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HP42 last won the day on April 16

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  1. A truly superb model! Blown away by the detail, quality of modelling and sheer skill. Would love to see it in a desert setting on one of its many fuel and refreshment stops to the outer edges of the old empire. I'd so love to see an injection version of this kit in this scale. Airfix, fancy going a little off-piste?
  2. That's fabulous and bears testament to your excellent modelling skills. From a less confident modellers point of view, how would this compare to the Special Hobby (?) version. Is it a far superior moulding negating the need for much of your fine work, or is the Frog still a good starting point?
  3. That's rather lovely, very well built indeed. I also miss Gee-Dee models. No models shops left in Nottingham now unless you want to go to Hobbycraft and see mainstream boxes at huge expense. Best place now is Access Models in Newark or Newark Air Museum.
  4. Looking forward to seeing this one built, but my goodness, it's a dreadful looking moulding. I've had a few Pegasus kits and they leave everything to be desired. Good luck!
  5. Looks stunning Ced! I'd never have completed the kit so it's great to see it resplendent in such a nice scheme and so well made.
  6. Ooh, crikey! 24 hours and 3 pages in already. Glad you're doing this beasty. I did the Hasegawa (?) version some time back and got pleasing results, though the decals were a pain, especially the red panel stripes. I was chasing them all over the place. It's a mean looking bird when finished, will look fab on the ceiling.
  7. Really enjoyed those links, that was an hour or so well spent. Many thanks!
  8. Checked back and you're getting along with it nicely Ced. Some very interesting contributions from Lightning types as well. It does make we wonder if the Lightning could jettison its overwing tanks? Would it need to roll inverted I wonder? Love the new puppy by the way, sweeeeet!
  9. Thanks for that. I'm in Duxford on Sat so I'll have a chat with folk then.
  10. They're certainly very special aircraft. They had one display at Duxford some years ago. Apparently they can barely stall with a modest headwind, they pretty much float down. I think it might have been last year when one turned up at Duxford carrying a contingent over from the continent. At the end of the airship it clattered down the runway, took off in very short order and turned left. I did wince a bit when it only just made it over the hillside.
  11. Yep, that step is quite a leap but it's still a WIP. If it was to go on public display I'd add an extra one as well as detail the steps a little more as they're a tad basic. The people are only held onto the surface with Blu-tac at the moment. Needs a proper base with a concrete surface etc. If the café is no longer suitable I did wonder if Duxford might take it to place in the Concorde they have there, suitable display case notwithstanding.
  12. Here was a mojo restoration build! It's the Italeri boxing of the An-2 Colt. I really enjoyed seeing the Estonian airforce Colt fly over to RIAT (must have taken a few days to get over here!) and wanted to build the model. It's a bit of a composite of the few they still fly. A very basic set of decals were all that was available, so it's near enough. There's a small sheet of photoetch in there which I picked up from Hannants. Most is useable but an aerial and a few other bits were flung to the carpet monster by way of a sacrificial offering. Canopy was a two part affair, it went together OK but was like cutting the masking for the Crystal Palace, new blade in the Exacto and much tongue out of mouth corner required. Overall it was a reasonable build. EZ line used for rigging which was a bit tricky. Found a better technique for placing it now. Had fun and it sits nicely in the cabinet.
  13. Just getting the hang of Village Photos after the Photobucket debacle. As requested by @CedB here is the Condor in all its glory. The original decals were toast so Ced kindly did a trick for me and scanned the orginal decals before putting them through his CNC cutter. The resulting masks allowed me to produce the engine masking and curve around the nose. Thanks Ced, much appreciated! I sprayed the model black, masked off then applied the Vallejo chrome from their metallic range. Other decals were from LF as seen here https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/LFMC72198 The aircraft depicted is Hitler's personal transport. Not that I wanted to do this one especially, I'd rather have done the Danish version, but I couldn't obtain the decals for it. Overall a nice if simple kit, it went together quite well with no real hiccups. Aerials are EZ line. Precious few reference shots it must be said.
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