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Seamus

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    Tiverton, Devon
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    Aircraft, airshows, model making, sport, football, the mighty red devils!

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  1. Thanks all, I'm glad this one has been of interest, and your kind comments are much appreciated Far from it! In fact that's more than I've managed in total for the previous 4 or 5 years I think. Lockdown proved to be productive! I have two IKEA Detolf display cases with additional shelves that are just about full to the brim where I keep my finished builds. Sticking purely to 1/72 means I can get lots on display, although a new case is needed imminently, especially if I continue at my current rate....
  2. Thanks for the kind feedback all, much appreciated Regarding the masking, I'll admit that it is Eduard that did all the hard work.... There's no way I could mask a greenhouse canopy and turret as neatly as this without using a mask set, and frankly I find life is too short these days to even try! Thanks again, Shaun
  3. Evening all, Two for the price of one today... This is the Hasegawa Avenger finished as a Mk II of 849 NAS, again sprayed with Hataka Orange Line paints, using US matches of Gunship Grey and Olive Drab as recommended by the Xtradecal 'Yanks with Roundels' decal sheet from which the markings came from. EDSG and DSG were used where previous markings were overpainted. Not my best build but another important addition to my expanding FAA collection. Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking in, as ever comments are welcomed Shaun
  4. Afternoon all, Hot off the bench is build 15 for the year, the brand new and very, very nice 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat from Arma Hobby. Finished as a Fleet Air Arm Wildcat VI in the markings of 853 NAS using Hataka Orange Line paints and decals from a Techmod sheet I bought as part of the Expert set and three overtrees kit deal Arma were doing. Not sure if I'm the first to post one here but a few thoughts on the kit- Overall, it's a delight. Goes together superbly with only a lick of filler needed at the wing roots. The undercarriage is a bit fiddly as is customary with the Wildcat, and in fact I'm not sure if I've installed it quite correctly, it's possibly 1-2mm too high. But if so that's a problem of my own making and not the kits. I can't comment on absolute accuracy but it certainly looks pretty good to my eye. Onto the pics... Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  5. Morning all, Thought I'd share a few images from a couple of local trips earlier this week. First, a few from the fence at a very active Yeovilton on Monday afternoon AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ118/B | Royal Navy | RNAS Yeovilton | 22/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Sea King HU5 | XV666 | Heli Operations | RNAS Yeovilton | 22/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC3i | ZJ130/O | Royal Navy | RNAS Yeovilton | 22/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HC4 | ZJ131/P | Royal Navy | RNAS Yeovilton | 22/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat HMA2 | ZZ534 | Royal Navy | RNAS Yeovilton | 22/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Wildcat AH1 | ZZ521 | Army Air Corps | RNAS Yeovilton | 22/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Followed by some pretty awesome scenes at Portland on Tuesday evening Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey | 12-0063 | US Air Force | Portland | 23/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey | 12-0063 | US Air Force | Portland | 23/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey | 12-0065 | US Air Force | Portland | 23/06 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey | 12-0063 | US Air Force | Portland | 23/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey | 12-0065 | US Air Force | Portland | 23/06 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bell-Boeing CV-22B Osprey | 12-0063 | US Air Force | Portland | 23/06/20 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, hope they were of interest Shaun
  6. Afternoon all, My build rate has slowed up a bit since lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, but I've still been plugging away at the workbench when I can, completing my 14th build of the year this morning. Fittingly, it's the stunning new F-14 from Academy, built completely out of the box as an early A model using the colourful markings of VF-143 'Pukin Dogs' supplied, which performed superbly. Finished as ever using Hataka Orange Line and Alclad, with a touch of Xtracolor here and there too, namely the fin caps, which try as I might I could not get to match the blue colour of the blue fin flashes.... A few other imperfections on my part, but this might just be the finest kit I've ever built in this scale, a pure joy, and given just about all the parts are present to build virtually any F-14, the first of many I'm sure! Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Shaun
  7. Thanks for the kind feedback all, much appreciated
  8. Evening all, Just finished off my latest build, Airfix's early ragwing Hurricane. I've hastily thrown this together as my original intention for build 13 hasn't gone to plan and has been shelved for the time being. Built completely OOB and finished as usual with Hataka Orange Line and Alclad, with W&N Galeria Matt to finish. Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Comments welcomed as always, Shaun
  9. Thanks for the kind feedback all, much appreciated. I built the Heller kit roughly 12 years ago now, I know it's the only game in town in 1/72 but it's all a bit basic for my tastes these days, I think I'll hold out in hope of a modern tool at some point! I look forward to seeing your build though, I've always had a soft spot for the entire Etendard family.
  10. Morning all, Build 12 for the year and rounding off my mini French Navy theme is the Academy 1/72 Super Étendard. Finished as No.10 of Flotille 17F, one of the three SEMs that appeared at the 2015, the last time I got to see these characterful jets. Dassault Super Étendard Modernisé 10 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Finished as ever with Hataka Orange Line- FS35237 for the blue grey which looks just about spot on to my eye, and FS36118 for the Darker Grey, which I possibly could/should have darkened a touch. It's close enough though. A few setbacks during the build as well as being a fairly basic kit in itself means this is one of my weaker builds of late, but it does round off my mini French Navy theme nicely, so I've included a couple of bonus family photos for good measure. Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 French Navy Fighters by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 French Navy Fighters by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Cheers, Shaun
  11. Thank you all for the comments, very humbling and much appreciated I always used to base yellow with white, but since I changed to Hataka Orange Line there's no longer any real need- here I simply sprayed the yellow first over Tamiya Fine Grey Primer, building the opacity up gradually with no problems whatsoever.
  12. Evening all, Hot off the bench is build number 11 for the year, the lovely little Tamiya 1/72 Bf109E-4. Finished with Hataka Orange Line paints as usual, I added some Eduard seat belts whilst the main markings come from an Xtradecal sheet, otherwise it's OOB. W&N Galeria Matt varnish to finish. Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Cheers Shaun
  13. Thanks for the additional comments guys, much appreciated
  14. Thanks chaps The hill by the HLS is an easy and popular spot to catch them coming and going as you can't miss really. The shots from on top of the tors require a bit more luck, or simply knowing the right person. Doesn't always pan out as hoped but when it does it's pretty spectacular! I've shared similar images on here in the past, these are all new images I've edited as a way of filling some of the spare time I have on my hands at the moment! Not freelance, just a keen hobbyist.
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