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Valkyrie last won the day on May 26 2019

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    Carrier/Czech/Яussian jets,RAF, Luftwaffe, U-boats

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  1. Fabulous, nice and salty, crusted, weather beaten. Well done!
  2. After failing to get this one off the ground, Col has allowed me in with this for another effort. Like the COVID jab, this will need 2 shots...cockpit walls have RLM 66. We go again
  3. Perfect, thanks Col. Joining the formation
  4. Hi Col @Col.. I am wondering if this is incomplete enough to enter? From my failed Africa GB attempt....
  5. With Mrs Valkyrie off out with her pals this evening, I thought I would get a good night at the bench. The Revell U-99 type VII-B is quite close to U-33. The 9 bow vents on U-33 were easy enough to depict using 9 of the 11 on the Revell kit. One filled in each side with the middle 9 opened up. The main vents we need to add quite a few.
  6. Build speed for U-33 in 1:125 has been slow while the work on the entire project has been furious in terms of research. Yesterday every shred of information from the U-boat archive in Germany arrived for U-33 and I have been looking at that ever since. While there are so many references and books documenting U-33, most of which I now own, the U-boat archive material should be definitive. The main thing I need to know is what features she had when she was sunk in February 1940 after a large refit the previous winter. One revelation from the U-boat archive is that during this re-fit she got new diesel engines. Some more interesting details or stories about 33 include she was carrying spies, peace envoys and even a team apparently searching for the Holy Grail! There is also a strong narrative that actually her mission was to sink the Hood or that U-33 was part of a plan to trap a U-boat lured by the presence of the Queen Mary. It’s a striking story! Tomorrow however I think we are ready to begin on drilling the flood vent pattern that U-33 wore.
  7. Well after 3 days of no Skyhawk take off she finally went this morning, and I missed it. My pal sent me his pics and to add insult to injury says they put on a wee engine test right next to the gathered group huddled against the snow wind
  8. Had a couple of days off so managing a bit of bench time. Starting the weathering with rust. Got Ammo oil brush and the Lifecolor rust set so hopefully a real Arctic weathered flaking faded effect can be achieved And now at that point...do I stop or continue weathering or probably do too much....
  9. Hercs were fabulous, showing their age, never seen a green one before, in and out good show. A-4 is staying over after all that...some technical issue. Back tomorrow to see it off
  10. My mate just sent a video of it landing, lovely 2 tone grey camouflage scheme and really good noise. I’m definitely going to see it and SWMBO is coming with me lol
  11. Possibly..was my big mate who photographs aircraft text me. He did say they were going to Germany after this stop over at 1;40 I need to get some binoculars on the way...
  12. Still not started as yet but there is an A4 Skyhawk on its way to Prestwick due in 10mins and back out at 1;40...I might head down for inspiration 2 seater
  13. Faded and weathered, like my current mood. Oh yeah, please count me in. Encouraged to weather and try fading is what I need.
  14. Weathering on the cockpit is really nice
  15. From Jadlam x2 40 year Das Boot Movie release kits arrived today. Type VII-C kit, nice detail and comes with a movie poster paints glue and brush. Decals for the movie version only but with Revell type VII-Cs in this scale hard to find, I had to get a few. Can’t wait to start but there’s a queue...
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