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  1. Hairy stick my friend,to much faf on with the airbrush for my temprement,do more smashing than painting.Next could be the 1/72 warhawk in British livery.
  2. Started the airfix 1/72 mustang on Tuesday. Bloody good model to build ,dead easy, so i tried some different things as i went alone.I tried (about ten times) making my own spinning prop for this ,using clear plastic,on about number 8 i thought i had cracked it,went to put it on and the paint came off in my hands (dry).tried again but this time i used enamels.but these didnt dry after two days.Oh dear ,what a shame ,never mind. This model should have been done in the British grey green camo scheme.But i used my new revell aqua metal paint on this one .Turned out great,not the aluminum
  3. Hi folks,well got the hunter all glued with only minimal filling needed and some sanding.put some paint on sunday night and left to dry.Gray and green looks great but not sure i like the silver underside. a b by skellitor59, on Flickr a sunday 1st coat of paint 1 by skellitor59, on Flickr a1a sunday 1st coat of paint 1 (1) by skellitor59, on Flickr a1a sunday 1st coat of paint 1 (2) by skellitor59, on Flickr
  4. As its a bigger build i feel a WIP is called for.Started last night for an hour looking at the instructions ,threw them down n started with the cockpit (as ya do),so many fiddly bits for my podgy hands to hold.Left out the seat cause im bound to knock it loose before i start painting anyway and it gets in the way of the masking tape.Clamped it in the front bodywork and called it a night.Far to hot in the kitchen so i left it till the sun went over and got the fan out .Checked the cockpit was ok and continued with the other bigger body parts.Rear body assembly no bother,wings, no bother,come to
  5. Airfix 1/72 benevolent fund hawk,nice little kit.Every thing went were it should do except for the canopy which still needs a little more paint and two tiny probes /antenna Which has found a loving home in the outside bin.No real problems that couldnt be fixed ,except for the white decal.The minute you leave the transfer paper they disintegrate.Not all of them just the longer ones so ended up painting most of them on.Thats about the only problems i had with this build apart from that its a nice little hawk.Dont know why i was fretting about this one. Onwards n upwards. 1 by skellitor59, o
  6. Hobby boss RAF lynx 1/72 ,thats what the box said.So i ordered it ,arrived in two days. Champion.Got all the way to the end of building,so far so good no real fit issues,only a small bit of filler,Glass went in no problem,paint looked good ,yeah pretty good build, and get set for putting the decals on.Q trouble .Only two sets of decals and neither was for the RAF lynx.Instead they were decals for the royal Neitherland air force or the German marines.Bol lix!!!What to do>????I know paint it in green n grey camo and managed to find some decals from other builds.I dont know if our RAF does a l
  7. Thats just me being heavy handed .the wheels started buckling while i was taking photos,so im still not finished i suppose..i need to strengthen the legs /wheels with pins (again)
  8. Straight out of the box ,not to much to say about it .It went together pretty well.very little filling and sanding.Smaller parts are becoming a real pain because of the meds and shoval fingers.Once iv complaeted my stash of 1/72 i wont be buying anymore.Colour went on great ,only took 3 coats with no runs,but i think its to dark compaired to the photos of it.Once again the more i handled it the more that fell off.(does glue go off????),and lost a few of the antennas.Clear plastics didnt frost over and fitted pretty good with the exception of a small gap under the windscreen(used pvc glue to fi
  9. Suggestion noted,im disabled not a photographer, and the kitchen is the best room for light. Thanks mate.
  10. The one aircraft iv been wanting to do is finished,and so is my affair with italeri models.Nothing fitted,missing parts,masses of filler,decals fell to bits,parts fell to bits.Everything that could go wrong with a model this is it.If you like to loose your temper ,be frustrated,swear ,cuss.Even couldnt take a decent photo of it during the build ,Oh i could go on but never mind whats done is done ,onwards and upwards. IMG_1807 by skellitor59, on Flickr IMG_1832 by skellitor59, on Flickr IMG_1838 by skellitor59, on Flickr IMG_1844 by skellitor59, on Flickr IMG_1850 by sk
  11. Deffinatly has a green tinge to it in the photo.thanks for the info,Looks like its going to be black.
  12. Would anyone be able to help with a colour scheme.In the middle of building an italire 1/48 tornado and im confused over what colour 16 squadrons The Saint is. Instuctons say black but photos im useing for some reference is green.Which is correct??????
  13. Dont have a clue where the photos went so here they are again. light 1 (19) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (18) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (17) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (11) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (7) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (5) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (4) by skellitor59, on Flickr 6 by skellitor59, on Flickr 4 by skellitor59, on Flickr
  14. Well heres my take on the Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning with the dark past.Hope you like as its taken me 3 days to put everything back on that "fell" off.For a bigger model it was so delicate but enjoyed the build. 1 by skellitor59, on Flickr 2 by skellitor59, on Flickr 3 by skellitor59, on Flickr 4 by skellitor59, on Flickr 5 by skellitor59, on Flickr 6 by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (3) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (7) by skellitor59, on Flickr light 1 (11) by skellitor59, on Flickr
  15. Having second thoughts about the two tone ,i looks "bland"Thinking of going all black,What do you think??? nelsomeXS933 an E.E. Lightning F.53 ZF594 barley grey light grey - Copy by skellitor59, on Flickr
  16. Hi all. im looking to replicate one of my local museums english electric lightnings, it was a saudi arabia aircraft then was sold to NELSAM at sunderland.Shes coloured in two tone grey ,dark on top,and lighter on the bottom.Would anyone know of the colours id need to paint it in humbrol paints.Any hhelp would be greatfully received. nelsomeXS933 an E.E. Lightning F.53 ZF594 by skellitor59, on Flickr
  17. I didnt even get a kit, this is one of the stash.
  18. Well looks like my shopping days are over.Went to the metro centre with the wife for a look for a mirror and thought have a look in the crafts department.Didnt get mirror or any paints or such so called in to Hobbycraft on the way home .Parked right outside the door ,into shop,seen the models on the back wall that was a hundred feet along.50 paces in, all stop .Chest started to go into respiratory failure,After 15 minutes screaming in the aisle we managed to get back to the car and came home. So its model shopping at Amazon from now on.Up next Airfix English Elecrtic lightning f2.Im thinking o
  19. Finally ,after what seems like forever iv finally got the follands Red Arrows Gnat finished.Been far to ill to do much on it and every time i used glue n paints i had to leave it for a couple of days until my chest felt better.After seeing the size of the model the elaborate paint scheme went out of the window,it was way beyond my capabilities so i just finished it in a more modern colour scheme.Its taken almost a week to get the base for the gnat made and polished and a day and a half to get the smoke looking OK.Some may or may not see the final mistake i made but if you can well done,a littl
  20. Some amazing models there fella.Wishing i could find more videos of the techniques used to aplying the foil around bends / into scribes/rivets and such.
  21. Wow, i thought for a moment i was getting a cookery lesson.Sounds messy but the results you have speak for themselves. very good and i hope when im better and get round to it i will endevour to try and be good as yourself.Question ,do you have to "age" the foil before hand or can it be done by brush afterwards as normal modeling ???
  22. Thanks very much lads,looks like im gona be busy (hair tearin, slapping wife,kicking dog,punching walls. )Not as easy as it looks but im determined to give it a go when im feeling better.
  23. HI all. Bare metal foiling.Has anyone ever done it to a whole airplane .Theres loads of videos for BMF on cars and then its only used for small items(bumpers/window sills.)Would anyone know where to find a link for a video for covering large areas .Im thinking of having a go at it on a P51 mustang i have in my stash,and if BMF dosnt look good then i shall just have to resort to a hairy stick.
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