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  1. My entry for this groupbuild with be Inpact's 1/48 Bristol Bulldog. Will need to replace some of the struts due to missing parts. Also the decals look past it so will be replacing them with some Model Alliance decals to produce a 23 Squadron Bulldog K1676 as flown by Plt.Off Douglas Bader, RAF Kenley December 1941 1931.
  2. Hello, My second 1/48 model ever, the Inpact Bleriot 1910 Monoplane, as re-released by Round2/Lindberg. OOB except for stretched sprue rigging and home-made wire wheels. WIP is here. I got home today and took these pictures outside on my step in fading daylight. If they are blurry it's because I was shivering from the cold! Thanks for looking, Adrian
  3. Here's my first entry, if time permits I may go for a second one too, but will leave details of that until I know if it can be done in time. Here's the ubiquitous box shot: And the contents therein, I bought it second hand and the upper wing had been glued together, but it came apart fairly easily, the only other parts already assembled are the pilot pieces. The kit also includes a stand and a small roll of invisible thread for rigging, don't know if the thread was supplied with the kit originally or if the previous owner provided it. And this is the decal I'll be using: I'm intending to build it virtually out of the box, with just a little scratchbuilding to replace a couple of missing parts or to replace poor representations of certain parts. If I go down the detailing route I just know I'll get bogged down and never finish it in time. Thanks for looking. Ant
  4. Hello All, I was looking for another straightforward OOB build to follow the Airfix Heinkel 111. So off to Ebay to order a brand-spanking-new Airfix Gladiator: However, I wanted to do the 72 Squadron colours, so I ordered, again off Ebay, a cheap old Airfix Gladiator (thanks guys!) with a really good decal sheet that includes the scheme: So, a really cheap alternative decal sheet and I have al the things I need for a straightforward build, right? Throw the old one away and off we go?? Well, then I got to thinking,,, I could do a three-blade propeller Sea Gladiator scheme. The spare armoured windscreen canopy from the new kit could be used to replace the dire canopy in the old kit: ... but it's a lot thinner: 77 So whereas the old canopy fits the old fuselage (yes, I've started sanding).... The new canopy can be made to fit the old fuselage if it's sanded down to reduce its width: The fin shows how much has been sanded off to make the canopy fit. I've lost my "pilot on a shelf" in all the sanding and I've sanded down the cowling in preparation for some more fettling. And then I remembered this: I was in LA at the end of last year and made a trip to Everett's model shop in Santa Monica. I spoke to a very nice man behind the counter who used to be in a band that toured the UK (but I never asked him what the band was - doh!) and I picked up a Life-Like re-pop of the Inpact Gladiator. So I thought I might as well drag this one out as well. It's beautifully moulded (as are all the Inpact kits) but it is missing a windscreen (no problem, I will make some new canopies) and it has short-shot interplane struts (slightly bigger problem but hey that's the hobby). Ah, this isn't going to be OOB any more, is it? Maybe next time! Thanks for looking, Adrian
  5. First completion of the year is this 1/48 Inpact kit of the 1911 Martin Handasyde, part of their "Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" series. Built OOB, but with Aeroclub elastic thread for the rigging and handmade decals. I intend to replace the kit's clear plastic wheels with some PE spokes, but they haven't arrived as yet. Anyways, the finished article: This was completed as part of a Secret Santa GB over at UAMF: http://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=226&t=5573
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