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  1. G'day Chums,I found this in a box of figures retrieved from a bin.It's the age old squodgy vinyl offering that I remember from when I was a kid. I want to improve my figure work and fancied a quick and dirty that wasn't deeply involved and drawn out,this seemed ideal. I don't have any insignia for the helmet or tunic sleeve but I'm not going to worry about that,if I find any I can always add them. Thanks for looking in Chums.
  2. Ooooh nasty! If you can't modify the closed canopy I can probably find a spare one.
  3. G'day Andy,if it's of any use I built one in the Spitfire/Seafire Group Build during 2020,https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235073586-icm-spitfire-ix-in-148th-scalefinished/ It's a fiddly but fun build,I'll tag along for this one if that's OK.
  4. Pretty much what Niall said. This was made the same way in the LTAT2 group build https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235093713-airfix-scots-grey-in-54mm-scalefinished/
  5. Nope,it's the mug that holds the mug that's broken.Or at the very least cracked.
  6. I used 0.2mm wire stripped out of scrap alarm cable to make the antenna on this one,it cost me the time to lift it out of the skip on a job a few years ago.This build is 1/48th scale.
  7. Five years? This firm ceased to exist back in '98,I doubt that there's many of these mugs left. For anyone in the know I was the Plant Man at Bain Aggregates.
  8. Locally sourced paint probably isn't as arbitrary as it sounds.As far as India goes there were certainly five major manufacturers established there before or early in the war; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Paints https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berger_Paints https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansai_Nerolac_Paints https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysore_Paints_and_Varnish https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalimar_Paints Some pink FR IX Spitfires were converted and painted by 83 GSU at Bognor,the relevant gen that I turned up can be found in this thread https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235073586-icm-spitfire-ix-in-148th-scalefinished/ where I built this which is probably a bit too pink and the fin flash is too tall.
  9. For what it's worth most folks around here value your contribution and hold your efforts in high regard.
  10. G'day Chums,for your delectation may I present my take on the ICM Spitfire XVI. This was originally built back in 2011. The varnish had gone yellow over time so I decided to strip it all off and re-do it.Whilst I was at it I replaced the cannon bay cover teardrop fairings with larger ones,added the kit supplied bomb racks and bombs,made up a QL harness for the re-worked seat,added some plumbing in the cockpit,replaced the cockpit door with a spare from somewhere to which I added a scratchbuilt release handle and crowbar,replaced the exhaust stubs with spares from the Eduard XVI and added copper wire antennae to the spine and starboard wing underside. The paint was hairy sticked Humbrol (now I'm getting the hang of the stuff they're going to change it again) and the decals were Xtradecal. I nearly got it right. Thanks for looking in Chums,hope you enjoyed.
  11. More screws to remove when you want to investigate something? Apart from the £25 price difference there won't be a lot in it.I bought the same machine without the casing by a different brand name around five years ago,it's never been sick nor sorry and is still well worth the money spent.
  12. When I built my F 89 I did roughly the same as Warhawk. The sealant colour was painted on the inside first then overcoated with the framing colour.
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