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About Stosh65

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    Damn the tiny parts!
  • Birthday 06/15/1980

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    Dundee, Scotland
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    Aircraft of WW2 and post war RAF/FAA mainly.

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  1. Lovely job. Always take a Hurricane though. In the words of one BoB veteran (maybe have been Tom Neil but I forget), "It was made of redundant parts. Every part got shot out from under me at least once but it always brought me home."
  2. Not at home but Jet Provost heading slightly south of west over Chanonry point towards Inverness about 9.30pm last night, the 8th of August. Quite low but wasn't headed for Inverness Airport.
  3. I had a problem with Ryanair when they cancelled my flight home from Paris on a Sunday and offered me a replacement the following Wednesday morning. That was a long time ago, buts it an experience that leaves a bad taste.
  4. Nice work. You got a much better finish than my all black defiant last year.
  5. Very nice work. I do like the Japanese aircraft in that green paint weathered look.
  6. Off and running though not as quickly as I hoped. Interiors have had a few coats of green, I've picked out a few details in black and it's had a dry brush over the top of aluminium. The decals are on the instrument panels. Lost a control column to the carpet monster, the one at the new desk is voracious. Time to start properly building. Should have a couple of things what look like spitfires next time.
  7. No almost about it! Nice work and it seems to be going together quickly enough.
  8. The joy of older kits... Looks like a nice filling job.
  9. Here we go on this year's second project and my first WIP outside of a group build. Just to keep things easy for myself I'm going for two at once. I picked up the spitfire/messerschmit 110 dogfight double cheap in a sale a couple of years ago before I realised I already had the same spitfire in 1/48. However, just after the new year I saw the mk1/mk2a kit on sale and realised I could just do both using the decals and bits from both. Besides, when are there ever enough spitfires? Love that box art. Hate doing the split black/white underside though. The all important raw materials. Identical kits with the all important extra sprue on the end and the differing canopies up top. If we've not met, hello and welcome in, just be aware I'm not a big accuracy guy, this is all for fun for me. This won't be big on new or clever techniques though tips and tricks are always welcome. I've discovered if I do a WIP I tend to go along at a better pace. This weekend we break plastic! Though hopefully not literally.
  10. Thanks guys. Not sure what's next. Either the p40 that's the other half of this box or a spitfire double build. But at least I'm looking forward to it.
  11. My first completion in months! Had a real dry spell for a while there, but I saw the wonderful movie The Wind Rises around the new year and decided a while later to dig the Zero out the stash for a bit of a tribute build. If you've not seen it, the film covers the life of Jiro Hirokoshi, the lead designer on the Zero and is an animation from the great Hayao Miyazaki. Just a quick out the box build to get the juices going again from the dogfight double pearl harbour kit. I say quick but it was over a month real time, I guess I just need to accept I'm never going to be a high output guy. I wasn't going to do a wash but it looked too plain without it and then it went a bit wrong and had to be partially repeated which has resulted in it being a bit grubby. The masking work on the canopy could be neater as well. It's a great little kit, recently re-released and certainly did what I hoped in blowing away the cobwebs. It's good to be back. This is the first time I've posted pics using my tablet and the new forum software and it's proved much easier than the laptop so that's a result. Thanks for looking.
  12. That's a great start. I do like the Airfix legless crew men. Not had one for a while.
  13. Great build, my favourite star wars fighter and you've more than done it justice.
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