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Britman last won the day on May 1 2020

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  1. As I was so rudely interrupted by a bout of covid 19 when attempting to get this project going it has taken a time to finish. It is of course the Airfix 48th scale Vampire and it was a joy to build. No major niggles , so another has appeared on my bench and is in the WIP location long with some momentous efforts of finger trouble by your`s truly. The other half of the DeHaviland duo and another gem from Airfix , their 48th Chipmunk . I had to model WK518 as it is in my log book and is still flying with the BBMF. I hope you like them. Comments welcome. Thank you for looking. Keith
  2. A little progress with a bit of imaginative lead placement it is standing. More to follow. Keith
  3. A little progress today with an hour of small decals, nearly there. Hope you like it, more to come. Keith
  4. 72/3 would be my guess. In 1973 our ATC summer camp was at West Rainham where 85 and 100 squadron resided. At least two 100 squadron aircraft were in red and white, I don't recall any with 85. Keith
  5. So am I, and it is. More to follow. I have come across one tiny issue in that the attachment lug on the starboard boom has a slight kink in it which translates to an outward kick on the fin. I had not noticed this until later and in my efforts to straighten it to the vertical... It snapped. But all was not lost, it fixed the problem and with a little smear of filler all was well. I only know about the lug issue when delivering my friends set to him an going over my build with him. Examination of the starboard boom seemed to give the clue as to my issue. Keith
  6. I have to bump this again as it looks like I might finish it, ha ha.
  7. I can't even send the right pictures. I will attempt to keep you informed of my progress and try and sought out the duplicate image fiasco. It's just me! And fathoming 3D printing,ha ha! Keith
  8. That is phase one , as with my first build of this model I packed the nose cowling with lead chippings held in place with microclear. The lead under the floor is an addition this time so should be bomb proof! The new booms although solid are not appreciably heavier than the kit ones . Keith
  9. Glad to see them not being scrapped. Plenty of spares left to keep a small fleet going as well perhaps. Keith
  10. Thank you Mike, I probably saw it at the time and having nothing to share for a while it went out of my head. As you may have seen in work in progress I am still having finger trouble! Keith
  11. I have just taken delivery of some 3D printed Vampire booms and tail plane to enable a 48th scale F1 Vampire from the Airfix kit. Created by Ben { wellsprop}they are really very nice being my first experience of 3D. All cleaned up and ready for assembly. oops! !! I`ll get my coat. Extra lead added beneath the seat, a must. I give up!!! Keith.
  12. I have not used my laptop to view this site for a while as my phone is more than adequate for keeping in touch. However, I find that now I want to post some pictures with my laptop I cannot get in! I select member login and presented with my name is Britman and my password is there. I am requested to add @ to my site name. It doesn't work for me and I am pretty frustrated,has anything changed recently,have I been a naughty boy? Please help. Keith
  13. Excellent work and not an air brake in sight! I don't know if I will build one or not as the afterbuild storage has to be considered. I look forward to seeing more. Keith
  14. Airfix to release in 72nd scale a new Anson MK1 , and the Avro Lincoln. In 48th we will see a nice Firefly V. I HOPE! Looking forward to tomorrow. Keith
  15. It's a big world we live in , thank you for the enlightenment. Masking looks good , something I quite enjoy. Keith
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