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About chrish

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    Columbus, Ohio, USA
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    Post-WWII RAF and Fleet Air Arm aircraft and helicopters.

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  1. Thanks for the link Dave. They look just the ticket and quite affordable! Chris
  2. Thanks John. I think I can live with inaccurate wheels. I read somewhere that the starter bullets are smaller on the B2 intakes and that they can be easily corrected. Chris
  3. Lovely Canberra in an eye-catching scheme. I was hoping to convert my old Airfix Canberra B (I).6 into a B.2 with the Suez stripes. Does anyone know of a convenient guide to the differences between the two versions? Thanks! (By the way, the old Airfix kit seems remarkably good for its age).
  4. What a beautiful Phantom! May I ask what metal colors and brands of paint you used on the exhaust areas: I am about to spray my Fujimi Phantom with Vallejo Metalcolors and need some guidance. Also, what weathering products/techniques did you use? Thanks
  5. chrish

    Paint match for RAF Phantom fibreglass nose

    Thank you for your quick and detailed responses. Much appreciated!
  6. I am modeling a 1/72 Fujimi Phantom of RAF 1435 Flt using the new Xtradecal Phantom sheet. The nose/radome is supposed to be fibreglass coloured. Anyone know of a Tamiya paint (or paint mixture) that might work for this? Thanks!
  7. chrish

    Westland Sea King HU5

    Fantastic build; thanks for sharing. I'd like to build a Sea King in similar colors, but would need to use Tamiya acrylics. Do you happen to know if any of their grays or reds are a good match? Thanks!
  8. chrish

    Scratch building aircraft basics

    Thanks Richard. Your specific suggestion is especially welcome as I model post-war British subjects, mostly in 1/72, but a few in 1/48 also. The Bucc and the Gannet are two of my favorite subjects!
  9. chrish

    Scratch building aircraft basics

    Thank you!
  10. Apologies if I am posting this in the wrong place. I'm looking for help as I transition from strictly OOB builds to attempting to add scratch built detail. Anything on the basic tools, materials, and techniques of scratch building would be very helpful. I would like, for example, to be able to replace kit undercarriage legs with scratch built ones or move the position of wing fences. Nothing too ambitious to start with. Any articles or videos you can point me to would be most helpful. Thanks.
  11. Hi Lynx7:

    Please excuse the interruption.  I am building the Hobby Boss 1/72 Royal Navy Lynx in grey with red nose/tail.  Do you know if Tamiya match those colours , or would I have to use a different range of paints. Thanks,


  12. What a fantastic Vulcan! If I can ever pluck up the courage to do one myself, I will use your build as my guide. One thing I would like to know more about is how you sanded and polished the surface. What grit was the sandpaper? Thanks for such an inspirational build. Chris
  13. chrish

    Jet Provost T3

    Thanks, that's really helpful . I'm going to try the clear spruce tank tips.
  14. chrish

    Jet Provost T3

    What a lovely job. I have made the same kit in the grey version, but would now like a go at the red and white. Do you have any tips on getting good demarkation lines? And may I ask how you do the clear plastic tips on the wing tanks. I noticed white tack: is that just for masking? Cheers, Chris
  15. chrish

    Buccaneer S Mk.2B

    Nice looking Buc! Great work. Can't wait for the new Tanmodel kit to appear, although dread to think how much it will cost. A new-tool Airfix version is well overdue and would complement nicely their new RN Phantom.