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  2. And I thought it was only me that had an errant scriber that had mind of its own.
  3. I paid Flickr for the Pro move-up. It cost about $48.00 CDN per year. That's just less than the cost of a McDonalds medium coffee once a week. That seemed fairly cheap to me and I'm on a fixed income retirement plan. It's easy to use and there are no water marks to ruin the image. Chris
  4. Might be starting this in the near future. Took me a while to get hold of one at a good price, but a few months ago I finally got one. I also have the extra parts set that includes the parts for tanker and photo reconnaissance Valiants, but I'm not sure if I'm going to use it yet. I haven't decided which scheme she'll be painted in either yet. I know I don't want to do the photo reconnaissance scheme (silver and red) and I'm not keen on the all silver second prototype. So basically it's between the tanker in anti-flash white, two bomber schemes in anti-flash white, and the camo scheme depicting a bomber shortly before the Valiants were grounded. I'll also be looking to pick up a micro mir 1/144 one at some point as 1/144 will be round 2 of my v bomber project (the Victor will be micro Mir's new Victor b1, and I'm hoping they will do a vulcan b1 soon). If anyone's got any Valiants they've built, please post pictures (or a link) here
  5. Hello everybody, here for comparison a small photomontage of the new SOFI Pattern structure in the original image of the ET-8 during the Roll-out, which shows that it looks not so bad, right? Source: forum.nasaspaceflight.com (Jester)
  6. Was there last time on easter at good Friday this year on a very early pre summer day (roundabout 19°C ) at dusk till night. A moonlit night then there and I was quite amazed on that lake: dark, quiet and peaceful, but always slightly rushing sounds of water showing its power. So a bit strange or odd, I imaginated this operation there 75 years and 11 month ago moonlighted as then. Cheers
  7. Lot done over today, interior in, transparencies added, closed up, wings, tailplanes and cowling ring all added. Most we're pretty quick but the wings needed a bit of trimming of the tabs/slots to fit. The fuselage fit wasn't brilliant; for Hasegawa at least, a mere trifle compared to the short run kits I've been doing recently. Some filler and sanding was needed and I'll have to review the wing joint once everything has hardened up. Mind you goodness knows where I'd have been on the turret without the Eduard masking set.
  8. Sounds like my wife. Or the other one, "No one will notice"
  9. Oh well - not to worry - it's only a toy tank
  10. 825

    Vultee Vengeance TTIV

    Thanks Col, hopefully on the home straight now, but there will be a short break as we're away over the coming week or so. Mind you, the painting is finished and the Sky band (which looks really incongruous) has been masked and painted.
  11. Thanks Dave and Alan for your nice comments. I was surprised myself - how good that I asked the Lady in the supermarket.
  12. Another West Londoner here, which considering I'm from Hayes, isn't too bad! Could be worse, it might have said I was Brummie, a Scouse, Yorkshire or even heaven forbid, Geordie!
  13. Hey youuuu guyyyssss. How I managed to get some modelling in this weekend I know not. I was out for pretty much all of Saturday, meeting up with old friends, drinking some of the most beautiful and expensive stouts and bitters ever. £9 for a half pint. Milo had a fencing comp today too. During the bits where I wasn’t doing that I worked with this. I wanted to add some pipes to make it a bit more special. I used lead wire and heated up styrene rod. here’s a shot half way through. I’m loving doing this. One side done and the other. And bottom. Just the top to go. now although this is ok I have seen it painted and I just don’t like the look that the mould gives. Soooooo. away with it and replace with lead wire. That’s better. Hopefully it’ll paint up ok. It should. I glued all the top stuff on. next bits to do are the fire wall/ bulk head, is that what it is? Why so many pin marks on the detail side is beyond me. also these need drilling. And a sand. Here’s one set dry fitted. much better. Also these arrived. woot!! That however is it I’m absolutely pooped so it’s early nights all around I think. Thanks for dropping by and as always. Happy Modelling. Johnny. 🌪
  14. Vulcan, at least in Britain, mainly because of xh558. Maybe not by name, but it certainly rivals the Spitfire for most iconic. Seriously, who doesn't like a big tin triangle?
  15. 825

    Miles Martinet TT1

    Finishing off the painting and touching up. Cowling masked and painted with Akan's dull iron. The exhaust pipes have had the ends drilled out and painted with the same paint. I'll add on a dry brush of rust at some point. I'm away for the coming 10 days on Tuesday so it will probably be a little while before any more work is done, but still hopeful of finishing on time.
  16. Hi everyone, Thank You all for bringing me on board. I'm Brazilian with interest in aircrafts, space, war and to preserve the occidental civilization. I have begin in modelling as early as a child , was out for studying and working hard for decades ... I still do so. Now I am returning and wish to improve my skills, specially in painting and weathering. Thanks SouthViper
  17. Hi all. Huawei phone, running Android, this is the second phone that I've been getting the error on, previous was an LG. It happens on both WiFi and phone data connections and has been an issue for some time. I can post a screen shot of the error message if it'll help, there's a link on the pop-up to a script on BM. Any thoughts/fixes from admin? Thanks, Rob.
  18. Seen this guys stuff. Very interesting, but will require some finishing. The surface is rough and the medium is a bit resistant no sanding. No doubt purchasers will be given instructions on how to best deal with the product.
  19. Condolences @Silver Fox, family first, every time.
  20. I don't normally follow anything but 1/72, but in this case I'll be watching your build. A most interesting effect, for sure. It might be hard to reproduce in 1/72 but you never know. I'm sure there's some brave ( or frikkin' crazy ) soul(s) on this forum that may try. Chris
  21. I thought posts 127 and 129 above were quite specific, 129 has the kit parts next to Mk.18 wings. This clearly shows the different panel layouts. As the post above shows, the under wing panels were also eliminated. From a modellers perspective the changes are noticeable. There are also the under fuselage camera pair. This requires new upper AND lower wings. The broader rudder will account for the longer length. The Spitfire books are notoriously vague on the specific external differences, the photos I posted kindly supplied by Peter Arnold clearly show the changes, these are all in the post I made in Jan 2017 Note the annotated drawing from the manual, as well as the photos. This also has info on the rudders. I don't have info on the rocket fittings.
  22. Wow, that zimmerit looks really good. I've been experimenting with wood filler and it's come out sort of OK but the NMN idea looks like it could be a winner
  23. @f111guru--very interesting info on bomb loads and ECM locations--from photos, the seems MER loads on stations 1 & 9 were the exception to the norm. Grew up in VT, but now am in the South East, heading to Mid-Atlantic. If you are hunting VTANG F-4D display, it has been relocated to the VT militia museum at Camp Johnson--believe the EB-57 is at the ANG base--its been a while... Best, Erwin
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