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  1. Many thanks, if only there were a hi res one around. The best I could get out of that flickr one was 1024 × 678
  2. So I've just started building XM989 and found this lovely photo which I'd love to buy. But my google foo has failed me, does anyone know who/what/where Mark Taylor is? Sorry if this isn't the right area for this Cheers Lee Ps Anyone know why they had just the one MK4 in the Firebirds? Or was it not officially in the display team? How I would have loved to have seen these in real life.
  3. So I finally got my son off the computer and we agreed to build something together, but it must be a jet and in flight, so, hopefully not teaching you all to suck eggs, I thought I'd share the stand idea we had. I downloaded the blue prints for the F/A18 and then drew round it in Fusion and added a tail with a hole for some acrylic rod and a hidden slot in the middle We then paused the print at the opening (I think most slicers have this option) and dropped in some lead (flashing) Then continued and sealed it up I then bent some 6mm acrylic rod I bought on ebay with a heatgun, and put it all together Son and I are very happy with the results. and by sheer fluke, its posable I'm doing one for my Phantom now. Hope its of some help. Lee
  4. Ok I've just bought the rest of AK xtreme metals colours in an attempt to do this justice. Am I on the wrong path, any tips for getting this look? Many thanks Lee
  5. First of all sorry, I don't know the correct names for these things. Currently building the Airfix Black Mike Phantom and was lucky enough to pop in and see it at the weekend @ SWAM Took many many heatshield reference shots One thing I did notice that I can't find any other photos for is this. Is this just painted like this to stop people wandering into it in the museum or is that what it should be like? (they're like it both sides) Just wondering? Cheers
  6. Hi sorry little thread hijack, but I've just started the same plane (black Mike) Thing is, I'm doing it with my son and he loves wheels up, which is a kit option. But there are no pilots? Was this just an oversite by Airfix or am I missing something? Guessing I can make some of the resin 1/72 pilots on ebay fit? Just wanted to make sure I wasn't going mad. Sorry again for hijack Lee
  7. Evening all So I'm trying to get my son into modeling and we're doing really with the F/A-18E (as it mostly clips together), I said I'd help him paint it and I've only got Tamiya acrylics so we went and bought the correct colours from Mig. So it was really shaken for a few mins and I tried with tamiya thinner and vallejo thinner and no thinner, but it keeps doing this? I'm spraying around 12psi and have cleaned the surfaces. Any ideas? Needless to say he wandered off Thanks Lee (that tail is paint mule, but the drop tank is off the model)
  8. Ha ha yes I'd already read/heard that, an easy mistake to make. Thanks again for the heads up. I've also noticed the photo in the Vulcan Haynes manual is much better resolution and I may have to redo the connection between them.
  9. Hi all, sorry I hope I haven't missed this somewhere. So I'm fairly sure now that the pylon for the Dash 10 was the thin version? What I'm unsure of is which pylon was used for XM607 on the port wing? Or did these change? Is it this one (which seems to be the one in the kit)? I also don't have a dash 10 so I'm trying to make one (I'm a complete Fusion newbie so please forgive me) Thanks for any help Lee
  10. WD280 seems to have changed colours a few times too. The probes on this version seem to hang under the wing I'm guessing, pick a picture and stick with it. This is where I think I'm going Thanks for the help Lee
  11. Hi all To try and keep me sane while building her big sister, I thought I'd have a go at my first resin kit. It was packed very well but I think was shaken quite a lot during transit as a number of items were broken when I got it. I've rebuilt the undercarriage and the front spike with a needle but what are those two spikes at the ends of the wings? Am I adding more needles? I notice not all the 707's have them? Also any suggestions as to weathering? I'm guessing as a test plane it would have been kept very clean? (I love the fact the test pilots were wearing 3 piece suits ) Thanks for any help Lee
  12. Many thanks all. Yes I'm doing XM607. Vuclan manual purchased, looking forward to a read of that. Also whats the etiquette here? Post questions as I have them, or start a WIP, and post them there?
  13. Sorry hopefully this hasn't been answered before or I've missed something. Probably not the best choice for a beginner, but I've started on my Airfix 1/72 Vulcan (yes I'm still sanding and filling ) One thing I noticed on this photo, is the underside colour seems to come fairly high up on the leading edge (or is this all just camera angle, trick of the light?) Other Black Buck Vulcans don't seem to have this? Cheers for any help Lee
  14. Sorry hope this isn't a daft question, but how come the price difference? (I headed straight over to Airfix to pre-order, then noticed the link on scalemates when I marked it as on order) Airfix website £22.99 jadlam £18.95 I know its only a few quid.
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