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Murfie

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  1. Nice job, Si, especially in the variations of the panel finish. It turned out much better than how you described progress mid-build. As modellers our primary critic is oneself, but then that's the only one that really matters. Looking forward to seeing your next project.
  2. Pleased to here someone else had the same problem as I did. Most surprising for an Eduard kit.
  3. I used to be fascinated with the WWI period but have recently shifted focus to the FAA activity in the Pacific theatre. I've just taken delivery of the Tamiya Buffalo kit which I hope to tackle very shortly. If I can emulate something near to the finish on the topic of this thread then I'll be pretty chuffed. Well built!
  4. Thoroughly agree with that statement. Excellent work!
  5. One really impressive build. I'm not a fan of aircraft without a propeller (gliders excepted), however, the Vigilante is one jet that does take my fancy. I've got a Trumpeter 1/72 Vigilante kit on its way at the moment which I'm really looking forward to.
  6. Can I also add my thanks for such meticulous research. Over the 60 years that I have been modelling I had rarely ever bought more than one kit in the same scale for the same aircraft and and as such, haven't really appreciated the possible variation in some kits. Recently I bought four different brands of 1/72 Curtiss P-40's (Airfix, Academy, Hasegawa & Special Hobby), two of which have been completed. I enjoyed the comparisons so much that I did a repeat with the Vought Corsair F4U (Hasegawa, Heller & Italeri) and all three have just had their decals attached and are awaiting final clear coats and the fitting of aerials. Each of those three had at least one feature that was superior to the other two, but only one was obviously inferior overall. Next project is to do a parallel build of a 1/48 and 1/72 Special Hobby Wirraway, after I finish the 1/48 Tamiya Vought Corsair F4U-1 just started.
  7. Ha, ha. Yep, I did get it finished back then, but I'm still at model making today. Haven't managed to kick a rather infectious habit.
  8. 1959 ... Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hart. 60 years later and I'm still at it.
  9. I've made several 1/48 Tamiya kits in the past 5 years and most are of excellent quality. One that I got particular pleasure from was a Heinkel He 162 'Salamander', even though any craft without a propeller is usually not my cup of tea. Everything fitted perfectly, the cockpit detail is superb, and I liked the option of having the detailed engine either exposed or mounted on a separate jig. The three 1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi Zero marks are also a delight to build. Here's a photo of the Salamander in the display cabinet ...
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