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Crossofiron1971

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About Crossofiron1971

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  1. Only had a couple of days off this week! Look how I spent it... Mixture of Hobbyboss and Avionix again with my own additions. Saw some pictures of the Warren McArthur Model 222 with a simple pivot for the locking bar and then with some sort of block attachment so as I am building a late Model A, I am going for what seems to be an upgrade. You will also see that I am sticking with armrests... Wife not impressed by the way, she was after a trip to Milton Keynes... Pilot's Seat & Control Column test fitted...
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    Trumpeter Mi-24V Hind-E 1:35

    WOW! Unbelievable work! This one is one to watch...
  3. Hello One and All! Now, I will have to admit that I have been in the modelling 'wilderness' for some time; Starting something, getting bored with that something, something else winking at me and starting that... Difficult cycle to break plus work has been totally full on for over a year... Then, a few weeks ago, something clicked and this was the Hobbyboss 1/32 P-61 Black Widow. If you have to go to the the IMF for a loan to buy this kit, might as well increase the National Debt so, I am throwing everything at this one; Eduard Big Ed Set 2 Off HPH Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp Engines Avionix Cockpit & Radar Sets B-25 Brassin Wheels for the HK Kit Grey Matter Figures Antena Set Profimodeller Barrels & Antena Sets HGW Seatbelts Montex Mask Eduard Brassin 500kg Bombs MK.1 Design 5 inch HVAR Rockets (2 Sets) Bespoke Photo Etch,designed by my good self 3D Printed Oxygen Bottles, drawn up by me.... (Crash Course) Now the subject; I knew very little about the P-61, even after I bought it. Those of you who have researched or read about the kit knows that the model is an A Model. That narrows it down a bit.... After buying the Combat Aircraft 8 P-61 BLack Widow Units of World War 2 (another IMF Loan) I decided on; P-61A-11 42-5610 MiDNiTE Madness 548th Night Fighter Squadron Le Shima Setup for Night Intruder Interdiction I would appreciate it if anyone has an issue with this... I have also invested in the Zotz Decals for this which is on a slowboat from China, been waiting 4 weeks now! So, to the kit! It is a thing of beauty indeed. It is also an excuse for me to increase the size of my display cabinet! The first thing that becomes apparent is how sparse the cockpit is. I tried testfitting the Avionix Set but I have an issue with that too; it's astonishingly and a thing of beauty also detailed but too busy for me. I like to wire up myself and I would spend weeks free painting so I have scratch built the cockpit sides and floor myself using the kit parts and using the Avionix as a donor for bits when required; Sacrilege! Here is the portside ready for painting; Here is the starboard; Here is the floor; Scratchbuilt mast; Here is the Bulkhead (Had to make the aperture) So now onto the finer details which is my next step; The Oxygen Regulator; Hope you like it so far... Cheers Steve
  4. Oooh, That's an interesting subject... Nice work!
  5. Oh my word! Stunning beyond words...
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    Mosquito Photo Help?

    Dana, Wow! I completely bow to your knowledge! Have contacted the AFHRA and will of course post any reply I get. See what you mean with "Pamelia", I will name my Mozzy this anyway in your honour, for the help you have given me! Cheers Steve
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    Mosquito Photo Help?

    Thanks for all the comments everyone! The wording on the port side, reckon it could be this?
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    Mosquito Photo Help?

    Hello all, Could I ask for some help from your libraries please? I am researching for a Project; Mosquito Mk PR XVI, NS739, 25th Bomb Group USAAF; I don't suppose there are any other photos out there are there? Or any other information on the Aircraft? The only other one I have is this; Can anyone shed any light on what the lettering under the wing? Many thanks for looking. Steve
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    1/48th Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

    My word sir, that is a beast! Really strange, I have just developed an itch! Good luck...
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    AMG 1/72 Bf 109 B. What, again? Seriously?!

    I meant to comment about this one this morning, stunning work sir!
  11. Lovely work sir!
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    WIP Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster S Sugar

    Wow! Fantastic work sir!
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    Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon - Car Door

    Fantastic work sir! I had to double take the 1/48 Cockpit!
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    Packard Merlin Help!

    Cheers Gary! Clicking through, there is a photo which perfectly shows it. Cheers Steve
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    Packard Merlin Help!

    Brilliant Dale, thank you!
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