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  • Birthday 02/18/1985

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

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  1. Thanks for the tip, definitely something I'll consider, just maybe not on this Growler as I've now sourced a set of the Wolfpack wings, which should hopefully be on their way to me as we speak. They're the Growler wings too, so no need for modifications, which means I can save the Air Graphics wings for another day when I'm more confident of working with them
  2. Hi Pappy, That was my thinking. There is a slight profiling to the covers, but I could probably get away with replacing them with plasticard. I'd be a bit worried about gluing them securely with such a thin mating surface though.... Lots to ponder while I crack on with a P-38! Cheers, Shaun
  3. Evening all, I'll be throwing another Growler into the mix for this GB, using the 1/72 Hasegawa Kit. I found an Eduard Zoom set in the stash which should jazz up the cockpit, while I have some Two Bobs decals on their way from Hannants to build this jet, a scheme which appeals to my love of fast jets and Star Wars! You'll also note the addition of an Air Graphics dropped flaps wing set. I'm very keen to display this model with the flaps down as it would naturally look when on the ground. On a past F/A-18F build many years ago I did this manually, but without a great deal of finesse, so this time I thought I'd save myself the bother with a drop-in replacement. I've had a hard time tracking down the Wolfpack set, which I understand to be very good, but did find the Air Graphics set- it's for a Super Hornet, but the additional Growler parts are in the kit, so there's no issue adding them onto the wings. The bigger issue for me is the quality of the resin... Hopefully it's clear from the image that where the resin is thin, especially on the flap covers, it has cracked. There's is also quite a lot of warpage on most parts, and many, many air bubbles. I'm very much a shake and bake, OOB type of modeller and rarely use resin beyond seats, weapons etc, so the thought of fixing this and making it look respectable is a little daunting. I shall give it a go, but TBH I'm quite likely to knock it on the head and stick with the kit parts, flaps raised, which will probably be the lesser of two evils. We shall see... I have to clear a build before I can properly start on this, but updates will hopefully come thick and fast once I get stuck into it Cheers for now, Shaun
  4. Hi Pappy, Definitely MSG for the overall main colour. They quickly become weathered and different panels appear in different shades, so worth checking reference images against the cab you're building. I might even have some in my own archive. AgustaWestland Merlin HM2 ZH834 Royal Navy RNAS Culdrose 30/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr AgustaWestland Merlin HM2 ZH832 Royal Navy RNAS Culdrose 31/07/14 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr To my eye the wheel hubs appear white while the legs are a light grey as you suggest-Light Aircaft Grey or Light Gull grey maybe? I typically don't shoot undersides, especially of helicopters, so have no reference of my own to the wheel bay interiors, my guess would be either white or the same light grey of the legs. Presumably the cabin is the same colour as used on the Mk3/4 as shown here which to my eye looks lighter than Dark Admiralty grey- Dark Gull Grey perhaps? Can't help with the torpedo colours, but hopefully that's of some use. If you let me know what cab you plan to build I may have some images of it Cheers, Shaun
  5. A link to my Flickr and some of the Hornets I've shot over the years. No close ups or walkaround type images, but hopefully of some use in terms of overall appearance, weathering etc
  6. Still a little unsure what I'll be building for this one, but I do know it will be a twin engined type! I'm leaning towards a Hasegawa Marauder or an Airfix Beaufort....
  7. The Rafale has caught by attention.... I don't believe Academy had kitted this before, so are we looking at a new tool or Italeri/Hobby Boss rebox?
  8. I'll join in if I may? My plan is to build this jet using the 1/72 Hasegawa Growler kit. Decals and some Eduard etch are already on their way. I'd like to drop the flaps but I'm having no luck finding the Wolfpack set- is it OOP? I have dropped them myself in the past on an F/A-18F but with far less finesse than using the resin replacements, so they might have stay up this time....
  9. Thanks very much
  10. Afternoon all, Getting off to a quick start in 2022 with my first completion of the year, Tamiya's lovely little Mustang. Not much to say that hasn't already been said, though I did add some Eduard belts and used Eagle Cal decals in place of the kit ones. Finished using Alclad and Tamiya paints, with Hataka Orange Line used on the details. I liked the clean look so much I decided to leave it as is, so no weathering. Tamiya 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 North American P-51D Mustang by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always, Shaun
  11. Good stuff, the MiG and Meteor are very tidy. I'll have to keep an eye out for the Land Rover around town
  12. Many thanks all for the kind and rather humbling feedback, much appreciated as always Here's hoping for a productive 2022
  13. Morning all, Allow me to present my yearbook for 2021. Starting the year in lockdown meant I was able to carry on with my pace of last year, and although life has got in the way in recent months and slowed me down a little, I've still managed 22 completions, which isn't bad going. For this year, I chose to build to American and Russian themes, which I find helps focus my builds and prevent burn out. As ever, all are 1/72 scale, and posted in chronological order. For those interested, more images can be find by clicking the links to the RFI thread. I began the year building the Century Series jets alongside WW2 Soviet types. Trumpeter F-100C Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/72 North American F-100C Super Sabre by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby Yak-1B Arma Hobby 1/72 Yakovlev Yak-1B by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Revell F-101B Voodoo Revell 1/72 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Meng F-102A Delta Dagger Meng 1/72 Convair F-102A Delta Dagger by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy Il-2 Sturmovik Academy 1/72 Iluyshin Il-2 Sturmovik by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa Polikarpov I-16 Hasegawa 1/72 Polikarpov I-16 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa F-104G Starfighter Hasegawa 1/72 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Trumpeter F-105G Thunderchief Trumpeter 1/72 Republic F-105G Thunderchief by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Clearprop Lavochkin LA-5 Clearprop 1/72 Lavochkin LA-5 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Trumpeter F-106A Delta Dart Trumpeter 1/72 Convair F-106A Delta Dart by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr I started to turn my attention to MiGs whilst continuing with USAF jets from the 48th FW at RAF Lakenheath Eduard MiG-15bis Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15bis by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr GWH F-15E Strike Eagle GWH 1/72 Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Eduard MiG-21MF Fishbed Eduard 1/72 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF Fishbed by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hobby 2000 F-111F Hobby 2000 (Hasegawa) 1/72 General Dynamics F-111F by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa F-4D Phantom II Hasegawa 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Trumpeter F-100D Super Sabre Trumpeter 1/72 F-100D Super Sabre by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Zvezda Petlyakov Pe-2 Zvezda 1/72 Petlyakov Pe-2 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr GWH F-15C Eagle GWH 1/72 McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr As the Russian jets started to get more modern, I went the other way with the US types Tamiya P-47D Thunderbolt Tamiya 1/72 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr ICM MiG-25 Foxbat ICM 1/72 MiG-25BM Foxbat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Zvezda MiG-29SMT Fulcrum Zvezda 1/72 MiG-29SMT Fulcrum by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix Spitfire Vc Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Vc by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr So there we are. I may yet get another build finished before the end of the year, but it would be at a push, and I'm happy with that output. Thanks for looking, and for those of you who took the time to comment throughout the year Happy New Year, Shaun
  14. Great work all round Bruce, but it's the Harriers for me, gorgeous!
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