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Dermo245 last won the day on January 13 2018

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  1. Hi all, Jumping in with this one, Tamiya's rebox of Italeri's F3 Tornado. Decals will be from Xtradecal which are on the way! Tamiya F3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr This will be my 3rd Tornado since getting back in the hobby - my first effort (and second kit made as an adult) was Italeri's GR1 from eight years ago - totally wrong paint colour, overdone weathering, messed up the decals.....not my best! Italeri172TornadoGR1Finished by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr So I kept building kits, learning tips along the way from good people here and in the club. My next was from five years ago, Revell's ECR in 'Boelcke' anniversary scheme.. Much better! . by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Looking forward to it. Cheers, Dermot
  2. Well done on getting going with an airbrush - took me years to be brave enough to try. After seven or so years building kits, I'm still learning stuff and spotting my own mistakes. We are our own worst enemy sometimes too and see things that literally nobody else does. Build what you like, how you like. Share some pics and you'll get support, encouragement and advice which will help with your next build. And the one after that. Most of all, enjoy it. Der
  3. Don't know how I missed this but count me in please! Definitely 1/72 and most likely Hasegawa Cheers, Dermot
  4. "In 1989, a Government Review Group recommended that a Dauphin by deployed to Shannon Airport to provide 24hr SAR cover for the West Coast of Ireland. Additionally, it was recommended that two medium-ranged helicopters be purchased for the Air Corps or in the interim, a private contract should be negotiated as a matter of urgency. A Dauphin was also recommended be based at Finner Camp to provide 24 hr cover for the North West. 1989 was the busiest year for SAR missions for the Helicopter Flight since their establishment in 1964. with 105 missions being flown and 66 lives saved." The Irish Air Corps - an illustrated history. J Maxwell & P. J. Cummins. Hi all and got the paint finished on this. Some areas still to tidy up where my masking wasn't the best but overall, happy enough. Dream Model Dauphin_Wip_11 Thanks for looking and more soon! Cheers, Dermot
  5. A friend was selling it and well, would be rude not to...ahem! MPC Snowspeeder by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr
  6. Beautiful Tomcat, can’t beat those hi-viz schemes
  7. Good article here from Dutch media (in English) on the work involved. https://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2020/08/wwii-bomber-recovery-in-the-markermeer-lake-ends-12-year-mystery/
  8. Very nice work on this one! I found the windows fitted really poorly on mine..I think the rear door ones and roof ones were badly undersized. Cheers, Dermot
  9. Seeing any P-3s being built makes me want to start one ! Very nice restoration @Bell209
  10. "The first maritime SAR mission by a Dauphin took place on March 10, 1987 when an injured fisherman was winched off a Spanish trawler in the Atlantic, 80 miles off the west coast of Ireland. A total of 40 SAR and 15 Air Ambulance missions were flown during that year. Throughout 1988, there was widespread criticism in the media and national parliament about the suitability of the Dauphin to carry out SAR operations by night in comparison with the Sea King. These criticisms ignored the fact that the Dauphin was a short-range helicopter acquired as a replacement for the Alouette III and for shipborne operations. Despite difficulties & commitments, a number of pilots and aircrew qualified for night SAR with the first night rescue occurring on July 29, 1988. A Dauphin was also deployed to Shannon airport in October that year to enable crews gain experience over the Atlantic for maritime SAR ops of the west coast. A total of 78 SAR missions were carried out in 1988 with 41 lives saved." The Irish Air Corps - an illustrated history. J Maxwell & P. J. Cummins. So all buttoned up and starting to mask, ready for primer. Dream Model Dauphin_Wip_9_build by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Primer on.. Dream Model Dauphin_Wip_9 primer by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr White parts painted and also as a primer for the red to follow. Dream Model Dauphin_Wip_9 paint by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for looking and hope you don't mind the backstory with each post.. All the best, Dermot
  11. Continuing my obsession with most things Star Wars.. Bandai A_wing by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Cheers, Dermot
  12. Thanks all! Have added the mottling with some pieces of sponge (it's ok....I give it 5 / 10) and started on the decals - the stencils are from the kit while the unit markings are by the lovely people at #SouthernExpo Airfix Bf 109E-4_Wip 9 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Decals were done followed by a gloss coat and a light wash with Flory Models dark dirt. After a little fettling, she's now sitting upright - hope I've got the 'sit' right... Airfix Bf 109E-4_Wip 10 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Some more weathering and then a flat coat and final bits. Thanks for looking! Dermot
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