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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.
  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 twi
  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.
  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
  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.
  15. Hello (Again) Everybody, this is my F35A, another gift ( I had a good birthday this year ) and this one was much closer to my normal taste. This was going to be a quick bash together and paint as a distraction from the intricacies of the Arado. I tried everywhere I knew to obtain paint masks for the RAM panels but to know avail. I decided that painting them without masks was beyond my patience and skill levels, so I have completed this one as 'representative' as an operational version. My apologies to the purists out there. Built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics.
  16. Hi Everybody, this is my Arado 196B bought for me as a gift, not the subject matter I would have chosen and certainly not the normal scale I build. But I have to say it was a thoroughly enjoyable build and went together like a dream. The only difficulty I had was with the glazing, made a complete mess of the sliding canopy, that was purely down to my own inexperience and lack of skill, I now know how I would have done it differently. Built straight out of the box the only addition being some E-Z line for the rigging and painted entirely with Tamiya acrylics. As I said not my normal p
  17. Thanks for that Paul, I've seen sets of CA glue and accelerator on line. I'll give that a go.
  18. Hi All, I'm just about to start rigging a 1/32 Arado 196B. Can anybody body tell me what is the best .CA / Superglue is for getting a quick grab. I have the correct E-Z line and have tested the cheap Superglue I have but it seems to take ages to set. I live in the UK so places in this country would be good. Thanks in advance.
  19. Yes it is, on most of the builds the model will sit in the position you set it but on larger models I use a small drop of .CA to keep it secure. Previously I used to set a small piece of 3mms tube into the model with the same internal diameter as the rod, but matching the rod to the tube became very hit and miss.
  20. Hi Everybody, this is my second lockdown build and another Russian jet. A very enjoyable build which went together well with, the exception of the undercarriage doors, I suppose with the wheels down all they have to do is represent the doors. Build them in the closed position and they are not even close. Built straight out of the box and painted with Tamiya acrylics. I would be the first to admit this is not one of my better builds, so comments and crit
  21. Welcome back to modelling, that's exactly how I got hooked back into the hobby when one of my kids gave me a model of the Titanic for my 60th. I was amazed at how far modelling and equipment have advanced, five years on and my shelves are full of completed models and my bank balance is seriously depleted . Have fun !!!
  22. Excellent build, I have built a few but really want to do one in winter camouflage.
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