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  • Birthday 01/28/1965

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  1. Cat flap? Isn't that what a dyslexic Yorkshireman wears on his head? Simon, after a few Vocation (Hebden Bridge's finest) stouts.
  2. This brings back memories. My Uncle Albert bought this for me when I was 8 or 9. My dad built it for me and it was pride of place in my bedroom for years.
  3. Looking at that set of shelves, I think you've got half my book collection there too. (OK so my Expanse books are on my Kindle app, but the principle still holds )
  4. Hello everyone, Here's another one I managed to complete this year, the Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Skyraider. Douglas Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr Douglas Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr Here it is with it's 1/48 little brother (Tamiya) Douglas Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr Side View Skyraider by simon_rw, on Flickr
  5. Cheers Keith. Been after this kit since I was 17, soon as I saw it at Perth I had to have it.. I painted it with Suzuki Silky Silver from Halfords.
  6. Really nice. :-). The 1/6th. scale kit is great considering it dates from 1982.
  7. Thanks everyone. Painted it with mainly Tamiya paints ( I'm getting mistrustful of Vallejo these days). Paint chipping via the hairspray method.
  8. Thanks for the compliments, everyone. It was a fun build and definitely made a change from wingy-thingies. @Jim Wasley my wife's health seems to be better these days, she's applied for a job where I work and, yes, I am getting loads more bench time in :-) Simon (recovering from night shift)
  9. Hi Vinnie, The chrome bits are the plated plastic that came with the kit. I just put an enamel wash on the engine and round the bolt heads on the gearbox. Cheers Simon
  10. Morning All, Well, due to work and the wife's health and many other factors, I haven't really had a great deal of bench time this year. After a trip to Perth with Washington Model Club, I came back with a few kits, one of which was the 1/6th. Suzuki GSX1100S Katana, a kit I'd always wanted to build, ever since I saw it in the Tamiya catalogue, all those years ago. It also made a pleasant change from my usual focus of aircraft models, so much so that I bought a Tamiya Honda CBR100XX Super Blackbird kit the other week and I fancy the Ducati Super Panigale kit as well. Here it is, before I put the decals on. IMG_1424 by simon_rw, on Flickr And here it is, decalled up. IMG_1427 by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  11. Afternoon all, I've just finished the Airfix 1/24th. Typhoon, which I purchased at Perth this year for the princely sum of £50. Here's some pictures for you to gawp/marvel/laugh (delete as appropriate) at. IMG_1549 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1550 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1551 by simon_rw, on Flickr IMG_1552 by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking!
  12. The Su29 was one of last year's and I never got round to doing a threads in last year's Yearbook. Don't worry Keith, there will be more next year, and I've got quite a bit of Russian stuff in the stash .
  13. Good afternoon everyone, What with 2016 being a year of great changes, (moving house, new job, my wife having weight loss surgery), I've not had the time to be as productive as last year, but then again last year I had 4 enforced weeks off and then lost my consultancy contract, so ended up with a huge amount of time off. So here, in no particular order, are the builds I managed in 2016. Revell 1/32 Fw 190 F-8 Untitled by simon_rw, on Flickr Tamiya 1/32 Corsair (with a pilot figure, which was the first attempt I'd made at figure painting for a while. IMG_1281 by simon_rw, on Flickr Hasegawa A-4M Skyhawk, which was one I pulled off the Shelf of Doom. IMG_1283 by simon_rw, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk. V, from the new kit, which went very well, apart from slight awkwardness with the undercarriage legs. Untitled by simon_rw, on Flickr Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk.16e, which was a bit of testbed for a natural metal finish (still don't think I've cracked it). 1/32 spitfire Mk16e by simon_rw, on Flickr And finally, Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk.16 e in the colours of Air Vice-Marshal James M. Robb. 1/48 spitfire Mk.16e by simon_rw, on Flickr Thanks for looking.
  14. Thank you everyone. It was a bit of an epic building it and it's standing on a computer desk as that's the only flat surface i have that's big enough for it. It's bigger than my He 111 in the same scale.
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