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  1. That's a little cracker Mike! Full of character, and beautifully finished. Cheers John
  2. How about a Roden Britannia and Amodel Comet with 26decals? I hacked my Comet about a bit as the kit is slightly under scale, but wouldn't bother doing it again, I'd just build straight from the box. The Britannia is a delight to build though. [Edit] Just remembered the Mikro-Mir Beverley and Minicraft Herk too. [/Edit] HTH John
  3. What a lovely 109, two for the price of one even! That are both stunners Steve, very impressive indeed. Cheers John
  4. If it helps, I recorded some thoughts a few years ago on this very form about fitting struts and rigging Cheers John
  5. Lovely work as usual Dave, the Tu-154 has bags of character. I couldn't agree more about decal sheets having a bit of 'patching' material on them. I'm always grateful when they do. Cheers John
  6. Like others have said, that is amazing brush work Alistair. Good to hear that it goes together well, I've got a couple in the stash and seeing this, they may have to move up in priority for the workbench! Cheers John
  7. That is really lovely Dave, those pinstripe cheatlines have gone on beautifully. I always try to avoid anything that has them! Well done for persevering with an F-Rsin lit, like you say they need a lot of work, but you have certainly justified the effort. Cheers John
  8. What a lot of work, but it certainly paid off, It looks pretty good and I think it is always interesting to carry out these sort of modifications, 'real' modelling instead of kit assembly. Cheers John
  9. Hi Allan, In 1/48 I would recommend focussing on the Eduard kits for consistent quality. They are well designed and fit well, with usually a range of decal options. Decals are very good, with the proviso that I think some of their German lozenge colours are a bit strong, and I prefer to replace them. Weekend kits are the cheapest and simplest (only 1 or 2 decal options, no resin, and no etched brass), Profipack will have 5 or 6 decal options, etched brass accessories, and sometimes resin parts. They have a big range as well. They sometimes have minor problems such as too short undercarriage legs on the Albatros D.V, and too small wheels on the Albatros D.III, but nothing that can't be resolved. Roden are my second choice, fit is ok, but beware the separate engines, sometimes the cowling panels won't fit around them. Earlier kits had troublesome decals, but the more recent offerings I have built have had much improved decals. They do some nice 2 seater like the B.e.2c which I see you have. Glencoe are for collectors rather than builders, unless you want to do a lot of work. In 1/32 it is no contest - Wingnut Wings! But they are out of production now. The Roden kits are pretty good and well worth building. The Copper State Nieuports even better. HTH, I'm sure others will be along with more thoughts & opinions soon! John
  10. Very nice Vulcan, Adam so neatly done it looks like a much larger scale. The camouflage is really nicely done. (Keep up this rate of Vulcan production and we'll have to start calling you Mr Spock!). Cheers John
  11. As Dave says, lovely models up to your usual high standard! Hard to believe it is the 50th anniversary, I remember seeing the prototype flying in pseudo BEA speedjack livery at Farnborough. Was it really that long ago? I must be getting old! These are the first Otaki Tristars I have seen, they do look very good, it is a shame that they disappeared. Cheers John.
  12. Fantastic, it looks great in those markings. Cheers John
  13. Lovely to see such a classic livery on a classic airliner! Cheers John
  14. Very attractive A320 Alex, this is the first one I have seen built with flaps & slats extended, it looks good. I'll have to get one of mine out of the stash and have a go! Cheers John
  15. Just stumbled across this, amazing work, with incredible skill and patience. I'll be following along as you head for the finish line. Cheers John
  16. That is one heck of an impressive model Tom, well up to your usual high standards. Cheers John
  17. Very impressive, a lovely tribute to the real thing. Cheers John
  18. No sign of any trouble there, it has come out very nicely. An unusual and attractive livery. Cheers John
  19. That is a pretty little aeroplane, reminds me a bit of the Bucker Bestmann. Cheers John
  20. Blimey, my flabber is well and truly ghasted! That is beautiful. Cheers John
  21. Scrubs up well for a vintage kit! Cheers John
  22. Airbus A321-253NX. Titan Airways/United Kingdom Government. 1/144 Revell with 26 Decals This is the new release of Revell's Airbus A321 neo (New Engine Option) LEAP engines and wintip 'sharklets'. My example came with decals for the Airbus 'in house' colours, but I wanted something more interesting. When I saw this set on the 26 decals website, I just had to have it. My kit suffered from sink marks on the wheels and engines, but nothing that a bit of filler couldn't sort out, Maybe I was unlucky because others have not found this problem. Then I broke the sticky out nose leg off twice, and had to drill and pin it . I managed to ruin one of the 'UNITED KINGDOM' decals on the fuselage (late night and beer was involved!), but Ray at 26 Decals very kindly sorted me out with a replacement. Top man Ray! The only tip I would give anyone making this scheme is to cut the 2 part long sweeping blue 'cheatline' sections into halves again, to simplify getting them into place. I'm not usually too impressed with modern airline liveries, but this one is a belter, I really like it! It got a pair of 'N' gauge railway passengers painted up as aircrew: Thanks for looking John
  23. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. It is a very nice kit Alex, worth getting if you can find one at a good price. I guess I'm just easily pleased Dave! They were certainly good compared to my experience with Skyways Sweden (Fokker 50). Lost my ticket & luggage, Rose Kleb employed as cabin crew, etc. They went bust shortly after my hideous flights with them. Me too Keith, Eastern Express have a weird pricing policy. It was a bit of a boneshaker on startup wasn't Neil! Many thanks Nick, I'm glad you like it, and I'm sorry I never got to meet Jeff. Thanks everyone, John
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