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  1. Hi Rich - as this GB is coming up - just checkin' Would this be acceptable in the recon quadrant for the GB?? (So far as I know, these aircraft were purely recon birds, and are kits that are very RARELY (if ever) seen built on the forum...) Thanks, Philip
  2. I am happy to re-confirm, if that is necessary. Philip (aka Prenton)
  3. Just dropped in - lovely job, and very useful advice for a future build (I do have 28 109's in 1/72 in the stash). Thanks in particular for that tip on Udet's red colour - I have just started the Hallore racer.
  4. Thanks Artie! Signature sorted - see below..... Everyone on Britmodeller is welcome to the Irish Nationals, on October 6th/7th 2018 in Dublin.
  5. Following this, with some nostalgia.... built many of them in my youth (when 1962 was a living memory) One word of advice: you may find, when you bring the fuselages together, that the top of one side (the port side, as far as I recall) is not aligned with the other side, and is higher. This is a very difficult problem to fix, because of the need to keep the side transparencies aligned. So if you have access to the Falcon RAF set that includes the Anson, it is worth getting, as it replaces the entire roof, and thereby solves the problem. Philip
  6. How do I remove an old banner in my signature and put a new one in? I have checked the FAQ's and it talks about a way to do it, but it doesn't reflect what I see on my screen. When I go to "edit profile", I can not see any place to change my signature in the left hand side, as the FAQ says, just various options about my address etc. Philip
  7. I have a couple of photos for you of 219, as she has now been restored, in the Irish Air Corps Museum. They were taken at the launch of Joe Maxwell and Radu Brinzan's book referred to earlier. Here is the link:- http://forum.ipmsireland.com/topic/8228136/1/?x=30#new Hope these are of assistance to you. Philip
  8. Just found this thread. Did this kit a while back. You may need to putty in all of the "panel lines" on the wings, as there are no panels on the wings.... Philip
  9. Hi - yes, thanks for the reminder! I have, actually, had some progress... Well, I learned that putting a resin cockpit and fuselage interior into a kit isn't plain sailing. I had to do a lot of thinning, both of the plastic and of the resin, until I could get the fuselage sides moved together without a gap appearing. Following a bit of airbrush work using some interior green, I then fitted the assembled resin pieces, - the sides of the fuselage, and the cockpit itself, on to one side of the kit fuselage. I then took out the Vallejo model colour to do detailed painting. Then there were a couple of sessions of weathering, using Future with some black and brown to do a pin wash, and a little bit of dry brushing to get the edges lightened a bit. The following is the result, which is where I was before the snow last week. (You can see here how I had to thin the side of the resin pieces almost to destruction . and a bit at the back did get cut away, but it is too far in to be seen, thankfully) Some close-ups:- Also, while I had the paint out and the weathering washes, I prepped the smaller pieces, including the pilot's seat, with etch seatbelt, and the throttle stick, as well as the wheel well covers. The cockpit is now finished, with the pilots seat and stick inserted, the heating tube behind the pilot installed (painted light grey), and the rear gunner's seat has had seatbelts added, this time from some wine bottle foil, painted in a light khaki colour with some silver added to represent buckles. (These will probably not be very visible, so I didn't go into too much detail, as all you will get through the small glazed opening will be an vague impression of seat, stringers etc. The heating tube won't be visible at all, but I will know it is there!) This evening, I plan to bring the fuselage sides together, and then to move on to the wings on Sunday. Thanks for looking, Philip
  10. I have been following this conversation for the last couple of weeks. Great thanks to all the expertise here on Britmodeller - that is why this forum is soooo good for the hobby. AND a fulsome thanks to Jan for taking on board the advice given and making the necessary changes. I cannot think of another kit manufacturer who is so willing to talk to its customers and take on board constructive advice. Good man Jan, ....and AZ
  11. Thanks Mike. You are right - it's a white-out blizzard outside my real windows- can't see the garden of the next door house at this stage. Will have to try to remember what I did..... Philip
  12. The lovely header, with the picture of models etc and the name of the forum, as well as the array of buttons above, (most importantly the search button) has gone missing from the display (on my desktop - it's still there on my iPhone). I may have right clicked to remove it when there was snow, but how do I get it back, please.... Thanks, Philip
  13. Nice - and rapid - work on the interior. Like the idea of aluminium followed by interior green, and then wear - might try that, if you don't mind... Philip
  14. Thanks for the support, guys! Well - a Sunday afternoon of resin cutting (underwater), then washing with a little bit of Fairy Liquid added in, and then a hour or so of intricate etch cutting and application of glue, leads to this:- Rather nice resin, especially for the sides of the interior - see the top two pieces (pity that not much of it will be seen once we close up the fuselage....) On the etch...well. Did I mention that I HATE photo etch?.... (I even managed three of the little, tiny, little, etch throttles (betcha you cannot see them!)... the other two met the carpet monster and were consumed....) Now the next challenge is to see if this cockpit will fit into the kit without too much loss of plastic/resin..... See you in a week or so....to see if my hard earned euros were wasted on the resin and etch for the cockpit etch. (After all, not much of it will be seen - except the seatbelts, which - I have to say - look cool, and will be even better under a coat of paint) Thanks for looking, Philip
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