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  1. 13 hours ago, exdraken said:

    Exhausts are the onky place an inprovement is advisable over then plastic parts, no?


    I had the exhausts from a previous project and I thought they looked a little better. The kit comes with two full engines that slot in. They looked OK though.

    1 hour ago, FIGHTS ON said:

    what weapons fit & drop tanks does GWH offer etc


    It comes with the three tanks, 2xAIM9Xs, 2xAIM120As and 2xAIM120Cs. I've fitted them all!

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  2. Another F-15C. This time Great Wall's F-15C in its MSIP II guise. The Great Wall kit is excellent and goes together very well, a pleasure to build. I might do another one to have all the hatches and engines open.
    Rather than use the kit decals I used Caracal decal sheet to finish it as 84-0019, an F-15C of the 493rd FTS at Lakenheath. It is sprayed in Xtracrylix 36251  and 36176. I also used Aires engine exhausts as replacements for the kit items.


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    With the Hasegawa F-15C.

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  3. Another long-term stash lurker. I think I bought it at a Woodford air show in 1997.
    Not a particularly difficult build but its sheer size made construction and painting difficult. Careful dry-fitting meant I didn't have too many problem with fit, a bit of sanding and filling but nothing too serious. As it wouldn't fit in the spray booth, I had to wait on a calm dry day to spray with Halfords Appliance White. I ended up with a bit of an orange-peel finish but not too bad. Decals were few and far between and went on easily. Finished as the first XB-70A 62-0001 as it ended up at NASA.
    Even photographing the model was difficult due to the size.










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  4. Following quickly on the heels of the Albatross, another silver effort. This time Eduard 1/48 Mirage IIIC Weekend edition. Lovely kit that goes together very well. Nice decals as well but I used Berna decals to finish the kit in the markings of "2-EG" EC1/2 'Cigognes' at Dijon in 1967 that appeared the French TV series 'les Chevaliers du Ciel' or "The Aeronauts" as we knew it


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  5. Not long released is the Valom version of one of the prettiest aeroplanes ever built. A pretty easy kit to build with no obvious flaws. Sprayed with Revell acrylic silver and finished in the markings of G-AFDJ "Falcon" of Imperial Airways.

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  6. Another long-term stash lurker. Nice kit except for the red plastic. The decals are very "see-through" when first applied so I was fortunate to get a second set of decals so I was able to double up the white markings.
    If I broke the nose probe once I must have broken it 10 times and I also had trouble with the gloss varnish. It still comes out matt....


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  7. Not my normal scale for aeroplanes this size. For a resin kit it was quite easy to put together but some parts were unbelievably fiddly. I did have problems with the cabin windows and with adding enough nose weight.


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  8. This my attempt at the Anigrand 1/72 XF-12/XR-12 Rainbow, one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built and the epitome of piston-engined aircraft design. Flown in 1946, the XF-12 was capable of 400mph at 40000ft. Only two were flown before the project was cancelled.


    The Anigrand kit is in resin and quite heavy so the landing gear has wire inserts for extra strength. Construction was actually pretty straight forward and the fit was pretty decent. The only area I had difficulty with was the vacform cockpit parts. New ones are on order from Angrand....
    An astonishing amount of weight was needed in the nose, even in the engine nacelles. I ended up by putting more weight in the nosegear bay as well.
    Finished in Vallejo silver and aluminium and the rather sparse markings of the first Rainbow prototype.

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  9. My effort at an ancient Airfix kit from 1965 and in places it shows. Not too difficult to build although the bomb doors weren't a great fit. Took a fair bit of weight to sit properly.  I modified it to represent the Enola Gay as it was in 1945. This involved removing the four remote gun turrets and using a Superscale sheet for the markings. Sprayed using Vallejo silver and aluminum.


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  10. A bit of a disaster this one. The AFV kit goes together very well with excellent detail and fit. The instructions are clear on which bits needed to be painted red and which bits were white. When it came to decal placement I could not get them to settle over the curves, no amount Microsol was helping and the decals ended up disintegrating. So it sat on the shelf of doom for a few weeks while I sourced decals courtesy of an OH models sheet. With hindsight I should have masked and painted the underside cross as it was less than successful. I think my radome colour is too dark as well. Anyway here it is (without photos of the underside) :oops:

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  11. My attempt at Revell's 1/32 Tornado GR.1. Built as it comes except for a couple of resin ejection seats. A thoroughly enjoyable kit to build with decent fit all round and some excellent detail. Painted with Xtracrylix paints and using tons of masking tape. Finished in the kit decals as ZA462 AJ-M of 617Sqn at RAF Lossiemouth. Big though.....


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  12. A kit that has been lurking in the stash for a while. Decent enough but I did have trouble lining up the engines and wings to the fuselage. And it needs huge amounts of weight in the nose. Finished in Vallejo Modelair silver and white.

    Quite a big aeroplane, almost the size of  the Nimrod I finished a few weeks ago.








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  13. My latest effort and one that has been in the loft for a year or two. Not the easiest kit but goes together fairly quickly. Some of the instructions were a bit vague and sometimes plain wrong and the kit decals are pretty poor. The model is finished as XV233 of 42Sqn as it appeared in 1998. Painted with Xtracrylix Hemp and Light Aircraft Grey and Model Alliance decals Part III.


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