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  1. Just popping in to mention that my replacement clear parts came in but they were also broken during transit. Lucky models is sending another set of replacements.
  2. It took an unscheduled test flight last night at the hands of my brothers children . Antenna is broken and exhuast missing, hopefully, I can get it back together and RFIed
  3. Looking good so far! I love your WIP's and glad you made one, learning and positive vibes mixed together
  4. glad to see you check in, I have been hoping all is well over there, but didn’t want to bother you. I don’t know a single thing about Warhammer but those look very nice, love the gold.
  5. Thanks for the kind words Opus! It probably did not need filler @ the wing root but I am really learning as I go here. Overall the kit went together extremely well in comparison to the Airfix 1/72 Lanc i abandoned.. And on that note my Uncle just sent me these pictures! They show a map that my Grandfather used to plot his 33 sorties. I need to get over there ASAP and take a bunch of closeup photo's so I can really study this little piece of history!
  6. Thank you! Oh and I just picked up a MAC valve
  7. Just got home and couldn’t resist seeing how the Spit would look on the base, even though I will not use it for this project.
  8. Was just adding the static grass as you wrote this, thanks for the info! My fear was correct haha. Anyways its very fun to work on so I guess ill just save it for a future build. I think I might try your idea next, with some static grass and a printed background.
  9. Ah thank you and glad u enjoyed the WIP! My local shop is Panther Hobbies, Sunward is a similar distance and a nice backup option, I have not made it to Wheels n Wings yet but its on the list. On another note, i just found a sculpture supply shop around the corner from my shop, its fully stocked with Iwata products and is where i picked up the compressor. The Lancaster is calling me, just worried I cannot do her justice yet.
  10. Picked up a base for the Spitfire It was an impulse purchase, which has complicated my life. Anyways, fun times learning a new element of the hobby ( if this doesnt belong here pls delete) , No idea if this is accurate at all (wooden planks for dispersals ?) but i thought it looked neat and I might frame it. Here it is out of the box and then through the painting process. With a coat of MSF 1500. Then i spent a few hours spraying different wood colours, messing with the tint's and trying to add highlights to low and high spots... This morning i sprayed a dark earth/mud colour for where I will apply static grass. Oh, I also picked up this UNIT yesterday. Hesitate to post it after reading the thread about spoiled hobbying (me=lots of the gear and no idea) but I am mostly a mechanical person and this thing is sooo nice. I broke my cheap badger compressor, so it was time for an upgrade. Nice having a tank, no weird pulsing.
  11. Thanks to you and @AliGauld! regarding what to build next wwyd, 1/32 Spit or Lanc ?? Side note, found the wife struggling with an inflatable pool, badger and white tac to the rescue
  12. Have been procrastinating hard on glueing up the main landing gear for two weeks. Decided to just do it today. I also painted some port and starboard lights (doesn’t show up in picture) and the red underbelly light. She has mostly been marinating these last few weeks, but I guess it’s basically done now.. RFI soon. Thanks for all the help and support.
  13. If anyone in Canada needs Border models Lancaster wing scoops.. I'am your guy
  14. Very similar damage to my kit, replacement parts are on their way to me. Good luck with the triple build, that’s insane!
  15. Glad you managed to get some modelling time in! I miss the gang here but life comes first.. I love the propellers on this aircraft, so menacing Have you tried the Alclad aqua gloss recommended by to me by Procopious? Excited to see some decals!
  16. Thanks Troy. The lighter fluid technique sounds interesting and I cannot wait to play around with with it. I applied the Tamiya white pastel to the exhausts and it seemed to go on ok, adds a nice little extra detail.
  17. Thats very cool about you’re build, I love Hornets and will follow along if you have a WHIP. Thank you for the compliments! So… are saying I should start the Border models kit? B/c I think I will leave the Airfix one I started as a mule. The cockpit is comically bad, compared to what I can achieve now.
  18. That chipping looks so life like. Great build so far
  19. "OK, no idea about actual modelling pastels, I just a cheap set of earth colour chalk pastels....." I basically completely died inside when I read this lol . I drove all over the place picking those up. You never once referred to modelling pastels but for some reason in my head, thats what i needed..
  20. Earlier today I got the aerial wire attached. A few weeks ago I broke the piece that the wire attaches to, so I just glued it to the top of the rudder. Hardly visible in the photo and maybe too thin for scale but in real life it looks decent. Hands were feeling good today!
  21. I feel guilty about the amount of effort you put into these posts but I really do appreciate it. I have read your last entry about 5x. Getting to inspect that 1/1 Hurricane up close must have been so cool. I went a little crazy on the pastels today at the model shop, got some repeat colours but nice to have a variety in stock. For this build, which I need finish.. I plan to just add some white pastel to the exhaust and then go for a freshly washed look. I bought a mule so I’ll be experimenting for the next build. The artistic side of weathering is something I am not at all comfortable with and I don’t want to ruin this model trying to bite off more than I can chew
  22. Got a little shout out for Britmodeller at the start of Nigel’s latest video
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