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  1. This one was finished in the recent 'KUTA XIII' GB but I've only just got around to posting an RFI... The latter stages of the build are here if you want to see it coming together. Work on this model began years ago, long before I joined BM, so the early stages were not recorded. You won't miss much, as it was built to a very basic standard! Normally I would ask for critique on a model, but not this time! This one is full of silly mistakes and areas that could have been built better. Even my recent work, which really should have been to a higher standard, was frequently jinxed by problems. Eventually I lost interest and just wanted to get it finished - my mojo was gone... It is a large beast - the following photos were taken on a standard 18" patio slab and it filled that entirely! Hope you like it and please do not be too harsh with your comments!
  2. Having finished the Buccaneer, it's time to turn my attention to the next model on my shelf of doom - the 1/72 Revell HP Victor: It's not the first time this model has appeared on BM. It was on the recent KUTA GB at the end of last year, but never quite got finished... That build was a bit of a nightmare (the intakes immediately spring to mind!). If interested, that build is documented here: Since abandoning work on this model, I have taken delivery of the new Airfix version of the Victor - a vastly superior kit: My original plan was to have just one Victor, painted in the camouflage scheme. However, now I have two kits I want them to look different. I've decided that the Airfix kit will be getting the camouflage scheme, so what to do with this model? Two options: 1. Keep it as a K.2 Victor and paint it hemp 2. Convert it back to a B.2 and paint it white I've changed my mind a few times on which is best! I've finally decided to go with the second option, mainly because the Airfix kit has also included spare decals for this version and they are much better than the Revell offering... Also, I think white paint suits the aircraft better than hemp! So here's the current state of play: Obvious jobs include discarding the refuelling pods and underwing fuel tanks then filling those four holes in the wing. I could keep the wing tanks, but in the interest of making both models look different I think they should go - the camouflaged Victor will have these fitted and most photos of the white Victors show the aircraft without them, so that is a more representative way to portray this aircraft. A bit more surgery will be also be required on the belly to remove the central refuelling area. With any luck this will be a relatively quick project!
  3. Hi all, Very quick build log of a Revell Hunter FGA.9 that took a long shelf break after a weird accident with AK Extreme Metal paint. It's this kit, known and loved by Hunter fans worldwide! So what went wrong? I painted the underside with AK Extreme Metal Steel as it gave a favourable rendition of High Speed Silver lacquer. I left it for about a day, masked with Tamiya tape and then painted the topside with Xtracrylix Dark Green/Dark Sea Grey. When I removed the masking tape, this was the result. The adhesive from the tape seemed to have merged with the paint to create a sticky, lumpy mess that couldn't be removed with thinner or even sanding. All sanding did was spread it around and peel off sections of the paint. the primer (Tamiya Fine Surface Primer) was unaffected. The top side was okay, so I didn't want to strip it all down, especially as I'd detailed the cockpit already. So off to the shelf of doom it went. But today my Vulcan's Milliput was drying and I decided to rescue this off the shelf and see if it was salvageable. I went after the goo with cotton buds and cellulose thinner and it seems to have worked, although both paint and primer are now gone. Further progress will follow when I'm sure the plastic hasn't been affected... Alan
  4. 1/48 Academy Hawker Hunter F.6, 14 SQN RAF G├╝tersloh, 1963 Hi folks, this was a kit I started nearly ten years ago when I was a teenager and was left half built. Completed as part of the KUTA GB. WIP here. Following advice I shortened the tail bullet and moved the tailplanes forward so they were correctly positioned (more or less). Apart from that it was completely OOB. This was also my first time using an airbrush and I am happy with the result! I used Tamiya flat Aluminium, Xtracrylix Dark Sea Grey and Modelmaster Acryl Dark Green. Definitely a smoother finish than when I use a brush! (The masking was killer though) I left this one relatively clean due to the fast approaching GB deadline and the fact that when looking at reference images they appeared to be well looked after. Anyway, thanks for looking, any pointers would be happily received. P.S cutting up the decals for the undercarriage doors were a nightmare. Cheers, Ash
  5. I'm jumping in! I started this sometime in January and with one thing and another she ended up languishing on the shelf of doom so I thought I'd get her done in this KUTA season. Done some of the subassemblies, so far everything has gone together quite nicely. The cockpit is pretty good for this scale and even has instrument panel decals, I added some tape belts but not sure how much you will see once everything is buttoned up. I boxed in the undercarriage wells and added a little bit to the exhaust as both these ares are just completely open otherwise. Also the three windows on the aft starboard side are not supplied as clear parts so I drilled and filed them and then for the glass I shoved some melted clear sprue into the hole. A few swipes with sandpaper and voila! The middle one is a fraction larger but as long as my window masks are all the same size it should look fine. Hopefully tonight I'll get a bit done on her Thanks Segan
  6. After some years of Shelf of Doom exile, I decided to finish my Academy F-4B. Here it goes: All (constructive) opinions welcome. All (less constructive) opinions welcome too, if they're funny (I'm the one to judge). Cheers, S.
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