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  1. Thank you, Ian. Yes, the cross is rather unusual. I just went with the kit decals I'm afraid, so I can't shed any light on it. The Roden kits do offer a remarkable choice of markings and they seem to be well researched, so I defer to their better judgement Cheers.
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    Just Passing Through: Ducks

    Great pictures. Unusual subject, especially in the Euro type camo finish.
  3. Thank you, John. I really enjoyed building it. I have a Roden SE5a which I think I will have a bash at in the near future. Thanks for the encouragement and following along
  4. Hi Andwil, Yes, it is. One of the options in the box. I was attracted to the camo scheme and what I guess is a personal marking. Glad you like it.
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    Anigrand 1/72 XF-84H "Thunderscreech"

    That's very nice. I do like an X Plane
  6. Ok. So just finished off a few small details, made up a windscreen from scrap plastic and tackled the decals. They were a little fragile, and the white arrow on the fuselage did break up whilst trying to slide it off the paper onto the model. I also used Winsor and Newton matt varnish for the first time, and I'm very pleased with it. Unlike some other 'matt' varnish I've used recently, this really does dry very matt and not a satin kind of sheen. So here are a few pictures, I will try and get some better ones for the Gallery latter. Thanks for your interest
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    Anigrand 1/72 XF-84H "Thunderscreech"

    That's a very cool subject. Do you have a Thunderceptor? Good luck with the rest of the collection
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    Which 1/72 F-35B is more accurate Hasegawa or Fujimi?

    I seem to recall that one (or some) of the newly delivered RAF aircraft do not have this RAM tape, or at least it is the same colour as the rest of the aircraft? I have the Hasegawa 1/72 F-35B on my 'wanted' list, but I have passed it by on a couple of occasions. I'm really waiting to see if the Royal Navy will get to put some squadron markings on their 'Lightning's'. Although the Marine Corps aircraft does look quite impressive on the box top.
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    Gunsmoke 1983 - 52TFW

    Awesome That data block is very odd. I guess somebody was having an 'off' day.
  10. Thank you, Ian. Yes, I think the stretched sprue will have to be filed away with the balsa wood and sellotape masking tape
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    Help For Heroes Needs Your Help

    Thanks Mike, very kind if you. Then when I see it, if I have anything it will jog me to do something about sending it on.
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    1/48th NA X-15A-2....3rd attempt! - 13/12 update

    Very impressive looking kit. Nice work.
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    Help For Heroes Needs Your Help

    Hi Mike, didn't there used to be a link somewhere on the home page to Models for Heroes? Maybe we could have something (discret, doesn't have to be massive) like their logo as a link? Sorry if it's here somewhere, I couldn't find it.
  14. Ok, so here we are, upper wing on, and most of the rigging done. My first 'bash' at WWI rigging with elastic thread, and it was rather fiddly, but overall I think it is probably better than stretched sprue, once you get the hang of it. A bit of tidying up and then I'm looking forward to putting the decals on. Cheers Guy's.
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    Dueling Fokkers

    Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the move, and I hope to catch up with some of your work next year.