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  1. Belated thanks to all for your comments. @Army_Air_Force lovely scheme, finish and photos! Personally I never really took to the Thunderbolt but I see there are some models available now on a certain auction site. The Starfury - original and best! I take it no one has any information on Foundation Models? Cheers.
  2. Hi All Welcome to my second update project. Two Revell Babylon 5 Starfury kits finally completed having lain half built, for a number of reasons, for many years until finally deciding to finish them off. I had chosen two of the more distinctive ‘clean’ schemes. A black Omega of the Psi Corps and a Presidential Escort. One was from the original box and the other from later ‘collector’s’ edition which showed you how to correct all the badly fitting bits with the kit! I had already made a more ‘regular’ Stafury with the 1/48 Foundation Models resin kit way back as Commander Sinclair’s. Both were done in parallel and had been made OOB with only the guns being replaced with brass tube. Black Omega made it to the finish line first. All fine until decal application. They did not go on or adhere well and ended up with some silvering though it is not too bad. Based on that I decided to paint all the markings on the Presidential Escort apart from the Presidential seal and Earth Force decals which I think was worth it in the end. Overall quite happy with the end results These two made suitable companions for the 1/48 Foundation Models resin model. This is a bit of a brute at some 30cm wingspan and nearly 1.2 Kg of resin! Unfortunately the canopy has discoloured a bit with time. I got this in 1997 and made at the time. It prompted me to look into the company now but I can find no trace of them on the internet. I do not even know how many were made. Can anybody shed any further light on this model? Cheers David Foundation Models All together!
  3. Hi Elger Absolutely stunning job! Fantastic details, and figures too! Hope mine turns out as fraction as good. Cheers David
  4. Love the weathering- very realistic - and the crystal clear canopies. Great job!
  5. Many thanks to all for the positive comments. It is much appreciated. All paints were Vallejo acrylics, both Modelair and Modelcolour. Airbrush for the bulk with brushing for the details. Some washes again with Vallejo washes. Cheers David
  6. Hi All, This is my first post of a completed model, having now plucked up the courage to do so! Yes, it is an old kit depicting a scene with Daleks Caan (bronze one) and Sec (black one) from the David Tennant story Daleks in Manhattan. I was given this as a present some while ago and it has lain about for a while until I decided to catch up with some stuff I had waiting to be done or completed. It took a good few months to build, there is in effect three models in one box and I am not very prolific and I was catching up on some other projects. After all the process is as important as the end result. It was largely fun to build with the only real problems fit wise was the skirt of Dalek Caan at the back. The gun and plunger boxes were also worked on to give the indent more definition. The guns supplied were dreadful clear plastic affairs so I decided to replace them with scratchbuilt ones (this also took quite a while!). These were made from plastic rod and thin brass wire. The plunger rods were also replaced with brass tubing. I had two firsts with this. A complete model painted in metallic paints and a vinyl ‘figure’ (the Dalek creature, Sec). One thing I have discovered when trying to paint the various rivets, rather than trying with a paint brush I found a set of nail art dotting tools that are various sizes of little balls and makes spotting easier. On the whole I was quite pleased with the way it turned out, though there was a bit of ‘orange peel’ effect with Dalek Caan. Better next time. Thanks for looking and I invite any comments. Cheers David
  7. Really amazing! The lighting is really effective.
  8. Thanks for detail clarification.
  9. Thanks guys for taking the time to reply. Jackson, I have an Aires cockpit set and is pretty well detailed so do not really want to cover it up. However, if it does need a shroud (thanks for the terminology Mike!) I like your idea of making from paper. Lanakila is, I believe, Hawaiian for Victory, triumph. It's amazing the things you find out! Mike, A lot of useful cockpit shots here that I have not seen before, thanks. Cheers guys.
  10. Greeting all, I hope someone could help me as I work on my Lightning F5E (Lanakila, out of Mount Farm, UK 1944). Academy 1/48th. The model has a fabric cover over the instrument panel. I believe I have read somewhere that this was a removable item and was not used much in the European Theatre. I do not know the official name for it either. Is that the case? If so was it a pilot or unit decision? If it is there what was it made of and what colour was it? I have had a look at some photos where I can and some aircraft do seem to have one and some not. My particular concern, of course, is with this particular aircraft. I have a photo here and I feel that there is not a cover present, though it is not clear. Any opinions would be helpful (though I think it would look better without the cover!). Many thanks David
  11. Hi Mark, Not sure how I missed this. I am always on the look out for anything PR. It is an excellent presentation! Cheers David
  12. Hi there, Not sure if this is the best place for this but it was to let members know that the people behind the restoration of Spitfire PR IV AA810 have produced a 1/72 scale kit of the aircraft in collaboration with Sword. Details are on the AA810 Facebook page but here is a link to the shop. Only 1000 produced. https://www.spitfireaa810.co.uk/product-page/1-72-scale-spitfire-aa810-model-kit Cheers David
  13. Hi BS_w Thanks for the drawings. More useful information to assimilate. Cheers
  14. This has all been phenomenally useful! Thanks again David
  15. Hi Mike Many thanks for this. I can work out the location and size from the photos. All the rest are really useful for extra detail. A bonus is the shots of the mirrors on the inside of the engine nacelles. I had read they existed but not actually seen them. Were they always this oval shape? Thanks again. Cheers David
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