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Val last won the day on July 17 2014

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  1. Hi all! So I gave the cockpit a good gloss coat and weathered with AK Paneliner for sand and desert camo as this is a nice medium-dark brown. I cleaned it off with a cotton bud and then gave the pit a coat of Xtracrylix matt varnish. This is the result. I dropped some Alclad Aqua Gloss into the dials on the IP to give them a glassy look. That's a about it, more soon!
  2. Cheers guys! So, I've changed the colour of the cockpit to (an approximation) of RLM 66 and painted the details. The colour was Tamiya German Grey, lightened in places with the details picked out with Vallejo Model Colour. I've since glossed up ready for a wash, will then matt coat and then add some chips. Then we're about ready to get her together. Cheers, Val
  3. Thanks mate, I'm looking forward to attempting it! Oh yes, I have loads on the go at anyone time! It's not efficient, but they all will get finished..... probably!
  4. Hi all! After really enjoying the Hawker Sydney group build and seeing everyone's builds come together, I thought I'd get involved here too. I've had this Airfix kit hanging around for a while. Looks a basic but good little kit. Not half as nice a the Eduard 109s, but then again, looks a lot simpler and should be a nice quick build. This is the exact aircraft I shall try to reproduce. The main reason I bought this kit is the beautiful scheme! I shall see how I get on with it... Here are the sprue shots: First up is work on getting rid of pesky ejector pins... circled in red Which has been done here: And then I got the cockpit tub together. Detail is ok in here, but nothing too special. She's going to be a quick-ish OOB build so I'll leave it as it is and have the canopy closed. I also got a few other items together: So, time for a quick dry fit. So will need a little filler at the rear wing root, but other than that it looks excellent. Liking this kit! Next stage was to undercoat all the RLM 02 areas in black. And then paint them RLM 02, shading where required. Excellent... But I've now discovered it should be RLM 66 in the cockpit areas of the Bf109E-4! Bit if a problem... I don't actually have any. What I will do is use Tamiya German Grey. I think that will close enough with the cockpit down. We'll see. Ok, more soon! Cheers, Val
  5. A fantastic start! I nearly got one of these kits yesterday but opted against it because of it's issues. I'll be watching with interest to see how you get on for tips!
  6. Thanks! No I didn’t touch the dihedral. It is the week part of the kit and isn’t right. Then again, some pics of a Lanc on the ground shows only a little dihidral so I thought I’d leave it at the risk of making things worse! The upkeep bomb colour took quite a bit of research and to be honest, I’m still not sure! I went for a primer colour in the end which I think is what the Xtradecal sheet called for anyway.
  7. Thank you! To be honest I just used the standard RAF colours from Tamiya. I know some people aren’t too happy with their green, but it looks close enough to me.
  8. Thanks, yes you’re right about the prop spinner. It’s an odd one, basically I got a nice gloss finish which is really unusual for me so decided to keep it and call it a new part You’re right about the canopy too, it isn’t perfectly clear. I tried to get it off to polish it but the crystal clear had got such a strong hold it wouldn’t easily budge! Thanks for the help though, always welcome
  9. It was David Maltby’s aircraft as stated above Thank you all for your kind words!
  10. Thanks all, very kind of you
  11. Thanks! Yeah, I like the used but loved look!
  12. I did, yes. I should probably have knocked it back to a satin finish, but you know when you get near to the end of a build, and each little thing you do seems to break something else? I was at that point so decided to walk away!