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  1. BloorwestSiR

    Aratech Repulsor 74-Z Military Speeder Bike

    Nice choice for a relaxing build Brian! If you're going to weather it with enamel based washes etc, be careful as many people have had the plastic crumble after an application. Mine have been fine so far but I generally don't weather my builds too heavily Carl
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    My preference for doing roundels is with masks and painting them on. I'm using the Montex mask set for the markings. The codes for the plane have a thin white border around them. Montex give you decals for them as well as masks just in case you find it too hard to work with the thin outline mask. The completed markings all painted. I still have stencils and wing walkways to add. Carl
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    Thanks! It looks much to me compared to just the blue on the underside.
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    And...... ......paints on! Now to leave it to dry a bit before I do the roundels and codes. Carl
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    Thanks for the info on the wingtips. I don't have any pics of the plane so I'll just stick with he rounded ones. Although the square ones would have been easier. Thanks Gaz! The Revell one should be different as it's the external armoured version. The PCM and Tamiya ones should be the same. The PCM one isn't bad but the Tamiya one is definitely the better of the two. Thanks Dennis! I debated getting the Hobbyboss kit but was concerned about obtaining the correction set. Plus I had the Revell one in the stash already.
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    Another Corsair: Tamiya's F4U-1D

    Looking great there Tom! I occasionally get the same problem with ghost seams so I feel your pain and frustration. Carl
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    With the windscreen installed. I needed a set of clipped wingtips so I used the ones from the Tamiya kit. These were a fairly straightforward fitment. Lastly, I ended up fitting a set of exhaust pipes from a Fly Hurricane to the kit. Quite the parts bin build. Carl
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    Bad news

    Sorry to hear this Harv. Condolences to you and your family. Carl
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    Messerschmitt Bf109G-6

    Nice start there Stefan. The Barracuda resin bits are very nice indeed. Carl
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    Messerschmitt Bf109 F-4 by Trumpeter

    Nice recovery there Gaz. I'm thinking that Alain mar be right in that it look likes fire damage to me as well. Carl
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    I settled on using the Tamiya one as it also had better clarity than the PCM one. The first step was to trim the fuselage slightly on either side of the opening. The Tamiya windscreen is slightly longer. Then, I filled the gap using strip styrene. I then sanded it to shape.
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    One of the reasons I didn't start with the Hobbyboss Spitfire kit is that it has an incorrect external armoured glass windscreen. The Vb has an internal one. HpH make a correction set with the windscreen but it's hard to find so I'm not sure if it's still in production. Well, ironically the Revell kit also has an external armoured windscreen so I had to decide if I was going to leave it alone or try to find a solution. Digging through my spares bin, I found a Tamiya windscreen and one for the PCM IX kit. Here they are compared to the Revell one. Test fitting them got the following results. Revell - a good fit as to be expected. PCM - a fairly large gap under the sides Tamiya- contours match the cowl and a smaller gap around the sides.
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    Thanks Marc! It's been a very straightforward conversion up to now. But it couldn't last as you'll see below.
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    Revell Spitfire Vb

    Thanks Andy! Thanks Alain! This will be the first desert scheme Spitfire for me which is Middle Stone and Dark Earth over Azure Blue. Thanks Dora! I don't have either unfortunately so I'm just going to have to leave it off. It looks like I'll be doing IR-G which should have the Aboukir filter. I found out too late that Grey Matter Figures make one.
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    Omani Hunter

    Great progress so far. I know what you mean about being in the zone. I've been pretty much in the same situation on my Spitfire build. Carl