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John

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  1. That's interesting, thanks. I don't remember that kit at all. I knew about the Smithsonian boxing but I always assumed it was from the Monogram mould. I agree that the Hasegawa kit is still a nice build. John
  2. I'm wondering about Mustangs. My Revell GB catalogues in the 1970s featured the P-51B and the Mustang MkIII but I don't remember a D. I think Revell may have reboxed the elderly Monogram D after the merger of the companies but did any of the Revell businesses ever tool their own version? The only 1/32 D that I can remember being readily available in the UK in the 1970s was the Hasegawa kit - of which I had a couple John
  3. Congratulations are in order - I've yet to build one of these without breaking the control column Following with interest. John
  4. I remember reading a comment some time ago to the effect that photos of the Guy Wheeled Tanks in France in 1940 showed them in quite a dark finish that may have been pre-War Deep Bronze Green. I think it was one of Mike Starmer's observations. I'll see if I can track it down. John Edit https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/guy-mk-1-armoured-car-t78505.html
  5. I could get one of those 3-D prints of me... John
  6. These are lovely kits, state of the art for their time. John
  7. Bingo! https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/6/2/8/155628-43-instructions.pdf J
  8. I think all 3 are pre-built and pre-finished. I'm fairly sure the sheet, or part sheet may be more accurate, is from a kit. John
  9. My son is trying to identify this decal sheet for a Pearl Harbor era A6M2. It's 1/72: Not Airfix or Hasegawa, I don't think. It seems to have been clipped from a larger sheet. He's particularly trying to identify decals 7, 8, 11 and 12. John
  10. Love to, but mega-busy with work at the moment and getting very little modelling time. Maybe a bit later in November... John
  11. Looks like the "Wertherpanzer" Airfix MkIV I built a few years ago, moulded from the finest toffee I've only ever built one of these, in a Type 3 plastic bag as a Saturday buy from Woolworths. I glued bits of foliage from the garden into it - using tube glue... John
  12. I built one of these in the FROG GB a few years ago, straight from the box - it goes together very nicely: John
  13. I can't see Humbrol not having at least one Sky-type colour in their enamel range. John
  14. Airfix kits of this vintage were built on a newspaper-covered coffee table in the living room using tube glue, a nail file and pointy scissors. The background was usually the teleprinter football results on BBC1. If you think this type of kit would put kids off model building you'd probably have an aneurism at the batch of PM Freedom Fighters I've got for this term's school model club John
  15. It's a really neat wee kit with loads of options - here's the ScaleMates page : https://www.scalemates.com//kits/italeri-15766-char-b1-bis--1110756 J
  16. The latest completed addition to my growing collection of 1/56th scale vehicles: John
  17. You get some of the same figures in polystyrene in the Refueling Set. Lovely job. John
  18. ...this one I bought this a while ago but with all the talk about K2 ambulances I feel the need to give it a start. This is the 1/56th scale Perry Miniatures resin and white metal kit. It's a little beauty: I'll have to source some decals but apart from that everything else needed is in the box. John
  19. The Airfix decals are, of course, excellent and bedded down well with Decalcote: I used Humbrol 40 for the underside, which is gloss and therefor doesn't need any further work before the Decalcote goes to work: John
  20. In the middle of July my son and I finally managed to make our Covid-delayed trip to the Tank Museum at Bovingdon. It's something we had been promising ourselves since before Covid, originally as a 21st birthday trip for him. Turned out to be a combined belated birthday and graduation trip (MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Distinction) Naturally we had a great time and were there for the whole day, studying the exhibits and taking in the atmosphere. I came back home enthused to build some armour - I'm more usually a soft-skin sort of guy for my military vehicle builds. I decided on the Italian Ansaldo Carro Armato M13/40. It's the first Italian tank I've ever seen in the metal, as it were, and it just so happens I've got the Rubicon kit in the pile. Cool! Andrew's memory from the museum trip is a Hobby Boss 1/35th JagdTiger, which is a bit bigger... John
  21. I think, back in the halcyon days of the FROG Group Build, we came to the tentative conclusion that there may have been a retooling of the clear sprue at some point in the production process as at least 2 of the builds seemed to feature canopies of different sizes. For me, I always loved the open option even if it's almost impossible to paint. John
  22. https://www.lindenhillimports.com/store/p1246/AKAN70004.html#/ J
  23. Many moons ago I had a wee daydream about the Boulton-Paul Dauntless, a dedicated dive bomber and ground attack aircraft based on the Defiant single-seat. A sort of cross between the Stuka and the Il-2. Mines, when I eventually get round to it, will probably be toting a couple of 40mm cannon to hunt Rommel's tanks John
  24. I don't *know* but I do *wonder* - given the RAE's role in developing colours for the army could G4 and G5 be the same colours as RAF Light Green and Dark Green, maybe showing some variation because of the different formulations for the different applications? I've been using the old Humbrol French Artillery Green for G3. It seems to sit reasonably well with Mike Starmer's chip in his booklets. John
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