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  1. Thanks for the kind comments folks. Much appreciated.
  2. 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. PicsArt_06-26-01.59.05 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr PicsArt_06-26-01.59.47 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr PicsArt_06-26-02.01.42 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr PicsArt_06-26-02.03.20 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr PicsArt_06-26-02.02.17 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr PicsArt_06-26-02.02.47 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  3. So I believe. I compared the colours I used to the Mr.Color shades and they looked pretty close. Thanks all for the comments folks.
  4. 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. z20190605_202525 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20190605_202515 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20190605_202503 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr z20190605_202451 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  5. 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. Sadly not. I'm not sure why I didn't to be honest.
  6. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
  7. Thanks for taking the time to comment Greg. I'll bear your comment about the photography in mind.
  8. Not sure where I'm going wrong with these but they appear to be of little interest. Time to pause for a while I think.
  9. 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 1. 2. 3. 4. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  10. As far as I know the colours were designed to stop friendly being directed at them.
  11. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  12. Thanks folks. I'll need to try and work out where I'm going wrong with these.
  13. 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 1. 2. 3. 4. Next, a Hasegawa Bf109K-4. Very nice kit. Finished in RLM 76, 75 and 82 and with the it decals. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  14. Thanks for taking the time to comment. It is appreciated.
  15. As a sort of practise for future kits, I've had a go at couple of long-term loft residents. Firstly a Fujimi Bf109G-6. Quite a nice little kit. I have no idea on its acuracy but it looks OK to me. Finished in Vallejo RLM 74, 75 and 76. I'm not sure that the contrast between the two upper surface colours is strong enough. My attempt at mottling is still a bit heavy handed. 1. 2. 3. 4. Next is a Hobbycraft Bf109G-14 finished in Vallejo RLM 76, 81 and 82 (or is it 83?). Another decent little kit that goes together quickly and easily. Again my mottling didn't turn out quite as I wanted but like Father Ted's car, the more I messed with it , the worse it got. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  16. Do it. It's a superb kit. The fit is amazing
  17. Here it is at Hawarden DSC_4723 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr DSC_4747 by Derek N.Ferguson, on Flickr
  18. Thanks for the comment. It is appreciated.
  19. My latest additions to my 1/48 Spitfire collection. Firstly the new Tamiya Mk.I. A fantastic kit with superb fit and detail. Finished with Hataka paints, and the kit decals as N3200/G-CFGJ. 1. 2. 3. 4. Next is the Airfix Mk.Vb. Again another superb kit, probaly Airfix best Spitfire. Again finished with Hataka paints as JH-C BM597/G-MKVB. 1. 2. 3.
  20. It's been a very productive year with a fair few that have been acting as loft insulation for a while now. Trumpeter 1/72 JHU-6 1. 2. Revell1/32 Tornado GR.1 3. 4. AFV 1/48 F-5E 5. 6. Airfix 1/72 B-29A 7. 8. Anigrand 1/72 XF-12 Rainbow 9. 10. RVHP 1/72 Shadow R.1 11. 12. Revell 1/32 Hawk T.1 13. 14. Valom 1/72 DH-91 Albatros 15. 16. Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIIC 17. 18. AMT 1/72 XB-70 Valkyrie 19. 20. Hasegawa 1/48 F-15C 21. 22. GWH 1/48 F-15C 23. 24. Condor 1/48 He178 25. 26. Tamiya 1/48 A-10A 27. 28. Italeri 1/48 Tornado 29. 30. Revell 1/32 Spitfire IX 31. 32. Hasegawa 1/32 Spitfire V 33. 34. Tamiya 1/48 F-84G 35. 36. Kopro 1/48 Su22 37. 38. Airfix 1/24 Fw190A 39. 40. Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire IX 41. 42. Revell 1/48 Tornado F.3 43. 44. Revell 1/48 Tornado F.3 45. 46. Airfix 1/24 Spitfire V 47. 48.
  21. Thanks folks. I think the test of kit is, would you make another one? The answer in this case is a definite no.
  22. My last for 2018. It is a pretty poor kit and showing its nearly 50 year age. Fit is poor, the wings are a swine to fit and the cockpit looks wrong. It's finished as W3834 YO-Q, an LF.Vb of 401Sqn RCAF. It's finished in Hataka acrylics. And now to find somewhere to keep it...... 1. 2. 3. 4.
  23. I'm not sure to be honest. I don't want to force them as the engineering is a bit complex as it allows the pylons to move as well. Gentle persuasion maybe.
  24. My two latest builds, built simultaneously. This is the newish Revell 1/48 version. Interesting kit, very overengineered in places but very detailed. The 56Sqn aircraft was fitted with the flaps and slats deployed. This means fixing the wings in place. The black one is supposed have the wings (and pylons) moveable but the paint finish has stopped all that. Some aspects weren't so good. The intake fit and taliplane fit wasn't good and some instructions were a bit vague. Some parts were so small I struggled to pick them up, that's if the carpet monster didn't claim them first. Both using Xtradecal decal sheets. Firstly ZG757 finished in black in the 43Sqn anniversary markings from 2006. 1. 2. 3. 4. Secondly this one finished as one of the 56sqn display jets in 2005. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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