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AliGauld

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  1. Thank you for your kind words Many thanks for your kind words. I may be exaggerating the fit problems slightly but the nose to fuselage join and the canopy were real problems. Cheers, Alistair
  2. Hi There, So, some backstory for this one. Innis is absolutely fascinated with German experimental stuff at the moment and so we started the Horten. This was started at the same time as my Bell X-1 but due to my trip to New York and then his holidays we didn't get round to it until a couple of weeks ago. It needed some careful planning regarding sub-assemblies and painting so we left it until then. As this was his project I let the wee man take the lead so most of the build and painting is his. I did some fiddly stuff, the masking and what little weathering we did on it but all decisions were his. I think he has done a pretty astounding job on this considering it was a bit of a pig to put together. The fit was appalling in places and the decals were some of the worst I've used so far. Didn't want to stick and lie down at all and I eventually resorted to using UMP Extra strong to get certain decals to settle. Any errors and omissions are mine and mine alone, but the sheer joy on his face was worth every minute and, of course, getting a 10 year old interested in the hobby is pleasure enough. Painted with Vallejo ModelAir RLM 81,82 and 84, Revell Aluminium and weathered slightly with Mig Washes and Oils. On with some pictures: And finally on it's new display base
  3. Hi there, Thank you for your kind comment. I have watched Iron Sky numerous times. It's a fantasically good terrible film. So enjoyable. Cheers, Alistair
  4. Sterling work, Sir... a day for celebration. Sorry. Watching this unfold has really made me want to build the Starship One. Cheers, Alistair
  5. Hi There, Right Forum this time..... This has been built as a surprise present for Innis when he comes back from his holiday. I picked it up from those wonderful people at Creative Models when they had it as one of their special weekly offers. I wanted to try using the AK Extreme Metals and Gauzy Intermediate to see how they looked together. The paints used were Ultimate Primer, Vallejo Model Air and Extreme Metals Aluminium and Polished Aluminium. I was trying to do this as quickly as possible between Innis going away and work. I realise now that I need to get the primer absolutely flat and perfect for the NMF so there are some lumps and bumps. I also think that I need to use my H&S with the 0.2 needle to coat the Intermediate Agent as the Sparmax Max 3 laid it down a little thick and caused numerous pools and runs. Well I caused it but the H&s will give me more control I think. still had a blast doing it and am looking forward to giving it to the wee fella on his return tomorrow just before we leave for Perth and the Scottish Nationals, my first time there and really looking forward to it. Hope to see some of you. Oh Yes, really must try to remember to blow the dust away before clear coating after putting the transfers on. The transfers look silvered in the photos but it really doesn't show on the kit. On with the pictures Many Thanks for looking and any advice/criticism gratefully received Cheers, Alistair
  6. Sorry, Wrong Forum
  7. Beautiful Work. Puts mine in the shade. Cheers, Alistair
  8. Many Thanks for your kind comment. Yes Sam Shepard made the entire film for me he was also the man who wrote the definitive book on Dylan's Rolling thunder Revue.
  9. Hi There, No I wasn't anywhere near Darlington today just stuck in Polmont. Many Thanks for your kind comment. Cheers, Alistair
  10. Many Thanks for that. It was a lot of fun building it. Cheers, Alistair
  11. Hi There, After our sojourn into Armour Country with our wintry Tiger Innis and I came back to Aviation. This was my choice to build as I've always wanted one . More to do with The Late Great Sam Shepard's magnetic portayal in "The Right Stuff" This was the Eduard Profipack and I picked up additional Photo-Etch. The first real attempt at using this so I thought that it might be a touch simpler in a larger scale. Guess how that worked out. Fun was had. Lessons were learned especially as I threw away the mixed Orange colour after all the pieces were painted not realising that I might need some for touch ups. Hmmm. I'm pretty chuffed with the result and it looks really cool in the display cabinet. Enough waffle Ali on with the pics. As always, Many Thanks for looking and any comments or criticism welcome Cheers, Ali
  12. I was brought up in the Highlands on Cooking Whisky so my taste buds may well be completely shot. Cheers, Alistair
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