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  1. Great work I'm finishing off the fighter bomber version at the moment. Cheers Greg
  2. Just finished "Lonely Boy" by Steve Jones, very honest and direct read, which I really enjoyed. I was never a Pistols fan back in the day but that didn't stop me appreciating the book. Only 99p on kindle totally worth it.
  3. Excellent work and great modelling to boot! More of a resurrection than restoration!! Very well done
  4. Great scheme on this Zero, with nice weathering Well done.
  5. Great to see these older tooling built rather than languishing in the stash. A really nice rendition of the Mosquito. Well done
  6. Great rendition of a late war 109. Looks very nice indeed
  7. Congratulations on a great looking Spitfire Your thread would benefit from a few more photos. Cheers Greg
  8. Nice progress. I have couple of these in the stash, and you're inspiring me to build one! Cheers Greg
  9. Thanks Gents, I appreciate your comments. Kind regards Greg
  10. Cheers Stix I wasn't looking forward to the painting, but it turned out ok in the end. All the best Greg
  11. Thanks Trevor, I appreciate your comments
  12. Lovely work Adrian, your Spiteful is looking the business
  13. The Black Devil of the South. Erich Bubi Hartman's Bf 109 G-10 JG 52 at wars end. 1/32 Revell kit built OOTB, brush painted. TFL Cheers Greg
  14. Finally, I am finished! Life, work, mojo prevented me finishing earlier. The last hurdle was frustrating as i hoped to have the canopy closed, but i couldn't get it to fit so i had to replace the attachment tabs i had removed and fudge it into place. No tail crooked cross with the kit for the usual reasons and i don't have spares so it doesn't have one, but should have. This is reputedly Hartman's last 109, which if being the case was destroyed by him and his ground crew as they evacuated their positions in front of the Russian advance (according to the book). Shortly therafter JG52 surrendered to American forces but were handed to the Russians therafter. Hartman and his comrades then spent the next 10 years in captivity. This part of his story is qite harrowing and he was put under intense pressure to take part in Russian propaganda against the West and they tried to coerce him into spying on his comrades. He of course refused and spent days and weeks in isolation. From the book is is protraid as a very moral and upstanding character. Anyway here are a couple of shots of the 109, more in the gallery. Thanks for looking, cheers!
  15. Sorry to hear that Pat, the older Airfix decals are notorious for being a bit brittle. I'm sure you'll fix them up with a spot of paint. Cheers Greg
  16. Well done Pat A marathon effort that's paying dividends. Cheers Greg
  17. Good afternoon all, More progress on the 109..... I have reached the final stages now and i am looking to add all the wee decals, then the breakable bits such as wheels and aerials. I have enjoyed this kit as it has been challenging in places, not helped by Revells insistance on having 6 parts instead of two such as the undercarriage legs but it has still been enjoyable. Don't look too closely at the spiral on the spinner i had to try painting it myself as the kir decal defeated me. The petals of the tulip markings were hard enough but went on ok with a bit of touch up with black paint. Next week should see her in the gallery. TFL cheers Greg
  18. Yep a real shelf filler, just wait till you put the wings on! My B-29 is propped against the wall with the wing tips and stabilisers taking the weight.
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