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Booty003 last won the day on January 19

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    Aircraft - Plastic and Diecast
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  1. My first show and loved it, met a couple of fellow BM chaps. I didn't need much (only picked up a couple of Flory washes) but I think that I snapped up the biggest bargain around - 1/72 Academy F-8 for 5 quid....!!!! Very pleased with that. Thanks to the guys and all the hard work in organising it - very much a date for the calendar again next year. Phil
  2. Will be very interesting to see the conversion to the C model Steve. I have just had a quick count of the stash - I have another 5 of these in there....!!!
  3. Looking good buddy but remove the large Stars and Bars as the kit provided ones are way too big.
  4. Tamiya XF-80 - Royal Light Grey is a great match for Light Gull Grey mate. Enjoy the build!
  5. Thanks all. Junglie - try and pick up one of these if you can - will be so much better than the Hase version. In fact I just bought another Academy F-8 at the Bolton model show!!! Yellow canopy seal is indeed kit supplied decal - there are decals for the main canopy as well but I like the look without these applied. Phil
  6. Thanks guys - decals are from the box and were a bit stubborn to work with at times. Phil.
  7. Cheers guys. The kit does have engraved panel lines - some are quite shallow though and need re-scribing. The belly looks as though there has been some mould damage that was badly repaired as this took a huge effort and lots of filler to look right again. I might have a few non-Nam builds on the go or in the stash Stu but not many...!! Decals were a mix of the kit supplied and the newer release of the same kit which included the No Step markings. Phil
  8. Just finished another Academy F-8 Crusader. I absolutely love this mould, I would love to shake the designers hand and buy them a pint...! F-8E, VF-162 'The Hunters', USS Oriskany 1966, Task Force 77, Vietnam. Airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics (beautiful to work with), light wash with Flory grime and sealed with Xtracrylix flat varnish. I have used etch for the seat handles as the kit ones are overly thick. Etch for the seat straps too. I love this shot: Cheers gang. Phil
  9. Another started way back last year and finished earlier this week. EB-66 Destroyer, 42nd TEWS, 388th TFW, Korat RTAFB, 1973 Italeri mould, airbrushed freehand with Tamiya acrylics, Flory wash and Xtracrylix flat varnish. Builds into a cracking sized model, was difficult to photograph especially in lousy light (have tried different settings on some frames). Has great presence on the shelf. Size comparison with die-cast 1/72 F-4 Phantom: And with a Trumpy 1/72 F-105G: Cheers gang, Phil
  10. Started last year and finished today. The amount of detail that Tamiya have crammed into this kit is superb. Beautiful fine panel lines and rivets. Airbrushed with Tamiya acrylics, splash of Flory wash and sealed with Aqua Gloss. Cheers gang, Phil
  11. Woo Hoo, I'll be there. I will be wearing a rather snazzy Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club T Shirt, and a pink carnation.....!!
  12. That looks great Nikos, very well recovered and a superb brush finish. Phil
  13. I have never been to a model show as an 'adult' and I am hoping to make it here on Sunday. Please don't let me buy anything though as my loft is already full of kits.....!!! Phil
  14. Wow, some proper knowledge right there. I never knew the reason why, only that it looks pretty cool....!!
  15. Stunning, especially given how tiny these are in this scale. Well done buddy. Phil
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