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Tony Oliver

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  1. Tony Oliver

    Sherman Firefly Tamiya 1/48

    Lovely mate, great job
  2. Might as well make a start. Not got enough on the go Using the hasegawa limited edition boxing decals for either: The last demo flight from vf101. Quite dirty and lots of repainted bits visible in this retro scheme - https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/5615347 Or the tps sunset scheme. Cruise weary paint job with fresh painted tails. Sister bird 103 had the same tail markings but in colour on a retro gull/white paint job. https://tvrphoto.photoshelter.com/image/I0000h1b4pwRhduM Not sure which one to do. Perhaps both? One could be open and the other closed as plenty of removable panels on the FM kit. What you guys reckon? 101 or 31? Pics of kit(s) and decal sheets later. Bye for now...
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    1/48 Eduard MiG-21bis

    Very very nice! Colours look spot to the real pics of these. Another one thats on my to-do list...
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    Finemolds Last Tomcat Baby! 1/72 F-14D

    Yes mate cause the glue tipped sort of into and around them. So all the paint in the forward half chewed up. And then the outsides crazed and went all soft. Plus I tried to pick them up in a panic and covered them in fingerprints. For a lesser kit perhaps they could have been sanded and an attempt at a rescribe. This kit is awesome though and deserves better so new ones it is (raided from other kits for now) A couple of other bits got caught in the wave of glue and weren’t too bad, for example the lower half of the beaver tail. Another though is irreplaceable - the bottom part of the forward fuselage. Came with the now discontinued/sold out issue 1 of this kit. So that part had to be reworked. Fortunately most of the damage is covered by the front phoenix pallets Not tried it mate, although the blurb from the ultimate site (rebagded snr) says it should. More pics of things: Airbrake bays, black SNR primer, mr paint insignia red. Then dry brushed with mig ammo oil brusher gunmetal. Makes all the rivets pop out. After a while some of it was manipulated with a damp turps brush to turn a few areas into a grime wash. Front edge of the lower half ended up being damaged in glue gate (since repaired) Intakes masked up and then painted. RIP. Since redone with new ones so didn’t photo that. And then lastly the pair of inner intake trunks that were mastered for any future builds. Will save alot of work on seam removal. Thats all for now.
  5. Well it seems their domain has changed or something. Now dot cc instead of dot org? Not very clued up with that means. So almost two years worth of pics since being on this forum need relinking. Got over 1200 just between my tomcat wip and its rfi’s Now I know how all those photo bucket people felt...
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    @Mike Just tried to paste the dot org text into the ‘insert other media’ dialogue box and it goes red when you click the ‘insert into post’ button. Any use?
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    Finemolds Last Tomcat Baby! 1/72 F-14D

    Hi mate I have pretty much only used stynylrez for the past couple of years which coincides with when I joined the forum and started posting my work online. I love the stuff. I do have some of the mission primer but not used it properly yet. Some more pre glue gate pics. Open spine of the undecided tps scheme maintenance bird. White going on various interior bits. A nice view down an intake trunk. The other pair have finished their role as masters and are now painted up too. I did the compressor face in a lighter shade of metal than the fan infront of it to help ‘lift it out’ visually and not get lost in the depths. The various internal intake and exhaust bits. Ak extreme for the gull bird, alclad for the tps. Parts are covered off the various colours. Alclad for tps: Burnt iron AB rings Stainless steel intake fans Alu compressor faces Magnesium exhaust faces Ak xtreme for gull: Exhaust metal for AB rings Dark Alu for intake fans Alu compressor faces Burnt metal exhaust faces As the gull tps is going to be depicted still running or recently switched off, I went for the brighter orangish burnt metal by AK for the still ‘hot’ exhaust face. As the tps bird is going to be opened up for maintenance I went for the alclad and their darker looking ‘magnesium’ shade for the cold exhaust faces. Hope that makes sense? Thanks for looking.
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    Double 1/48 Hasegawa Bf-109 K4

    Massive jump as these were completed a couple weeks back, postimage stopped me from being able to continue updates for a bit. Anyways: Last bits were done- Wheels and canopies on, some oilbrusher fading, fuel & exhaust stains. Nav lights and then the various wires, antennas, barrels and probes etc. A few pics. When finished they won a silver (2) and bronze (700) at the Darlington sword and lance show. Not bad hey @Parabat Will try and do a proper RFI for both soon. Thanks for looking!
  9. Hi there, joining in with a pair of k4's. Both late with lots of 81 brown on uppers and that odd greenish 76 variant lowers. Will have some resin upgrades as per tags. Also some etch. One will be in xtracrylix and the other in mission paints.
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    https://s20.postimg.cc/v8i9uo0cd/IMG_6606.jpg how’s this? I didn’t quote it, just highlighted the text and then copied into a new post.
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    Finemolds Last Tomcat Baby! 1/72 F-14D

    Well decided to at least try and carry on with these... Thanks to mike for sorting the photo problem, thats spurred me on. So I have raided another kit for its intakes and associated parts. They will be replaced with an order from hjl of issue 2. Some bits will need to be repaired as they came with issue 1 which isn’t available anywhere anymore. Here are the some of the intakes when they got extra thin all over them Now in the bin. Anyways this kit is awesome. Most of the joins of the main structure fall along panel lines and the fit is brilliant. The only bits that need filler so far is the glove vanes when the upper and lower halves come together. I’ll try and get some proper updates done towards the end of the week. Here is a load of bits in primer, a couple of days before glue-gate
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    Milton Keynes Show

    Glad I didn’t bother.
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    Yeah all mine are back too. Many thanks to @Mike I reckon everyone who has been affected and then ‘saved’ by this computer trickery should make a donation to the site £20 inbound mate.
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    Tamiya blows everything up! 1/48 F-14 Tomcat in 2016!

    One rather important thing too that will be needed as don’t think tamiya will leave them in the D boxing - Gru-7 seats!
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    Finemolds Last Tomcat Baby! 1/72 F-14D

    How to wreck almost £150 worth of rare plastic? Knock a full bottle of tamiya extra thin over your desk mat and ruin 4 intake trunks and various other bits of two finemolds tomcats that you’ve spent all week on assembling, filling, sanding and painting and masking the demarcation on the insides, that’s how. No pictures of this crime, not that I would want to show this incomprehensibly idiotic moment of absent mindedness because post image still has its knickers in a twist. I give up. Lost my ‘mojo’ with models lately, thought that these uber two kits would refresh it a bit. However what with that about pics and now this gonna quit playing with plastic and the forum for a while. Laters.
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    Tamiya blows everything up! 1/48 F-14 Tomcat in 2016!

    Yeah happy with which squadrons used D’s so yes the choices are limited. It’s just always the colourful CAG birds that mostly get depicted like the one you want. I’d rather see this: https://goo.gl/images/uBPv66 or this with temporary aggressor paint: http://users.vermontel.net//~tomh/images/AIRCRAFT/USN/TYPES/FIGHTER/F14/F14D_163418.jpg
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    Tamiya blows everything up! 1/48 F-14 Tomcat in 2016!

    You can bet it will be something safe like that, a scheme that has been done to death already. Look at the two USN options in their A kit.
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    Fingers crossed then
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    My thoughts exactly. But what happens if we change the links so pictures are visible again, then they get the dot org domain back? That means pics all disappear again? How long do we leave it? Makes me think about using a paid service as have a couple thousand useless pictures now from the past two years...
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    1/72 Eduard Spitfire Mk XVI

    Nice! Where is the dora from?
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    Finemolds Last Tomcat Baby! 1/72 F-14D

    As have anyone’s with postimg.cc.
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    Yeah no url when I edit posts. Just ‘image.jpg’ where they used to be.
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    Title ammended lads
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    Postimg.org website problems - Hopefully fixed. Check your threads!

    When I went to edit a post with pics in - they aren’t there at all, no ‘code’ for me to change a bit of it to ‘cc’ or whatever. I meant that they had to re link all their pics.
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