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Fatboydim

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Fatboydim last won the day on December 17 2015

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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. What a coincidence, I was born on the same day as the actor Heintje Simons. I don't think he would be envious of me being short, fat and ugly.
  2. Nice subtle weathering. Great looking Spitfire.
  3. Tamiyablog link with photos of JGSD Light Armoured Vehicle and Hummel. https://tamiyablog.com/2019/05/more-detail-photos-of-new-tamiya-1-35-japan-ground-self-defence-force-light-armored-vehicle-1-35-german-heavy-self-propelled-howitzer-hummel-late-type-from-the-58th-shizuoka-hobby-show/
  4. My wife found this on Facebook. Sorry about the quality. The top left could be a nose section of the Lancaster that I believe WnW could be releasing as a nose only section of the model.
  5. I'm not on Facebook, but I noticed this news about Wingnut Wings.
  6. Hyperscale have uploaded a video from the show. Also, some photos of static models on the Tamiya Blog https://tamiyablog.com/2019/05/some-tamiya-static-mini-4wd-model-releases-shown-at-the-58th-shizuoka-hobby-show-2019/
  7. I found a couple of photos of the new Tamiya Achilles which is listed to be on show at Shizuoka.
  8. Hello Dennis, you have nothing to apologise for. I didn't even notice. So please don't worry. I found it very interesting and informative that the Royal Navy flew the Wildcats in USN colours before being repainted. Thank you, and please don't think I was in away offended. Regards, Joe.
  9. That's interesting, I never knew that. I can see why you took a double take. The unpainted model looks like a USN pale grey finish.
  10. Sometimes (and I'm sure I'm not the only one), my choice of model was influenced by a Commando book or a war film. I would buy a kit, and build it as soon as I got home from Woolworths. They were just glued together, no painting whatsoever. I would put the decals on, and that would be it, finished and ready for flight! I didn't care about if it was accurate or not, I just had fun making it. I made a model exactly the same a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. As a kid, I remember reading the book above. I knew what kit I intended to get the following Saturday! It was the Airfix Wildcat so I could reenact the action! The above model is the new Airfix Wildcat that I made one Saturday afternoon a couple of years back. Just the way I did in the 1960s. I didn't get bogged down with details, correct paint colours or harness, I just slapped it together in a couple of hours.
  11. Yes please Paul. I'm undecided on which kit at the moment. I'll let you know at a later date if that's ok please? I'm looking through my Seventh edition, Airfix catalogue and can't make my mind up! Thank you, Joe. What a great kit that was! Being a Series 5 kit, this was reserved for big occasions like Christmas, or my birthday. If I recall correctly, this model had retractable undercarriage, revolving gun turrets, movable control surfaces, and I think the control panel was printed on the instruction sheet. This could be cut out and glued on the instrument panel. Joe.
  12. What a great idea for a Group Build. Very well timed with some Airfix Vintage Classics being released at the moment. These include, armour, ships and aircraft.
  13. That looks very good. I like the tracks and the figures.
  14. This is the link to Hobby Search who also have a list of items at the Shizuoka Show. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=102&cat=plamo&target=tag&searchkey=shizuoka+hobby+show+2019&spage=1
  15. I do hope your right. What a surprise that would be at the show. This is the Tamiya 1/72nd scale Corsair with the wings clipped to represent a Fleet Air Arm machine I made a while ago.
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