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  1. Hi, Construction is pretty much complete and she's standing on her landing gear. This is my first Hasegawa Mk V, it's also the first time that I have this type of prop attachment. My plan is to paint the spinner and the blades separately with all attachment points masked off. Cheers, Stefan.
  2. Hi, Yes, I would definitely be interested in this one. There are plenty of subjects that I hope to build some day that fit into this GB. Right now, I'm thinking of a RAF Mosquito B Mk IV or a USAAF P-51D, but I might decide on something quite different in 2022. Cheers, Stefan.
  3. Hi, Thanks for the clip. I'll also follow this with interest. I remember that we fired our last one in Crete in 1988. Well, other Belgians did, I wasn't there. Ours were in the Air Force. In the 1960's some of our squadrons didn't get new aeroplanes, but became Nike Hercules squadrons in Germany. I think No 27 Sqn of the 10th Wing at Kleine Brogel was one of them. After the F-84F, No 23 and No 31 got F-104's and No 27 went to Germany as a SAM squadron. Cheers, Stefan.
  4. Hi, This one will be part of my project to build at least one Spitfire representing each year from 1938 to 1945. I'll use the Eduard dual combo to build a model of a No19 Sqn Spitfire from the late summer of 1938. I'm going to deviate from Eduard's decal option (K9795). I'll build this as K9789, the very first one delivered to No 19 Sqn. Cheers, Stefan.
  5. Hi, Having built my first Hurricane in the BoB GB, I'm so happy with that model that I'm keen to build some more. Troy Smith provided me with some good advice during my first Hurricane build and I'm aware of some of the weaknesses of the Italeri kit. I'm going to build this one now before I become too knowledgeable in Hurricanes. I'm not going to attempt to correct the model and the markings will be the well-known 17 Sqn aircraft with the "Popeye" nose-art. Cheers, Stefan.
  6. Thanks, Ozzy. Here's the cockpit. I'm not the greatest cockpit builder, most of my builds are with a closed canopy. I added Eduard seatbelts and a surplus Eduard PE instrument panel. A couple of reasons for this build... *I'm hoping to build (at least) one Spitfire for each year from 1938 to 1945. So far, I have 1940, 1941 and 1944 covered. 1939 and 1942 are under construction. 1938 will be in the Interceptor GB. This one will represent 1943. * One of the few people who get to see my models for real is Graham, my niece's English boyfriend. Hi
  7. Hi, For the Interceptor GB I hope to build one of those early Spitfires. Early as in "No 19 Sqn during the late summer of 1938". Does anyone know which of the spinner tips for the two-bladed props is appropriate for that time? Part P46 or P 48? Cheers, Stefan.
  8. Hi, My Valiant is way past the 25% rule. But if the High Wing GB makes it, I could go for a 1/144 Beverley. At least, it is a 4-engined RAF aircraft of the V-Force era. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. Hi, This is the one that I'd really like to go ahead. So, I voted for it and two others that I'm pretty sure of that I'd participate in. If the V-force GB doesn't make it, I'll just have to build a Victor in the Desert Storm GB. Cheers, Stefan.
  10. Thanks for the kind words, guys. It was indeed a "Hurri finished in a hurry". Maybe a bit of pressure is good. I was a bit apprehensive of applying that yellow band decal to the spinner. On saturday night, there was no option but to go for it. It's a bit further aft than the instructions show, but at least it's reasonably vertical. Cheers, Stefan.
  11. Hi, I'd like to participate with a 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk Vb, built as Neville Duke's ER821. Cheers, Stefan.
  12. Hi, By late saturday afternoon, she looked like this. I managed to get the decals and the minor remaining bits on before the completed builds thread got locked. Here are my two BoB builds together. I'm quite pleased to have a Hurricane. I might well build another one during the Interceptor GB. I'm thinking of the Italeri one, I'll just avoid the 3-spoke hubs, Cheers, Stefan.
  13. Hi, It was sprint to the finish...the exhausts are still glowing. This is the 1/48 Hasegawa kit kit built as a No1 Sqn aircraft. Here are my two builds together: I found it a great GB to participate in and a lot can be learned by browsing through its threads. Cheers, Stefan.
  14. Thanks, Stew. Painting went quite well...although I still have to remove the masking. Here she is as she was on friday night, photographed this morning just before I applied the masking for the Dark Green. The Dark Green has been sprayed on now. While that dries I have some minor painting to do: the wheels, the exhausts and the yellow of the propeller tips. Cheers, Stefan.
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