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  1. Thought the same when I cancelled my subscription last month, glad i wasn't the only one thinking the same.
  2. This is a cracking show and well worth a visit, it caters for a wider range of modelling subjects than perhaps Halifax did last week. RG
  3. Thanks for the info, much appreciated, RG
  4. Thinking of making the trip over with IPMS Lancashire on Sunday, Anyone with local knowledge suggest suitable parking given that the large car park (Northbridge carpark) at the leisure centre is closed to general public parking between 5am and 5pm for the car boot sale? https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/transport/parking/carparks/detail.jsp?circuit=6&zone=1&town=halifax Thanks RG
  5. A fantastic build of an old but still viable kit. Your additions show what is possible with these golden oldies and prove they shouldn't be dismissed. Well done Thanks for posting RG
  6. Thanks for posting great shots RG
  7. Has to be one of the best builds of this kit a 109 I have had the pleasure to view! It just seems to sit so right and looks great coupled with fantastic photography and well presented. Thanks for posting RG
  8. Hi all, Thought I would have to butt in at this point and will probably regret doing so but after spending a pleasant few hours last weekend building my kit to the stage of primer I have to say my experience of the kit is some what different. Regarding the missing vents and other details I agree that its a obvious feature of the real aircraft and I would have expected these to be depicted as Airfix scanned the aircraft in question. The build so far for me has be pain free no fit issues what so ever except of a small misalignment of the forward end of the underside plate,
  9. raguk

    British Phantoms

    Hi Gents, Thanks for al they help, I just need to build them! Of course I will share them with you. @Ted Are you at Bolton this year if so catch up with you then Thanks once more Rick G
  10. Phantom help needed!! Just embarking on the route to a couple of Brit Phantoms using the 1/48th Hase kits. I want to build an FGR2 but only have a couple of boxings of the Fg1. What do I need to change? I seem to remember something about the rear horizontal tails being different if so are these able to be "Borrowed" from another Hase F4 Kit. Thanks in advance RG
  11. Hi all, As 2017 draws to a close it's a good opportunity to reflect on the builds, and to share them with you. Some have been posted in RFI but not all so I hope you enjoy taking a quick look at the past year with me. Let me know your favourite, Hope you all have a great 2018 Thanks for looking Rick G Jan 17: saw the completion of the HobbyBoss 1/48th Lansen Feb 17: two came of the bench the Airfix 148th P-40 and Revells 1/72nd Typhoon Mar 17: Airfix'
  12. Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year to you all. I would like to share my last build of the bench with Kinetics new 2 seat Harrier. There is a little bit of a story around this kit so to keep it brief the kit arrived on the 14th October and work started immediately with a deadline for the kit to be on display at Telford just four weeks later. For those eagle eyed modellers amongst you it was on the IPMS Lancashire club display at SMW. Cant go into too much detail as the build will be in print. But a much improved build than their two Sea Harriers and a first in 1/
  13. Hi All, While you all wait in anticipation of their pending arrival here in the U.K. Here is a little taste of what you get, for the eagle eyed amongst you at SMW this was on display on the IPMS Lancashire stand. It got the royal seal of approval too from Raymond and Sylvia aka Mr and Mrs Kinetic at Scale Model World. Rick G.
  14. Thanks for the comments good to meet with you there if all to briefly catch you over the weekend Rick
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  16. I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy for review and will appear in SAM in due course. There are some changes to the assembly of the wing and intake sections that were the Achilles heel of both the FA2 and FRS1. Still needs a little care and attention to detail in test fitting the parts with some sanding needed in places. Super decal sheet as well,covering nearly a dozen airframes. Hope this is of help Rick G
  17. Hi All, Not posted anything new here for a while, none the less been lurking in the background looking in now and again at your builds. This is my take on Zvezda's SU-33 Flanker D in 1/72nd scale. This is a fantastic kit in terms of fit and detail and well worth a look if you want to add the Sea Flanker to your collection. My build is out of the box with only Eduard seat belts added plus a Master Model metal pitot. Paint was my first outing with MRP and was a pleasure o use. Decals are from from the kit and worked a treat. Thanks for looking Rick G
  18. Nice rendition of a Greek Viper! Thanks for posting Rick G
  19. Hi, Most modellers have complained about the decals in these kits, and I also found the Xtradecal aftermarket ones not to be any better. I used hot water to apply them with this makes them a little more flexable then Daco Red strong setting soultion on the day glo strips on my build. I still had to resort to a little touch up with Hmbrol 205 in some places. Great kit though. Hope this helps, Rick
  20. Great work,one of the best examples I have had the pleasure of seeing built. Thanks for posting Rick G
  21. Hi all, its been a while since my last R.F.I. so here is my latest completion,the New Tamiya Ki-61 Hien. The kit is superb in every way with perfect fit throughout. Finished with the kit decals as the machine operated by Captain Teruhiko Kobayashi 244th Air Group Chofu Airbase Feb 1945. Finished with Alclad Dull Aluminium and Duraluminium and Tamiya Gloss Red for the tail. Light weathering was applied with a very thin mix of red/brown and black airbrushed on to achieve streaks and exhaust staining. Light chipping was applied to the top cowl to suggest its repeated removal.
  22. All too often these days we seem quick of the mark in complaining when things don't go the way we expect. Is never been so easy to vent our frustrations quickly and some times with out thought. So what happens when things exceed our expectations? Do we offer positive feedback in the same rapid fire mode, maybe not. Its quite refreshing there for that I do pass on my positive comments in this case to all at Creative models for offering a superb level of service. The latest example of which saw the item ordered at 1300hrs and the kit was in my hands less than 24hrs lat
  23. Hi all, Must admit to being a bit lazy on the posting front of late, A couple completed so far this year and far too many on the go. Here is the Kinetic 1/48th F/A-18 C completed late last year. Painted with Gunze colours built from the box with Two Bobs decals for the markings a challenging build but worth the effort. Thanks for looking Rick G
  24. Good Job, Dont woory about the decals mine were a pain too, near boiling water and Daco strong beat mine in the end. RG
  25. All the orange bits are decals and supplied in the kit. Nasty to apply as they don't really want to curve round the leading eadge of the wing with out cracking. Very hot water and plenty of setting solution is the way to go along with a lot of patience. RG
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