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  1. Yeah have watched those videos on the Monogram build. The decals do look good. Never realised the underside was so grey! I like how he replicates the thermal blankets as well. Good point about scrubbing the raised detail on the Revel one, undoubtedly quicker than trying to keep it all intact while removing seams. Can't find any further details on the Revell re-release for this March though, is it definite?
  2. Have had a look at a review video of the Revel one on YouTube and it has the tile details as raised lines, which raises concerns for me as to how I would deal with getting rid of glue seams without damaging that detailing. I think the Monogram one would be the better bet but as stated earlier in the thread it's likely to be the Revel tooling that's rereleased.
  3. Ew the reissue sounds interesting! Might explain why there are quite a few on ebay at the moment (albeit at fairly silly money for most). Not sure whether to hang on or try and grab one now. Would love a full stack one but they are out of my price range. Will investigate the hinge thing as there seem to be more revell ones than monogram, don't want the doors to open so if the revell one can be made to look more scale regarding hinges that's a definite consideration.
  4. I had the Monogram challenger back in the late 70s early 80s and as I was quite young made a right mess of it. I do remember the cargo bay hinges being particularly fragile though so that ties up nicely with above. I'm looking at trying to get another one to make a better job of it but they seem to be so expensive on the 2nd hand market
  5. Hi, Does anyone know whether the Monogram offering from the mid 80s is the same one as from the late 70s? Albeit with possibly different payload. I'm assuming it is but thought I would check you guys as you are far more knowledgeable than me! Thanks Ed
  6. Thanks all, much appreciated. I'm eased with them given the limited time I have to build them. Just noticed that I said Tamiya Mosquito though when it is actually a Revell one! I have the 1/24 Airfix Mossie in the stash but don't feel my skills are ready to do it justice yet. Fit wise I'm hoping it's a significant improvement on the Spitfire I'm currently doing!
  7. Next I wanted to fit the upper wing surfaces, but the fit of the ailerons was truly horrific! I ended up fitting sheet styrene to both the ailerons themselves and the recesses in the wings. Careful sanding and filling required as the glue areas are small. I also fitted the blisters to the upper wing surfaces, relatively straight forward after the ailerons! Finally, getting the wings together, aileron fit much better now, though still not perfect I elected to have the undercarriage locked down for a couple of reasons
  8. Well having built up a bit of confidence doing 1/72 and 1/48 models over the last 3 years or so I finally plucked up the courage to have a go at one of the two 1/24 spitfires I have in the stash. I've got fond memories of building a couple as a young lad back in the 70s and was really looki g forward to doing a good Jo on one now. Little did I know that the moulds are really showing their age! Some of the fit is truly shocking and it's been a real trial to get to where I am now with it. A couple of times I've left it for several months while I muster up the resolve to crack on again. It's nea
  9. After that I tackled a 1/48 Sepecat Jaguar by Revell. An aircraft I wanted to join the RAF to fly as a boy. My first foray in to aftermarket resin as part of the ejector seat was missing out of the box. The fit of some of the parts was pretty rubbish but overall I'm happy with the final result And last one for now, a 1/72 airfix Sea King. This one went together really nicely, would like to do another in Royal Navy colours. Currently working on a 1/24 Airfix Spitfire Mk Vb. Not nice!!
  10. Hi, Recently joined the forum and thought I would post a few photos of the builds I have done over the last 2 to 3 years since restarting in the hobby. First off, my 1/48 Tamiya Mosquito, my first attempt at a model in many years and the first time using an airbrush and acrylic paints. Then there is my 1/48 Revell Mk IX Spitfire An improvement on the Mosquito as I honed my techniques a bit
  11. Hello everyone! Been lurking for a couple of days now so thought it was time to introduce myself. Been modelling of a fashion on and off since a small boy but only the last couple of years or so have I had things like an airbrush and the joy of acrylic paints. I'll post some photos of finished models in the appropriate sub forum. Currently coming towards the end of a 1/24 airfix mk vb Spitfire. I thought I had tackled some challenging kits before but this thing is an absolute dog! Shame really as I have some fond memories of building a couple as a young lad back in the 70s. The moulds ar
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