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Martin Ford

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  1. It arrived today, safe and sound. Just in time for me to go back to work. Many thanks again, Duncan at BlackMike models.
  2. That was me my friend . I wanted to get a Junkers D1 off of you, without paying much attention, I didnt realise how quick they would go. That Gotha might be an acquired taste but I think it looks great, am so glad a bought it. Thanks for the great service you provide. I genuinely get excited when one of your parcels arrives with a wingnut wings kit inside. I hope somehow, someway they reemerge one day. All the best, Martin
  3. Thanks mate. I always find it hard to pick out what to build next. I get one out of the cupboard, then put it back. Get another out, put it back and so on. I might go with the DH.9a 'Ninak', but not sure. I have 3 I really want to make, the Stahltaube, an FE.2B and a Felixstowe but I am saving them for the future. Incidentally i have just seen your WIP of your Eindecker. That is very, very good and way better than mine. Cannot wait to see that finished. Get that cabinet filled up. Best wishes to you, take care, Martin
  4. Thanks mate, Yes it does look nice. Funnily enough my love of WW1 aircraft came from Wingnut wings being great kits rather than an initial love of how they look. I bought a Sopwith Camel just to have one of their kits, due to their reputation, then realised I love how they look. I get a thrill go through me when I see a Spitfire (I live near Southampton Airport) I'd imagine I'd get the same thrill if I ever saw some biplanes. I'm now a fully paid up Wingnut lover. Have over 20 now. Hope they somehow carry on trading. All the best, Martin
  5. Thank you very much for the reply my friend. Steampunk is a great way of describing the exhaust look. It mainly seems to be the German planes that have an exhaust like that. I hope you get the chance to finish your build soon, I have attached a pic of my finished Wingnut kits. All the best, Martin
  6. Hello everyone, best wishes, hope you are all coping as well as possible. Just posting my latest effort. I seem to be whizzing through some builds, due to the lockdown, so went with this plane. Im not totally sure I have got the colour right, but in some respects I guess there isnt a right colour with these old planes. So just went with what was in my paint box. Picking a colour scheme is becoming as hard as picking what to make out of my stash lately. This is my ninth wing nut build (currently Germany 6 England 3) and for the first time I came across a couple of little
  7. Thanks Dave and chaps. I think I did overdo it a bit on the weathering front. To break up the white a bit I used a Tamiya weathering stick. Seemed to do what I wanted, it's like a lipstick, you can just wipe it on. I always use brushes apart from an occasional use of a rattle can for some undercoat. I've just had a look at the artwork for the version you are making and it looks great, I look forward to seeing it soon. I agree about the machine guns, it's always a bit of a ball ache to get them spot on. All the best, Martin
  8. Hi everyone, hope you're all doing ok. Just thought I'd add my latest effort to this wonderful site. It is minus Mr. Goring as I havent got round to painting figures as yet. I seem to have gone one bit of a Wingnut blitz of late, find it hard to make any other make of model at the moment. This one was as usual a pleasure to build. There is very little rigging, which actually I have come to enjoy, I find it therapeutic. So this build didnt take long due to the lockdown I have had much more spare time. I'm still very much making it up as I go when it com
  9. Just having another test, for some reason I cant post on my laptop but seems ok on my iPad.
  10. I bought the Spad VII c.1 1/32 scale a while back, purely because it was available as opposed to Wingnut wings not making a similar model. Have been making it for a few weeks and have just decided to put it back in the box. Admittedly I havent been at my best recently but I haven't been enjoying it, it feels like I'm just bonding some random plastic together. Maybe what hasnt helped is the fact I've been building pretty much nothing else but Wingnut kits for the last couple of years. The difference seems like night and day to me. The Roden kit has poor fitting pieces a
  11. The unused parts are the parts that are blued out on page 2 of the instructions. I've made quite a few and I believe the amount of unused parts can vary from kit to kit. I've built at least 2 kits so far that even has a teddy bear on the sprue, which was used as a mascot by a few pilots. Have you enjoyed your Wingnut experience? I have to admit I am hooked and have somehow ended up with 23. God knows how that happened I haven't got the Junkers D1 though. Would love to see your build when you are done. All the best, Martin
  12. Thanks mate, I wont make the same mistake again. Maybe it will push me into trying airbrushing. Cheers, Martin
  13. Hi everyone, thought I'd post my latest build/attempt. I'm not totally happy with the finish but I enjoyed building it, which is the main thing. This was my first attempt/foray/failure into the lozenge type of decal, or indeed any type of large covering decal. I am pretty sure I made a mistake, dont know if anyone on here can confirm that I did indeed go wrong? I decided to apply the lozenge decals onto bare styrene. I had a hell of a job getting them to stick, also they became very brittle. After they were dry just the slightest touch to trim them would make part of them shatter. Do
  14. I can post this pic which is from my flickr account but after a certain time the option to copy url is not there. Seems to be all older pics are ok but then anything after July/August last year the option has gone. The odd thing being it has happened to pics I have already posted on this forum. Very strange and annoying, oh well.
  15. James, I'm having the same trouble as you. I've posted pics on here many times using flickr, both through a tablet and a laptop. Dogsbody/Chris, thanks for your informative post (i have never used the choose a size option before) but that right pointing arrow you mention in your post above is not highlighted for me on a lot of my pics. Even for ones I have previously posted in my threads on here. When I scroll a bit lower in my pics then the arrow becomes active at about last June. Very odd. Previously when posting via a laptop I would just copy and paste t
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