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Joel Abery

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  1. how to set wing dihedral and dont forget to leave out the exhaust on the end whilst fitting engine
  2. OK showing a P51 but but this is what I mean. The gap is put there so you can raise the wings to achieve the right dihedral
  3. I may be British but my grandfather was a Black American that flew one of these so he is my inspiration for the American build rather than British my friends
  4. Sorry as I said about the exhaust I should have said if you use tape across both wing tips you will get the right dihedral and rid of the gap. The kit is good so if you have set the wings that way they will be too flat, sorry again for not mentioning but did not think. Look up Brett Greens build and you will see what I mean
  5. Haha my friend you are right. Mm failed did Skywalker but you can let the force"awaken" and bring balance back to this painting saga lol. Hang in there bro
  6. Im wondering if you are going to do a diorama of Luke rasing it from the swamp as in the return of the Jedi is it
  7. This is looking to be a serious build my friend, great work so far and it's been a long time since I've been eager to see a finished piece of art
  8. what a beautiful plane and there is some real changes, I hope in the group build we can see lots of them
  9. I like your interior and I had the same problem with the front end. I had to use a candle light to warm and true up the left side.A little filler on the underside joint while I had the engine dry fitted to make sure and it wasn't perfect but they didn't make them perfectly is my excuse but your right the engine does pull it all together my friend
  10. I would love to be in on this. My favourite thing that can not so often now be seen in the skies is a P51 or a Mustang
  11. sorry about the tamiya tape, making a little progress. Really not feeling it with this build as I had such high expectations . It is a good kit but the way they have made the instructions is challenging lol and it is a kit that needs time and mods to make it a super model. That said I will finish her and I'm sure when more comes together I will feel it again. Cheers my friends Joel
  12. You can see that this man is about to fight for his life and the anger that he must summon upon to survive is captured at this moment in time. For me you have truly got it across in your painting. Great work my friend Joel
  13. so only a couple more decals to make, sort the tires out(clean up mould split line) and make the plinth or diorama base and jobs a done. I've been scratching my head about the plinth or diorama setting so any ideas are very much appreciated and can you see anything I may have missed or can change my friends. Many thanks Joel
  14. so started engine and the frame yesterday afternoon, no problems apart from the instructions lol. The moulding is very good and parts fit nicelyas I mentioned with dechromeing(is that a word lol) I am left with this other layer, you can see the clear to off white plastic underneath, no idea what this layer is but I have seen some horrible results of people trying to remove it, I will micromesh the parts before undercoat and hopefully it will have no ill effects later in life of the model(I am getting on a bit so I won't see it if it does happen lol). Cheers friends and if anyone does know about this layer please pass it on to me and other modellers my thanks Joel
  15. The chrome parts with this model have another layer of unknown underneath which I've not yet removed, I'm looking on the Internet as we speak on how to remove this and have seen people basically melting the plastic so I will stop where I am. I will post pics of how they look(orange lol) I think you can see the orange colour in the previous picture but that is another layer as I can scratch it with my nail
  16. so here are some of the sprue from the Heller Ty 125 kit. The are very nicely moulded. In stead of vinyl tube you get a vinyl sprue(black) for the cables that have to be held in place between the parts they connect to rather than pushed on. The bottom pic(figure 10) shows how you make the 2 rear shocks using the piece of wire and the jig, nice but I will see how they turn out before probably dipping into my toolroom box of springs. Looks like a very good kit so let's get started with the piston head fins which are a separate parts a nice touch remove the horrible chrome from the wheels and other parts and set up my nice little compressor and airbrush
  17. Hi Dennis mate, I don't know how well it shows up on my BF109 build pics but I used mig ammo light blue. How do you find the mig ammo airbrush paints I think they are a god send, no smell easy to clean up and dry smooth as silk. I did find their RLM 02 a bit to green so I mixed it 50/50 with the light blue to achieve what I considered the right RLM 02 colour
  18. so I finally got the Yamaha decals from Studio27, worth the wait because I feel it just makes it. Got lucky with my paint work "size wise". I am over the moon how it has turned out I must admit. Thanks again for tips and great support my friends. Will finish and post completed model as soon as possible cheers Joel
  19. just got myself a new project as well as the F15 restoration. Busy boy I will be
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