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  1. Hi Everybody, here is my latest build, not my usual scale but a thoroughly enjoyable build. Built entirely out of the box, just the addition of some scratchbuilt harnesses and buckles. Painted with Tamiya and Revell acrylics. A few pictures of the interior before it all gets closed up. I know the buckles are not correct but this was my first attempt at making them. I decided to paint the instrument panel rather than use the decals. Thanks for looking, as usual all comments and criticisms are welcome.
  2. Hello Everybody, this is my latest offering, the Thunderbolt II or 'Warthog'. I wanted to build this one just because it was different and I wanted to attempt the colour scheme. It was built straight out of the box with just the addition of a pilot. I made work for myself because I wanted to display it flying, and obviously the wheels do not fully retract, also I decided to show it with the flaps / air brakes closed and that went horribly wrong ! I ended up virtually rebuilding that part of both wings. top and bottom with plasticard, in fact the whole thing was retrieved from the bin twice. Given those problems I am quite pleased with the way it has turned. it was painted entirely wiyh Tamiya acrylics. Anyway here it is, as usual all comments and criticisms are welcome. Thanks for looking.
  3. Now you come to mention it I think they probably are . It's a good job my model building is just a past time, I'll just bank it a bit more on the stand that should sort it! Be aware that this is a old model with raised panel lines, that said it almost fell together, so good you can put the gun pods on backwards.
  4. Seasons Greetings All, You might remember my last RFI which was a Harrier G.R3, which I had picked up for £10 along with a G.R5. Well here is the second one, I built the two together, both old models but I have to say the Revell one was the superior, much less less flash and an altogether better fit all round I used very little filler on this one. Built straight out of the box with the only addition being a pilot. Painted mainly with Revell Acrylics and some Tamiya acrylics. I normally show the box artwork but unfortunately the box was in such a poor state it wasn't worth it. And now the two together. Thanks for looking, as usual all comments and criticisms are welcome. Finally I hope you all have a brilliant Christmas and a better New Year than this one has been.
  5. Hi Folks, I've been wanting to add a Harrier in winter camouflage to my inventory for some time, in fact this is my third attempt, the first two ended up in the bin. When I saw this this one along with a Revell G.R 5 on E Bay for £10 I snapped them up. What I didn't consider was being older models they would have raised panel lines, I hate raised panel lines, I have never found a way to preserve them and achieve an invisible seam. I have concluded that something has to be sacrificed either the panel lines or the invisible seam, so the panel lines in those areas have gone, fortunately in this scale I think you can get away with it. The decals that came with the kit were unusable, they wouldn't release from the backing paper, fortunately I had some from one of my failed previous attempts but I had problems with those, the decals that form the red box on top of the fuselage broke up as did the roundels on the underside of the wings. It has been painted with Tamiya Acrylics and built straight out of the box, considering the age of the model and the poor moldings I am reasonably pleased with the way its turned out. Anyway here it is for your perusal, all comments and criticisms are welcome.
  6. Wish I had known that before, it was a nightmare to fit.
  7. Thanks for your kind words. Yes I do apply a couple of coats of Pledge before applying the decals, but I missed a trick with this one, a little while ago I saw a tip on this forum suggesting you smooth the newly applied paint by rubbing down with some kitchen roll or an empty tea bag. Works great but I forgot to do it this time. Live and learn eh.
  8. Hello Again, this is the second of my recent builds, once again built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics. I'm not sure I've got the colour right I think it may be a little dark, also I'm not sure the two probes on the nose are positioned correctly and you will notice that the decals have silvered so overall I'm not totally satisfied with this build, please be kind. Thanks for looking, all comments and criticisms are welcome.
  9. Hi Folks, its been a little while since I've posted anything on here so while I have a little time here are a couple of my latest builds for your perusal. Nothing remarkable, built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics. Thanks for looking as usual all comments and criticisms are welcome.
  10. Thanks Tony that would be great I'll PM you.
  11. I agree with you they look sort of gangly on the ground if that makes sense. As for the jet exhaust I always paint the inside of them a very light biege, which I think captures the actual colour, unfortunately the picture wasn't taken in very good light so you can't see it, but thank you for your comment.
  12. Thank you, I like to display my aircraft flying so yes I do make the stands myself. Just a piece of MSG and some 2mms brass rod.
  13. Thank you. First time I've done rigging, it was frustrating until somebody on here suggested buying gel superglue and a setting aerosol spray. Thank you.
  14. Thank you, as Lewis95 states the emblem is not included in the kit, but to be honest I've never seen any maker include. I am toying with the idea of printing my own decals in which case the few German aircraft I have will gain them. Thank you.
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