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GREG DESTEC

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About GREG DESTEC

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  • Birthday 07/09/1963

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

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  1. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Hi Andy, I read that book too. The Superfortress only ever saw action in the Pacific in WW2 and despite its initial entry in to service being problematic it was effectively the plane that epitomized the defeat of Japan. Cheers Greg
  2. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Hi Stix, I am fine thanks. Just getting back in the swing of things after the summer holidays. The B-29 is a big model in 1/72 and when all in one piece will be longer and have a bigger wing span than a 1/24 scale fighter. Despite its great size I don't think it could carry a bigger payload than a Lancaster. Cheers Greg
  3. GREG DESTEC

    Mitsubishi Ki-46 II 'Dinah'

    Looking good Good luck with the canopy painting. Cheers Greg
  4. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Yeah patience is a virtue I'm told ! I am not sure that always applies to me though I will see what I can do with the wheels.... Meanwhile I got the fuselage joined tonight. I fear there will be filler a plenty once the pegs and tape comes off tomorrow. Cheers Greg
  5. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Thanks for the heads up Ozzy. I had planned on having the wheels go up and down but testing the fit of the main gear struts shows that the gear will not lock fully down unless I cut a bigger space to the rear of the wheel well so I need to decide to have wheels up or fixed down. Decisions, decisions......
  6. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Thanks Steve, It will all disappear once the fuselage is joined up. It's taking longer than I thought to get to this stage. I also have the wings and tail surfaces joined now and am preparing the engine nacelles. More soon I hope. Cheers Greg
  7. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Thanks Lawzer There's not much room up front but Airfix provide a crew ladder at the tail access which apparently will allow the B-29 to sit on all six tyres. Whether or not it will support the weight of this monster is another matter. Cheers Greg
  8. GREG DESTEC

    Airfix: The Golden Years Gallery

    Reissue of BT-K the first Airfix Spitfire kit in 1/72 scale. Built out of the box with minimum tools and unpainted. This caused me a few problems with the finish as you can see a couple of light patches on the model which are areas i have probably not sanded polished enough before the application of floor polish. The transfers went on great though!! This is actually the late 70's tooling of the Spitfire and not the original 1953 kit. Issued with the 1/48 F-22 Spitfire to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Spitfire. Cheers Greg
  9. GREG DESTEC

    The first Airfix Spitfire - BT-K - FINISHED

    Thanks TonyW, I understand the need to have completion of the various issues. I am unsure if this was available separately from the 1/48 F-22 Spitfire kit I got my example with. Cheers Greg
  10. GREG DESTEC

    Its a (different) Bomber!!

    Hello again, I have not been slacking with this despite the lack of posts. Theres been a bit going on in small stages, and i am nearing the big joining of the fuselage, while trying to balance all the moving bits and aligning the internal parts. I still have the rear gunner to add as well as the bombs to the port side. Wing construction has commenced nad as you may see from the pics fit has been a bit iffy. You ger the choice of a step to the leading edge or a gap at the trailing edge! Nevermind, i will plow on regardless. 1/72 Hurri to see how big the wing is. Total span will be greater than my 1/24 Spitfire!! Well thats it for now. I'm off to complete the bomb load and hopefully glue thr sides together. If this pans out i will post more pics tomorrow. Thanks for looking, Cheers Greg
  11. GREG DESTEC

    The first Airfix Spitfire - BT-K - FINISHED

    Hello! I'm calling this one finished. Far from perfect i'm afraid but a fun build all in all. More pics in the galery. Cheers Greg
  12. Stellar effort John! Looks fantastic. Well done. Cheers Greg
  13. GREG DESTEC

    Revell F-86D Sabre Dog 1:48

    Beautiful Sabre mate, Superb paint job and markings. Top notch Cheers Greg
  14. GREG DESTEC

    Firefly Mk.5 - 1/72nd

    Looks great John Can't wait to see some camouflage on it. Cheers Greg
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