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I think België/Belgique, Nederland and Lëtzebuerg could be next interesting multi-nation GB- subject. Any other takers, of course @Arniec and @Erwin. V-P 1) vppelt68 2) Corsairfoxfouruncle 3) Erwin 4) zebra 5) Arniec 6) JOCKNEY 7) franky boy 8. Silenoz 9) CliffB 10) Hockeyboy76 11) Shashman 12) Col. 13) Wez 14) helios16v 15) John D.C. Masters 16) Rabbit Leader 17) Heather Kay 18) Jinxman 19) ...
I've put my previous builds on hold because I couldn't resist starting this. Whilst I was at Telford I bought decals from the Daco stand, and also found a SF-260 from Planet Models. These were the last parts I needed to make the remaining 2 models I needed for my Red Devils set (having already done a Fouga Magister and having done the solo Alpha Jet in it's red scheme - as seen here and here respectively). Now I've started wit hthe SF-260, knowing it's going to be hte one I hate doing the most - I just don't like doing resin kits. Lukcily it's a pretty straight forward kit. PArt of the tail section shattered, so I had to remake it out of putty. The picture makes it look a lot messier than it is - but until I've finished the build I won't be tidying it up yet. It went together really easily, and it does look really nice. However, it was a tail sitter, so I've hollowed out the part behind the engine cowling so that I can put some weight in. I don't have a drill, and it's a tiny model -so I ended up doing it entirely by hand with a knife. It was labourer but I'm glad I've got it done now. Excuse my chipped nails, but that's what I've hollowed out - pretty much to the cockpit too. It will be filled with lead ballast before I start tidying the model up and getting it ready for painting. I haven't started the Hunter yet- I'll probably start that this weekend. I'm aiming to get these done for a model show a week Sunday.
I picked up this little kit for around 4€ in a toystore. Post ww1 some german types saw service in the belgian airforce. most where stripped of their guns and used as trainers. I wanted a quick build so i build it almost straight from the box, only leaving off the guns and covering the hole with plastic card and filler, i also added a windshield. the lozenge cammo presented a problem as the kit decals only provice a black outline pattern for these and revell will have you paint each individual square by hand... seriously revell? I googled some lozenge patters and printed these to scale, after adding belginan roundles.. these where stuck to the plastic parts using a mixture of microscale kristal kleer and pva and also given a coat with this. For the commet on the fuselage, i first sprayer the area red and than put masking tape over a printed design, carefully cut out and masked it and than oversprayed with an off-white. i imagine the real plane had it's fuselage recovered with new, unpainted fabric resulting in the strange, but striking design. original decals asside, and considdering it's vintage, this is a little gemn of a kit, and given there's more interesting conor schemes for it, i'd certainly be tempted to pick another one up.