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  2. There’s quite a list, I had to be sensible and narrow it down to topics that I fancied! I may add a Hurricane, but we’ll see. Thanks mate, I’ve read it can be a tricky build so I’ll follow your advice!
  3. Renek

    Bentley Blower 1:12

    Thank you. It pleases me
  4. Very nice build of an unusual and interesting/complex aircraft. Congratulations Jenko.
  5. giemme

    F-4F Hasegawa 1/72

    The boarding ladder is another thing I scratch built back then. Likewise, it wasd a solder job. However, having seen your last pic, I'm under the impression that your version will come out miles better than mine...
  6. Wee Beastie

    1/48 HobbyBoss Su-30

    Thanks Duncan. No major issues with the build. Just need a bit of caution putting the top and bottom fuselage halves together. If there was a major problem, it was the main canopy. Mine had such a bad seam, on the top, even after sanding, polishing, and dipping in Klear, you could still see it through the depth of the plastic. I did manage to source a replacement, which again had a seam, but once worked on, was absolutely fine.
  7. Very nice, love the little touches like the leaves in the roof gutter and the abandoned pallet, brings it to life.
  8. Work In Progress

    Halifax repairs at Clifton Moor

    Did for me earlier, and is for me now
  9. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

    1/350 HMS Exeter (1939) - York class cruiser

    Hi folks, Tonight I did a tiny little bit on this model. Mostly painting bits of PE I will need to fit in order to move forward, so nothing much to look at. I did get the little cradles folded up for the catapults though, and have placed the first Walrus in. The Walrus still needs its propeller, machine guns and the undercarriage, tailplane struts, (and maybe rigging wires?). Those parts are amongst those painted and drying, but I wanted to check how it fit in the cradle first before adding the wheels because they didn't have a huge amount of clearance in real life and some out-of-scale proportions somewhere could have caused a messy clash. If the second Walrus does get added, it will need its wings folded which doesn't lend itself to how I made the cabane struts this time around. Thinking about it, I've missed the inboard interplane struts too. Hmm...
  10. giemme

    Listening to the Solstice

    Tony, it looks like this slight mishap is going to be for good, allowing you to produce an even better looking turret - I truly have no doubts about it Ciao
  11. Stevejj

    Dornier 335 question

    Interesting aircraft in the background of pic 2. a JU52 and a FW190 something(don't know anything about 190s)
  12. ElectricLightAndy

    Land Rover Series 1

    Revell are set to release a 1/24 series 3 I think
  13. Woweee, look at that progress, this thing is going to be beautiful Andy.
  14. Steady job there, Ced! Almost there now! Ciao
  15. Revell B17 I'm going to try and do this as a cutaway model, first thing I notice(planes are not my normal thing) checking on photos of the real thing the callout colourwise for the bomb bay (which is the first part on the instructions is wrong) it says the bombs are olive green which is what I've done them and when I look at pics of the bombs they are a medium green not the nearly black as you can see from the pics, the olive green I've done them (I'm using Vallejo air paints ) also they have yellow banding which seems to vary according to which picture you look at, some have 3 bands in the middle some have one in the middle others have one at the tip and a silver tip in front of that. I wouldn't normally worry too much about that but if I'm doing this as a cutaway it needs to be more accurate, help please.
  16. Nigel Bunker

    classic 1950's air show photos

    I love the fact that almost every fighter has steps beside it so that the public could peer into the cockpit. I can never see that happening again in my lifetime, what with 'elf & safety plus security. Those pictures are from happier, simpler days.
  17. harveyb258

    Bentley Blower 1:12

    Lovely detail work, Renek. I like very much!!!! I will be watching...…
  18. Sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, 'Spark Advance' control (Ignition Timing) fitted from cockpit lever to engine magnetos linkage rod. Made from 0.3 mm brass tube, 0.1 mm Nickel-Silver rod and scratch link. Mike
  19. Of course not, it's clearly a ghost, but I think the box says "Ghost not included" so you'll have to find your own
  20. StephenMG

    Underside blue for Saudi/Qatari/Abu Dhabi Hunters?

    @Ralph don't paint anything yet, I'm about to change my mind!!! I should have been painting the kitchen this afternoon but with all this talk of Qatari Hunters, and as I intend to build a new model of QA12 shortly, I thought I'd revisit my Tamiya colour mixes. While I happy with the Brown and Sand, I thought the mix for the Deep Sky Blue could be better - turns out it could have been a lot better! I thought my original mix was a little dark so I did what I should have done in the first place and got a better original paint sample to test it against. This is an original Qatari link collector which was filthy and had some weird milky built-up on it. I polished the front bit back to the original colour (then ran out of T-Cut so couldn't do any more!) and tried some paint mixes against it. Turns out that Revell Aqua 50 Light Blue (top left in this photo) is a pretty good stab at the colour straight from the bottle although it does need lightening a touch for a scale model in my opinion so a 60:40 mix of Light Blue:White should be pretty darn good. As for the Tamiya mixes, mine was indeed too dark. Lightening with white was good but threw the balance of the other colours in the mix off. Oddly the XF-18 has a significant effect when I first put some in but that seemed to lessen when more was added. Anyway to cut a long story short, the best mix to my eye was as follows, X-14 Sky Blue - 6 parts XF-18 Medium Blue - 1 part X-3 White - 3 parts (plus a bit more for scale effect to taste) I'm off to finish painting the kitchen before I get into any more trouble!
  21. Jonners

    Matchbox 1/72 Heinkel He 115

    Excellent! A strangely attractive type, and always good to see a Matchbox model. I was looking at a real He115 at the Sola air museum near Stavanger in Norway only last summer. The airframe isn't complete, but I think it's the only survivor and, IIRC, was salvaged from the water near the museum, which is housed in the former German seaplane hangar. Jon
  22. Getting Old

    1/48 Meng ME-410b/U4- The Hornet

    Wow, that's bad That would take a miracle worker to fix. I share your choice. Perhaps keep it in a dark cupboard until you feel your skills are up to the level of such a massive challenge rather than let the bugga win
  23. rob85

    in the Navy

    It was hiding in the past it’s a time travelling GB! Consider yourself aboard! Rob
  24. Alpha Delta 210

    Finished the Tamiya 1/6 Honda MB-50

    Looks amazing! With a different background, it would look 1:1.
  25. As always thanks for the kind comments guys. Ian, the only base I have big enough to pose the MD-11 on is one I made for my 1/32nd Lightning. The bit you can see is the base of a wheel chock that I had glued on, but can't remove! Dave, like the rest of the kit, the wings required fettling to get it all to fit comfortably. I widened and deepened the channels in the wing spar with a file. I've only got a picture of the reverse side, bit it was the channels on the other side of this part, marked by the red lines. Similarly I enlarged the cut out in the fuselage halves. It is hard to be specific, it was just cut/file and check fit until everything lined up ok. From the pictures in my original post where I show the shim, you'll see a thin line of Milliput around the wing to fuselage join. It was needed all around to blend it in. Cheers John
  26. f matthews

    My Tamiya 1/35 Type 97 Chi-Ha

    I built this kit “out of the box” with old school-only techniques (sheet styrene, strip brass and brass screen) about ten years ago. For it being a 1975 kit, it is pretty well done. I used the kit tracks but pinned them (and snipped off the pin heads-another 70s technique) for track sag. Aside from the open sponsons and the single-piece muffler/screens, it really holds up well and is a fun, quick build. I enjoyed that one enough that I built the Type 1 SPG old school in 2017 and the Shinhoto version OOB earlier this year. Nice kits and you did a fine job on that one-the camo looks great!
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