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  1. And last for today, but not least. I've made a plan for the caravan. Based on the photo and the size of the pilots, I made a rough sketch of the size. Next is to make a 3D model out of this sketches.... I've found some pictures of this kind of carvans in civilian use though... that's a great help!
  2. The wings went together easy as well. I cut the rudders to make them more interesting with a bit deflection.
  3. As it was Easter, I had a little time and started the build. Nothing special on the interior, and the sides went together without any problems. I really like to open the hood, so I cut out the side door.
  4. Yes, exactly this. The more I read and see (documentaries) about this, the more I understand the tremendous strain they were under. And the more I respect their tremendous courage. "We just had to do it" For me. looking back, it is both understandable and incomprehensible that those men could do it... But they did... and I'm thankful they did. Again: it's my small 'Thank You' to those who were so invaluable in defending the last free country in Europe at the time and all those people in Britain who had to suffer defending it. You may or may not know it, but, hearing fro
  5. Just to be clear: I'm gonna scratch build the caravan out of carton. I think it is quite doable, so let's hope it is gonna work. The car and the plane are "old fashioned" kits, so that will be no problem (I hope... Pilots are from both airfix and revell sets, so no big problems there (well, I gotta paint them... ) They will differ in size, but men in real life do too!
  6. The source of the waiting pilots is this great photo: It really has all of it. The men waiting in front of a camouflaged caravan, a dog, the planes, a rather fancy car, and last but not least, the garbage can. I'll try to scratchbuild a caravan, and hope to get some pilots out of a few kits. The car I already have a substitute. When I saw this in the modelshop I just couldn't resist it. Simple kit, but so to the point....
  7. Hi Chris. yes, Photobucket can... well, what you said! I now use postimg.cc Seems to work.... I'll try to post some more. The waiting pilots are based on a great photo, will be up in a short time... well, hope so anyway... stay tuned!
  8. Well, I think I know how to enter pictures. The box: The sprues:
  9. The Battlle of Britain was, when I was a kid, already something mythological. These brave men, with the magnificent Spitfires and Hurricanes, who defended the last free place in Europe against the Nazi war machine. Growing older, I realised how much human effort went in to this battle. Reading more about the men, you come to understand that with this great victory and the magnificent machines, the toll on them was immense. I want to honour those men (in my own humble way) by building an Airfix Spitfire, but as a part of a diorama. I am fascinated by the photos of waiting pilot
  10. Well, count me in in this GB! I'm trying to shake my personal Britmodeller curse (the last two GB's I joined I couldn't finish because one of my close relatives had to go to hospital), so let's hope it's third time lucky. As I discovered, I hadn't build a Battle of Britain Spitfire yet... Yes, almost impossible to imagine at this site, that I/m still allowed to post at all... So I'm in with the Airfix 1/72 Spit. But I want to make a small diorama out of it, so I'm going to try to recreate a pilots waiting for scramble. as a small thank you for the few who were so crucial in saving
  11. Just voted. Some difficult choices. But thank you people for getting involved and for setting up GBs and getting the support. Even if 'ÿour' GB won't make it, I (and probably many other members) do appreciate the effort. It's great to have a choice. And of course: a big thank you for Enzo M. for all the administrative work! And now it's waiting for december... which ones will be on the calender? Always exciting!
  12. Hi Patrice, great to have the DC2 included! I'll be saving my DC2 kit for this GB. And with Enzo Matrix confirming the GB for 2019, it gives me the time to get some DC3 kits and decals as well. Now I just have to be strong.... don't build it yet... don't build it yet... (and an other voice in my head says: just build it... time enough to get some other suitable kits... ) Lookning forward to this! Thanks Patrice and Enzo for putting it on the calender!
  13. Hi Patrice, I had to search the site for a bit, because I was sure I've seen this thread, but couldn't find it. until now. I'm in! Hopefully we now have 25 participants for sure? so we are set to go I hope? (although that last bit will be in the hands of the moderators of course) How can I not participate? So many great schemes (civil and military), even different countries (the DC3/C47 and their Russian and Japanese sisters). And of course, my dad being an active member of the Dutch Dakota Association (DDA), which meant I was really close and personal with the DC3. After all,
  14. Oh no-no.... this is what I was afraid of.... Dear Miss, no no no no no, please don't reach for your skillet . i apologize. It is all completely my fault and mistake.Everything is... you name it, i've done it... My sick mind (men eh, pffffff) melting images of a "slightly mad maiden aunt who regularly gets pished on Bushmills' slot". with an iIrish priest in a TV-show.... it's just sick!!! of course you are better looking, taller, smarter and in no way comparable to the obnoxious father Jack character. I must confess that your stories are very worthwhile.
  15. I;m sorry chaps and chapettes.... Next to the wonderful build, I just can't seem to shake of my mental picture of the BM-procopius family.... I don't know much about the Brady bunch, but this comment from Debs and the knowledge she's from Ulster seems to have triggered my fantasy... Debs, may I see you as a kind of female father Jack from the Father Ted series? And if so, isn't it quite believeable that there is room for modellers in onesies, modellers that face existential crises over an only in his eyes not perfect mudguard, while at the same time there are those who ar
  16. Absolutely have to agree with you. i would love to see a XIV that is better than the Academy or the Fujimi one. But, as one of the guys in the modelshop where I bought my kits said: "we sell any spitfire mkI, messerschmitt 109e, sherman and tigertank." The casual buyer (for instance granddad buying one for his grandchild) wants a kit of a plane or tank everybody recognizes (i.e. 109e, spit mkI/II). And don't forget, here on the continent Revell and in a lesser extant Airfix are the two main players whose kits are easily available (as in: also sold in department stores and toy shops. Alt
  17. Does that mean he has to stay online? From what I read here earlier we are his family.... (I'm probably the guy who is the friend of some far off cousin you only meet at grandma's birthday and who never says much, but when he says something, it is a pit painful... Well, I can only say: it's, nice to be yourself!... although... oh, nevermind ) But I do agree that the Fencer looks finished, and it is a wonderful job. Very well done, sir. (although now I do fancy a go at a soviet jet myself now. They are nice looking models, aren't they? Just what I need, another vista of modell
  18. And on a more serious note:as i was lacking a mkII spit and saw bioth the airfix offering and the new Revell in my local hobbyshop, I couldn't resist and bought them both. First look confirms what The Wooksta! stated already (and with more knowledge and more detailled): things like panels look quite fine, but the overall feel is a Frog kit from the seventies reissued by Novo. Quite nice, but from a new mould in 2016 you would expect a bit more... (I just saw that my other local hobbyshop has in its description of the kit: "Adapted Revell Spitfire MKVB kits". Might explain some issu
  19. Oh, I don't know if that's a good idea. Reading Mr. P's reaction to the close up photo of the mudguard, I immediatialy have visions of Hamlet.... And if the skulll is missing (young Winston playing a round of footballl soccer with his mum for instance), an alternative is at hand..... "To scratchbuild, or not to scratchbuild, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more [....]
  20. well, come to think of it, he's one of the original Matchboxkits... all plastic, blue for the suit, yellow for the hair and orange for the head!
  21. The box and the sprues It's really OOB exept for the open hood. The one in the kit is a one piece affair..
  22. i discovered I didn't have an early spit, aside from the two bladed one. So time to build one, and fitting in this build. The airfix mkI, mostly because U really like the graphic design of this one. The letters and the roundel a bit too bog for the airframe... DW-K it is, as in the box. Although I want one with an open canopy... which means cutting the kit's canopy...
  23. I've already picked up some great ideas from this part of the site. So I'm not complaining, great addition! Thanks Mike and David!
  24. Hi MB, I'm really into your build. I've already had some good tips for my own diorama build, but yours is a really inspiring and outstanding one. Really great work! Looking forward to the next chapter. So keep up the good work! (I might borrow some of your solutions, hope you don't mind)
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