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  1. congratulations! Love the detail of the gauges in the trailing edge of the wing over the cockpit there ...
  2. Inspirational, beautiful result - ordered mine just now, using the old ‘combined shipping’ excuse!
  3. Stuart! I wondered if you'd pop your 'Malteser' up above the cockpit coaming! And here you are, with exquisite timing, as I have only just now been rummaging in my spares like the Dr Frankenstein @Moa seems to think I am, in order to harvest white metal body parts for our Macchi pilot. Once again bits are from various sports-car driver figures from Phoenix Figures. The head selected for suitable goggles & helmet (no radio headphones or oxygen mask), while the body had the right small-collar & pinched waist, although the jacket pockets were a little less stylish
  4. ... & that post above kept me disciplined between primer coats of the next component - the wings. Just look at the quality of these beautifully cast-in surface radiators from the Noix kit: I want to be very careful that I don't clog those with excess primer or paint, so I've masked them off - figuring the creamy yellow resin can be a fine base for the brass radiators - while the surrounds have been given their oxide coats: Moving f'ward!
  5. Hello! Look at this wonder ... Sensational OK, so last post I had press-fit a tease assembly of white metal struts & resin floats ... So having committed to that with CA, I then mused on how to manage the blending-in at the junctions - where internal acute triangular struts meet compound curve float. So I took my lead from this on the real thing: Which bit? The bit he's looking at ... a subtly raised sheet that wraps around the junction of both struts & bracing. It is particularly subtle, of a thi
  6. To all above, sincere thank you for your very generous comments. .. & yes @Moa the squire exits stage left, to clippty cloppity coconuts!
  7. I'm pleased to be able to redirect you ...
  8. Short Crusader 810hp / 604kw Bristol Mercury 1 Built for, but not entered into, the 1927 Schneider Trophy race in Venice Maximum quoted speed 270mph / 434kmh 1:48 resin kit by Karaya , with a few modifications; White metal pilot by Phoenix Figures, again with a few modifications; Resin Bristol Mercury (crankcase & half of one cylinder only!) by Vector; Timber plinth by Jim's Bases; 'Sea Blur' plinth graphic by Coastal Kits. A tortuous long-winded account of the build lives over here Can't believe it's done! Please forg
  9. Glorious! See everyone, that’s what I’m after!! Re the S5, have you seen there’s the recent release AMP kit at 1/48 scale. Here’s one recently completed.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/565045497227886/permalink/1092224987843265/
  10. Following with interest. This is one on my list which I have come just so close to buying several times myself. Thanks for the parts preview .. I suspect this thread is going to cause me to finally commit & make that purchase!
  11. Interesting you say that, I was under the impression they were bespoke jewellery like items for modellers of the next level. Keep at & would love to see some WIP shots ..
  12. Ooh, don’t hear that often! Any pictures to share? It is a grand machine
  13. Sooo, last time I posted I thought I was that close to having this wrapped up ... Well here she is again, back in the jig (her natural state?!) Unfortunately the clear glue I had used to bond the supporting clear acrylic to the float steps displayed an unhelpful property. It has maintained the bond, but the cement itself has a measure of unwanted flex (subsequent deeper internet research revealed this is a known property I ought to have noticed). While test-fitting it into the slot on top of the base I noticed a very .... slow .... disturbing ... l
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