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redleader

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  1. Dora Heinrich redux: Thought I could improve things a bit; clean stuff up and add more detail... so here's MkII RB Productions Seat Belts, Quickboost resin ammo drums (with Eduard photo etch straps) and Airscale decals
  2. Cheers lads. Yeah I wondered whether both rotated the same way or in opposite directions
  3. What was the direction of rotation of the props on the A-1 Schnellbomber?
  4. Sounds like you need another holiday! Well done for sticking to it You chose a lovely subject and the result looks bonnie too. Barra's barry an aw. Nice that your project had a personal theme. Kudos
  5. Sycamore! What a cool name for a helicopter. And what a kit – packed full of character and personality! Great job, looks like you had fun
  6. #26 any chance of reposting this diagram Clinton78? Ta
  7. Cheers! Mostly new to me though. Learning exercise. Don't remember photo etch back in the 70s! Doing the kit wheels-up, w crew
  8. Am too Was trying to think of the last kit I did. Blanked
  9. First serious bit of modelling I've attempted in about forty years – so guess that makes me a newbie! My first experience of photoetch, acrylics, airbrush... you name it. So I wanted to do a subject I felt a connection to, and something that would stretch me to the max. So it's Revell's 1/32 Schnellbomber which will assume the guise of 4D+DH 'Dora Heinrich' of 1.KG30.
 This Ju 88A-1 fell to the guns of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron on 16/10/39 during a Luftwaffe raid on RN ships in the Firth of Forth. 'Dora' was the first enemy bomber downed by the RAF over the British mainland in WWII, and was on the receiving end of the first ever Spitfire victory.
 I was born by the Forth, and have lived half my life on its banks, my family have worked for generations on its waters and in its docks and I live just a few miles from where 'Dora' ditched almost eighty years ago. So I thought I'd make her the first half of a 1/32 'Dogfight Double'. Eventually I'll get around to tackling her nemesis – XT-A 'Stickleback' a MkI Spit of 603 Squadron. Over a year in, having too much fun, here's some (unfinished) pit shots. Apologise for quality – taken with an iPhone4 Cockpit side walls, still needs wiring/some piping added Eduard PE, Aims and homemade decals Floor and curtains printed on inkjet Pilot seat, control column and BZG2 Bombsight
  10. Have you tried EZ Line Rigging Thread for aerial wires? Very thin and elastic, stretch to tension. Samples £5 available on eBay (comes from US, but delivery is quick). Not to be confused with EZ Fishing line
  11. Hope that's not blood in your first pic Johnny I've got the RB RivetR also (the mini version same as in the pic). The good thing about it is that the 'rivets' it makes are actually round and not square. Another possibility for larger recessed rivets or screws would be a beading tool like jewellers use, these come in reasonably priced sets from your favourite on-line supplier at about £11 for a set of 23 tools. Other brands are available
  12. Supplementary question, guys: when were the following types of Luftwaffe ordnance introduced into service – SD500, PC500, and PD500?
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