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  1. I'm planning to build both varieties of Mark XII at some point - the main difference being the tailwheels. And one from each squadron too. Which leads me to this query about the markings. DL-K EN625 – is there any evidence for the signwritten “Nigeria” on the port cowling? Airfix include it in their 1/48 kit decals but not Brigade in their 1/72 ones for the Mk.XII, neither do Sword for a later Mk.XIV DL-K. There is a nice photo of 91sqn on parade with shiny brand new Vbs showing nicely signwritten cowlings – maybe that was the only time it appeared? Seems feasible that a speci
  2. Decided to join this GB with (hopefully) a simple build to start with, Sword's 1/72nd Seafire Mk.XV. Just one sprue of grey plastic parts with one small clear and PUR exhausts and cannons. Going to do the NAS 806 Aussie Tour version, everything out the box as they say.
  3. Hi, All In January 2017 I decided to restart old Revell's Spitfire Mk. 22/24 kit, which I started around a year earlier, but gave up temporarily due to its poor fit and lack of detail - and the most important, lack of idea, how to paint it. This time however it was most of all to be an exercise in rescribing, scratch-building and riveting (using RB tool and must say it was fun) - did this all for the very first time in such a large scale, so didn't want to spoil any better or more expensive kit... Therefore added here some more details: upgraded wheel wells
  4. Hello, I have a simple question regarding exhaust pipes (both fish-tail and round), on long-nose Merlin spits (VII/VIII/IX/XVI). Were exhaust pipes from these "Long-nose Merlins" identical to Mk.XII, Mk.XIV, or maybe even both of these Griffon variants? Aleksandar
  5. Bit late in starting but as i dont take long on models It will be finished well before the deadline. Griffon HT1 of the helicopter school using the Italeri kit with no aftermarket (except MAYBE the decals) I will use Revell decals for the most partput anything up on the site and had nearly finishe So on with the show. I suddenly realised that I had not put up anything on the forum and had fished the cabin. Those who have seen my builds before know that I do tend to get on with it and am not too fusy about the accuracy of the kit unless it is glaring I leave it as it came in the box
  6. Morning all, WR963 was finished at 1.30AM on Saturday 7th November, with just a few hours to spare before the Telford show. I awoke at half six in the morning to scratch build some new bomb bay jacks and create a packing case ready for the show. Horrible weather in traffic ensued, but we made it with the Shackleton safe and sound to display her on the Coastal command table, with thanks to Tom W. My apologies for the RFI being a week late, but it's taken a week to get decent enough light for the final photos. Thanks for looking, I hope some of you got the chance to see her at Telford. I
  7. Evening all, The Avro Shackleton has long been one of my favourite airframes; WR960 being the first four engined British 'heavy' to stare down on me. At that time, I knew of Lancasters, but had never seen one. This was before I grasped hold of the internet, so had no idea where to see one either. My parents didn't know anything about the Shackleton when we saw it in Manchester all those years ago, and I was intrigued. Is this a Lancaster? I asked the man who was polishing her. From that resulting answer came my love of all things Shackleton, and a little bit of a deviation of interest from th
  8. I've grown out of the habit of building an armour subject alongside an aviation subject of late, and I've been dabbling with Sci-Fi too, thanks to Bandai, the internet and that pesky Madmonk, who tempted me to re-build my Millennium Falcon with added lighting Anyway - I was helping Caz's mum scan a photo of a relative sat on a tank in Germany in 1945, which turned out to be one of these beasts. It wasn't wearing anything fancy like Zimmerit, but it got me thinking about the one I have in the stash. That in turn got me thinking about the ET Model sets I had for it, and from there on it was
  9. Hi all, Been a while since I built my last Spitfire XIV MV260 EB-P, I spent a lot of time and money on extras for that model as it was the main piece in a diorama last XIV I would build in a while due to exams and going to uni. After building it in February I imposed an abstinence on building any more Spitfires (XIV in particular), which didn't last all too long, as I built an XIX and a V. Anyway, after 9 months I finally cracked and got myself another Fujimi XIV to be done up in this guise; Recently, I have gained a soft spot for Austin's and Morris's from the late 30's/early 40's - Part
  10. Hey all, Well, I'm a few weeks into my first semester at Uni and yesterday I decided to take a trip home to pick up my modelling stuff. I'm fortunate as I'm living in uni accommodation, but off campus, so it isn't busy here at all and there are only 3 people (myself included) in my flat Anyway, enough of that; I decided to get hold of Special Hobby's 1/72 Spitfire 24 "The Last of The Best". I'm doing it in wrap around camo with C type roundels. My thanks to TonyOT who kindly supplied me with some reference images for this build (and possible future Spitfire XIV builds ) This airframe ser
  11. Griffon 2000TDX Landing Craft Air Cushion (Hovercraft) as used by The Royal Marines, pics thanks to Ruari.
  12. Good evening, Long term project that I just brought to an end. Fujimi's XIV with Armycast resin Engine and cockpit. One hell of a frustrating build that has turned out ok (although the consensus seems to be that it's better than ok ) Spitfire XIVe EB-P/MV260 Flt Lt Peter Cowell 41 Sqn B118 Celle, Germany, April 1945 IMG_6716_zpsee26b073 by Ben Standen, on Flickr IMG_6717_zps82857e25 by Ben Standen, on Flickr IMG_6719_zps735c8b24 by Ben Standen, on Flickr IMG_6720_zps5f96f8fc by Ben Standen, on Flickr IM
  13. Hi all, Been wanting to do this a while... Got hold of the Fujimi XIX to convert to a low back XIV with resin kits and all. Thanks to Steven for the low back spine " rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/Ben2BS/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140127_214806_zpstifsgjfs.jpg.html][/url] This isn't going to be easy as its the first time I've ever built a model with so much resin. The engine will be the hard part... The upgrades I have are; Armycast Engine and cockpit set, Squadron clear canopy and the Master E Wing armament. Ben
  14. Hi there, I've posted all of these previously, however, here are a few of them all together. Thanks for looking Ben
  15. Nothing special, just an in between build whilst waiting for paint to dry on the Skyraider. But a finished build is a finished build.. Subtly weathered with paynes grey oil, flory models dark dirt and black wash and some shades of mig pigment for the exhaust streaking..
  16. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII 1:48 Special Hobby The Griffon engine Spitfire can trace its lineage back as far back as 1939 when it was decided that a second-line of engines would be a good plan to develop the Spitfire's performance further in the long run after the Merlin ran out of development potential. The XII was the first Griffon engine Spit to see service in 1942, with clipped wings becoming standard for the low level duties that the single-stage Griffon was suited for. The Luftwaffe were wary of the Spitfire at lower altitudes, so the high speed XIIs rarely got the opportunity to "mi
  17. Kit was delayed by snowfall. Now it's arrived: This will be a straight-from-the-box build. None of your fancy Dan extras here, thank you please. Only two squadrons ever operated the Mk.XII - 41 and 91 - and both are included in the markings provided. I shall be attempting to make a passable job of the 41 Squadron markings, partly because it was commanded by my big hero Tom Neil at the time, and also because I have the very smart half-pint mug featuring the box art with this model. Anyway, as you were... history to follow. And maybe some building.
  18. Hi all - just wondered if anyones had a chance to see if the Hasegawa Mk IX wings or the ICM/Revell Mk XVI wings fit onto the new kit, or perhaps even the Airfix Seafire XVII ones. Just contemplating a build..... Cheers Jonners
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