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Re: Geoff
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2012, 07:31:08 am »
Spookily enough I had a look at a T-55 and thats exactly what it looks like.
Also there will be a couple of smoke morters and maybe armoured plate on the turret front. But bits of sprue not a proper resin upgrade. I got that for a proper Afgansty T-62.

Hell do you realise you got "Soviet" and "finesse" in the same sentance? We should reserect the Kevin award for that alone!

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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2012, 12:20:57 am »
Hell do you realise you got "Soviet" and "finesse" in the same sentance? We should reserect the Kevin award for that alone!

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« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2012, 04:11:39 am »
Well I went away for a few days, but couldn't take the T-62 with me, so I had 2 of the Edward Mig-21SMT/MT  kits in 1/144th scale packed. Stunning little kits, the cockpits have 8 parts OOB and I spent a few hours bending 5 amp fuse wire into ejection seat handles and making masking tape seat straps. Anyway back from hols now and much more motivated.

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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2012, 12:30:33 pm »
Half way through the month and I still have got little done until today. My 3 year old grandson remembered me saying I was going to make a helicopter and he could have the picture off the box for his room. Well today he wanted to "help me",  it was great fun; he snipped bits off the sprues without lopping of bits of his anatomy or mine, and helped me glue bits and bobs together. He wasn't allowed to play with knives, cutters or glue - they're gandads toys.
The kit is a RevD NH-90 Navy helo. The naval bits are on a seperate sprue. the fit of some bits is not good, but probably will not be seen once the lid is on. It'll  be a Wif, probably Finn as they have the standard version in RL.

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 07:05:30 am »
My 3 year old grandson remembered me saying I was going to make a helicopter and he could have the picture off the box for his room. Well today he wanted to "help me",  it was great fun; he snipped bits off the sprues without lopping of bits of his anatomy or mine, and helped me glue bits and bobs together. He wasn't allowed to play with knives, cutters or glue - they're gandads toys.

And that's what it's all meant to be about  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2012, 02:19:55 am »
Built an Airfix Stuka yesterday for our model clubs Malta display at the Nats. The fit isn't too bad, the canopy is dated "1978" and it has raised rivets. I'll fill a couple of gaps today and start painting it - real world Italian.
Then I am going to do a Regiani 2000 for the same build. Needed to get going, I want to deliver them in 2 weeks as I may not go to the show again this year.
Really enjoyed nailing it togeather. Sometimes simplest is best!

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2012, 02:46:41 am »

Really enjoyed nailing it togeather. Sometimes simplest is best!

So true mate  :thumbsup: Hope you can do Telford
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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2012, 10:38:56 am »
Got the underside colour on the Stuka. Had to thin the Revell paint which went on better, but needed a second coat. I'll let that dry overnight and mask off the upper surfaces tomorrow.

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« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2012, 03:49:58 pm »
Well I went to the Nats and really enjoyed myself. I hadn't gone with great expectations, but had a great day. The Tequila was good, as was the shopping. Brad gave me a kit of an A-4 but wouldn't accept payment for it, really generous thanks, and I owe you. I did try to barter a jar of Marmite for the kit and I think someone took pics.
Also looked at a few stands. Nice to see the ColdWar SIG there, I'll have to build something for the next show.
I had built an Italeri RE 2000 for my local club's stand, we had a display on Malta. The Stuka is still unfinished due to me using the wrong colours. Not something I get too worried about usually, but it really does look just a bit too "wrong" for a RL build.
I went and got a resin kit of an AMX - looks a nice kit but I suspect with my usual timing an injection kit will pop up before I get it done?? !!!!!!
Best part of going to the shows is often swapping ideas - I had a look through a copy of "Battle Flight" and there is a pic of a stunning AEW version of a Stratofreighter in it that has to be modelled, and I have one in the stach.

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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2013, 06:01:02 am »
Well i have been getting gluey fingerprints on a few models. The Kriegsmarine Bear is coming along for the MP theme, and I need to decide on a colour scheme for the Impala 1+. I was going to do it Rhodesian, but I do have Zimbabwean decals. Also RSA sold a few Impala 2's to Brazil. Ah well it will depend on how I feel on the day.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2013, 11:23:56 am »
Knocked out (as in built) the Airfix Vickers MkVI light tank as a Tsarist recce vehicle.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2013, 03:10:59 pm »
re the aew C.97, iv something that would be of use to you  :wacko: iv just moulded up the nose and fuselage radomes for the conversion based upon the original national archives drawing and the artwork in Battle Flight :thumbsup:

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2013, 03:16:16 pm »
re the aew C.97, iv something that would be of use to you  :wacko: iv just moulded up the nose and fuselage radomes for the conversion based upon the original national archives drawing and the artwork in Battle Flight :thumbsup:

cheers, Joe

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« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2013, 12:57:19 pm »
Hi Joe - sorry I have only just seen your post Umm yes I would be interested as I have a 1/72 one as well as a 1/144.

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« Reply #44 on: April 02, 2013, 04:52:27 pm »
Well I have finally finished something. The Impala is done. I tried 3 different colour schemes, none of which were any good mainly due to my poor workmanship. Finally settled on a post war Zimbabwean plane in overall grey which doesn't look too bad. OK better than it sounds anyway.