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Everything posted by Michael51

  1. And thank you for bringing back happy memories. Yes, those were the days, when a boy could incinerate himself setting planes on fire, lose an eye with a homebuilt cracker gun, go tone deaf from blowing up plastic soldiers in the sand pit with thrupenny bangers and still be ready for school the next day, Michael
  2. The most eye-catching civil scheme seen in quite some time. Very interesting back story too. The things some people get up to is amazing (I refer to the pilot and the organisers of that last flight). Michael
  3. A lovely piece of work there. I hope your grandson appreciates it. My three year's old grandson loves the models I give him but one needs to know it will not be seen in that condition again, Michael
  4. Thanks Niall, A PM from another forum member put me onto the site you recommend. I registered earlier today and the response has been very encouraging, Michael
  5. Jamie, Tom and Niall, Thanks for the extra advice and directions to other sources; much appreciated. The interweb holds a variety of sources relating to R/C conversion. For the low-tech types such as myself, is there a single, illustrated source that explains the optimum layout for batteries, rc gear, motor, prop. shaft, rudder mechanism etc? Any advice would be most appreciated, Michael
  6. Thanks Jamie, I did have the original Lambert book but it was sold off to a bookseller some time ago. Given its current asking price, I wish I had kept it. I have ordered Lambert and Brown's 'Shipcraft Special: Flower Class Corvettes'. As far as I can tell, this would be the next best option. Ships are not my area of expertise so do set me on the right course should you consider other print sources to be more appropriate, Michael
  7. Troy, Jamie, This has been of great help and is most appreciated. It looks like the disruptive pattern will be the more accurate choice. Thank you again, Michael
  8. I am planning an RC conversion of the Matchbox / Revell 1/72 kit of the Flower Class corvette. I am not all that keen on the disruptive camouflage patterns. Was there a period at War's commencement when these vessels were devoid of camouflage and if so, what colours would be most appropriate for the hull and superstructure? Any advice would be appreciated, Michael
  9. A very impressive build. I imagine this was not the easiest kit to build - I'm too scared to go near these kits - and you have done it proud. Michael
  10. If there is one thing that really gets my attention, it is a 'context rich' build: the kit is almost secondary to the background story. I think you have done a great job on bringing the plastic to life with the account of those four young men. By the way, where did you get that mug? Michael
  11. What a beautiful model. It exudes reality. That finish is spectacular. I will now go back and read through the WIP to see how this was achieved, Michael
  12. Now that really is moving the idea of putting bits together to a high art form. Remarkable detail, remarkable weathering, Michael
  13. What great work. The 'black' that is not quite black undersides is particularly effective for this scale, I think, Michael
  14. Brilliant work, particularly the paint / weathering on so small a kit. Michael
  15. This is inspiring work. Those panel lines are remarkably well done. Given the number of pictures including assorted grog additives, it is obvious you are of a stronger physical constitution than me, Great work, Michael
  16. A superb result and doubtless much effort, Michael
  17. An impressive finish and as mentioned before, very effective weathering, Michael
  18. Brilliant work, not just on the electrics, but the finish as well. I do not know how you got that nose transparency to fit so neatly to the fuselage. That is particularly impressive. It is indeed a fine looking machine and a deserved favourite of many, save perhaps (for me), the B-25. Michael
  19. Gosh that looks good. Great use of the prop blur and the paint work is very realistic. Michael
  20. Nice work indeed and a subtle use of the camo paints. Something to do with that thing called 'scale effect'. Michael
  21. I do love these contest-rich bulds. Great story, great build, Michael
  22. What a marvellous build. The result is a model with a lot of atmosphere, Michael
  23. Great build, and nothing quite like a context-rich RFI. It reminds one that the model represents an event as well as being a kit, Michael
  24. One can never have too much weathering. This is a suprb example of the art of weathering. I too would like to learn more of this art you have perfected, Michael
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