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  1. Nigel Poole

    Urgently required!

    Emergency shout out! Has anybody got the Eduard seatbelt set for the new 1:48 Airfix Blenheim. I ordered some but Royal Mail appears to have lost them, and the company I ordered them from is now out of stock. I have ordered some more but the due date is 15th December. Everywhere else is out of stock. I need some ASAP though, because it’s an article for A magazine, the 15th of December just wont do. I’ll cover all costs and forward the seatbelts as soon as they are delivered to me. Fingers crossed.
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    Telford. Who's going?

    Nige. That’s me, I got a bronze you know.
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    Telford. Who's going?

    Did I mention I got a bronze in the competition?
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    Me-110

    Cheers guys.
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    Me-110

    Just finished Airfix's 1/72 Bf-110 C-2/C-4. Not my best, in fact its probably my worst kit in the last five years. No fault of Airfix though. I lost interest, at about the half way stage. In the end I was just glad to get it off the bench. I'm going to have to re-order some more master barrels, as two out of the four fell into the fuselage. I may well do some weathering, etc. When i fit them, if I can bothered. The decals are by EagleCals, and depict an aircraft of Erganzungs Schalcht Gruppe. There's also numerous mistakes I made which I won't go into, out of embarrassment. All paints are Mr Paint. Thanks for looking. Nige.
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    Blenheim Mk1 Airfix 1:72

    Well the second build of the year is complete. Really enjoyed this little jewel by Airfix and it has really wet my appetite for the 1:48 one. The only aftermarket parts were some Eduard belts and Pavla resin exhausts. All the markings, less the small stencils are painted on. Another small mod, was to cut out the wingtip lights, and replace them with pieces of clear spruce. This kit has sat on the shelf unloved for some time, and is the first to be targeted in operation clear the shelf. Thanks for looking. Nige
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    Blenheim Mk1 Airfix 1:72

    Well the second build of the year is complete. Really enjoyed this little jewel by Airfix and it has really wet my appetite for the 1:48 one. The only aftermarket parts were some Eduard belts and Pavla resin exhausts. All the markings, less the small stencils are painted on. Another small mod, was to cut out the wingtip lights, and replace them with pieces of clear spruce. This kit has sat on the shelf unloved for some time, and is the first to be targeted in operation clear the shelf. Thanks for looking. Nige
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    Blenheim Mk 1.

    Had a play around with some oil paint on the collector ring. One done, and one for comparison. Nige
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    Blenheim Mk 1.

    In fairness to Airfix Col, they suggested gun metal. Which isn’t what I was seeing in photos. But yes it does need more steel to tone it down.
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    Blenheim Mk 1.

    A little more done Masking off, and engines on. Onto the undercarriage and flaps. Nige.
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    Blenheim Mk 1.

    I’ve decided to have a clean up of half finished kits. First for the chopping block is Airfix’s 1:72 Blenheim, which was started very shortly after its initial release. I’m also using it as a test bed for various things. Mainly for making masks and the like using my Silhouette Portrait cutter. l visited the local model shop in Chester, and noticed that Humbrol have reworked their acrylic paints. I was keen to see if I can actually get them to spray, as the last sprayed through my airbrush like gravel! I apologise for the quality of the photographs in advance. All taken on my phone and I was to lazy to sort out a backdrop. So this is the new style pot , and this the results. Not to shabby and a massive improvement over the previous paints. The cockpit was spruced up with some Eduard steel belts and a Yahu cockpit panel. Both make a massive difference. All sealed up, and a surprising amount can still be seen. Using my silhouette cutter I knocked up masks for the canopy. Then, following the Airfix artwork made camouflage masks, all the aircrafts national insignia and squadron codes. For a first time effort, I was pleased how it turned out. so that’s how she stands at the moment . Next up is to complete the engines, which are about 90% there. They just need some fettling. Nige.
  12. Nigel Poole

    SU-17 M4

    Cheers everybody, glad you liked it.
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    SU-17 M4

    Fixed the images so they now show on the forum.
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    SU-17 M4

    Well I finally finished it. After all that’s been said about this kit, I’m going to nail my colours to the mast and say I like it, and enjoyed building it. It’s not a perfect kit and needs some modelling input to get it right. But I enjoy that sort of thing. For me it’s not so much about the destination, but the journey there. There’s a lot of aftermarket in the finished kit. Eduard internal, and external etched sets. Master Barrels pitots, static wick discharges and cannon barrels. HAD shock cone and wheels. Neomega ejection seat and front wheel well. Which was originally intended for the old Kopro kit. The only thing that is a necessity out of that lot, is the shock cone. The other parts were down to personal preference, and wanting to enhance the level of detail. It was all topped off with a dollop of Mr. Paint.
  15. I picked up the Liberator yesterday, as well Paul. MJR had it for a price that I couldn’t pass on.
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