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  2. RWG686

    Airfix F-4 FG.1 Phantom 892 NAS

    It's not going to be shown upsides down and we won't tell Lovely model..thanks for showing it.
  3. Madhatter Mk2

    Corvette C-7R

    Hi guys As a side project to my Star Destroyer, I have been building Revell's C-7R for a bit of a change. However, I didn't go down the yellow road, I went down the black road. Thankfully, I didn't have any issues getting my body to fit on or have any interference in the engine and the hood areas. I am painfully aware of the paint bleed at the rear and the other finish issues it has - I will try to fix that up soon. The rear wing is also slightly off which is of course something I fixed AFTER I took the photos. Opps. I took a couple of shots to show the interior before it went in as you don't get to see it all now Well, that's it. It was a fun little side project and I'm glad I did it. It looks like a Corvette and to me, that's what matters Thanks for looking Si
  4. BlackMike Models

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    None whatsoever, now we are ALL watching! Duncan B
  5. Mad Steve

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    one word Gorbs - optivisor!
  6. Grunhertz

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    You are now
  7. krow113

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    Am I on the list?
  8. Grunhertz

    TAMIYA 1/20 BENETTON FORD B192

    Good stuff Steve nice one
  9. Grunhertz

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Love the a4's always good to see a skyhawk
  10. Grunhertz

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    With oil paint. Squeeze a little onto a piece of cardboard or kitchen towel and leave it for AT LEAST an hour for the oil to seep out. When you've done this it will dry much quicker. It's the linseed oil in the paint that takes time to dry
  11. RWG686

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Having heard that there was a Canadian Aurora and a German P-3C at Prestwick,I took a run down. Arrived in time for the German's departure. If anybody's interested it used to be 311 of the Kon. Marine. The CP-140 was parked behind an RAF C-17 so didn't get a photo of it.
  12. Gorby

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    I've been having a play with the Usci Van whatsit stuff and I've come to the conclusion that I'm the wrong scale. Either that or I should have added the micro fingers and the eyes of an eagle to my Black Mike order. It's like doing the weeding with a JCB, whilst looking through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars. I've been trying to get the line through a 0.5mm brass tube and to be honest, I think it would be easier for me to fit a camel in a phone box. At times like this, I need to remember what I was told when I was a kid, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try doing something easier”. I think that's what they said, to be honest, I wasn't listening.
  13. Gorby

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    This is a very nice build. and the WNW instructions show blue grey.
  14. Mad Steve

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    Aha, I too must googleify the interior colours then, I mean, Cant do a half arsed job, not on a GB anyway
  15. Gorby

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    The instructions with mine show the interior as wood brown, but virtually all the WNW builds I've Googleified are a bluey grey colour with just a wooden floor, so I'm VERY tempted to assume that WNW knows better than Eduard. If historical accuracy is easier, I'm fully prepared to bite the bullet and be a rivet counter for once.
  16. Mad Steve

    TAMIYA 1/20 BENETTON FORD B192

    Afternoon Chaps Another instalment Engine as it is, is finished, all the suspension bits are now in place and I gave the suspension and rear wing jobbie a coat of Clear. The rear brakes were also fitted after some of the unfunniest decaling I've ever done on the brake housings. None of the engine is visible when the cowl is on so i'm not worried about detail painting. The chassis plate is finally finished (woohoo) Decals on top and bottom and a clear coat makes them all nice and shiny. Now something happened, and I'm not exactly sure what, but after I had put the clear coat over the cowl, it kind of started eating its way through the green, on the sides of the cowl. This was met with a few fruity variables and really wasn't very funny at all, so I stripped the sides of the cowl down again, re base coated, painted and clear coated again... aaaand finally... I spent about 4 hours getting the two side cockpit decals in. They are two large flat decals, and they have to fit in the side and top of the cockpit. The nice thing though, is that when they are in they are completely invisible because the cockpit is all black Anyhoo, I fitted the bottom of the cockpit and gave it another coat of basecoat . Will try and get the Camel Yellow on earlyish before it gets too hot again, then the great masking fun begins again That's it for now, Its bloody hot so I'm going to dip me legs in the pool and swear at the stupid neighbours yappy dog
  17. Mad Steve

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    You and I see very alike Gorby It took like 3 days for the oil paints to dry enough to get a clear coat on them, then I read that it can actually take months for it to dry As far as I can see, all the Roland's fuselage Interior is all wood, but the grey version I have, has a black prop (woohoo) So maybe I should get up at 12:30 next friday and do the oil paints thing then sit and stare at it for 3 days, maybe it will dry faster is I staaaaaaaaare at it
  18. Gorby

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    Thanks Duncan ( @BlackMike Models) the riggy stuff arrived today, so that's something else to play with. Mind you, there was a unsettling note enclosed: No pressure then.
  19. Gorby

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    Yes, replicating wood-grain is something I struggle with as well and I'm much too tight to opt for the decals, so this has been something I've been experimenting with – not particularly successfully so far. I'm too impatient to wait for oil paint to dry (it takes even more than five minutes! ) so I've using acrylic, with so-so results. It seems that the most obvious woody area on the Roland is the prop, but I've been doing some other experiments with that, in fact I'm too busy playing for the build to start. Even if I make a complete dogs dinner of this one, hopefully I think I'm going to learn a lot from it. It might even give me the confidence to start that Swordfish that's been nagging at me from the stash.
  20. RWG686

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Theme for today..Not your average Civvy. 1. A King Air at Prestwick heading somewhere east. 2. Another on the same day. 3. Don't think this is one of Flybe's ! 4. Ex-Israeli A-4Ns en-route to Germany and a couple of the Flight Systems ones going back to USA. 5. Ultimate bowser. 6. Not your average bizjet.
  21. Mad Steve

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    Morning chap You know what actually puts me off doing a WNW kit? Every one you see on forums, magazines and actually in real life is a masterpiece. (well to me anyway) Yes there are tricks to employ, such as the wood grain decals or masks, but by eck, they do come out magnificent. I made a start on the W29 Hansa Brandenburg a while ago, I think I glued like 3 things together before it came to my dreaded bugbear, the wooden stuff, and its been back in its lovely box ever since. I've been playing around with bits of plasticard now trying to get the wood grain effect nailed down, and I picked that up again last night for the upcoming WW1 build, and I'm giving it a trial run on an Airfix BE2c . So yes, getting the wood and the rigging behind me would be nice and give me a bit more confidence to actually crack on and finish one of those lovely kits
  22. MikeC

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Pitchforks? Check! Torches ... light! Squad right turn, quick march! Joking apart, great photos, many thanks for posting.
  23. Grunhertz

    Seafire III

    So they must be 30" but Col it's still a great build
  24. Grunhertz

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    Answered your own question there
  25. Mulder1966

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Photographer or not, thanks for sharing the pics and gear info. Regards Richard
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  27. RWG686

    Ww1 group build anyone?

    I don't think you've got the legs for it Duncan See what I did there? Quickly diverted the thread away from all this WW1 stuff. (sorry @krow113) Why oh why did I agree to this madness ? Am I allowed to do an HMS Fulmar based Buccaneer which got caught in some sort of space / time thingy and ended up on the Western front?...thought not..
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