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Fatboydim

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About Fatboydim

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    Hampshire UK
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    I enjoy making 1/48th scale aircraft. Also, both 1/48th and 1/35th armour.
    Mainly Tamiya these days simply because they go together so well.

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  1. That's turned out really nice. Well done Tony. Joe.
  2. 1963 (aged eight) was the year I was introduced into scale modelling. I know it was that year because I was at a school fete with my family. My parents had entered us into the fancy dress competition. I was dressed as Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, and my sister was dressed as the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova who had just returned from her mission. But it's not that that I remember so well, it was what my parents bought me at one of the stalls. Amongst the bric a brac there were three plastic models. I'm absolutely sure one was a B-47. One might have been a X-3 Stiletto, the third I'm at a loss, all I know is that it was a jet of some description. These were assembled, unpainted and without markings. I've looked on Scalemates since to see if I could identify the manufacturers. The B-47 could have been made by Revell, Aurora, or possibly Frog. The X-3 Stiletto could have been a Revell kit. I will never know for sure. I remember all this so well because that was moment in time that got me started in my life long interest in scale modelling.
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    New Model Shop

    Well said Jeff. You can get a free coffee there as well should you fancy one. Its worth a visit just to see the different models Kim keeps on the shelf. A very good collection of ship kits from several manufacturers are available. If you look at the photo with the entrance door, you can see the latest Tamiya models for sale on the shelf.
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    New Model Shop

    Hello gentleman, forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong section. It's been a while since I've posted anything, and I'm a bit out of practice. A new model shop opened very near me last year. Called KB Models, it is located at 41 Market Parade, Havant, PO9 1PY. This is just yards from the railway station for anyone who is interested. The owner is called Kim, and is very helpful. He carries a large section of kits, but does not have a website. I've posted some photos so you can get an idea of his shop. As you can see, the shop carries a large section of kits. There is also a very good selection of paints and tools inside. If live near, I think it's well worth a visit. Thank you , Joe.
  5. Thank you Dave. Yes, the year is 1955. It's been a while since I posted anything. I think I used Imgur last time. I'll put my thinking cap on so I can recall how to use it. Thanks again, Joe.
  6. Hello Rabbit Leader. Would it be possible to join your Group Build please. My build rate has been appalling over the last couple of years. The last model I made was over two years ago. Hopefully this will get me motivated to finish a model this year! If I could join I would like to build a Folland Gnat. I've two connections with this this aircraft type. Firstly, It first flew in the year I was born (although the markings would be from the 60s or later), and secondly, I've worked at the site for many years where the Gnat was built. I see a Gnat every day I go to work as we have one as a gate guardian. Thank you, Joe.
  7. For anyone who has not heard of it, there is an excellent podcast called On The Bench. It's a podcast for scale modellers. Back in June this year the General Manager of Wingnut Wings, Richard Alexander was on the show. It was Episode 27 for anyone interested. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/otb-episode-27-podcast-about-scale-model-building/id1262869310?i=1000414450000&mt=2
  8. After the Junkers D1, it could be another monoplane. Maybe a Bristol M1.
  9. Nice progress Jaime. The undercarriage looks very detailed.
  10. Some really nice detail Jaime. You've put a lot of work into your Defiant.
  11. Hello Jaime, Very nice. Great detail and subtle weathering. Joe.
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    Airfix 1/48th Walrus

    Thanks Jaime, I post one this week. Thank you John. The rocket was a nice way to relax while visiting my son. Thank you John, yes, the rigging is going to be the hardest part. I've not did ne much, so I'm hoping it turns out ok. Thank you Pat, I think you will be able to see a good part if the detail with the three openings. Hello Ced, thank you.
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