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  1. Totally lost for words - what a stunning diorama!! The Stuka is such an imposing aircraft and both your model and its surroundings show this off to the max. Superb
  2. That's an absolute stunner - it's like you're stood next to a museum exhibit - it's so life like and realistic. Fantastic workmanship!
  3. That's a fantastic Dak - looks even more impressive with its invasion stripes. Job well done that man!!
  4. Great job - that's a cracking Whitley - inspired me to make a start on mine asap
  5. Wow - thanks Jack - can't get a better compliment than that
  6. Thanks again Aces. I'd definitely recommend the kit - sometimes it's nice to have a kit that does need a bit of work - gives us modellers a challenge
  7. Thanks very much Markus - really appreciated. I can sympathise - I'm still working full time too so not getting as much bench time as others either - explains why I struggle to get things over the finish line
  8. Thanks Val - as you say definitely not the easiest kit but enjoyable nonetheless
  9. Thanks very much Aces - really appreciate your kind comments
  10. Wow - that's a beauty Peter - really an eye catching piece of modelling!!! You've made me want to build my Meteor even more now
  11. Thanks for your comments Harold - much appreciated. I agree, these are not often seen in modelling forums and WW2 soviet aircraft generally which is why I like to do something a bit different every now and then
  12. So if you managed to join me over in my post for the SB 2M, I told you that I had also completed a Hawker Hurricane and would be completing a separate build thread - so here goes. As the title suggests, I decided to go a bit off piste with the Hurricane and rather than build as the usual RAF machine, decided to mix things up a bit and go for the Belgian scheme within the box. I'm really glad I did as the all silver underside and the black, yellow and red of the Belgian Air Force roundels really makes it pop. This is the Mk 1 (2 bladed prop) boxing of the Airfix Hurricane and unlike some of the trials and tribulations I had with the SB 2M Bomber, I can happily say that this was a joy to put together with no fit issues and probably the most solid undercarriage of any aircraft kit I've ever built. Build is OOB with the addition of seat belts, wing tip lights and aerial wire just to add an extra few realistic touches. Painted with Tamiya for the RAF Dark Green and Mr Hobby Aqueous for the Dark Earth with the usual pin wash and pigments etc to add some weathering to blend everything together. Again photo heavy - sorry - can never decide what to leave in and what to take out!! Hope you enjoy and feefback is always appreciated from BM's modelling greats. Thanks Kris
  13. I hope all the BMer's out there are safe and well and getting in plenty of bench time with the current situation we're in. Despite the fact that I seem to be spending plenty of time at the bench, it's been ages since I've managed to get anything posted to the site - just don't seem to be gettting anything across the finish line. Then just like buses, 2 have come along at once. First up is the ICM 1/72 SB 2M-100A which this thread focuses on and then secondly is the Airfix Mk1 Hawker Hurricane (which will be in a separate thread). The ICM SB 2M has been a kit of two halves for me. In the main it's been a fantastic kit with some fantastic details and generally the fit etc has been very good with some parts being even better than good. However, on the flip side, there are some elements where the fit has been poor and has required a fair amount of fettling. The clear parts are only ok and the undercarriage is extremely delicate for the amount of weight sitting on top of it so stealth is required to ensure this stays in place. All in all I've really enjoyed this kit which seemed to be proven by the fact it never warranted even a short stint on the SofD as I never lost interest. Built predominantly OOB with the addition of seat belts and wires for the tail surfaces, it was painted using Vallejo Model Air colours with the addition of weathering in the form of a pin wash and various pigments just to help give it a more war weary and worn in look. As always I seem to have gone a bit overboard with the photos - hope you enjoy and as always your feedback is always appreciated as it's great to learn from each other. Hopefully see you over in my Hurricane thread too. Kris
  14. Hi John - yes this is an Italeri rebox and as you say, it is a nice kit and generally well detailed. Kris
  15. Yeah you're absolutely right Peter - I think I still just can't make up my mind which scheme to do
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