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Ed Russell

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Ed Russell last won the day on August 21 2012

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  1. That is simply not true. One of the good things is the different opinions about all kinds of things. Repeated multiple repetitions of "it's too expensive" time after time does not really add anything to a discussion. I personally really like to see errors and omissions pointed out in kits. They are very worthwhile if a fix is suggested - not so much if they are just an opinion or an observation. Some threads do get overheated but usually are brought back to reality.
  2. Pretty much every new release now is accompanied by a load of complaints about the price is too high, it's the wrong subject, the wrong scale or some other wrong. There is a vain belief that manufacturers read this stuff. None of the ones I talk to do more than take a cursory glance, most less than that. I am sure they have better things to do than listen to the sound of one hand clapping.
  3. 1/72 scats would be very very small............... I am quite enjoying this build and I am impressed with your work.
  4. They are interesting and I think they are correct. However the wing was made of plywood, not concrete pavers! No seams, no rivet lines no ribs visible. Looking good so far and I am sure it will be another winner!
  5. This is looking really good with some very nice detail touches. it should be an impressive diorama. If you are still thinking magnets to hold fuelage halves together be careful as they are very strong. I suggest a magnet on one side and a Halbach Array on the other. Here's a (not very helpful) picture of G-AHOK
  6. I haven't ordered mine yet but I expect it last week.
  7. None - galvanised metal resists corrosion. No paint is required but extra resistance is obtained by painting and it is recommended for items meant to have a long life. All the biplanes I have seen up close have had unpainted rigging.
  8. Still available if anyone gets enthused by your build https://www.redroomodels.com/product/gloster-meteor-u-mk-16-u-mk-21a-conversion-1-48-scale/ Also in 1/72. I might try it on the Airfix kit when it comes out.
  9. Somehow you have ballsed up the links so they download rather than open in a new tab or window.
  10. Nice fancy seats and seat belts....... more work! https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/88970/what-did-seat-belts-look-like-in-1940s-aircraft How about little servo motors to move the ailerons and elevators?
  11. It looks very nice but you need to work out how to post larger pictures so we can really appreciate it. There are threads in FAQ and Help and Support about how to do it.
  12. It depends on what you are trying to do. @jean is correct as far as I can see. You can take his point or ignore it. Enjoyment of the build is my main aim. You have done a very nice model there, and a bonus is the well-explained construction sequence and clear pictures. I have built a couple of these and it is a nice little kit. It fits together well and seems to be accurate enough. The only improvement would be better colour notes and a rigging diagram.
  13. So @BrianBrachiopod has a dilemma - will he build the postcard or the plane his rellies flew in? Perhaps looking for as many photos of BEA Vikings as possible might be the answer. It's unlikely, but far from impossible that the rego was applied incorrectly. More likely that a generic postcard was used. Unfortunately this is probably exactly what happened. The stewardess likely interpreted the qustion as "Is this a Viking?". The more research you do, the less you trust eye-witnesses! Despite being a "consumer plastic construction kit" (as opposed to a consumer card model kit) you have made fine start on making a Viking from the parts. I shall follow with interest.
  14. Yes, indeed. May well never have had the tail bracing modification. K8808 became A4-29 in RAAF service from Feb 1938. Crashed in August 1938 at Arthurs Seat near Dromana while on a navigational exercise in bad weather. Written off and engines salvaged as instructional items.
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