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Stew Dapple

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  1. Thank you John, perhaps when someone else does it, it seems like bravery, but when I did it, it felt a lot like stupidity Thanks Alistair; I found it pretty difficult too to be honest, years of working in 1/72 conditioned me to make the mottles as small and tight as possible when I could have been a bit freer with them, I think. My compressor seems to be holding up okay, perhaps it's saving itself for the Big Bang Thanks Dennis, it did take a really long time and some of it was hard work (in modelling terms at least; it's not like I was breaking
  2. Whew, got a bit of catching up to do; it was a busy week with work and a lot of my time outside of that was spent pondering my colour choices for the camouflage scheme. All I really learned from that was that what little I thought I knew about Regia Aeronautica camouflage was possibly out of date and my colour choices would most likely either be wrong in colour or pattern. I did note that both Jean @Zigomar and @red baron 5 provided lovely examples of the Falco here and here respectively and both used a paler shade of Giallo Mimetico than my eyeballs had been used to - Jean was also kind enoug
  3. Is it the new-tooled one, or the same one you built when you were a kid? Cheers, Stew
  4. Ah I think I might have read about that, it's where they paste carrots and sprouts and the like with sequins and diamanté, yes? Nice work Ced, all progressing nicely Cheers, Stew
  5. Does it include those 'inside and outside' canopy masks that are increasingly popular with the young folks these days? Cheers, Stew
  6. Lovely work on the superturbocharger too Crisp, very metal Cheers, Stew
  7. Looks that way to me Chris, there's a corresponding shadow to the right of the starboard engine nacelle. Cheers, Stew
  8. Dry pants on standby... Cheers, Stew
  9. She's a beauty mate, nice work Cheers, Stew
  10. Looking good Alistair, but I fear perhaps you better brace yourself to never see that interior again once you close up the fuselage Cheers, Stew
  11. Rob, I recommend you squeeze your blob of superglue onto a) an upturned milk container top or b) the underside of the aluminium foil case of a used tealight, saves you getting dried lumps of superglue all over your cutting mat Cheers, Stew
  12. Good stuff Johnny Back in the 70's my uncle had a couple of radio-controlled cars; not this one, indeed I'm not even sure they were Tamiya's. He bought one round one weekend and raced it up and down the farm track next to our house. And that's how he learned that Jack Russell Terriers will chase and kill anything Cheers, Stew
  13. That looks great Crisp, but it looks like fiddly work, how long has each section taken you? Cheers, Stew
  14. I've had a couple of those in the last couple of weeks (I live on the top floor of a tenement); my Dad always said that they were Queen Wasps looking for a new nest site, though what knowledge he really had of pancrustacean hexapod invertebrates generally I'm not sure - suffice it to say with the use of chemical weapons the two that visited me were dispatched pretty damn quick That's a rare bird these days, good haul mate Cheers, Stew
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    When I got mine last Saturday the nurse specifically said that as I was getting Pfizer this time, I'd be getting it next time too - I don't think they mix and match Cheers, Stew
  16. Thank you gents The Blu-Tack wheeze is particularly helpful with the ICM CR.42 (or indeed the Gladiator variants they produce) as the struts don't attach to the wing with the usual 'peg and hole' attachment points but with recesses in the wings the same shape as the tops, or bottoms, of the struts. I do prefer to use poly cement for this sort of thing when I can, as much as anything for the increased adjustment time that it allows if required. On Saturday @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies was kind enough to swing by on his way to Perth with a couple of sets of masks for the code numbers
  17. Click on the dropdown arrow next to your name on the bar at the top right of the screen, choose "Account settings" from the menu, then click on "Edit profile" at the right-hand side of the screen: the top box on the next menu is "Member title" and you can put what you want in there, within reason, of course It's not as complicated as I may have made it sound... Cheers, Stew
  18. I did find a few jobs to do yesterday; first, adding the cowl flaps and masking the yellow portion of the cowling: I know I said I prefer my kits 'buttoned up' but the cowl flaps are the one area where I always seem to make an exception... I don't know, it's a weakness, but a harmless one I also plugged the strut-attachment recesses in the underside of the upper wing with Blu-Tack, to save myself having to scrape the paint off and allow the use of poly cement to attach the struts when the time comes: As the squadron commander, Edu
  19. I was thinking the same thing Grzegorz, also I think for the Balkans campaign, weren't yellow cowlings and rudders used as theatre/tactical markings? Also, much as I hate to be that grammar pedant: "New Stuka bears its teeth" Oh, Airfix Cheers, Stew
  20. Looking good Alistair Hope the aches and pains subside enough to get the paint on for the weekend Cheers, Stew
  21. Beautiful ... and so shiny! You did well not to get your reflection in every picture giving the scale away Cheers, Stew
  22. Indeed, there is some fabric-effect detail along the area in question, but I hope not enough to interfere with the adherence and conformity of the masks; at least it's not rivetty aye, there's the rub Thanks, Jamie, for attempting the colour match for me After a moment's consideration I realised I wanted a blue to match the blue on the kits squadron badge decal, as I don't feel it within my grasp to repaint the blue area of the badge to match the codes. Fortunately it seems no-one at present can say for sure what the shade of blue originally used was beyo
  23. Tidy work mate, off to a good start Cheers, Stew
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