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Sabrejet

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  1. I'd quite like to see a Kruk in any scale; 1/72 would be OK as a start!
  2. I do note the presence (as usual) of a number of cat hairs though!
  3. Finally finished! I started this a good while ago, took a break and then had to find all the bits (in four separate boxes!) to finish it. The kit is Revell's 1/24 Audi R10, which comes with decals for Le Mans cars. However I wanted to do an American Le Mans Series (ALMS) entrant, so it needed new decals (Studio 27) and a few mods, mainly to replace the flush front wings with the heavily-louvred items seen on the ALMS cars. Then the engine and bay were detailed, as was the cockpit, plus double dive planes on the nose, scratch-built headlights and wheels from Le Mans Miniatures. I think that's about it. RFI (ish) is here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235093097-revell-audi-r10-alms-2007/ This is the engine as built from the kit - it's OK as a starting point, but missing some key components. Also the gearbox is a bit notional:
  4. I'm really enjoying the build of this kit, warts 'n' all. Overall it looks like a lovely thing and aside from a few gripes, I like what I see (I shall be getting the BE.2e for sure!) However I've looked at a lot of WW1 photos of the BE.2 series, and especially the cowling area, and I am happy that Lukgraph got the shape correct. However I think the proviso should be that the cowling is OK for some BE.2es, as it is evident that shapes did differ between aircraft. Whether that is down to different manufacturers or not, I can't say for sure. I've also seen different arrangements of cooling holes in the front face of the lower cowling, which I assume were made at local level, but equally could have been manufacturer-originated. So here is a shot of a BE.2e cowling that I think agrees in shape with the kit item: Unfortunately I don't have a s/n for this aircraft but have seen similar cowling shapes on aircraft built by British & Colonial.
  5. After a while on the shelf of shame, this one is on again! I have in fact nearly completed it and didn't take any WIP photos after these, which show removal of the moulded-in rear suspension wishbones: Next shots should be the RFI...
  6. That finless, 200-gal, forced-ejection tank was also used by USAF units later in service as well as most of the foreign recipients of F-86Fs. The smaller 120-gal tank isn't incorrect fro JASDF - they did use them - but not as common.
  7. I have a DBR9 wheel! However it's a Japanese make, not an OZ. It is similar - did they use two makes?
  8. It's a fair point and I realise my comment wasn't exactly helpful: apologies. Let's see how they look in the flesh because I suspect the rivet detail has been highlighted a bit to show it off. Maybe not. It's still good to see a 1/32 Vampire after all
  9. Incidentally, you know that if it didn't have rivet detail, modellers would be all over it with one of those pounce wheel thingies, putting them on!
  10. Looks to be a doozy! It's not quite my area of interest but it's kits like this that turn my 'not quite my area of interest' into, 'I need one of these'! Incidentally, some of the pomposity above is just beyond the pale, but always the case with pre-release shots. It's a bit like hemorrhoids; they're a pain in the backside and you can't avoid them!
  11. I'd have to say I'm not impressed: their F-86 sheets have buzz numbers in a 'sort of OK' font, which isn't quite right. I've spotted other font issues with their sheets and also US national insignia with incorrect proportions.
  12. I've bought direct from Alpha in the past and had no issues.
  13. I've built the McLaren 720S and it's a doozy; also have the Aston DBS and 1/43 Singer in the stash. I'd rate them among the best car kits you can get (on a level with MFH, Studio 27 etc); I just wish they'd do a Vulcan or BT62!
  14. Twelve crews: sounds about right.
  15. Yes! The instructions are a bit lacking. Mainly this is regarding decal placement (small 'Manthey Racing' decals aren't shown anywhere - one goes on the splitter but goodness knows where the other one is meant to be placed; some of the smaller 'Porsche/Porsche Design' ones are also not obvious on photos). Main one though is that there are quite a few photoetch parts which aren't shown on the instructions. In particular some very small ones (about 10 I think), which had me scratching my head. They look like small ovals with a recess; kind of like a c-shape. I now think they are placed at the bottom of the front radiator mesh where it meets the splitter. Only just thought about this so I'll check photos and put them on if I'm right. Also the rear wing is moulded as a straight aerofoil where in reality the ends are turned down outboard of the wing supports. I made a simple jig that supported the middle section away from a hard surface by about 2mm, poured on hot water and forced the ends down until they cooled. Being resin it's an easy fix. Oh and make sure you prime/sand the body before paint; there are minor imperfections in the body which will show up under paint. Not a massive issue but worth sorting. But other than that it's a lovely kit. I've built three Profil24 kits so far; have another four in the stash and have put two more on pre-order. They aren't 'shake and bake' but I really like them.
  16. This is Profil24's 1/24 Porsche 911 RSR from the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours (that's quite a lot of "24s"). Two of the Manthey/factory 911 RSRs that year were given heritage colour schemes: one in Rothmans-type colours and the other (this one) replicating the infamous 'Pink Pig' 917/20. It's a lovely resin kit with a nice weight to it. Paint is Zero Paints' 911 Pink Pig colour and the rest is OOB.
  17. Does look like Princess Margaret too. You should be able to work out the squadron too by deciphering what's on the Squadron standard. In fact I think it might be 139 Sqn. Anyone?
  18. I'm more surprised it wasn't an early F-86F! Oh no I'm not....
  19. Lovely shots: saw the 1976 aircraft and subsequently made a Rareplanes kit to depict it. They were awesome.
  20. Matchbox produced some absolute clunkers (F-86A, Hunter) but also some real beauties (P-12E etc). Lovely job!
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