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  1. Chris, I also have another MPM kit and the Special Hobby version of the same kit so this ine is a trial as such. A few more bits done, mainly PE. I am amazed at how I have managed to get the PE done to a reasonable standard (for me anyway) and I have even worked out how to get it on the model reasonable quickly. I removed the gun inserts and put a bit of card behind them to get the right angle on them. They look much better now.
  2. The Fulmar is back to the table after being away for work and having COVID for a 2nd time. The interior actually managed to go together ok as did the fuselage. The wings suffer the usual MPM/SH problem of wings leading edges not having smooth joining edges. The BIG surprise for me was the tail hook insert actually going in with minimal filler, unlike so many others from this manufacturer.
  3. This is the Special Hobby 1/48 Spitfire Mk Vc done as RAAF aircraft A58-143 UP*Y using DKDecals.
  4. I started this a while ago and only finished it recently. It is the Airfix 1/48 Meteor with Red Roo decals and some conversion parts and Eduard seat belts.
  5. I have just started the Eduard 1/48 Fulmar Mk II for something different, This version comes without the resin of the other various editions put out by other companies. I also have two more versions of the MPM kit sitting in stash to build at some stage. Here is the initial parts of the build including the wheel wells. The fuselage prior to painting. The fuselage after initial coat of SMS British Interior Green. I have added the pre painted PE and will be adding a few scratch built parts to make it look a fraction better prior to weathering the interior. The various interior bits that need to be completed then weathered prior to installation. Of course I still had to make up the interior of the wing light to add the wing light lens and PE.
  6. Almost there with really only the prop to go. I would normally add the antenna cables but the antenna posts on the kit are to fragile, especially the tail post, and won't handle the line between them.
  7. Another small update, the stencils are on and once again remind me that I hate doing them - especially small black stencils on a dark blue background so you can't see them
  8. I am not really different form you, I take months to complete a simple model these days due to work but this one is actually an easy build due to good engineering of the kit. I am also living in Hobart so we are both in the forgotten part of Australia.
  9. The main markings are now done with the stencils still to go on the next sitting.
  10. Graeme, I used Model Master Dark Sea Blue and then put a coat of sealer over the top which gives it a little more gloss in preparation for decaling.
  11. I have started a 1/48 Eduard Hellcat Mk II for a Speed build on a Facebook group and am using the Eduard Dual Combo Hellcat Mk I and Mk II kit. It all went together so far very quickly as I have not spent huge amounts of time detailing and weathering the interior as very little can be seen once it is closed up. The Combo set provides PE for the cockpit and a few other areas and even there I have not used it all as I can barely see the handles etc, never mind glue them on.
  12. It is getting closer to being finished (finally), just the final weathering and adding of small bits eg wheels and exhausts.
  13. The main markings are now on the 1/48 Special Hobby Spitfire Mk Vc but I am unsure if any of the stencil markings should be put on as well. Did the Vc that were repainted in Australia have the stencil markings put back on again?
  14. I started this kit earlier this year and have finally managed to get some paint on plastic. I have used Pollyscale RAAF Sky Blue for the undersides, Aeromaster RAAF Red Brown and Humbrol Hu149 for the foliage green. I need to touch up the undersides where the tape pulled a little of the blue off as well as paint the white tail and wing leading edges.
  15. The Betty is finally finished, now I just have to work out a photo booth to take decent images of it.
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