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  1. Thanks guys for all the kind comments. Cheers, Rodders
  2. Hi All, Just finished my first jet and tricycle undercarriage kit. The Airfix Provost T3 for a 4 year old boy whose great grandfather flew them. I didn't do any weathering and made a mistake with the nose weight even though i did the gravity test. Also, i did the usual bad job on the canopy(i can never get that right). I had a lot of trouble with the leading edge decal as it broke up even after Hooke sent me replacements(which was very kind). I ended up using vallejo 71082 as i thought that was the nearest match. Hope it's ok, Cheers, Rodders.
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  4. Hi All, The boss aka the wife has had a clean up of the stash as i have problems bending/reaching. she took this kit out, the italeri F15E in 72nd scale kit no.166. I think it's an old kit and has one decal option of the first F15E. I've been trying to find updates as the cockpit has no side instrument details plus some other things. But it looks like a nice kit to build. I've had a look on Hannants(other sites are available) but can only find ejector seats. Has anyone built it and can offer some thoughts, thanks, Rodders.
  5. Hi All, I've been away for a bit so sorry for the question. I've been building the Academy 35th scale M3 Stuart but haven't touched it for ages as i was a bit intimindated by the photo etch set in all honesty and put to one side in the stash. My wife has sorted out my stash for me as i can't bend down anymore and found the said kit. Unfortunately, it had fallen over and i have lost three bits somewhere. They are parts B34,B35 and B46, which are the three front hatches. I can't find them anywhere. I would love to scratchbuild them but there is no way i could do it. As airfix have reiss
  6. Hi All, first a happy new year to everyone. The boss has been very good and cleaned out re-organised the stash in the cupboard in the back bedroom and put some boxes on the outside for easy access for me. One of them which i have completely forgotten about is a T-34/85 with a mine roller kit 3561 by Maquette in 35th scale which i thought had got lost as i'd dropped it and thought i'd lost a load of bits. it looks complete although i don't know if i've got all the track links but everything else looks to be there. i wanted to ask if anyone has ever built any of Maquette's kits or
  7. Hi, Thanks for the help. I don't think i can get this as i've never ordered from hobby easy as i have had problems getting things from abroad which have put me off. But thanks for looking, Cheers, Rodders.
  8. Hi, Could you tell me where from, Thanks, rodders.
  9. Hi, Very very nice job. You very kindly replied to my post on the same car. Yes, the decals do look daunting and i may try your route. For the paintwork i got some tamiya lacquer paints at Telford to see if i can get a smooth finish as i usually paint military aircraft and armour. Although i'll try and remember what the lads in the bodyshop used to tell me when i was a rover partsman, Cheers, Rodders.
  10. Hi All, The boss bought me two Airfix 1/32nd rally cars last christmas(Fiesta and Mini). The last time i built a car model was about 20+years ago, i think an escort rally car for someone at work. I don't want to overthink things but does anyone know of any accessories for them. Particularly decals for the instrument panels. Thanks for any help, Cheers, Rodders.
  11. Hi, Yes it's that one but it has a different number(48652 not 48583) although it may be my ex rover/vw partsman's head not thinking that part numbers were changed. Although it's for kit 12215 and i have 1687. It doesn't have the interior sidewalls in it. Cheers, Rodders.
  12. Hi all, I've checked a bit further and the sets are different. sorry for any trouble, Cheers, Rodders.
  13. Hi All, Please forgive my ignorance but i'm having a lot of trouble getting the Eduard F15E exterior detail set for the academy kit in 1/48th scale. i'm not a modern expert but the F15C exterior set 48486 is readily available. Would it be possible to use this set or am i talking rubbish, Thanks for any help, Cheers, Rodders
  14. thanks Tomas i may try and take the plunge, cheers, rodders.
  15. Hi All, i'm hoping to start the airfix Fw190A8 in 72nd scale but i think the size of the undercarriage looks wrong. it looks extended so wanted to ask how to reduce the size as there is also a brace and i don't know if it will fit when the strut is cut down. Has anyone ever done it. are there any problems in doing it, cheers, rodders.
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