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  1. Nice. It looks a lot like the Fujimi kit, actually.
  2. Please don’t read any criticism into my comments, I was speaking from a genuine lack of knowledge! I’ve done a little digging into the Flying Tigers on the internet, where everything can of course be taken as the absolute truth... my knowledge up to this point was limited to Commando comic books way back when, etc. Interesting story. For example I didn’t realise that by the time all the red tape had been cut through, etc, Pearl Harbour had been attacked and US was already at war. Two MoH’s as well. More digging required. You’ve inspired me to build one myse
  3. Evening All, The second of my two RAF jets is a Tamiya 1/72 Tornado F3, the Air Defence Variant. This one uses the Model Alliance 'UK Air Arm Update 2006-2007 Part IV'. The aircraft is ZE734 of 111 Sqn from RAF Leuchars in June 2006 in the 90th Anniversary Scheme.
  4. Evening All, This is one of two recent builds I have completed depicting RAF jet fighters, I used the Fujimi 1/72 Phantom FGR2 kit which was pretty easy to work with. It just needed a brace across the airframe to ensure no gaps between that and the upper wing surfaces. I decided to depict the FG1 aircarft XV571 using the colour scheme from late 1986 from Model Decal set 89. As you will see this has the black and white check on the tail only. Enjoy.
  5. Lovely piece of work. I’m about to start work on a Revell 1/72 hunter. I’d be interested to know what colours you used on the inside of the air intakes?
  6. I was just about to post my own effort at the identical aircraft - but using the Airfix kit. I'll leave that for now - not sure it will do well in comparison. This is good work indeed. I don't worry about your English - it's a lot better than my Turkish (and my English for that matter).
  7. Fantastic work, sir. How long did that take you. How much of the detail is aftermarket or scratch built?
  8. Interesting. You make it sound on the one hand extremely easy and then on the other incredibly difficult! Not sure i’m serious enough a modeller to invest in all the peripheral equipment. Thanks for the offer. Perhaps if find a suitable subject, i’ll take you up on it in due course?
  9. This is nice work. Aside from anything else you have to admire the detail in such a small subject. i’m going to show a lot of ignorance now. This Is a Flying Tiger? I always thought they were P40’s rather than 81 hawks? Clearly not...
  10. Yeah, should have known that - you can see this is very slick. Agree on Revell kits. I recently built the 1/72 Richthofen Eurofighter and I have the Hawker Hunter and Tornado on my ‘next to do list’. All are (or appear to be) well engineered, as you say.
  11. Impressive paintwork. I’ve not used the alclad paints, how did it go? Looks good for sure...
  12. I’ve got to say, when you look at the moveable ailerons etc, it does look a lot like the Airfix kit. They’re not using common moulds are anything like that, are they?
  13. Happy to do that... The paint codes are Tamiya references Roundel blue: XF8 Flat Blue 95%; XF1 Flat Black 5% Roundel white: XF2 Flat white 100% Roundel red: XF7 Flat Red 75%; XF68 Flat NATO Brown 25% Roundel yellow: XF3 FlatYellow 99%; XF7 Flat Red 1% (with thanks to whoever I got this from!)
  14. Well it ain’t that, certainly. For me it is a bit of fun though, and as such I enjoyed it. That included all the grumbling I was doing in the background.. I think the film portrays P40’s rather than P39’s before all the aircraft are replaced en masse by the Mustangs. The other thing I found amusing was one scene where a couple of the P51s were coming in to land from a mission (I think the one at the end where the aircraft crashed). Anyway as they flow along above the runway, the appeared to pass hundreds of red tailed mustangs arranged beside the airstrip in nice, net
  15. This is the link: https://www.ipmsstockholm.se/home/urbans-color-reference-charts-part-i/urbans-colour-reference-charts-germany/
  16. You might want to Google ‘Urban’s Colour Reference Charts - Germany’, an IPMS Stockholm page. It’s a bit elderly these days, but I use it all the time. Dave
  17. Cloudman1961

    1/72 B-17

    Interesting thread. I acquired the Revel Memphis Belle as a Christmas present. Probably won’t get to it for a month or so. Not sure yet what quirks I’m going to come across, but I’d be interested to hear what people think. Apologies if I’m hijacking the thread. Not my intention.
  18. I’m watching this with interest. Love the Whirlwind - underrated IMHO
  19. I’ve been reading through this thread with my mouth open. This is incredible stuff. Serious modelling, indeed. A recurring theme with Airfix is ‘I remember this from the 70s’. I do recall the Airfix Pan Am Clipper but I had forgotten that it was in the 144 scale!
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