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Julien last won the day on July 13 2013

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  1. This is the 1/72 HobbyBoss sabre with cutting edge decals for a late Saudi Aircraft when they went overall grey. One of my shelf of doom projects which just needed finishing.
  2. They even have a form they print and put in the outer box to let you know
  3. Hannants have a habit of doing that.
  4. Should be, mine was finely balanced on just the supplied weight.
  5. Julien

    Me-109 G-10 Hungarian

    Already a thread here; Julien
  6. Julien

    Red Arrows Hawk undercarriage colour

    Only the one not attached to the gear leg. That one is not red. Julien
  7. Julien

    Red Arrows Hawk undercarriage colour

    Yes we have an extensive set of pics there;
  8. Julien

    Airfix F86

    I did find an error in the RAF Sabre book by looking at the model decal instructions on one of their photos.
  9. Building the Revell He 219 A-7 in 1/32 Scale Build Guide Series No.3 KLP Publishing Online publishing is now starting to find its way into the modelling community. KLP Publishing is one of the new online publishers, specialising in eBooks for the scale aircraft modelling community. Their debut title Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to K.J. "Brick" Bricknell reviewed here has proved to be a success. They have since done titles on the Bird Dog, Spitfire XIVe, AEG G.IV Late, & FW 189/ There latest title tackles building Revell's large scale He 219. This was done by UK modeller Iain Ogilvie. As well as the normal build it looks at correcting the engine nacelles which are a major problem with the kit. Also of note are some photographs of the only surviving airframe in the US. Conclusion This is the type of publication that the new digital format is made for. The subject is not main stream enough for a traditional publication. This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of crisp pictures is welcome. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  10. To get the maximum out of the moulds. Some look the same such as the prop but on closer inspection are slightly different. The sprues for this and the Vega Gull are the same in the box, only the canopy sprues and decals are different. Julien
  11. Julien

    Airfix F86

    Looks like they were mainly slatted but some were hard wings, perhaps attrition replacements? maybe these were the PRU blue aircraft?
  12. Julien

    Airfix F86

    92 had a mixed bag of slatted and hard wings so not all aircraft can be built from the Airfix kit.
  13. Julien

    Windsor Davies

    Sad to see him go. Aint half hot mum was a staple of TV back in the day. I also used to like Never the Twain with another screen legend now gone, Donald Sinden. RIP
  14. Percival Proctor Mk.III (48006) 1:48 Dora Wings The Proctor was developed by Percival from their Vega Gull in response to an Air Ministry Specification for a radio trainer and communications aircraft. Percival made the fuselage 6 inches longer and incorporated larger rear windows. Modifications also had to be made to the seats in order that parachutes could be worn. The prototype first flew in October 1939 and was put into production fairly quickly. Over 1000 aircraft were built, the original 222 by Proctors, with the remainder by F Hill & Sons of Manchester. The original marks of Proctor (I through III) were very much of the Gull design, later ones were enlarged, but the larger aircraft suffered in terms of performance. After the war the aircraft were dispersed to various operators. The fleet was grounded in the 1960s due to concerns about the glued joints in the airframe; though some have been rebuilt with modern glues. They still make good light aircraft and inherited the Gulls folding wing which can make storage easier. The Kit Dora Wings is a new company to us, and have kindly agreed to send samples for review. As it is this reviewers opinion that Percival Aircraft made some of the best looking Civil Aircraft in the UK, these new kits are more than welcome. Information and help was gratefully received in the production of this kit from John Adams formally of Aeroclub models which can only be a good thing. Following the 1/72 versions Dora Wings now brings us the 1/48 one. The kit arrives on five spures, a clear spure, a sheets of PE and a sheet of masks (not shown). The parts are well moulded with clean spures, there is a tiny amount of flash which should be easy to clean up. The clear parts are clear with no distortion or other issues. Construction is fairly simple just like the real aircraft. Parts for the cockpit including the seats are made first. The instrument panel being a sandwich of plastic, PE & decals is added to the coming. The wheels and their spats are then made up and then put to one side, as is the tail wheel. The rudder and tail planes are also constructed at this time and put to one side. Next up the engine is constructed, this is also left to one side. The wings are now built up. These have separate flaps and ailerons. A landing light is also included for each wing leading edge. The five part canopy is the carefully made up. Once all the sub-assemblies are complete then main assembly can take place. The cockpit floor is added into the lower fuselage part. On to this the seats and flying controls are added. A rear cabin bulkhead is then added. The lower part, engine and internal parts are the put together with the fuselage sides. The wings are then added. Next up the tail planes, rudder, coaming, and canopy are added. At the front the engine front and propeller are added. To finish up the wheels are added. Markings The decals are from Decograf and look good with no registration issues, there are five decal options provided; LZ766 RAF as seen at Duxford 2017. 605 Royal Danish Air Force, Karup Airfield, 1946/47 Z7237 RAF, 1942 (its worth noting that these markings seem post war not WWII) RAF Serial HM300 but USAAF Markings 1945. W-1 1316 Communications Flight Royal Netherlands Air Force, 1947. Conclusion It is high time that we had some modern toolings of British aircraft from this period. Very Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of