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  1. Eduard Mk. VIII Spitfire "Lonesome Polecat" - 1/48

    Top drawer stuff old bean!
  2. Airfix 1:24 Hawker Siddeley Harrier AV-8A

    Nice to see a jumpy up and down AV-8A and not a Gr1. Good paint work as well. I think we have the same wooden bench as well by the looks of it.
  3. I didn't finish my model today- because...

    I didn't finish mine today because a) the one I'm building (Trumpy Seahawk) is at home and b) the one I brought with me (LSM) I haven't started and c) the one I had started here (Emden) had a bit of a fall so unrepairable therefore unfinishable and finally d) I watched George Gently on I player so didn't start/finish reference b. Sounds a bit of an IKEA explanation but there you have it.
  4. This was my post from 'over the fence' on Saturday. Today I bought a large lid opening box. I know there's a model inside; could be a Hurricane or a German LSM, they both look similar. It'll be a surprise for me no doubt when I open the box. Turns out it was an LSM. A few saw the satire. Today I bought some nuts.
  5. 1/48 Seahawk

    Thanks for the comments all. I was fortunate enough to see the above flying some years ago over Devonport. I just happened to be on the upper deck when I heard something unrecognisable and looking up there it was; gracing the skies effortlessly. Even that one stuck on pole I see everyday has an air of a fading operatic diva about it.
  6. 1/48 Tamiya A-1H VA-152 Black Spades

    Nice and mucky. I really should make another one some day.
  7. The Revell re-pop went the same way as the Barra.
  8. 1/48 Seahawk

    A pyrrhic victory tempered by the foibles of Postimage today. Not a stellar effort and to be honest I preferred building this to the recent Airfix 262. I had a few mishaps along the way as you may well see from the images but overall the fit after fettling etc. wasn't all that bad. A couple of areas to watch out for are the outlets. They fit perfectly but will leave the pipe protruding too far from the fuselage so awkward work around this area was called for. The cockpit tub base needs rubbing down to the thickness of a Rizzla and you'll have to play around with a bit of plastic as the tub/nosewheel plate won't fit at the same time. The decals are translucent but well behaved, the wraparound for the hook is too short in diameter as well. Tip lights would have been better represented by clear plastic but I couldn't be fussed over that. Underside Xtracolor white and topside BS 5381C-638 (DSG gloss). Toned down with a mix of matt and satin Humbrol varnish and pastels rubbed in the lines. More indoor phots as the wind is a bit brisk outside today and the light is typical in and out one minute to the next. Got the Trumpy next inline.
  9. Most definitely not. The '48 Barracuda was horrendous and ended up being binned. SH/MPM kits I tend to curl my lip up at despite some interesting subjects. I haven't fought one for a number of years now.
  10. Pacific Island Corsair

    I like a somewhat battered look as well so it gets a thumbs up from me. And it's a bird cage which you don't see all that often.
  11. Airfix Sea Fury and Phantom. And if anybody else knows of any other FAA aircraft imminent then let me know and I will add them to the list. No limited run nonsense though.
  12. Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF.10

    Turned out well. What if any are the tolerances like on joins?
  13. You'll need to mark out your own parking bay on the street for that one. All I got from Antics on the weekend was the last Revell trawler and 10A blades. But I did get the Trumpy Seahawk from a well known market stall a few minutes earlier.
  14. Not really a WIP but slow progress towards a restored mojo

    How did the grass cutting go? More importantly what shade of RLM was it?
  15. Not really a WIP but slow progress towards a restored mojo

    I see what you mean about the 82. It is rather 'green' looking. However overall the paint job looks fine.