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Matt P

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  1. To be honest I am not sure. I just decided that this load looked better then the other provided weapons in the kit (Storm shadow) on the finished model. I have seen two seat Typhoons being used in a single seat role with just one pilot but not sure about 2 up.
  2. Nice conversion. The Vulcan is iconic now and looks superb, although I never thought that when the house rattled and I spent 1981 guarding them in all weathers at Scampton If you want a good close up view of a complete B2 Vulcan then they have one at the North East land Sea and Air museum near Sunderland (Next door to Nissan factory) https://www.nelsam.org.uk You can climb up into the cockpit too if they have enough staff on duty to supervise. It is a typically amateur British museum in the very best sense of the term, with enthusiastic volunteers restoring a huge range of aircraft and vehicles, so well worth a visit if you are in the area. And no I am not on commission
  3. Nice clean build . Always good to see more Hornet too.
  4. Last of a trio of 1/48 scale modern jet fighter/bombers (Mig 29A, F-18E and EF2000) that I have done recently, this is the Revell 2 seat Typhoon built OOB except for the usual PJ Production pilot figures. painted using Hataka acrylic modern RAF paint set 1 and stock box decals. The kit itself goes together reasonably well except for some gaps around the intake assembly and for the canopy that I just couldn't get to fit properly right at the end of the build Thinking I may just remove it and try again with it later. The instruction sheet was vague at best so hopefully everything is in the correct place!
  5. Superb model and great weathering technique too
  6. very nice build and lovely weathering too.
  7. Another 1/48 jet, this time a Revell F-18/E depicted in the colours of VFA-14 Top Hatters. Built entirely out of the box except for the PJ Productions resing pilot figure. paints are acrylic MIG USAF greys. A pretty easy kit to build with no major moments, apart from not quite getting the undercarriage legs level Base is a Hobbycraft wood painting panel, airbrushed with biro lines and with a bit of added lawn. Please excuse photos, taken on mobile phone. Comments always welcome, good bad or indifferent
  8. Thanks everyone . The area behind the seat was painted very light grey, however after the canopy was glued on I realised that it could have done with a pin wash as it is a bit flat ).
  9. Fist post for some time, but here is my Academy 1/48 scale Mig-29A painted and decalled to depict the final flight of the Czech Air ForceMig-29 by Vaclav Vasek. Paints used were Hataka acrylics cold war Mig-29 set airbrushed, decals from LDecals and the pilot/seat was from Aerobonus Base is a HobbyCraft frame with Uschi van der Rosten Soviet Hex Airfield print and added grass.
  10. The £10.99 price for the carbusonic includes vat I think so the saving is actually better . On Amazon it is £10 + £3.99 shipping. As they are only 1/2 hour up the road from me I know where I'll be shopping for glue next time (although the 250ml I have is going to last a looooong time!)
  11. I recently came across a company in Wheatley Hill, Co Durham called Carbusonic, who specialise in ultrasonic cleaning products amongst other things. Any way, they sell their own brand of Plastic Melt glue, very similar in Tamiya thin cement. I have tried it today and it works really well. The biggest advantage though is that it costs £10.99 for 250ml as opposed to around £3.99 for 40ml of Tamiya glue. Comes in a plstic bottle complete with a small syringe that you can use to either decant or refill your empty Tamiya bottle It is available with a search on ebay, Amazon or direct from the company at https://www.carbusonic.co.uk/product/plastic-cement-weld-glue-perspex/ I have tried it on some scrap plastics and it works really well if used in the same capiliary type method as the Tamiya stuff (i.e. press the two parts together then run the glue along the join with a brush). Matt
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