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  1. I enjoyed the show. Seemed fairly busy at times (busier than I expected) it was nice to get out and chat to other enthusiast. Winning best in show for my hellcat was a nice way to end the day. Thanks guys
  2. Ah man. I need to get a plaque for it with this written on it
  3. Thanks Guys. I am pleased with the result. Bigglesoff266. I was working on a german half track at the same time, hence the comment about lots of wheels. I know I was lucky with only 8 wheels, 2 sprockets and 2 idle wheels, but compared to the usual 3 wheels I have to deal with, with most aircraft kits, it still felt a lot . This boxing had two options - the one I did (which didnt come out exactly like the paint guide) and a all over green version with russian stars (captured machine). The decals were good (didnt notice who made them) there were only 4 decals to be put on for the scheme I did (and 3 for the russian version) and all settled nicely.
  4. Hi All, First armour build from an aircraft builder. Didnt enjoy all the wheels, but did enjoy playing with weathering powders and making mud. The figures came with the kit and I decided to use them at the last minute to add interest to the model. I also used a home made base to add interest for display purposes. DSC_0494 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0491 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0490 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0488 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0487 by Richard Page, on FlickrDSC_0486 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0485 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0484 by Richard Page, on Flickr
  5. Thanks guys. I got the idea from a YouTube video. The flexible mask is really good and conforms to complex curves nicely. They were a lot of fun to used (you don't have to tape it in place) Rod - they are lovely kits!
  6. Hi All, Please find my recently completed Tamiya 1/48 Tomcat. This was an absolute joy to build. Tamiya's engineering on this kit was spot on. Extras included resin wheels, Photo etch for the cockpit and brassin seats. Also used a resin closed exhaust nozzle and a resin replacement for the beaver tail. I didnt want to have an F-14 with a perfectly clean paint finish as that would not look right to my eyes. I Tried to give it a weathered paint finish by painting the grey sections black, then used an AK paint mask to spray white splodge . then oversprayed this with the grey colour to get a weathered looking result. THe white sections were primed with white primer, the Paint mask used to spray light grey splodges and then white sprayed over the top. 20210710_160650 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210710_154901 by Richard Page, on Flickr THe intake blanks and exhaust blanks were home made. i did buy resin intake blanks, but they were made for the Hasegawa kit and were too short (and I ended up loosing one inside the tomcat body. So I made my own and used the decals provided with the resin items to create the markings which are linked to the particular airframe (the VF number and aircraft number) I think one the intake blanks is a trimmed down gunbay access panel from a corsair and the other was made from a 1/32 tempest gunbay cover. DSC_0303 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0301 by Richard Page, on Flickr evidence of the mottled/weathered paintfinish (it is a bit more clearer in person DSC_0299 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0298 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0296 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0293 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0291 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0289 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0287 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0284 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0283 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0282 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0281 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0279 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0277 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0275 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0272 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0281 by Richard Page, on Flickr This is a big beast. a size comparison photo with a 1/48 FW190 and a 1/48 Spitfire IMG_20210727_154741 by Richard Page, on Flickr
  7. It's called FM Details set. A mix of resin for the engine, engine gun bay and panels and a photoetch sheet for the wing gun bays
  8. Hi all, started this a few months ago after getting the resin engine/gunbay kit from Jinxman on here. I wanted to try and make the aircraft look lightly weathered with light chipping. Build log can be found here Camo painted using Mr Hobby paints (tamiya for the underside blue blue) First time using Mig Ammo gun metal weathering powder. That stuff is awesome, Paint the guns black and brush the powder on and it really transforms the guns finish. All major marking painted using Montex masking kit as I prefer the look of painted markings rather than decals. DSC_0235 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0237 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0240 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0242 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0243 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0245 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0246 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0249 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0254 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0255 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0257 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0258 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0262 by Richard Page, on Flickr
  9. Small update and possibly the last before finishing The airframe was given a panel line wash and a flat coat. Tonight I reached a milestone. After all the cutting and glueing resin, I finally mated the engine to the fuselage. The engine bearers had small spikes of brass wire fitted to aid in this and the tubular support was made out of brass tube, which was a pig to get right (or close to right). The engine is 100% straight but after the work I went through to get to this stage, I can live with it. The Resin guns (missing thier barrels at the moment) look good too, but I still need to finish weathering them The decal stencils were added. This was the weirdest part of the build, the decal codes on the stencil guide in the instructions seemed to bear no semblense to the codes on the decal sheet. I ended up just looking through the sheet to find the one that matched the picture rather than following the code. Unusual for Eduard. I decided I wanted to fit the bottom panels so the resin panels were glued together with a lot of superglue to try and get them to hold. A bit messy and will need cleaning up, I hope they clean up well (and as the panels will be the same shade of yellow as the tail, it should add a bit of variety to the dark engine) The support tubes looked much better when painted! Sorry the pics are a bit rubbish. They were taken this evening in the shed with my phone (with flash on which created a bit of glare) 20210623_191902 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_191908 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_191309 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_191528 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_191543 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_191558_001 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_191621 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_192454 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210623_192507 by Richard Page, on Flickr
  10. Definately! Damn it. Just looked at the paint guide. You are right. Not much I can do about it now and luckily it is effectly hidden when sitting on its landing gear. Uniformity of the brighter green as it was needed on the nose, tail and fuselage marking. I wanted all areas to match. The decals in the kit are very good and settle nicely. Be warned that there are a lot of stencils (almost every panel hatch has a stencil!!)
  11. My wife brought me this for my birthday, as I was off for the week I decided to set myself a birthday challenge and try to build and finish the kit within that week off. I am pleased to say I managed to do it. I started it last tuesday and put the matt coat on last night. It was nice to build a kit without adding any photoetch or resin etc and just enjoy what is in the kit itself. The only addition was a spare resin seat I had in the spares box (not the correct seat but looks ok under the closed canopy) and the air probe on the wing was broken in my boxing so I used a bit of brass wire. The kit is nice and I liked the touch of having the air intake cover and exhaust cover provided. The only down points I thought was that the detail on the fuselage halves is a bit soft and the detail in the cockpit is not great. It is made up of 3 black and white decals which look a bit rubbish given the detail in the rest of the kits. I hope you like it. I decided to paint the yellow and green squadron markings and was pleased with the result (particularly that my masking for the fuselage markings was correct when it came to add the roundel decal) DSC_0100 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0104 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0105 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0106 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0110 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0111 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0112 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0118 by Richard Page, on Flickr DSC_0107 by Richard Page, on Flickr
  12. Small update. I have backed off the engine for the time being and concentrated on painting the airframe. First I sprayed the whole airframe with Vallejo aluminium (for chipping purposes) The undersides were painted with Tamiya paint and the national marking sprayed using a montex masking set. The tail identification bands were painted and the tail painted in yellow using Mr Colour H413. The area was then scuffed up to look less pristine, The camo was sprayed free hand after spraying heavy chipping fluid. I used the base colours of H422 (RLM 82) and H421 (RLM 81) and then picked out panels with a lightened version of the colours, then blended this in with a light overspray of the original colour. Chipping was created by wetting the area and using a tooth pick. This was then sealed with a coat of Klear. Next to be done is to use the montex mask set to paint the national markings on the fuselage and wings before tacking the engine! I also completed the propeller (spiral mask came from the montex mask set) 20210527_183537 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210527_183514 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210527_183452 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210527_183440 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210527_185251 by Richard Page, on Flickr 20210527_185301 by Richard Page, on Flickr Thats all for now i
  13. I started this yesterday. The airframes can be built in the closed position without any fettling. I glued the bottom edge first and then the top as they pressure from opposite sides (bottom from outside the fuselage and top from the inside). The only criticism I have is the panel lines and detail are a bit soft. Might need a going over with a scriber to define them a little bit more
  14. Amazing detail as always. I love watching your builds come together
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