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  1. Well I decide to try grey Green Stuff World primer and as a backup also ordered some Stynylrez in olive green, the only useable shade I could get at a reasonable price.


    Hopefully one or both will do the trick. Considering I’ve gotten about three years out of my bottle of Ultimate primer that should keep me going for a while. 


    Thanks for all the input. Well appreciated. 

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  2. 23 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

    I know this is 1/35 but I expect it will be a monster of a kit for anyone interested. 

    Ooh I like. Now would a 1/35 Panzer Maus qualify.


    Then again I might just stick with Wallace and grommet and some 1/24 P38(t) derivatives.

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  3. 06-AC2-A33-9-FCE-40-D0-BF3-D-40-A1-AF101

    Some assembly completed. I find Roden kits a bit weird with great engineering side by side with terrible engineering. E.g. the fuselage is really finely detailed but there are no location pins and either the fuselage is about 1mm too wide or the lower wing cutout is too narrow ( I went for the latter as it’s easier to fix)


    CD4-A8-D0-E-8752-4-A55-95-B1-81-EAFBBDFFThe engine and nose assembly again lovely fine detail no locating features. I’ve sanded the sides flush as the louvres on the Canadian machine are totally different from the kit.

    Overall the models coming together nicely, I think the biggest surprise being that the lozenge decals are going on well.


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  4. Nice work on the hornet. I very nearly built a 1/72 version for the recent Gb except the only kit I could get hold of was the Revell 1/72 version which had the wrong intakes no undercarriage and was €32 in my local hobby store ouch.


    It’s a well known fact that Guiness doesn’t  travel well, a less well known one that most export Guiness isn’t brewed in Ireland ( afaik Jamaica has one of the biggest Guiness breweries)


    You can always use your phone to post updates. I haven’t used my desktop PC since my late lamented Cat ( my avatar btw) Pip and my daughters ex did a number on it. ( one of them piddled on my power squid, and it hasn’t been the same since ) 

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  5. Looks good so far. I build mostly modern jets in 1/144 as they’re a nice size but still not so small you can’t get a bit of detail in the model.

    1CB4D118-A97D-40EB-A03C-9709DA3B124E.jpgAt this stage I nearly have a full shelf of them ( hope you don’t mind me posting a pic in your thread) except for the Horsa they’re all modern jets.


    The only thing I’ll say is that kit quality varies wildly in this scale  with some kits being like mini versions of larger scale kits ( like thr Revell strike eagle I’m currently building) and some plastic blobs not entirely unlike the subject ( I’m looking at you Airfix 1/144 F20)

  6. On 6/2/2022 at 2:49 PM, Allan31 said:

    A friend is sending me some extra Roden decals but after reading about them, I'm not sure if he's really doing me a favor.

    I’ve had trouble with them in the past but on my current Roden Fokker DVII I found that soaking them in warm water with washing up liquid  makes them work fine.


    The build is looking really good. Makes me want to pull out the SE5a I have lurking in the stash. Might have a go once my GB commits roll off a bit.

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  7. I remember building the Dornier as a kid and it builds up into a nice model without a lot of work. My second choice would be the Albatross as the Schneider , the baby and the tabloid are probably my least favourite Sopwiths, ( I have a Pup, a Salamander, a Mouse, a TF1, a Snark and a Triplane in the collection and a Swallow and a Dolphin on the bench)  think the Snipe or the Dolphin are my favourites. Actually if you’re interested in Sopwiths, ‘Duelling above the trenches’ by Dan Sharp is a very good read.

    The mosquito could be fun too.

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