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LostCosmonauts

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  1. LostCosmonauts

    Scotland

    Avon Skin So Soft moisturiser and Smidge are the 2 best by far
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    Scotland

    Very highly recommend you try the Highland Rover Rail pass https://www.scotrail.co.uk/tickets/combined-tickets-travel-passes/highland-rover valid for several days travel on trains and ferries north of Glasgow for a bargain £89 (if there are two of you get a two together railcard for a further 1/3 off) Utterly beautiful all the way
  3. Hi all, below a Sabre which, while not quite a shelf of doom/KUTA candidate, took me far too long as it had perched at one corner of my workbench for an age From the Academy double boxing with a P-47. Both really simple, clean models to build so there is no justification for dragging the build out so long I realise the decals over that yellow wing flash has cracked on the bend (despite liberal microsol) but wanted to share pictures before I botch retouching those bits
  4. About 2 hours at medium quality. Did need quite a bit of trimming, filling and sanding especially under the wings and tail where it printed supporting scaffold that all had to be cut away. Next time I might do 2 halves and sandwich together to see if that helps things
  5. Still dabbling (not helped by my Mac laptop no longer beig able to run Fusion 360 after the most recent update) Had a go at printing one of the RAE proposals at 1/144. A bit rough but I painted it just to see what it’d look like
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    What are you reading?

    If anyone is looking for an action techno thriller my little brother’s first book finally hit UK bookstores yesterday. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hunter-most-explosive-gripping-thriller/dp/1472256352?SubscriptionId=AKIAIALSOTUXWIGNQNJA&tag=theelopag-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=1472256352 As fellow aviation enthusiasts (and correspondingly often slightly pedantic) you’ll be pleased to know that the publishers made especially sure for us that the helicopter on the cover was the right one (1st cover had an Augusta A129 and my whole feedback was along the lines of “looks cool but that isn’t a Super Huey”)
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    Miles M.52 Scratchbuild 1/48th WIP

    Very, very nice - I've made a start on doing the same in 1/72 but using 3d printing. I'll be pillaging this thread for ideas and tips
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    The Boeing B-17 STGB Chat

    That's great @Ol' Scrapiron really clear and informative
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    The Boeing B-17 STGB Chat

    It is at least as done as mine was (and to a better standard)
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    B-17G

    Thanks @vppelt68 for hosting and the encouragement
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    Boeing B-17 Gallery and Poll

    From the long stalled WIP "finished" out of the box - let's just not look too hard for stencils or for any pictures of details or the other side. No weathering or finishing touches as it was a crash project to get it in under the wire
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    B-17G

    This got put on the shelf of doom for a little while but with the deadline extension I decided to try and get at least something for the gallery. Rough in places and needs more decals and weathering but I wanted to try and get at least something for the gallery. State of play at Tuesday morning Wednesday night Thursday night This morning This afternoon This evening - as long as you don't go looking at the other side, underneath or for anything other than the biggest decals let's call that done (or at least 90% there with one good side to show the gallery) and hanging out with the nightshift
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    USAF paints F-15 in WW2 P.47 colours

    Great find. A better shot & video here http://en.aviation-report.com/video-48th-fighter-wing-f-15-jets-painted-in-second-world-war-colours/
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    The Boeing B-17 STGB Chat

    Ah, but as soon as they did anything it was 100% authentic and their weathering just happened by itself
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    The Boeing B-17 STGB Chat

    Seeing the deadline extension (thanks!) I may have been too hasty in calling it quits on my build. Horrible weather out so I’m going to see if I can cobble it together in time but the WIP will not be exhaustive so as to save valuable build time
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