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CurrantBunbury

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About CurrantBunbury

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  • Birthday March 16

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  1. That is nice. Great job. I spent many hours in these things, mostly the Defender version, when I was a yoof. I'm going to have to get one of these kits.
  2. Having recently attended my fifth Discworld convention, I can only agree. I think my favourite is either Going Postal or The Fifth Elephant. I'm a big Neil Gaiman fan as well, and I'm really looking forward to the TV adaptation of Good Omens.
  3. What a great collection. Thanks for sharing them.
  4. Mine was a 1/48 Airfix Spitfire, built with my dad, when I was eleven. Even after many years and many models, the smell of Humbrol enamels still takes me straight back.
  5. Krista Walsh is worth a try. The Invisible Entente series is a really good bit of urban fantasy.
  6. Greetings! Welcome back. What have you ordered?
  7. This looks interesting. Looks like you've got quite a job with that cockpit.
  8. His diary of the expedition is a fantastic read. It's called South: The Story of Shackleton's 1914-1917 Expedition and is available for nowt if you've got a Kindle. It's definitely worth the £7.50 for the paperback if not. I know that doesn't help with your original question, but I thought you might be interested! I've been interested in this story for years - since my time in the Falkands, actually - and oddly it's never occurred to me to look for a kit. Good idea.
  9. You're definitely not alone with the computer problems, or with the low build rate! I've completed a total of two models this year, and one of them was already in progress at the start of the year. Life gets in the way for most of us from time to time ... but we always come back.
  10. Thanks for the encouragement, Steve. I got the decals on yesterday, then the varnish last night and this morning, so ... she's finished! What I said about further drama was appropriate, as it happened. I now understand what people mean when they talk about poor-quality decals - these ones went on, but they tried their damnedest to fall off again. I think I'd recommend getting some alternative ones if you're thinking of building this kit. They did not succeed in falling off, however, and none of them broke up, so it all turned out OK in the end. I've also ended up with a pretty rubbishy finish thanks to the varnish not drying evenly. I think this is my fault - should have thinned it more - so I'll take that one on the chin and do a better job next time. What we have ended up with, however, is a Mosquito. A slightly twisted, streaky Mosquito with one knackered undercarriage leg, but a Mosquito nonetheless ... and I love it. I've really enjoyed the build, in spite of all its trials, and I've learnt a few things, so that's a success for me. The Mossie is currently on the windowsill in front of me, so I can enjoy looking at it in what's left of the daylight before I put it in the display cabinet later. Here are a few pictures of the finished product.
  11. Very nice! That's a seriously lairy colour scheme - what was it for? Great finish you've got, though. How did you find this kit to build?
  12. By heck, that frame looks fiddly. Very neatly done, and the engines look the part. I do like seeing these weird and wonderful things.
  13. Mate, that is a stunner. All the work you put into this has most definitely paid off. The weathering looks spot on now it's all settled down.
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