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  1. My output this year. A few breaks for various reasons.

     

    Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster
    50935455002_959e70e157_o.jpgaa20210212_104413 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Airfix 1/48 Tiger Moth
    51524926063_d6c3251924_b.jpg20210927_162300 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Blue Angels pair in 1/48, Bearcat and Hellcat
    51522956161_c35511f8fc_b.jpg20210926_210231 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Airfix 1/48 Chipmunk
    51523865780_a07cdda0cc_b.jpg20210926_210017 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Kinetic 1/48 F-104G
    51603342462_acf649ae5a_b.jpgzz20211018_203633 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Kinetic 1/48 F-16AM
    51603342347_23ba8ee946_b.jpgzz20211018_203808 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Kinetic 1/48 Mirage IIIE
    50862224098_3482604caf_b.jpgaa20210121_211341 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Heller 1/48 Mirage IVA
    50862937941_7e06ef023b_b.jpgaa20210121_211208 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    AMK 1/48 Kfir C2
    51013593586_bbdfe7b448_b.jpgaa20210307_165409 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Hobbyboss 1/48 Rafale M
    51013683052_2b9c3be240_b.jpgaa20210307_165244 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Special Hobby 1/32 Bristol M-1C
    51416142143_d5eec83878_b.jpgz20210831_201103 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Academy 1/150 Cutty Sark

    51727071801_bcdd96ee12_b.jpgz20211205_202610 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Airfix 1/24 Hurricane Mk.1

    51691532553_0e951a53b0_b.jpgxx20211119_202317 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

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  2. Not my comfort zone at all - I'm normally found in the aircraft zone.

    For a while I'd wanted to build a Cutty Sark model and I started the Airfix kit a few months ago but  parts issues and poor fit meant that I eventually gave up on it. Undeterred I got hold of the Academy kit, which is a much better kit with no real issues. I have no idea on the accuracy of the kit or my efforts at it but I'm reasonably pleased the way that it's turned out. Anyway, here it is.

     

    51727071801_03c9c3b1c8_o.jpgz20211205_202610 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51727071776_f0bb7da4af_o.jpgz20211205_202620 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

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  3. Thanks for the kind comments folks. Much appreciated.

    23 hours ago, Tentacles said:

    Very nice. Got one of these in the stash. Any build tips you'd like to share?

    Check the parts. I had a couple missing and two left tailplane top surfaces. The fuselage was badly warped at the nose and needed a modicum of persuasion to get the halves togtether. Getting the wings to fit to the assembled fuselage is challenging at best and a bit of material needed removing from the landing gear bay to get it all to fit. Apart from that it goes together surprisingly well.

  4. One that's been in the stash for a few years. The Airfix 1/24 Hurricane is quite an old kit but actually isn't too bad. The fit is pretty decent with the exceptions being the getting the fuselage halves together and getting the wings to fit. Nothing major then... I added a Yahu photetched instrument panel and an HGW Sutton harness. The model is finished in Hataka/ Vallejo Acrylics dark earth, dark green and sky and using Topnotch camouflage masks which worked very well. The aircraft is in the markings of P3576 GN-A as flown by Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson VC, RAF No.249 Squadron, Boscombe Down, 16th August 1940. The markings were applied using Topnotchmasks and sprayed on. It was a new technique for me and I think it worked out OK. Anyway, here it is,

     

    51691532443_53a5a5ae72_o.jpgxx20211119_202409 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51691941054_ecdd95fea3_o.jpgxx20211119_202404 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51690463732_72e69a70f6_o.jpgxx20211119_202348 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51691532513_a171d99dfe_o.jpgxx20211119_202339 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51690463762_4153f4bd4e_o.jpgxx20211119_202328 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51691532553_a62f778477_o.jpgxx20211119_202317 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

     

    51690463682_a954d6efc2_o.jpgxx20211119_202510 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  5. On 10/19/2021 at 8:19 PM, Tojo72 said:

    That came out great,I have the same decal set in my stash,curious about how the decals went on,were they a nightmare to handle,did they fit,a lot of trimming necessary ?

     

    Thanks

     

    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.

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  6. 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.

    51603342337_f40beb0f0b_o.jpgzz20211018_203811 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51603342347_0676e94de6_o.jpgzz20211018_203808 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51604824354_9096efe483_o.jpgzz20211018_203752 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51605047450_7c2ce67f69_o.jpgzz20211018_203745 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51603342432_8ae245dbfd_o.jpgzz20211018_203722 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  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.

    51522956236_38922c666f_b.jpg20210926_210131 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51523661644_56b46172f7_b.jpg20210926_210137 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51523865510_97b60e5236_b.jpg20210926_210144 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51522148302_c80dbc2abf_b.jpg20210926_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.

    51522148237_064ef97cdf_b.jpg20210926_210237 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  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.

    51523185963_52101b8a4c_b.jpg20210926_210041 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51522956396_2aa8b080a2_b.jpg20210926_210048 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51523185913_03fdc9898c_b.jpg20210926_210054 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51523865585_5dd1a298dc_b.jpg20210926_210106 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  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.

    51524697781_0de3520fc4_b.jpg20210927_162253 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51524926063_d6c3251924_b.jpg20210927_162300 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51524926018_d8ce2b6efc_b.jpg20210927_162306 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51524925998_417d3ee74f_b.jpg20210927_162309 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  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.

    51523661914_47ce0e3f6c_b.jpg20210926_210011 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51523865780_a07cdda0cc_b.jpg20210926_210017 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51522148572_c126c41a9a_b.jpg20210926_210024 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51523185988_3a6cfc7241_b.jpg20210926_210030 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  11. 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.


    51415876941_7bd5906434_o.jpgz20210831_201040 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51416142143_c28bfbacbb_o.jpgz20210831_201103 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51415876876_ac4ba15052_o.jpgz20210831_201110 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51415131587_ac6cc86292_o.jpgz20210831_201132 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51416631634_f561d37e3d_o.jpgz20210831_201156 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51416142038_2187bb766b_o.jpgz20210831_201204 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  12. 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.

    51012870288_f2ea8976b5_o.jpgaa20210307_165336 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51012870368_e9f34d198b_o.jpgaa20210307_165325 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51012870388_67490a874f_o.jpgaa20210307_165321 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51012870423_126ac00e24_o.jpgaa20210307_165315 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51013683022_4b88340672_o.jpgaa20210307_165247 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51013683052_be2fec0c56_o.jpgaa20210307_165244 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51013593801_06cd132377_o.jpga20210307_165344 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  13. 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.

     

    51012870228_866bf36d2d_o.jpgaa20210307_165453 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51012870568_205dbf5d61_o.jpgaa20210307_165442 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51012870243_41be202512_o.jpgaa20210307_165438 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51012870598_70b558fae6_o.jpgaa20210307_165432 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51013683147_db4ebf7036_o.jpgaa20210307_165423 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51013683177_36a4a56cc7_o.jpgaa20210307_165415 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    51013593586_dfbf2c4f7a_o.jpgaa20210307_165409 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  14. 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...

     

    50935455002_959e70e157_o.jpgaa20210212_104413 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50935335156_3f9ef9cb03_o.jpgaa20210212_104409 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50935335176_57c2e8c718_o.jpgaa20210212_104353 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50935335201_abb8000bf5_o.jpgaa20210212_104332 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50935455102_aa272cfc35_o.jpgaa20210212_104318 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50935455117_9a4df77159_o.jpgaa20210212_104314 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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