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AdrianMF

AdrianMF's nine for 2017

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Hello All,

 

I managed 9 this year, 1/72 except where stated. First off, I finished off a US Coast Guard Privateer (converted from the Matchbox/Revell kit), for a pal whose Dad used to fly in them:

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Old Airfix Blenheim, with a little help from Falcon canopies and a lot of Home Improvement:

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Airfix F-111, with detailed cockpit and bays:

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Airfix DH Mosquito, with detailed cockpit and Falcon canopy:

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Ursus (close copy of Airfix) Saunders-Roe SR53:

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Fly Models Hafner Rotachute, with Revell RAF figure:

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The Airfix 1/32 17-Pounder gun and crew:

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The 24-hour build that wasn't, the old Airfix Phantom II in good old VF-74 markings:

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And the Airfix Grumman Martlet IV, straight from the box with extra seatbelts:

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And the in-progress/shelf-of-shame entries...

 

Fairey Long Range Monoplane scratch build:

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MPM Blenheim:

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Dragon Model Works Bristol 188:

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The Bristol 188 is actually in progress rather than stalled, but I remain quietly confident that it won't get finished in the next two days :)

 

Thank you to everyone on the forum for sharing their great projects and providing a fine level of banter!

 

Thanks for looking,

Adrian

 

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Great collection 👍 ... Ive actually been inside a privateer about 25 years ago. It was undergoing restoration. Sadly i think it burned up in a fire at that museum about 10 years later. 

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Lovely work! You need to build a little diorama for the 17 Pounder and crew, they are too good for a blue background. 

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Hmm, nine completed models seems to be a popular score this year :) 

 

I think my favourite builds have been where you re-vamped old Airfix kits like the Blenheim and the Mossie, they were entertaining and enlightening to follow and the results speak for themselves B) 

 

Cheers,

 

Stew

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Thanks Chaps!

 

@Corsairfoxfouruncle There is now one flying somewhere in the US in Coast Guard colours, albeit with engines taken from a B-25. It's on my list to see if I can bend my work schedule to fit.

 

@DAG058 I would love to make a diorama out of the 17-Pounder but it would take about a square foot, which is five single-engined fighters in my storage scheme.  So it's post "reorganise the modelling area", which in turn is post "reorganise the house"...

 

@Stew Dapple I've built less this year than the last few years, but it's been a busy year (in a good way). The old Airfix WWII subjects do scrub up well with some TLC, but the old jets, less well. I think that's because I expect a modern jet to have pin-sharp panel lines and crisp super-detailing, and I can't get there starting from the old Phantom or F-111 kits. Still, it's fun trying!

 

Regards,

Adrian

 

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All nine are very nice. Clearly a case of quality over quantity.

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Stunning builds, all of them, but I particularly like your SR53 – beautiful!

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A very nice collection of great models, Adrian

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Nice set! I like all of them, and in particular your fiish of Blenheim IV. Why you've stopped Fairey? I was watching your efforts and I think it was not deserving for stopping. Hope to see her on RFI :) 

regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

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1 hour ago, JWM said:

Why you've stopped Fairey?

Thanks Jerzy,

I have "taken a break" from the Fairey, not stopped :) The paint on the wings started blistering so I stepped away for a while. Mind you, the Bristol 188 is quite challenging so the Fairey LRM should feel a bit easier when I get back to it!

 

Regards,

Adrian

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That's a wonderful nine completions for the year Adrian. Very well done. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Impressive collection, and great pictures too! :clap: The F111 is an eye catcher, and the figures are outstanding

 

Ciao

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