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  1. Bill According to Scalemates this was a new tool in 1998 and has since been reboxed by Heller and Italeri in more recent times. JP
  2. A placeholder if I may, while I finish off two builds for the ANZAC GB and progress two more for the Anything but Plastic GB. Acquired this kit in Spain before they changed from pesetas to Euros - so a while ago! Using this years various group builds to shape what I am making in 2021 and now a fine excuse to build this one. Will be Spanish AF but not done any research yet. Box shot only as I haven't even opened the contents. Cheers JP
  3. Davey your Vega Gull looking very smart. Like the 1/48 version the glazing proving to be more difficult than it need be. You say nav lights to be added - are these clear or, as in the 1/48 version, solid?? JP
  4. Progress and racing to completion on both Proctor and Vega Gull. Apologies I should have posted before now but here we are up to date. Proctor all together now with canopy/cockpit being put together. Unneccesarily comes in 6 pieces and with the Proctor, a part that is not correct as far as I can tell. As you can see I glued each side to the main fuselage and then the front main cockpit window. I found the 2 rear sections too tall for the fuselage, so the usual fettling. Not 100%, but its acceptable for my standards. Here you can see the
  5. Not much time spent modelling this week but here is Sunday afternoon progress. I carefully aligned the wings and fuselage and went for it with the 'sets too quickly' superglue gel. Tailplane on as well. Then filled the big gaps which will be sanded back and no doubt filled and sanded before an acceptable concealment of the joins is achieved. Using Humbrol filler, which gets a bad name, but seems to be sand-able and not too hard or too soft. No idea if it should be used with resin but it appears to adhere well..... Undersides
  6. I think the Mikromir kit is much more sophisticated and plastic of course. Heritage resin is warped here m there but that is expected - will bend back with assistance of hot water!
  7. Steve Heller instructions are a joy and their kits straightforward compared to some of the stuff I build....
  8. Alexey Cheers - hopefully my build will inspire..... Regards John
  9. Unusually for me I planned my years intended builds by looking at the Britmodeller group builds for the 2021 and worked out which ones I wanted to join. So here is my second non injection GB entry - a F-RSIN resin kit of the lovely post war Languedoc airliner in Air France colours. My plan hopefully coming together later in the year with another 144 airliner for the French Fancy GB, again in Air France colours. So here we have it - simple looking kit with minimal number of parts Box and decals Fuselage and winds - two pieces - bonus!
  10. Steve - I couldn't remember any issues at all with the kits - so checking the pictures I think the bulkhead sits in the lower section - as long as your does then it should be fine. Hope that helps, JP
  11. Unusually I listed my planned build for 2021 and I looked through the BM Group Builds and 'Anything but Injection' appealed to me to make something different. So whilst the Anzac GB continues, and my two entries are gradually reaching completion, its time to jump into another GB! So I offer up the Heritage Aviation 1/48 DH88 Comet racer in resin and white metal as a qualifying entry. One of the local modellers recently built the Micromir version and made a great job of it and I know it will take a bit of patience to get the resin version anywhere near to that, but I'm aiming for a
  12. Pat I've been a bit latchy with posting pics - both kits taking longer than they should due to poor instructions.... Any way the Vega Gull glazing is on and painted and you can see a reasonable degree - at least you can see the fuel tank! Should get the Proctor glazed and primed this weekend and post a long overdue update. Thanks for asking, JP
  13. Progress update. Its been slower than I would like but both Vega and Proctor (ZK-) progressing. The kit is annoying as there are many mistakes, in usually the instructions, which slow things down whilst i figure out what is right/wrong. Shame as the kits could be so much better with those corrections and colour call outs. First of all the Vega Gull VP-KCC I scratched a fuel tank for the Atlantic crossing in the place of the rear seat - no info but took a guess Now the qualifying GB Proctor. The wine colour
  14. Pat Agreed a fine general aviation aircraft from the 30's onwards - I have a couple of the Frog kits, which I imagine will be a lot quicker to build than the Dora Wings versions - which are slow due to various reasons. Will hopefully post up some progress shots this weekend. JP
  15. My second (third) completion for this GB, after the earlier pair of Taifun's. Heller 1/72 Caudron C635 model using one of the decal options in the box. Great wee aircraft from the 1930's and looks so French and something that could slot right into a Tin Tin story! Simple build with no issues straight out of the box. I added a couple of scribed panel lines etc and a pitot tube. Xtracrylix yellow airbrushed on and I decided on zero weathering for this scale of civil aircraft. Thanks for a great GB!
  16. Finished and photographed - just not uploaded!! Will do tomorrow, JP
  17. Progress has been a bit slow on the Proctor, with some main parts cut from the sprue and wing components glued together carefully, to minimise sanding. I must say the kit is soft plastic (fine) but so is the detail. Should that ridge be there or not?? My second Dora Wings kit, having made the Dewoitine D510 before and the same old issues - a bit of clean up on the parts plus instructions that are wrong, mis-numbered and even parts not mentioned. Hey ho not massive complaint, its just slowing me down a bit. Not much to show for a weeks work... No
  18. Kiwichappers - thanks - all noted and I had read that previously. They sounded like a couple of chancers looking to make a quick profit, but it seems their costs spiralled. Having said that I would agree that it was unlikely that they repainted (think of the cost!) but I am happy with the proposed colour and have the paint purchased and ready, so it will remain wine? and silver and will compliment the light turquoise VP-KCC. Now why didnt they have digital cameras back then?????
  19. No pressure then! Will do my best and wondering what the interior colours would be - thinking similar to the wine/red colour. Not had a chance to start yet, but will cut sprue tomorrow
  20. A busy GB by the look of it and the Australian and New Zealand GB presenting a fine opportunity to build something from the stash. Last year I seemed to build mostly 1/72 so time for a change and build something in the bigger 1/48 scale and the DoraWings Proctor fitting the bill. The Percival Proctor was a pretty successful export to both Australia and New Zealand and he dceal options that come with the kit include an NZ version, ZK-AKW from 1951 and the New Plymouth Aero Club. Any way here are todays pics before starting: Box art and intended colour scheme
  21. Tony well done with the rattle can. I have Halfords gloss black in a can but trying to move away from rattle can primers etc as they are too vigorous after the control afforded by an airbrush. Agree leave to cure before polishing etc
  22. Looking good and very shiny - what black paint are you using? JP
  23. Looking good Pat. The decals are great but the wing markings with the clear pieces were tricky. See you in the gallery!
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