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  1. Hi all, Now that the AMW magazine is out, I can show you a couple of pictures of my latest build. Fit was pretty much perfect all round, and any smears of filler needed occasionally were entirely down to my own hamfistedness. Paints were Gunze, and a PE set was used. Cheers, Dean
  2. Any reason why it's being driven by Sean Bean, with Diana Rigg in the passenger seat..?
  3. Cheers folks...one more in natural daylight:
  4. Tamiya XF paints... Dark Green and Dark Sea Grey. The green was lightened by overspraying it with thinned NATO Green, I think... She certainly is, down there with XX894 in naval uniform.
  5. Here's the finished article, my reminder of a nice day out... 🙂 And it's goodbye from me... Cheers, Dean
  6. Right, this is the last WIP update, as I've forgotten to take any more photos! Here it is at the end of the weathering stage, with the matt coat on and various stains and scuffs added. Most of them were done according to my reference photos, so if you think it looks overdone, I can assure you it isn't! I've literally just put the finishing touches onto it, and I'll edit the photos tonight and post a RFI thread tomorrow sometime. 85 hours work wrestling this into submission...so I've wave goodbye for now: Cheers, Dean
  7. Hopefully, mate. Because you're buying, remember..? 😉
  8. Cheeky bugger...I was looking about as svelte as I get, on the day: 😉
  9. Cheers folks. Latest progress- I got the decals on, a mixture of the kit decals, an aftermarket sheet for the squadron markings, and some self made decals. Compounding the problem was that some of the kit stencils were the wrong colour, being black whereas the Brunty versions were white, so I had to cobble some markings together from spares. Glossed over, they looked ok: The serial number on the fuselage was cobbled together from an aftermarket sheet, but for the large serials under the wings I had to get creative. The decal sheet I had had the serial XW529 on it, so I ca
  10. More has happened...first off, I got the Dark Sea Grey on: Then I tried masking off the camouflage pattern with tape. No chance with all those wiggly curves, so even though it was a hard edged camo I was looking for, I went back to the Blu-Tack sausages method: The problem is that the camo pattern is slightly non standard on this airframe, very few photos exist of its topside, and none of its underside. Consequently, much poring over of reference photos from the day and trying to square that with the Airfix painting guide meant that the total masking time on this was abou
  11. Thanks for wishing my Dad well, folks. Happy to report that he's doing fine now. 🙂 Further (slow) progress...the wingtip navigation lights were moulded solid, so I but them out and replaced them with bits of clear sprue with a hole drilled inside to simulate the bulb. A lot of painstaking research was needed to find out whether the bulb inside pointed outwards or forwards! This pic shows the red light installed and sanded to shape, while the green light is still just rough sprue: Both lights completed: One strange bit of moulding is this oval depression on the port
  12. Happy New Year all... currently on sale is the February edition of Airfix Model World magazine with my Lockheed Vega on the front cover. Here's a couple of teasers... 😉 Cheers, Dean
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