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  1. I've just been going through the attic and found a stash box I had forgotten about with some very old Nichimo 1/48 kits of a Helldiver and Avenger, which appear to be repops of the ols Monogram kits. they are rubbish so I'm using them as paint mules. In the bottom of the large box was an Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2C-4 Helldiver Submarine Hunter version, the box is a little squashed but all is okay inside along with two sets of resin wheels. I already have the C-1 version of this model in my display cabinet and it was an awesome build. I will not build this kit I found mainly due to lack o
  2. Thanks for the nice comments guys, much appreciated. The prop was sprayed with Tamiya Buff then using a large bristled brush streaked with Tamiya Red/Brown to give a grain effect then gloss varnished.
  3. Good Morning, As my fourth Covid 19 build I decided to add another model to my Josef Frantisek Collection in 1/72. Frantisek was one of the Battle of Britain heroes of 303 Polish Sqn, but few people actually know he was a Czech, he fled his home country when it was invaded by the Nazis in September 1938. He started his career with the Czech AF flying the Letov S-328 Reconnaissance/Bomber with the 5th Flight of the 2nd Air Regiment at Olomouc from August 1936 until February 1938. From here he was posted onto a fighter Sqn flying Avia B-534's I have two Eduard versions of that aircra
  4. Thanks for the replies guys, especially Jack for attaching the painting instructions. I have actually ordered a set of decals now, the Print Scale 48-015 1/48 Focke-Wulf Fw-190А-2/А-9 set that has the markings for the actual "Black I" scheme I plan to do. Cheers ian
  5. Hi Everyone, I am not a prolific Luftwaffe aircraft modeler as I'm building a series of Czech and Polish early WWII models at the moment but decided as a little aside project to model a few aircraft of Josef 'Pips' Priller of II/JG 26. I have already built his Bf 109 using the 1/48 Airfix kit, see below: After completing this model using some old Eduard decals buried in the stash years ago, I purchased the Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulfe Fw 190 A-3 kit. The plan being to build an example of Priller's Fw 190 from around 10th April 1942 when he was shot down, possi
  6. Hi All, I currently have a passion for the History of Polish Fighter Aces from 1939 through to 1945, I have spent the last year collecting various 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft kits with which I intend to build a homage collection to my favorite Aces. The two main characters I am interested in are Joself Frantisek (who was in fact a Czech) and Fraciszek Grabowski. I am also fascinated by the aircraft that the Poles flew in France during the spring and early summer of 1940 during the Battle of France. So far I have built 6 of the French aircraft and have now started on the Polish ones, havin
  7. Hi Folks, I currently have a passion for the History of Polish Fighter Aces from 1939 through to 1945, I have spent the last year collecting various 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft kits with which I intend to build a homage collection to my favorite Aces. The two main characters I am interested in are Joself Frantisek (who was in fact a Czech) and Fraciszek Grabowski. I am also fascinated by the aircraft that the Poles flew in France during the spring and early summer of 1940 during the Battle of France. So far I have built 6 of the French aircraft and have now started on the Polish ones, hav
  8. Continuing along with my theme of 1/48 scale models of aircraft flown by Polish pilots in the Battles of Poland, France and Britain during 1939-1940, I decided that my third French fighter build should be a Morane Saulnier MS 406. The kit I have chosed is the Hobby Craft one, although not a brilliant kit that has several innacurracies it shouldn't prove too difficult. First the pre build photo (a bit of a cheat as I had already started the build before I realised I hadn't taken the pre build photo so apologies for the part build kit at the side). Again my main sourc
  9. A big thank you to Dora Wings, they sent me a replacement Clear Parts Sprue that arrived last week so I could finally install the missing landing light. Many thanks again guys. Cheers Ian
  10. The most recent addition to my series of 1/48 WWII Fighter aircraft flown by Polish fighter pilots. This is the RS Models limited run model of the Caudron CR.714 flown by S/Lt Czeslaw Glowczynski whilst with the GC 1/145 "Varsivie" flight in May and June 1940 during the Battle of France. As can be seen in the first picture there were very few parts, no pegs for fuselage halves etc but with a bit of care and patience builds up into a reasonable model. Decals are from the MMP Camouflage & Decals book on 3 aircraft, the Caudron, MS 406 and Curtis Hawk H.75A, an excellent publication with la
  11. The most recent addition to my series of 1/48 WWII Fighter aircraft flown by Polish fighter pilots. This is the RS Models limited run model of the Caudron CR.714 flown by S/Lt Czeslaw Glowczynski whilst with the GC 1/145 "Varsivie" flight in May and June 1940 during the Battle of France. As can be seen in the first picture there were very few parts, no pegs for fuselage halves etc but with a bit of care and patience builds up into a reasonable model. Decals are from the MMP Camouflage & Decals book on 3 aircraft, the Caudron, MS 406 and Curtis Hawk H.75A, an excellent publication with la
  12. Excellent job Nexus. Well done for persevering with the project until the end. I have done a few of these heavy conversion builds myself that can take over a year to complete (in fact my Viper jet Shackleton Mr. 3 took around 5 years to finally finish and the week I finished it Revell announced they were doing that exact version in a kit!). I agree with you that the Kestrel would make an excellent kit and fill a gap, preferably in 1/48 though. Ian
  13. Thank you Dora, it will be nice to actually finish the model off properly. Cheers Ian
  14. Yes sorry mate, re-editted to read port wing. Sometimes if the kit is the only one available of that aircraft in that scale then we really have no choice but to buy it. I have far worse limited run examples of French fighters flown by Polish pilots yet to build I'm afraid.
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