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  1. As work started today on a room over a cart-lodge that will be able to contain the first (and probably last) permanent model railway layout I have been able to build. I thought I would start a thread on this. This will be a long term project but I would like to complete it by the end of 2024. For many years it has been my ambition to construct with a second world war theme. My thoughts have been through many iterations but I have not decided on a very specific time and location. This is based around the following: The Operations Record Book of 512 Squadron contains the followi
  2. With around 30 kits (including many Quickbuild) outstanding from 2020 the 2021 programme seems a good commercial choice for Airfix.. Although with the B17 recently available at bargain prices I am surprised at that reissue. Although relieved myself I do feel sorry for the person who purchased my Valliant off me earlier this year. At least if I am tempted to go down that route again the profit I made on the original is less than the retail price of the re-issue, Edit: Just to add I have looked at the Airfix shop and notice that most of the releases are Spring/Summer 2
  3. Hornby railways have now announced their range for 2021 and, compared to last year, it is a very much reduced output. Bearing in mind that, like Airfix, the have some of the major releases from 2020 outstanding. Much of the output is made up of re-releases and new liveries. We just have to wait and see what is announced tomorrow.
  4. Been a very slow build but at last it is finished. and now in gallery. That's me finished with GB's for 2020 as this year I will not be entering the Christmas Blitzbuild as I wan to concentrate on other modelling projects.
  5. I suffered a slight setback.. I successfully applied many of the decals but has a problem with the wing tip tank flashes, so I decided to use Humbrol DecalFix to see if this would help. Very bad idea! The area to which the DecalFix was applied disintegrated into very small pieces. I also did not scan the decals before use so I don't have a backup to reprint. It looks like a hand painting job.
  6. Just looking on the Airfix web-site for updates on Club membership and the date of the next magazine. Nothing about the next issue but there is this: "All members will receive a 2021 Calendar in December." not many days to go then! and there is a series of books (some reissues) at club discount while stocks last, but all are only available on pre-order. One that is new to me is "Airfix HO/OO Scale Figures" by Peter Williams which would be of interest, but at £40 I think i will give it a miss.
  7. I went for the silver finish in the end, to get some contrast with the actual parts where it should be unfinished metal. I am happy with the model as it is, so this evening comes the moment of truth with applying the decals. I will test them out first by using one of the alternative F84 decals elsewhere.
  8. Nearly all the suggestions/predictions/wishes (delete as appropriate) are about things with wings. I would just be happy if the 1/72 Scammells and tractor +: compactor in the catalogue actually appeared in 2021. Other airfield equipment would be useful.
  9. Thanks to everyone who supported the proposed GB. As the unarmed GB is now in the calendar for 2021, and railway items will be allowed in that GB, let's all get some great examples of this genre into that build and drop this proposal.
  10. Excluding the 1:35 Armour much of this expansion is due to the Vintage Classic ranges. In my view this has been a good move from Airfix. Suggestions for additions to these ranges seem to have been absent from this thread. Any wishes / ideas? Also what do you expect to be dropped from the current catalogue?
  11. Just using a quick internet search brings this up: https://bzzspotters.blogspot.com/ which might help you
  12. In the Heller GB I am building a F-84G and I posed the following question. The aircraft will finished as a 20th Fighter Bomber aircraft at Wethersfield, I am brush painting using Ammo Mig metallic colours. Most instructions for this type of aircraft just say use Humbrol 11 or similar (Silver) but the images of F-85G's on the internet show them as being a duller colour, more like the paint finish above. At the end of the day it does not matter that much but I might as well get it correct. Any views?
  13. Now looking like an aircraft Now a question about painting. The aircraft will finished as a 20th Fighter Bomber aircraft at Wethersfield, I am brush painting using Ammo Mig metallic colours. Most instructions for this type of aircraft just say use Humbrol 11 or similar (Silver) but the images of F-85G's on the internet show them as being a duller colour, more like the paint finish above. At the end of the day it does not matter that much but I might as well get it correct. Any views?
  14. I promise that it was not the above comment that has bounced me back to this build. It's just that my modelling energies have been directed elsewhere for the past few weeks. This is now firmly back on my workbench as of today. Just prove I have been modelling Work on these continues as does the F84G and others
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