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  1. My first airliner build that I did for a little Group Build challenge over on Airliner Civil Aircraft Modeller. I used the stand from an Tamiya Spitfire and decals from Airliners Unlimited that I got from Hannetts for less than 2 quid. As you can see I had a little trouble with the tail decal, I had to cut out the name and apply it over the painted tail as the decal shattered. I also masked and painted the cheat line rather than use the decal supplied. I also think airliners just look better 'in flight'.
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    Jurassic Hill - 1/24 T-Rex & Triceratops - Pegasus Hobbies

    Cool mate I love it.
  3. This is the newish Revell kit in 1/32. I have some mixed feelings about this model, so perhaps I'll list the pros and cons; Pros - More detailed landing gear, wheel wells, drop tank and cockpit - Parts included for late G-6 as well; tall tail, rudder, wheels, tires, tail wheel surrounds, windscreen, armour plate, canopy and various antennas. - Nicer decals than Hasegawa. - Better fit of moving parts; radiators, flaps, slats and elevators in particular. Cons - Horrible attempt at molded in seat belts. - Bizzare parts breakdown leading to inconvenient joints to fill around the cockpit sill if you want the canopy open - Ungainly tabs to fit an open canopy on that are not present on the real aircraft (removed on my model). - Poorly represented cannon bulges on the nose. - Weak landing gear and tail wheel especially. Will need at least a metal rod drilled for the tail wheel and probably requires metal landing gear. Do not set the model on a smooth surface or the gear will collapse. (Tail wheel on mine collapsed after a week). - No 20mm cannon packs or 21cm motar tubes included. (mine came from a Hasegawa kit). That said, it's probably better than the Hasegawa kit, although there are lot more parts and it is definitely a harder kit to build. It can generally be found cheaper than the Hasegawa kit as well. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. All markings were masked and painted, except for the swastika on the tail. This aircraft was used as a single seat night fighter, hence the black lower surface and over painted markings.
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    Nakajima Ki84 Hayate

    It's a great kit, don't drop the box as it might assemble itself! lol
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    Supermarine WALRUS by HPH

    Wonderful. I really wish I had the cash to buy some of these HPH models, they look great.
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    Pegasus Hobbies Spinosaurus 1/24 Diorama

    Cool, looks like a nightmarish rainbow trout lol
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    Curtiss HELLDIVER by HPH models 1/32

    That's pretty sweet.
  8. Here's my Airfix new mold 1/72 Spitfire PR XIX using Blackbird Models Turkish Spitfires decal sheet. It's a pretty nice little kit, only taking a week to build. The only fault with it is the lower camera bay clear parts are a bit small for the area they are meant to cover, so I used Testors clear parts glue for the clear there. Also new was my use of SMS paints PRU Blue. I bought it on a whim as Humbrol has discontinued their colour and Gunze don't match it. Very nice paint, sprayable right out of the bottle. I'll be buying more of them for sure.
  9. The aircraft in question is L6845 GA-GOI. It looks to be dark blue in drawings, but Special Hobby reckon Gunze 333 gloss extra dark sea grey. There wouldn't be a colour picture floating around by any chance?
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    L/F 1/144 737-200 decals...

    Specifically this sheet. If you have one you're willing to part with, please drop me a line. I am in Melbourne Australia.
  11. This is the Hobby Boss kit in 1/72. It's not a bad kit, but it does have issues. The surface has quite a few molding imperfections that need sanding, the colour call outs on the painting guide are not correct and the instructions tell you to put the tail rotor on the wrong way. Thankfully mine is correct as I found a picture. If you are building an Mi-8, the tail rotor is on the other side, I guess they didn't bother to retouch the instructions between the two models! I also didn't really like the decals and in retrospect I should have just painted the national flag and cut the stars out. Anyways, this is build #9 for me this year.
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    1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-10/T1

    Yeh I looked at the stats and I think you're right. Ah well LOL.
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    1/48 ICM Mig-25 RBT

    super job mate
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    1/48 Messerschmitt Bf109G-10/T1

    This one comes from my imagination, made from the older Revell/Monogram Bf 109G-10. It's not a terrible kit, but it does show its age, lacking a lot of detail but I enhanced the kit a bit using Hasegawa 109 parts; Canopy with amour, main wheels and tail wheel. I also used some RATO packs from the Tamiya Me 262, as I figured this baby might need some help hauling that torpedo into the air. The torpedo and the center line mount come out of the old Trimaster Fw 190D-9 kit.
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