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It's a disease last won the day on July 23 2014

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    Aside from modelling, I am a fish keeper who dabbles with photography.

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  1. Oooof i must be getting old! Now i look at it, well, I am smiling at my own daft ness.
  2. Post 2 MJ271 Stbd upper..... odd thing sticking out near the wingtip. thats what I’m talking about..... It seems odd?
  3. Magnetic stand is (now) obvious! but, it’s a genius touch! Any idea what that is sticking out of the wingtip?
  4. So I am a dozy So and so. life goes on........
  5. Modern kits are something to drool over in most cases I’ve seen! we are in a new world for model making! even since my return things have changed loads, for the better, with the exception of fewer high street model shops. you pretty much can’t go wrong with detail in an Eduard box. Tamiya is usually a safe bet, but research anyway. i find scalemates a good site to start with whatEver kit I’m interested in. Almost every manufacturer has a kit that is past its prime. modern Revell vs the old matchbox moulds they own...... airfix, similar! Ive not built
  6. https://www.aerosociety.com/media/6986/spitfire-tailplane-protection-and-spinning-trials.pdf
  7. What are those Lego clamps? if you don’t mind! please. and this is moral boosting stuff! I'm struggling to build A kit.......
  8. that’s coming on well given the break, exactly on a par with my builds after my first long break. And I still keep dropping them, it doesn’t matter when you fix the legs on, they usually get it on most builds, it’s either that or pitot tubes, and the occasional door or prop. hopefully you’ll get the bug again! And perhaps hello too! (edit)
  9. The Eduard IX is a dream build. the airframe falls together. It is one of the best kits I’ve handled from the building perspective. the Airfix xix also comes out pretty good, I have no bad memories of that build, I wanted another box for another day but never got around to picking one up. You won’t notice the cockpit, it looks great on the shelf! i must say, I acquired the Eduard royal 1/72 spit, and my oh my! That little thing looks very good indeed. Completely blows away all other spits I’ve compared it with in this scale. if you’re a fan, have a look
  10. September 19th 2019! Finally got around to doing the wheels! Tamiya nato black was used. Everything has had a few coats of Alclad flat. Undercarriage set and drying. 20th September. Final assembly. Just waiting for glue to dry, then I can finish picking the mask. 28th September. Finished! This one took a while to get across the line. At some point I’ll take some decent finished shots..... I tried using ez line thread here. A tad over scale! l should get some RFI shots and do a bit for that........ I've been digging
  11. Thanks for the pointer on the tub fixing! i have one of these in a part finished state...... the tub to fuselage bond was a problem I didn’t find a fix for. i have borrowed your method! cheers.
  12. Revell re popped the Hawker Hunter in 1/72!

    i got my mojo back by ordering 2!

  13. The Revell condor c5/8 or the bomber version (same Mould) is very good indeed! I think it has the bmw fafnir f8? (From memory) which is incorrect for the civil version. the trumpy kit has issues around the tailplane (shape) but! AND ITS A BIG BUT! i cannot verify the drawing I used to compare. The Revell fuselage was a good match to this drawing. the trumpy kit does have good internal detail aft of the cockpit/engineer bay. again a but! It is only of use if building a military version, with extra fuel cells. think Atlantic or (maybe) Norway. the ventra
  14. Hi, it's very good to hear it directly from the researchers themselves. Absolutely directly from the horses mouth! That final paragraph does suggest to me it is conclusively blue........I would have taken that as gospel.....exactly as I did! So it's still open to interpretation? Hopefully some pilots notes/log book or similar will surface in time. Surely there must be rare gems still to find. Im (95%) sure I read about paint colours being unearthed in museum restorations so there is always a chance for something even that far fetched. Good luck with the resear
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