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  1. Andrew

    PBJ-1J, Marine Mitchell

    Great to see your progress in general, but this was the highlight for me... I'm still chuckling... I'm enjoying watching this build unfold Christer; the coming steps promise to be very enjoyable. Andrew.
  2. Thanks very much Martin, VMFA-112's scheme just looks so good - thanks for posting your excellent images. Andrew.
  3. Lovely pics, Martin. Thanks very much for sharing here. Andrew.
  4. Andrew

    Finemolds Last Tomcat Demo Bird 1/72 F-14D

    Knowing the quality of your masters and copies, I think you've just entered Understatement of the Year territory... Keep up the great work! Ooooh, dat canopy, so clear and shiny!
  5. Andrew

    Finemolds Last Tomcat Demo Bird 1/72 F-14D

    Great progress, Tony - love your attention to detail and the embellishments (either painting or additions) that lift the build even more. Andrew.
  6. Andrew

    Finemolds Last Tomcat Demo Bird 1/72 F-14D

    Hi Tony, It's great to see a resumption of work on these kits and such lovely work it is as well - the painted intake trunks look particularly nice. I had to fight back the tears at the picture of your now-departed intakes; the thought of all that effort to mask and paint the suckers caused me much blinking... I'm curious to see how these turn out in your hands with the usual Tony embellishments, care and attention. Lovely bit of casting, by the way. Andrew.
  7. Thanks David, nice of you to say. I'm sure they'll get finished, but I don't know when... I was well-and-truly distracted away from these kits by the new Airfix Phantom, but have been regretting that decision for a few weeks now. It's entirely feasible that a new distraction will be found to divert my attention from my latest project and so, if the circular nature of life is valid, I should be back at the Starfighters in a matter of months.
  8. Andrew

    Airfix Sea Harriers FRS.1 and FA.2

    Thanks very much Dave, I appreciate the quick (if disappointing) answer. I'm keen to read Stu's article and see how he tackles the build. regards, Andrew.
  9. Andrew

    Airfix Sea Harriers FRS.1 and FA.2

    Thanks Nick. A question for the collective - has the re-release (A04052A) undergone any mould revision? I'm hopeful, in light of the description of Stu's build in the link provided by Nick: "Assistant editor Stu Fone employs scratch-building and aftermarket on a test-shot of Airfix’s pending 1/72 Sea Harrier FA.2 re-release" (my bold). thanks in advance, Andrew.
  10. Andrew

    1/72 Airfix Phantom

    You're right, Rich. In my comment above I really meant 'aftermarket replacements' or 'corrections'. I'm still miffed though that what Airfix have provided so capably in other kits (such as undercarriage doors with detail on their inner faces, adequate detail in undercarriage bays, pylons with scribed detail, or even vents etc) are completely lacking in their Phantom.
  11. Andrew

    1/72 Airfix Phantom

    I agree entirely. I'm curious to see what aftermarket enhancements will be released for the Airfix kit - the list of candidates is annoyingly long - but I also resent paying more for what was well within Airfix's ability to provide in the box.
  12. Excellent - that timeframe for a VF-21 jet would be perfect. Clearly, this is a bad year to give up purchasing Tomcat kits.
  13. Andrew

    Academy 1/72 F-4J Phantom II

    Well done Bill, That's a great result and a fine conclusion to an enjoyable progress thread. Congratulations!
  14. Andrew

    9 Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14 Tomcats

    Hi Tony, It's great to see you preparing for another Tomcat, but I'm not sure that this jet (161428) is in overall gull grey.... I think that it is in at least some TPS shades; here are two photos of the jet around that time. First, in May of '96 but without the black tails, and second in September of '97, with revised modexes and black tails. Both photos seem to indicate that it is not in gull grey, with TPS shades more likely. Fightertown decals covered a jet from this timeframe on their sheet 48-073 and although it isn't clear what the colours used are, the colours listed on the instruction sheet do not include gull grey. Have I missed something? Are there other gull grey F-14B schemes you've seen? cheers, Andrew.
  15. Sounds like a great plan (pun not intended), and the end product should be very useful. Best wishes for your (active) recuperation. Andrew.