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  1. Handsome aircraft, the Firefly; being well served on BM just at the mo’… Your Mk I looks lovely CC.
  2. Looks lovely under the unforgiving Alclad, Bill. Somehow it’s just so signature Navy Bird to have that lovely smooth finish. Unless of course all the flaws or on the other side of the fuselage…
  3. Masking canopies inside and out at 1/72 scale eh? Smacks of OCD sophistication that does Fine decaling Georgio; even if I’m not persuaded that decaling is a proper verb…
  4. I second Mark’s comment. I’m still marvelling at the lovely patchy/faded look you’ve managed by brush with the dark green, Chris. Sounding a bit like a stuck record I know - but there you go
  5. Didn’t. Not saying which was better neither Waste of money. It’s a self-prolonging thread. (Why does that phrase sound a bit orf?) TWU Hawk can rest a bit after that heady dash of the last week or two. Haven’t really got any progress to post. So in lieu of that a nice piccie of a pre-wings young Fritag wobbling about in close formation in a Valley Hawk. It’s not even the aircraft I’m modelling. No excuse at all really What a dazzling smile tho’ Actually. I’ve just done a delicate task on Valley Hawk. Having faired the windscreens in so carefully, I realised that they didn’t look quite right without some sort of panel line demarcating the windcreen and the fuselage. Cue careful (very) use of the Tamiya scriber. Results later; once I’ve made the paint good. I know; not really worth a post or your time reading it was it. Sorry. But hey.
  6. Rapidly produced near perfection Mark. You are a great painter of model aircraft and the preparation work is beautifully neat.
  7. Inspiring stuff as always, Tom. Because you've got so much experience and skill working with these big vacs you make it look straightforward; deceptively so. I know that I'd be struggling with all those myriad decisions and judgment calls that you probably just take in your stride. Enjoying this.
  8. I did . I hope they fit. What year? There were a couple superlative adjectives deployed in that comment G. Not harmed as such; but definitely used… Useful to avoid being shot in the ar*e tho’ Back in the days when real men flew loooow Must have been young… Where was the old workplace? So do I Ha, trying to build one as good as yours ain’t easy Serkan; least ways, not for mere mortals S’pect I’ll do T-bird and a single seater sooner or later. Prob not next tho’. Might take a break from 1/72 and give the eyes a rest… … I’m sorry to say there’s no progress to report Has been some modelling; but it’s been of the trying to rectify c*ck up type. May I present one c*ck up? If anyone has found the missing half of the etch rear IP, would they kindly return it? It probably got ripped off when I removed the masking. But it defeated my efforts to find it. Wasn’t stuck to the masking tape, in the cockpit, on the desk or stuck to my slippers. Hey ho… Luckily there’s no dials on that half of the rear IP. So a fix was possible. 0.2mm Plastic card: Painted to match: Populated with some detail: Which was cut from some spare etch (an Airwaves set IIRC; for the Revell Hawk I think, as it's the wrong overall shape for mine): Should pass muster once it’s hidden in shade under the rear coaming. Wot a pain. Still, could’ve been worse.
  9. He’s basically an artist ain’t he. Don’t tell him I said so though
  10. Hang on in there Bill. Not sure how I feel about the fact that an ill-Bill can still out-model the rest of us. Them skills must be deeply imbedded
  11. Excellent paint finish Chris; I have no idea how you get such a good result brush painting. Respect.
  12. Now I’ve dipped my toe into the world of fusion, my mind is even more boggled by what you’re doing than it was when I had no idea at all…
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