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  2. Just stumpled across, and though a bit of an older thread will follow, as the topic is much to tempting to ignore. Looks great and hope for some updates. I'm optimistic, as I've reanimated some older build just recently. So, here's a mayor from the other part of the world!
  3. Beautiful build and finish Alistair,for me the best scheme these aircraft wore.
  4. Can't answer the question re weapons combos off the top of my head, but in 1/72 scale the Revell Hunter FGA9/Mk58 comes with a set of launch rails and AGM-65's. Mark.
  5. Hi CC - great to meet you at the show and to see you at Cosford. Thanks for the beer too - the first of, ahem, many that evening. For some reason I faded early that night…
  6. Great start Charlie, you will soon have this one conquered I'm sure. Keep up the good work All the best Chris
  7. Great build and finish Z,love it!
  8. It was common to spread the angles of rockets, it can also be seen on some Coastal Beaufighters. I think the key problem with the accuracy was as much getting the right launch moment/speed/attitude as the variation from rocket to rocket. Photos from CC attacks often show the rockets remaining fairly closely clustered, which is possibly preferable against small targets but when it as big as a ship then perhaps the wider the spread the better. As it was fairly widely done, there must have been at least a superficially convincing reason.
  9. Bravo. I'm a big fan of your weathering on the grey one, there are a lot of different colours and shades which draw you in. Beautiful work, especially in 1:72.
  10. Had some nice weather today so took a few pics of a kit I finished last year but haven't posted yet. Tamiya's 1/48 P-51B Mustang of Capt. John Bennett of the 352nd FG. Part of the 'Blue Nosed sweethearts of Bodney' (Sweethearts??? Oh edited by site. The b*astards!) Kit went together a treat. Painted with Tamiya acrylics. Decals came from a sheet that was part of Eagle Editions book 'The P-51's of Major George Preddy' by Mark Proulx and Sam Sox, Jnr. Book and decals cover all of Preddy's aircraft all called 'Cripes A'Mighty' and Bennett's shark mouthed P-51B. Only addition was an Ultracast seat and Albion Alloys brass tubing for gun barrels. Tried to make the Invasion stripes somewhat hastily painted ie. rough and uneven in places. Should've weathered the Stars and Bars decals in hindsight. Oh well, live and learn. Comments welcome and Cheers for looking.
  11. I've seen on a online shot of the decal diagram some FS colours quoted, seeing as I've really only got Humbrol or Vallejo shades, it'll be play get the best match, maybe some custom mixing. I'm not sure which kit I need, I've recently bought some older Hasegawa F-4E & F-4EJ kits to mix & match with slatted & un-slatted wings etc, I'm need to figure what these birds need. Steve.
  12. Great start . Good luck with your painting exploits. Keep up the good work All the best Chris
  13. Gidday Stelangton, I've found that progress can sometimes appear to slow down towards the end of a build, doing lots of fiddly detail. She's looking awesome. Regards, Jeff.
  14. Frosting during airbrushing might be caused by partial drying of the solvent-paint-mix "on the way" before it reaches the surface of the painted object i.e. you are using too strong solvent.
  15. I am pleased to present you one of my works that I care about most, namely a Ford T hot rod. The starting kit is a revell re-boxed monogram, very different from the model I made. Link W.I.P: http://www.modellismo.net/forum/custom-cafe/126992-ford-model-t-street-custom-monogram-1-8-a.html finish outdoor.
  16. Good to see someone making progress on their Be-200! It'll be nice when it's done, but there's a lot of work involved.
  17. Think (because I'm still away from my references) that the story is told, with some photos, in Peter C Smith's book on Vindex, which I think is called Escort Carrier at War. IIRC the rocket rails were at slightly different angles to give a spread of fire (though I would have thought these rockets were so inaccurate they would achieve that without encouragement). Shall be home this evening and will tidy up the various hares I may have set running.
  18. Gidday, yeah the wood scrubs up very nicely. Who hasn't given in to temptation at some time? If temptation wasn't so much fun it wouldn't be so tempting ! Now, back to models . . . Regards, Jeff.
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  20. That is a awesome Eagle . Always good see a Lakenheath. One.
  21. Carole Ann appears to have only one wing cannon, the radiator blank from S, the chocks from M and W, with the apparent remains of a badge under the cockpit. An interesting exercise in weathering. With such an angled launch, presumably there's no need for blast protection. I think that's the first time I've seen dual launchers on a Hurricane, so now tell me it is from a book I've already got. Can we be certain this is Vindex?
  22. Was looking at the Bently drawings and books I bought and I noticed there should be a seal on the cockpit side walls I wonder how Airfix missed this Pictures are to help with build if they are not allowed please delete So I made these channel seals out of .004: aluminium shim stock Then added PE Trial fit of the canopy Got the wheels made up so thought I would see how it would look on her legs Until next time Regards Richard
  23. A bit of progress with the Be-200 today. Fuselage joints cleaned up, wings added, engines assembled. The wings took some persuasion to get something close to the same anhedral on both sides (one of them really wanted to be dihedral!) but got there in the end. Pretty big gaps to fill at the wing roots though. cheers Julian
  24. Gidday John, your research and attention to detail does you great credit. Like you I've learned a lot about the ships I've made by researching to get them accurate, but I bow to a master! Regards, Jeff.
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