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  1. Kinetic 1/48 Sea Harrier FRS.1

    'Il muerta negara; ee's a coming!
  2. 1:48 Mitsubishi F-1

    Haven't seen one of those for years. Nice job on an unusual scheme.
  3. Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1

    That turned out well. I managed to get the white on mine at the weekend. Not a fan of the kit missiles. The fins just look too thick. May have to resort to the dummy rounds.
  4. Trumpeter 1/144 Romeo Class Submarine

    Now that's different. Nice change from the normal. Wouldn't worry too much about the accuracy of the fin.
  5. 'Now discuss like adults or else'.

    I don't know! But have you seen the elephants on the ceiling?
  6. 'Now discuss like adults or else'.

    Sorry, I think I was just listening to a Janis Joplin CD. Have I missed something?
  7. What glue is good????

    I generally go with whatever smells the best whilst listening to a Janis Joplin CD.
  8. Airfix Sea Fury quality problems?

    That could have been me buying that one. Decided to stay at home that day instead and fiddle with the Phantom. As an aside, my Airfix Sea Hurricane did have short shot pilot , not that I use them and the seat as well
  9. British Phantoms

    Tempting; I'd only need the EDSG/White references though.
  10. Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1

    Don't know if you've tried fitting the undercart yet but I found the hydraulic arms port and starboard where a bit too long for where the instructions would have you fit them. Also you may need to thin the little flat peg on them which is supposed to slot into the space provided. On the nose leg, if you're doing the non extended version what I found helped was to cut off the proud bit on the lower part which is supposed to fit into the upper leg slot. You'll get a better fit if you mate two flat surfaces together then smooth them in.
  11. 1/48 Tamiya F4D Skyray VF-74

    Nice bat.
  12. Italeri 1/48 RF-4E

    Looks fine to me. Only once many years ago did I attempt an Italeri F4. I never repeated the operation.
  13. Corvette K-165 "Battleford" Paper model

    Bluddy marvellous. Just don't get it wet or it will be twice the size.
  14. Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1

    I tried to replicate the missing intake air duct grills following your method. However, little did I realise the cutting strength coupled with dodgy eyesight would result in something akin to a cattle grid compared to what you achieved. I do have a plan B though.
  15. Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1

    Well, I'm not worried about the niggles and panel lines. I'm just glad to have one on the go albeit I'm away from home at present and just thankful that Falcon has had the decency and opportunity to post an 'In Progress' so thanks for that Falcon and highlighting how you're getting round the niggles. Mine will be an FG1 with the older style fin. At the end of the day it's an RN Phantom. Can there be any other better looking Phantom in British service? Case closed Your Honour.