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Re: Geoff
« Reply #150 on: August 06, 2019, 11:40:27 am »
Well 6 months later and The Shelf of Doom grows ever larger. Getting sod all done, lots of planning for a whole load of Iraqi and Dutch Wifs and nil finished - nil - nought - nowt - zilch - zip - nada.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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« Reply #151 on: August 06, 2019, 05:42:03 pm »
Understand your pain; my modelling is on a very similar path! :banghead:
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Re: Geoff
« Reply #152 on: August 07, 2019, 05:53:08 am »
Pop along to a local show Geoff, might get the mojo working again
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« Reply #153 on: August 08, 2019, 02:25:31 am »
Pop along to a local show Geoff, might get the mojo working again

Yep probably a very good idea.

Actually I did finish one  - a jet powered F-47 based on the proposed tadpole type short exhaust. Mainly done to annoy a local lad who has a fetish for the Jug. I shall surley go to hell.

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Re: Geoff
« Reply #154 on: August 08, 2019, 04:13:55 am »

I shall surley go to hell.


As will we all on here, according to the JMNs anyway.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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« Reply #155 on: August 18, 2019, 05:16:00 am »
Well it's funny where inspiration comes from. I was sorting some kits and opened an F-4C which had an F-104G decal/transfer sheet in it, and remembered I was going to do an AMI one, which is what they wanted when they got the widow maker.. So an early one in grey over white with Hi-Viz Red Devil markings. Started it and the fit is surprisingly good, it might even be at the next show.

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« Reply #156 on: August 18, 2019, 05:19:06 am »
Italian Phantom ? Now that sounds nice  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #157 on: January 02, 2020, 03:33:47 am »
Well got diverted again. My grandson has started to make models - so we go to a local club and he has made a good fist of an ICM Spit IX - started a Soviet sub, and has decided he wants to do a car next. His little brother made his 1st kit yesterday a simple and old A-4 kit. SO I am modelling just not my models which SWMBO has decided need a culling. Cannot disagree it's got "very silly" to quote Python. Anyone after anything specific?

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« Reply #158 on: January 02, 2020, 06:21:06 am »
Glad to see they are following in grandad's footsteps  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #159 on: January 06, 2020, 02:13:48 am »
I have managed to start a P-40H - Hispano-Suiza engine and a BFO cannon firing through the spinner. From Apophenia in "that other place which cannot be named". Desert cammo.  Apophenia's great backstory and art is on Beyond the Sprues if anyone is interested.

Yet another edit - as the idea was for a French AF plane it might look good in Vichy Hi-Viz scheme.
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« Reply #160 on: February 29, 2020, 09:29:47 am »
The cull has started  - I didn't realise just what I had - problem is, it is like cutting my fingers off one by one getting rid of them

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« Reply #161 on: March 26, 2020, 11:12:13 am »
Well the loft is being slowly worked through and the list of "to go" stuff is growing. With the lockdown I will not be able to get the models to Halifax for some time I suspect.

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« Reply #162 on: August 20, 2020, 08:59:39 am »
Well the dynamic duo (Grandsons are both now into modelling - older is into cars and lilan is working his way through my small 1/144 and PM models). I now have about 4 models which need canopies painting and decals doing. Two P-40s and a Brewster  from a 1940 US entry into WW2. The Brewster having extra blue cammo on upper surfaces and an allied ID of black lower left wing and a sky rear fuselage band applied on the USS Wasp before being flown off to Malta in 1941. There is also a RL Macci 202 in odd German markings and herring bone type cammo that went to Sweden in May '45.