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  1. Morning all, Continuing with my Japanese binge, my latest build is the slightly unusual Nanzan from Tamiya. A pretty straightforward kit with no vices as you'd expect from Tamiya, I've finished it completely from the box. AK real colour was used to paint the interior, with Mr Color for the exterior including the Hinomarus, with the details finished using Tamiya and Alclad where appropriate. Final matt varnish was from Hataka Orange Line. Had a few issues with primer seeping under the masking, which has left the framing looking rather messy, time to rethink priming straight from the can I reckon.... Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  2. Morning all, Another completion hot off the bench this week is this Kate from Airfix. A tidy little kit, with no real fit issues to speak of, and sufficient detail to keep the model interesting. The kit came from the old dogfight double boxing (the Wildcat was built years ago) but I wanted to finish it in a slightly more interesting scheme than the one on offer, so I've used a Hasegawa kit as guide to finish it in something a little more complicated so I could give my airbrush skills a bit of a run out. The tail codes and handful of stencils came from the Hasegawa kit, otherwise all markings are painted on. I've used a variety of paint brands to finish her- Alclad aluminium and dull aluminium for the bare metal and control surfaces, respectively, AK Real Colour for the interior and mottles, Mr Color for the hinomarus and torpedo, Tamiya for the tail bands and tyres and Hataka Orange Line for the black nose and final flat coat. The eagle eyed amongst will notice the fuselage windows are still masked, this has subsequently been removed! Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Shaun
  3. Many thanks all, far too kind as ever. I'm my own worst critic and struggle to see beyond the flaws, but I'm glad they're not so obvious to you guys! The aforementioned glazing was the main area. Not only did I struggle with fit, I also found it difficult to get it glue in place without popping open. Not sure if the type of plastic played a role in that, but it became very frustrating! I also made the mistake of fixing the turret at the end which was fiddly- in retrospect I should have fitted it earlier before the shroud was attached and just masked it all off.... I also found the undercarriage a bit of a chore to fix too but that's almost certainly my own doing. Finally I probably should have attached the wingtip nav lights earlier, the fit isn't perfect, but I had no energy to worry about correcting them given they were the last thing I fitted.... Others have mentioned using UV Glue to replicate them instead, something I might have to look into on future builds.... Don't let my comments put you off, I've seen plenty of other builds to suggest that most of the issues I encountered were my own doing, overall it is a nice kit, and certainly the best available in this scale I'll happily take this over struggling through a SH kit! Thanks again all, Shaun
  4. Evening all, Here's my latest effort, Airfix's newish Beaufort. After reading such positive things about this kit I've been keen to get it on the bench since I bought it, but sadly it didn't quite live up to hype for me. Whilst a nice kit overall I found it to be a little clunky in places, and I had a nightmare with the glazing, struggling to get it all to fit together nicely and making such a mess of things I ended up sourcing a new one from Airfix. I didn't do much better with the replacement either, but by this time I was at the point of just wanting the thing finished. Various other things seemed to go wrong throughout- and there's every chance every single one of them including the glazing are my fault and not the kits- all of which means this is far from my best work, but at least I have a Beaufort on the shelf at the end of it all. Finished completely from the box using Hataka Orange Line paints. Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Shaun
  5. Thank you all for the kind feedback, much appreciated
  6. Morning all, A selection of images from what was a terrific show at Duxford on Saturday. Absoluteley delighted to catch the Czechs there after not having huge success with them at RIAT- super lucky to have the sun pop out during the Hind's solo display and catch it returning to the flightline in some delicious light. The Big Wing finale was absolutely superb too, but the quality of particpants all round was top drawer, John Romain's Spitfire solos especially. I'm absolutely in love with RN201! Mil Mi-35 Hind | 3369 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 12/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-171SH Hip | 9813 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire F XIVe | RN201/G-BKSP | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire LF IXc | MH434/G-ASJV | Old Flying Machine Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat | 121714/G-RUMM | The Fighter Collection | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Big Wing Formation | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Vc | JG891/G-LFVC | Commanche Fighters | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 'Sally B' | 124485/G-BEDF | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hawker Hurricane I | R4118/G-HUPW | Hurricane Heritage | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire F XIVe | RN201/G-BKSP | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-171SH Hip | 9813 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-35 Hind | 3369 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 12/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Ia | N3200/G-CFGJ | IWM Duxford | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Big Wing Formation | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire LF IXb | RR232/G-BRSF | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire LF Vc | AR501/G-AWII | Shuttleworth Collection | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-35 Hind | 3369 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 12/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-35 Hind | 3369 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 12/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-35 Hind | 3369 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 12/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-171SH Hip | 9813 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire VIII | MT298/G-BKMI | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire F XIVe | RN201/G-BKSP | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hawker Hurricane IIb | BE505/G-HHII | Hurricane Heritage | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr De Havilland Vampire FB6 | WA123/LN-DHY | Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Ia | N3200/G-CFGJ | IWM Duxford | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire F XIVe | RN201/G-BKSP | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire Ia | X4650/G-CGUK | Comanche Fighters | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Westland Lysander IIITT | V9312/G-CCOM | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Mil Mi-171SH Hip | 9813 | Czech Air Force | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire LF IXc | G-IRTY | Spitfires.com | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire F XIVe | RN201/G-BKSP | Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hawker Hurricane II | P3717/G-HITT | Hurricane Heritage | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bristol Blenheim IF L6739/G-BPIV Aircraft Restoration Company | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat | 121714/G-RUMM | The Fighter Collection | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Supermarine Spitfire LF IXb | MH415/GAVDJ | Air Leasing Ltd | Duxford | 10/09/22 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  7. That's a superb finish on what is clearly a lovely kit, very much looking forward to getting mine on the bench in the near future, and this is great inspiration What colour and brand of paint did you use on the propellor out of interest?
  8. Evening all, Another one completed this week, Eduard's 1/72 Spitfire VIII. Another lovely little kit, this is the Profipack edition finished OOB, except for the stencil decals, which are from Techmod, as the kit stencils were awful. Mr Color paints used for the main colours, Tamiya, Hataka Orange Line and Alclad for the details Eduard 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire LF VIII by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire LF VIII by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire LF VIII by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire LF VIII by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire LF VIII by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Shaun
  9. Many thanks for the additional comments Airbrushed throughout except for the odd detail here and there
  10. Thanks for the kind feeback all, much appreciated Of course, I used AK Real Colours RC 303 IJN Amber Grey for the main colour, straight from the bottle as a base before a lgihtened post shade was applied. Seems the most accurate match to my eye compared to other brands I've seen, which bodes well for the other colours of theirs I've purchased for future Japanese builds. Cheers, Shaun
  11. Evening all, Hot off the bench is Tamiya's stunning little 1/72 A6M2b Zero. Built largely OOB except for some belts from Eduard. I also used one of their canopy masks, because frankly life is too short to do it myself! Finished using AK Real Colours for the main exterior and interior colours, first time using them and very impressive they are too. A mixture of Tamiya, Hataka Orange Line and Alclad were used for the details. This will be the first of a handful of Japanese types I shall be working in in the coming months. Tamiya 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b Zero by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Cheers, Shaun
  12. A pretty amazing selection of types and air arms there, very jealous! The light on the Osprey is pinging
  13. Thank you all for the additional comments, much appreciated
  14. Cheers! You'll love this kit, it's a beauty
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