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  1. Evening all, Two for the price of one today... This is the Hasegawa Avenger finished as a Mk II of 849 NAS, again sprayed with Hataka Orange Line paints, using US matches of Gunship Grey and Olive Drab as recommended by the Xtradecal 'Yanks with Roundels' decal sheet from which the markings came from. EDSG and DSG were used where previous markings were overpainted. Not my best build but another important addition to my expanding FAA collection. Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman Avenger II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking in, as ever comments are welcomed Shaun
  2. Thanks guys. Yep, the kit comes with a choice of prop hub and also wheels. Pretty sure they haven't missed a trick here, it's an awesome package!
  3. Afternoon all, Hot off the bench is build 15 for the year, the brand new and very, very nice 1/72 FM-2 Wildcat from Arma Hobby. Finished as a Fleet Air Arm Wildcat VI in the markings of 853 NAS using Hataka Orange Line paints and decals from a Techmod sheet I bought as part of the Expert set and three overtrees kit deal Arma were doing. Not sure if I'm the first to post one here but a few thoughts on the kit- Overall, it's a delight. Goes together superbly with only a lick of filler needed at the wing roots. The undercarriage is a bit fiddly as is customary with the Wildcat, and in fact I'm not sure if I've installed it quite correctly, it's possibly 1-2mm too high. But if so that's a problem of my own making and not the kits. I can't comment on absolute accuracy but it certainly looks pretty good to my eye. Onto the pics... Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Arma Hobby 1/72 Grumman Wildcat VI by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  4. Afternoon all, My build rate has slowed up a bit since lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, but I've still been plugging away at the workbench when I can, completing my 14th build of the year this morning. Fittingly, it's the stunning new F-14 from Academy, built completely out of the box as an early A model using the colourful markings of VF-143 'Pukin Dogs' supplied, which performed superbly. Finished as ever using Hataka Orange Line and Alclad, with a touch of Xtracolor here and there too, namely the fin caps, which try as I might I could not get to match the blue colour of the blue fin flashes.... A few other imperfections on my part, but this might just be the finest kit I've ever built in this scale, a pure joy, and given just about all the parts are present to build virtually any F-14, the first of many I'm sure! Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Shaun
  5. Evening all, Just finished off my latest build, Airfix's early ragwing Hurricane. I've hastily thrown this together as my original intention for build 13 hasn't gone to plan and has been shelved for the time being. Built completely OOB and finished as usual with Hataka Orange Line and Alclad, with W&N Galeria Matt to finish. Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Comments welcomed as always, Shaun
  6. Morning all, Build 12 for the year and rounding off my mini French Navy theme is the Academy 1/72 Super Étendard. Finished as No.10 of Flotille 17F, one of the three SEMs that appeared at the 2015, the last time I got to see these characterful jets. Dassault Super Étendard Modernisé 10 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 11/07/15 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Finished as ever with Hataka Orange Line- FS35237 for the blue grey which looks just about spot on to my eye, and FS36118 for the Darker Grey, which I possibly could/should have darkened a touch. It's close enough though. A few setbacks during the build as well as being a fairly basic kit in itself means this is one of my weaker builds of late, but it does round off my mini French Navy theme nicely, so I've included a couple of bonus family photos for good measure. Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 Dassault Super Étendard by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 French Navy Fighters by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Academy 1/72 French Navy Fighters by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Cheers, Shaun
  7. I went for the 0.2mm tip as I build pretty much exclusively in 1/72
  8. Thanks guys, much appreciated I use a Bartsharp 180. I bought it as a cheap backup to my old Iwata HP-CH, but it's so good It's now my go to airbrush.
  9. Evening all, Hot off the bench is build number 11 for the year, the lovely little Tamiya 1/72 Bf109E-4. Finished with Hataka Orange Line paints as usual, I added some Eduard seat belts whilst the main markings come from an Xtradecal sheet, otherwise it's OOB. W&N Galeria Matt varnish to finish. Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Tamiya 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always Cheers Shaun
  10. Thanks very much chaps
  11. Morning all, Bringing my finished total for the year into double figures is the wonderful Eduard Hellcat. One of my favourite kits, this has been finished as a Mk II in the colours of 808 NAS from the dual profipack boxing. Hataka Orange Line paints were used throughout bar a touch of Alclad on the engine, with a light coat of W&N Galeria Matt varnish to finish for that satin sheen. 1/72 Eduard Grumman Hellcat II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Eduard Grumman Hellcat II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Eduard Grumman Hellcat II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Eduard Grumman Hellcat II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Eduard Grumman Hellcat II by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as ever Shaun
  12. Afternoon all, Finished one off this morning, completion number nine for the year, the lovely little Crusader from Academy. Finished as an F-8P in the special markings of Flotille 12F French Navy which came with the kit and performed superbly. Hataka PRU Blue was used for the blue which is as close a match as any to my eye. Final coat as usual was W&N Galeria Matt varnish. 1/72 Academy Vought F-8P Crusader by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Academy Vought F-8P Crusader by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Academy Vought F-8P Crusader by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Academy Vought F-8P Crusader by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Academy Vought F-8P Crusader by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as ever Cheers, Shaun
  13. Morning all, Build number eight for the year is a subject I'm incredibly fond of, the epic Rafale Marine. Base kit is the rather average Hobby Boss kit, which isn't particularly accurate in places and isn't the best fit in areas too. I've built it as it comes from the box, warts and all- I made a right mess of the canopy so please don't look too closely..... Finished using Hataka Orange Line- there's always a lot of contention over French colours, but I found on this build that Light Ghost Grey with a few drops of Dark Gull Grey added creates a close enough match for the base colour, which I darkened further to add the shading and staining. The main markings came from an old Model Alliance sheet, which whilst toned down compared to the overly bright kit decals, still required a post shade to dull them down to an acceptable level. Seems no one can get these right! Weathering came courtesy of MIG Productions neutral wash and oilbrusher. I always enjoy building a model of an aircraft I have seen, so I elected to finish the model as No. 11 of Flotille 12F, which I caught at the 2012 Yeovilton Air Day. 1/72 Hobby Boss Dassault Rafale M by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Hobby Boss Dassault Rafale M by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Hobby Boss Dassault Rafale M by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Hobby Boss Dassault Rafale M by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Hobby Boss Dassault Rafale M by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr And the jet itself Dassault Rafale M 11 Aeronavale RNAS Yeovilton 24/06/12 by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed, Cheers, Shaun
  14. Thanks chaps. Warren, Alcad was used on the exhausts- Copper darkened with some burnt iron as a base, then shaded with pale burnt metal and jet exhaust.
  15. Morning all, Build number seven for the year saw me return to my Battle of Britain theme with the lovely little Arma Hobby Hurricane I. A great little kit if a little fiddly in places. This is the expert set with added etch in places, markings are from the box for 303 Squadron- had to have the Polish represented in my collection. Painted with Hataka Lacquers and Alclad, finished with W&N Galeria matt varnish. 1/72 Arma Hobby Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Arma Hobby Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Arma Hobby Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Arma Hobby Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Arma Hobby Hurricane I by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed, Shaun
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