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    Decal placement instructions - Spitfire mk.1 Airfix A01071A

    This was in a £5 starter set kit from Lidl at Christmas. The kit instructions are for a far more simplified scheme I’m just painting it and adding decals on the sprue as it is going to be framed to bulk out my stand at a craft fair. Wondering whether to just do another scheme from spares and keep these nice decals for a more deserving project
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    Decal placement instructions - Spitfire mk.1 Airfix A01071A

    @Smithy That is the very one. Thank you!
  3. For some reason I've got a stash mix up and don't have the decal placement info for the Airfix mk1 - serial A01071A. My instructions seem to be for the same plane but with different call outs and very much simplified. If anyone has the full placement info could you possibly take a picture of it?
  4. I’ll add that to the mental list - I’ve set myself the goal of finishing everything in the stash before I allow myself to buy another kit (sadly that just means I’ve got a growing protostash buying list in my head rather than the loft)
  5. Built in parallel - an Airfix DH88 Comet and Mosquito mk2 Comet had cockpit, a pilot, canopy framing, nose light and pitot added. Mosquito was as it came. No going crazy fixing things, block colours, brush painted, kit decals, no weathering. Just simple old fashioned fun
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    Air sea rescue - Airfix Sea King & RNLI launch

    Good point - have another crew set for the Navy version so hopefully I’ll be able to do as you suggest
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    Avon Skin So Soft moisturiser and Smidge are the 2 best by far
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    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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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)