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Everything posted by sweaty1

  1. Ben Yes had to rescribe the front fuselage and intake tops following filling and sanding of mismatched parts.
  2. Just finished Airfix Tornado F3. Challenging fit to some components. Eduard cockpit detailing helps. I thought the 67 wing was most appropriate on this 'flying' model. And one under construction Thanks for looking. Sweaty
  3. Great example of US-Z well done I wrote this a while ago for my US-Z Jumbo Gracie US-Z Flt Lt Edward J. 'Jumbo' Gracie flew with No 56 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. On the 10th of July 1940 his Hurricane was damaged in combat with some Bf 110's and he crash landed with a seized engine at Manston. He destroyed four enemy aircraft before the 8th of August 1940, and a further three before the 30th of August 1940. On the 30th of August 1940 he destroyed a Heinkel He 111 but was himself shot down at 16:45hrs, crash-landing his Hurricane I (R2689). He thought himself unhurt but next day discovered he had a broken neck, requiring admission to hospital! Gracie was awarded the D.F.C. on the 1st of October 1940. He scored six more kills flying from Malta. E.J.Gracie later flew Mosquito's on night escort for R.A.F. heavy bombers. E.J.Gracie was K.I.A. on the 15th of February 1944, aged 32.
  4. Thanks or the comments. Jasta 5 and Jasta 37. Nov 1917. Combatants of 56 Squadron. Sweaty
  5. Hi Richard 

    i think you made an F4 for a friend of mine Steve Lung...

  6. Uncletommy It's oil paint over enamel. Try this site http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/woodgrainel_1.htm and for ideas Thanks Sweaty
  7. Vinnie The wings on the second model were decals supplied in the kit by Eduard. I don't think i could manage that effect. Sweaty
  8. Thank for the comments. Harold55 the rigging is 0.05mm fishing filament. The turn buckles are eyelets from https://bobsbuckles.co.uk. The technique using 1mm lengths of 0.5mm tubing is shown there. All painted with Revell acrylic steel when finished. Thanks for looking. Sweaty
  9. Albatros's or Albatri? As ever, all comments welcome. Sweaty
  10. Thanks for the comments..
  11. Micro scale Werner Voss. 23 Sep 1917.
  12. Latest effort from the Eduard Weekend collection. Thanks for looking. Sweaty
  13. Thanks for looking and comments.
  14. This is the second in a series depicting McCudden SE5a of 23 Sep 1917. It's the second in the box from Eduard SE5a Dual Combo. More details of "I" on this site at As ever all comments welcome. Sweaty
  15. Graham Thanks for the update. I didn't realise that she has such a history. I was just trying to capture the 56 Sqn aerobatic scheme. Sweaty
  16. Eduard Lightning F1 Thanks for looking Sweaty
  17. Smithy Dumbells corrected as best as i can achieve. Use HITEB as reference as suggested. Sweaty
  18. Thanks Andrew the exhausts were Humbrol aluminium then dry brushed with Humbrol rust(113) Sweaty
  19. The rigging was done with 0.07mm fishing line. Secured with Bobs Buckles (http://www.bobsbuckles.co.uk/) and 1mm lengths of 0,5mm brass tube. The buckles are placed in 0.2 mm holes on the structure. These were all ready in place but I did deepen them with a pin vice drill. A dab of thin cyano from a needle used for glue. Then the line was lightly painted with Tamiya steel grey acrylic and the buckles in aluminium to finish the effect. Fiddley to do but satisfying to finish.
  20. Smithy Hip flask is 6oz in brushed aluminium. Material feels quite thin. Front engraved with VC emblem and RFC flying badge Hope this helps. The models are very good quality, with plenty of interest. PE, multiple colour schemes etc. Sweaty
  21. EXdraken scale 1/48 Italeria kit with Eduard cockpit and exterior details. Yes.model Alliance decals. thanks for the post Sweaty
  22. Smithy thanks for the help. I’ll look at the control column and try and measure the dumbbells from HITEB. The dumbbells I made on clear decal paper with a PC so are easily resized. Might swap out the ones on this example. Sweaty
  23. Thanks guys. Next one is McCudden “G” B4683 for 23 Sep 17 A’s the Eduard SE5a Royal dual Combo has sufficient for two aircraft. Lessons learnt from this build will be incorporated to hopefully produce a better one.
  24. Spitfire 31. Thanks. I’ll have a closer look at the ailerons to see what can be done
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