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  1. Hi. I have to say I was really torn with this GB as I wanted to take part (would be rude not to) but I am affraid I will not have enough time for the projects I had in mind (Airfix 1:72 TSR2 with lots of extras). Yesterday evening my son (5) saw my finished Meteor (in another GB) and asked to build a kit with him. I took the opportunity and drew the Airfix Gnat from the stash (from the Black Friday sales): Sorry for the lousy pics. The next will be better I hope. So plan is to build this with my son and to let him do the majority (not sure how this will work though...). Furthermore I will try to convince him to paint it as per kits instructions. If this turnes out well I need to buy a starter kit for the starter kit GB later René
  2. Not looking forward to painting all that Red and White, or NMF and Da-Glo, but I am looking forward to the kit itself.
  3. And another of Nomore Shelfspace's enthusiastic but basic builds, the new Airfix Folland Gnat in trainer colours. (You know what I'm going to say next... I built the original one, bagged, silver grey plastic, 2/6d from Woolworth's, about twelve parts, stuck together without painting, promptly thrown across the garden, etc.!). Nice kit, although getting the over complex underside insert to fit was a minor nightmare. Also the underwing tanks and air intakes needed a lot of filling and sanding - I think Airfix's new CAD designers are very clever, but I wonder if they actually build the kits they design?... apart from that I can only admire the huge amount of detail they've packed in to such a tiny model. The alu areas are a bit too grey, my fault. The dayglo areas were sprayed over a white base - I used Humbrol acrylic for the dayglo, this stuff is so translucent it needed most of a pot to cover this tiny area! One thing I missed before I took the photo, the lower edge of the windscreen hasn't been painted properly. I corrected that after the photo. There's also some cement bloop visible - not correctable unfortunately! PL
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