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  1. Considering how old the base kit is, this is looking really nice
  2. First lot of stickers on. And yes that is snow.
  3. Wow. Is this the exciting news folks were waiting for? In other exciting news, Wrigley has slightly changed the flavour of their spearmint chewing gum. Not that you would notice.
  4. @phat trev I'd say avoid the Matchbox kit: it really is wrong just about everywhere. It says it's an F-86A but it's a caricature. The windshield is completely wrong, so it still won't be a good source of spares to do a Sabre Mk.2 or F-86A. So I'd say go for the Fujimi or Hobbycraft kits. Or Airfix or even Heller. Not very helpful I know, but since most RAF Sabres were Mk.4s, the Matchbox kit isn't a good starting point, especially as it's not really a good starting point for anything. The few RAF Sabre 2s were NMF, and wore pretty bland schemes. However, if you do an RAF Sabre 4 y
  5. @cmatthewbacon - you know that Alpha does a Singer kit in 1/43? I bought one last year and I can heartily recommend.
  6. OK. The colour scheme I've chosen is for an FJ-2 of VMF-312, a Marine Corps squadron, as were all of the FJ-2 active duty units. VMF-312 Checkerboards (tail code WR) was assigned to Marine Air Group 32 at MCAS Cherry Point, converting from F9F-4 Panthers to the FJ-2 Fury in the fall of 1954; it received its first eight Fury aircraft on 26 August. In February 1955, the squadron deployed to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico for two months of gunnery and again the following year but never deployed aboard a carrier. VMF-312 converted to the FJ-3 from October 1956 and its last FJ-2 was transferred out o
  7. I always look forward to the updates and I am never disappointed. Awesome work
  8. Looks nice: must admit I've been tempted by the 1/32 release
  9. Corey - yes, I just glued the trailing edge of the PE and attached it to the trailing edge of the slat. Then I made sure the glue was fully cured (superglue). At this point the PE is flat (that is, not bent), and just resting on the front lower lip of the slat. Then, once I was happy that the glue would hold (I also ran a bead along the trailing edge joint, just to be sure), I got a 6-inch steel rule and placed it just aft of the fwd recess of the slat, pushed it down equally, and holding it down, ran a bead of glue along the fwd edge, which is now bent to shape and level with the slat edge. T
  10. Windshield faired in, smoothed out and ready for paint. And finally some paint. Lots of separate parts in this kit, so the paint will take a while. Before that, I've used the Eduard PE parts for the undersides and ends of the slat sections. The KH parts have lots of ejector pin marks and so the PE items are an easy fix. And the drop tank fins were also replaced with thinner plastic card: I'll go over the colour scheme next, but I need a deep breath first...
  11. Nice job: Adrian Newey's finest was the CG 881 IMHO; I have a model of that one (Tameo?) despite F1 not being my thing. But there is no ignoring beauty when one sees it! Seeing that engine had me thinking of doing a Pilbeam or Gould hill climber too!
  12. Oh I can go one better than that in terms of pointless exclusives: I hope it's a Spitfire (or similar) that has already been done in all versions, in all scales but with a couple more rivets here and there. And it has to be moulded in a colour I like. Hang on though - I forgot that's what most of the previous post were asking for, FFS.
  13. Three in fact served with the RAF and flew sorties to France in the early days of WW2.
  14. Good work there: I too have enjoyed following along.
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