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Enzo Matrix

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About Enzo Matrix

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    Format? I have no format. I am a renegade, lost on the Net.
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  1. Enzo Matrix

    333 Squadron Mosquito

    That's the whole point of groupbuilds!
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    Buffalo Mosquito

    The more the merrier!
  3. Enzo Matrix

    Avro Lancaster STGB II

    Close. the GB start date is two days off the 78th anniversary of the first operational mission.
  4. I'd like to recommend two options: Alclad2 white primer A lacquer based primer which gives an excellent hardwearing finish. Onviously can be used as a primer but is also suitable as a topcoat. Lifecolor LC-UA718 Cold Light shade An acrylic paint intended for use if you are painting wood effects. It is a slight off white which works well as it is not as stark as pure white. It works very well as a thin mottle to take the edge off Alclad2 white primer or as a contrast for specific masked panels.
  5. Enzo Matrix

    Panzer IV STGB Chat

    The GB hasn't even started yet and there are already fifteen build threads...
  6. Enzo Matrix

    That'll teach you...

    It's like lookin' in a mirror!
  7. Enzo Matrix

    Panzer IV Ausf A

    I misread that as "woke up there". Waking up in a model shop is far better than some of the places I've woken up...
  8. Enzo Matrix

    Tim's Jagdpanzer

    That's because they were!
  9. Enzo Matrix

    Avro Lancaster STGB II

    No, that was in January 1941. This notable date is about a year later.
  10. Enzo Matrix

    Avro Lancaster STGB II

    Has anyone noticed the significance of the start date?
  11. Enzo Matrix

    Buffalo Mosquito

    The Tamiya Mosquito was released in 1999. Nearly twenty years later it is still easily the best Mosquito in 1/72 scale. The kit is also available on boxings for a B.IV and NF.XIII. The changes are dealt with by providing different nose parts for each version, together with a fighter or bomber transparency sprue as relevant. First job is to build up the cocpit assembly and attach the nose parts to the main fuselage halves. The interior was then sprayed with Xtracrylix XA1010 Aircraft Grey Green. The seat harnesses are provided as decals which look quite effective when the canopy is fitted: Wings assembled - not forgetting to open the holes for the rocket rails. Done that before...! and the fuselage is assembled.
  12. Enzo Matrix

    A Fine Pair of Bristols

    Blenheim I built one of these earlier this year in the Made In Britain GB, so I'm simply going to recycle the sprue shots from that thread: The main plastic parts have all the parts you need to build a Mk.I or Mk.IV. The only difference between the basic boxing is the transparency sprues. If you buy a boxing for a Mk.IF or Mk.IVF you get an extra sprue with a choice of belly gunpacks. Here is the wing with the undercarriage support structure built up and then sprayed with xtracrylix XA1010 aircraft Grey Green The wing and main fuselage sections build up quite quickly. Must remember to fit the other aileron...
  13. Enzo Matrix

    A Fine Pair of Bristols

    Let's do some sprue shots Beaufighter Is there anone who hasn't seen the Airfix Beaufighter sprues yet? This is the TF.10 boxing of the kit, so you get this additional sprue which contains the extended fin, radar nose, ventral tank, BLG tailwheel assembly and Mk.VI rocket rails. So let's get started with the interior assembly. This was sprayed with Xtracrylix XA1010 Aircraft Grey Green. The seat harnesses are from Eduard. The wings are assembled ready for fitment. I have opened up the holes in the wing for the rocket rail monting plates. This covers the ejector slots for the machine gins which would prevent them from being fired. I would imagine that Beaufighters in rocket fit had the guns removed to save weight. The kit provides two different covers for the landing light in the wing leading edge. One is for the early versions and any M.X which carried torpedoes. The rocket armed aircraft had a single round porthole affair for the landing light and this is also included in the kit. You cannot see in this shot, but the wings have a small fairing on the uppersurfaces. This was a characteristic of the Mk.XII wing. It is correct for the aircraft I am building but would need to be removed for early model Beaufighters.
  14. Enzo Matrix

    A stripy Hellcat (or two)

    The interloper is this: It still count's 'cos there's a white stripe on the fin. As you can see, this is the weekend edition. Eduard's weekend boxings don't have the PE, resin, masks and (usually) multiple decal choices that the Profipacks do. On the other hand they are considerably cheaper. This kit does have multiple decals choices - two of 'em. It's also the first "weekend" kit that I think could reasonably be finished in a weekend - maybe an option for one of next year's Blitzbuilds. While there is no PE for the instrument panels and seatbelts in this kit, they are provided as decals. The cockpit turns out just as nice as the profipack boxing.
  15. We already know that @Ali62 at Aerocraft has a T7 conversion in the pipeline. Put me down for one, Ali. That's gonna look smashing in the classic trainer scheme.