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  1. Unfortunately the CL44-0 Guppy kit contains Transmeridian decals not Heavylift. Hopefully a decal manufacturer will come up with some after-market...
  2. techniquest

    RNAS Yeovilton

    I displayed at the Yeovil show for the first time this Spring and I have to say it was an excellent show. Like many other people, I really enjoyed the shows held at the FAA Museum and displayed models at all but one of them; however Ken Bugler's Yeovil show is definitely a worthy successor and well worth a visit if you are around on 26th October.
  3. Hear, hear. I think it's a cracking line-up for Airfix this year. I wish I had a tenner for every time I've said (or heard said) 'I wish they'd re-release the Dominie and Jetstream'.
  4. Haha, no I'm not Dan, but he was kind enough to send me some drawings which helped me with the paintwork and missing parts & panels.
  5. Just about finished, this is my Sword 1/72 Harrier T4N built to represent XW268 as it sits today at the Norwich Aviation Museum, Norfolk. The kit has been chopped about as appropriate and there is the addition of an Airfix IFR probe which was kindly donated to me. Ignore the base, as this is just something rough for it to sit on until I can do a better one! The model has been painted by hand using Humbrol enamels and Model Color acrylics. The tarp over the cockpit area is a piece of 5p supermarket carrier bag over a plastic strip frame. I had all manner of problems with the Sword kit not least the undercarriage. Overall, very few parts actually fit; though to be fair, in the end, I didn't use much filler. That being said, there were a few times when it nearly got thrown against the wall. The decals are from the kit, spares box and home-made.
  6. Please excuse my total ignorance, but what's a 747-600?
  7. This is my ESCI 1/72 Matador that I built a couple of years ago. A bit of a fiddly old kit, but I like the result.
  8. Photobucket doesn't work (they obviously want to go out of business). Would have liked to see your 'wip' on this model.
  9. There was a decal made for the A330, but that was Brasil Decals which are just as hard to find as Gio. It was with the Star Alliance A340 and the number is BD-144/66.
  10. Karlo - there are reference photos all over the place; just google 'Bronze Tiger Typhoon' and a whole host of images should come up. Here are some: Typhoon Tiger The colours I used for the main bronze were Tamiya copper (XF6) mixed with a little clear orange. The claw marks and tiger eyes were home-made decals. Have a look at the links here for both mine and 'Takamota's' original threads about our builds. Bronze Tiger Takamotas Tiger
  11. It's possible to do as a home-paint job; just do your research (plenty of photos on the web) and take your time. This one is actually 1/48 scale, but it was built 2+ years ago, way before either of the Revell kits were released.
  12. I had no issues like that with the fuselage. Overall it was an easy and satisfying build.
  13. This is the 1/144 Zvezda 777ER kit built as a display model for a very good friends' little daughter who likes both 'Hello Kitty' characters and aeroplanes It's a nice enough kit; the engines are especially good and I was very pleased with how they have turned out. I had to use a little putty for the fuselage join, and the locating pins for the tailplanes are very small which made them the most difficult aspect of this build. The decals are by 8A and are a delight to use, though the window spacing doesn't quite match up with the kit. They're laser-printed and have to be used on white only, but for this particular model that was no problem as the whole of the fuselage is white. The painting was good old Halfords appliance white plus Humbrol acrylics for the wings, tailplanes and engines. The base, which comes with the kit, is for display purposes only and won't be used when it's handed over to the recipient
  14. A friend is building the Academy kit and has had a major mishap with one of the rotor blades, rendering it unusable. Does anyone know of a source for replacement or after-market blades, or does anyone have some spare they don't need, for the CH-46? Many thanks guys.
  15. Gosh, that's greener than a green thing from Greenland! I'm interested in seeing how you get along with the decals - I've got them in 1/144 scale for a future build Looking good so far.
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