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  1. Hi, I am looking for some more pictures and possibly reference on the 1976 Bicentennial scheme A-7D. The only pic that I can find anywhere is the boxtop shot on the Hasegawa kit. Has anyone got any other shots of this aircraft please?? Ideally any from the same 'show' that this one was taken at... I am trying to work out what the opposite wing loadout was, amongst other things... Karl.
  2. Thanks... the Avatar is a rolling set of 5 different Stranraers, no ideas of which ones though! Karl.
  3. Build that Walrus!! You know you want to... I have the Revell re-release to work on next. Karl.
  4. Some slight progress on the Stranraer... I now have joined the top wing together. When dry fitting it I found that there was no positivity to the wings joining the centre section, and they could fit anywhere from a +20 degree dihedral, down to a -20 degree one they were that loose! So, I figured the only way to get it right was to temporarily attach all of the struts and then balance the whole lot on top, and glue them then. After many, many attempts at setting this up, and using a whole vocabulary of swears, I got them balanced and quickly splotted some glue in there. Once the wing was all
  5. It'll be a pre-war one in either overall silver, or with a grey fuselage. I'm not using the Mushroom models reference no, I don't have a copy of it. Would have liked one, but I couldn't justify the cost at the moment Karl.
  6. OK, it is time for me to take the plunge and start on my first proper flying boat model! I've only ever attempted one before as a kid, that was the Matchbox Norseman, and I'm not sure I ever actually finished it as it required yellow and I was a brush painter then! Yellow never seemed to work properly with brushes Anyway, my next (and hopefully far more successful!) seaplane model is the Matchbox 1/72 Supermarine Stranraer. Looking it over it looks a surprisingly nice little kit and seems to all fit together nicely, so I'm looking forward to finally getting on with it. My first decision on
  7. I'm glad you mentioned this... I thought there was a replacement available, but was beginning to think I'd dreamed it up!! Unfortunately I found out about it too late though. Karl.
  8. A truly lovely build indeedy! My firm favourite by quite a way. Spectacular result I have had the pleasure of seeing this one a few times along it's way, and it is even better in the flesh. The wood finish is superb and, and really does bring it to life. 11 out of 10 bow down smilies from me!! Karl.
  9. Yes, there is quite a few shape issues at the front end IMO. The join between the cockpit section and the main fuselage was pretty vague and does result in a sort of bent look to the whole thing! Karl. Oh, and Shaun, yes it will come along for the Avon show
  10. Here's my Xtrakit 1/72 Sea Harrier that I have recently finished. To say it was a battle was an understatement! I fought every step of the way, and nearly defeated me when it came to the canopy. Plently of filling. sanding and re-scribing was required all round to make anything near decent. It is done straight out of the box apart from some scratchbuilt intake blanks which were easier to make that sorting out the insides of the intakes Anyway, here's a very brief idea of the main issues encountered along the way... First up is the above mentioned intakes. They were lumpy and bumpy with sink
  11. Some really nice work with the camera there!! My fave of those has to be the Vulcan banking with the 4 hawks behind it... you could pass that one off as an air to air shot! Once again I have missed this show... I have meant to come and take a look for the last 2 years now! Next year is a must for the photo opportunites there. Karl.
  12. I only know of one, and that's Modelsforsale.com. They will be there, don't know about any others. Karl.
  13. I've been a bit quiet on the modelling front lately, but have just finished off this Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000D which I picked up for a bargain £2. It is built out of the box with no added extras. Usually I would close up the canopies but the fit was so bad I had to have them open, which is a shame as it ruins the lovely lines of the aircraft! The rest of the build was fairly trouble free. The decals look a little light to me, but were the only ones I had. Karl.
  14. There you go, told you to take your time and it'd come out alright Now repeat after me... I must not drop models again I must not drop models again I must not drop models again.... Karl.
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