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mitchem

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  1. Another corker off the bench Ian Looking forward to the Tristar mike
  2. ...as if ! Feast for the eyes all round, but then again, that's the standard we've come to expect. Thanks for sharing. mike
  3. Thanks Scott. Did seem a bit odd so I did a Google search on "KKK biplane". Apparently the photo was taken in the USA on 22 March 1918 and the KKK used it to drop leaflets over the countryside. Now I've just got to wait for the knock on the door for typing KKK on my keyboard. mike
  4. Cracking collection of photos Wally although I can't say I fancy flying with the airline on Page 56 (Row 6) - Cabin crew don't look too friendly ! Is there a story behind the photo ? mike
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    SATA Caravelle 10R

    Inspirational stuff Ray. I'm in the middle of a 10R build myself. I just hope it turns out as well as yours. mike
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    BOAC Cunard Super VC-10 in 1/144

    Fantastic work all round, Dave - build, paint, decals, windows and base Beautiful plane in a truly classic scheme ! Thanks for posting. mike
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    Last lot of old builds

    All I can say is that the Photos are long overdue ! Glad to say that I've seen most of these down at the club, so they've brought back fond memories. (The Yak-25 enticed me to come along in the first place, the Connie left me speechless and the Albatross was your entry for the Out-of-Africa comp). Thanks for getting around to posting the pics. mike (I don't suppose you have any pics of "the bridge" or the Beverley ? )
  8. Lovely build and very attractive in BA colours. I really need to build one of these (or perhaps two of them....) mike
  9. Nice build John. Like what you've done with the base too ! mike
  10. In spite of the kit's reputation, you seem to have smacked this one out of the park John. Impressive stuff - thanks for posting. mike
  11. That's rather brilliant, and as Mr Kipling would say - Exceedingly good ! Thanks for persevering. mike
  12. Wow! Brought back happy memories of watching the American Detective series Riptide and their S-58T "The Screaming Mimi" Thanks for posting. mike
  13. You've spoiled us recently with all of your fine builds and your Coronados are no exception. Many thanks for posting. mike
  14. So sorry I never bought any of the Hasegawa Loveliners. There's been many a time when I could have done with a "Quick and Easy" build. Simple scheme on your 727 but well executed. mike
  15. Brought back memories of all of the Lufthansa Airfix 737s that have passed through my hands over the decades.... Unfortunately, very few of them made it through the production line, and those that did, ended up in other schemes. mike
  16. Classic airliner in a classic scheme - what's not to like ? mike
  17. Impressive to say the least. Saw my one and only 717 (Volotea) in Verona and sorely tempted by your build. mike
  18. Excellent finish on your cat's SMM (Surface to Mouse Missile). I remember seeing Heller's 1/125 airliner kits in the shops some time ago, but never purchased one. Now I'm sorry that I didn't succumb before austerity hit my wallet. mike
  19. Nice to see you back Alex. Liking the Singapore scheme as I've always had a soft spot for the colours. (Pepsi is okay but I've always been a Coca-Cola fan myself.) mike
  20. I'd like to say I'm back....but I have the feeling I'm just making a guest appearance..... Zvezda 737-800 kit finished with 8aDecs decals : Standard 4 x4 walkaround : ...and here it is with the original : I think AA have done a pretty good job with the new markings Thanks for looking - Mike
  21. Many thanks are owed to the West Glamorgan Model Club for once again ripping me out of my comfort zone ! RAF Centenary competition time and very little in the stash that I could stick an RAF cheatline onto! As a result, I resorted to building the 1/72 Revell Lancaster using an Eduard etched set for the interior, replacement CMK wheels and Quickboost gun barrels, and finishing it off with markings from an Xtradecal sheet. Job done : I did have a go at correcting the kit's wing dihedral and I couldn't resist the temptation to use Mrs M's hairdryer on the props ! Standard 4 x 4 walkaround : ...with a side profile to end off : Brought back happy memories of the Airfix Lancaster that my dad built, when I was a lot younger than I am now. Thanks for looking. mike
  22. Many thanks for the generous comments - much appreciated. Thanks Mike. No background pic, but now appearing in black and white : Thanks Ian. Proves that decal marking guides are not always right and more research needs to be completed. Went together okay although the main undercarriage legs were really fiddly. Plenty of plastic for your money ! Damn K ! Thank heavens G-man doesn't post pics or the masses would be crying foul of the voting system ! No cheatlines mate. Long time, no see ? (or hear ?) mike
  23. Hi Chris - I'm afraid that the build took far too long, and at the end I was really struggling to finish it off. With regards to the cockpit glazing, it was bit on the narrow side, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with superglue and 240 grit sandpaper. I did have issues with the paintwork, but that was because I've got into a bad habit of using Gunze gloss white for the fuselage. It seemed to compete with the Xtracolor to see who could dry the slowest. The masking worked out better than I could have hoped for and.... ....I didn't have an issue with the decals. They were pretty robust and included "photo-real" windows. Having said that, I'm.... ...pretty disturbed to read about Jeff's experiences as I have a couple of the wrap-around schemes to do ! I used the (Xtracolor) KLM blue that was recommended by 8aDecs. Unfortunately, they didn't specify which KLM blue, so after a bit of colour-matching with the decals, I ended up using X312 KLM New Bright blue instead of X302 KLM Light Blue. Many thanks for the generous comments - much appreciated. mike P.S. I should come clean and admit that I missed the wing landing-lights ! Thanks to the eagle-eyed BMer who spotted it. I'd like to think it was a mistake made once....but I just know that it won't be
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    Queen Sophia

    Classic scheme if ever there was one. (I reckon it could even make an A350 look appealing ) Thanks for posting. mike
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