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  1. cjhm

    Gatwick Aviation Museum Model Show 20 Oct?

    All packed and ready to go ! see you tomorrow Chris
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    Gatwick Aviation Museum Model Show 20 Oct?

    Southdowns club is attending, it’s a bit vague but agree with what Sean says Clubs have to take own tables, I’m planning small personal display alongside our club tables. Matt is doing his Sci Fi display I think too Tangmere club may be going too ? Cheers Chris
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    Yep, never smoked or had any desire too but those Group C colour schemes ...
  4. Great models, thanks for showing Been lucky to see a few of Jim Halls creations at Goodwood Festival of Speed, this is from 2017 (heads to eBay ....)
  5. End of frustrating build but hope you will agree a reasonable recovery from adversity in the end! This is Airfix 1/32 kit I wanted to do as the 1970 Richard Attwood \ Hans Herrmann Le Mans winner using Patto slot car decals from Austrailia Red was Tamiya TS spray and then I started on decals, I left Mr Softner on some of the white stripes too long and they wrinkled slightly; after a few weeks I clear coated with Tamiya TS gloss varnish - Disaster struck and the decals wrinkled\cracked big time, especially on top sides. I was on the verge of binning it but I had idea to use an old handkerchief, thin MIG matt varnish and some grey paint to make a car cover, leaving the few reasonable areas exposed Work in progress pics here: https://twitter.com/search?q=CJHM%20AIRFIX%20PORSCHE
  6. Recently finished this build of Group C racer, the only Jaguar XJR-8 that finished Le Mans 1987 (5th place). Drivers were Eddie Cheever, Raul Boesel and Jan Lammers. Kit is a recent re-release of 1980s 'curbside' kit which still includes correct Silk Cut markings on a separate decal sheet. Built 'from the box', Tamiya TS rattle cans were used for main white body paint and black chassis. Decals were brittle\cracking when dry so lot of touch up was needed (Vallejo 'Hexed Lichen' for purple, Citadel yellow for stripes) before Tamiya TS gloss varnish sealed everything. Despite lots of softner\setter there are bits that still stand proud so looks a bit scruffy on close inspection. Natural light highlights colour variation in purple paint touchup but indoors its not noticeable! If I did another one I would consider masking\spraying all the purple and trim decals to match (or go for aftermarket set). Black surrounds to glasswork were hand painted from inside using the moulded detail as a guide, inside edges of headlamp covers were brushed with Tamiya acrylic dark green. Aerial on roof is a piece of stretched sprue. Base is from Coastal Kits Hope you enjoy, will do an XJR-9 (1988 Le Mans winner) as well soon Work in progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=cjhm%20hasegawa%20jaguar More pictures here: http://blog.cjhm.net/124-hasegawa-jaguar-xjr-8-lemans-1987
  7. Spotted at Goodwood last week:
  8. Aeroclub still hold up well, weight is a bonus over the resin ones that seem prevalent these days!
  9. British Aerospace Hawk T.Mk.1, No.151 (Fighter) Squadron, Royal Air Force Chivenor, Devon, England, July 1983 Built this new re-release of Airfix Hawk T1 kit to reprise a 1980s build I did with a Matchbox kit This modern kit has the later ejector seat style so I re-used some Aerooclub Martin-Baker Mk10 seats from that original build which add detail, nose weight and replicate the correct early style of seat. The enamel painted metal castings were stripped back with oven cleaner then repainted. Rest of the model is pretty much as it comes from the box, little bits of filler were needed. All paint is acrylic - Hataka RAF Paint Vol. 2 was used mainly with MIG Ammo varnishes before and after decals. Wheel wells were painted and then masked with the closed undercarriage door parts attached using Maskol. Dark Sea Grey was applied over a Vallejo primer undercoat; camouflage was then masked using re-scaled printed scan of instruction sheet as a guide to cut Tamiya tape sections. Beige (Games Workshop Bleached Bone!) canopy surround was mixture of painted decal film for edges with centre strip being masked using print of Eduard mask set as a guide to cut more Tamiya tape. Pitot was replaced with a piece of stretched sprue as cleaning up kit part with 2 large sprue attachment points looked destined for failure. Work in progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&q=cjhm airfix hawk Lots more pictures here: http://blog.cjhm.net/172-airfix-hawk Base is from Coastal Kits Hope you enjoy
  10. Nice, remember doing one when kit first came out nearly 30 years ago ... Got a Tamiya one in the stash which has engine detail I'm doing Hasagawa XJR8 Jaguar currently: https://twitter.com/search?q=cjhm%20hasegawa%20jaguar&src=typd Lots more Group C planned
  11. Just finished this build of early 70s kit from Revell, recently reissued as a 'Ed Roth' boxing. Inspiration was recent DVD viewing of American Graffiti. Main paint is custom mix of Tamiya Acrylic White with a bit of blue and green added. Aiming for a 50s pastel look, this was airbrushed on using 0.4 tip in Harder and Steenbeck Ultra. Turquoise is a Games Workshop colour. When body was dry is was smoothed with Micro Mesh 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000 cloths. It looks a bit scrappy, opening doors and hood\trunk are good features but alignment leaves a lot to be desired. Chrome trim is by Molotow pen, great addition to the modellers armoury but I made a bit of hash of trying to pick out some of trim so it looks a bit rough Hope you enjoy Work in Progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Revell%20%2357Chevy%20cjhm&src=typd Lots more pictures here: http://blog.cjhm.net/125-revell-1957-chevy
  12. Yes, Hailsham all confirmed (Apologies!)
  13. Website updated with final clubs and traders West Kent and IPMS Hornchurch confirmed http://www.lancingmodelshow.org.uk/
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    Thanks and agree on tail. Undercoat was fine but the red on the tailplanes seemed to be ‘drawn off’ during drying so needed lots of coats and detail got lost. I’m thinking the angle of the elevator line was allowing the paint to ‘capillary off’? Varnish went on rough too at the back, my fault !