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About NealParkes

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    1:72 Aircraft RAF modern & WWII

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  1. Tony, Thanks for getting back to me so quickly!! I haven’t got to the VF-111 build yet I’ll look forwards to that one. You have done some absolutely amazing work on these kits! Regarding the ebay offering I will definitely be spending some money when you get round to it as I have a HB F-14B & F-14D in the stash and would love to use some of your AM on them! I also have a Fujimi F-14A which is a nice looking kit, I hope to do that as 4 x AIM-9 & 4 x AIM-7 load so will need to figure out the dual launcher setup and if you are doing a resin version I’ll just hold out fo that. I’ve sub the build thread so will look forwards to catching up on the rest of the builds! Take care Neal
  2. Hi Tony, First of this is an stunning Tomcat! I’m reading through your main topic page by page and learning lots and lots! One question for you though if you do not mind: How did you rig the dual sidewinder launcher? I did not see a detailed explanation in your WIP. Thanks Neal
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    F-14D (2004) appropriate weapons loadout?

    The Tamiya 1/48 Tomcats offer the dual sidewinder load out of the box. Neal
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    HobbyBoss 1/48 F-14A Tomcat x 2!!

    These two Tomcats are looking the bees knees! thanks for sharing them with us and keep up the good work!
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    IPMS Shropshire Model Show 2018

    Hi guys, So next up in my albums of photos that I am currently sorting through is my IPMS Shropshire Model Show from 2018. Now this is one of my favourite shows of the year, I think the setting at RAF Cosford is amazing and just lends itself so well to a model show. I always find that the quality of displayed models is very high and it is pleasant to see some of the regular clubs and SIGs and have a chat with familiar faces. And I always manage to find a “bargain” or two when I am there! Well that is enough waffle here are the photos: 1. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-2 2. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-3 3. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-4 4. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-5 5. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-6 6. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-7 7. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-8 8. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-9 9. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-10 10. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-11 11. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-12 12. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-13 13. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-14 14. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-15 15. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-16 16. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-17 17. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-18 18. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-19 19. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-20 20. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-21 21. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-22 22. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-23 23. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-24 24. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-25 25. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-26 26. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-27 27. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-28 28. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-29 29. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-30 30. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-31 31. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-32 32. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-33 33. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-34 34. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-35 35. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-36 36. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-37 37. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-38 38. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-39 39. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-40 40. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01)-41 41. IPMS Shropshire 2018 Sequence # (01) Thank you for looking! Neal
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    1/72 Hobby Boss P-51C Mustang 617sqn

    Thanks Andre. Your kind feedback is appreciated. Neal
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    IPMS Gloucester Model Show 2018

    Hi guys, I’m currently sorting through some of my photos and have come across these photos that I took at the model show organised by IPMS Gloucester. It was held on the 13th of May 2018 and took place at the Churchdown Community Centre near Gloucester. It is not the biggest show by far but I really enjoyed it, there were some very good models on display and it was nice to be able to chat away with some of the people there. I hope to return to future events and would recommend it if you have never been. Here are the photos: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. Generate by IceMaster's Flickr BBCode and HTML Generator Thanks for looking! Neal
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    Airfix 1/72 Harrier display stand?

    You could always use some clear acrylic rod and do a simple stand like I did with my GR.3
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    617 Squadron Project

    Hi Tim, Just wondering but I’m assuming that you have seen the Xtradecal sheet that was not long released with 617sqn markings for a Canberra? I’d guess that those with the S&M Canberra would be a good choice. I’ll be going down that route anyway. I’m just about to start a 1/72 Tamiya 617sqn Mossie, any tips? Cheers Neal
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    Too many 1/72 Hobbyboss F-14 Tomcats

    I’d definitely be spending some money there if you did!
  11. Well spotted I’ll amend that tomorrow when I am off. Thank you.
  12. To be hones I did not do anything with the trailing edge, although it would not take much to pass a sanding stick over it during the build process to thin it down a bit, probably best done from under the wing to preserve the ribbed fabric effect that is on the top.
  13. Hi mate, they are vinyl and if you are careful and lift them off your model gently you could probably use them more than once. Hi Colin, I used an oil pin wash made from a mix of Smoke and Dark Rust from Abteilung thinned quite a lot with Turps substitute. Hi mate, I did have a bit of silvering on the serial numbers just below the tailplanes and also underneath on the black wing. Other than that no problems to report.
  14. Kit manufacture: Airfix Kit N°: A02067 Scale: 1/72 Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Extras used: A masking set for the camouflage from AML Paints and colours used: AK Black Primer & Microfiller; MRP-111 Cockpit Grey-Green; Tamiya Paints XF-1 Flat Black, XF-2 Flat White, XF-52 Flat Earth, XF-81 Dark Green (RAF); Vallejo Metal Colour 77.703 Dark Aluminium; Abteilung Oils; Tamiya Weathering Powders Other info: This was built for the #RAF100inscale group build ran on facebook at British Aviation In Scale, the full build can be see here on the forum Overall this was a very enjoyable build, still far from perfect there are some very apparent mistakes but I’m pretty happy with the result. I would highly recommend this kit, there are some known issues surrounding fit of the wings and the fuselage and also the thick trailing edge and the fabric effect behind the gun gun access panels which should be metallic. But in the scale I think this is the best Hurricane you can buy. Here are the final reveal photos: 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 10 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 01 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 02 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 03 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 04 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 05 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 06 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 07 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 08 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 09 by Neal, on Flickr Thanks for looking and as always please do not hesitate with feedback it won’t be taken badly! Neal forum
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    1/72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.I A02067

    Hi guys and girls, So I have got the Hurricane finished, here a couple of photos of the completed kit. The rest will be in the ready for inspection thread which I’ll be posting up shortly. 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 01 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 03 by Neal, on Flickr Thanks for following along with the build, I really enjoyed the kit and would highly recommend it. neal