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  1. Hello again everyone! This time I bring you the mighty Skyraider! This is a kit I finished in 2018, and was built with the idea of trying new techniques, tools and paints, to see how far my skills would go. It's the venerable, but still good Monogram kit. This are the things I did during the built: 1.- First time using Acrylics and Lacquer paints (long time enamel painter). 2.- I completely rescribed the kit. 3.- I modified the nose to be able to fit the cowling, engine, and lower chin from a dead Tamiya kit. (Monogram is undersized). 4.- Modify a little bit the front fuselage in order to accept the windscreen and canopy from the same Tamiya kit (looks better than Monogram's canopy and windscreen). 5.- I scratchbuilt the landing year, as they didn't come in the box. 6.- The wing cannons were replaced by modified needles. 7.- Tail antenna same as above. 8.- Added a True Details seat. 9.- Quickboost wing and fuselage pylons. 10.- Fuel tank from the Tamiya kit. 11.- True Details wheels. 12.- First time using oils and watercolor pencils for weathering. Cammo was airbrushed freehand. Also the kit decals were used. And I think that's all! Maybe not perfect, but I like the result. Some in-progress photos: And the finished model: Hope you like it. Tato
  2. Hello everyone, I'm new here and my English is poor. In order not to bore me, I start with a workshop. This is not my first model, I have already built a few. I like Italian machines very much. Model MC.205 "Veltro" in 1:48 scale with a few accessories.
  3. Finished this a little while ago. Airfix 1:48 javelin. Really nice model to build fits nicely just let down by the decals. Fin flash too large, “port outboard gun” for the port and starboard side, and flap control on the aileron? Minor let downs on otherwise I really nice model.
  4. My latest build 1:48 harrier FA2. Nice model with lots of manufacturing defects (thus the very short body gear)
  5. Good evening. Finally completed and photographed, my take on the Revell 1:48 F4U. One of my favorite planes, providing endless inspiration for weathering, I am tempted to look into a 1:32 kit, tips and suggestions welcome. I build this essentially OOB. I had a bit of a fight with silvering of the decals on the port side and may revisit them on a rainy Sunday. In the meantime, thanks all for looking. CF CF
  6. I've been waiting until now to reveal my third entry in this group build so I can once again say "on this day 80 years ago". Not to mention I didn't have the kit yet and wasn't sure how long it would take, with international post as it is right now. Fortunately it came today in the post. I've chosen this aircraft as it's a fitting tribute to the ground crews who helped keep the fighters of Fighter Command flying, as you'll see. Also the battle described below took place more or less over where I used to live in the New Forest region of Hampshire. This combat appears to have been particularly confused due to many factors including heavy cloud and pilots' aircraft recognition skills (or lack thereof, noting that of course this wouldn't be easy in combat conditions looking through an armoured windscreen!). Not to mention that the references I've used contradict each other at times. But this is my interpretation of it, based on pilots' reports, Operations Record Books, and various references including the Battle of Britain Combat Archive (Parry), Battle over Britain (Francis K. Mason) and the Battle of Britain: Then & Now. In fact Parry's book contains photos taken from the Ju88s on the raid, as a war photographer made up part of the crew on one of the aircraft. In the late afternoon of 14th August 1940, large numbers of aircraft were plotted approaching the West Country. On this day heavy clouds hampered the Luftwaffe's ability to mount large coordinated raids; instead up to 100 aircraft set out in small groups to attack a number of airfields. Among the various formations were three Junkers 88s of Lehrgeschwader 1, flown by Hauptman Kern, Oberleutnant Soderman and Oberleutnant Heinrici. Two Spitfires of 609 Squadron based at Middle Wallop were airborne and were vectored towards the raid. These were Flying Officer John Dundas (Yellow 1, in R6961 "PR-P") and Sergeant Alan Feary (Yellow 2, in L1065 "PR-E"). The pilots spotted one of the Ju88s flying in the opposite direction and wheeled around. Dundas engaged one of these aircraft, misidentifying it as a Messerschmitt 110, and fired a four second burst at it but he quickly lost it in cloud. At this point the bombers dived through cloud to deliver their bomb loads on Middle Wallop airfield. Kern's bombs exploded near No. 4 and No. 5 hangar and Soderman's landed harmlessly on the north-eastern edge of the airfield. Heinrici's bombs however scored a direct hit on No.5 Hangar, demolishing it and killing Cpl R. W. Smith, LAC H. Thorley and LAC K. Wilson, who were crushed by the hangar doors as they struggled bravely to close them to protect the Spitfires and Blenheims inside. Cpl F. H. Appleby was also injured by the blast. The photo below shows the extent of the damage. Feary dived through the cloud hoping to intercept the bombers as they emerged, and at 8,000 feet he spotted Heinrici's aircraft finishing its bomb run. Feary gave chase and fired ten seconds of ammunition into the hapless bomber, which dived and crashed near North Charford. Plt Off David Crook, who was flying one of seven Spitfires scrambled urgently as the attackers departed, spotted the downed Junkers and "had never seen an aeroplane so thoroughly wrecked; it was an awful mess". Two of the four-man crew were killed. This was the first of three patrols Feary flew in L1065 that afternoon. On his second flight he spotted four more Ju88s and attacked with no apparent result. On his third he intercepted yet another bomber bombing the airfield but this escaped in cloud. Feary flew throughout the Battle of Britain as the only NCO pilot on 609 Squadron, and was credited with shooting down five aircraft, with one probable, one unconfirmed shared, and four damaged. He was sadly killed in combat on 7th October 1940 when he was bounced by Bf109s; he baled out of his stricken Spitfire N3238 but fell with his parachute partly opened near Warmwell. L1065 was one of 609 Sqn's veteran aircraft. Delivered to 609 Sqn on 6 September 1939, it flew with the squadron throughout the Battle of Britain. Its first kill was a Do17 credited to Plt Off R. F. G. Miller on 13 July 1940. Sgt Feary also used it to damage a Bf110 and destroy a Ju87 on 13 August 1940. On 7 November, L1065 was passed to 7 O.T.U. and was used by several other OTUs throughout the next few years before becoming an "instructional airframe" in 1947. The below photo shows L1065, probably at Northolt in June 1940. This build will be dedicated to Alan Feary (Derby's "forgotten ace") and the ground crews of Fighter Command, many of whom were killed or wounded in their efforts to keep Fighter Command flying. The kit I'll be using looks a gem: I may add resin extras such as exhausts if availability and time taken in the post allow. Although I'm keen to get cracking on this, don't expect too much progress on this just yet, I'll make a start once there's more room on my workbench! Matt
  7. More than 20 years after finishing my last model I felt I wanted to try out some modelling again! Last time I was "active" was in 1999-2000 or so, when I moved out from my parents house. Out of my old builds nothing is left except for some photos, but I recall some fun builds like the revell F101-B Voodoo in 1:72 and the Airfix S A Bulldog in the same scale, and of course also the Airfix Bf109 in 1:24. So, after many years I want to get off where I left and as a start I will try out with something rather easy where I can focus on trying out some new techniques. This turned out to be the Hasegawa P-47D in 1:48, so here we go! I started this build already in january 2020 but it was first now I decided to publish a build log of it - for this reason not all steps have been documented. The pace has not been the most rapid one, but I will drop some posts on the current progress and hopefully things will move faster now when I have the tools etc in place. The first thing I did was to replace the exhausts in the front with new ones that I made from beer can aluminium. The parts provided in the kit (seen on top of the exhausts in the photo) were not too convincing. The new ones were somewhat better even if the openings in the end felt a little too large. The rear (intercooler?) openings were good in shape but of course too thick as they are moulded parts. I considered removing them and replace them with brass, aluminium or crash moulded / vac formed plastic sheet, but in the end it turned out I could just carve them out and still get a decent result.
  8. Hot on the heels of the MkI Blenheim RFI, is the belated Mk.I Spitfire that preceded it on the workbench, finished 6 months ago. Today's soft overcast light was ideal again, and all the tools I'd used for the Blenheim shoot were still handy. This conversion was mainly based on the 2010 mould of the 1:48 Mk.I Spitfire that I picked up cheap-ish second hand. (I was told the Mk.V Spit makes a better candidate for this conversion) The transfers were the Xtradecal ones. Again, this recent Airfix kit went together easily, great for a relative newbie to the hobby to cut his teeth on. I've lived in Southampton for years, and there is a ton of aviation heritage locally on the South Coast here, and having the prototype Spitfire to display on the shelf has always been high on the wish list. Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr Supermarine Type 300 Prototype by Mike, on Flickr
  9. Kit - Hasegawa PT6 Paint - All acrylics & AK Xtreme Metal lacquers Decals - Furball 48-045 & kit Extras - Aires resin seats, Eduard & Airwaves kit specific etch sets, cockpit & IP wiring, wheel bay plumbing using various gauged of wire and plastic card etc. F-4J Phantom II VF-102 'Diamondbacks' USS Independence 1973 / 74 One of the kits I brought out to NZ with me over eight years ago... I bought the 'extras' over the course of a few years and as soon as the Furball decal sheet came-out in 2015 leaped on it ! - The VF-102 scheme is my absolute favourite on any Phantom, inspired by the box art on the Revell 1:72 kit from 1965. So the kit is the re-issue of the F-4S from 2004, but with the 'J' wings and all engraved panel lines - because the fuselage is the 'S' version, the 'slime lights' had to be carved-off, so whilst I was doing that, I decided to cut & re-profile the inner flaps, scratchbuild the rear of the back-seater's IP with scrap sprue and short lengths of fuse wire etc and detail-out the nosewheel bay with larger gauges of wire. I also added all of the Eduard kit-specific etch set and Airwaves canopy set. The seats are Aires resin replacements which come with separate etch frets for the seat harnesses. The rest of the kit was built straight from the box. I mixed the Light Gull Grey from Tamiya acrylics using the (in)famous Mk.I eyeball method, but before laying down the paint I decided to test my new Uschi Van Der Rosen 'splatter masks' which was risky but very worthwhile - I would recommend giving them a go, but be careful, practice to get the best results - I just got lucky. This was my first time using Furball decals, they are bl**dy superb - amongst the very best decals I have used in fifty years of modelling. For final weathering I went to my tried and trusted 'oil dot & blending' method using Windsor & Newton products - been doing this technique for thirty years, so I'm sticking to it. Not too much else to say - I love how it's turned-out, certainly the best F-4 model I've completed - but then the last 1:48 kit I actually finished was sometime in the 1990's so it's not much of a claim. Please feel free to comment, question and criticise. Best from NZ. Ian.
  10. This is not a completely new thread. Rob started it back in May and let me tag along adding what I could to help with the conversion. I won’t be reposting all those build photos I posted but will pick up where we left off when the build(s) stalled somewhat when we encountered a problem and hadn’t decided on what to, or whether to, do about it. The thread is here if the subject interests you and you weren’t following to begin with. Quite a bit of scratch building experimentation and Rob’s handy work with aluminium sticky tape. This is the donor kit, Revell’s really very nice Lockheed Ventura. This is the look we were aiming for, or at least what hoped our build would resemble. And This was the problem we encountered. The belly of the Ventura was fairly flat. Rob recons it eas squared off to accommodate the bomb load and no doubt he is correct. He’s leaving his model as is since it is closed up and foiled. Perhaps a modelling nightmare to de-foil and reshape the belly. The belly should look something like this: not completely a semi circle but not too flat either. And this is how, after much mulling over, I’ve decided to deal with the problem. TL: To get the shape I thought I needed a made a template of the top of the nose piece and tacked it to the bottom. Note the “corners” which will be eliminated. TR: that piece was removed and a block of balsa carved to match the shape of the template. BL: male and female moulds were fashioned. BR: a new forward piece as plunged out of .040 styrene. The rest of the belly, right back to the end of the bomb bay opening will be done this way. So, that’s it so far. I welcome any comments, suggestions or criticism. I will no doubt have do a little editing but just wanted to get this posted. Thanks for lookin in. Dennis
  11. Hello Britmodellers! I bought this little kit some time ago and while the plastic soldiers from the U.S. 1st Infantry Division are waiting for the diorama base and Vigilante - for the riveting - I decided to share the build with you. An attractive box art (that’s why it was picked up): The box content - it’s only 94 parts to build: Sprue A with a fuselage halves, rudder and engine shroud: Sprues B and E with a wings and canopy glazing: Sprue C with a cockpit, engine details and the rest of the parts: The decals, instructions and the B&W painting guide: The instruction is the only one (smaller than the A4-sheet) and looks very simple: I like the painting scheme pictured above, but I saw the drawings of the «Yellow 14» with a red rudder... Thanks for watching!
  12. Hi All, My next project is Academy's 1:48 Chesapeake MkI, as the SB2U-2 Vindicator was called in FAA service. A batch of 50 Vindicators was originally earmarked for the French Navy, but following the fall of France the order was diverted to the FAA. The Chesapeake was modified to FAA standards, including an extra fuel tank, armour for both crew and 4 wing-mounted 0.303 machine guns. The aircraft were delivered to 811 Sqn at RNAS Lee-on-Solent in July 1941, where it quickly became apparent that the modifications to the aircraft had made it even more underpowered for their planned role of anti-submarine patrol. They were replaced within months by Swordfish and relegated to training duties or squadron hacks. Despite an inauspicious and short career the Chesapeake make an interesting addition to an FAA collection. Released in 2019 Academy's kit is a reboxing of the Accurate Miniatures kit. Here's the box art: Here's the sprue shots. Detail looks to be fine and crisp, although the wing fabric effect looks a little exaggerated on initial inspection: The decals look to be very nice and in good register, with options for 3 FAA aircraft and an Aeronavale version. I'm going to complete as AL924 of 811 Sqn FAA. Here's a photo of the aircraft: Here's another shot of a sister aircraft which shows the unconventional font used on the serial number, which the kit decals capture correctly: Here's artwork of the aircraft - there is much speculation as to the colour scheme, so I shall do some further digging. My initial feeling would be to complete in ANA equivalent colours, but I'm not committing to that just yet. Here's a couple of shots which show interesting detail: Anyway, on to the build! Thanks for looking, Roger
  13. I offer another model for 'Ready For Inspection ! This was my first Tamiya kit and the first kit I used an airbrush on as well! I was chuffed with the initial finish so kind of bottled out of weathering it initially. It's sat on naughty shelf for a fair few weeks until last night. I decided I must bite the proverbial bullet and go for broke. Decals applied and a little more weathering applied. As A few people have remarked in forums recently.. Less is More.. ive been very pleased by and grateful for all the likes and positive comments this project has received. I feel I am making good progress and learning my craft more and more. thanks to everyone! Do people think the wing gun port coverings work or not? Critique is very much welcomed! Tamiya Dark Ocean Grey over Vallejo grey Primer. It's missing 1 out of the 4 rocket launchers.. The ' Carpet Monster' took one so i've had to leave only 3 installed.. until i can find the missing rocket! Decals settled with Humbrol Decalfix - seems to work for me! Notice i have not filled in the wing gun outlets but i have done what i have read was often applied. i.e. The gun ports were covered with canvas and then doped. I did this like a Hurricane or Spitfire would have been done.. in Red canvas. This was to prevent the guns freezing up at altitude for the pure bred fighters but in the Beaufighter case was just to cover the ports up as the fuselage mounted cannon was only used and the wing guns were removed to save weight. - This was modelled using some Tamiya 6mm masking tape and then coloured using a red Sharpie pen. I think it looks pretty authentic? (I did try filling in the ports with Squadron White putty but i couldn't get a nice enough finish and found the canvas /dope solution by chance in an article) Love this shot from the rear quarter !
  14. TAMIYA 1:48 Heinke He 219A-7 Uhu Uhu is just a cool looking plane, been waiting to build this one for a while now. Also, has couple things that will challenge me in the painting - black and rather complicated camo work on the top side. It's a very tail heavy plane with practically no space on the front - so it's great that Tamiya is giving (a rather heavy) nose weight which doubles as the cockpit floor & nose gear bay. It's decently sized model, so should be quite impressive looking when done. May 1945. I specifically wanted to do a version with black undersides - because I think it looks cool and I haven't really painted black, so it will be fun to try out making it look interesting & weathered. Also, the camo job is something I'm not yet sure how I will do it. I think the correct way is to paint the darker color first and do 'snakes' with the lighter color, but I'm not sure me & my airbrush are up to the task. I will have to do some testing. I got the AS-5 spray can, but I guess I can decant that for the airbrush too.
  15. Good Morning All! I seem to be having a good output lately and this was one of my latest, built as part of the 'In the Navy' group build elsewhere in BM. As that GB is now well and truly over (thanks mods!) I thought I would share my efforts here as well for those that don't frequent the GB section so much. This is my Grumman Avenger MKII, JZ525 of 849 NAS onboard HMS Illustrious as part of the British Pacific Fleet. Kit is the 1:48 Italeri version, which is a repop of the Accurate Miniatures kit. I used an Eduard internal etch, mainly for the seat harnesses and instrument panel. I totally remodelled the centre cockpit based on all available information and a bit of good old imagination. The decals are from an old Aeromaster decal set, they weren't in a very good condition but I managed to adapt and overcome with a bit of imaginative repairing. The internal paints were from the Mig Ammo range and externals were from the ModelMaster Acryl range. Not sure about the weapon load or Yagi aerials being correct but hey ho I chucked them in any way. I deliberately left her unweathered as I didn't want to screw up the paint work I had been eyeing this up in my stash for what seemed like ages, must be over 15 years now. It felt good to finally get it done! Onto the phots! Internal detail is quite hard to see so here are a few in progress shots And if you want to follow the trials and tribulations here is the build thread. Cheers now Bob
  16. Picked this kit up about three years ago in a New year sale at my local (only) toy & hobby shop. This is the Italeri 1:48 Arado 196 as re-boxed by Tamiya, it's not a bad kit - surprisingly big tho' - similar in size to a Stuka or a P-47. I built it with no extras, just straight from the box and really enjoyed it. Details in the (very visible) cockpit are a little light and some details are a little 'chunky' but IMHO that's a small price to pay for having something just that little bit different in your cabinet. Paints are all acrylic, I didn't have any RLM 72 & 73 for the camo, so went and looked at what others have done for the Fw200's etc and mixed-up a couple of tones that looked OK'ish. The purists out there (but probably not here on Britmodeller) may disapprove, but I can live with it . Please feel free to make any comment or criticism or suggestion. Next will be a return to a stalled (jet) project - have a great week all. Best from New Zealand. Ian.
  17. Welcome to my second project of this group build. This will be one with a personal connection, more on that shortly. Eighty years ago today marks what was once known as the start of the Battle of Britain. On this date the Luftwaffe's main target was Convoy PEEWIT, which attracted three sizable Stuka raids. The 24 ships had sailed from Southend in the early morning of 7th August 1940 and were first spotted by the Germans off Wissant that afternoon. The convoy was subjected to persistent and determined attacks, first by E-boats early in the morning of 8th August (in which three merchant ships were sunk), and then by Stukas throughout the day (which sank three more merchant ships and one Royal Navy escort). Many more ships were damaged by the time the convoy dispersed west of the Isle of Wight in the evening of 8th August. One of the pilots who participated in these attacks was Helmut Mahlke, Gruppenkommandeur of III./St.G.1. Mahlke was an experienced pilot having flown a number of missions in the Battle of France and early int he Battle of Britain. He flew twice on this day, in the early morning raid in which several ships were sunk as they attempted to join the convoy, and then on the evening raid. By this time however cloud thwarted the Stukas, and the attack was largely unsuccessful. Mahlke also participated in the 16th August attacks on airfields on the south coast, leading the attack on Lee-on-Solent. Finally to the personal connection. In 1941 Mahlke and his unit were posted to the Mediterranean and participated in the attacks on Crete. One of these attacks, on 27 May 1941, was on Heraklion. From what I can gather from my research (as he didn't like discussing the war), my grandfather was part of the British forces fighting around Heraklion at this time and he did talk about being dive-bombed by Stukas. I think although there were other Stuka units operating over Crete at the time, it could well have been Mahlke's unit's attack he was referring to. Unfortunately my Grandfather's unit was surrounded by the Germans after the the units on either side of his unit withdrew without informing his. He was captured and spent the remainder of the war as a POW. Mahlke was later to brilliantly describe his memories in the fascinating book "Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot". I happen to have decals for this aircraft courtesy of some old Italeri markings for an aircraft from Mahlke's Staffel, plus a couple of other letters from the spares box. Here's his aircraft, J9+AH. If you're familiar with Luftwaffe codes you may question the use of the codes "J9" for St.G.1 and the suffix "H" (as I did) - normally St.1G.1 carried the codes "A5". There is a simple explanation. This Gruppe was formed from I.(St.)/186(T), a unit originally formed as a naval dive bombing unit formed to operate from an aircraft carrier. Prior to taking over III. Gruppe, Mahlke was Staffelkapitan of 2.(St.)/186(T), hence the "J9" prefix and the naval emblem. Mahlke apparently flew this aircraft regularly until well into 1941 still with these markings, when it was damaged in an attack on Malta. I'll be back with a progress update and some photos soon! Matt
  18. Hi all, my latest offering to the modelling gods! A bit of a struggle all round, not helped by the many trials and tribulations thrown up by Real Life during 2020... Anyway that aside, for the most part it was a fun build - the headaches were, as is my habit, almost entirely self-created. The WIP thread, for anyone interested, can be found here. Aircraft of this type were the mainstay of the RFC training units in Canada during WW1. The markings depict an aircraft of 'C' Flight, 88 Canadian Training Squadron, 44 Wing based at Armour Heights Field, Toronto, during 1917/18. One of several very interesting photos I found on-line was of this very aircraft, in flight over Central Ontario: (Image in the public domain) Hawk-eyed individuals will note, perhaps with the same level of incredulity as I did, the presence of the trainer on the wing adjacent to the trainee's cockpit whilst approximately one thousand feet above the ground - no doubt explaining to his pupil, in words of one syllable, the fundamentals of flight! So without further delay, here are a set of photos of the finished article: Thanks to everyone who looked in, commented etc on the build, your interest was much appreciated. Comments and criticisms, as ever, welcome
  19. I've been working away bit by bit on this since I finished the Chinook, but I thought that the time had come to start a WIP and get y'all caught up. So, what are we looking at? It's Kittyhawks GR.1 / GR.3 kit which I think will build up into a pretty good shape. There are some gotchas to be aware of though. The kit is really designed to be made with avionics and gun bay doors open and airbrakes too. It's not my usual style to build like that, but I've heard it's can be a struggle to build this kit with those parts closed. Also when I dry fit the two halves of the fuselage, they touch each other at exactly one point, so making something straight and true out of two curves is going to be "fun". As far as after market goes, I have the resin cockpit from Aires plus their replacement airbrake set. Also the SAC metal undercarriage, the Flight path RAF tanks and pods, some pitot tubes and the Kits World decals. Following on a Recce theme from the GR.1A Tonka, I want to model a Jag in the reconnaissance role, so I'm making XZ358 W of 54 squadron. Pictures coming soon. Chris
  20. Having been a Navy brat and spent some time in myself, I have always been fascinated by their aircraft but strangely always have built RAF models. However this is about to stop and Fleet Air Arm all the way now, starting with the wonderful Sea Vixen which has always been a favourite of mine, probably because my father was on carriers. I vaguely remember going onboard HMS Eagle when she returned from the far east in 1972 and seeing these mighty beasts has left a lasting impression. So the fun begins !
  21. This was a nice little project depicting the ride of P/O Handyside.
  22. Hi all, herewith my latest assault on Mount Stash - another subject, hopefully unusual enough to ensure my paltry efforts will not be further magnified by comparison with other threads! A recent visit to my LMS yielded what for me looked a decent bargain - £5 for an admittedly old and battered boxing of this Lindberg kit: From what I could see, the only thing missing was the stand, which would never have featured in my plans for the thing anyway. So, what could possibly go wrong! Well, there's this I guess: I think I will need to prime this thoroughly, if only to suppress the nausea from working with such a hideous colour plastic! That said, there isn't a massive amount of flash, and the moulding seems crisp enough if not overly burdened with detail. For the rest of it, the instructions seem clear enough, if apparently written on parchment (I was expecting the text to be in Latin, with the first letter massive and ornate, and covered with gold leaf): Decals are predictably not in the best shape, given their evident age: No matter, I have already procured some potential alternatives courtesy of the Big H: Also in my corner, I have a potentially useful ally: An old publication which is nevertheless quite detailed with various photos. So with that, it is entirely appropriate that I say: "Tally Ho, Yellow!" Work to commence real soon, so stay tuned!
  23. Hi ! Another buid done in 2016, Eduard's "Vietnam scooter" edition of the old but still perfect hasegawa kit Complete buid here : http://fighters.forumactif.com/t79987-a-4e-skyhawk-nam-68-va-153-uss-coral-sea And with his A4-F brother from Haseg made in 2002 See you Fabrice https://www.facebook.com/Fabrice-Simon-104518141316306
  24. Anther warbird with this SeaHurricane build in 2018 an painted during the lockdown. Lot of memories as watching the Airfix’s logo… I added somme missing détails but the kit is a good base. I took a real pleasure in painting the camo and wheathering it See you! Fabrice https://www.facebook.com/Fabrice-Simon-104518141316306
  25. My last bird, done during the lockdown. A one month project, according to this péculiar period, with limited scratch an corrections. The challenge was to paint it red and avoid a "toy" effect, Hope you’ll like it Complete buid here : http://fighters.forumactif.com/t93313-gb-oursin-vorace-f-104-starfighter-eiko-eduard-profipack-148 Fabrice https://www.facebook.com/Fabrice-Simon-104518141316306
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