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  1. You know when you have plans for a kit, extra detail here, change that there, wait for extra details....... Before you know it its some months/years down the line and nothing has moved with that kit. Rather than let this languish in the pile of unfinished kits, I finished it as is. In the end I just replaced the drain pipes that come with the kit to represent the machine guns with resin ones from Quickboost (good job there was 8 in the pack, I lost 3 after not watching what I was doing and broke them all off. Three are still at large somewhere). I also lowered the (insert name of thing that goes up and down to move out of the way of the guns as they swing past) at the back. Otherwise pretty much as it came in the box including the decals. I'm not happy with the fuel spill stains, but I am happy it was finally finished. Now all I need now is its twin the Defiant to complete the set. Tim
  2. Well, the kit ones probably scale out to be the size of drain pipes Tim
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    Hello from Oxfordshire

    Hello from Harwell (well Rutherford, so I assume the same site?). Tim
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    Abingdon IPMS Show 2018

    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
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    Abingdon IPMS Show 2018

    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
  6. This was one of those builds where things just didn't go right. I even managed to loose the exhaust somehow. Just replaced it with some plastic tube bent to about the right shape. Could do with a figure to go with it, but not found one yet. Did Bronco ever bring out their modern British figures? Tim
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    FV432 "Bulldog"

    Plastic from the kit. seam lines take a bit of care to tidy up, but not to bad. Tim
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    FV432 "Bulldog"

    You could buy this and the "normal" version, put the interior from the normal into the bulldog and just do a closed up normal? Tad expensive though Tim
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    FV432 "Bulldog"

    Thanks for the reply, very useful as my knowledge of this area is rather lacking. Tim
  10. This is the last of the F1's I'll be doing for now. I'm sure some will argue if its an F1 or an Ajeet, but as this was built out the box, I'm not to fussed. It looks right to me. A simple little kit to do, and takes up little space on the shelf Tim
  11. Well it had to be done. Everyone else has one. Don't you? Have to fish out the typhoon and tempest out the roof sometime for a family portrait. Just need a MkII tempest and I'd be a very happy camper. Enough has been said about the Airfix Sea Fury, so I wont repeat details. I enlarged the cowling by putting a 15 thou plastic card shim on each side. That just about makes it fit. I added a gun sight from an Eduard Spitfire that I had spare (not that you can really see it). The decals are from an AeroMaster sheet as I wanted one with the black and white stripes. The photos show a couple of areas I need to touch up. Oh well. Its not like I have other kits to build Enough waffle, on with the pics. Tim
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    Manston Harrier

    Oh, that's sad. well executed though Tim
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    Sea Fury (yes another one!)

    Thanks for the comments all. Rick, yes the problem with the cowling has been discussed here. A quick search will show the conversations. There is a resin replacement if you need one. Tim
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    Beriev Be-12 1\72 ModelSvit

    makes me want to go and build one, damn-it.
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    Albatross, Get Your Albatross Here!

    Trust you to go for the red light district Tim
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    Folland Gnat F1/Ajeet

    I had considered the Yugoslav Gnat. They only had three (or so) for trials, but i haven’t totally ruled it out Tim
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    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)?)?
  22. Ah, I see what you mean. I'll have to break out the sandpaper.................... Or live with it :-) Tim
  23. 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