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GREG DESTEC

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About GREG DESTEC

  • Birthday 09/07/1963

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    Scotland
  • Interests
    World War 2 subjects in general. Aircraft in particular.

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  1. Hi Martin, Yes I agree about the Airfix Mossie, I never got the undercart to fit nicely without a bit of a bodge. Luckily the MB one fits easily by comparison. Cheers Greg
  2. Thanks Pat, I'm enjoying these old Matchbox kits. They still build up well with a bit of TLC. Cheers Greg
  3. Thanks Walter! Getting some paint on now. Cheers Greg
  4. Ingenious problem solving Heather I hope it all pans out for you. Cheers Greg
  5. Me too! With the Mosquito at the painting stage I have been testing the fit of parts, and it's looking very straightforward There will be minimal tinkering with this one. I have spares from an Eduard kit do may see if I can incorporate some of these into the build. Cheers Greg
  6. I wish! The comic is a more recent issue. No no one would have paid £2 for a Commando comic back in 1963 Cheers Greg
  7. Thanks chaps I'm looking forward to starting this one as the Mosquito is well underway now. Cheers Greg
  8. So way back in 1973 when i was but 10 years old, this kit was the best Spitfire kit i was aware of, miles more accurate (as far as i knew) than the Airfix one, which had been around for ages at that time. The Matchbox Spit was soooooo good to me. So its no wonder i have returned to this particular kit for the GB. I have rustled up some reference material (the only references young Greg had) in the shape of the Commando comic "Send for Spitfires", which was first published in the same month and year i was born (1963)! TFL Cheers Greg
  9. Evening all! The past week has seen stilted progress, but progress nonetheless. I had a good hard look and think about detailing the undercarriage and after trying to add a few wee bits to tart it up wasn't happy and decided to build as is. It is over simplified, even more so than the old Airfix example but once the gear doors are on you would hardly notice. Too much finesse would be required to add some of the fine detail on the oleos for me. So i have assembled the engines and cleaned up the seams on the fuse. As you may see on the photos MB neglected to add trenches or raised detail to indicate the bomb bay doors. I'm thinking about scribing these myself, we will see. End pics shows the engines attached but they are only taped in place. See the Mossie as MB intended in glorious multi-coloured plastic. TFL Cheers Greg
  10. I like a P-40, it's one of my favourite WW2 types, possibly because of the old Airfix box art. I don't remember building the MB kit although I always liked the Burma Banshee markings from the original issues. Looking forward to seeing yours build up Cheers Greg
  11. Thanks Steve Much appreciated Cheers Greg
  12. Thanks Stix It's the first model I have been happy with that I have completed in quite a while. I'm also favouring 1/72 more and more these days. All the best Greg
  13. Thanks very much Dave, Loads of time for decals mate. I still have the Halifax etc to be going on with. ATB Greg
  14. Wow that was fast! It took me a week to add half the scratch detail to my Mossie than you managed in a few hours. Lovely work Adrian Cheers Greg
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