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After some trial and error I've managed to sort a few photos of my finished Airfix toom... my first proper 'plane kit in 30 years or so. Quite enjoyed the experience and there's a work in progress thread that I used to track my "build"... but this will do for now. One mistake I made at the end was to paint the flightpath etch steps in yellow (because that's what the instructions said to do) but these should instead be a dark red.... which they now are, and awaiting some gloss varnish to seal and give some gleam. I'll grab a few photos once that's all sorted. Anyway... crit welcome... and yes, its a bit clean underneath; it's just had a wash Phantom 2 by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr Phantom 1 by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr Phantom in profile by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr Phantom 3 by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr Airfix 1:72 Phantom upper and lower by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr XT864 upper view by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr XT864 Starboard front quarter by Jonathan Hughes, on Flickr Thanks also for all the comments and support that I received during the build. It's what these forums are for.... thanks one and all Jonathan
Afternoon all, Here is a build from a few months back. Knowing the importance of recycling, particularly of hens teeth old Matchbox kits, I had a lot of fun dismantling and renovating this HS 125. I thought this was a funky scheme, and I liked the idea of 1970s JCB execs flying off to Schipol in the morning, selling a few diggers, and celebrating with G&Ts on the flight home... This started with a £3 ebay purchase and arrived covered in lashings of Humbrol with no discernable undercarriage, looking something like this: I've yet to master the art of the perfect finish following heavy duty sandpapering, but I learnt a lot along the way, and it did help tone down those Matchbox trenches. Apologies to the ebay seller if I desecrated a family heirloom! All best, Harry
I've always wanted to do a Roland C.II in 1/72nd scale. I know of the Eduard kit in 1/48th scale, but can a reasonable model be made of the ancient Airfix kit? Thank you very much for any assistance in this quixotic venture! Best Regards, Jason