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About BlackAck

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    Aircraft of all eras.. though mostly RAF

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  1. Apologies for the slowdown in this build. Work, family stuff, school, plus a general flagging enthusiasm for this particular kit has prevented rapid progress. This build has been the toughest kit of my time in this hobby. It has fought me every inch of the way and then some. I want this kit done and off my bench even if I don't manage to complete before the group build finishes.
  2. Jockney, correct. A Seafox from Ajax took part in the Battle of the River Plate. In terms of the scheme I'm going to do, I haven't definitely picked yet. I'm leaning towards an camouflaged aircraft carried by HMS Canton based off a photo that I found in the IWM archives, but then again, there's another photograph of a pre-war Seafox assigned to HMS Galatea that might be good too in silver. Decisions, decisions
  3. While the paint dries on my Frog Beaufort, I thought I'd start on my next build. Behold, still in its wrapping:
  4. If you squint, it sort of looks like a Beaufort
  5. Sorry for the lack of progress on the 'fort, but work, graduate school, and my Auxiliary duties have been pushing this build and hobbying to the back burner. I'm gluing bits together right now.
  6. Born to model.. forced to work. Business trip this week to Downey, CA, the former site of the Vultee Aircraft Corporation factory and later the Apollo spacecraft assembly & testing complex. It was absolutely a massive site that is now just housing and a shopping center. I was working out of the old drafting offices which now house local government departments. Really cool, but I plan to get back to this model tomorrow..
  7. This isn't my usual corner of the forums, but some months ago I decided to dip my toes into railway modelling with the long term goal of producing an N gauge layout. To that end I managed to obtain some railway goodies including pre-owned Graham Farish Fowler 0-6-0 that has some flaws (I was aware it would need work at time of purchase). To my ahem, un-trained, eye the couplings appear broken or missing. Does anyone know the appropriate type and source of replacements? Front of engine Rear of tender: It looks like a fun little model that deserves some tender... loving care
  8. Cool! Looking forward to seeing the finished article.
  9. You could probably pickup an older tooling, relatively inexpensive, jet kit to practice on to refresh your skills. (In the US, Hobby Lobby and Michaels craft stores/art supplies have jet kits dating from the 1980s as well as glue and paint)
  10. Welcome to the forum and welcome back to the hobby. Do you have anything you're building at the moment?
  11. Life has been busy, but the long holiday weekend here in the US gives me lots of bench time. Inspired by @Greg Law's wonderful cockpit shots and the arrival of the Tasmin resin and canopies, I rebuilt the entire cockpit.
  12. Since the F-5 is on my bucket list of kits to have in any collection, I'm not too fussed about which scale it is. Any information is useful
  13. Tiny thread bump, any thoughts on what's best for 1:48?
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