I might have to scratch build one which of course will allow the original to reappear as soon as its replacement is completed ! Cheers Pat
  7. Added another potential candidate to the list for this GB Resin conversion kit to change the Revell Junkers Ju-290 into a Ju-390 Go large or go home ! And I might be looking for a new one when Mrs Jockney sees the blooming great thing !
  8. You are correct it is at Hendon, but I believe its a Supermarine Southampton, from memory someone was living in it as a houseboat ! Great work Mark, sorry for the build thread drift. Cheers Pat
  9. Thanks mate I do love building something a bit different, and this fits the bill nicely. Cheers Pat
  10. Hi everyone Apologies for not progressing this one, as I've posted elsewhere, I lost my mum last month, so much to do which isn't modelling unfortunately. However I did promise to tell you the story of Jules Verne so, here's the rest of the story... (from Historynet.com) Jules Verne cruised low over the countryside of Mecklenburg as the crew prepared for the navigation challenge of finding their target at night. But as they headed south, they sighted a glow on the horizon: Berlin. Daillière and his crew had expected the capital to have a wartime blackout in force, but much to their surprise it was as brightly lit as in peacetime. The Germans were obviously not expecting an air raid, and certainly not one coming from the direction of the Baltic. Arriving over the eastern suburbs around midnight, Jules Verne simulated a landing approach at Tempelhof Airport in the southern suburbs, then headed north to Tegel. They reached the Siemens-Werke within minutes, and while Yonnet dropped the bombload on the factory, Corneillet and Des champs heaved a dozen incendiary bombs out the passenger door. Yonnet banked sharply, dodging uncoordinated flak bursts and searchlight beams. Instead of heading back to the north, they turned south west, flying an irregular course to confuse the air defences. Jules Verne crossed the French border and passed through the battle zone, landing at Paris Orly at 13:30 on June 8. Daillière and his gallant crew, exhausted but happy, were congratulated by their superiors. Someone needs to make a film of this. Cheers Pat
  11. Brilliant idea getting the cat to bite the resin pieces clear of the carriers, did it take you long to train them how to do this ? Cheers Pat
  12. Thanks @Wulfman I do enjoy building these old kits from the 60's, and am rarely disappointed with how they turn out. Cheers Pat
  13. Wonderful, brings back great memories and now really tempted to build my own. If you want something truly rivet-tastic, I recommend the original Revell Fw200 Condor. You can grate cheese on them ! Cheers Pat
  14. First of all respect for tackling a Magna kit in the first place, then to do it in 1/48 ! You have recreated the brutish look of the original to perfection, congratulations Finally thank you for not posting the WIP, so that no vulnerable adults or children were traumatised as a consequence Cheers Pat
  15. Delighted to see Italian aircraft being built here and as I have a few Supermodel kits it a welcome relief to find you complimenting the fit of the parts. Hopefully that bodes well for my future Cant 1007 builds. Cheers Pat
  16. I built this in the current High Wing GB here on BM, WIP below This was inspired by a mate @jean who once flew in one. Despite being a vintage kit I'm really pleased with how it turned out, I hope you like it. Cheers Pat
  17. Thanks very much, really pleased with how it turned out. Cheers Pat
  18. Well done Dave. Looks like you got the nose weight right after all ! Cheers Pat
  19. Vichy stripes are best done with red decals over a yellow base. Orange and silver eh, it's going to be a real cracker ! Bon chance mon ami Cheers Pat
  20. Great stuff Dennis Is the Sabre locked up in a safe as your pension of have you decided to build it ? Cheers Pat
  21. Great stuff V-P An inspired choice if I may say so Cheers Pat
  22. The big vote is coming up at the end of this month, so if we want this one to make it, then best we muster our votes accordingly
  23. Sounds like the perfect excuse with SWMBO. " With winter coming best I leave my existing kits as part of the insulation so we save on the heating bills and do our bit for the environment !" "Fortunately I've managed to find these other ones which were an absolute bargain "
  24. Oh dear Having now built both the Daimler Benz Jaeger and the Latecoere 298, I'm afraid I'll have to brave the stash, "I may be some time" Cheers Pat
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