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Pollitt

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About Pollitt

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    Telford, United Kingdom
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    World domination... it's a long term goal.

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  1. Thanks for the info! I thought it was the Valkyrie but if you hadn't of told me about the different scales I wouldn't have noticed, It looks a good size against the other two. I'll have to look it up.
  2. I really like what you've done with the kits. It makes for a nice fleet. I'm really curious about the smaller ships though, where do they come from? I don't recognise them as moebius kits
  3. So as I originally intended in the original group chat, I've chosen to enter my first group build with a 1/48 Typhoon FGR4. My initial thought was to do it in GiNA Battle of Britain colours. After having a think though I wanted to tie in with the 100th anniversary theme and so instead I've chosen to go for 6sqn 100th anniversary markings instead of GiNA. I was looking to use the Revell single seat 1/48 to do the model but as that's been difficult to get hold of I'm having to use the 'Bronze Tiger' edition which is fine as it's the same plastic and I'm using aftermarket decals instead from Hannants. Finally I've taken the opportunity to push myself and I've got the Big Ed EF-2000 Typhoon photo etch set from Eduard as well to hopefully make the model that little bit more detailed. I've never used so much photo etch before so I will be interested to see how the results come out. I'm currently doing some home DIY so my hobby space has temporarily disappeared but that's going to be solved soon and I hope to get a good start on it in a couple of weeks so don't expect much in the way of updates before the end of April. I guess that's about it, I just wanted to get my submission on the board and commit myself to it, now that's done lets see how it turns out! Thanks all Stuart
  4. If possible I'd like to sign up for this? I've never done a group build before but this seems like a great one to get started in. I'm thinking about maybe doing the Eurofighter Typhoon but perhaps from the 2015 markings for J Nicolson. That might change though.
  5. Pollitt

    Selecting acrylics

    Hi all, So I'm just getting back in to the world of painting model kits but I've come across from the world of table top miniatures. I'm very used to using acrylics because of this and for now would prefer to stay using what I know (acrylics) while I start getting my head around what seems like the apparent minefield of colour accuracy, colour codes, colour matching etc. In the short term however I do want to paint some of the kits I'm working on and have them look acceptable. For my minis I generally use army painter and I'm familiar with Vallejo but for aircraft my current paints are all the wrong tones and colours. I'm looking at both the Vallejo and AK interactive RAF WW2 sets to start with, but I'm mostly painting RAF cold war jets like the Victor and Jaguars at the moment. If I go down this route which would be the better set to go for, both in terms of accuracy and being a better brand to potentially build up with over time as my knowledge and skill improve? Oh, should probably mention that I do also airbrush. Any advice is really appreciated.
  6. I'm not up to speed with any rumour mill or anything, but on the theme of V bombers I hope they do a 1/72 retooled Vulcan some time soon. At IPMS I asked a guy at the airfix booth about the current Victor and how easy it was to convert it to the tanker variant, he said an upgrade kit was 'coming soon' to do just that, maybe that's going to be announced. I'd also like a decent new tool Jag at any scale from 1/72 to 1/32. That's pretty much all that's on my wishlist. Oh maybe another run of the Valiants. I can't find one at all now.
  7. Pollitt

    Saunders Roe SR.53 reference thread

    Thanks, will do it now
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    Saunders Roe SR.53 reference thread

    Er would love too? But being a newbie I'm not actually sure who that is or how to do that?
  9. Pollitt

    Saunders Roe SR.53 reference thread

    So I saw this thread while I was waiting for my membership to be activated. Today I took a full collection of images at RAF Museum Cosford of XD145 for anyone that wants to use them for their models. I've hosted the photos on my google images as a shared folder so you should be able to see them. https://photos.app.goo.gl/50DnVm1lGpE0nuCO2 Photos are taken starting at the front, going around the port side, around the rear to the starboard side then returning in reverse taking pictures of underside / wheel details. If anyone would like me to get any others send me a request and I will do my best. I haven't added any cockpit pictures as I can't really do any better than the museums 360 photo on facebook linked above. Enjoy! Stuart
  10. Pollitt

    Hello

    Thanks for the welcome guys. Yes the Revell Victor has been a challenge, but I've enjoyed it because it's allowed me to practice some skills again like fitting, sanding and filling models. It's also reminded me full about the joys of raised panel lines! The Victor is a plane of interest for me at the moment and I do have my eyes on the Airfix kit, and will probably get it in the not too distant future, but the Revell was much cheaper to have a go at and not worry about messing up while getting back in to the hobby.
  11. Pollitt

    Hello

    Hi, I'm Stuart I'm based in Telford, After 11 years of globe trotting I settled down a bit. I got back in to tabletop miniature painting about 18 months ago and have now started getting back in to my model kit making too. Currently half way through on of my first kits, a Revell 1/72 Victor. I have an interest in aircraft and sci fi modelling at the moment, not to fixed on a scale yet, but I like the idea of larger more detailed kits. Nice to meet you all.
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