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Mark Harmsworth

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    WW2 planes and cuddling my dog

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  1. Their website lists Freightdog Models as their UK dealer https://www.hpmhobbies.com/pages/High-Planes-Models-Preferred-Dealers.html Here: https://www.freightdogmodels.co.uk/?s=high+planes
  2. You'll find there are plenty of us. all the best Mark
  3. Two news articles here about plans to restore a Blenheim IV / Bolingbroke and a B-25 to ground running condition. Splendid news. Blenheim: https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/news/bristol-blenheim-bolingbroke.htm and B-25: https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/news/b25-arrives-at-the-centre.htm I should probably own up to being a member of their 'Rivet Club'. Sign up and you get regular emails and access to their cctv in the hangar. Who doesn't want to see another airworthy Lancaster- still a few years to go but they seem to be getting there. https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/news/avro-lancaster-nx611-winter-restoration-work-2022.htm There is also the (ground running) Mosquito in there. Mark
  4. Ha! I saw the title of your post and would have said Hotel California - also one of the best opening tracks on an album? Mark
  5. Old liqueur glasses. We had several hanging around in cupboards that haven't been used for decades (the glasses not the cupboards). I mix the paint in them and transfer to the airbrush cup with a paintbrush. Wash out with water afterwards - I use acrylics. Mark
  6. I've seen an article which suggests that these are for anti-submarine work in the Black Sea. I've just been looking for that again but can't remember where I saw it. Mark
  7. The Trumpeter Mk X is in stock at Hannants: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TU01628?result-token=gzFcv
  8. She's a lovely looking girl. And don't the puppies look similar - you are right. all the best Mark
  9. Very cute - is she a Leonberger? My girl is a small 43kilos - my profile image.
  10. Have you seen this? - good images of the sprues: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235096018-bristol-beaufort-mki-a04021-172/&do=findComment&comment=4129975
  11. I pulled off that masking and started again ready for the Dark Green - and had this: Dark Green on: Then a step which I enjoy and worry about at the same time - starting to remove all the masking to see what she looks like: A few touch ups required but looking good so far. Then another of those 'oh bother' moments: That rear cabin window was not as firmly attached as I thought and I'd managed to push it in. Definitely time to walk away for a cup of tea. Somehow (I still don't quite know how I managed this) I manoeuvred that out of there. Looking at that picture I honestly don't know why it didn't just drop inside the fuselage. Anyway. I got it: Gosh was I pleased. A careful cleanup, some gentle work with a file, a few drops of ca glue and pva to fill the gaps and it was back in place. A brushed coat of Klear (down to my last third of a bottle now) and decals on: Time to start thinking about those last bits which is actually a longer list than I'd remembered: undercarriage, exhausts and other bits around the engines, pitot tube, aerials, bracing wires and the turret assembly. These are the turret parts: The two transparencies have come out well - thanks to the Eduard masks. The resin parts are small and fine. A nice gun, three parts in the middle form the gun support and the two parts on the right are the gunner's seat - rather like a garden swing. The gun has a helpful slot underneath to attach to the support but that's it. I'll have to make a mini jig of some sorts. Onwards Mark
  12. Title says it all: https://news.sky.com/story/second-world-war-veteran-reunited-with-girl-he-helped-in-france-12750086
  13. Good advice from @Pin. Exactly what I would have said. Good luck Mark
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