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About gunpowder17

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  1. I did battle with the carpet monster tonight. For about 20 mins i looked in my safe places , kit boxes and as a last resort the kitchen bin. I was trying to find the instrument panel coaming. I was trying to figure how i was supposed to ask Airfix for a part that is from a new kit that shouldnt have been on sale! I sat on the sofa and staring right at me from the middle of the carpet was the part. No idea how i missed it , or how it got there! Anyway onwards. The seat is now finished with the kit injection molded parachute pack and seatbelts. They actually look really good once painted up. These arrived today too.
  2. OK i messed up on the instrument panel. I put the beautiful airscale decal on and didnt notice it was off to one side , so when i put the face on , the dials were not lined up. I have resorted to fitting the kit ones instead. They are still really good but the Airscale ones were a bit better. Nevermind. Still need to tidy it up a bit.
  3. Well i have to say i was wondering that myself. I couldnt figure out why they sent them to them if they were not supposed to be selling them? A mistake maybe? Dont know but apparently an Aifix rep had seen "on a forum" someone building one. Strange , but there you go.
  4. I didnt say sort of i said technically. Its supposed to be released in June , i was sold it by mistake.
  5. I have been wondering why I had not seen any more builds on this kit. Apparently it was not supposed to get sold until June with a global release. The shop owner new nothing about it so mine escaped!
  6. Unfortunately not. I ended up doing a deagostini one instead
  7. Airfix provide some too , which are actually very good.
  8. Certainly is a good kit so far , even without the airscale stuff it would be very good.
  9. I have not posted a work in progress for years so i thought others might want to see this one , the new Airfix 1/24 Hellcat. I wasnt expecting this kit yet ,but my LHS text me to tell me she had it in. The box is a bit damaged but this is because they had 3 in and one was damaged. I was quite happy having the damaged one , they can then sell the good ones. He did tell me that he thought if it went back he wouldnt get another one as they had sold out. Its a really nice kit , good detail , beautiful stressed skin and a FAA option! Heres the box art. Very nice artwork that nearly made me want to do a US one. Starting with the cockpit , i am using the airscale set. I wouldnt say its really needed as the kit cockpit is really really nice , but i thought i would use it anyway. The centre console is the airscale replacement. It all fits together great so far. Paint is Tamiya mix of Olive drab and yellow green to get the US interior green colour. Lots of detail so far , more later....
  10. Mig Ammo paints have an odd but not unpleasant odour to them too
  11. Mmm love the smell of those old paints!
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