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  1. Lovely work as always Rene how did you find the kinetic Hornet to build ? Bruce
  2. Super, Super. Super Russ i really love the Hasegawa kit. Great job Bruce
  3. Thanks Pete. I honestly couldn’t get you a weight, but I placed about 4 pieces of 3cm x 1cm lead sheeting behind the cockpit bulkhead. Either side of the nose wheel bay is packed with small lead shot. I did all rigs whilst the wing was still off, so I could add more if needed. It was just a case then of dry fitting tail, wing, with nacelles and rotor dome , and seeing whether the model would sit on its gear. If you are building it with the wings folded, you will need to add significantly more weight . Bruce
  4. Gidday All First model off the bench for 2021, and thats only because most of it was done in 2020 Anyway, the Kinetic 1/48 Hawkeye. Its a large chunk of plastic with the wings spread. One of Kinetics earlier releases, theres a few sink marks to fill and some of the panel lines are a bit in your face, but fit isn't too bad. Aside from using Authentic Decals for the decals and Royale Resin wheels the kit is done OOB. I had not heard of Authentic decals before. They are printed by Bergemot and performed excellently, which is more than I can say for the kit decals. Compared to photos though, Authentic's NAVY titles are too big. I hadn't realised as I put them on and let them dry before the national insignia. Thanks for looking Bruce
  5. Yikes! Just realised I had put myself in for this too. I need to finish up some current projects, then will see what’s in the stash. At least I have until May Also, very sad to hear Silver Fox had passed away. Sadly Graeme H, who was number 3 on the build list joined him last week after passing away unexpectedly Graeme was active on this site and very well known around the Far North Queensland modelling scene, as well as around the Telford airliner SIGS I first met him when I travelled to Telford way back in 2002, we used to catch up at the various shows around Oz as well . I’ll have to build something in memory to him too Bruce
  6. Tamiya have stated one of the options will be VF-51 which had the big stylized eagle along the fuselage, although if it was the CAG jet as done by the original hasegawa kit, I would be a very happy camper Bruce
  7. Based on their form, I very much doubt we will see a lot of different versions. Going off past performance, we may get a C/D or an N and that will be it. At the outside a J model. IM basing this off 3 boxings being the most Tamiye ever offer of any of their releases. BY the same reasoning I dont think we will ever see an F-14B boxing Bruce
  8. Enjoyed reading each new blog entry too. Shame about the catalina. My favourite is still the Huskie Looking forward to your 2021 builds Bruce
  9. You have had a good year Ray lovely builds there Bruce
  10. Magnificent Frank. All of them looking forward to seeing your output in 21 Bruce
  11. These are all magnificent builds Tolgur. So many builds of such a consistent high standard too A happy new year to you Bruce
  12. Superb output from you again Jon i love your airbrush work too have a great 2021 Bruce
  13. Only 46? Tony shst on earth have you been doing all year it’s really hard to pick a favourite, as they are all excellent, but I do love that Mk1 Sunderland All the best for 2021 Bruce
  14. All of them are magnificent, but the Halifax certainly takes the cake knowing the kit looking forward to seeing your output in 2021 Bruce
  15. Thanks Dave A merry and safe Xmas to you as well Bruce
  16. Well, my usual First-kit-of-the-year curse bit with a vengeance this year, as not only the kit I carried over from 2019 suffered a catastrophic matt coat fail, but in quick succession a ICM Do17 and Airfix Albion tanker fell by the wayside. In the case of the Do17, literally fell!! I glumly watched from the sidelines as my modelling mates completed build after build with no problems. An armour kit, the AFV Club 1/35 M60A2 provided my salvation, being the first to cross the finish line around about April Enhancements added were AFV Club tracks, (don't bother) and a master barrel for the M85, in addition to voyager antenna bases. A bit of a fiddly kit and I sold my remaining AFV Club M60, replacing it with the newer Takom kit. Next, inspired by a youtube video, commenced work on a Revell 1/48 Tornado ADV And then, for reasons still unknown, followed it with a second one And a third Tornado build! This one a GR4, built as a OP Telic jet, with Brassin and Reskit weapons Id seriously had it with Revell Tornadoes by the stage and sold my remaining Revell 48 scale Tornado, The Desert Babe boxing, which naturally got snapped up pretty quickly by a mate Final completed kit for the year was the IBG Models 1/35 Bedford QLT, not the most detailed kit, but still an enjoyable build A Safe and Merry Xmas to all fellow Britmodellers, wherever in the world you may be Bruce
  17. 8 is a pretty good year for you. Shame the Skyhawks won’t get finished. I think the Spad turned out pretty good Bruce
  18. All fantastic builds Richard. I’ve just finished reading your AC-47 article in AMW as well Have a Merry Xmas Bruce
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