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About BlackMike Models

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  • Birthday 29/11/1962

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    Brechin, Angus. Bonnie Scotland
  • IPMS Branch
    Aberdeen Modellers Society
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  1. BlackMike Models

    Glasgow IPMS Model Show, 20th October

    The next leg of the BlackMike Models 5 year mission to boldly go where no former Primary School Janitor and Ex Submariner have been before is to the Glasgow IPMS Model Show on the 20th October. It takes place from 10am to 4pm at the Bellahouston Leisure Centre on Bellahouston Drive. (Both the former Janitor and the ex submariner actually have been to this show before but not in any organised manner, we just went to point and drool ! I did the pointing and he did the drooling but that is entirely due to his slack jaw and simian posture! ) Duncan B
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    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    Just one? Shame on you, must try harder! Duncan B
  3. BlackMike Models

    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    I requested they put together the Flanker set for me and I don't think it has made it onto the Sovereign Hobbies website yet but the Norm76 set is available to order from Sovereign Hobbies website. Duncan B
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    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    These were the last 3 colours I needed to complete my ‘set’ of pre WW2 US Navy colours. Duncan B
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    HobbyBoss F4F-4 Grumman Wildcat VF-6 USS Enterprise

    That flat coat finish while being very authentic is a real pain to keep free of dust, it's got magnetic properties I'm sure. Duncan B
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    It's been a busy time for BlackMike Models

    Not yet Col, Trumpeter have a habit of announcing kits ages before they actually appear but I'll keep my eye out for it. DB
  7. ....and relax (well not quite as I still have 'Black Mike' to unload)! What a hectic 3 weeks that has been with 3 great shows attended by BlackMike Models. Time to slow down a bit and restock before the next Show in Glasgow in just over a month's time. I won't be totally idle though as I will be hunting down new and exciting kits to bring to you online and in person. So if there is anything you would like to see stocked why not post a message on here to let me know and I'll see what can be done. Thanks to everyone who stopped by at the BMM Stand at any of the recent shows, it's always great to meet you. Duncan B
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    Aberdeen Modellers Society Model Show Sept 15th

    Just home from the show. Well done to all involved, a huge improvement over last year so keep up the hard work. Duncan B
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    Aberdeen Modellers Society Model Show Sept 15th

    'Black Mike' the van is all packed now ready for tomorrow so if you really want to see my head implode start a buying frenzy on the BlackMike Models website, no please don't! Hopefully see some of you more northern lot tomorrow. Duncan B
  10. I am happy to announce that our friends at Sovereign Hobbies have put together three Coloursets for BlackMike Models to compliment some of our more popular kits. These Coloursets will be available in limited numbers from us at the Aberdeen Model Show this weekend and are so new they are not even available directly from Sovereign Hobbies yet! Two of the sets cover the various RFC and RAF WW1 schemes and the third is for Sukhoi Su-27 Flankers in the pale blue scheme. I hope you enjoy them and maybe we can convince Sovereign Hobbies to put together more sets for us in the future. For more details visit www.blackmikemodels.co.uk Duncan B
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    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    That's not making me jealous, you can keep it! Duncan B
  12. BlackMike Models

    Aberdeen Modellers Society Model Show Sept 15th

    Last call for any pre-orders to be packed. I know all you Southern lot are going to show up en mass, if you set off now you might make it by Saturday morning (remember your Passports). Duncan B
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    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    I like the train ride out to Harwich, only spoiled by actually arriving in Harwich! Oh I get it now!! Don't let my son (or my brother for that matter) see them or else I'll be in trouble. Duncan B
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    Make 'em jealous! What did you just get?

    How does that song go, “oops I did it again”? bought from another Club member last night ....and from a well known secondhand kit dealer. They are of course both Accurate Miniature moulds. Looking at the beautifully moulded and presented parts it is hard to understand how it went so wrong for them! My Yellow Wings stash continues to grow.... Duncan B
  15. Here's my latest completion, the HobbyBoss 1/48 Grumman F4F-4. This one is completed in the colours of VF-6 onboard the USS Enterprise in April 1942 while escorting USS Hornet on the Doolittle raid. The kit has been hacked about a bit with the inclusion of an Ultracast resin seat, Aires wing fold set (which is actually intended for the Tamiya kit) and Vector resin Ailerons. The paints are Colourcoats' excellent US Navy colours and I used Montex masks for some of the markings but had to make home made masks for others and decals for the rest. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me through the WIP, you all deserve a medal I hope you like it and thanks for looking. Duncan B