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  1. neil5208

    1/48 Hawker Typhoon - Cab Door

    Nice start, will follow your progress with intrest
  2. Progress on the Swallow! Clamps have come off and only a small amount of filling needed, at least all the prep work has paid off. front windscreen in place and etch canopy sill in place and hopefully get some primer on later. IMGA0337 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0336 by neil Connor, on Flickr Spitfire has had a dark brown oil wash put on, I'll leave that for a few hours to dry before wiping off. Need to find out about dust filters as this was a desert based aircraft so would seem appropriate. IMGA0338 by neil Connor, on Flickr
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    P47M Thunderbolt

    Armoured Sprue - thanks for the advice, I'll use it on the next one! Would like to try an Academy Razorback
  4. Latest one done, Revells Thunderbolt, At last an American aircraft in American colours in my collection. Done in 56th Sqn colours based at Boxted in Essex. I've been a bit snobbish about doing a Revells kit since coming back to modelling but I picked this up for the princely sum of £7 and started it due to my Airfix Me262 not going so well and have been impressed with fit and detail. Made up OOB using Tamiya and Valleo acylics. The box art shows bombs and a centre line tank but these are not included, instead 10 HVR rockets and P38 drop tanks are supplied. Weathering done with oils and a silver pencil. IMG_8953 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMG_8955 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMG_8956 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMG_8958 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMG_8969 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMG_8968 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMG_8965 by neil Connor, on Flickr
  5. Thunderbolt id done, I will do a RFI in due course. I think for a cheap kit (less than £7) it has come out quite well and goes to show that you don't need to spend lots of money to get results. IMG_8952 by neil Connor, on Flickr Spitfire has had the spinner done, hopefully get 2nd clear coat on tomorrow and an oil wash to follow. IMG_8970 by neil Connor, on Flickr Swallow is currently in clamps, due for filler tomorrow
  6. neil5208

    1/72 Modelcollect B-2A Spirit

    Looks outstanding, one of the club members brought one of these in last Friday night and I was impressed at detail.
  7. neil5208

    1/48 Tamiya A-1 J Skyraider

    Impressive, like the mottling
  8. I foresee many hours of clamping and sanding in your future, I kept looking at these when on ebay but then I think where the hell would I put it once completed.
  9. Agree completely with you about the difference a few years has made to Airfixs products. This I believe is 2010 and does build to a fairly accurate (externally at least) compared to the latest releases its starting to show its age. Nice build.
  10. Spitfire has been clear coated and decaled, it appears that Egyptian aircraft had no stencils at all so it was a quick job, only on problem with the Techmod decal sheet is that it is recommend for the Hasegawa/Italeri Spitfire MkIX not the Edaurd one so the tail band has not quite meet so I will have to touch up. Now the decals are on the Middle stone colour has lost its greenness. IMGA0331 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0330 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0332 by neil Connor, on Flickr P47 has had an oil wash and light weathering, prop is on and main landing gear fitted. Just landing light, finish landing gear and clear coat to go. Hopefully have this one finished soon IMGA0333 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0334 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0335 by neil Connor, on Flickr
  11. Nice airbrush technique, looks good
  12. neil5208

    Laven's First P-38E in 1/72 #76

    That RS kit looks scary, was thinking about getting one but I'll keep looking for another Academy P38
  13. Slow progress this week, P47 has been decaled and second clear coat ready for panel wash. IMGA0329 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0326 by neil Connor, on Flickr The Spitfire has had the dark earth sprayed today and whilst removing the masking the Valleo Middle Stone colour now appears a lovely shade of green! hopefully once a clear coat goes on this may change. IMGA0325 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0324 by neil Connor, on Flickr IMGA0328 by neil Connor, on Flickr
  14. It is what is known as a "slipper" fuel tank, a more aero dynamic fuel tank that could be fitted when extended range was required. If you want to be 100 Percent accurate you would have to find picture of the aircraft you are modelling with the tank fiitted, or its up to you