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Dereknf

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  1. I bought this old kit at Telford last year during a fit of nostalgia. I had built it many years ago as a IIIC and my intention was to build it as a two seater. However I found the fuselage was so badly warped in so many directions I could not get it finished. I ended up taking my very old build and refurbishing using parts from the "newer" kit. Anyway, here it is, finished in Vallejo Aluminium and Faded PRU Blue on the top. Decals from various sources.

    50611467567_7980991b6f_b.jpgz20201116_194332 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50610611298_16f08cffa4_b.jpgz20201116_194342 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50611467497_0da51c0c91_b.jpgz20201116_194346 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50611467487_457cb3827f_b.jpgz20201116_194403 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    Here with the Eduard IIIC I built a year or two ago.
    50611352931_ff3c87212e_b.jpgz20201116_194422 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  2. An attempt at a very old kit. Typical of old Airfix a bit clunky in parts and there is something odd about shape of the nose. Finished in Hataka acrylics with decals from Model Alliance in the markings of XZ451 of 700A NAS.
    50611467302_8e2116d1c6_b.jpgz20201116_194536 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50611352846_9fc8a6d586_b.jpgz20201116_194517 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50610611168_54fdd7bf19_b.jpgz20201116_194508 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50610611213_4c37c0acb4_b.jpgz20201116_194502 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  3. This is one that been a loft dweller for a very long time (nearly 50 years possibly). Not the easiest kit I've ever built but there aren't too many parts to deal with. Brushed painted in a mix of Xtracolor, Revell  and Humbrol paints. Decals from the spares box as the kit examples were beyond recovery.

     

    50534815822_0959caf6e2_b.jpgz20201026_100432 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50534815777_8b2f33dd13_b.jpgz20201026_192430 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50533936188_d10c57db0a_b.jpgz20201026_192448 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50533936138_5a2dc051d8_b.jpgz20201026_192451 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50533936063_f9c587b465_b.jpgz20201026_192513 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  4. The venerable 1/48 scale Airfix Buccaneer kit with all that that entails. The fit is a bit iffy in places but with a bit of work and a lot of filler it turns out OK. Painted with Hataka Red line acrylics in the kit markings of XX900 of 208Sqn.

    50442225487_ee6f724269_b.jpgz20201009_195357 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50442045796_15e6f34fed_b.jpgz20201009_195219 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50441351503_f3f2b69af7_b.jpgz20201009_195159 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50442045486_737de14d9f_b.jpgz20201009_195150 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  5. My attempt at the Academy 1/48 Hunter F.6. Nice kit overall, the only awkward thing being the undersized pilot's seat that I replaced with a proper scale one. Finished in Hataka Red line acrylics in the markings of XK149 of 79Sqn at RAF Brawdy in the late 1970s. From Xtradecal sheet 48-189.

    50441351393_9b040fda6a_b.jpgz20201009_195342 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50442045331_8b6c21f0a8_b.jpgz20201009_195322 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50441351428_885090f509_b.jpgz20201009_195303 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50442225612_8241fa9b08_b.jpgz20201009_195254 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  6. My latest in a line of aerobatic team builds. This Hasegawa's Skyhawk and finished straight out of the box. Sprayed in Vallejo Deep Sky and also has my first attempt with Pledge floor polish as a gloss coat. It seems to work very well.

    50341140411_5f65e5f1a7_o.jpgz20200913_225247 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50341140451_c385181eda_o.jpgz20200913_225222 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50340455053_fd474ca53c_o.jpgz20200913_225213 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50341297422_a3e44b25c4_o.jpgz20200913_225206 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  7. This one has been lurking for a long time and I think it's a very old Lindberg kit. It goes together quite well but not much in the way of detail. The decals were surprisingly good but as usual I struggled with the gloss finish. I hope one day someone will produce a decent kit of the Tiger. Interestng aeroplane.

    50062914166_2854862ea4_b.jpgz20200630_155447 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50062914191_4f414c6a31_b.jpgz20200630_155446 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50063170927_e48a8476f7_b.jpgz20200630_155442 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50063170947_da41442760_b.jpgz20200630_155437 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50062356248_378be61a09_b.jpgz20200630_155429 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  8. Next up, my attempt at Trumpeter's F-100D. It's a fairly simple kit that didn't take long to put together. The metal finished I struggled with but ended up with Vallejo Steel and Aluminium. The decals fit well but crack and tear easily and it took three sessions to put the decals on.  I used the kit's alternative markings to provide some repair patches. Anyway, here it is.

    50006535572_5e873873a1_b.jpgzz20200614_192226 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50006535632_6841aa0094_b.jpgzz20200614_192202 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50005751763_429e564102_b.jpgzz20200614_192152 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50006535687_69902462b8_b.jpgzz20200614_192145 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    50005751658_58871a31a2_b.jpgzz20200614_192339 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  9. Another long-term stash lurker and a surprisingly easy kit to make. No cockpit, no decals, all parts painted before assembly and then stick together. Rigged with elastic thread. Such an important aircraft is poorly served by the modelling world. Only this kit and the expensive Hasegawa 1/16 scale kit seem to be around. Surely a modern 1/32 or 1/24 scale kit is long overdue?

    49976678127_07a325a477_b.jpg20200606_002255 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49976416026_1243dc11b5_b.jpg20200606_002251 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49976678267_6a238349a9_b.jpg20200606_002244 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49976416126_719444f65a_b.jpg20200606_002236 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49975902228_afb618f105_b.jpg20200606_002220 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49976678332_07efaf03e1_b.jpg20200606_002212 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  10. My latest effort. Not a particularly easy build with one two "challenging" areas. The landing gear bays being one of them. Finished in Vallejo light and dark ghost gray with decals from Mil-Spec  depicting the CAG aircraft from VF-11 USS Carl Vinson.

    49951797116_6a610a9d76_b.jpgzz20200530_130913 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49952085872_a3aab98536_b.jpgzz20200530_130902 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49951296813_94d23a5b9a_b.jpgzz20200530_130921 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49951296788_01f4523676_b.jpgzz20200530_130932 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49951797061_1aeaf246aa_b.jpgzz20200530_130947 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    49951797031_240d8bb46f_b.jpgzz20200530_130956 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  11. I built the very old Revell kit in Don Gentile's Shangri-La P-51B many years ago so I wanted to have another go. This time based on the more modern Trumpeter kit. All in all a very good kit. I left the engine out which meant being a bit innovative with where to attach the exhausts. The model is finished in Hataka Neutral Gray and Olive Drab.The decals come from Kits-World.

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