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Dereknf

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  1. The decals are great. The stripes fit perfectly. They do tend to stick where they are put so careful positioning is recommended. Thanks for the comments folks. Much appreciated.
  2. This is the Kinetic F-16AM in 1/48 scale. Ididn't find it the easiest kit and as there are lots of options, I think there are more parts left over than I actually used. Finished in Hataka red range acrylics and with the excellent Syhart decal sheet depicting FA-57 as it appeared at Fairford in 2019. The artwork is superb. zz20211018_203811 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203808 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203752 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203745 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203722 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  3. My attempt at the Kinetic Starfighter. An excellent kit with lots of options. I finished it as a Belgian example with decals from the Eduard NATO fighter boxing. Paints are from the Hataka red range. zz20211018_203646 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203633 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203603 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr zz20211018_203558 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  4. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.
  5. I think we probably were. My dad took this of me climbing in that day. Looks a bit dreich though. 3-67-476 DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 WZ875 12 AEF, RAF Turnhouse, July 1977 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  6. Thanks for the kind comments folks. For rigging I used elastic thread and the tiniest blob of superglue. Airfix provide a very useful series of diagrams showing the rigging set up. I also partially rigged it before attempting to put the top wing in place.
  7. The first aircraft operated by the Blue Angels and only for a very few shows. Eduard's Hellcat is a lovely kit and goes together very well. Finished in Hataka acrylics and once again excellent Draw decal markings in gold. 20210926_210131 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210137 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210144 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210152 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr What surprised me was how much bigger the Hellcat was compared to the Bearcat. I always thought it was the other way round. 20210926_210237 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  8. In an effort to complete my Blue Angels collection, here is the Bearcat in 1/48 scale from Hobbyboss. Nice simple kit with excellent fit all round. Finished in Vallejo FS15050 with superb Draw Decals markings. 20210926_210041 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210048 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210054 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210106 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  9. The newish Airfix Tiger Moth in 1/48 scale. Another nice little kit with no real problems in build. Built and finished out of the box. As always self-inflicted build issues around the top wing which I left off unitl near the end, after applying decals and partial rigging. Matching the red was a challenge as the red I used was slightly different to the kit decals, which I have to say were excellent. 20210927_162253 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210927_162300 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210927_162306 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210927_162309 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  10. This is the new Airfix Chipmunk in 1/48 scale. Nice little kit but the cockpit canopy gave me a bit of grief. It comes in three pieces with a little jig to ensure the right angles. The wings also needed a bit of bracing to stop a distinct droop on the outer sections. It's finished with Hataka acrylics and an Xtradecal sheet slightly modified to represent WZ875, the first Chipmunk I flew in at RAF Turnhouse in 1976. 20210926_210011 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210017 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210024 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr 20210926_210030 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  11. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.
  12. It's been a while but after a few months of a break from modelling, I thought I'd build this one. Special Hobby Bristol M-1C in 1/32 scale, which is about the perfect scale for aeroplanes of this size. The kit goes together very well and I hand painted it in Humbrol acrylics 98 Chocolate and 41 Ivory. I thought the Humbrol colour was a reasonable stab at a PC-12 finish. I used Alleycat decals to finish the model as a (slightly fictitious) example from 72Sqn. RAF in Mesopotamia in 1918. z20210831_201040 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20210831_201103 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20210831_201110 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20210831_201132 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20210831_201156 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20210831_201204 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  13. Three Kfirs together From the left, Kinetic, AMK and Esci, built in around 1980. aa20210316_230918 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  14. I thought it might be of interest to see the two Rafales together, A and M. aa20210316_230733 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210316_230813 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  15. Thanks for taking the time to comment folks. Much appreciated.
  16. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.
  17. Another Dassault delta. This time Revell's take on the Rafale M. Pretty decent kit overall. Finished with excellent Syhart decals as the kit decals were a bit old. aa20210307_165336 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165325 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165321 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165315 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165247 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165244 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr a20210307_165344 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  18. The latest addition to my Mirage family. This is the AMK Kfir C2. A lovely kit with excellent detail and fit. Finished in Vallejo acrylics, Gunship grey, dark gull grey and light compass grey in the markings of ATAC aircraft N401AX. aa20210307_165453 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165442 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165438 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165432 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165423 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165415 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210307_165409 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  19. Thanks folks. Something a bit smaller next...
  20. A kit I've wanted to build for years and I managed to find one reasonably priced on Ebay. Built with a few extras from Eduard; masks, interior etc. and decals from Xtradecal. An excellent kit despite its vintage with mostly great fit. Finished as EE136 "WS-R" Spirit of Russia of 9Sqn RAF with Hataka red range range acrylics. Now to find somewhere to put it... aa20210212_104413 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210212_104409 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210212_104353 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210212_104332 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210212_104318 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr aa20210212_104314 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  21. Thanks for the comments folks. Yes, kit decals. Pretty good they are too.
  22. Thanks for taking the time to comment folks. Much appreciated
  23. Another Dassault delta, this time Heller's Mirage IVP. No doubt one of the best looking aeroplanes of its era, it's quite a straight forward kit and gows together quite easily. It's finished the markings of L'Armee de L'Air unit 1/91 "Gascogne" based at Mont-de-Marsan in 1995. I used the RAF Dark Sea Grey and Dark Green from Hataka's red range. The decals weren't great, due to age I suspect. Anyway, here it is.
  24. My latest in a series of Dassault deltas. This is Kinetic's Mirage IIIE. Not the easiest kit I've built. By trying to make as many versions available as possible, the kit's engineering is quite complicated, especially in the fuselage/nose/air intake area. Anyway, with some brute force, lots of glue, some filler and a smattering of profanities, it went together. Finished as a Mirage IIIEE of ALA 11 of the Ejercito del Aire, I used Hataka RAF Ocean Grey and RLM 80 Dark green with Vallejo Aluminium undersides.
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