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Another of the £4 Aldi starter kits I did a couple of years ago.. I rather liked this kit very tricky to get the spiral white line on the spinner. Anyway hope you all like this one too! 

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Excellent work.

I umm’d and ahh’d about buying this kit in Aldi. Then I saw a KittyHawk in RAF markings and that was that.....

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Thank you gents for the kind comments. These are lovely vfm Airfix kits. Even at this small scale they don't look too bad. With these I can't see the microscopic decals recommended so I don't apply them,  Thet largest decals I do use . I don't think  it makes the end result any less worthy? 

I would ,at a larger scale , go all out though. I saw an excellent 1:32 scale Dora posted very recently, it was a stunner Indeed! 

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1 hour ago, Brigbeale said:

Excellent work.

I umm’d and ahh’d about buying this kit in Aldi. Then I saw a KittyHawk in RAF markings and that was that.....

Yes Beagle.. a good buy I'd say! 

Im old enough to remember doing the card and plastic bagged Airfix kits in the late 60s and 70s usually from Woolworths. I think they were usually priced at 25 New Pence! They seemed huge models at the time to me as a small child..we could never afford the Humbrol enamels so .. had some .very unusual cammo schemes using whatever was available!  I did do a Wessex Heicopter i n Flouro Orange and dark blue once.. as my dad had the orange flouro for his fishing floats! Lol Happy Days indeed! 

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I remember my FW190 being the Matchbox version. Those were the days....

With reference To the colour schemes, it reminded me of the Beaufighter that I’ve recently bought for restoration.

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Brian

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 Cool. That's a little more 'in your face' than i recall doing., or maybe not. It's worth saving and refurbishing such a kit. That's part of the  spirit of modelling maybe? 

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Matchbox... they did the kits which had different coloured spues? My Twin brother did a Phantom F4  "3 -Colour" kit. They must have been an Xmas or Birthday present..  oh yes i do recall.. I did a Matchbox Lysander ! 

I found some plastic A2A missiles in the loft recently and i believe they come from the F4 Matchbox kit as they are missing 1 fin .

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Hi Col,

 

good work you did on this 190. Spirals were a b...h to fit when you built the kit, and I am sorry to say they re still a b...h today! So well done as it looks like a very nice spiral, and you must have sweated to get it just so!

Unfortunately we don't have any Aldi around here. Shame... 

The only FW 190 I ever built was the Long Nose from Airfix in a plastic bag, and the Long Nose from Italeri several years later. I got the Airfix 190 A-8, but the boxing with the snake. For later this year.

 

Anyway, thanks for showing us your model.

JR

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29 minutes ago, jean said:

Hi Col,

 

good work you did on this 190. Spirals were a b...h to fit when you built the kit, and I am sorry to say they re still a b...h today! So well done as it looks like a very nice spiral, and you must have sweated to get it just so!

Unfortunately we don't have any Aldi around here. Shame... 

The only FW 190 I ever built was the Long Nose from Airfix in a plastic bag, and the Long Nose from Italeri several years later. I got the Airfix 190 A-8, but the boxing with the snake. For later this year.

 

Anyway, thanks for showing us your model.

JR

My pleasure. I think it was a fair attempt at the spiral..don't think it's as good as it could be .. like trying to train spaghetti to stay in one place lol.! 

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