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Iain (32SIG)

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About Iain (32SIG)

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  • Birthday 05/22/1966

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    Cotswolds, UK
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    Flying (Private Pilot's Licence and currently learning to fly hot air balloon), Models, occasional magazine contributor, photography, Lotus Cars, 80's motorcycles and this interweb thingy...

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  1. Iain (32SIG)

    1/32 - SNCASO so.1221 Djinn by Micromir

    That's different! Iain
  2. Iain (32SIG)

    Bad news

    Condolences Harv - really sorry to hear your news - thinking of you! Iain
  3. Iain (32SIG)

    KH T-28 Flap Fix (not a full build thread!)

    Great work/research Mark - I think my T-28 will be shouting 'build me' one I finish my current Spit project - so this is really useful! Iain
  4. Iain (32SIG)

    KC-390 EMBRAER Scratchbuild

    Magic project - and inspirational work - absolutely love it! Iain
  5. Iain (32SIG)

    DesTROYer's 1/35 AAAvn CH-47D Chinook

    Excellent work so far - and not seen many of these built! Iain
  6. Iain (32SIG)

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Apologies for lack of updates, again... As some may know, I've been in hiding (house sitting for friends in southern Spain, down near Gibraltar) - really needed a break from everyday life... But all geared up to crack on and finish the wee beastie when we get back to the UK. A self-imposed break from the hobby for a few weeks has got me chomping at the bit again! Blue skies... Iain
  7. Iain (32SIG)

    Supermarine WALRUS by HPH

    Beautiful build - looks very prototypical to my eyes! Iain
  8. Iain (32SIG)

    Mitsubishi G3M Nell Torpedo Bomber

    Absolutely beautiful work - as I would expect from Bill! Thanks for sharing Peter... Iain
  9. Iain (32SIG)

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Thanks guys - down-hill from here... Fortunately I have a very patient client - but would like to see this one clear the decks sometime soon! Iain
  10. Iain (32SIG)

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Quick gratuitous 'getting there' shots: Iain
  11. Iain (32SIG)

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Hi Carl - no delaminating - the rear panel 'rebuild' allowed me to sandwich some acetate between the Yahu panel and the new sheet plastic front section/blind flying panel. Thanks Andy - proof will be in the final result - but hopeful she'll look OK! Got a bit of time in this afternoon... Fuselage joints sanded down, rear cockpit bulkhead sanded flush with fuselage profile after gap filled with thin superglue. Areas that had been filler primered (mustard yellow) sanded flush. New rear canopy guide rail 'ears' added from sheet styrene and ready to blend in towards front once it's dried off fully. Wings fitted (tailplanes just slotted in for effect). Front wing root fairings added, gun camer port filled with epoxy putty. Here's where it's at: Blue skies... Iain
  12. Iain (32SIG)

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Next on list was to add the compasses - and the rear cockpit crossmember ('V' shaped) that goes underneath the rear panel - another item unique to the two-seaters: Compasses are kit items - with Airscale decals - and punched circles of clear acetate for the class top. And, drum-roll please, because it is quite a major step, but the fuselage is together at last! A few minor details to add to cockpits - but will add after the fuselage work is done. Have fun! Iain
  13. Iain (32SIG)

    'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32

    Hi everyone, apologies for absence recently - maxed out with work and life... Progress has been made on the Spit - found time today to post here - with apologies to my client! At least progress from here on (canopies aside) should be straightforward! My client decided he wanted plain seats (no leather padding) - so another pair of Tamiya seats sourced - and the straps finished and fitted. Seats here bonded in place for first time. Rear panel - this is the second try at this - based on the Yahu set - re-shaped and with new panel area around the blind flying panel made from thin plastic sheet. Glazings from overhead projection acetate film - sandwiched behind layers. Test fitting the fuselage halves - for the umpteenth time! Back in a mo... Iain
  14. Iain (32SIG)

    1:35 Trumpeter Hind

    Having a sort out in the modelling room and found a squirrel I'd forgotten about. I stopped because I lost one of the instrument panels - having a fresh look in the box, I only went and found it! Hmmmm - it's definitely not the voices that are the problem, it's the bl**dy squirrels (in this case, with a bally great shark mouth)... Iain
  15. Indeed! Personal view is that it should - but I'm biased as my Grandfather was a Fleet Air Arm pilot in the mid '30s Thoughts everyone? Iain