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Turbofan

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Turbofan last won the day on August 5 2017

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  1. Hi Moa, I've been following your progress over the past few months and have been in awe of your seemingly endless talents! Congratulations on finally finishing it, it has been so worth it. I hope you can find somewhere fitting to display it where as many people as possible can see, admire and appreciate it. I have one question, where is the flag pole with the ensign flying from it? It would be the icing on the cake for me! The best civil model on BM this year without a doubt!! Cheers, Ian
  2. Looks like the new Comet 4C from Authentic Airliners is nearly ready! http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/Ausstellungen/Gatow2019/VH/9.html Cheers, Ian
  3. If you're talking about the Authentic Airliners A330 kit fear not, you have the skills! Cheers, Ian
  4. Hi Dennis, 8aDecs do this livery for the 1/144 Zvezda 777 not small but a beautiful kit. http://www.8adecs.com/v2/site/cgi-bin/fdecals.pl?opc=show&id=711 Eva Air have painted a number of their fleet in Hello Kitty colours and it's not just the outside either! https://www.bordersofadventure.com/flying-eva-air-hello-kitty-plane-taiwan/ 8aDecs also do a decal for the Zvezda A321 which is a smallish model and again a beautiful kit http://www.8adecs.com/v2/site/cgi-bin/fdecals.pl?opc=show&id=474but I don't know about diecast models but I'm sure a Google will bring up loads of 1/400 Hello Kitty models. Cheers, Ian
  5. Great job! Congratulations on your third place with only your third 1/144 airliner that's pretty good going! Although I'm not a fan of the A350 I know a good model when I see one and this is finished very well, in particular the weathering but I am surprised that such a new aircraft has got so grubby so quickly!! Nice that you added the details to the undercarriage and well done with your home printed decals. I like the pic with the fan rotating always the sign of a well engineered kit when one can do this. I'm considering getting one of these Revell A350's as they're becoming more and more common here at MAN. Looking forward to more airliners from your work bench. Cheers, Ian
  6. Hi Neil, Nearly missed this one! You certainly like Concorde don't you?! Nice job on this old kit, I too have memories of building this as a kid. I think I still have a few in the stash. For me the Airfix kit captures the wing slightly better as the Revell and Airfix/Heller 1/72 ones are, to my eye, too drooped at the wingtip. So which Concorde are you building next? Cheers, Ian
  7. Hi John, Yes and so you should be! It's brilliant, one of the best builds I've seen. I always love a model which tells a story and this one certainly does! The end of a long flight just a few more seconds to go. Congratulations on the work you've done on the wings, both the dropped flaps and slats and the great weathering, they're always the grubbiest part of any airliner. Love it. What's next? Cheers, Ian
  8. Hi CT, Hey this is a little cutie! It certainly is a nice kit and, like you say, small. Smooth, crisp finish and appropriate level of detail make this a winner in my book. The third and fourth pics look so real! but seriously it's good to be able to compare the model and the real thing with your pics. Cheers, Ian
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    Airfix VC10

    Hi Mike, EAA only operated the Super VC10. BOAC, BA, Ghana and Air Malawi all flew the standard VC10 though. Cheers, Ian
  10. Hi Mike, Looking good! I seem to remember, now you mention the AA windscreen, that my one didn't fit on my MD11/DC10 Laker Skytrain conversion, it's another problem though, I think the two front panes are a different size to the kit. Obviously they're designed for the AA kit. But if you're going to do some jiggery pokery with it anyway I'm sure you'll make it work. I think I scanned it into Inkscape and stretched it a little and got it to fit. To be honest it's a year and a half ago and I can't remember the details! Cheers, Ian
  11. I was going to do my AA DC9 in KLM livery but you beat me to it so it'll be Austrian instead(when I eventually get around to finishing it!). I'm thinking about an A310 when the EE one comes out and wouldn't mind doing some old Flying Dutchman aircraft, DC4 or Constellation perhaps. I also have an old Minicraft 737-300 which I keep meaning to refurb with AA windows. Haha, I have that colour in my paint box but thought it was the earlier grey which was used with the broad blue cheatline, duh! Cheers, Ian
  12. Hi Martijn, As expected, a fantastic piece of airliner modelling! It's a beautiful and uncommon aircraft and you've certainly done it justice, nice subtle weathering too, of course. I think I'm going to offload my F-RSIN kit and buy the AA one instead! Pity about the cabin windows but even with just the AA windscreen it still looks good. I have to agree! Your choice of taxiway baseboard is very appropriate as it looks very much like a hot and dusty Spanish airport. Roll on 7th October but in the meantime have fun with the An74. Cheers, Ian
  13. Hi Martijn, Sorry for the late reply I've been away on holiday. Yes I was aware the white isn't pure white, apart from the tail, but when I mixed up a very light shade of grey I found it looked too dirty and as I wanted to paint it quickly I decided to just use Appliance White. I knew you would spot it though!! Do you have a link to the buddy build Martijn? I'd like to have a look at what is being built. Looking forward to your CV990 and 763 No I meant it most sincerely, I leave the jibes to Neil and John, Thank you Moa! Thanks, yes I agree KLM always add a bit of colour to the ramp! Thanks John, yes I didn't choose to convert it specially for the KLM livery, it was going to be SAS but I think I prefer the KLM though. The Xtracolor Blue I used was thinned with cellulose thinners which I think helps but I have to admit there are a few patches which are a little less smooth than others! Thank you very much! I do strive for realism so I guess I've cracked it! Thanks Hobo, me too I will definitely be building more KLM liveries in the future. Cheers, Ian
  14. Hi Mike, You've been busy lately! Nearly missed this one but I'm glad I caught it, I really like the Chelsea Rose design and just realised that I don't have any World schemes in my collection. Trouble is if I did one I'd end up wanting to do them all!! The Daco 737 series are lovely kits aren't they? I'd love to see a sharp pencil run along the flaps to accentuate them a little and maybe a few streaks backwards over the wings though. Not a criticism just an observation. So what's next in your BA collection? Cheers, Ian
  15. Hi Aaron, Generally I'm not into helicopters much but I like this one! Nice level of detail and subtle weathering gives it a real workhorse look, very impressed! Cheers, Ian
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