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Everything posted by simmerit

  1. I've got a 1/32nd Grumman Avenger to nail and a Mk1 tank them I'm back on it. Hopefully not too long..... but thank you for the encouragement!
  2. so it's not gone away - its still on the mrs' piano.... Where I'm at with it is I have a 1/32nd Trumpeter Avenger to finish and a Mk 1 female Takom tank then I'm back on it. Now if anyone remembers this thread, I gave Hataka a major caning as their paint was shyyte. I had a very nice pm from a polish bloke from Hataka who told me they had recalled their paint and anyone who'd bought it could return it to the manufacturer and they would replace it with the new mix. I think the number of hits on this thread was concerning them re adverse publicity. So...... I've just sprayed the bombs on the Avenger with Hataka Olive Drab, which I bought for the Wokka as the mix is spot on for the Wokka, and avoid. It's still shyyte. I was right the first time.
  3. Still on the mrs' piano. I've got a stupid metal block which is filling an engine cowling. I tried to get back into it with a Dauntless and am on with an Avenger at the minute. The lads on ARRSE keep having a go at me to finish it. We've got a modelling forum up and running on there now, which is pretty good - nice supportive group and lots of micky taking. I do plan to get back on the Wokka. Anyway - apologies Hendie for hijacking the build mate. I'm watching with envy. Lovely job
  4. I must say I found the sheer amount of blue surface area quite intimidating where weathering is concerned. 1/32 is mahoosive
  5. Well this is the first plane I've build since I was about 11. Its supposed to get me back into the Wokka. Its Pacific Fleet, and they got hammered by the elements. Cant decide if I overdid it, but here you go
  6. well here we are in September and what's happened? Well I had to find something to kick start me after two years off. Just on with weathering it, so hopefully it will be done soon. The plan however is to nick the rotors from this having had the mrs' lad snap one off the build and knack it. I'm hoping to make a resin copy so I can keep this kit (the MERT) intact. Reckon I'll be back on it in about 3 weeks lads.
  7. For a kamikaze, he looks mostly 'armless to me
  8. I think that lad at shapeways is knocking them out but when I looked at the 1/35 ones they were pretty US to be honest. after a brief interlude I’ve started modelling again. I’m just banging out a Douglas dauntless in a group build with some of the lads on ARRSE, and I plan to finish this thing after that. Honest..... it’s still sat there looking at me every day in the living room. Waiting
  9. Im older than you so you'll have to cut me some slack You young uns. I dunno
  10. I used to live in Rickleton and I'm a Makem and I stayed in the W hotel opposite the Whitehouse the other week, so beat that!!
  11. The worky thing has completely taken over. Its the mrs big birthday next week also, so I'm off to SA for a week. I'll be back on it when I get back. Honest. Anywa, I've missed catching up on the builds on here
  12. I meant November. I dont know if I'm coming or going at the minute as the worky thing is manic!!
  13. Erm no. I always put the models down in the summer months and pick em up when the clocks go back, which is the end of this month. I should be back on it in September. Its a labour of love......................
  14. I'm still here fella. Its the summer and I always close down the modelling in the summer. Dark nights soon, so I will be back on the bloody Wokka
  15. All I got done was the filling on the doplar - she made me build a deck yesterday
  16. So the other side is done. That last snag on the snag list that's preventing me priming is this The dreaded doplar. Should be done tomoz. Quick hound update. She's mahoosive now and a total pain in the arrse
  17. well that was a dismal failure!! BUT This works! One down, one to go!
  18. This is the problem with the hinterweb - one of the lads on ARRSE provided some input The steel ballistic panels used to be a **** as they were so heavy, one on the inside of the bottom of each cockpit "door", two smaller ones on the floor either side of the cyclic stick, the companionway floor (turned it into an ice rink when wet), the door plug externally armoured (you've done) and three panels across the floor between station 120 and 160 (between the escape hatch LH and the door RH); these were half inch ish armour plate with cut outs for the cargo tie downs and bolted down in each corner.And the door panels were painted black on both sides, so they don't show up well in pictures (as the whole cockpit is black), as were the cockpit floor panels and the companionway. I can't recall off the top of my head what colour the cabin floor ones were - kind of rusty looking I seem to remember so might have been a red oxide like primer colour. This is what an armour package for a Chinook looks like, and bang goes some of that lovely detail of my air crews lovely Oakley desert boots that I spent so much time on................ see lower door for ballistic plate. Another one for the snag list, but it wont stop me priming it!!
  19. There is - I've got it, but I'm not sure if it goes all the way round. I hadnt spotted that by the way! I've also got the back of that plastic strip to trim off . I' not sure how much I can do on this as I'v got hardly any piccies - that's the best one I've got really. Someone. Somewhere, will be reading this saying 'that's wrong'.........
  20. There is is from another angle. Any views? Does that work?
  21. I did..................... its the Peroni. That's my excuse anyway........ hahahaha (as they say). Hello Terry mate - yep I'm good, and close!! Just struggling with this at the minute. Not convinced. Views???????? and got these on just by the armour plate So apart from the Doplar and where the other sand filter where it is attached to the fuel feedline covers, I'm REAL close. I am
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