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  1. As usual something a bit different, not so much in the model, though it is resin, but in the colour scheme. For the base model I’ll be using Collect-Aire’s 1/48th RA-5C Vigilante, in resin. It’s a bit old and quite hard to find, but it’s still considered the best one available in that scale. The Trumpeter one has quite a few errors and really not worth the effort to correct. It’s a typical Collect-Aire resin model, some parts are nicely moulded while others…..well they’ll need some work. To help take the weight, cast metal U/C legs are provided. One item that is a bit of a worry is the VacForm canopies, they both appear to be a bit discoloured, hopefully it’s not too bad…. The only issue with the model was a broken cockpit frame on the RHS forward fuselage section, on the LHS one the fuselage was cracked. Ok now the extras….it wouldn’t be a build or mine without extras. The wheel bays are very basic, the cockpit is just as basic, and the exhaust nozzles…… The only replacements are form Aires and are for the Trumpeter model, so fitting them is going to be interesting!! For the colour scheme I’m going to do something completely different to the usual Vigilante colour scheme, I’m going to be one of the camouflaged ones of RVAH-13 (RVAH-6 was also a test squadron). During RVAH-13’s deployment on the USS Kitty Hawk (Oct65 to Jun66) the navy experimented with camouflage. At the end of their tour on USS Kitty Hawk they decide not to go with camouflage as the benefit from it was far out weighed by the issues it caused. There were 2 variations both with 3 colours; RVAH-6 went with Green/Dk Green/Grey and RVAH-13 with Green/Dk Green/Tan (USAF colour scheme). CtA (Cut then Add) provide a nice set of decals covering all the USN aircraft that wore these schemes. I started looking at how these new resin bits were going to fit and a pile of resin dust later……..well they’re going to fit, eventually! Well I’m glad it’s a 4 month build as I think I may need it, anyway it’s going to be an interesting build that’s for sure!
  2. After lurking around the maritime section and admiring the many terrific builds on here, I'm finally going to join in and build donald campbell's 1967 final version of bluebird k7, its a resin kit in 1/43 scale, including a vac form canopy, some white metal parts and decent decal sheet, after doing a little initial research concerning the colour it has become apparent bluebird k7 in its many tweaked versions was repainted a few times in different hues of blue, the final ral, colour , (i hope it doesn't have to be an educated guess at the end) still eludes me, i understand the true colour of the final version is a well kept secret after reading through the rebuild of the actual recoverd k7, @ thebluebirdproject.com, here's some pictures of the kit, i'll mull over it until cosford at the weekend, to see what can be improved upon (ruined) cheers, Glynn
  3. Perhaps one of the best Alien Garage kits ever produced,The Aqua Alien from Resurrection,a film that many regard as the low point of the franchise(I kinda like it)This is another 20+year owned kit,did have a go at it back in the day but the end result was pretty dire,So into the box of shame it went! Added a few extra details to the back wall. Cheers Andy
  4. The Story so far... As @Black Knight has pointed out, I was an early backer of GB and I finally got back home and survived running out of heating oiil and dental abscesses! At least it gave me plenty of contemplating or confusing time. to re-cap... I was going with the Broden EAA VC10, but @Roland has that thoroughly under control, and having seen the state of the tail... You see, like many of us the new year brings a comiment to finishing some builds, so I want a mojo boost. Next on the list was a Midland Railway 10 ton brake van, I first came across these 40 years ago and they're as lop sided as me. There's a Slater's O gauge (1:43) kit available, but the review I read was not encouraging and I feared for my mojo Thoughts then turned to ships and I scoured every RN WW2 pennant number in search of a 10 before noticing at about the same time as @Corsairfoxfouruncle that Yorktown was CV(A) 10. The Trumpeter model looks a gem, but all those tiny tiny planes in 1/700 scared me But I found the Revell Fair play X (Roman in numeral) tugboat. Reviews say that lots of small parts are totally bounded to the sprue, and who am I to break a strong relationship! @SAU came to the rescue with some car suggestions. Topping the list was a Tamiya Alpine A110, what could better soothe the mojo? Especially as they do a precise Alpine Blue paint for it. Wonderful internet, I can order it and have it waiting for when I get home. Sorted. What is wrong with us modellers? And I know I'm not alone in being distracted look at KUTA. This time my downfall was seeing that there is a model auction in our nearest town this very day, and listed are... Fire brigade models kit of a Volvo FL10, resin and white metal but no reviews And Tenariv Porsche910, again resin and white metal. Found a generic reviews that says they are lovely kits from a French car fanatic who stopped producing in 2008- freaky eh... Those are my top contenders. Obviously I should go with the Tamiya for my mojo ailment. Even the Kindle auto correct makes resin into resign. But I suspect I'll be along with the Porsche, unless the bidding goes silly Which meant 2 weeks before I actually started Unless I have another good idea. I expect the gallery will be full of wonderful builds before I even start my engine; and there is a masterpiece in there already and some beauts well on their way. Which means that starting right from the back of the grid is me
  5. Scaleworx is currently working on a 1/48th Cheetah E resin conversion set for the Kinetic's Kfir C2/C7 kit (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935583-148-iai-kfir-c2c7-by-kinetic-sprues-decals-released/?p=1251802). Scaleworx has in its catalogue similar sets dedicated to the Heller & ESCI/Italeri Mirage III kits - ref. SW48-01 (Cheetah C), SW48-02 (Cheetah D), SW48-03 (Cheetah E), SW48-08 (Cheetah B ) (https://www.facebook.com/scaleworx/photos/a.235132476686101.1073741852.212054182327264/363249607207720/?type=1&theater) In time, the rest of the Scaleworx Cheetah sets will also be modified for the Kinetic kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/scaleworx/photos/a.235132476686101.1073741852.212054182327264/383498791849468/?type=1&theater V.P.
  6. Hello Guys, This is the ninth completed cat from my WIP here, covered on pages 19-21 - This is just a bland line bird, the type that doesn’t get much love from modellers or decal companies. The markings are made up from all different sources and some had to be adjusted with a steady hand and some enamels... This bird was finished in Mission models acrylics using a maskol postshade technique to get the corrosion control & overpainted markings look. The weathering was mainly done with Mig Ammo stuff. The build features resin & etch upgrades from either aftermarket parts or my own modified and/or mastered/scratched parts from several sources to improve the base kit. I tried to depict it similar as in this photo, where it appears it’s recently changed hands from vf143 to vf103. I took a bit of artistic license adding some extra ghost grey parts (eg one drop tank & lau-7) and ghost grey touch ups to add some more interest. What’s certainly visible in the picture is the overpainted tail griffins and then the ghost grey nose gear door and ventral fin patch. I added the overpainted look to the area of the where the modex and crew names would have been too. The weapons are inert/captive types as often seen when at NAS places, mainly to add a bit of colour (blue) to the buid. Reference picture used: 161164 in its previous life. Overview and products used for scale: Now, the pictures were took in sequential walkaround style order, but when uploaded to postimage they have all been jumbled up, apologies! (And also for the excessive quantity) Thanks for looking! As always any observations please feel free to comment. Now onto number ten... Cheers, Tony
  7. Evening All I've had this in the stash for a fair few years but have never been able to pluck up the courage to start it due to some seriously large casting blocks. A new razor saw I had as an Christmas present has proved ideal and I've managed to finally get the hull together. Sadly I didn't take any "before" photos as this wasn't planned to be a WIP build. There's a small amount of damage to the front (looks worse than it is on the photo), but all in all, I'm happy with the result. The kit is stunning and is mostly resin, using just the running gear and a few details from the revell king tiger. It also includes a turned aluminium barrel. I wasn't overly struck on the revell tracks next to the level of detail on the superstructure so treated myself to a set of OKB tracks which are superb. Also adding a set of voyagers very nice etched grilles to add the finishing touch Will try and update when I can but might be a lengthy build as I don't want to rush. All the best Ben
  8. My first GB of the year and straight into it with a big resin monster, Fisher Model & Patterns 1/32nd Sea Fury! I’m a huge fan of these guy’s, they turn out some of the best resin models available anywhere! I happen came across this model by chance and at a price significantly cheaper than normal so I couldn’t resist. The box is packed full of very carefully wrapped bits of resin….warning the photos below are pure hardcore resin porn!!!!! The fuselage is a one piece hollow cast thing of beauty with the only mould line being on the bottom of the fuselage, easy to fix and remove. The wings are cast in 2 pieces with the main gear wells moulded as a separate piece as well. They were moulded like this to easily allow you to have the wings folded, they supply all the extra bits for this as well. I’ll probably end up building her with the wings folded to help save some space. The rest of the bits, all nicely casted, the rockets are a wee bit wrapped but I may end up replacing/scratching building some replacements, something to think about there. The prop even comes with a special jig to help align the blades correctly as well.......which I forgot to add into the photo when I took it!! The final bits are the cast metal gear, they need to be as there’s some weight in this model and the canopy. It’s super clear and some of the most finely/think cast clear resin I’ve ever seen. The supplied decals are very extensive but don’t cover the bird I want to build so I’ll be using most of the kit supplied decals and the extra I need will come for the Nova Scale set for RAN Sea Fury’s. The scheme I've chosen is for a RAN bird that operated off the HMAS Sydney in 1951 off Korea. To go with this build I bought Valiant Wings “The Hawker Sea Fury”, it’s full of great reference stuff I’ll need, especially the wing folding section. The only issue with the model was that the spinner was broken, but I fixed this already. It’s a big build for the start of the year but it’s a model I’ve really wanted to build for ages. Plus with luck I'm on holidays for a week so with my shift pattern I get to have 3 week at home, so plenty of build time for me for a change. The only scary part of the build will be the folding wings……for that I have to cut up the wings!
  9. Long before I was came on and lowered the tone, I think there was a GB for anything that wasn't injection molded plastic. I'm proposing Vol II, maybe the No PIMP GB that's No Injection Molded Plastic. Or to be more positive about it, wood, etch, white metal card, vac-form ... Having just started on a resin car in the 10th Anniversary GB, I've discovered a whole new world, and I was inspired and awed by what @pheonix did with wood and metal in the floatplane GB. Plus all the amazing vac-form work. And I do have to card buildings that I have no reason to build unless a GB comes along. What I'm thinking is.. Any model you like, so wiffy, sci-fi, fantasy even more conventional subjects, no holds barred in any medium you like but the injection molded element can't be more than 25%. I'm putting that in because in the my case, I'd replace the rainwater goods with AM injection molded and to allow for raiding the scrap box for similar fiddly details for others. Then standard GB rules apply and fun to be had along with new experiences; after all why should New Media always mean Twitter etc? Any takers/ thoughts etc? So far (15) Me (I suppose I should) Bootneck Robert Stuart Jockney Jb65rams CliffB Black Knight Philp Angus Tura Sleeper Service trickyrich BritJet Zebra RayS dude_gan_ainm
  10. After the 1/48th CASA C-101 Aviojet & A-36 Halcón ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963138-148-casa-c-101-aviojet-a-36-halcon-resin-kits-by-scratchaeronautics-released/) Scratchaeronautics is working on a 1/48th Hispano Aviación HA-200 Saeta resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153499626716382&set=a.10152183015561382.1073741839.819351381&type=1&theater See also Scratchaeronautics 1/48th Hispano Aviación HA-220 Super Saeta resin kit. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010171-148-hispano-aviación-ha-220-super-saeta-resin-kit-by-scratchaeronautics-box-art-release-december-2016/ V.P.
  11. There are masters for new resin sets. 1/32 for Revell new P-51D DSC_9746 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9742 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9754 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9753 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9750 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9749 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9748 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr 1/48 for Meng kit this time DSC_9759 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9755 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr DSC_9761 by Alexey Matvienko, on Flickr The masters are maid using original NAA plas, so the rivets size and number are true for scale.
  12. Products of Metallic Details is in stock: 1/144 Detailing set for Airbus A319 Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the engines, fold chassis, sensors, winglets, wipers of the aircraft. Recommended for Revell kit. Detailing set for Tu-144 Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Recommended for ICM kit. Detailing set for Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Set contains photoetch parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. Recommended for Zvezda kit. 1/48 Detailing set for I-185 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Ark Models Detailing set for Su-2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for Po-2/U2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: ICM Air intake grilles for Su-27 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Academy Detailing set for B-29 Resin & photo etched parts. 4 x Engine, 8 x Compressor exhaust, 2 x Landing gear bays. Recommended for kit: Revell/Monogram Detailing set for He-219 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Tamiya Detailing set for Yak-9 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Modelsvit Detailing set for Folland Gnat T.1 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Airfix Ejection Seat K-36 D/DM Resin & photo etched parts. The set has 2 seats with the possibility to assemble the chairs in variants K-36D and K-36DM. These seats are installed on the aircraft such as the Su-27, MiG-29, Tu-160 etc. Detailing set for Po-2 mod. LNB/VS Resin & photo etched parts. The set contains 2 dashboards for the pilot and navigator for the aircraft Po-2 modifications LNB (light night bomber)and VS (Soviet Air Force plane connection). In addition, the kit contains parts for assembly and device for forming 2 spoked wheels with tires (original size 700x120 mm). Detailing set for Pe-2 Photo etched parts. Recommended for Zvezda kit. Set contains parts for detailing the interior and exterior of the aircraft. Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. The base with the bolts/nuts has a fixture to bend. The thickness of the metal - 0.3 mm. The diameter of the bolt head, nut - 0,86 mm. The bolt is threaded on its end. Detailing set for B-29, flaps Photo etched parts. Recommended for Revell/Monogram kit. Set contains parts for detailing exterior of the aircraft. 2 sheets - 270*126 mm, 1 sheet - 270*70 mm Nose cone for Su-27 The nose cone for model aircraft Su-27 by Academy. Designed for correcting the shape of the nose cone. Nose cone for MiG-23 The nose cone for model aircraft MiG-23 by Trumpeter. Designed for correcting the shape of the nose cone. 1/72 FuG-200 Photo etched parts. Detailing set for Su-27 Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for T-50 PAK-FA Photo etched parts. Recommended for kit: Zvezda Detailing set for B-29 Resin & photo etched parts. 4 x Engine, 8x Compressor exhaust,2 x Landing gear bays. Recommended for kit: Academy Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. 1/48 & 1/72 Machine gun sights Photo etched parts 1/35 Soviet tanks set 1 Photo etched parts. The universal set for Soviet tanks of the II World War (IS-1, IS-2, SU-100, ISU-152, T-34). Czech hedgehog Kit contains photoetched and resin parts to build 1 Czech hedgehog. The base with the bolts/nuts has a fixture to bend. The thickness of the metal - 0.3 mm. The diameter of the bolt head, nut - 0,86 mm. The bolt is threaded on its end. German grenades M39 and M24 Photo etched and resin parts. Kit contains 5 resin Eihandgranate M39, 5 resin Stielhandgranaten 24, 2 boxes to transport both types of grenades Soviet grenades F1 and RGD-5 Photo etched and resin parts. Kit contains 5 resin grenades F1, 5 resin grenades RGD-5, 4 resin capacity with UZRGM fuses, 2 boxes to transport both types of grenades (14*9 mm) Soon 1/48 B-24 Liberator. Engines Resin parts.4 x Engine Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp, 4 x Supercharger. Number of parts - 148. Recommended for Revell/Monogram kit.
  13. It seems I've been running my own private KUTA build for some reason, with the J-22 that stalled during the summer, the (also Swedish) Tunnan, and my long-standing Tactical Pod Regult builds all seeing some action over Christmas and the New Year. It's been nice doing some modelling again, but BOY have I gotten rusty! This is the excellent Planet Models 1:48 FFVS J-22A fighter, which most folks including me have probably never even heard of! It kind of looks like a Swedish take on the Fw.190 after a fashion. It's pretty much out of the box except for the gunsight, which was a bit simplified, and some struts to hold the canopy open. painted with Lifecolor, Mr Color, a bit of Alclad (mostly primers), some of the new AMMO Bare Metal series, and whatever else I could lay my hands on, Ultimate Washes, the superb AKAN Flat varnish, and some old Mig filters too on occasion. Thanks to @petr@SpecialHobby for the review sample, and to Sten from Flying Colours Aerodecals for the additional decals I needed. Pictures... here they are: Thanks for watching, and if you've enjoyed it, please remember to hit like and subscribe... oh hang on, that's YouTube You can find the Work in Progress (WIP) thread here if you're bored.
  14. exdraken

    IAI LAVI 1/48 -help?!

    Hello everybody don't really know myself what got me into buying this general shape of resin supposedly representing the best!"! availabl 1/48 model of IAI attempt to challenge the F-16s reign over Israel in the late 1980s I already learned quite some things, e.g. that it was not powered by a PW-100, but a smaller version (GE-404 sized), also intended for the IAI Super Phantom, the PW 1120... all in all based on the F-16, but way smaller!! - interesting-!!! so, here it is, not "extremely" detailed or symmetrical (port/ starboard) etc... any good ideas on how to tackle it? decals look good at least! so here is what I have got an d my best attempts to align the fuselage , and also fit the cockpit section into place F-16 style intake, also fits nearly perfectly relatively nice PW-1120 with the characteristic sectioned petals so again, any ideas apart form the bin would be very welcome! Best, Werner
  15. Blackbird Models http://www.blackbirdmodels.co.uk/ is to release in 2016 a 1/72nd Hawker Henley resin kit. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/29349-172-supermarine-southampton-mk1/?p=2075352 V.P.
  16. NeOmega

    new NeOmega Website

    Firstly, may we wish you all a seasons greetings! Check out our redesigned new website at www.neomega-resin.com. Things should be easier to find now! Thanks! Gordon.
  17. The next three LH! kits will be: https://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/2017/12/11/near-future-kits/ LHM039 Helio AU-24A Stalliion LHM041 FTB-337G Rhodesian Lynx LHM042 Boeing Skyfox
  18. GazB

    AK Resin Texturizer

    Hi all. Got a curiosity about this product by AK Interactive. https://ak-interactive.com/product/texturizer-acrylic-resin/ Could this be used to make small parts when poured into a mould? I sent an email to AK but they never responded. I have green stuff, and could get milliput, but trying to work it into all the details of a mould and get it to come out looking well its very hit and miss. Thanks in advance. Gaz
  19. Lootenant Aloominum

    Tank girl 1/9th scale resin

    Leftenant Aluminium here with my new 1/9th scale 'tank girl' made of the hard plastic unaccountably known as 'resin.' More pictures and description on this page of my web site: https://everardcunion.wordpress.com/plastic-models-land-vehicles/#TankGirl
  20. rockpopandchips

    MG Jesta Gundam.

    So my Jesta, it's my first resin conversion and was mostly fun to do but not without its trials and I'm not overly happy with the end result, so would like to know what you think to it. The wings are a kotobukiya msg set the outer is a SIDE3 resin kit and the gun is a own custom bash and probably the part I like most.
  21. Sources: http://www.marshmodels.com/main.asp?s=Aerotech http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/news.html Source: http://speedbirds.blogspot.be/2007/09/supermarine-s5.html V.P.
  22. Ardpol is to release very soon a 1/72nd Podlaska Wytwórnia Samolotów PWS-24 resin kit - ref.72073 Sources: http://ardpolmodels.com.pl/pws-24-polski-samolot-pasazerski-w-skali-172/ http://ardpolmodels.com.pl/produkt/72-073-pws-24/ V.P.
  23. I have a vague recollection of buying this mail order from Comet miniatures,When it was on sale,Its that long ago now,I am more than likely wrong,The actual design,I believe ,is based on an early Giger design for Alien 3,although since building it,it reminds me of the Alien in Covenant,especially once I re-positioned the head (it was originally pointing down and forward) I was trying to go for a sort of Ivory carving,antiquity,statue, feel to this piece. I had never been overly impressed with this figure,but now its built and painted I kind of like it,Funny how thing turn out Cheers Andy
  24. trickyrich

    1/48th X-15A-2

    This is a bit of strange place for me to be in as I normally live in the GB section. A scary new place to explore! This is a build I started sometime ago for the Prototype, Experimentals, World Firsts & Record Breakers GB (that’s a mouth fully!) and for various reasons I was not able to complete. Now as a sort of Mojo restorer she’s back on the workbench. I’ve attached the link to the first part of the build for those interested. I had gotten to the stage where I was ready to fit the new mounts for the wings and elevators. These were to be pinned in place rather than trying to use the tiny resin stubs supplied on the kit parts. This would help give everything the strength it needed plus make sure everything was aligned correctly and at the right angle! Ok with the new mounts for the wings and tail done it was time to fit these. I needed to make sure that these new mounts were perfectly square with the body. The moulded mounts on the model were out quite a bit! The front mounts were off by nearly 5mm from one side to the other. The rear mounts for the elevators was I though correct at the time but it ended up being 3mm too high! Unfortunately I didn’t find this out until I’d glued the fuselage together! At this stage I also modified the lower rudder leading edge. During the early flights this rudder was longer and similar in shape to the upper one. Later on it was reduced in length and the leading edge squared off. This wasn’t the easiest of jobs to do as only the front 10mm had the new beveled shape, and everything had to be square as well. It came out pretty nicely in the end. The speed brakes will be closed on her but the insides these lower ones can be seen so I’m going to have to add details here. The model supplied parts are pretty poorly made (white metal and “off cast” resin) so I’ll have to scratch build this area. Not a big job just time consuming. Now the cockpit. I still not quite sure if I’ll leave the canopy open or closed, a lot will depend on if I stuff it up or not! The detail is a bit on the basic side but I’m not going to go too crazy here, just some careful painting and a few small extras. Luckily I have the Aerofax book on the X-15 to help out, it’s a great reference manual. With the basic work done on the cockpit I could close up the fuselage….and what a fun task that was! CA glue was no go for this stage as it dries too quickly (even the Gel stuff for this sort of work), and there was a bit of aligning required as the nose was slightly warped. So the Epoxy resin was pulled out, funnily enough I could have sworn the last time I used it it was the 5 minute type and not the 24 hour type I had in my hand?? I got the fuselage together eventually along with covering everything in epoxy. It was put aside to dry. While it was drying I found the 5 minute epoxy, now I was worried, I had a feeling the stuff I used was VERY old! Two days later it still hadn’t dried properly and the entire nose has moved to one side! The only thing that saved this now was that the epoxy hadn’t set, so I was able to carefully split the fuselage. The only time I’ve been glad for really thick resin fuselages. Once I’d removed all the old stuff and re-cleaned up the fuselage, it was re-glued with the 5 minute epoxy. This cured nicely and everything remained in it’s right place. Then some careful sanding back and she was done. I forgot to take photos of all this fun and games. Inbetween this I managed to almost finish the auxiliary tanks, they're now finally round and not oval. I now just have to start adding all the detail to them. (ones on the left are before filling and re-scribed, one in right are complete). With the fuselage done the upper rudder was fitted. The airbrakes will be closed on her, these were fitted later along with the Helium bottle that sits behind the rudder. It was around this stage I found out that the elevator were in the wrong position, luckily with a bit of “keyhole’ surgery I managed to get them in the right position, as seen here. I need to rebuild/make the fairing section where the elevator meet the fuselage. The main skids were fitted now as well, as I’ll be using the trolley at the rear these skid are in their flight position. It’s a strange combination on resin skid and white metal support here, namely to support the weight of the model. The support was actually too thin, it now sits on some plastic card so it’s at the right height. I still need to make the hinges for the struts, these will be from plastic rod and card. The cockpit is actually starting to look quite good, this is just the basic painting, I have a lot more to do here. ..and finally all together. The wings and elevators are just slide in place for the moment, but she’s starting to look really nice. Most of the re-scribing has been complete since these photos and the upper rudder is nearly completed. I’m really starting to enjoy this build, apart for a few errors a faults it’s a really nice model to build. I should be ready to paint her by the end of my next break.
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