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  1. Thanks Tony. A good tip to tone down the silver with a matt varnish. It gives it a much more 'lived-in' look.
  2. Actually it's No.8 Squadron. 9 Squadron never flew the Hunter. A beautiful build with a superb paint finish. It actually looks 1/48th.
  3. Meatbox8

    1/72 RAN Wirraway

    Terrific I really like the 'boring' silver scheme. A beautifully smooth finish. What paint did you use?
  4. A great looking Dakota, Tony. I too remember this aircraft well from its days at Aldershot, having visited the Airborne Forces Museum on a number of occasions by bike back in the 70s. I have a distinct memory of standing by it watching a Saab Viggen being put through its paces from the Farnborough Air Show. I really like this post-War scheme. May I ask what paint you used for the natural metal? It looks really good.
  5. Meatbox8

    Fokker E.II (Airfix 1/72)

    Superb. A real beauty. The galvanised cowling affect is probably the best I've ever seen. As I have the Eduard kit in the stash I shall be checking out your WIP to see how you achieved it.
  6. Terrific conversion work that beautifully illustrates the beginning of a legend. Great paintwork.
  7. Meatbox8

    Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk1

    A superb piece of modelling and a moving tribute to two brave men. The figures are superb. Did you sculpt them yourself? They match up really well to the photograph. I am always very interested in the men who flew these machines. I'm currently building the fantastic Arma Hobbies Hurricane I which will be in the markings of Ginger Lacey of 501 Squadron from around the same time.
  8. Meatbox8

    Wellington, 1/72, Airfix

    Looks great. Nice to see a Kipper Fleet version for a change.
  9. Meatbox8

    Spitfire 21 and 18 in 1/72

    They look absolutely tip top. Always had a 'thing' for post-War Spitfires, especially those with Griffons. I'm particularly impressed with the cross-kitted Mk21.
  10. Meatbox8

    Original Seaking mk1

    She looks great. I really like this scheme on the Sea King. Some very helpful tips here from one who knows about these things as I'd really like to make a series of FAA Sea Kings including converting current kits to earlier marks. Anyway, very nice indeed.
  11. DK Decals have announced another two decal sheets for the Hurricane I and Sea Hurricane I. No other details than what can be seen on the headers. One of them shows a Mk I from 17 Squadron with the winged Popeye and an all black Mk I from, I think, 151 Squadron with a Kiwi silver fern motif on the nose. There's also McKnights skeleton artwork from 242 Sqaudrom. Happy days.
  12. Hi Tony. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Like Paul J I can't actually see the link but managed to access the longer audio free version which JasonC posted. Some fantastic pictures and great modelling inspiration. Just bought Xtrakit's Mk22 with a view to converting it to a Seafire but now I really want a HKAAF Mk24. Funnily enough I have seen photographs from this day before but failed to notice the PRXIX amongst the 24s.
  13. Meatbox8

    Tupolev Tu-22M3 crash

    Yep. The internet is a wonderful place.
  14. Meatbox8

    Revell 1/72 Shackleton MR.3/Phase 3

    Now that would be embarrassing for Revell if those stickers are in the kit release.
  15. Meatbox8

    Revell 1/72 Shackleton MR.3/Phase 3

    The box art seems to suggest it has Vipers but as it's a photo it might be only 'representative'.