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  1. Impressively ambitious project! I wish you all the fortitude required for so many builds! All the best. JR
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    Ooooo Betty !

    At least the Betty's paint scheme will not be too stressful. Will you display the Okha by the side or half swallowed by the Betty? JR
  3. Hi Martin, not bad for the dreaded O color. Not too far to go IMHO. I have to say that I am full of admiration for brave folk like you who rig a model that is only 75-odd percent built. If it were me, I know exactly what would happen to this spider web. All the best!!! JR
  4. Oh boy, don't we all know this feeling. JR
  5. Hi everyone, This is another model I am ashamed to still see on the shelf of so-called doom. Like the Etendard IV M of my other KUTA thread, it is very close to completion. A few photos to prove I sometimes tell the truth: Funny enough, and at the risk of repeating myself, I must be the only modeler in the known universe who did not find this kit a shake'n bake. Thanks for watching. JR
  6. Well, this model keeps coming back like a bad smell. It was kindly sent to me by @JOCKNEY two Christmas ago... It has already made two appearances on BM, and the worst of it is, that it is almost finished. Well, it would be finished if I knew what the acronym OOB meant... This is it: if I do not finish it this time I will go back to knitting. Here are a couple photos to show the advancement of this beautiful kit: Quite a bit of tidying up and some small details to add... That it is not yet finished is a disgrace! I will start it in the new year, when the other kits I am finishing will be on display. JR
  7. Are you kidding me? I am not that fast: these are the 3 from the year before that. JR
  8. Hi Dennis, this is a great classic plastic build. And a really original paint scheme. I love it and congrats! JR
  9. Hi Pat, thanks mate. And yes, the finish line is near. And yes again: the wayward strut in in shackle inside the kit's box. Unfortunately, I am going away tomorrow for over a week, so modelling will have to wait a bit. Rather frustrating! I have three models close to the finish, and all shall be finished before Christmas! That is my New Year resolution... Cheers JR
  10. Well done, and the paint scheme looks pretty spot on. JR
  11. Hi Luka, I totally agree with you. I did start the Academy kit and it is beautifully crafted. I beieve the Tamiya kit may be even better, but honestly, the Academy F-84 is good enough for me. And I can't stand rivets! Have fun with your Scorpion.
  12. Hi Old Man, both models are winners. I am glad to see that you have vanquished the curse of the red and yellow pyjama! Everything is nice and tidy, as it should when dealing with Vichy stripes.. Both planes are iconic, and both your builds deserve congratulations! JR
  13. Hi, very nice paint scheme, and the Danish roundels really pop out. Shame Hobby Boss insist on these prominent rivets on some of their kits. Well done JR
  14. Hi everyone, well, once more I won't finish a GB model on time! But I am not stressed: life had its own demands and I thoroughly enjoyed this build and this GB. Great people and great builds! Anyway, this little Boeing should be finished before month end. In the meantime, I am including some photos taken outside this afternoon, just before the heavens opened. Photo without the top wing, showing progress to date, and then with the top wing installed without glue, just to get an idea of what the final result will be like (hopefully it will be better than that!). And of course the broken strut will haunt me till the finish! The end of the build will appear in WIP. As always, it has really been a fantastic GB . Have a lot of fun! JR.
  15. Steve, congrats are definitely in order. Brilliant build! I am slightly disappointed not to see the KLu Meteor chosen, as I have had a soft spot for that box art since I was a kid. But you have done such a great work on the RAF version that you are forgiven! Splendid. JR
  16. Bonsoir Patrice, the cockpit is looking busy and very convincing. Great start. JR
  17. Hi Enzo, this is a beautiful duo! I have the P-12 Matchbox as well, but I will give it a miss at the mo: I need something definitely bigger to work on. Your F4B-4 is looking splendid. Congrats!! JR
  18. Hi everyone, the work is still in progress... Decals on fuselage and lower wings almost finished. Then mating the top wings will be fun... Can't wait. Here is a photo showing the state of the build. Not sure if trimming the black border of the fuselage band's decal was a good idea... But I have burnt my bridges now. I realized I goofed by spraying clear varnish on the silver wings: the silver shine turned into a gloss aluminium... Damn. Respraying it is too risky, so it will stay as it is. I have made my peace. Thanks for watching. Have fun! JR
  19. Hi Pat, do not hurt that frog! It is a French resistance operative in disguise. Nobody would have guessed. Clever choice to switch though... Have fun! JR
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