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Jeff Wilson

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About Jeff Wilson

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    Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
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    Primarily aircraft; any era and in any scale. But I do enjoy modelling for the sake of it sometimes, so almost any subject can find its way onto the bench.

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  1. For what it's worth, I used a mix of Revell and Tamiya acrylics (wow, eight years ago...) to get what I felt looked close to Japanese trainer orange-yellow. Images (albeit plastered with the Photobucket logo) are here: Cheers, Jeff
  2. It's a test shot and besides, they'll take five minutes to get rid of if they're still there in the production kit. Jeff
  3. Lovely model, Dave - really nice result. Cheers, Jeff
  4. Born in 1916, Tetsuzo Iwamoto was possibly Japan's ace of aces during WWII, with a confirmed tally of at least 80 aerial victories, his own diary listing anywhere up to 202 kills. Serving throughout the Japanese war in Asia and the Pacific, from the Chinese theatre to the battle for the islands of Japan in the closing stages of the war, he survived only to be blacklisted from public sector employment by the allied occupiers of Japan. When the allied occupation forces left Japan in 1952, he was finally able to find work at a spinning mill. In 1953 he was diagnosed with enteritis which w
  5. Lots of work in that and an excellent result, Ray. Looks really good in that scheme too - very striking. Best, Jeff
  6. Extremely cool, Ray, and right out of left-field. Nice build. Cheers, Jeff
  7. Lovely model, Libor - every bit as good as usual. Keep up the inspiringly good work. Best, Jeff
  8. Cheers, Dave (and everyone else), comments much appreciated. Roden kits are frequently challenging but immensely satisfying to get right. Better decals would make a world of difference however! Best, Jeff
  9. This is the 1/72 Roden Fokker D.VII (OAW Mid) kit, finished in the markings of Ltn. Rudolf Stark when he was commander of Jasta 35b in August 1918. Plenty has been written about Roden's Fokker D.VII kits and much of it is pretty uncomplimentary; most of it is also true. Although it looks very well detailed in the box and significantly more delicate than Eduard's example, very little fits without widening, narrowing, shortening, lengthening, filling, fiddling and fettling. The lozenge decals are brittle and unyielding to Microsol or Mr. Mark Softer, and even after plenty of both was used, along
  10. Lovely work Ray, and a very effective display too - it looks great in action. All the best, Jeff
  11. Absolutely beautiful work. Both of them are excellent but the new one has something a little bit extra. Great scheme too. Regards, Jeff
  12. Really nice work Dave, good choice of scheme and a very effective display too. Regards, Jeff
  13. And again, what's not to like? P-40 in RAAF markings - really nice work. Jeff
  14. Lovely model, Tony. Love the P-40 and especially in RAAF markings - really nice work. Jeff
  15. More precisely, here's one I started making around 14-15 years ago. It sat in the stash about a third finished until I pulled it out earlier this year, opened the Windsock Datafile on the Fokker Dr.I and spotted the colour profile of this aeroplane. It represents a Jasta 11 machine at Lechelle airfield in March 1918. The colour of the rear fuselage is speculative and, according to the Datafile, could equally be pale yellow. I liked the simplicity of Fokker turquoise so went with that option. The kit is the Roden 1/32nd Fokker Dr.I, built mainly from the box but with the addition of
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