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  1. Nigel Poole

    Me-110

    Cheers guys.
  2. Nigel Poole

    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.
  3. Nigel Poole

    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
  4. Nigel Poole

    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
  5. Nigel Poole

    Blenheim Mk 1.

    Had a play around with some oil paint on the collector ring. One done, and one for comparison. Nige
  6. Nigel Poole

    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.
  7. Nigel Poole

    Blenheim Mk 1.

    A little more done Masking off, and engines on. Onto the undercarriage and flaps. Nige.
  8. Nigel Poole

    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.
  9. Nigel Poole

    SU-17 M4

    Cheers everybody, glad you liked it.
  10. Nigel Poole

    SU-17 M4

    Fixed the images so they now show on the forum.
  11. Nigel Poole

    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.
  12. I picked up the Liberator yesterday, as well Paul. MJR had it for a price that I couldn’t pass on.
  13. Nigel Poole

    SU-17

    Here's a little thing I've been working on fro a while, the much maligned Kitty Hawk SU-17. To be fair though, the kit is not for the novice and requires a little input from the builder here and there, but overall its a enjoyable kit, which goes together well. That being said, I have complicated matters with the HAS shock cone, multiple Eduard PE sets and resin a nose wheel bay from Neomega. Which was intended for the old Kopro kit. Not forgetting the pitots from Master Barrel again intended fro the Kopro kit. Mr Paints have been used exclusively throughout, with the camouflage done freehand. Its about 90% complete at this stage. So there you have it. Nige.
  14. Nigel Poole

    AMK 1/48 Kfir

    Not really, but I like the detail that Eduard introduce with printed dials etc. But as usual with Eduard, the main cockpit colour was a mile off. So I had to do a load of masking wearing my optivisor in order to preserve the detail and spray the correct colour.
  15. Nigel Poole

    AMK 1/48 Kfir

    Cheers everybody. In answer to your questions Madhatter. I didn't have any issues with fit at all. It went together very well with just the tiniest amounts of filler here and there. My only real gripes are the thickness of the decals, the fading panel lines in some areas and the lack of stencil decals for the ordnance. And they are easily overcome. I remember the conversation well Dean as I like your stuff for the same reason. Anyway, I've already started the next kit. An SU-17 by Kitty Hawk. The fuselage components are now two pieces instead of the six. Can't see what all the fuss is about.
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