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AdriaN (MLT)

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  1. @vppelt68I am maltese and this is an interesting build! pity i dont have any Malta ww2 aircraft. My stash are all malta related... but post war
  2. Steve, which re-boxing was your Ouragan kit? I think you got the 1988 model set boxing hence the bad decals. Mine was the 2013 Ouragan one, decals were to scale. If you wish I can send you my spare Heller 1980 Magister PAdF decals. You just need to leave them facing the sun for a few weeks as they are slightly yellow.
  3. Both airfix and heller Magisters are enjoyable kits. But both need lots of filler/scribing. PAdF is Airfix, BAF is the Heller kit you are building, but with Airfix decals: (if you need spare Heller PAdF decals let me know..)
  4. @stevej60 I had built this kit. Did you find the instructions rubbish? The decal references were all wrong and they forgot to label many decals. The hardest was trying to figure out the wing tank decals. Cant understand how your decals were of incorrect size. This is mine:
  5. You are missing the Revell Mystere IVA in PaDF markings!
  6. 817 was often seen at Malta-Luqa in the 70s. A picture of it was posted only yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/aviationmt/photos/1326090171086306 others: https://www.facebook.com/aviationmt/photos/the-colourful-end-of-argosy-xn817-from-aaee-after-landing-at-luqa-malta-on-29th-/1213326179029373/ https://www.facebook.com/aviationmt/photos/a.735829616779034/1326090171086306/ https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6152856
  7. Wow those are some nice camos i must agree! thanks for the offer, but i'll pass
  8. Speaking of red devils, this aircraft - MT10, flew with the red devils and it crashed while flying in this team. "13.05.65: Cat.5 Crash at Bevingen-Kerkom during a traning flight by the Red Devils-demoteam. The pilot, Kapt.vl. Roger Van D'Helsen, is unfortunately killed."
  9. Why so Colin? Ive never had problems with Airfix 1975 & 1973 decals. They go on pretty easily and actually look "painted" on.
  10. Thanks martin. Took a peak at your Flickr, you seem to love luminescent orange finishes! Ill stay away from this colour for now
  11. Thanks ive developed a bit of a penchant for building these old 1:72 kits! They are so crude and simple, they go together quickly. But when it comes to markings they are a disaster and very unclear.
  12. Me 2, I've fallen in-love with the Magister! Hmm Thinking of getting the Zephyr now?
  13. Good luck spraying dayglo. Its not easy, reason being it's semi opaque. So it takes many coats to built it up nicely. My plan was to sand it off lightly revealing the yellow but it was so thick.. i couldn't get through to the yellow. Using thinner was discovered by chance when i tried removing a stain
  14. Having links with Hal Far & Malta, I couldn't resist buying this kit. Also I have an unbuilt C45 Expeditor with HF markings, so both kits will go well together when built! So i just bought one from ebay. cheapest i could find was from the US. It will take over a month i sure.
  15. HF stands for Hal Far, which in English means village of large rats! HF was turned into a horrible and filthy industrial estate in the 80s. Sunday I was happy to have found the remains of the famous launching ramp, where the British disposed of their retired ww2 aircraft.... into the sea. In fact my display picture IS an aircraft being dumped off the ramp at Hal Far!
  16. The Build: Notes OOB, Scratch built seatbelts, BAF decals - Airfix 1975, Re-scribed panel lines, Paints used: Revell enamels/luminescent & acrylics, mr surfacer 1500 primer, mr mark setter & softer, old humbrol enamel, Klear, W&N artists water colours+oil paints, vallejo wash, Alclad, Fading orange was done by first having an acrylic yellow base. Then removing the enamel orange by rubbing a brush with thinner over surface. The result....
  17. Model was almost complete when the below photos were taken. Infact the model was completed yesterday Main gear door decided to disappear, just like that. Maybe the carpet monster ate it? Traced the main door and cut it out of plasticard: For the inside of gear bay and gear doors I settled for Humbrol Oak. A 1980s tinlet, which i found lying around in the country this summer! Takes ages to dry. 1975 decals went on like a dream. Panels washed with W&N water colours. Oil washes I was never happy with, so i ended up removing mo
  18. well i received an email notif about your reply
  19. I didnt follow the instructions for painting the kit overall, as they are incorrect! For seatbelts I used..... @Pappy's photos that he had posted way back in 2008! Thank you @Pappy. In fact I had printed them all way back in 2009 and based the seatbelt colours according to HIS seatbelts. But got lost trying to put them into place and also tried adding a few extra seatbelts by painting over the extra blank pieces of the mesh sheet. Did you find the helmet parts didn't fit well? i remember the sun-visor and mask didnt fit onto the helmet part well. What made you go for blue, not red? Neve
  20. Hi all. Been receiving britmodeller notifs on hotmail for years, but it stopped for me too. Went over my britmodeller settings and hotmail settings and nothing is blocked or unticked.
  21. Decals on. Very happy with the outcome. These are 1975 decals from Airfix. Quite thin so they stuck down nicely. Print is a bit dotty. But I love at how it only had the necessary decals and not hundreds of nucleus sized stenciling. I'm amazed at how 40 years later and they had no yellowing. After decalling i brushed on a coating of Klear and they look even better, almost "printed on". Jet exhaust plates were masked up for the second time and sprayed dark aluminum.
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