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About chrish

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    Post-WWII RAF and Fleet Air Arm aircraft and helicopters.

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  1. chrish

    Airfix 1/72 Dominie

    Hi Sten: Did you ever make further progress on the Dominie? Am working on my own and looking for guidance. Thanks.
  2. I am also working on a white/gray Nimrod. About two years into the build, I am now trying to refashion the intakes and adjacent searchlights.
  3. thanks to all for helpful responses Chris
  4. Hi Steve: I was wondering if you ever finished the project. I'd like to know if I can build an RAF Hawk T2 (the black ones based at Valley) from the 1/72 Airfix BAE Systems kit. Chris
  5. Hi Shaun: did you ever complete your Fly JP or post more of your build? I'm about to start on one and am looking for guidance. Thanks
  6. Thanks for the link Dave. They look just the ticket and quite affordable! Chris
  7. 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
  8. 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).
  9. 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
  10. chrish

    Paint match for RAF Phantom fibreglass nose

    Thank you for your quick and detailed responses. Much appreciated!
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.