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Colin W

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  1. Airfix 1/48 Seaking. Here's my rendition of the excellent 1/48 Seaking released in 2023. Essentially from the box with minor additions of seat belts aerial wire and some details around the door. Everything else (and more) is in the box. The fit is excellent but I was tipped off about closing the fuselage over the interior so spent extra time on this and got a perfect fit. Filler was needed only to fill the holes made for later variants and a little bit on the cockpit top seam. Decals from Model Aliance for HAS.2 XZ577 of HMS Ark Royal in 1974. Probably the best kit I've built for years and thoroughly enjoyable. More pictures and details in the build thread Here... Colin PS Please come and take a look at this in the IPMS Salisbury show next weekend, 1st June Laverstoke near Salisbury.
  2. A few nights work required to add all the last minutes aerials and sub assemblies to get to her done... I put the tail wheel on near the very end but still broke it off twice before taking the pictures. I also managed to knock off the small aerial under the rear of the hull a couple of times so I'll replace this with brass next time. I also added a small piston to hold up the top of the front entry door and the hand rails on the lower section were made from brass wire of various thickness's. Colin
  3. Airfix 1/48 Seaking. Here's my rendition of the excellent 1/48 Seaking released in 2023. Essentially from the box with minor additions of seat belts and aerial wire. Everything else (and more) is in the box. The fit is excellent but I was tipped off about closing the fuselage over the interior so spent extra time on this. Filler was needed only to fill the holes made for later variants and a little bit on the cockpit top seam. A few other details were added around the front door. Decals from Model Aliance for HAS.2 XZ577 of HMS Ark Royal in 1974. More pictures and details in the build thread Here... Thanks to @vppelt68 and @modelling minion for the idea and admin. I think the completes the unofficial 'NATO through the decades' we have been building for a few years. Colin PS Please come and take a look at the IPMS Salisbury show next weekend, 1st June near Salisbury.
  4. Let us know what you think of the wing. I have a few Hasegawa ones in the stash but there is a problem with the wing apparently. Is the Airfix one better?
  5. I knew these were big but when I saw one in the USAF Museum I was taken aback. I could walk under the wings without ducking. They were huge! Looking forwards to a good build here Steve
  6. I agree I think the blue scheme was the best. Especially when contrasted with the white markings. I've been wanting to make this for years! All decals applied and sealed with a few coats of Microscale satin. Now ready for final assembly. Quite a few bits left over though! I wish I'd had the seats in the spares bin when I built my Italeri Wessexs. 🥲
  7. I'm not sure of the 'Wide World of Model Building' but count me in for the Group Build. Lots of WWII stuff filtering through to lesser Air Forces makes for interesting non British schemes.
  8. I managed a coat of blue for the airframe. Even Airfix don't have a colour for this so I used a mix of 2 parts Mr Colour 14 US Navy blue with 1 part 328 Blue Angels blue. This looks a pretty good match and a few areas lightened and darkened will bring it to a finish. While the Airfix decals look great I have a couple of options from Model Aliance sheets including an early Mk1 from the Ark Royal set. I plan to do 52 from this sheet. Decaling now under way with rotors and tail test fitted for the picture. I dispensed with the blade decals as I'm sure it's easier to pan the yellow stripes than get all 24 yellow stripes aligned.
  9. Not many updates for a while but still progressing with this. Sponsons are now added (or are they floats?) and glazing fitted. Midway through masking when I remembered I haven't posted for a while. I decided to be unique and built it with tail and rotors folded but at the Tangmere model show yesterday there were 4 Seakings, all with tail and rotors folded. Some excellent conversions though including the AEW and a HC4 using the Flightath sets intended for the Hasegawa kit. I have some of these in the stash so maybe ..........
  10. Thanks for the confidence but from a SMER kit? No pressure then!
  11. I took the seat colour from the Seaking at Yeovilton. Should be easy to find at sea!
  12. Great scheme. I built this in 1980 using Modeldecals and a Matchbox kit. I probably still have it in the loft somewhere. I think you have a better chance of a decent model using the new Airfix offering though! Look forward to seeing it done.
  13. SNASCO Vautour Fonderie Miniature 1/48 I present my latest completed model, the somewhat challenging Vautour 11B. A limited run multi media kit with injection moulded main components (wings fuselage and nacelles), white metal undercarriage, resin cockpit and other details topped with a vacform canopy. Whats not to like? Well quite a lot actually ranging from a complete lack of anything inside the nose to completely impossible to understand instructions topped with decals which exploded om contact with water. Lots of fun and games with great help from others in the Britmodeller fraternity not least of which @Marlin sent some pictures of how the under carriage was supposed to fit. Quite a challenge but another classic for the French collection. Thanks for looking. More pictures and the fun along the way are in the build thread. Build thread here. Colin
  14. Well I got the decals from the big H so all good to go. Job done so more pictures in the Gallery. Thanks again to @CliffB and @Corsairfoxfouruncle for the idea.
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