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  1. Hopefully I am not being too ambitious in my plans for this Group Build, my 4th and final planned build is a Fairey Gannet AEW.
  2. Ages ago I started a model of Sir Keith Park's Hurricane that he flew before and through the Battle of Britain. I've finally gotten around to taking the finished photos today. The build is here - The model is based on the Airfix rag wing kit married to Alleycat's tin wing conversion. Even with the advent of Arma Hobby's Hurricane kits this is still a valid way of producing the model as the early tin wing aircraft did not have one of the panels depicted on the Arma Hobby kit. The wheels are 5 spokes from an Eduard spitfire kit and the tyres from an Arma Hobby kit. The cano
  3. Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk Ib, HMS Eagle, 1942. Altough overshadowed by the Spitfire during the Battle of Britain the Hurricane accounted for 60% of total losses by the Luftwaffe during that time. Built by 3 other countries as well as Britain, nearly 14,500 were built and it served till the end of the war in all theatres. This Sea Hurricane was part of 801 sqn, FAA, aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Eagle, part of a convoy which sailed to Malta with supplies. Of the 14 merchant ships that left the UK only 5 made it to Malta and more than 500 Merchant and Royal Navy sailors a
  4. Here's one of my entries for the 'In the Navy' GB still ongoing just now. The conversion from the new tool Airfix kit was a breeze, the Alleycat parts fitting superbly, even for a hamfisted numpty like myself! I've ordered another to do a MkII NF which I have markings for. The Airfix kit even has the early teardrop canopy to use for this build, signs of a MkI or MkVI on the way maybe? The decals were from High Planes and worked smoothly using the 'wetting on with the Johnsons Klear' technique described variously on this forum. I do very little weathering to my models, to wo
  5. Here's my 1/72 SAAF C-47TP 'Turbo Dakleton', built for the Maritime Patrol and Coastal Command group build. Build thread is here: It's the Airfix kit with an Alleycat conversion. You get everything you need in the conversion - resin forward fuselage, engines, props and a replacement starboard wing root, clear resin windscreen and extra windows, PE aerials and decals. Quite a nice conversion but the resin forward fuselage needed a lot of sanding to get it down to the same diameter as the Airfix fuselage. thanks for looking Julian
  6. I have a soft spot for the Tucano, I regularly see them zooming around the east coast, over the North Yorks Moors and York. They make a distinctive noise and even my wife doesn't need to see one to know a Tucano is out and about. I even built a Premier 1/72nd scale one eons ago. However seeing the 2014 display scheme when passing Linton-on-Ouse made me get off my backside and buy one of Alleycats lovely kits. It really is the complete package, no after market was harmed in the making of this model. I had three main undercarriage legs in my kit, and no nose wheel leg, I got it replaced
  7. Having a trawl through the Internet this morning I spotted Alleycat are preparing the following: Some more new items this weekend! In 1/72 AND 1/48th Early Bristol Beaufighter conversions for the Mk1/early 6 with flat tailplanes, unshrouded exhaust etc. 2 new 1/48th Sea Vixen FAW1 sets for the 2 Martel missile test aircraft, plusSAAF C-47TP Turbo Dak in 1/72 and Vought Kingfisher windscreen without guntube slot for the 1/32 KittyHawk kit are now available. New 1/72 decals for Meteor NF11/12 and Merlin powered Wellington Mk2 have also arrived. As a sneak, there are new items on the way that
  8. Hi gang - so here's the start of this one. For the background see here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234995305-spitfire-vc-no-4-sqn-saaf-kj-z-the-blue-one/ I'm using Airfix's new-tool Vb kit combined with Alleycat's C wing resin conversion, and have some decals from MAVDecal in South Africa on the way - though I think these will be used for codes and the 'Boks only. This is my second build using this kit and third including the new tool Mk 1 from last year ( which shares many build similarities) - so with luck I hope to be able to show you a couple of solutions for t
  9. McDonnell Douglas F-4B Phantom Seamless Intakes AlleyCat 1:48 The Academy F-4B Phantom has already been praised for it’s detail and accuracy, but there are always areas that need upgrading in any kit. This new set from AlleyCat provides the modeller two seamless intakes along with separate splitter plates. The parts are made of white resin and are very nicely moulded, with fine panel lines, sharp edges and smooth intakes. There is a small amount of cutting to remove an area of the kits lower wing, but this is well described in the instructions, including a diagram of the offending a
  10. Messerschmitt Me-109G6 AlleyCat 1:32 Revell can be full of surprises and when they announced the new 1:32 Me-109G6 the usual clamour for information started. Fortunately for Revell, the kit was very well received, but as usual there were some areas that could have been done a little better. To help with making an more accurate model, AlleyCat have released this upgrade set of resin parts for it. Arriving in a sturdy cardboard box with just a simple sticker on the front describing what the set is for, the set replaces many of the kits problem parts and has been designed to improve othe
  11. Grumman Albatross correction set AlleyCat 1:48 The release of the 1:48 Grumman Albatross by Trumpeter was a very welcome and pleasant surprise and whilst the majority of the kit was nicely done the nose section and the distinctive chines wasn’t quite correct shape wise. To remedy this, AlleyCat have released this correction set, which consists of a completely new nose section, canopy and overhead console. Packaged in a plain sturdy cardboard box the dark grey resin parts are pretty well protected with poly chips and the clear resin canopy is in a separate zip-lock bag to prevent scr
  12. Morning sports fans. It a cold icy day here at the Jonnerstad, but there'll be partying on the streets of Oxford this evening if all goes to plan... Anyway in prep for the arrival of the much discussed Trumpeter vampire FB9, as I suggested I'm going to do a double build with Alleycat's resin kit of said Nosferatic di-boomer. It will be a compare and contrast job, and with luck we'll see how the Trumpy kit shapes up. First up though, the current 1/48th "Champeen" ( cue Rocky music....) The kit comes in a sturdy pizza box type carton, and with excellent well printed decals, some canop
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