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At Sea

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    Merchant navy officer, likes bikes, classic cars, girls and the underdog.

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  1. £13.50 in Sainsbury's right now... £/word better than a free bible at a hotel.
  2. At Sea

    Academy catalog 2019

    YES!
  3. At Sea

    Academy catalog 2019

    Shame it's not 1/72. I have a SAC collection planned in 1/72...
  4. At Sea

    hasegawa 1/72 F-111 reissue

    YAY!!! I built the bi-centennial one as a kid, which was hastily re-painted after the Lybia business into a service scheme. Would like to get a couple for the stash as non-eBay fantasy prices.
  5. On Christmas day, between lunch and the Queen everyone will have to go onto Airfix's webpage for a live broadcast where they announce the New Tool Vulcan in 1/72. Because that's what I asked Santa for and I'll be very disappointed if it doesn't happen.
  6. At Sea

    Modelcollect B-52G Early Type

    Found this review, which sums it up. https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/modcol/kit_modcol_72202.shtml Probably still have one, faults and all as it's better than no B-52 in my collection.
  7. At Sea

    Modelcollect B-52G Early Type

    Hi, I saw this is coming out soon and as a fan of the B-52 and the early silver over white SAC scheme I thought about giving it a go. Thoughts? Anyone built one? Any major flaws? Any decent aftermarket? The other question is does anyone know if ModelCollect are planning a complete B-52 range? Because if they are I'd like a C and D as well. Going to need a bigger cabinet...
  8. Lovely. I'm reading Max Hastings' Vietnam right now and this has jumped right out of the book! The subject, the weathering, the look, all are spot on. Top work.
  9. At Sea

    1/32 Tornado F3

    Stunning work, and what looks to be a very thoughtfully engineered conversion. We modellers are a funny breed though, I'm setting out to convert a Revell F.3 in 1/48 to an F.2. Contrary b'tard's the lot of us!
  10. At Sea

    Build/paint order for swing-wings

    Yes, exactly that. But I don't paint the whole wing, off the aircraft, only the sweep section. It means that the camouflage, weathering etc can be all done to the whole airframe at the same time and make life easier.
  11. That was quick! Looking at my unbuilt Typhoon it appears to be similar to many Jet kits in that once a few sub assemblies are together you very quickly have an aeroplane! Looking forward to your progress, I'm planning to blank my intakes with home made FOD covers.
  12. At Sea

    Build/paint order for swing-wings

    Late to this party so apologies. My technique on Tornados is to: Paint the wing the desired colour, in the case of Tornados Sea Greay. Then "de-tack" the masking tape by sticking it on to a surface first a couple of times and then masking the inner wing. Next I build the kit up. Once the fuselage / wing gloves are done I sweep the wings forward and back and draw on the tape very carefully to mark the area to be kept grey. Then using a new blade cut along the outer pencil line and remove the excess tape, leaving the sweep area grey. Once finished the final coat, gloss, decalling and matt coats I then remove the tape from the inner wing, this is the reason for "de-tacking" it as you can carefully pull it out of the wing glove , if it tears as long as it's not visible from out side that is okay. In the case of mine I added the wing seals after painting, but the process is the same if I were to have swingy wings.
  13. At Sea

    Eurofighter typhoon

    I'm very tempted for that reason alone to WIFF a Typhoon in 92 colours 'just because'. I think that some chequered bars either side of the roundel and a snake on the tail would suit it brilliantly.
  14. At Sea

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Stunning project and though you are building the 'Film Bridge' the memory of the atrocities carried out on Allied POW's must be remembered and this is a great way to do that.
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    I watched it... ...one of those you kind of wish you hadn't in an 'ignorance is bliss' kind of way. Tenko it is not! It is however a good film. My dad's Godfather was Lt.Col with the JAT IX Regiment in Burma. It was all very close to home and those gents really did live under the most intolerable strain given the consequences of captivity.
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