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Spitfire madman

Airfix Avro Shackleton MR.2 WL737

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Hi all 

Here is my Airfix 1:72 Avro Shackleton MR.2 

ive finished it in the markings of WL737 of 220 SQD, Royal Air Force, based at RAF St Eval, 1953.

using Model Alliance Decals, RAF Coastal Command, post war part 1 (MA-72210)

The only extra detail I added was a PE instrument panel.

tamiya paint use throughout apart from Halfords appliance white for the underside.

This has been an enjoyable and frustrating build due to fit issues early on.

thanks for looking 

 

Fit issues early on tested my patients to the limit 

Airfix 1:72 Avro Shackleton MR.2

 

I put it down walked away and went back to it a couple of weeks later and repaired my moment of madness

Airfix 1:72 Avro Shackleton MR.2

 

And made good in the end 

Airfix 1:72 Avro Shackleton MR.2

 

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Airfix 1:72 Avro Shackleton MR.2

 

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Gorgeous Shack that, they look cool in white!

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Shacktastic. 

 

Pete

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You have done a wonderful job on that Shack mate,.......... especially after your `incident',....... the best Shackleton model that I have seen yet and I do love that early scheme!

 

Cheers

           Tony

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What a great save. 

The finished result certainly doesn't show any signs of the "stress" fracture and I must agree with Tony about your choice of colour as it looks stunning in the early scheme. 

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That's just drop dead gorgeous and I must admit does make me reconsider the white scheme for my future build. I don't envy masking all those props however! 

Cheers and very well saved (and modelled).. Dave 

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Nice that, I really like that scheme & you have caught it well.

Steve Hannah

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I'm glad you went back, that looks amazing! 

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That's a cracking looking build despite your early setbacks. Well done.

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13 hours ago, Spitfire madman said:

And made good in the end 

Yes, you did!

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Wow, that is an impressive model!

Sorry to hear about your troubles at the beginning of the build.

After all the patience and work you invested, you are now rewarded with an excellent Shackleton.

Best greetings from Vienna,

Roman

 

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 Well worth the effort. Well done turning it around and finishing with an excellent model.

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Lovely build but how the hell did the fuselage break!?

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A very tidy looking model. 

 

The noise from the guns on the top turret must have seemed like the end of the world once the poor gunner hit the fire button!

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38 minutes ago, Graham T said:

Lovely build but how the hell did the fuselage break!?

I snapped it in frustration a pure moment of madness 😔

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Lovely model, perfect restrained weathering.  Getting such nice photos of a chunky model must have been challenging too, great result all round.

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I think Keith was going for the stressed skin look, but over did it and got stressed himself. I remember him telling me when he’d done and it’s come out to his usual outstanding standard.

 

Steve.

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23 hours ago, Spitfire madman said:

I snapped it in frustration a pure moment of madness 😔

Well retrieved

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Got one in the stash. Seeing this has just pushed it nearer the front of the queue.

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