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About Mikemx

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  1. Mikemx

    Ship kit recommendation?

    Dragon's German 1936A Type destroyers are awesome in either 1/700 or 1/350 thanks Mike
  2. Mikemx

    Scale Scotland 2018

    It's about time we had a thread for this year's Scale Scotland show! This year there is a change in venue, which could be a massive improvement over the previous years shows. This year it's in the Murrayfield Stadium, in a large conference area, which promises to have more space for everyone, making it much easier to get around. It is on the first floor but obviously there are stairs and lifts, so it's accessible for everyone. There is loads of free parking at the venue, which is outside the city centre and easy to find/get to. It has it's own tram stop and nearby bus stops and the nearest station is Haymarket (maybe about 20 mins walk away), so it's not hard to get there by public transport, especially from the airport area or city centre. There will be exhibits, traders, competition, modelling demos and more. We (MJW Models) will have a stand there as usual, crammed full of bargain 1/72 and 1/48 aircraft kits (and more), many of which a lot of model shops don't stock! If there's room, I might even display some built models. There will be catering on site in the form of a BBQ and I think, snacks and drinks. It should be a better show than previous years and we're looking forward to it greatly! Here's links to the Scale Scotland website and facebook page. If you access them, you should get not only further and more complete show info but their contact details in case you need to know more - https://www.scalescotland.co.uk/ , https://www.facebook.com/groups/1543720675908264/ thanks Mike
  3. For this weekend only, we're offering the recently released Eduard 1/72 Spitfire IXc Longest Day double kit for only £23!! http://mjwmodels.co.uk/edk2125-172-supermarine-spitfire-mkix-longest-day-dual-combo-6414-p.asp thanks Mike
  4. Mikemx

    Sword 1/72nd RF-84F Thunderflash

    Same for me too, I was missing a couple of French ones. I've got pics of a real Norwegian RF-84 too, from when I went to Norway. thanks Mike
  5. Mikemx

    Is a kit box a shipping carton?

    We box up all our (MJW Models) parcels, so the kits have some protection. thanks Mike
  6. Mikemx

    Revell 1/72 Corsair Mk II (F4U-1B)

    This build might get resurrected now. Revell have sent me a replacement glazed parts sprue, so I have a new windscreen. I also have the Eduard mask, so hopefully I'll not break another windscreen when trying to mask it! thanks Mike
  7. Mikemx

    CVE-9 USS Bogue 1/700 (Finished)

    I would paint the radar the same as the camouflage colour unless you know different (or anyone can tell you different). You can see a catapult track of the port side of the forward flight deck. The big radar is an SK-1 air search radar, very common on larger US warships. thanks Mike
  8. Mikemx

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    It might have been. I've got the Malta Spitfire/Re2001 set and the Aussie Vc boxing and they are all 2 cannon jobs. I don't remember any 4 cannon Sword Spitfires, although I did make one as they kit had 4 resin cannon barrels and I had spare decals from the Airfix kit. thanks Mike
  9. Mikemx

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Thanks Jan! I'm liking the four cannon Spitfire Vc. It's good that you chose one that Sword hadn't already done, all their kits were of the more common 2 cannon Vc. I have built one of your Spitfire IIb kits and it wasn't bad at all. thanks Mike
  10. Mikemx

    KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Is the Hurricane IID an all new kit? Or is it based on the previous AZ/Legato Hurricane kits? thanks Mike
  11. Mikemx

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    This..... thanks Mike
  12. Thanks, it really is a nice kit and anyone who likes 1/48 kits, should have a go at an Eduard Bf109! thanks Mike
  13. Eduard 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-4/Trop. This is one of the options in the Bf109G-4 Profipack edition, which comes with mask and cockpit etch. This kit was a nice one to build with no major fit problems. The etch on the tropical filter was a bit tricky to fit but that's about it! That was only because you had to bend it in a curve to fit, the rest of the etch was easy to use. It's nicely detailed and I even tried a bit of pre-shading on the top but I've tried to keep it subtle. It's painted with Vallejo Model Air and while it won't win any competitions, I'm quite happy with the finished model. If you build in 1/48 and you like Bf109's, you really should build some Eduard kits! thanks Mike
  14. Mikemx

    Carriers Ahoy! Gallery - Poll Open

    Here's a completed entry from me! Eduard 1/72 Hellcat Mk II. thanks Mike
  15. Mikemx

    Eduard 1/72 Hellcat Mk II

    There we go! I borrowed the business camera so I could take a few pics! The base is from Coastal Kits. thanks Mike