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  1. Back to modelling.. Woohoo, so much better than a day job. Cracked on with the cockpit. Pretty straight forward so far. Everything seems to fit together well and quite robust. Still have a few bits to add from the kit, but enormous potential to add detail if so desired. Improvements over Kit Parts. A nice IP upgrade over the Kits decal/raised detail option. In fact, all switch panels are finely detailed, but as I have brush painted, most is lost, or very faint. But a more skilful modeller would make a better job of them.
  2. Hi Guys. Well, work trip over, and next one is approx middle of June. Time to crack on with this. Hoping to get the cockpit assembly sorted this week. Good to see everybody else's progress, and even some complete models. Cheers Paul
  3. Started yesterday, not much progress to show, but its a start. Cockpit floor. I decided on the round control column (standard style is provided in the box), as I think it makes it more interesting. So thats the first 5 pieces assembled, The seats. I've seen different styles on some of the other kits, but this is what KH provide. First problem encountered, the Bar along the rear frame has been replaced with brass rod, as the kit parts snapped while trying to remove from the sprue. no problem but annoying all the same. Second problem, and really
  4. Hi Guys. Well my Kits finally arrived, and looks impressive at first look. Standard box top Usual sprue shots, and a bottle of tamiya paint for size comparison. Canopy came in its own box to protect it. Last sprue shot is the weapons provided. Looks like it can take a fairly large load. This is the paint scheme I'm tempted to go for, hadn't seen the underside until recently, and quite like it. But that may change depending if I load her up with many weapons For the wife to say thanks, hehe
  5. Aha, the year I we born. I must have seen them hanging in the local toy shop when I was dreaming of doing models, as a young un.
  6. Well still no kit, so started on the PE flaps, fiddly blighters. Lots of supporting ribs that require careful handling while aligning them, still working on a good way to fix them, and may even try soldering (on a spares box item). I'll post a few pic's tomorrow, as there are 6 pieces to make up. Wish me Luck Paul
  7. As a man of a certain age, I vaguely recall that sort of airfix packaging. What year is it actually from? Paul
  8. Hi Guys. This is my entry, and should be arriving shortly. Found a review of the kit, here. on britmodeller. www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234955799-north-american-t-6-texan-132-kittyhawk/ Going to try: If my skills allow See below, but if used, probably the brazillian red/white/blue scheme New thing to try. I'm not certain on the colour scheme yet, as I've just seen a download of the instructions, and one in particular is sparking a interest This will be my second aircraft in many, many
  9. Hi everybody. Well, it seems I will have a kit in a few days, But off to work next week, so will be late starting or at least posting, as ship internet is rubbish. I'm hoping to take it with me, and get a few bits sorted while away. So I have not forgotten this one, just a small delay Cheers Paul
  10. Damn, work stop play. But it's hopefully only a week's work. Good luck everybody, and looking forward to seeing all the progress Cya soon Paul
  11. The rests are poorly made to be honest. They would probably have been better made with a mix of brass and Photo etch and plastic, to give a bit more rigidity. But I'm guessing they are correct, as they restrict turret movement, so would need to be able to be knocked off instantly for combat beach landings. I know the water proof covers had some sort of explosive removal method. I could increase the resin pour height to take the strain from the hose off them. Hoping by tomorrow to have it mocked up fully, and see how it behaves. I'll have to make certain the carpet
  12. Hi guys, hope everybody is well, and enjoying their builds. Cracked on with all the small bits and pieces today, and apart from 1 piece, the construction is complete. Everything still needs painting though. Rear mud flaps installed. Beware the instructions though, as they show a rhombus shaped piece fixed to the end. It's actually fixed to main fender, and then the fender end piece fixes to it. Makes a much better fixing point. You can see it through the hole in the end of the fender. Tow rope is moulded item, but I found it didn't match the locatin
  13. Hi Ozzy. Saw a build video on Andy's model HQ, looks like a really nice kit, and we'll engineered. Got the tamiya metal barrel, and eduard kits for it as well, and hoping it will look the biz when it's done. Just need to get through the bunfight now. AND resist the temptation to start it. Paul
  14. Mr Amazon let presents today. Resin for the build, and the M40 for the future (hopefully) M4 STGB. Damn, that M40 has a big Barrel. Been doing a little on the MLRS, but can progress this a bit further now Cheers for looking Paul
  15. Hi Stix I'm not worried about the pour really, resin is resin, and I've used it for work before. It's more the sealing and final finish I'll achieve. I'll have the tank firmly fixed to the base, and going to find something to fill the hull with in case the resin starts filling the hull, as I may need to acquire more before I get to fender level. I'll also build up the seabed around the tank to hide the rough square I have now. One good thing is that I'm from norfolk, and see the seabed a lot while I'm working offshore, so have a good knowledge of how it should look a
  16. Lo Guys, not a lot done on this, as distracted by my PzIII build. Slowly, very slowly working away at the Cab. Lots of little bits and pieces, and decals were a right pain (Lack of access). Lots more to paint up before even close to Finishing the Cab. Started the rear launcher section, but will save that as a separate post as there is a lot to it Cheers Paul
  17. Lo Guys. Hope everybody is well, and keeping busy. quick update. Basic structure is complete, and first paint is applied. Still working on the Float/hose/snorkel assembly, and then gotta look at the depth guides. Few quick photos of what I have at the moment The base has been worked on, but I'm thinking that the water level will be a bit low, so making a frame up to increase the water depth so that the tank appears to be deeper wading. So still going slowly. Nervous about the water pour though, as the tank will b
  18. I Think the detail available is amazing. But whats used would depend on the way you wanted to display the finished product. If your not going to see it though, it does seem a waste of precious time/energy. But at least the option is there for many configuration, although you would need to really plan whats needed, and whats not. Paul
  19. Can't believe its a week since my last post. Time fly's when you have no idea of what day of the week it is. A bit of progress, but not much in reality. This is probably the first time I've used rubber band tracks since coming back to modelling, Yes they are super quick, but I'm learning that its better to paint after installation. They were a nice uniform colour, until I stretched them for fitting. Guess I'll have a bit of Touch up to do now. First Fender is on, not a bad fit, but the front section is slightly warped, so I'll sort that out
  20. Hi W. Is it a design feature I've missed, but the drive sprockets seem to be their transmission cover's. I'm no expert on the subject, but missing cover would be why the axles were to long. Just wondering, as a beautiful build so far. Paul
  21. Damn you Hannants..... Ordered the Tamiya M40, then the Barrell, then the eduad PE sets slipped into the Basket. Oh Well. Guess Ill be grovelling to the wife, again. Paul
  22. Quick look through the present stash. All 1/35 Dragon PTO "Composite Hull" M4 Academy M4A3 Sherman with T34 "Calliope" M36B1 "Jackson" GMC The M36 is based on Sherman, but not seen it mentioned yet. Allowed? Paul
  23. Hoping to take part seems apt ATM. Ordered a KH Texan last night from wonderland models, then got mail at lunch stating no stock. So hoping that one arrives before the start date. But on happier Note, hannants order of decals and PE flaps/Cockpit arrives tomorrow Paul
  24. Hoping to take part, Brazilian Texan.. Paul
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