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Gordon J

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  1. Great job on finding the motivation to dig out the kit and get it done. Finished model looks great. It's a big ol' bird though isn't it.
  2. After the chat on the previous thread speculating about what Tamiya might be about to announce I had gotten my hopes up for a P-40, but, alas it is not. This will be a brilliant Phantom kit in a world of other brilliant Phantom kits.
  3. If the announcement is at 4.00pm Japan time then that makes it 7.00am UK time. Japan is nine hours ahead.
  4. Why does the Tamiya announcement point towards it being a P-40? I am not complaining - in fact I would be incredibly happy if it was - I am just curious to know what you know.
  5. If Tamiya have never visted German WWII in 1/32nd then my prediction would be either a Bf109 or FW190.
  6. Stunning model and photography. Very atmospheric. Love it.
  7. Great model and a lovely scene. Weathering is superb and I particularly like the water dripping from the hosepipe.
  8. This was initially started a couple of years ago but I have the Covid-19 lockdown to thank for getting this one over the line. I've never really done a vignette or diorama but have always wanted to do so, and therefore a lot of what you see here was done as experiments and trials. The model used is the Tasca/Asuka British Sherman III and despite having the Mike Starmer book to hand and finding no fewer than three photographs of the actual tank, I still had to use to some creative guesswork in certain areas when applying the camouflage pattern. I have depicted the model in the l
  9. Now there is attention to detail for you. Had I built a wing folded Martlet I would have put the ailerons on wrong for sure.
  10. The A9 tracks remind me of the Bronco A13 kit I tried. It was progressing ok until I got to the tracks and like the A9 the contact point was minute to say the least. The tracks had to be built long before the model was completed and the end result was that the tracks literally exploded into dozens of parts that simply could not be put together again. With no aftermarket alternatives the kit ended up in the bin. Hope the same thing doesn't happen to your A9 because the early war British Cruisers are cracking subjects.
  11. I can only echo all the other complimentary messages from the users above and say that your Whirlwind is an absolute stunner. Love it.
  12. I was surprised they held out as long as they did but it had to happen. Hopefully a sense of normality will have returned by November 2021.
  13. Stunning model but I would like to have seen a photo of the full diorama as opposed to just lots of close ups.
  14. I always use paper masks as I feel it provides a nicer edge to the finished paint job than just using masking tape directly onto the surface. Yes it is much trickier and more time consuming to apply but the end result is superior. Despite this sounding like a total contradiction I like the soft hard edge that paper masks provide. Your Blenheim looks great.
  15. Had to look twice at the top outdoor photo. Thought it was a real Hurricane for a second.
  16. I can only echo all the complimentary comments posted above and your checkerboard masking and painting is phenomenal.
  17. Spookily enough I have just started a P-40E and from what I can work out the interior would have been finished in either US Interior Green or Zinc Chromate and not the RAF Interior Green. A P-40B in the desert would in all likelihood be finished in Dark Earth/Middle Stone on top with Azure Blue undersides. Might be worth doing some online detective work just to confirm that though. Hope this helps.
  18. It doesn't look good for the pilot and SOE agents getting away!
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