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Pilot Officer Prune

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  1. Interest registered for 1/48 please, and possibly 1/72 as well!
  2. Pictures from the show, taken by our very own Mark Charlton, are up on Lincoln Model Club's photo site here. Enjoy!
  3. It's that time of year again. The annual beanfeast that is the Southwell Show is this Sunday, 13th October. Lots of models, lots of traders, lots of exhibiting clubs - good food, good company, and only £2 a head! See you there? @thesouthwellmodelshow
  4. Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XVIII, TZ233, 208 Squadron., RAF, Fayid, Egypt, 1948/49 The aeroplane is painted in the short-lived ‘Post-War Desert Scheme’ of Dark Earth and Light Slate Grey over Medium Sea Grey. Anecdotally, the scheme was rushed into service to reduce confusion and aid identification during the Israeli War of Independence, when the Israelis, the Egyptians and the British were all flying Spitfires! 1/48 scale Airfix Spitfire FR.XIV kit, modified to Mk.XVIII by leaving the wingtips on, using the large rudder, modifying the wing panel lines to remove all tr
  5. Gloster Meteor FR.9, WX978, 2 (AC) Sqn, RAF, Gütersloh, May 1953. 1/48 Airfix kit (A09188), assembled SFTB, paints by Colourcoats and Humbrol. Onwards and Upwards!
  6. Not really. The 'trick' seems to be to leave the final cementing of the cockpit interior - and particularly the IP - until you have wiggled/coerced/hammered the tank cover into place.
  7. Spitfire LF Mk.Vc Trop., JK345 336 (Greek) Sqn, RAF, Greece 1944. Airfix Mk.Vb with Alley Cat Mk.Vc conversion, markings from Xtradecal #48150, paint from Tamiya and Colourcoats
  8. In the Programme above, it's a 20 second clip from 14'30"-ish.
  9. Hannants have black 8" serials on Xtradecal X32021 They also have Sky codes on Xtradecal X32023 (24" codes) and Xtradecal X32024 (30" codes) Should you be in need of MSG codes, they are also available. Usual disclaimers - I have no connection with Hannants other than as a satisfied customer. HTH Ian
  10. See here for details : http://hgwmodels.cz/en/content/18-wet-transfers
  11. Are you sure it's a Brewer? As far as I know, only the Firebar has been released thus far. I confess that I omitted the parts you mention from my Firebar build, and I installed the undercarriage legs as the instructions suggested, although I left off the wheels until much later. Ian
  12. Thanks for the inspiration, Sean. I'm in the clamping/gluing,scraping/filling/sanding cycle with mine at the moment. You've given me strength to carry on!
  13. I have always been fascinated by those strange Soviet aircraft, that appeared only as blurred images in the days of my youth. I have recently been intrigued by Spencer Pollard's explanation of how he approaches natural metal finishes. I therefore decided to 'give it a go'. This is Trumpeter's 1/48th Sukhoi Su-11 "Fishpot". It's OOB, except for some stencilling on the 'Anab' missiles, masking tape belts, and a bit of 'creative gizmology' under the canopy. It took eight days, start to finish, devoting a couple of hours a day. Is it accurate? I don 't know - and, to be honest, I don't really c
  14. This is the Tan Model kit, built strictly OOB - no aftermarket, no scratch-building, no detailing. Heck, I even used the kit decals! All in all, a much more pleasant experience than I had anticipated. Such minor glitches as I encountered were of my doing - the kit is lovely. Enjoy . . . Keep bashing the plastic!
  15. Just a tip - if you,re using Word, or any other DTP/WP program, each 'point' in print size equates to 1/72 of an inch. Thus, 10 pt lettering will give you 10" serials in 1/72 scale (and 15 pt will give you 10" serials in 1/48). Suitable fonts are downloadable here. HTH
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