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  1. 16 hours ago, Greg Law said:

    Both good builds. The paintwork on the Me 262B was particularly good. Did you have any issues building it? 

    Particularly around the nose area. 

    Thanks for that. No real issues around the nose. The etched metal aerials needed a bit of care though. They are very fine.


    9 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

    Good looking Schwalben!


    And good to note the absence of black 'panel joints', since they were puttied and sanded to help gain every ounce of speed advantage over the prop driven competition.


    Kind regards,



    Indeed. I'm not a great fan of panel washes at the best of times.

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  2. Firstly the Dragon Me262A-1a. Not the easiest kit with some poor fit in places. Lots of detail and some very small etched metal parts. Finished with Hataka and Vallejo colours in an RLM 76, 81 and 82 scheme with decals of Yellow 5 KG(J)6 from Xtradecal sheet 48-179.


    48701415482_f2ee8ae3d7_o.jpgz20190908_202705 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48701245786_ebea73bb80_o.jpgz20190908_202649 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48700908483_a08bdc599b_o.jpgz20190908_202640 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48701245931_19cc4abf45_o.jpgz20190908_202630 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    Secondly the Hasegawa/Dragon Me262B-1a. Essentially the same kit as the A-1a with some extra bits. Again finished with Hataka and Vallejo colours. Decals again from an Xtradecal sheet.


    48701415297_df8a8e42ca_o.jpgz20190908_202908 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48700908278_4af2df7aae_o.jpgz20190908_202858 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48700908303_ac89cd419b_o.jpgz20190908_202846 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48701245681_85f6e1e177_o.jpgz20190908_202832 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr





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  3. Yet another long term stash resident gets built. This is the old Esci Tu-22. I have no idea on its accuracy but it builds quite nicely and needs only a small amount of filler. One build note. Leave the engines off until after it's painted....

    It's finished using Iraqi decals from the Revell version of the kit. The colours were a bit of a mystery so I've gone for a green scheme that appeared in a few photos.


    48538936076_4379f69891_o.jpgz20190814_195950 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48539083872_d4e2c41de6_o.jpgz20190814_195924 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48539083942_ac1defaee9_o.jpgz20190814_195913 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr


    48538936266_3fc2480378_o.jpgz20190814_195903 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  4. 21 hours ago, 72modeler said:

    Very nice, Derek! I have heard that this isn't the easiest kit to manage- I have had one on the shelf for a long time, but never had the nerve to start work on it. A BIG mutha, to be sure, but you have done a very nice job on yours. I think it and the Su-24M are the two prettiest swing wing Russki jets.


    Go for it. It isn't too bad. The only issue is its sheer size.

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  5. I've built a Mk.XII using the  Grey Matter conversion  and a PR.XIX, using the Warbird conversion, both using the Hasegawa Mk.V or Mk.VI kit. In both cases I also bought a set of Grey Matter "C" wings, modified a bit for the PR.XIX. A better base for the PR.XIX would be the Revell Mk.IX. I've built the Pacific Coast Mk.XIV as well and found it a reasonably easy build - if you can find one.

  6. This one has been around for a while and I can't comment on its accuracy but it goes together quite well with decent fit all round. Not a lot of detail for its size and it is big. Sprayed with Vallejo undersides and medium sea grey on top.


    48426069187_9bb24df0a8_o.jpg20190731_205755 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48425926866_8f9cf97a76_o.jpg20190731_205734 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48426069322_8568ba6be0_o.jpg20190731_205713 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48426069407_ee3a1e6a48_o.jpg20190731_205700 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48425927146_36ebd3d098_o.jpg20190731_205647 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48425927296_674ab9d493_o.jpg20190731_205612 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  7. When this one was announced last year, it was one I had to build. I was involved in the development and testing of the U-125A in 1994 and having built this, I think I'll do another one in the primer paint and test markings.
    Anyway, the Sword kit is pretty decent with good fit and external detail. Internal detail is a bit fictitious but not much can be seen anyway. Colour wise, I had a stab at  RAF sky with a touch of white for the undersides and Vallejo Sky Blue with added Medium Sea Grey for the top surfaces. It might still be  little blue but it is difficult to get a decent match.

    The decals are a touch on the fragile side and tended to stick where they were put.


    48350514952_fe944095e2_o.jpgz20190722_210210 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48350515007_cbc2f1027b_o.jpgz20190722_210143 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48350381136_623af9d2e2_o.jpgz20190722_210126 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48350381201_5ab0501ec2_o.jpgz20190722_210113 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  8. 10 hours ago, Paul J said:

    I Like it  It seems a bit of the rigging on starboard side has gone a bit wobbly. Also I reckon one should colour in the walkways with black or very dark grey; just to make it more complete. Otherwise, a nice build.

    I think I might have had a failing elastic issue! You're right about the walkway. I completely missed that.


    7 hours ago, keith in the uk said:

    Very nice indeed , I too have one lurking in the stash and after seeing your fine job I might just dig it out . 

    Just curious but are the wind screens on the right way ? looks like the front should be on the back and vice verser ? or is it my eyes playing tricks again ?

    You may be right. I checked each one and they both fitted in both positions .


    7 hours ago, Stephen Hawkins said:

    I found this kit very difficult back in my yoof, as the upper wing was very heavy for the struts to bear.  Well done.

    Tha part was tricky right enough. It sort of fits where it touches at the moment.

  9. Another long-term stash lurker. A very enjoyable kit to build with nice fit. Sprayed in Xtracylix RAF Trainer Yellow. The markings are slightly fictitious. The serial is correct but I have no idea that airframe flew in those colours. The rigging was a bit of a faff but worked out quite well.


    48224621536_f5227ee2f2_b.jpg20190707_195230 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48224678392_0e0a320605_b.jpg20190707_195212 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48224678437_55c7b13207_b.jpg20190707_195203 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48224621766_08377f0da7_b.jpg20190707_195151 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48224678557_3c0ab84d4e_b.jpg20190707_195138 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  10. A bit of conversion this one. Based on the Hasegawa 1/32 Mk.VI kit and the Warbirds resin conversion for the majority of the fuselage and modified Grey Matter wings. Not a lot left of the original kit but a lot of filler needed.

    Sprayed with Vallejo  PRU blue and decals were from the spares box.


    48133453137_9c1640758a_b.jpgPicsArt_06-26-01.59.05 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48133392323_6deac60496_b.jpgPicsArt_06-26-01.59.47 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48133391953_80955416c1_b.jpgPicsArt_06-26-02.01.42 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48133452517_d4cec48b11_b.jpgPicsArt_06-26-02.03.20 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48133391653_7466f05847_b.jpgPicsArt_06-26-02.02.17 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48133391603_54abac6118_b.jpgPicsArt_06-26-02.02.47 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  11. This is the Hasegawa Mitsubishi F-2A.

    A very nice kit with good fit and fine detail.

    I struggled with the colours but in the end went for Xtracrylix RAF Azure blue underneath and Hataka US Navy dark sea blue on top. If anything the underside is a bit on the light side but I'm pretty happy with it.


    48009620067_9f8afafbca_b.jpgz20190605_202525 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48009540878_afbc3dfa15_b.jpgz20190605_202515 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48009540938_43ebafc602_b.jpgz20190605_202503 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

    48009531186_157dc0f82e_b.jpgz20190605_202451 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr

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  12. 18 hours ago, RMCS said:

    Superb  Kevin has pulled a blinder with that conversion set

    I agree. The fit in general was excellent. Most of the cock-ups were entirely of my own making. The instructions could do with a bit of tweak in one or two areas though.


    20 hours ago, exhausted said:

    That's a pretty big undertaking and you did a great job! 


    Any pictures of the build?

    Sadly not. I'm not sure why I didn't to be honest.

  13. My latest effort. This the Academy F-4B with the Brigade model resin conversion. Not the easiest conversion I've done. I had a little difficulty with the canopy and with the nose contours. The decals were a little fragile as well. Finished as prototype F4H-1 142259 with Xtracrylix Light Gull Grey on the top and Vallejo white undersides. Anyway, here it is.







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  14. Firstly Tamiya's  Fw190F-8. I quite enjoyed building this one. Pretty good detail and fit. Finished in a mixture of Hataka, Xtracrylix and Vallejo paints with the kit decals





    Secondly a Dragon Fw190A-8/R-11 nightfighter. Not such a good kit. Some poor fit and over-complicated in places. Finished in RLM 74/75/76 in Hataka, Xtracrylix and Vallejo.





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  15. Continuing the Luftwaffe fighters theme I've been building recently.
    Firstly the Revell boxing of the Fw-190D-11 which I believe is the old Dragon kit. Reasonable kit with only a few problems. Finished in Vallejo arcrylics as a JV44 example from 1945.






    Next is the Dragon Ta-152H. Similar to the Fw190D kit this goes together fairly easily with only the landing gear posing any problems. Again finished in Vallejo paint with Model Alliance decals.





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  16. The 109 build continues.

    Firstly the old Revell Bf109G-10. Nice simple kit but goes together quickly and easily. Finished with Xtracrylix RLM 74,75, 76 and with Model Alliance decals from sheet ML489028






    Next, a Hasegawa Bf109K-4. Very nice kit. Finished in RLM 76, 75 and 82 and with the it decals.






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