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mcdonnell

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  1. Hello,bootneck - I built my first 1/32 scale kit just over two years ago.That was a Phantom. I started in the hobby with 1/72 scale and moved up to 1/48 scale for some subjects because my eyesight now prefers that. From 1/144 to 1/32 scale is a quantum leap.That said, you’ve got an excellent kit there and if I’m in any position to pass on some advice I’d say don’t get overly concerned about adding masses of extra detail apart from what you’re confident with, if you so wish of course. With this project,I’d just focus on working with the bigger parts in front of you. To be honest,I questioned my own confidence to tackle 1/32 scale but found that concern very quickly disappeared and really loved it.So much so I immediately went from the Phantom to the Strike Eagle in that scale. I wish you good luck with this new venture and look forward to seeing your progress. Most of all,I hope you ENJOY it.
  2. Hello,Stix - Superb work as always,my friend.A ‘Corker of a Hawker’ there!
  3. “Hello,Gary” - Brilliant work with this Javelin.She looks absolutely beautiful and I love your chosen scheme.I have this kit patiently waiting for attention.I hope you got my earlier Email,dear friend.
  4. Hello,AlanP - Delighted to see you’ve enjoyed the Festive Period with your latest masterpiece. A magnificent build of a magnificent aircraft.Full marks to Revell for releasing this beauty and you’ve certainly done the kit and the ‘SR-71’ justice.Brilliant! wishing you and your loved ones all the very best for the New Year! As Always, Paul.
  5. Hello,Alan P - Well what can this Phantom Phanatic say about that beauty? ”A phabulous piece of phine work and phine art!” A magnificent model of a magnificent aircraft.I love it. Wishing you and your loved ones ‘All The Very Best’ for the Phestive Season.
  6. Hello,Dean - A great job and result with your TSR2.She’s a fine tribute to that iconic aircraft. I’m currently working on the same type using the 1/48 scale Airfix kit. That’s no ‘shake and bake’ either!
  7. Hello,Alan - The cheque’s in the post,Dear Friend!?! Thank you so much.It’s an outlandish and garish scheme but I fell in love with it as soon as I saw the photos of the real aircraft.The DXM Decals worked perfectly which greatly helped with their application.Their quality was also superb.There’s no hint of the Cobalt Blue ‘shading’ the white flashes either. The decals deserve the credit far more than I do.
  8. Hello,Thom216 - Thank you so much.I’ve always loved ‘Special/Anniversary’ Schemes.The JASDF aren’t frightened of using the colour palette.
  9. Hello and thank you,Corsairfoxfouruncle. Yes,the ‘blue schemes’ were adopted by 19 and 92 squadrons to commemorate the 75th.anniversary of their formation.(1916-1991).I plan on building one of the Phantoms in this scheme in due course.
  10. Hello and thank you,Chris.The JASDF aren’t frightened of using the colour palette.The main colour is Cobalt Blue and the decals are by ‘DXM’. I love special/anniversary schemes.They’re a change from the ‘routine’ camouflage schemes now and again.
  11. Hello,Friends - Here’s the 301 Phantom Mother Squadron Phantom in her Anniversary Scheme. I hope you enjoy viewing.
  12. Hello,Adam - A beautiful result and model of the Vulcan.The Valiant and Victor are also superb models.A trio to be very proud of.Great work indeed.
  13. Hello,gazza1 - A beautiful build of the Hercules and finished in my favourite RAF scheme.Superb!
  14. Hello,Friends - A quick message to thank you all so much for your very kind responses and feedback.They’re much appreciated.
  15. Hello,Pete - Thank you so much.Yes,the special tail markings add a welcome splash of colour against the grey.The tail decals needed a bit of cosmetic surgery to conform over the blister fairings but a sharp blade and Microsol took care of it.
  16. “Hello,Jan” - My fullest compliments to you on your magnificent Viggen build.The special scheme is beautiful and so is the way you’ve created it. I built the 1/48 scale Airfix Spitfire PR19 in Swedish markings and have the Draken and Lansen to add to the Swedish lineup. A pleasure to see your work.
  17. Hello,Pete - Thank you.Thank you so much.Yes,the emblem breaks up the scheme although it was a bit of a challenge to get the decals to conform properly on the fin because of the pronounced blister fairings.A sharp blade and Microsol did the trick though.
  18. Hello,IPMS19 - That’s a stunning model and what a terrible thing to happen to it. Knowing your skills and expertise I don’t think it’ll be long before she’s restored to former glory.
  19. A great job,Deano.She looks beautiful.
  20. Hello and thank you,Tony.I’ve worked many times in Warthill village just to the east of York and only about three miles from the University.I’ve seen a lot of military activity there.The Lakenheath aircraft are among the regular visitors and normally tracking to The Lakes or Scotland.No mistaking their sound! Always a delight to see any military types and particularly out in the wild. You had a special show to help mark Rob’s wonderful achievement!
  21. Hello,SAT69 - Thank you so much.I built this before the big 1/32 scale Tamiya ‘F-15E’. Quite a size difference but the Tamiya kit is a beautiful kit to build. Here’s a photo of mine which I featured in an earlier post.
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