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  1. Fishbed

    Defiant - Airfix - 1/72

    If you look at this image then you will see that the markings on the tail of PS-U are different to the rest (apart from PS-Z!). Probably pre-war colours? lets not open that can of worms Tim
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    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Its jolly descent of you to lead the way on this one, will save me some heart-ache when I finally start mine Tim
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    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    https://www.e-pics.ethz.ch/index/ethbib.bildarchiv/ETHBIB.Bildarchiv_LBS_SR01-01416_230396.html https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/248120260704687270/?lp=true https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/how-was-this-inline-aircraft-engine-cooled.58197/ if you have not already found these. None really help. Tim
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    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Oh, you know me to well, but a modicum of surprise would have been appreciated ;-) I was about to offer you my “Fiona” decals, but then realised that was the one I was going to do (in camo). Sorry. take care both. tim
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    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    What flavour is it? Well you are ahead of me, I've not not got further than trying to tape the fuselage together. I have the interior set too. Adds a bit to the look. Are you going to go anything to the shape of the rear of the engine nacelles? Tim (does it come on a stick? (or was that a different sketch)?)?
  6. Ah, I see what you mean. I'll have to break out the sandpaper.................... Or live with it :-) Tim
  7. not quite mirrored, but not as fared in as the real thing as far as I can tell from the photos - A bit of reshaping may be required on the top wing Tim
  8. Better price here - http://www.oxoniansplasticfantastic.com/valom-172-model-kit-72129-de-havilland-dh91-albatross-raf-7038-p.asp Tim
  9. Fishbed

    Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury

    good thinking that man, but then that requires forward planning, or planning of any type, something that is lacking in my psyche! Yeh, OK I'm just a lazy bugger ;-) Tim
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    Airfix 1/48 Sea Fury

    With mine I found that putting a shim of 15 thou plastic card along one edge of the cowling where the fasteners are makes everything fit just about perfectly. I'll post a photo if I remember to take one. Tim
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    Bofors 40mm

    I've had this in the stash for a while, and felt it was time to get it built. Not that hard to do really, despite the number of small pieces that are included. Painted in one of Mike Starmer's mixes for SCC15. The dirt on the tyres has come out much brighter in the photos than in reality. Must get round to doing a base for it. Tim
  12. Another spitfire variant to knock of the list. Eduards little beauty, nothing I can add about this kit that has not already been said. This was the weekend version, so no extra frills to be added. Stuck with the kit decals even though I seem to remember there being some discussion about the colour of the codes being wrong. Tim
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    SR-53 (and big brother)

    The white was just Alclad white primer. looked about right so left it at that :-) Tim
  14. A fairly quick build by my standards. Picked this up at the nationals in November. I don't remember what the old Airfix kit was like (it was a long(!) time ago I built that one), but this kit looks like an SR-53. Its a bit rough , and requires a fair bit of furkling and nurdling to get everything together. I added the fuel dump pipes underneath (some photos show them) and wish I had swapped the pitot for some tubing. No doubt it will get knocked off and need replacing at some point :-). The dummy firestreaks cam from a sword lightning to replace the kit versions. Its big brother is the Maintrack vacform done far to many years ago for my liking. That's why the colour on it looks a bit off, the varnish has aged. Anyway onto the pics. TIm