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Alex Gordon

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    Woodhall Spa-Home Of 627 Squadron

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  1. It has shuffled off this mortal coil,it is an ex licence...
  2. Hello again Chums,a little progress to report. Patrice,many thanks for looking in old fruit.This one will be fun indeed. James,if you've never read that one before you're in for a treat. John,is there a difference between brave and masochistic?I might be treading the fine line here. Glue set,tape off,trailing edge in need of some attention. The collector ring needs evening out too,as do the two rocker cover bulges on the joints which,for some reason,are wider than all the others. There are delusions of circularity here. A session of scraping,whittling and simulating rivets with a pin point has given me this.Looks promising with the engine dry fitted.A couple of ovals were cut from self adhesive aluminium to represent the access panels next to where the exhaust pipes join. Now there's two lots of these to position and fix. The instrument panel has been masked up using little discs of masking tape painstakingly punched out using the back end of a 1.5mm drill bit and a new hole in my SAM saw. More soon Chums,thanks for looking in.
  3. G'day Chums,I'd like to join in with this one if I may. I've had an abiding fascination with the Malta campaign ever since I read Ron Gillmans "The Shiphunters" way back in the early '80s.This kit has markings for two Malta schemes and two from HMS Eagle during July and August 1940 among the eight options on the decal sheet.I'm going to plump for one of the Malta schemes but I'm not sure which one yet.Here's what's in the box. For a change I thought that I'd follow the sequence suggested by the map so I cut off and prepared the engine cowling components. Having built the MkI version of this kit back in 2004 or so the vague memory of putting these three bits together being a bit of a bind came flowing back as did the easy way of doing this job. Having shuffled that together and set the front edge and joints flush Step 2 on the map beckoned.I'm doing well so far,I haven't deviated from the recommended sequence yet.The engine components were found and cut out.I'd forgotten how well done these bits are in this boxful. The cockpit components were pulled out too while I was in the mood for fiddly prepping.Hang on,what happened to Steps 3-6?Well that didn't last long did it. More soon chums,thanks for looking in.
  4. G'day Chums,here's my quick and dirty attempt at this one.I failed to find a photo of this machine so I thought I'd finish the paint job slightly differently to the one in the instructions.The dorsal DF loop was replaced with thin wire,the sliding portions of the maingear legs had self adhesive aluminium foil applied,the cannon barrels were replaced with wire insulation.I painted the wingtips white as part of the theatre markings and I fancied a scalloped leading edge camouflage join,which was not as easy as it looks.I hairy sticked this one as a part of my campaign to become proficient with the new generation of Humbrol enamels and Xtracolour.Then I managed to snap off the antenna mast.Never mind,it happened sooner rather than later.The decals,slightly out of register as they were,went on with no problems as usual. Thanks for looking in chums,stay safe and be lucky.
  5. There's this IWM photo of Admiral Prune II where the serial number can be seen but the individual aircraft letter is not quite visible.
  6. You And Yours on Radio 4 are always looking for something to do.
  7. @Bullbasket try here for the e-mail address of the CEO of the firm you are struggling with.A polite but pertinent missive usually works.
  8. My doctor told me that I had Alcoholic Constipation.I can't pass a pub.
  9. In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought... I must put a roof on this toilet.
  10. Mary had a little lamb' She called it Orinoco. It jumped up on the mantlepiece And pee'd in Grandad's cocoa.
  11. G'day Ben,I started converting the Airfix 1/24 Vb into a Seafire III many years ago but became hung up with a severe lack of reference material and put it to one side for the time being.If you ever knock up the exhausts and a set of wing fold inserts give me a shout because I'm in the market for those.
  12. G'day John,I built one in the Spitfire/Seafire GB here. As Gingerbob says the E wing cannon cover panels are not included but the bulges over the wheel wells are.I think that 3 spoke hubs are included too but I didn't pay a lot of attention to that bit.
  13. Alex Gordon

    Tsetse Mosquito

    The Mossie.org website lists HR 138 and LR 347 as FB VI as built.
  14. The Less Than A Tenner GB split the whole lot into two galleries each with its own poll https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/462-less-than-a-tenner-group-build/
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