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  2. sovereignhobbies

    Monogram 1/48 Boeing B-29 Superfortress

    I think I've just about brought this thing to heel and haven't yet had to do anything I didn't want to do. In addition, I haven't yet installed any of the mass in the engine nacelles. There is space ahead of the CofG for almost as much lead shot again in the crew tunnel as is already in there. The tailplanes, elevators, fin and rudder have had a whole heap for plastic shaved out from inside - and they're still very substantial and feel as rigid as they ever did (there's just less risk of punching a hole in a concrete floor if I drop it tail-first now!). I've also managed to get a lot more lead right up front by using tiny balls of lead. I found a small 2.5kg bottle of the stuff in my boxes of r/c stuff that has been neglected since I moved house 5 years ago. This weighing is far from accurate because with all that lead in the nose it no longer sits happily on the fulcrum at the intended CofG. Now it tries to slide off and as it's nudged forwards or back it swings from going nose up to nose down. In otherwords, it's more or less there and some mass at the engines should see it right: It won't lie still now: Tailplanes - much thinner, still thicker than most kit parts I filled the upper forward turret tub thing with lead: No ballast has been placed in the bomb bay yet (only inside the tunnel) There was a lot of space to fill with lead still - it's just that cuboid shaped iron weights were inefficient at using curved spaces - the cockpit floor piece now weighs 164g alone:
  3. Ian Campbell

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Now tell us you don't have a fetish.
  4. RWG686

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    A wee explanation about the comments I have made about dinosaurs. Long ago (ok 2 years ago) a certain @DC3 (before his plastic surgery and identity change ) decided that he would help out with my loss of mojo. For some totally unknown reason he decided that I needed to build a model of a T-Rex and one duly arrived in a plain brown envelope. A work in progress was started but alas this was in the early photobucket era so those photos are lost. Those who know me know that I can never build something straight out of the box so he was converted to a she . She is in limbo at the club but will be resurrected soon. (I'm actually quite enjoying the protracted build but don't tell him that)
  5. Peter Marshall

    Eduard 1/48th Se5a

    Started a couple of weeks ago, but after 3 goes at the woodgrain finally got moving. As always works starts on the cockpit And masked off and sprayed the fuselage sides as well with the sailcloth Peter
  6. BlackMike Models

    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    My reference library continues to grow Duncan B
  7. RWG686

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    No,just don't have any pics of the original pointy nose G-91 PANs so I'm stealing yours.
  8. RWG686

    Airfix DH-4

    Very nice indeed. That rigging must have taken you ages but what a result. Only problem for me is that you've shown that you can do double flying and landing wires in 1/72 scale,so I can't get away with a fudge on my Camel build.
  9. RWG686

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Can you wait until I upload those from the paleontology collection?
  10. Gorby

    EDUARD ROLAND CII

    But is that real modelling - opening the box and watch while it assembles itself? You're missing out on the all that fury, frustration, confusion, consternation and finally joy (that you've finished the bloody thing). With Eduard you get a box full of emotions (although admittedly, most of them are negative).
  11. BlackMike Models

    Airfix DH-4

    That came out very well didn't it (and full rigging too, respect). Duncan B
  12. BlackMike Models

    A kind of pictorial cv

    A very fine collection indeed. The F-16 made me stop and take a closer look, nice, and the Airfix Draken took me back to my very early modelling years (I'd forgotten I'd ever built one until I saw yours). Duncan B
  13. BlackMike Models

    Xtrakit Sea Vixen

    Haven't seen very many of these finished but you've done some great work on it. If you can finish one of those to that standard you're other builds must be great too. Duncan B
  14. BlackMike Models

    F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom 1/72 hasegawa

    Your Phantom is a thing of great beauty. The cockpit and undercarriage detailing is excellent and it's a very impressive colour scheme. Putting on all those stencil decals must have made you go cross eyed! Great job. Duncan B
  15. BlackMike Models

    F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom 1/72 hasegawa

    Ah that's what happened. I was online at the time and thought I'd broken it! Duncan B
  16. BlackMike Models

    1/72 Fujimi Phantom FGR2 "Alcock & Brown"

    That's fantastic, I haven't seen too many of the special scheme completed. The Fujimi Phantom is still THE Phantom to have in 1/72 scale in my opinion and you can see why here (can you imagine trying to get the decals to go down over the Airfix trenches?). Very nice indeed and well displayed. Duncan B
  17. UncleGrumpy

    Southern Expo 2019, 16th & 17th March

    Oh poop!! I thought it was the weekend after. May struggle to get there now 😡
  18. Grunhertz

    EDUARD ROLAND CII

    And people looked at my DH2 and called me a masochist I'm happy to report the fit is sublime and she is ready for thr ******** turnbuckles to arrive
  19. Mad Steve

    EDUARD ROLAND CII

    Yeah I have to agree there. Even though it has locating pins on the fuselage sides, its quite a bit off, and as you said the cover over the child seat is terrible and not easy to sort out because of the windows Oh well, joy and happiness
  20. DC3

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    I'm afraid I have to agree with you, you are by no means a photographer, all your photo's are rubbish, please don't ever post any more ever again.
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  22. RWG686

    and now for something completely different.

    Helicopter tug at Chernoye Il-76 tug at Migalovo Tractor unit from HMS Fulmar's 'Queen Mary' now at Duxford. In August last year the European water ski championships were held at Dunoon. Unbelievable speeds and not one skier fell off. I was experimenting and caught some fireworks just as they started to explode. Looks like a view into deep space I think. The control tower at RAF Lossiemouth. It has changed a wee bit from its HMS Fulmar days
  23. Winnie

    1/72 Fujimi Phantom FGR2 "Alcock & Brown"

    Something off about that shadow... (Being a joker) But the Phantom.... gorgeous!
  24. phoenix54

    and now for something completely different.

    That be the one 👍
  25. RWG686

    and now for something completely different.

    Was it this one? http://www.hmscarysfort.co.uk/MessageBoard/Naval Expressions.htm
  26. bonovox

    F-4EJ KAI Super Phantom 1/72 hasegawa

    ohhh, I'm sorry. I will fix everything as before if it is possible.
  27. Ian Campbell

    Just some nice aeroplanes

    Probably is, the stored Canadian Sabres at Prestwick were encased in a similar material.
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