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Andrew Perren

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  1. Aerocraft models. Ali62 on here is a member.
  2. Sorry but I’m in the same boat as you. I could not find a pic showing any more than the front seats through a door. The kit provides 2x2 rows of seats with a radio rack in the back. No info on the ammo storage at all and no parts in the kit. I had to fabricate a cabin roof to support the upper wing piece anyway, so I put a couple of boxes up there as a guess. The kit has two windows above the cabin which need to be filled in and painted over as the lynx had a solid roof. This whole area of the kit is weak. As it ended up the clear parts are so distorted that you can barely make out any details in there anyway.
  3. Thanks guys for the kind comments.
  4. Hello Folks Haven't had much bench time in the last few months but I just managed to get this one done. It is the truly horrible Roden issue of the Skymaster with extra parts to represent an aircraft operated by No. 4 Sqn Rhodesian Air Force during the Bush War. After embargoes were imposed on the regime at the time by the major powers, Rhodesia turned to French company REIMS who modified civilian Cessna 337 Skymasters. The added weapons capabilities in the form of 2 x 303 Browning machine guns mounted above the cabin and strengthened underwing hardpoints gave the Lynx a formidable close air support capacity in a stable and east to operate platform. The aircraft carried no national markings. The kit is pretty average all round but the worst parts are the clear parts and the decals. Despite a lot of polishing and buffing the windows are barely see through and the decals were rubbish. I used aftermarket brass landing gear legs I got from Ebay to help cope with the metric ton of lead in the nose and some Master metal 303 barrels improved the look of the gun pods. The landing lights under the nose are MV lenses. Here's some pics.
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    Revell 1/48 Tornado intakes

    I've got an F3 on the go and there are some real issues in this area. I was planning an in flight build but the seams down those narrow intakes changed my mind. Very little working room. Of course this being my first revell tornado I'm following the instructions. Steve's option above may help somewhat.
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    Photobucket Have Seen The Error of Their Ways

    I'm another that switched to Smugmug and so far very happy. Much more pro looking interface and as a photographer and a modeller its somewhere i'm happy to point people to.
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    Wessex UH. 5 - Italeri 1:48

    Lovely Walter. Good stuff.
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    1/48 Eduard Bell X-1

    She's a looker Mick. Great stuff.
  9. Andrew Perren

    Eduard 1/32 P-40N 80 Sqn RAAF

    Thanks very much everyone.
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    Another Kinetic 1/48 Mirage IIIO

    Like the grey one the best so far.
  11. As usual I love seeing your builds Matthias. This one is a beauty.
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    Eduard 1/32 P-40N 80 Sqn RAAF

    Thanks for all the kind comments guys, I appreciate it. As as for the photos it's been something I'm putting a lot of time into improving. These were taken with my new Nikon D5600 ( merry Christmas to me) and I have a studio/table setup with some light stands that hold 5500k daylight bulbs with diffusers. Lots of folk know more about photography than me but that's what I'm using. hope that helps. Andrew P.
  13. Hello Folks This is my latest off the bench and represents a few firsts for me. - First 1/32 in a long time, - First time using MRP paints, - First time using Montex masks. - First time using a turps based panel line wash. Eduard(Hasegawa) P-40N A29-607 BU-G as flown by Sqn Ldr John Waddy, 80 SQN RAAF . All but the kill tally and tail code are painted on using Montex masks. Kit stencils. I love the MRP paint and will use it again. The Eduard kit gives you resin wheels and exhausts and some etchy goodness. Hope you like my BU-G. Cheers Andrew P.
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    1/48 Harrier GR-7A Eduard Limited ed

    Thank you all again. The FOD covers sure seem to be a hit which is great. I wanted something to add a pop of colour. They are a ready made item from Steel Beach resin and are marketed for the Hasegawa AV-8 but it's the same intake. I got mine from Sprue Bros in the US. I primed with white primer and added strips of tape for the reflective white stripes. Painted a bright orange them removed the tape strips to show the White. The black handles are just black decal. A messy wash made them look used.
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    1/48 E.E. Lightning F.3 56 Sq Wattisham

    Gotta love a good lightning. Yours is a ripper, well done all round.