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John Masters

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  1. Here's my next...KP Model's Piper L-18C, 100th Sq. IAF, Dov airfield, 1965. It looks alright. there are a couple of odd bits in the instructions, but I'll get the those later. Here's the box art... Back... My choice of profiles... And the sprue... Let me finish up another build (Sopwith Tripe) before I start this one. Next week I'll dig in, I think. --John
  2. Here's my Portuguese Dornier Do.27 from Special Hobby in 1/72nd scale. Lovely kit. I recommend it highly. --John
  3. Paid some attention to Thumbalina tonight too...some fettling required. Nothing out of my wheelhouse. --John
  4. I really must say that I have developed a very large soft spot in my heart for this aircraft and liaison aircraft in general. They really are something else. I am finished with this one. I'll wait until tomorrow with better light for better images, but the final touches have been the assorted radio antennae, the satin varnish, the prop and the cabin doors. The radio antennae are made from .005mm stainless steel cardiac/thoracic thread, courtesy of Small Parts in the USA. I bought a burn if this stuff about 18 years ago and have yet to run out. very thin stuff and kind of dangerous. It's very sharp when cut and can pierce skin easily. I wear safety glasses just in case. Radio antennae... One of the 'ears'....there is another on the opposite side...you can see it peeking out. And finished! I think I will leave it as is. No need to mess it up with exhaust and dust. I have a feeling this was kept pretty clean. Tomoor I'll make some better images and post into the gallery. I want to build another liaison aircraft. I'll have to find one. --John
  5. Thanks @rob Lyttle I agree on all counts. I have the other Do.27 kit and hope to build in Luftwaffe markings.
  6. Thanks Rich. All of the above are correct. Thanks Martin. I'll some more work on it tonight. Not really. Nicely moulded resin, no bubbles. Some thin parts need replacing/strengthening. Not unusual at all.
  7. The spinner decal went on surprisingly easily. The door handle directionals... There are other teeny decals and they are on too. The roundels, emblems, flash, etc...all on now. I am very happy I repainted it. Almost done! --John
  8. I'm not sure about the Yellow Olive either. Seems to be dark green to my eyes. And I am pretty sure I used Basalt Grey on the F-104 I built, but I can't seem to find it. Anyway...the Basalt Grey seems to be much darker grey (RAL 7012) than what I have chosen. I may try to fix this. The Yellow Olive is RAL 6014. Window looks alright. Wheels on... Ok...I bit the bullet and just now airbrushed on some Dark Slate Grey (the Vallejo alternative for RAL 7012) over the PRU Blue. No masks, folks...There are a couple of lines I'll have to fix with the hairy brush but nothing went onto the glass...easy peasy. Compare and contrast...the one on the right is much more Luftwaffen-ish. Much happier now! Cheerio! John
  9. The Yellow Olive looks good. I also masked and sprayed the anti-glare panel, the rubber wheels, the prop. I think I might be ready for decals folks! Masks off! Ha! I made an error and masked the top piece of glass upside down and then inserted it. I have no idea why. So, I have, this morning, removed the glass and it is sitting in some thinner to remove the paint without damaging the clarity (I hope) I'll carefully put it back in later today. Duh! --John
  10. Superb...really superb and very fun too! Three cheers for the contestants and those who stand upon the podium!
  11. I went with straight Faded PRU Blue for this. In my paint selection it was the closest I could come to the Basalt Grey they asked for. I think it will be surprisingly accurate next to the Yellow Olive. --John
  12. Very nice. I have built this kit and enjoyed it immensely. i see you are of the same mind!
  13. Lovely little thing. Bravo and well done!
  14. I used a US Light Ghost Grey for the underside, and have masked that off. The two remaining colours are a Yellow Olive (I have it!) and a Basalt Grey, which I will have to figure out. The colour profile makes it look more like Faded PRU Blue, while the online comparison say Intermediate Blue. Hmmmm....Somewhere in the middle? Intermediate Blue...looks too dark. With a little PRU mixed in, 1:1...this is closer to the profile. Could someone knowledgable about the post-WW2 Luftwaffe please chime in? I'm laying down the blue first, so I will wait until I have at least two other opinions to back me up. --John
  15. Me too! I added some colour to it...I know, not PC10 or PC12, but greenish anyway. The photo is off a bit. It is less blue... I think it will be fine. --John
  16. That explains the detail and precision in this fine jewel! This is in a class ally itself. Stunning.
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