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Wow, I love this little beauty! Really impressed with the work you've done to bring the old kit up to scratch. The nose and wing mods make such a difference and the wire aerials really bring it to life. Wish I had kept my old Airfix 1-11 now! Hope we are going to see some more airliners from you soon. Cheers, Ian
I keep thinking I'm going to sell all my 1/35 stuff - and then people like you post lovely builds like this, you're no help at all!! Really like your finish and the not over done weathering - very nice work indeed! Base sets it all off very well too! Keith
Here you go.... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Proops-Piece-Micro-Twist-Swivel/dp/B00LX17XXW/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?crid=322RSMO1JJBUP&keywords=pin+vice+drill+set&qid=1558443878&s=gateway&sprefix=Pin+vice%2Caps%2C183&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1 If you search for Pin vice and bits you'll find loads more. Roger.
I've PM'd Mike and have not gotten a response. I've asked about not being able to post in the Manufacturers forum, but have yet to hear from anyone. I posted an announcement for a new product in the Rumormonger section and it was abruptly deleted. If I'm not welcome, please just extend some common courtesy and let me know. Dave
I was doing some idle research for a Hun in my stash today, and ran across a article that stated it was finished in an aluminium lacquer instead of a bare metal finish, which came as a bit of a surprise to me (along with the MiG-15 revelation a few weeks back). Is there a concise list of aircraft that were bare metal or lacquer finished somewhere on the net/here?
Thanks for the replies and "likes". I'm pleased that you liked the second batch. The weather was indeed a contrast between the days! Fortunately, the weather forecast was accurate, which at least meant that I had appropriate clothing with me! I'm interested that you liked those three images, Latinbear. I was trying to capture two aircraft to make the images more exciting, but I wasn't sure that the two images framed by the trees "worked". I was trying to frame them so that the eye was drawn to the aircraft, but I wondered if the trees were more of a distraction. I'm still undecided, but pleased that you like them!
Hi guys. I'm looking to consolidate my yearbooks now there is a place for them. Any idea why I con't create a new topic in the 2018 one ? It'll let me in 2017 but not 2016. All very odd. ? Thanks in advance. johnny.
OK i messed up on the instrument panel. I put the beautiful airscale decal on and didnt notice it was off to one side , so when i put the face on , the dials were not lined up. I have resorted to fitting the kit ones instead. They are still really good but the Airscale ones were a bit better. Nevermind. Still need to tidy it up a bit.
As above, you will need to speak to Mike by PM
As this would be my first ship build in over 20 years, I had hoped to pick an easy ship to do. As the type-45 is a fairly clean design, not may aerials etc to get in the way, what could possibly go wrong? Apart from the way Airfix design the kit. Not sure if it was my example or if they all have an interesting fit. Many a happy hour was spent putting bits together and then filling in the gaps. Possibly my inexperience of this type of build meant I did things in the wrong order, who knows. I have added the Atlantic Models etch for a bit of extra detail, and replaced the main gun barrel and turret as those in the kit were lacking in detail just a bit(!). one the 30mm guns I used a length of Albion alloys tubing to replace the kit drainpipes. I've also discovered photographing something this size brings it own challenges. I will do another, if/when the pile of land and air based kits ever dies down. The question is what? Tim
It's a pretty good kit, it just isn't lighting my fire to be honest. I'm also a bit disappointed with a few aspects of the kit - it goes together very nicely but there are a few places where I'd have expected a bit more detail - such as the guns, which are just divots in the nose - how hard would it have been to at least make it look like there's a gun barrel there? Meanwhile I expected the Voodoo to be challenging and hasn't been all that hard. There's something very satisfying about having thought it through and made it all work pretty smoothly. I can see myself building another KH Voodoo.
Thanks very much for the encouragement. With the warmer weather I’ve been able to tackle the paint spraying of the bodyshell. I used rattle can automotive Ford Diamond White. I found I needed to use a grey primer because the yellow colour of the plastic in the kit insisted on showing through white. I also completed the beefing up of the exhaust including the pierced bands made in milliput then drilled. The fitting of the front nose was causing a real headache. The kit fitting lugs underneath just wouldn’t locate. So I cut them off and added the pierced lateral tubes shown in the reference photos. This now helps with positioning the nose with the tubes located into small plates I added to the chassis rails. I also managed to fabricate the oil can which sits in the engine bay in the reference photos. Further research reading has revealed that the engine ran with 8 plugs on the inlet side and 4 on the exhaust rather than 8 each side as I originally thought. So I’m in the process of removing four plugs which is proving a bit more difficult with the engine glued in position. Still you live and learn - sometimes. Thanks again for looking.
Not only nothing happens if you don't drill the holes, as you can always build the model without bombs, but generally a drill is not even needed for such holes. They can be opened simply with a drill bit and these can be bought for relatively little money in places like Maplin or even online at Amazon and others. Drill bits can be used with a pin vice, another thing that can be bought for cheap in a lot of places.
@Corsairfoxfouruncle Thank you, your Stuka looks great, I like the cammo. Hm, I am not sure about the armor plates that I understand. As far as I see on the plans I downloaded, I do not see any significant difference in panel lines nor its thickness. I will be grateful for any help, indeed.
Yeah, but even allowing for that (which accounts for the shorter rudder post) the part looks longer from tip to bottom
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