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  1. The paints were from the Colourcoats range (M1/M5 I think) - https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/modern-naval-colours Lovely paints to spray, great quality Tim
  2. As this would be my first ship build in over 20 years, I had hoped to pick an easy ship to do. As the type-45 is a fairly clean design, not may aerials etc to get in the way, what could possibly go wrong? Apart from the way Airfix design the kit. Not sure if it was my example or if they all have an interesting fit. Many a happy hour was spent putting bits together and then filling in the gaps. Possibly my inexperience of this type of build meant I did things in the wrong order, who knows. I have added the Atlantic Models etch for a bit of extra detail, and replaced the main gun barrel and turret as those in the kit were lacking in detail just a bit(!). one the 30mm guns I used a length of Albion alloys tubing to replace the kit drainpipes. I've also discovered photographing something this size brings it own challenges. I will do another, if/when the pile of land and air based kits ever dies down. The question is what? Tim
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    Airfix 1/35th M3 Stuart

    I had this discusion with him over these colours (but for a Grant) you can see his thunking here - https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/viewtopic.php?f=110741&t=317933&p=1545891&hilit=starmer#p1545891 with silver grey being the top colour in his view. If it was olive drab it would match the unpainted patch where the serial number is (images in link). Must finish the Grant off .......... Tim
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    Airfix 1/35th M3 Stuart

    No images on firefox or chrome, sorry. Tim
  5. Slowly adding to my Lightning collection. This is Airfix's 2a with a few additions I've picked up over the years. CMK engine and electronics bay; Barracuda cockpit, wheels and exhausts; Master probe; Xtradecals markings. Think that's everything . Having said that the refuling probe may have come from a Sword kit. Tim
  6. Its the Eduard 1/48th from the initial release.
  7. Thanks for going over the top first and finding all the gaps
  8. Ah, yes another Tempest Picked this up at Telford, started it almost as I was driving home (well stuck in traffic) but didn't finish it till recently. Finally got the camera out and took a few shots. Only thing I did was to modify the spinner to close up the gaps based on the build the General did elsewhere on this site, otherwise as it came in the box. Lovely kit. Roll on the Mk II. Tim
  9. Well, the kit ones probably scale out to be the size of drain pipes Tim
  10. Hello from Harwell (well Rutherford, so I assume the same site?). Tim
  11. Here you go - Antics Avid reader Aerobilia Paul Davis Colin Levy RAF DEC Jackhill models Mainly Military The A J Model Shop Mr Models Oxon Plastic Fantasic S & M Models Along with 14 clubs Tim
  12. The annual Abingdon IPMS show will be held on Saturday 29th September 2018. Details in the posters below. Let me know if you have any questions. Tim
  13. Plastic from the kit. seam lines take a bit of care to tidy up, but not to bad. Tim
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