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Airfix's Boeing Clipper in the airliner scale. This is a SK602 boxing from 1967 - original tool and box and older than me. Compared to my ongoing/previous attempt at this subject its mostly much crisper, with no sink marks and few blemishes (that one was a 1988 edition). Dry fit looks very good, hope not to wreck the detail this time. Again I have no intention of scribing this beast, the fine raised lines work better in this scale anyway.. My previous build has some history of the Clippers - great aircraft three-quarters the size of a 747 but air fares as much as Concorde. Not sure if its Ok to duplicate those posts, so here is a link to the thread. So what do we have. Box old and worn but it was all there when I started: Contents. Classic clear Airfix stand, lovely shiny plastic and written instructions! Close up of fuselage and a wing Lots of clear bits, all of which will be discarded. I'll use Krystal Klear. The props are very flashy, the only case of bad casting. Must have been a bad shot, my later kit has much better props. I may swap them over. Very old and yellow decals, again I'll use the other model's sheet as the two schemes don't share anything and this one will probably fall apart. The other one may fall apart as well, in which case I will have a problem. So lets get on with it. I hope to get basic construction done this weekend, may even get primer on. There will be a disaster of some kind at some point...
Hi all! After slowly getting back into modelling again last year I think I'm ready to to go public with a build. I hope I don't scare the horses!! For my debutante moment I've chosen to do a Frog 1/72 de Havilland DH.60G Gypsy Moth as flown by Amy Johnson on her record 1930 flight to Australia. The kit is rather old, it is numbered F227F and is bagged with a cardboard header card. The decals look slightly yellowed but in surprisingly good condition. Frog 1/72 DH 60G by Dennis Mulhall, on Flickr Frog 1/72 DH 60G Header Card back by Dennis Mulhall, on Flickr The parts have some flash , but cleaning them up should be relatively easy. Frog 1/72 DH 60G parts by Dennis Mulhall, on Flickr Frog 1/72 DH 60G decals by Dennis Mulhall, on Flickr As I'm a pretty basic builder, and not really hankering after the latest and greatest aftermarket or tools I use pretty simple tools and the basic (usually Humbrol) paints, with rattle cans but mostly with a hairy stick. Frog 1/72 DH 60G build tools by Dennis Mulhall, on Flickr Frog 1/72 DH 60G paint and stuff by Dennis Mulhall, on Flickr I use tube cement and plain old tweezers, although I do have a little hand held manual drill bit and a few drills. Sorry for the quality of the photos, but I used my phone because I couldn't be bothered getting out my professional cameras, lenses, flash units, and tripod. That is my OTHER hobby. This will be a rather slow build as I've just gone back to university to pursue another degree and feeling the pressure at the moment. But this is what keeps me sane (along with the wonderful MrsTheBear and DaughterTheBear.) Although I'm pretty much an OOB builder I will be creating a blank for the front cockpit opening, and using the propeller from another one of these done by a company I've never heard of, ABC Argelfarb or some such, to mount on the side of the fuselage as seen on the photos of this machine just after it landed in Darwin. Until the first update, Happy Modelling!!