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charlie_c67

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    100 years of the RAF - Silver Linings

    Been a little while since I updated, but these haven't been forgotten! The Shark's taking a small break while I concentrate on these three, plus I'd like to do her with the wings folded so that will need a little forethought. As for these three, the first of two problems is rearing it's head. Fitting the top wing. The Gladiator should be relatively straight forward, the Siskin a little less after the front two supports snapped off, though one these has broken in such a way that repairing it should be fairly straightforward. The Bulldog however... any hints one fixing this with only two hands rather than five would be gratefully accepted! As a quick, reletively easy, build to aid mojo maintenance an interloper has appeared... However, she'll not be wearing her usual colour's, more on that to follow....
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    BM 10th Anniversary Gallery

    Another member of the stash completed! One BBMF T.10 Chipmunk from Airfix for the gallery. Virtually all OOB with a little plastic card to spruce her innards up. Build thread: And here're the pics
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    T.10 Chipmunk

    Funny you should ask.... Hoping another layer of Gloss will cure the bloom, pics now in the gallery!
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    Forum Upgrade

    Yup, works on my iPad now!
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    Trumpeter new tool Avro Vulcan

    Yet there are multiple examples of companies asking the customer base for info to get the accuracy we desire. The most famous case that sticks in the memory is Dapol and their Class 52 Western, the CADs were posted on RMWeb and the experts who'd spent hours/days/longer on the subject were able to help the company produce an item which, aesthetically at least, is a highly accurate model that avoids the pitfalls in shape that befell all those that went before it. If it were me, I'd take more pride in producing something which I knew was as accurate as I could make it and drew on the collective knowledge of those who've probably seen these in real life rather than just from a photo/plans.
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    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Or not, it's cats and dogs here at the minute...
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    From Failure to Failure

    Sadly, it's a way to often problem that afflicts modern thinking, trying to judge actions in the past with modern morals and ethics. Particularly it seems in Western culture. Whilst some of the acts committed by these people were inherently wrong in our eyes (thinking of people like Cecil Rhodes here) they were a product of their time and acted as such. This doesn't condone their actions, it merely serves as a reminder that they believed what they were doing was for the greater good. Sometimes. A better way to look at these events would be to remind people why they did what they did and the thinking and circumstances surrounding it, whilst explaining why we don't do these things anymore. I also finding interesting that whilst people talk about removing statues of Rhodes, the confederate generals et al (again, not saying their actions were right) these same people don't seem to think that the same should apply to those from ancient civilisations, such as the Pharoahs, Caesars, Aztecs etc who did the same if not worse. I find myself wondering why... I'll stop now! Edit: For some reasons, the relevant quote has removed itself from my post. Not sure why...
  8. Would the relevant Vallejo Luftwaffe colour pack not help?
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    Mil Mi-24 Hind - Revell 1/72

    Indeed it is, virtual chufty badge to Keith. The only comic book character who knows he's in a comic (hence comments about not being given a green VR super suit, only two X-men appearing in the film and his previous incarnation having his mouth sewn shut) and whose surprise success was partially responsible for Logan being done properly as a 15 rated movie. The sequel's out soon, not one for small children...
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    Painting practice for foreign built aircraft for RAF

    Out of interest, how does the suggested paint list for both Airfix and KP's Mustang hold up against all these changes? Just wondering if I need to invest in some new paints before cracking out the airbrush! Afraid I get very lost when all these different shades get bandied about, probably due to my slight colour blindness, but I would like to get them reasonable accurate!
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    Mil Mi-24 Hind - Revell 1/72

    The Toerag? Ced, may I introduce these rather large gentlemen in desert robes who wish to discuss with you your interesting spelling of their ancient and proud people group. They will closely be followed by a man in red who is definetly not your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and would dispute any similarities to the young idealistic web slinger... As to the model, that engine looks like a droid extra from Star Wars. Are you sure you're not building a Star Destroyer on the sly?
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    Mil Mi-24 Hind - Revell 1/72

    All the dinosaurs feared the T-Rex...
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    Mil Mi-24 Hind - Revell 1/72

    Not being funny, but both those pilots do have the expression and facial features of a certain ex-KGB agent who's now rather highly placed.... Perhaps Airfix could do the same for Winnie, or Bomber Harris, or Euan McGregor for the ladies...
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    1/72 - MiG-21 Fishbed by Eduard

    Except plastic parts can't currently get the same finesse of smaller details that resin does due to production limitations.
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    Tower Bridge Hunter - Airfix 1/72

    Or for the gif... https://goo.gl/images/x3tB2m Incidently Ced, what paint are you using for this one? May have missed it elsewhere.
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