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Shide58

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  1. A wee taster of forthcoming builds related to this thread. Airfix Fairey Firefly, maybe a slightly later issue, but built from the box, no added detail. The only concession to 'modernity' was that it was airbrushed in authentic acrylic colours.
  2. My connection to Village Photos appears 'not secure'?
  3. OK, I don't subscribe to either flikr or photobucket.
  4. Just discovered an old kit, made a few years ago. how do you post pics up?
  5. Willdo, haven't actually built anything 'old' yet but on the list......... Never made the Catalina, Fokker Friendship, Black Widow & Dornier among others but did build Lancaster, Stirling, Wellington & B-17 and probably more, two or three times over! First on the list is the Blenheim. I'll post up the results when finished.
  6. I don't really have any qualms about building older kits, just wondered if some regarded them as 'historical model artefacts'. I'll build them pretty much as intended as an 11 year old me.
  7. I have decided, in my infinite wisdom, to try and build all the Airfix aircraft I never built when young. There are quite a few I didn't do, either they didn't appeal to me then or I just never got round to saving my pocket money to buy them. Perversely, I do remember making some a couple of times over. This does raise a question, is it OK to build vintage kits?
  8. So did the Mk II & III have the US style rear gun position or Mk I pattern?
  9. Thanks for that. Out of interest, were all Marauders supplied to the RAF & SAAF of short wing configuration?
  10. Hi, I'm intending to do a similar build using the 1/48 revell kit, be interested to know exactly how the torpedo was slung under the fuselage?
  11. Thanks for your kind comments. Sky undersides and upper sea grey were gunze sanyo and the slate grey (green to my eyes) was airfix. Finished off with a coat of clear gunze sanyo semi-gloss. My air brush is nothing fancy, a paasche F1 single action.
  12. For your consideration. An Airfix seafire FR 46 built some time ago. More or less made straight out of the box. Exceptions are an aftermarket rear canopy and decals. I worked out the exhausts with a mini drill and put plastic strip over the seat to represent a harness. I also flattened the tyres a bit to make it 'sit' better,. Note that for the pics the canopy is just resting on the fuselage so looks a bit skewhiff in some pics. Airbrushed in acrylics.
  13. Shide58

    Spitfire F 21.

    It was to be in 1/48th but looking at the suggested thread it seems like an awful lot of work, far more than I would have expected. I'm probably not that dedicated. I have an aeroclub conversion so I may just stick with that.
  14. Shide58

    Spitfire F 21.

    Forgive me if someone has posted a similar thread, but has anyone tried to make a 21 by cross-kitting the airfix PR 19 and Seafire 46/47 or Spitfire 22/24?
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