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Boulton Paul Sea Baliol T21 WP328 from the the Maintenance Test Unit at RNAS Abbotsinch in 1963. Special Hobby kit OOB brush painted with a combination of Revell, Humbrol and Citadel paints. 

 

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Built as part of KUTA IX. Fairey Gannet AEW 3, 849 Squadron B Flight HMS Ark Royal. Sword 1:72 straight out of the box. Brush painted with Xtracrylix 

 

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Matchbox Sd. Kfz 232. Built OOB for the Matchbox GB. Finished in Afrika Corps colours with brush painted Revell. On the diorama base that MB included in their AFV kits. 

 

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Now a couple from the Made in the GB II Group build   First up is a DHC Chipmunk T10 an AZ kit, 1:72. Finished as WK634 of  the FAA. This is a mount from the Britannia Flight at Rosborough. Straight OOB apart from some Tamiya tape seat belts. Paint a mixture of Humbrol and Xtracrylix 

 

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Then we have the Airfix Bofors gun and tractor, again OOB in a desert scheme. 

 

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Two builds for the DH Mega GB. 

 

The first is the Tamiya Mosquito finished as TE711 Mosquito FB6, 711 Squadron FAA, RNAS Ford

 

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The second is the Special Hobby Sea Hornet built as Sea Hornet NF21, 809 Squadron, HMS Eagle, pretty well out of the box apart from some seat belts. Brush painted with Xtracrylix and transfers from the kit.

 

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And here are the pair together

 

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I built two Corsairs, two Martlets and a Gladiator for the Radial Engines Rock GB

 

Old Airfix Corsair, wings clipped and a cockpit scratch built and rivets removed from the fabric part of the wing.

 

Corsair MkII 1842 Squadron FAA,  HMS Formidable, Operation Goodwood, August 1944. 

 

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Hasegawa Corsair. From HMS Arbiter. 1:72. Out of the box apart from Eduard seat belts. Xtracrylix Gloss Sea Blue brush painted. 

 

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Two Hobbyboss Martlets minor conversions from their quickbuild F4F-3A and FM-2 to make a MkIII and MkVI respectively. 

 

MkIII. 

 

Martlet MkIII. Started life as a Hobbyboss Quickbuild Wildcat F4F3A. Finished as a FAA Martlet MkIII 3875 of 805 Squadron NAS based in Dhekela, North Africa. Sometime in 1941. 

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MkVI. Started life as a Hobbyboss Quickbuild Wildcat FM2. Finished as a FAA Martlet MkVI JV735 'W' Wanda of 853 Squadron NAS on HMS Queen sometime in 1945

 

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Sea Gladiator

 

Hobbyboss easy kit built as a Malta Defender

 

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A pair of Airfix Martlet IVs. Both from HMS Formidable during Operation Torch. One with US stars from 888 Squadron FAA, and the other with wings folded from 893 Squadron (not 888 as per Airfix instructions.)

 

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And last but not least a trio of British and Commonwealth CMP 15 cwt trucks from Plastic Soldier that I put together in some down time in the summer.

 

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Seventeen completions, including the trio of trucks. I think that's the most I've ever achieved. Thanks everyone on BM for advice and support over the year. I hope you all have a Happy and prosperous New Year. 

 

 

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Make that 18.  I realised I only had a little to do to finish my Sea Gladiator from the Matchbox GB. So here is N5500 of 769 Squadron FAA at RNAS Donibristl in 1939. Matchbox Gladiator with prop and arrestor hook cannibalised from a Pavla boxing. Transfers from a Model Alliance Wings & Waves sheet. 

 

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You've had a brilliant year of modelling, i'm only only slightly jealous, those are a super line up. :)  The Sea Balliol might be Special hobby rather than Hobby Boss might it? The box looks a lot like the SH one I have.

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3 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

You've had a brilliant year of modelling, i'm only only slightly jealous, those are a super line up. :)  The Sea Balliol might be Special hobby rather than Hobby Boss might it? The box looks a lot like the SH one I have.

Steve.

 

Thanks Steve. I did some cheats with the Hobbyboss Quick kits, mind the Sea Hornet did take a lot of work. You are correct about the Baliol, it is Special Hobby not Hobbyboss. I've edited it. 

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