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  1. Yes, and the fin antennas if memory serves...rather excited by the possibility of F-35 para housing...that would be a new line for Vingtor would it not?
  2. Big fan of Vingtor decals Nils! V.handy in feeding my considerable interest in the RNoAF! Just need someone to a F-35 parachute housing and a late F-5A Norwegian conversion set...
  3. Absolutely up for this...have a couple of BoB ideas for this!
  4. OK...after a very busy Xmas day, I've spent a hour or so in the den putting this together. The only way this is going to happen is if I keep things dead simple, so I had great fun returning to my modelling roots with glue and a kit, and the basic airframe together in short order. Like being 10 again! I've primed everything in Tamiya xf53, which will also double as the cockpit colour, but not before running some white milliput into the odd gap, and scrubbing away the excess with a wet toothbrush. It's going to dry overnight, and tomorrow's schedule is to finish the cockpit, sand down the remaining milliput and the to give it a coat of Xf80, which is a good match for light aircraft grey. Oh, and I've given the canopy a dip in Klear, and I'll mask and spray that tomorrow as well. Merry Christmas all!
  5. This all sounds like fun! Have no idea if I will actually complete this but worth a go! Airfix Gnat with Master pitot, Eduard masks and an Airfix stand as this will be wheels up for speed and fun!
  6. As ever, superb photos with fascinating subjects. Cuts across multiple interests of mine...ANG F-4s, F-15s, early 90s...top stuff and thanks for sharing!
  7. A Holger Dansk for the 21st century...a protector for Denmark! This was built as part of the Nordic GB, with some great models being built over there. This was the Academy kit, with Hataka Blue line Have Glass paint (Tamiya Xf77 for the counter shade of grey) and Lima November decals to make L-001, the first Danish F-35 currently based at Luke AFB in the US. A very good kit; perhaps just pipped by the Hasegawa kit (although you do get weapons bay in the academy kit and weapons) it is also much much cheaper, so will probably stick with this kit for future projects. Getting a good feeling of hygge with this...it just went right, if you know what I mean!
  8. Experiencing a certain amount of hygge here...v.pleased with how this came out! A stealth Holger Dansk for the 21st Century! More pics in the gallery...
  9. Stealth Viking...Academy F-35, Royal Danish Airforce 2021...completed with Hataka Have Glass paint and Lima November decals, all if which performed flawlessly.
  10. Evening all, Having heard the Mike McEvoy of Scale Aircraft Modelling and Grumpy Old Midelker fame has just passed away, I am moved to propose a 2nd TAF group build in his memory, given his RAF service in Germany in the 50s. Many of his many What-ifs very often had 2nd TAF heraldry, and there's any number of interesting subjects from this time. I am sure he will be a familiar name to many Britmodellers of a certain age; I still buy old SAMs to read his stuff, and was so pleased to see him resume his Tail Pieces in the last year or so. I am sure Hunters would figure prominently, perhaps one in particular! Perhaps it could be a mix of real 2nd TAF Aircraft models and What-ifs (or as he referred to it, 'counterfactual' modelling!) in 2nd TAF markings?
  11. Ralph

    Mike McEvoy

    That's exactly what I do!
  12. Ralph

    Mike McEvoy

    Evening all, Am not normally motivated to write this kind of post but have seen on another site that Mike McCoy of Tail Piece Scale Aircraft Modelling fame, and the Grumpy Old Mideller website has passed away aged 85. His tail pieces have always been my favourite part of SAM, and I was so pleased to see him return for the last year or so. Saddened to hear this; an important part of British modelling over the last forty years. ☹
  13. Having finished the masking, a quick spray of Tamiya xf77.... ...and then a very satisfying 5 mins peeling off tape for the reveal. Am pleased with how this has come out- now for a quick shot of Windsor and Newton gloss varnish, and hopefully decalling tomorrow. Oh, and added the pylons.
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