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  1. Thanks Keith, yeah they are, they definitely add to the look of the kit too and very easy to do. I probably would of liked them to be a touch thicker but thats all I had to hand.
  2. Cheers Terry, The paints used are Hataka's red line. I purchased this set.. https://www.gforcemodels.co.uk/hataka-modern-royal-air-force-paint-set-vol3-acrylic-4375-p.asp . I did have a bit of a job getting them to spray nice and didn't think I'd get the result I got but they do seem to level out quite nicely.
  3. Cheers Carl, I used Hataka's red line paints on this one. Thank you, you are going to make me blush ☺. It's all thanks to the tips and tricks I read from all of the great people on this forum. Dave.
  4. Thanks, the jig/stand was purchased from Bulldog models. See this https://www.bulldogmodels.co.uk/product/aircraft-holder/
  5. Morning All, I finished this one last week for my brother in law. He wanted a chipmunk to remind him of his days in the RAF when based at Manston. The only real slight problem I had was with the canopy even tho its supplied with a jig to build it up. I've added the hydraulic brake cables using some strands from an RJ45 cable and the decals are from xtradecal. I think its turned out OK and my brother in law was over the moon with it so thats what matters. Thanks for taking the time to look. Dave.
  6. Thank you Jabba, that didn't show up on my Google search. Very much appreciated.
  7. Morning all, I'm currently building the Hasegawa jaguar in 1/72, the problem is it doesn't come with many under wing attachments. I've managed to get what I need apart from the matra phimat chaff pod, and I'm unable to find it online to purchase and am now looking to build one from scratch. I've not done any scratch building before so hope it goes well. So the question is, does anyone know the dimensions in 1/72? Or does anyone have one spare that I could possibly purchase? Thanks in advance.
  8. Thanks guys for all your kind words, I really appreciate it.
  9. Evening all, Finished this recently and I'm pretty happy with it, The kit goes together really well and is painted in Tamiya acrylics, apart from the nose and inner gear doors which are painted with Humbrol acrylic. Built oob apart from home made tamiya tape seat belts. Hope you like it. Thanks Dave.
  10. Elo, I finished this a few weeks ago but haven't had a chance to post it. The kit went together quite well but I don't think it was designed to be posed in flight as it still has a flattened rear tyre! I could of probably sorted it but I'm too lazy. There seems to be an issue with the canopies on this kit as the front windscreen has a circular piece cut out of it right in the middle where it joins to the sprue tree, luckily its on the frame and is fixable but only just. I say this as I broke one in half and had to get Airfix to send me a replacement that had the exact same issue. I might of just been unlucky but anyway, here it is, its painted in Vallejo's Air war Luftwaffe set of paints. https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3Za1 https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3YHp https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3YHE https://flic.kr/p/2kZcZXy https://flic.kr/p/2kZ3YLk https://flic.kr/p/2kZbwnz https://flic.kr/p/2kZcZYf Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
  11. Thanks. Some aren't, I've only used AK's Xtreme metals and the Tamiya rattle can for this one and I can say that the Tamiya easier to handle after being applied. The AK on onother build I done melted under the heat of my finger tips after 3 days drying time.
  12. Hi, hope you are all well. I'm here this time with the 1/72 Vampire. This was painted with Tamiya TS12 bare metal and picked out some of the panels in citadels runethang steel but the 2 colours are very similar and don't really show much of a contrast between them in the pics. The decals are from xtradecal. Well there it is, and thanks for taking a look. Dave.
  13. Thanks @Andy Evans. The stand is from https://www.bulldogmodels.co.uk/, if you use micro set/sol then they also have a stand for those which is great as I've pretty much emptied a bottle by knocking it over countless times before purchasing one. Dave.
  14. Yes, there does seem to be an error on that, so I just did what I thought looked ok.
  15. Well that was a stroke of luck then. Thanks guys for the comments, my missus and daughter are still not interested in my finished kits so have to force them on you lot! Haha.
  16. Happy new year to you all! Here is my finished tomahawk. Oob build, only added the decals on the props and made the seat straps from tape. Painted the underside with Mr hobby azure blue and the top side in Xtracrylic dark earth and vallejo mid stone, all the rest in tamiya. I wasn't going for accuracy on this one hence the red nose. Fun build no problems, its a good little starter kit. Thanks for looking. Dave.
  17. Cheers Bangor, The canopies are not a great fit, the front one needs some filling on the rear portion and the rear canopy is just way too thick and will need quite a bit scraped off. Have a look @Deanflyer's wip on the same aircraft(link a few posts up), that has some usefull information there. Good luck on your build.
  18. Evening all, First of all I must thank @Deanflyer for all of his help on this build as without him I would not have been able to reproduce this aircraft. I present to you today the AZ models 1/72 spitfire Tr.9 dressed up in the colours of NH341 Elizabeth. The model is built as a gift for my brother who was lucky enough to have a fly in and fly, for a bit this plane for his 50th birthday. I was originally going to build the brigade conversion but @Deanflyer was happy to let one of his spare AZ ones go to a new home and he also let me have the template for me to print off my own decals for the nose, code, squadron crest and kill score markings, plus some masks for the fuselage letters. Thanks again Dean! The build itself was a little more of a challenge as I'm only used to airfix and revell. There are no locator pins anywhere on the kit and the wing tips and tail elevators are all butt joints. No tabs! Plenty of filling and sanding to be done but enjoyed the build and pleased with how it has turned out. Plus its going to be in a case so most mistakes will be hidden, result!. As always, thanks for looking.
  19. Thanks for all the feedback and tips guys. I also thought this. I used Winsor & Newtons Galeria satin varnish, although its not as glossy as their gloss varnish its still seems to have too much of a shine to it. I gave it 3 coats but still too much shine. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a decent acrylic satin varnish? @alt-92 thanks bud, I will give those tips a try on the next build, the spitfire Tr.9. @Work In Progress dont do what I did and just cut a hole in the bottom where I thought the stand would look good lol. It needed to go back about 8-10mm as the cockpit assembly sits right in the way. Although thinking about it now, I could just cut the peg down a bit. Dave.
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