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  1. Simon in Wales

    ICM kits

    I built the ancient ICM Tu2 and the decals were horrible thick things (the kit was a pig too and currently resides on the shelf of doom) but I've recently finished their Spitfire VII and the decals were fine, lovely and thin and conformed nicely with a bit of care, certainly no worse to use than Techmod or even Hobbyboss/Trumpeter.
  2. That's looking really good. One thing I found when I did mine was the fit of the engine cowling wasn't very clever. I ended up it cutting it in half down the centre so that the guns lined up with the gun troughs and then filled the resulting gap in the middle. I hope that makes sense. Cheers
  3. The 190 came very close to the bin on more than one occasion!! Not sure if its a new set because I've had it a while but its one of their Model Air 8 paint sets, Luftwaffe Colors 1941 to End-War. When I decided my elderly Humbrol enamels were beyond hope I switched to acrylics and the sets made sense even if I do have rather a lot of RLM 66 now...
  4. Hello, First of all Airfix's Bf109-E4 finished in the markings of Franz von Werra, the only Luftwaffe POW to escape back to Germany. Finished with a hairy stick and Vallejo Model Air, OOB apart from the Xtradecals swastika and EZ-line for the aerial which at some point I will get round to putting right. Read lots of stuff about what colour von Werra's cowling should be but painted it RLM76 to make it lighter than the rest of the underside. This was actually finished last September but I've only just twigged that I couldn't post it because I had it set to private on Flickr...duh.
  5. Thank you all for your kind words. Much appreciated. I hadn't thought of the lighting having the effect of the African sun...
  6. Hello, Having been a long time lurker I thought I would take the plunge and post some of my efforts. They are nowhere near as good as some of the masterpieces that appear on here but I enjoy building them and each one is a little bit better than the last (or a I buy something which means I can do something that I couldn't previously!) First up is the AZ Models Bf109-G2, finished as Hans-Joachim Marseille's 'Yellow 14'. OOB apart from the aerial wire which is EZ-line. Paints were Vallejo Model Air applied with a brush over a white primer. Photography at my desk after dark with
  7. Hello from west of Swansea, First time posting here but I've been a long time lurker admiring the quality of the work on here. Back in the day I built 1/72 Airfix planes and hung them from my bedroom ceiling. Most were built with the undercart up as I had an amazing talent from knocking bits off and then losing them! I also had an OO gauge model railway that was exhibited a couple of times. That was twenty something years ago. I stopped building models when I went to university and then got married, had children and all the rest of it. Started
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