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    Retired oil worker, now able to concentrate on modelling, DIY, reading (Sci Fi, techno thrillers and WW2 history), motorcycle racing (watching) and restoring my own bikes.<br>Modelling: WW2 subjects, preferably RAF/FAA in 1/32 scale and 1/48 scale for multi engined aircraft.<br>WW2 military vehicles in 1/35 scale, mainly British army.

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  1. Great start Alex, I like your style and will probably follow your ideas when I build mine, though after the N1K2 I am building RAF stuff but can see me returning to the Japanese theme after that. Cheers Dennis
  2. Found this from an article in a supplement from Airfix Magazine (2014) on the Typhoon to coincide with the 1/24 Airfix kit, titled "Battle Colours" by Chris Thomas Cheers Dennis
  3. Great photo, it really gives the impression of how powerful the Tempest was. Cheers Dennis
  4. Found some photos of Typhoon cuckoo doors but Tempest ones are a bit more elusive, however there was a discussion on Britmodeller about Tempests and Chris Thomas the Typhoon/ Tempest expert responded. the thread contains photos of Typhoon cuckoo doors to give you an idea. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235036096-eduard-148-hawker-tempest-mkv-early/page/3/ Cheers Dennis
  5. Way to go Alex, a real treat after the Nate, it's worth getting Nick Millman's "Painting the Early Zero Sen" from the Aviation of Japan Blog, and as Juggernut has said the tweak list from Ryan Toews. The Rolls Royce of builds is below, extremely useful information though the skill level involved is very much above my level it is still mighty useful Cheers Dennis
  6. Hi Thor, I've just filled the gap with Mr Surfacer and wiped it over with a cotton bud dipped in Mr Color thiner its left me with a panel line that corresponds with the tail photo's in the Aero detail book which shows similar lines, though the diagrams in the back of the book do not show them. Cheers Dennis
  7. Glad to help out, will be watching the stabiliser fix with interest as I should have paid more attention to it. Cheers Dennis
  8. The photo shows some nice detail though, it's a nice touch that it is marked as colorised so hopefully will not be used as a reference. Cheers Dennis
  9. That looks great, the overall finish and the cockpit look just right to me. Cheers Dennis
  10. Thank you for that Tom, this Japanese theme is really getting my modelling enthusiasm fired up, though I am still very new to the subject matter, I now have more Japanese kits in the stash than ever. Cheers Dennis
  11. The stabiliser was a disappointment for me as I did shave some off the stabiliser itself to make it fit but looking back I should have done a dry fit with the tail halves at the start as I think now that the problem is with the tabs. The back of the instrument panel looks very bare and you can see the gap, but with the gunsight and armoured glass installed plus the windscreen it will not be very noticeable, however for the effort required in the early stages I should in hindsight have added some cables. The armoured glass in the second photo is only roughly perched on the gunsight. Cheers Dennis
  12. Hi Alex, they certainly got it right on that one, it's easier and no chance of breaking something loose when you start some rough handling while sanding fuselage joints. Thank you Troy, that's very nice of you, my inspiration came from other people's builds whose ideas I have shamelessly stolen for my build, LSP Typhoonattack's build in 2017 started me off, then there were other superb builds by Uncarina, Thor, Bruce Crosby, and others too numerous to mention on this and other websites. The main fund of knowledge for me has been Nick Millman's Aviation of Japan Blog and friendly free advice given by the man himself. Cheers Dennis
  13. Moving swiftly on here are the latest photos of the complete airframe, the wing to fuselage joints are really good maybe a smear of Mr Surface at the front but the rest are great, also requiring the same treatment is the starboard stabiliser to fuselage joint. Before I joined up the wing and fuselage I fitted the cockpit tub, as you cannot see the attachment points I did not know how well it was affixed so I added two supports to the bottom of the tub. The stabilizer joint And the wing to fuselage joins. Cheers Dennis
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