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Paul J

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  1. Nice build. Very nice. I made one during first lockdown last year(2020). But I did not like the rather flat sided engine area so I built up a bit with some scrap plastic card and sanded to shape to give. the engine a better look, sadly not quite visible in the photo above. I also described in the door outlines.
  2. Not quite over my house but seen along the coast at Worthing today on one of my walks along the beach(half hour from my home) was a P-38 Lightning heading east. It was too quick for me to get my camera on it to get a photo. It was certainly the Red Bull one but from where it came from and its destination I Don't know. After last week when I saw the Catalina, I am feeling quite lucky at seeing these warbirds near home on such lovely days. Did anyone else see it or know of its reason for being over here?
  3. Well. What a surprise today!! Again on a Wednesday I was going for my new weekly stroll along the sea front at Worthing with the other half when as I was about to take a scenic pic when along came a P-38 Lightning!!!! No kidding!! It appeared so quickly and before I could focus on it it get a pic it was gone. I was quite amazed at just seeing it and kind of froze with the camera in hand. No doubt it was the Red Bull owned machine and a I can think of why it would be here is it probably attended the Goodwood Revival. Am gutted I could not get a photo but the memory is there. So, can anyone confirm if it did appear at Goodwood? Cheers.
  4. Some of the best shots seen here! I love the 'misty' pics.... very moody. WIsh I had gone to the show but completely forgot.
  5. Love it. I have got the same set and will be finishing it as WK630 of SUAS/2 AEF. Did you have any issue with fitting the canopy together? I messed mine up and A couple emails to Airfix later plus 7 quid from me I got a replacement very quickly. I found that the engine bearers and inner surfaces of the cowlings needed fettling down as they would not close properly due the the thickness of the plastic. Also the two tabs that are on the lower wing half front end and that are supposed to locate the wing in to place had to be cut off as I could not get the wing assembly to fit well. Everything else was fine.
  6. Its about time I got back in to this one. A little progress with all the main colouring done and decals mostly done. Thankfully Densil at Welsh Models came to my rescue and sent me a replacement set of decals. These worked OK and the only ones I used were for all the glazing. INcidentally the roundels with the kit are wrong and depict the later style Maple leaf that were not seen on the Bristols. I found some in my stash of Canadian decals but once on I found that a shadow ring to the outer edges show up. MIght have to think about those. The fuselage legend just above the cabin windows lacked the white back ground so I used some whit decal stripe that is a tad too wide but will do. Here you can see the roundel issue on the wing tops. But the cockpit and lower cabin windows look OK. I still need to add the support / spreader struts to the u/c connected to the fuselage. Some work needed to tidy up around the nose. The black stripe is supposed to show the clam shell doors and the decal used not much cop so I'll find some better stripes to us e here and hopefully finer. Then all it needs are some aerial fit to the tops, props and a bit of tidying up here and there before jobs done.
  7. There is a nice set of decals by Leading Edge Models out now with early post WW1 markings in 1/72nd and 1/48th. Hop this will inspire some. I did post my 72nd ESCI build here not so long ago now.
  8. Thought I would give this a nudge as it seems forgotten. Even though I suggested it some while back I am hoping that Marklo has better luck with this .
  9. Paul J

    Camden Town

    I found a model shop in Camden just outside Sydney. Australia. But that is a bit far though.....
  10. Went for a stroll along the Goring by Sea sea front yesterday afternoon with the wife and just after we arrived I spotted this heading our way and go by. Later n he evening I learnt that G=PBYA had been at Lee on Solent and retracing the Schneider Trophy race course of 1931.
  11. Hi Bill. Nice to see you have done a Tiger Moth. RE the Fleet, is the Canuck the biplane?? If so, AZUR/Frrom do one in 1/72nd. I have got one in my Canadian builds.
  12. Thats nice Ade. I used to have the same kit but never finished it and now its long gone. It has strong similarities to the Airfix kit.
  13. Just get a new one or two and when painting, cover it/them with something suitable and discardable.
  14. Thanks. I will have to think of a safe way to assemble the replacement when it comes. AND avoid getting glue on the important areas.
  15. Wonderful. How did you get on with the canopy and jig? I am almost finished with one of my kits but made a hash of the canopy and waiting for a replacement. I just could not get it right. What or how did you do yours and any recommendations .
  16. Cool. At first I thought it was going to be a military one. But a nice civvy one is very welcome. Beware of the weak wheel/axle assembly!!!!!! It might be wise to try and 'pin' it with something more sturdy as I have done with my builds of the same kit.
  17. Great work. I like the figure by the door....all in his tropical uniform too! Nice attention to detail. The last and only time I saw one in service was during my ATC camp at Coltishall , 1968 and recall the squeaking from the wheels and the chugging of the engines as it taxied by. It came in as a support for the Reds in their Gnat's. VW 197 was its serial.
  18. Top reply! AT least I have learnt something and so have others now. Thanks very much for the comments!
  19. It is supposed to be still a military plane. I too,think it strange that it wears civilian markings.
  20. Thanks. The trim around the edge of top wing is the same as the rest, PC.10. Yes it was tricky.
  21. Evening. Completed this build a few days ago and just got round to doing the pics. Its the ESCI 1/72nd kit ( which came with an Albatross DIII in one box by Italeri. I know its not a brilliant kit but its the only one I have seen in ages. The Revell one from yonks ago is one I have built a few times and not seen that one around either Roden kits... well they have history don't they by way of being complicated builds if you can get that far. Anyway the decals used on this are by Leading Edge Models and a fairly recent sheet. I think it was released a few months back. It has options for four SE s 2 silver and two in PC10. One s a 2 seater. I opted for the one you see here. I used Humbrol Ivory No.41 for the doped linen and Olive drab for the PC.10 as it is fairly close to the many shades of that colour. Its not fully rigged as my eyes and shaky left hand were doing overtime in trying to get the work done! There must be some reason why a civvy reg was worn by some of these but modelling wise it makes an interesting subject
  22. Evening. Completed this build a few days ago and just got round to doing the pics. Its the ESCI 1/72nd kit ( which came with an Albatross DIII in one box by Italeri. I know its not a brilliant kit but its the only one I have seen in ages. The Revell one from yonks ago is one I have built a few times and not seen that one around either Roden kits... well they have history don't they by way of being complicated builds if you can get that far. Anyway the decals used on this are by Leading Edge Models and a fairly recent sheet. I think it was released a few months back. It has options for four SE s 2 silver and two in PC10. One s a 2 seater. I opted for the one you see here. I used Humbrol Ivory No.41 for the doped linen and Olive drab for the PC.10 as it is fairly close to the many shades of that colour.
  23. I'll go along with blue. I recall them being so. Same as in the T.21 and T.31 gliders. in which sometimes they were black.
  24. Good news... Densil at Welsh Models is sending me a set!!! Very kind gent to say the least.
  25. Hi Cliff. Thanks but I'm OK for roundels and fin flag and numbers. Found what I need in my 'Canadian decal bank' What I really need are the cabin and cockpit glazing windows in decal form. ALso the nose cargo door glazing. Of all the ones that are on the set these came off worse. So as mentioned the glazing decals are the priority please.
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