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Rabbit Leader

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  1. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix 2020

    Just so there’s no confusion, the obvious aircraft family subject choice has been identified and highlighted. Cheers.. Dave
  2. Rabbit Leader

    Does Klear have a shelf life ?

    I must admit Pat, I'm starting to give this Klear Canopy dipping theory a wide berth of late. For a few of my recent builds, I've polished the clear plastic with a soft cloth as best as possible and washed it all in soapy water. After paint and mask removal, I'll clean up any not so good bits with a toothpick and only then carefully apply the Clear with a pointy brush where required (avoiding the paint if possible). To answer your question, I've had a bottle of Pledge for close to eight years and reckon it works better than the newer stuff I bought two years ago. I also keep it hidden in a dark place away from sunlight to try and preserve it as long as possible. One of my mates reckons he's still using some Klear from a bottle bought 20+ years ago! Cheers.. Dave
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    +++ "In the year I was born" GB - 03 Aug to 24 Nov 2019

    OK everyone... just found this whilst looking for aviation related ideas for the year that I was born (1970). It's a Wikipedia link titled "Timeline of Aviation" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_aviation Now I do apologies for targeting just Aviation themes, however suspect that theres probably something like this for all types of potential modelling subjects, not just mundane planes! Anyway, I'll be taking a closer look at my year which at a glance appears to favour something new called "Hi-Jaking"! Cheers and nice to see new members are still being attracted to this GB idea... Dave
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    +++ "In the year I was born" GB - 03 Aug to 24 Nov 2019

    @Dansk, #67 Great to have you on board and I do like both your French choices to represent 1973. Hopefully you can scrape either one of the 1/48 scale kits together to your liking.There's always the 1/72 Hasegawa Jaguar and Special Hobby Mitage F.1's however suspect that your a 1/48 scale modeller at heart. Hopefully you can chip in with one of these lovely French ladies. @Bugle07, #68 Of course there's room, especially when your choices for 1978 all look quite good. To be honest, I can't recommend any particular subject there, so perhaps take the easy option and choice more than one! Welcome aboard Geoff, it should be fun. Cheers.. Dave
  5. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix for 2019

    Good spotting @Robert, although it does appear that the Hasegawa box top photograph is showing the larger finned tanks under the wing, whilst the Airfix Boxart depicts a more slim lined under fuselage tank. I agree with you and doubt that whatever tank was used, VA-15 (or any other unit) would have used the same trim colour. More photographs need to be sourced to confirm or deny what you've found, however it's hard to despute photographic evidence when it's there. Cheers.. Dave.
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    OK or BAD?

    Just chipping in with my plaudits as well Wally. Really classy pair of fine Italian airliners there and they really make a nice and refreshing change to bland military types that we often model. I'm a fan of colour and bright eye catching schemes and these are certainly some of the best I've come across of late. Good show Wal (always to be expected!) Cheers.. Dave.
  7. Rabbit Leader

    1/72 - Westland Lysander by Dora Wings - in project

    New Lizzie, that’s great news - is it too much to ask for seperate wheel spat covers, id like to model mine off thanks. Cheers.. Dave
  8. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix for 2019

    Thanks lads. I’ll have to check it out. I know a ‘Workbench’ blog came out last week after the 2019 announcement but must have missed all the armour stuff, or have possibly missed the blog that came out after that? Cheers.. Dave
  9. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix for 2019

    Not to my 'artistic' eye, however I may be wrong. The overall image does not seem to be crisp enough for a Tooby, having a kind of soft approach. Likewise I don't think the latest RAF Mitchell Mk.II Boxart is his either. Where did you find this image, and are there any others lying about? Cheers.. Dave.
  10. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix for 2019

    Yeah, I was almost thinking the same. Modeldecal sheet 108 has some very nice Hart family decals including a few Demons. Xtradecals may re-release this. Would be nice to see some AM parts to convert the Demon back to a Hart / Hind and hopefully it will sell well enough so that a new tool kit may be considered. Perhaps Airfix are testing the waters with this release. If I’m right, I believe Model Allliance had a HS Dominie AM decal sheet and t’wod be great to see some new engines to go with the Jetstream. I’ve got the Dominie in the stash however have never laid eyes on the Heron or Jetstream, so I might add those too. Sure they are not state of the art kits, however are different and can be quite fun if you don’t stick to close to accuracy. Cheers.. Dave
  11. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix for 2019

    Thanks for the FB Mitchell II grab there @Dave Fleming, a little strange it’s not been shown prior to the kit being made available. Suspect it may not be a Tooby original, not sure. Cheers.. Dave
  12. Rabbit Leader

    Airfix for 2019

    Probably more related to the Airfix 2018 thread than 2019, however has anyone seen the box artwork for the RAF Mitchell kit number A06018? Looks like it’s available direct via Hornby, however have not seen any evidence of this on the Airfix website, workbench forum or online sales. If anyone has one, a quick photo would be nice. Cheers and thanks.. Dave
  13. Rabbit Leader

    +++ "In the year I was born" GB - 03 Aug to 24 Nov 2019

    So is that 1980 Shaun? Should I pop your name down then, those choices are quite enticing! Cheers.. Dave
  14. Rabbit Leader

    Spitfire flypast - Hong Kong 1955

    Sorry - just one last question, can anyone identity this Fuel Bowser shown at approx 01:57? I’d like to now the make and name of this vehicle if that’s known to anyone. Cheers.. Dave
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    Spitfire flypast - Hong Kong 1955

    Actually one of the F.24's (VN318) has underwing roundels (the only one of the four Spits to have them). As far as I can tell it is indeed PS854 that has the all red spinner. Yep - Spot on Jason. I’ve taken (as best I could) a screen grab of PS854 and the underwing serials of VN318. I didn’t notice the longer cannon barrels in comparison to VN485 so thanks for pointing that out. I’ve got the 1/72 Spit 22 in the stash and think that it’s quite possible to build this fairly OOB to depict ‘318. Its also interesting to see the Dark Green paint used inside the cockpit, looks nothing like the usual Humbrol 78 and the 1/72 Airfix F.22 instructions do suggest Humbrol 120 for these internal areas. Anyway - it’s all good stuff and I seem to notice more with each viewing. Cheers and thanks once again.. Dave
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