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About Threadbear

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    WWII 1/48 Fighters, Armour WWII & Cold War

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  1. Threadbear

    Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf D - Tamiya 1/35

    Doing this kit too. Whilst the newer kits from Dragon and Hobbyboss/Tristan are better the models and more detailed, this kit is certainly an easier build.
  2. Threadbear

    Tamiya Pz IV Ausf. D - DAK

    Planning on building one of these kits too! Intention is to build a French campaign machine.
  3. Fantastic work. Stunning. Never think that’s an old Matchbox kit.
  4. Threadbear

    Hobbyboss FM-2 Wildcat 794 Sqn FAA 1/48

    I did some more assembly this afternoon of the undercarriage retraction bulkhead which was quiet fiddly along with the radial engine, fuel tank and the cockpit console I hadn't assembled. I also repaired the control column that had been damaged. Hopefully tomorrow, some primer and later some paint.
  5. Threadbear

    Hobbyboss FM-2 Wildcat 794 Sqn FAA 1/48

    Yes I like the idea of the folding wing on Hobbyboss F6F kits but have read that they are very inaccurate? Thanks for the comments!
  6. Threadbear

    EA-6B Prowler

    Fantastic work on the wheel wells.
  7. Threadbear

    Hobbyboss FM-2 Wildcat 794 Sqn FAA 1/48

    I knew it was under the 25% rule but thought Id mention anyway. Regards Grahame
  8. Good afternoon. Here is my contribution to Bethpage`s finest products. Hobbyboss`s FM2 Wildcat in 1/48th scale. I will using a Freightdog decalsheet with an aircraft from 794 sqn Fleet Air Arm just after the end of WW2. I have done a small amout of work in cockpit but not significant! will also be using an Ultracast seat which has a Sutton Harness, hope that is okay? Some photos. Regards Grahame.
  9. Threadbear

    A6E Intruder

    I remember buying this kit in an original Hasegawa/Hales boxing from a huge modelshop in Ipswich, the year Ipswich won the FA cup under the captaincy of Mick Mills and managed by Bobby Robson? About 1981? Looking forward to see this built up.
  10. Threadbear

    Airfix Future Spitfires

    Never thought of that until you mentioned yet.
  11. Threadbear

    Grumman Gb Chat

    Having not completed a group build, I am going to give this one a go with a Bearcat in 1/48th using the Hobbyboss kit.
  12. Threadbear

    Airfix Future Spitfires

    Not much more left is there? PRXI? mkVI/VII?
  13. Threadbear

    Airfix Future Spitfires

    I think that Airfix dedicating time and money to a MkVIII/IX/XVI would be a waste of time and effort considering the quality of Eduards? A high back XIV and FR18 would be good as well as a Vc. but what concerns me is that I didn't get on with Airfix`s new tool Vb. Maybe it was just me but I found it frustrating! Hopefully the XIV wont have those stupid 2 part U/C legs?
  14. Your Dads choice to airbrush the white and mask for the red is the sensible and obvious option. Appplying those decals and getting a good finish and paint match would prove to be difficult.
  15. Thanks for the links. I didn’t realise that a lot of the Cutting Edge Decals were still available.