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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. Thank you Ced. It does have some nice internal details. Thank you Dave. Airfix provide two sets of seats. I just included one of each to show the difference.
  2. Great progress Dennis. Your Harrier is coming together nicely.
  3. Well done Ced. You've made so much progress since I last looked.
  4. Hello gentleman, I've not made much progress after my holiday since I returned to work. The cockpit has some nice detail, which I test fitted together. The cockpit tub has 25 parts, and none have been glued into place. There is also detail on the inside of the fuselage halves. The different seats can be seen. One is moulded with the harness in place. The other is left plain should you wish to use the pilot figure, or use your own harnesses. The parts still need to be cleaned in the areas where they have been remove
  5. You've put a lot of work into this build Ced. Not just the on the model, but answering all your fan mail as well.
  6. Thank you Dave. It's is in good hands now. The gentleman that owns it is a genuine aviation enthusiast. Thank you Ced. It's in safe hands now. :)
  7. Hello gentleman. This is a model Gnat I was lucky enough to have shown to me while ago. I only wished I owned it! I believe it was manufactured by Follands in the 1950s. Being a manufactures display model, it came in a purpose made box for safe keeping. It really is a superb piece of aviation history. I can't remember all the details from when I saw it, but it comes apart like a jigsaw to demonstrate different components of the Gnat. I can recall, the main wing is removed to reveal the engine. The current owner saved it from a skip! I would like to thank him for sending me these phot
  8. It certainly does! It's made by Zouku-Mura. Thank you Dave. I often pick ideas from other people on Britmodeller. Even people who have just started making models, come up with some good ideas with a fresh pair of eyes.
  9. Thank you Colin. From what I remember, the Aeroclub Gnats were very nice. If I recall correctly, I remember seeing one on display on the Aeroclub Stand. It was in Red Arrows colours, and the navigation lights worked. I've started to clean off the glue on the parts that have been glued together. I use a homemade flat file to keep the edges straight were possible. I also use a, scrapper, and, to finish off, a loose piece of Micromesh on a Flex-I-File Frame. This is to maintain the curve on the leading edge of the wing. The small parts of
  10. Looking good Colin. The Islander is such a lovely aircraft.
  11. Thank you Hockey boy. That's much appreciated. I'll try and add a bit more information about the Gnat as well as the excellent posters from Aviation Ancestry. Joe. Thank you Dave. I'm pleased you like it so far.
  12. Hello gentleman. I've made a start of gluing some of the plastic kit parts together. This gives me a chance to see how the model will go together and make a bit of progress at the same time. The fuselage is made up of the main section, and a panel which runs from the jet intakes, to just past the undercarriage bay. The other sections fitted to each half are, the remaining intake section, and the undercarriage bay. As you can see, in the photo above, the tail plane is only moulded on the port side. The starboard section is added separately, along
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