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About ptmvarsityfan

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  1. Excellent news! Early days yet though, still awaiting the Bristol Freighter from Fly which was due summer '17! Cheers, Paul
  2. ptmvarsityfan

    1/72 Chipmunk T.10 kits

    Thanks, this is a very interesting thread and most informative. Cheers, Paul
  3. Also waiting for the civil Vega Gull! Proctors had different internal arrangement and rear windows were different. Early Vegas had an angular three part windscreen, later model and Proctors had a curved windscreen. The Proctor IV and post war V had a wider fuselage if I remember correctly. Cheers, Paul
  4. Have ordered a pair from Freightdog, and will probably order more once other Canberra variants are released. Waiting for a T.17! look very good in the photo Cheers, Paul
  5. ptmvarsityfan

    What Do You With Olk Kit Boxes

    In an effort to keep my stash to a reasonable size I remove some of my unbuilt kits from their boxes, especially if the boxes are flimsy, oversized for the kit or not very attractive then cram the kits into stronger boxes. Unwanted boxes are then binned. This requires a careful record is kept of the location of the kits! Cheers, Paul
  6. ptmvarsityfan

    High Speed Siver

    Have also used Mithril Silver before, under a satin varnish. Runefang Steel seems to me to be a bit coarser grained and more metallic looking. Also used Xtracrylix RLM01 Silber. All these metallic colours can be toned down using small amounts of white or light grey. Cheers, Paul
  7. ptmvarsityfan

    Cosford show

    Know the feeling, at Cosford today, one of my main objectives was to get some paints I need. As usual left without paints. Great show though! Cheers
  8. ptmvarsityfan

    What Scale and Why?

    Always stick with 72nd as I grew up with the scale and its not too big and not too small. Extensive range of subjects and as a previous poster said its possible to compare large and small aircraft together. Saying that, am going to Cosford tomorrow and love the 144th scale SIG display! Cheers, paul
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    Cosford show

    Hannants haven't attended the Cosford show for a couple of years. For some reason it was the London shop which used to be there. Cheers and looking forward to Cosford, Paul
  10. Very interesting topic, I have the s&m T4 and am considering the B2, excellent review in Airfix magazine, thanks General! My question is, did all B2s and conversions have mudguards? Im sure the T17 at East Mids Aeropark doesn't. Cheers, Paul
  11. ptmvarsityfan

    RAF Interwar types

    Avis and Amodel kits use the same basic moulds, I have built the Hector and Audax and found them very good indeed although need some careful construction. Have the Osprey landplane and floatplane in the stash. Less happy with the AZ series, I thought the wings were too thick and just did'nt look right. Cheers, Pauk
  12. ptmvarsityfan

    DH Devon 1/72 decals

    Hi, nothing out there now but after the release of the AModel Dove there are at least two decal makers who have releases in the pipeline, Air Graphics and Caracal in the USA. I would check their websites. Im waiting for their releases as not inspired by the Amodel decals. Cheers, Paul
  13. ptmvarsityfan

    Revell 1 72 Fairey Gannet

    I had a broken canopy in the revell corsair a few months ago and following a tip on the net went on the revell website, revell germany not usa, and entered my details. A few weeks later got a letter from Revell in England saying the part would be sent and a few weeks after that received a nicely boxed replacement. Revell canopies seem very fragile, I have a gannet in the stash with cracked canopies too. Cheers, Paul
  14. ptmvarsityfan

    Airfix 2018

    Think Grumman did the Lander Cheers, Paul
  15. Hope they produce completely new toolings, Special Hobby Meteors are a good few years old now with over thick wings. Cheers, Paul