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  1. Great work as usual John, can't say anything more. Stuart
  2. Cheers Terry and it is but it needed to be done because of the flippin great greenhouse sitting on top. Lunchtime update... Wings on and ailerons fitted, Not to bad, just needs a little tidying up topside. On its back with bomb doors fitted. This aircraft comes with a tail wheel (not needed), a skid (not needed) and doors that were grossly oversize. External photos of the 'BS', show no evidence of these doors being open, so I fitted an appropriate thickness of plasticard and blanked it off, will be sanded and scribed when dry. Again the underside wing join isn't to bad. Also of note, towards the rear of the wing , just forward of the flaps and blanking plates that are fitted on the BS, these would house the wheels on standard versions. Not sure what can be done next week as I'm away on a course, we'll see. Stuart
  3. Looking smart CT. Good save with punching the red discs. I might have to purchase that smaller punch/ tie set I think. Stuart
  4. Okay, how do measure the lengths required when it's not 'empty'? Stuart
  5. Cheers guys, much appreciated. Tomorrow I will hopefully look at attaching the wings and tail feathers. Stuart
  6. Thanks mate, me too. Last update for the evening... Wings sanded, primed , filled, sanded and primed again. Now fitted to their fuselages. Wing roots are not to bad but I'll give them some PPP to tidy them up, then I'll move to the tail end. Stuart
  7. Tackled the first couple of stages... Wheels removed, cleaned and cemented together. End bits added to lower hull. Sink mark central here. The upper 'sinks' won't be seen as they're behind the skirts but lower one will and if I'm doing them, I might as well do the top ones. Stuart
  8. Cheers Charlie. Thanks Terry, yes you should. They don't act like normal enamels, I masked over the top of the Dark Green 2 hours after I applied it! Tamiya Black applied for the stripes, masking removed and letting it harden overnight. Stuart
  9. Hi guys, can't honestly remember when I last built armour this size, most probably about +/-45 years ago. Anyhow, I've decided on a quick detour away from 'wingy' things and although the intentions are to build airfield vehicles to display alongside my 1/72 aircraft, I thought I'd have a bit of fun with Revell's Challenger I or is that Matchbox 'cos that's what it says on the plastic. Decided on a WiP as 1/72 vehicles seem a little thin on the ground, so here I am. I do know somethings about tanks but don't I know a thing about a Challenger, so if you know of any glaring/ easy things to correct fire away. I have made a start and once I done something meaningful, I'll post it. Stuart
  10. One step further along the road. Colourcoats Dark Green enamel for topside camouflage. Hopefully I'll be able to get the black stripes done later today too. Stuart
  11. Courageous


    Certainly is. Should be interesting, will definitely bring out the artist. Stuart
  12. The 'Malteser' pilot is still intact . Stuart
  13. Thanks Rich, when needs must. Anyway, back to the build. The side windows are fitted, you'll seem them later as they're hidden by the rear deck at the moment. I/P fitted and then the centre section. Seats will go in later. Fuselage halves joined and the port side seen here... ...and starboard side here. Also done but not shown is work on the engine. Holes were drilled at exhaust locations and short stubs added. Stuart
  14. Beautiful work Jorgen and it needed to be with those lovely clear greenhouses on top. Looks like the engine, weights and i/p sequence worked. Good job. Stuart
  15. A 1/72 tap...bonkers! Now you've got all closed up, you'd better get the electricians in and fix those lights, how are we going to see all the exquisite work. Stuart
  16. Looking good, waiting for the 'rub back'. Stuart
  17. I do have this but thanks. From the Saab B17 walk around here: http://plasticfantastique.com/walk_arounds/walk-around-the-saab-b17/ I pulled this as this shows the 3 mountings that need to be fitted. To me, these mounts can only be fitted when everything is fitted The cockpit area has been washed, highlighted and dry brushed. Tomorrow, the side windows will be fitted and all being well, the i/p, deck and sides will join, seats will go in later. Stuart
  18. A little further... Colourcoats Ocean Grey enamel on topside. Stuart
  19. Time to get my butt in gear with these two. Gun ports filled. Cartridge ejection ports filled. Formation lights filled. 40% chord lines filled. Stuart
  20. Yes, he's back! Now you're back, no more fumbles please. Stuart
  21. I haven't built armour for years but I recognize a good job. Nicely weathered too. Stuart
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