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  1. There is a treasure trove of photos here https://www.scorpion-miniature-models.co.uk/the-falklands-war Along with some very nice conversions if you are into 1/35 Tim
  2. Yes a warning, "enter at your own risk. we take no responsibility ........" and so on. I've campaigned to have one by any post you start Tim
  3. All the colours you need here - http://www.mafva.net/other pages/Starmer camo.htm Tim
  4. The Airfix Whitley VII kit has an extra few bits with the radar aerials and a handful of what could be these very bombs/ depth charges. I may have used mine, but others may have them spare? Tim Tim
  5. A quick update for the show. So far we have 12 traders confirmed, along with 14 clubs stands at the show. The vendors cover books (2 traders); paints, mask, kits (5 traders); decals; 2 second hand traders. Tim
  6. Well that has woken me up. Interesting................. Tim
  7. Which was another reason for getting the kit Tim
  8. Thats exactly what I'm planning to do on mine. Oddly same marking to! (but mine from Freightdog). Only got as far as painting the cockpit.
  9. There is something about the brutish looks of the conqueror that has made me want one in the collection for some time. I'm not an expert enough to say if it is 100% correct but it looks the part to me :-) By my standards this was a quick build. There were no issues with the way it went together. The only oddity is that there are no clear lenses for the headlights included, just normal plastic ones. I'll add clear lenses one day. As its so prominent I replace the barrel with one from Aber. I think its designed for the Dragon kit, but it was not hard to make it fit. Painting as done with a very old tin of Humbrol paint from their old Authentic range. One of the marking options from the kit was used, as I found a photo of that tank online. Enough waffle, on to the photos. Tim
  10. Its not to difficult a one to try. Give it a go! Tim
  11. I've had in my mind to do an X-Wing probably since the Star Wars films first came out, way back when I was a teenager! Finally I picked up the Bandai kit at a show a few months ago. For this one I just built the kit out the box to satisfy the itch Now to find a Y-Wing.......... Comments welcome Tim
  12. Hi all, After far to long sitting on the shelf of "I'll finish it one day", that day has finally arrived. I did start a WIP, but that never went anywhere. Ho hum. This is the AFV Club centurion kit modified with the Accurate Armour conversion to make it into a Centurion MKI used as part of the Operation Sentry. More I could do, but its better than leaving it on that shelf (box in the corner actually) for another day (or three). I think there should be a repeat of the serial number on the turret, but there you go. I like the look of the tank without the side panels, so went with "Sheila", as there is at least one photo of the tank in this state. Comment welcome. Tim
  13. Another for the slowly growing collection of spitfire marks. This is the Eduard 1/72 VIII kit modified to the VII version. The cockpit door was fixed closed and gaps filled in. A solid bulkhead was added at the rear of the cockpit. The air intake for the pressurisation system was added on the nose. The large carburetor intake in the kit had to be removed, and the hole filled in so the small intake could be used. Those were the main changes as far as I remember. I used the kit canopy as any differences at this scale are (hopefully) not that apparent. The MSG was from Colourcoats and the PRU blue from an old (and sadly nearly empty) tin of humbrol authentic paint. The decals came from a Xtradecal sheet. On to the pics Comments welcome Tim
  14. Ooooo, Good question. As far as I remember it was just the one. Tim
  15. I'm calling this finished. Lots more I could do, but so much in the stash I want to get on with. The kit went together well enough. The tracks were probably the weakest part pf the kit. I did replace the gun barrels with a metal set. RB? not sure now. Not designed for this kit, so a bit of drilling required. Went with Mike Starmers suggestions for the colours, with the top surface being silver grey, rather than the original olive drab. Photos show how dark the olive drab is (where the serial number has not been over painted) compared to the top surface. The paints were from Colourcoats. Tim
  16. I have that very kit creeping towards the top of the build pile. I'll be following with interest........................ Tim
  17. Abingdon IPMS will be holding its annual model show and competition on Saturday 5th October. Club displays; traders; refreshments; free parking. More details to follow. This will be at the usual site - Larkmead School Abingdon Oxon OX14 1BB Show open from 10-16.00 Admission: Adults £3 Child £2 Any questions let me know. Tim
  18. Fishbed

    Ark Royal

    Came across this story on a computing web site. I'm sure others here can validate the authenticity of the claims https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/15/who-me/ Tim
  19. Thanks Chewbacca, about what I would have said. I don’t think I have seen a photo of Dragon with the red dragon and the harpoon fit. No doubt now an image will appear ......... Tim
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Fishbed

    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
  23. Fishbed

    Airfix 1/35th M3 Stuart

    No images on firefox or chrome, sorry. Tim
  24. 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
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