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  1. Nice! Very crisp and clean. Good recovery on the decal issues! ATB Rick
  2. Coming on in leaps and bounds Bob and looking good! Dave Orage was the name you were struggling for. He took a job with Perkins as a sales agent then set up on his own doing roof trusses for the building trade - diverse huh!?!
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    P-51H Finish

    @11bravo and @72modeler Brilliant! Thanks guys, some great leads and tips there! That's it settled then for my Modelsvit kit - NMF with puttied/painted wings! I love being a part of the BM Massif! Huge amount of knowledge on here. ATB and thanks again! Rick
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    P-51H Finish

    Hello I'm having trouble deciding from pics how the P-51H was finished. Does anybody know whether they had the same puttied and painted wings, the rest NMF or if they were aluminium lacquered all over? Or even NMF all over? Thanks in hope Rick
  5. I'll play! Got one or two - I'm sure I can hold myself back on one of them! ATB Rick
  6. Now that is truly stunning work! I have never seen such a faithful representation of the real thing. Congratulations!
  7. There is a logic to plain zinc chromate as well - why top-coat paint an intake when all it does is add weight to what is designed as a very light airframe. That's 5 votes you have there now, Rob!
  8. Thanks for that fubar57 - I have that "In Action" and have seen that same pic (or ones in the same series) on-line. To me the fin seems to be a much paler shade of grey than the bar in in the national insignia. Personally I never trust descriptive captions without specific names or FS numbers, but I did find this pic which suggests orange/yellow to me (I base this on a comparison with the Insignia Red in the star and bar). http://hikokikumo.net/a5500-60-Sinmeiwa-P2V5-DP2E-Hamano.jpg On top of this any reference online to VC-5 always seems to show orange. The hunt continues....
  9. Hi I'm looking for some guidance on the colours for the checker pattern on the tails of many of the VC-5 aircraft. I ask because I am really keen to build the checker-tailed DP-2E "128342". I spotted the Caracal Sheet 72057 "P2V Neptune PART 2" and bought it as it included that very machine. I have always believed it to be red/orange (aka International Orange) and yellow (Orange Yellow?) so was a little surprised when the sheet arrived and had red checkers (to be laid over a yellow fin). Any thoughts? ATB Rick
  10. Stunning! I am otherwise lost for words. The NMF patina is superb,. What do you do to the metal tape - is it scuffed and abraded after application? As Farmerboy says - I also could be looking for quite some time!
  11. Matchbox!?! Well I can safely say that the only thing that hints at Matchbox is the windscreen framing! You have totally transformed that kit so that not only are the kit's roots pretty much unrecognisable, but you have produced an excellent F.3 into the bargain. I salute you, sir! And I fully understand your views on re-working older kits - loads of fun! Nice one.
  12. Brilliantly executed! And I have picked up a couple of tips and recommendations reading the comments - what's not to love!?! Re the tail sitting, what made you choose the tail prop rather than nose weight? Anyway thank you for winning the battle and showing us the victory, it is an excellent outcome! ATB Rick
  13. Great build there Pete - Love it and can only echo the other's comments! A little smaller than most of your Soviet stuff! Love that little gear on the front of the engine - I guess that must be a power take-off to initially spin-up the rotor? I see you deflected the ailerons - is the stick displaced accordingly!?! All the best chap! Rick
  14. Magnificent! Very sympathetically weathered and a superb job with that squiggly camo!
  15. Excellent job - never seen that before. Nice work indeed!
  16. Great job - love a nice "Spad"! Restrained but effective, sympathetic weathering - good to see! Pleased to see that the Airwaves etch set worked well (I have the same set ready to go) - you really had me searching the internet for the Aires set! I would pass-off the wing code thing as a new outer wing panel from a "hanger queen" Must look into that QB stuff you have used. Nice job - like it! ATB Rick
  17. Hi Pete -so you're still at it with the big Russian stuff!?! Lovely job (as usual) on the Moss - always like seeing your builds! Hello from Norfolk and welcome to the forums - looking forward to seeing some of your other stuff posted (Mil-10, could it be?) ATB Rick
  18. Lovely build - looks spot on to my eye! Brings back some great memories of Mildenhall Air Fetes. Thanks for sharing!
  19. Great result and love that tip. Interesting info on the camouflage inaccuracies - I had no idea. Thanks for sharing and posting this most excellent Storch!
  20. Excellent work and particularly impressed as you are doing it away from home. Lovely job, great paintwork!
  21. Lovely job indeed. Looks like it's been busy and well used but nicely understated. Excellent!
  22. Liking that a lot! Nice work indeed. Very fond of the Caravelle - do you consider this one to be the best rendition?
  23. Very nice work indeed! If I read you correctly, you're happy with the model OOB - basically good/accurate, the only changes you made were to update or modify to another sub-variant? Correct? atb Rick
  24. Very nice! Excellent decal-work there and love that base! ATB Rick
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