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  1. Paper Ship: SMS Emden (1910), 1:250

    Measure twice cut once. But if it's all by eye then blink twice cut once. Good luck with this this one.
  2. BF-109 G-2 Finland

    BZ on that one.
  3. Bon Retour 1/25 scale Artesania Latina

    Thanks Andy, I may have been better off getting a jigsaw puzzle in hindsight but nothing ventured, nothing gained. May have to invest in a fair few clamps etc. and plenty of quality wood glue and possibly rent out the historic slipway in Devonport dockyard.
  4. 1/48 Airfix Sea Fury

    Did you have a short shot fin? If so it looks as if you've sorted it quicker than a lot of people have spent bemoaning it.
  5. Revell release schedule 2018

    HMS Buttercup; now there's a nice name for a warship. I still haven't got one of these 1/144 'Flowers' as yet.
  6. Somebody recommend me a rotary tool

    Keep an eye out in Lidl. Got one there with attachments for £12 last year. Got an extra box of attachments for £6. Not a Dremel but works for me and my limited uses.
  7. Academy 1/48 F-4J

    Wouldn't be put off by the intakes. I've not made many F4's but each time I have the intakes have had that join thing leering at me. I got around it on one or two builds by spreading the fuselage from the inside with a bit of sprue for a smoother join as the main fuselage was slightly 'in' at the for'ard section. Not perfect but better.
  8. Bon Retour 1/25 scale Artesania Latina

    Nice work on that at all stages. I may have to pick your brains in the future regarding wooden builds. I picked up a 1/50 HMS Bounty today in a charity shop for £15. Totally unmolested and all intact with all sorts of fittings etc. Never done anything like that before. I feel apprehensive. EDIT: It may be my Waterloo, or should I say Trafalgar?
  9. 42nd Black Watch, Sudan, 1885. 120mm Roll Call

    Very nice. Good to see something out of the ordinary. I wonder if he was thinking 'they don't like it up'em.'
  10. Hornby Problems

    Are people really that modest nowadays?
  11. 1/48 I-153 Winter version

    Nice looking build. How did the decals behave?
  12. #4 for 2018 1/48 Tamiya A6M5 Zero

    Nice work. Is that a newer moulding? I particularly liked the ones available in the '90's, especially the A6M3. Haven't done one since though.
  13. Was it that big pile of them as you walk in which tempted you? There was some serious gaming going on upstairs today. I didn't realise there were so many rules to what your chosen character has the right to do on the throw of a dice.
  14. We've entered the spring equinox recently. It'll right itself by 90deg on the 21st of June.
  15. Laira Lane

    Thanks all. Its one of those kits that becomes evocative once finished and looked at from a 'No Man's Land' perspective.