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  1. Deve

    From Failure to Failure

    I remember reading this from my primary school library, and being rather pleased at 10 years old or so to have finished an Airfix Lanc with fully moving props, turrets & guns and having attached the bomb doors with strategic bits of tape to allow the payload to be released when desired. Couldn't do much about the undercarriage which I had firmly fixed down, so the drag penalty on Ops would have been a bit high...
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    1/72nd Matchbox Halifax- FINISHED

    What a lovely Halibag, excellent work Tony.
  3. Deve

    1/72nd Matchbox Halifax- FINISHED

    Maybe I'll blow the dust off and revisit it over Christmas. I'm a bit short of build space at the moment so no promises. In the mean time I'll keep watching Tony's impressive level of output!
  4. Deve

    1/72nd Matchbox Halifax- FINISHED

    Nice to see the same boxing of the Halifax that I recieved one Christmas from my Gran many years ago. I have a set of the Aeroclub Morris radiator intakes in resin so John must have switched at some point. They're in a box with said Christmas Halibag (reduced back to parts), a set of Granger plans and most of the other Halifax goodies Aeroclub did waiting for me to return to it. I'd rescribed the wings and was looking at the issues with the nose as the Revell kit was announced and all it got packed away. I'll get back to it.... one day.
  5. Beautiful result, horrible kit. I must have bought the 1994 rerelease when it came out when I was a kid. I remember being massively dissapointed at the not-Mustang shaped thing that came out of the box and the terrible decals that looked liked they'd already silvered on the backing paper. Can't believe it lived on until 2010!
  6. Deve

    English Electric DP1 'DELTIC'

    Will you be using the decals from Fox Transfers do the cream lining and nose whiskers, or braving hand painting them? Dad's had one of these part finished for the best part of a decade. Apparently it's a right can of worms regarding accuracy, wrong nose and windscreen shapes, bodyside windows in wrong places and other sorts of things either that either lead to drastic surgery, or to be ignored completely and built as Kitmaster intended!
  7. Deve

    Best P-51H Kit?

    I vaguely remember a review of this in a late 90s SAMI that was pretty much 'please don't waste your time unless you really want a P-51H'. If it's anything like the Model News Spitfire XII I built at the time, it's more an exercise in carving and filling than anything else. What an introduction to limited run kits that was!
  8. Deve

    Gloster Meteor NF11. 1/72 Xtrakit - FAILED

    The filler monster ex-Matchbox Meteor. That's proper bravery in a speedbuild! I've got two boxed somewhere after the builds stalled.... over a decade ago
  9. Fibreglass scratch brush? A gentle rub over with one should clean up the brass nicely and is more controllable than a clump of wire wool.
  10. Deve

    Hobbyboss Spitfire Vb

    D33 - Hot air pipes sometimes fitted to the rear of the exhausts*? There's a hole already in the cowls. *Check your references!
  11. Deve

    Will Airfix do any of these in 1/72 ( new Tool)?

    Haven't they said in the recent past that there were serious issues with the old 1/48 Bucc moulds (banana fuselage issues, etc) and they wouldn't be re-releasing it? Edit: Yes: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234982959-tragic-news-airfix-148-buccaneer-is-dead/
  12. Deve

    1/72 Halifax B.Mk.III from Revell in 2015

    Those instructions are going to confuse people with references to Mk.V and an option for a VII but where the V parts aren't right for a VII....
  13. Deve

    New Halifax from Revell

    Looking at the turrets and guns, that's still the Matchbox kit, not a new test shot. Heraldcoupe said that the they were using the MB kit at shows a few posts ago.
  14. Hello all, long time lurker, first time poster - Registered a few days ago to bring up the hole for the starter bulge ready for a MKII, but was beaten to it before I was validated! Please Airfix, after receiving the new MkI Spit in the post, let's have a nice new tool of the Beaufighter to this standard, and let the old one go quietly now - market is wide open for a new Beau considering Hasegawa's current prices and availability... (Spit XIX isn't such an odd choice considering the popularity of the BBMF, and not having to rely on the more challenging MPM tool for young Jonny to complete his box set of BBMF fighters)