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  1. Yes, really bad situation. We modellers now have no excuse as to why we should not spend time on the bench and actually do some modelling...
  2. Yep - I have the Hasegawa 406 and also the Hasegawa D-3800, both in 1/72, so this will give me the excuse to get them out of the stash. So count me in please. Philip (aka Prenton)
  3. Great series. First two year long series were on SyFy. Then switched to Amazon Prime. Pretty faithful to the books.
  4. Recently got the 1:144 Fantastic Plastic resin kit of the Rocinante from the series "The Expanse". Is this eligible for the GB? Thanks, Philip
  5. Add to the list of watchable SF shows - The Expanse. Really excellent. Unfortunately, only the first two series are on Netflix - you need Amazon Prime for series three (and ongoing....hopefuly). Well worth a watch! The books are very good also. Philip
  6. 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
  7. I am happy to re-confirm, if that is necessary. Philip (aka Prenton)
  8. 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.
  9. Thanks Artie! Signature sorted - see below..... Everyone on Britmodeller is welcome to the Irish Nationals, on October 6th/7th 2018 in Dublin.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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