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  1. Hi Mike, No worries, I keep meaning to post more so I guess that's a perfect excuse! Apologies if I broke any rules! Kind regards, Ian
  2. Hi all, Hope you are all keeping well in these crazy times? I'm in the process of building the 1/48 Hobbyboss P51D in the Missouri Armada guide. Unfortunately one of the Missouri Armada decals disintegrated on me. I have tried free painting the rest of the decal but it looks crap! <Sorry, you need 100 posts to be able to use the Wanted area> Kind regards, Ian
  3. Awesome work Rob, i put a bit more detail into a few areas but nothing on this level! It's build like yours that encourage me to try new things in every build.
  4. Thanks Rob, I remember it being painful and one of those builds that I had to keep leaving before it had a flight test from the bedroom window! I never got the join perfect and just made the best I could of it.
  5. I built one of these earlier in the year and was determined to have the wings folded (mainly due to a lack of display space ) and had a bit of a battle with the soft plastic hinge. I ended up cutting the original hinge off and bending a heavy duty paperclip into the right shape and using that. It looked very sparse so I bashed some basic detail, trying to replicate some pictures I found on the web.
  6. Hi Greg, Don't knock your skills mate, you are doing an amazing job with this airframe! I'm sitting in the background quietly soaking up the info in the hope they will improve my own attempts! I keep attempting to do a build log but always get carried away and miss talking photos of at least twenty steps!
  7. Good morning all, I finally bit the bullet, purchased some EZ Line and retrofitted it to the Spitfire. Even without paint she looks so much cleaner. Thanks for the great advice everyone, now I feel comfortable cracking on with the Airfix F8 Meteor.
  8. Looking really good mikey! I ended up cutting the wing roundels either side of the vortex generators and finding a suitable paint to fill the gaps. Vallejo model air Steel Blue 71.087 RAL5013 if its of any help?
  9. Thanks for the advice everyone, I must admit modelling is on hold for another week whilst I visit my parents in Kefalonia.... I'm too busy looking at views like... I'll have to do some research when I get back to blighty, decide on a product and retro fit to the mk1 Spit. I'll try and remember to post some pics too
  10. Thanks everyone, appreciate the feedback. I will defo have a look for EZ line products. Thinking about it I have some thin plastic rod, but reckon it might droop to much over a run like that.... Hmmm mm, do I try and retrofit, or leave it as is and take it as a lesson learned....
  11. Thanks Terry, I will have to keep my eyes open for that product, the amount of times that I knocked the wire after getting it straight
  12. I decided on using individual wire taken from a Cat 5 network cable, I don't know if it's too thick but it's the first time I have taken this extra step......I'm happy with the results but more than happy for constructive criticism! These were taken post weathering and final matt coat, once again I forgot to take photos during the processes. I must admit that I struggled with the wire aerials and might have knocked the cockpit door, aerial and pitot tube (shown in the bottom picture) off on a couple of occasions....I thought I had left it long enough
  13. After seeing some of your other builds I'd love to follow this one..... There are sure to be some amazing skills on show!
  14. So over the past couple of evenings I have gloss coated and added the decals Like an eeedjit I forgot that I was building her with the cockpit open so had to temporarily attach the door whilst I added the decals. One they had set I carefully cut around the door and removed it again. Here and is with the final gloss coat applied to the upper surfaces, ready for lower then weathering. Any suggestions for media to add the aerials? I have seen suggestions for stretching thin wire from a vga cable or possibly even thin cotton thread.....
  15. Thank you all for the kind words! It's always great to get inspiring words from fellow modelers!! So I followed advice and gave the Mk1 another light coat of Dark Earth and allowed that to dry, it did make all the difference. Then I started applying some Dark Green, initially free hand, then I realised that my hands are that steady anymore! I applied some masking and gave her another coat, a bit cleaner this time I think....... And as she sits now. I am waiting until daylight tomorrow before applying the clear coat,
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