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  1. That is correct. From our entry in the History of Airfix Kits on the ATF, the details of the other 60's Aston Martin kit are below: 1679 Aston Martin DB5 1/24 scale. Motorised snap-together kit. Available in 1966 (?) Not listed in Fourth Edition (1966) catalogue or on price list. Listed as missing in 2002. Dave
  2. Sorry about that but Google have added my domain to a spammer blacklist and you have to change settings in Chrome or Edge to see the pictures. A link to how to do it is in my signature although others have pointed out that right-clicking on a picture link and displaying the picture in a new tab works. The really awful Airfix Aston Martin DB5 is the 1/32 one. Any of the kit parts resembling the box artwork is purely coincidental: My 1/24 build is a 2001 Airfix reboxing of a Doyusha kit: I have a James Bond version in my stash and this
  3. My quick OOB build of the Airfix 1/24 Aston Martin DB5 (07402) Dave
  4. Another little update. I decided not to use the kit decals for the boot topping and so it was masking time. My technique is to put a strip of masking tape (6mm wide for this build) along the full length of the hull where the black is to be sprayed. I then put further strips of masking tape along each edge of the original masking tape. Once that is done, I remove the original pieces of tape which (hopefully) leaves a parallel area ready for painting: The first of two coats of Colourcoats Matt Black (C02) was applied: After a second coat was applied, all
  5. More progress today. When I made my other Heller 1/24 Citroen CV15, I had a right old job getting the door panels into place. They come as one piece and are angled both horizontally and vertically. To make things easier this time (I hope), I have cut each panel into four sections: Painting time. A lot of the car and interior is going to be red or yellow and so I sprayed a white primer/microfiller first: I also sprayed a black undercoat to those parts that will be either black or chromed (most of these parts are out of shot): That's all f
  6. Thanks, Adrian. You are not wrong about the ejector pin marks. Unfortunately, I am a bit OCD and fill them even though they won't be seen! I can't bear the thought of unfilled ones lurking inside! Dave
  7. A lot more has been done since my earlier post today. The engine bulkhead/firewall has been glued and pedals fitted. The rear bench seat was also glued but I paid particular care to get this positioned right as previous experience showed problems when fitting the inner sides of the rear wheel arches: Once the engine bulkhead/firewall had dried, I fitted the two other bulkheads complete with engine mounts: Still a lot of parts dossing around but some of them have been glued together: The brackets for the bumpers were glued in place as wer
  8. Thanks lads Yesterday, I was finally able to get to work on the issues with the superstructure. At the forward end, the filler on the plastic card additions have been sanded smooth: Turning to the aft end, I added strips of plastic card both inside and outside to fill the gaps: Filler time: After sanding there were some areas that needed filling again: Once sanded, it was time to give the whole superstructure a coat of filler/primer: Next step will be to give the superstructure a light sanding
  9. Another update. Whilst waiting for the filler to dry, I took some drastic action with Papo: All patches of filler were sanded back: Assembly is underway with the engine block and suspension started on. I had thought of jacking up the rear axle a bit but decided against it in the end: Work should continue at an increasing pace for a while at least. That's all for now. Dave
  10. Lots more done since I last posted. The hull was given a second coat of Colourcoats RN WW2 Anti-fouling Red (NARN42): Masking tape was removed a couple of hours later: Fitting the decks was always going to be difficult so first of all I glued the Quarterdeck: The Foc'sle was only dry-fitted as the fit of the Flight Deck needs checking first. It looks like there will be a large gap to fill: Dry-fitting the Flight Deck. It had to be pushed back hard to meet the bulkheads at the Quarterdeck and I had to remove a little piece
  11. A lot done today. I had meant to deal with the superstructure but I was in a painting mood so that was done instead. The Super Frelons were given a camouflage finish although I think the Heller call out for H27 wasn't quite right but it will have to do: Windows were drawn in and rotor blades fitted. I still need to apply a coat of varnish: Hull was masked ready for a coat of Colourcoats RN WW2 Anti-fouling Red (NARN42): First coat was applied. Next coat tomorrow: Rudder, propshafts and hull of ship's boats were also done:
  12. Hi Steve, this is caused by you using either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers. They are blocking the display of images from some domains which they say are insecure. My images are on my domain. To see my images you will need to adjust your browser settings. Go to the Britmodeller Home Page (https://www.britmodeller.com/) . There will either be a padlock alongside the URL as shown in the ATF example below: Click on the padlock or not secure warning to access the Site Settings: On the next page, you will see all of the settings for the site (in t
  13. Rather than duplicate the pictures that I posted in my other Citroen CV15 build, here are the box contents from that build. Parts are made from black plastic with additional sprues for clear, "chrome" and rubber parts. The instruction leaflet from this boxing differs slightly to those shown below. The body shell: Sprue 1 - Floor and mudguards: Sprue 2 - Doors, panels and seats: Sprue 3 - Suspension and wheels: Sprue 4 - Engine: Sprue 5 - Chrome parts. The "chrome" is a bit over the top and will be removed a
  14. Lots of painting to report. All smaller components and bulkheads were painted with Colourcoats RN Light Weatherwork Grey (NARN52): Then they all got a second coat of NARN52: Lots to do: Luckily I have plenty of crocodile clips: The hull after two coats of NARN52, remembering to paint the inside of the hull along the openings. I will leave it for a couple of days before masking up for the painting of the boot topping and lower hull: Decks (apart from the Flight Deck & Lift) were masked up and sprayed with
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