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mitchem last won the day on October 17 2018

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    there's nothing 240 grit sandpaper can't fix !

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  1. I'll be honest. I didn't know who Bob Kershaw was until I bought the kit. For those of you who may be in a similar boat, here's his story : The Arma Hobby Hurricane Mk.1 Expert Set came with the markings for Bob Kershaw's Hurricane, and I couldn't resist the temptation. What can I say? It's a Hurricane by Arma Hobby - Great kit and a very enjoyable building experience. Now I'm desperately trying to avoid buying the Arma Hobby Yak1b ! Thanks for looking. Time to head back. mike
  2. Your're right - we've been waiting for another RFI from you for some time! Having said that, the wait was well worth it, as your Trojan is a real corker. (Sam has also hit the ball out of the park with his Skyraider, although I'm still looking for the "meatballs") As far as my Hurrican is concerned, I reckon it should be ready in time for the September competition? mike
  3. Excellent recovery and cracking choice of markings. Thanks for getting it over the line and sharing the pics.
  4. Excellent stuff Dave. Cracking build and very attractive scheme
  5. Another stunner Ian finished in one of my favourite colour schemes - all round winner in my eyes
  6. Fantastic job, John. Evocative memories of my dad bringing the Airfix kit home in the early 70’s, and although he started building it, I think he gave up after I insisted that he painted the loading ramp black with white stripes down the centre. (To be fair, I was only about 6 or 7). I did manage to get another kit on a trip to the UK in the mid 70’s but domestic bliss was shattered following heated discussions about fitting the box in the luggage. Needless to say that the box was made a sacrificial lamb and the plastic bits were buried between layers of clothing. Unfortunately, when it came time to put all of the pieces together a few years later, I discovered that the cockpit canopy had stayed behind in the U.K. with the box.
  7. AFV Club F-5F modified with fin fillet, blade aerial and shark nose sourced from their F-5E Tiger version. Various paints used from a variety of manufacturers. Aztec decals used for the markings (although I opted to paint the tiger stripes by making stencils based on the decals) Enjoyed the build more than the painting, but that's par for the course Thanks for looking. Mike
  8. Liking that a lot ! Cracking build and a classic scheme to die for
  9. ....and I will be buying it from you !
  10. Certainly nailed that one to the wall and smashed the paint scheme out of the park! Excellent all round. mike
  11. Many thanks John although I'm afraid I can't keep up with the standards of civvie builds on BM Thanks Dave. I used AK Extreme Metal Aluminium on the fuselage and wings. "Corogard" areas on the wings were done by spraying the aluminum with AK Ultra Matte Varnish. Not sure if they existed on the real thing but they look the part. Thanks Keith. I don't suppose you'd have any idea as to how I can delete this post and wipe your memory clean ? (Ken's memory may need a bit of 240 grit) Thanks Chris. I have to admit that I've taken a shine to Amodel Caravelles and Eastern European kits as I like attacking polystyrene with sanding blocks and grinders. It's the painting bit that I don't like. Cheers Mohawk (don't worry, your identity is safe with me......). To be fair, I didn't think I'd finish my Twin Otter in time, and Keith offered to let me rent one of his until the voting had been completed.
  12. My take on Amodel's Sud Aviation Caravelle III finished off in the markings of VIASA. I enjoyed the build although the undercarriage was an absolute nightmare to put together. Wings fences were made from thin plastic sheet as this boxing didn't come with photo-etched parts. (Luckily I had Amodel's 10-R version to hand, so their parts were used as templates). Classic Airlines decal sheet (CA144-419) was used and it will come as no surprise that they were beautifully printed and performed flawlessly. (It does give you the option to paint the tail and this is the route I took). Thanks for looking. mike (P.S. Looks like my entry for next year's Latin American competition has been completed )
  13. Thanks Keith. How about a 1/72 707 in full Ecuatoriana bling? (Five months won't be long enough!)
  14. It's been some time since I've posted any civvie stuff on BM. I'd like to say I've been to the Seychelles but that would just be wishful thinking.... Here's my take on the Matchbox Twin Otter dressed up in the markings of Air Seychelles : I started using the markings on the Nazca decal sheet but I couldn't live with the join line on the tail markings. Although I tried to paint over, my efforts to match the colours failed miserably - there's a surprise ! I ended up taking the easy way out by painting the markings with home-made masks Hope you can feel the sand between your toes ? mike
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