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    Iain got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    It looks really nice Mike.
     
    I *almost* bought one when Cameron and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum the other week - but I thought no, I don't build tanks... 
     
    Then I ordered the Panzer 1 - go figure!
     
    But I also blame K2 with his 1:16 tank build - he's a bad influence! 
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    That'll be the recently released Classy Hobby kit Mike! 
     

     
    Iain
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    Iain reacted to mozart in EE Lightning - Echelon vacuform   
    I didn't for one second think you had Iain!!   As you can see from my reply to Shawn I'm not anticipating being able to finish before the end date so not quite so much pressure, but I'd like your canopy of course. 
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    Iain got a reaction from Kagemusha in EE Lightning - Echelon vacuform   
    I'm still working on the canopy pattern Max - haven't forgotten about you!
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    It looks really nice Mike.
     
    I *almost* bought one when Cameron and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum the other week - but I thought no, I don't build tanks... 
     
    Then I ordered the Panzer 1 - go figure!
     
    But I also blame K2 with his 1:16 tank build - he's a bad influence! 
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    It looks really nice Mike.
     
    I *almost* bought one when Cameron and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum the other week - but I thought no, I don't build tanks... 
     
    Then I ordered the Panzer 1 - go figure!
     
    But I also blame K2 with his 1:16 tank build - he's a bad influence! 
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    That'll be the recently released Classy Hobby kit Mike! 
     

     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Make the others jealous   
    It looks really nice Mike.
     
    I *almost* bought one when Cameron and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum the other week - but I thought no, I don't build tanks... 
     
    Then I ordered the Panzer 1 - go figure!
     
    But I also blame K2 with his 1:16 tank build - he's a bad influence! 
     
    Iain
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    Iain reacted to Dennis7423 in HK Models Avro Lancaster Mk.I WIP: Another Update 8/11/2020   
    All-
     
    When I left you last, I was finishing up the forward turret. I have since completed the turret, and sealed the halves:
     
    117122746_312562269983226_8167892514025512063_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    117225214_749147109261129_5768932312431124410_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    117597172_632388224374044_1691775739841017005_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    117645106_607605849957330_6287595375774356453_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    A little smoothing out, and then some paint hopefully this weekend to round it out. Getting something on the kit "completed" helps the mojo!
     
    After finishing the turret, I turned my attention back to the forward nose, specifically the bombardier's station. I was humming and hawing about which bomb sight to use... the kit Mk.XIV, or scratch build a Mk.IX CSBS. As I studied photos more, I realized that I had already installed the computer for the Mk.XIV, so I went ahead and decided to use the kit part, with some alterations. I'm not sure it's accurate for Phantom at the point of the war I am modelling, but it's what I am going to go with:
     
    116877587_2931106913662259_5240486897092291091_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    Another very, very weak part on the kit (and quite visible!) is the bomb sight mount. The kit part as supplied is a bit of a clunky beast:
     
    117295036_285405739426375_5407417053890889489_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    116909249_578262852838472_2922658167582022953_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    So, out came the saw, and the plastic rod, for something more accurate:
     
    116839265_307034260732013_7966114306502428928_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    116878754_220872905933860_8354700899743658530_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    Feeling much better about this guy than the kit part. It may not be completely accurate, but it's much, much better.
     
    While I was on a roll, I started tackling the bomb bay. I figured that I needed to get the majority of the bomb bay basics completed and installed before I started laying paint on the cockpit area, as I didn't want to handle the kit too much and ruin the paint in the cockpit. It was a good idea. For those wanting to tackle the Eduard set for the bomb bay, you must have a micro chisel in your arsenal. Without it, I never would have been able to accomplish the removal of ejector pins and the kit bomb mounting hardware. my Dad used to say, "He doesn't know whether to sh** or go blind." I know what he meant by that now. So tedious, but totally worth it:
     
    117292318_1875523899256791_7985159970135171811_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    Now, I just have to build and install 16 different bomb carriers to install. Each one is about 10 pieces. Can't wait :-p
     
    While we're on the topic of bombs, I understand the Cookie in the kit is undersized. Does anyone make a proper sized one for a Lancaster Mk.I/Mk.III? I know of a resin one that is the larger Cookie, but it is intended for Lancasters with the bulged bomb bay. Or, does anyone make 1/32 SBC's (Small Bomb Canisters)? I would love to have those to hang inside. But, I am not aware of any.
     
    That's all for today folks! Hopefully next time, I can greet you with some paint getting laid down in the cockpit and bombardier's station. As always, comments and critiques are most welcome.
     
    - Dennis S.
      Thornton, CO USA
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    Iain reacted to LSP_Mike in Spad XIII, Avro 504K, and 1 1/2 Sopwith Strutter   
    Not heresy to compare CSM to WNW.  WNW set the standard. CSM is meeting it.
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    Iain got a reaction from thierry laurent in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain reacted to Bruce_Crosby in Mistel - Wot? Another one?   
    Hi Guys,
     
    Lots of changes to the Mistel, but I'm not going to bother with all that and just show what's achieved so far.
     
    Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Almost There by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Legs! by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Now mounted on the original Revell Me-262/He-162 launch dolly.
     
    Old Legs by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Old Legs by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
     
    Regards,
     
    Bruce Crosby
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    Iain got a reaction from Artful69 in Make the others jealous   
    That'll be the recently released Classy Hobby kit Mike! 
     

     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from mozart in EE Lightning - Echelon vacuform   
    I'm still working on the canopy pattern Max - haven't forgotten about you!
     
    Iain
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    Iain reacted to LSP_Mike in Make the others jealous   
    Be nice to see a 1/16 Stuart or M5 light tank.
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    Iain got a reaction from Scotsman in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from florin13 in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from Trak-Tor in ICM 32050: Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet   
    Hi all,
     
    Have posted a quick in-box review of the new ICM Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet kit.
     

     
    Blue (and Yellow!) skies...
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from scvrobeson in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from D Bellis in ICM 32050: Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet   
    Hi all,
     
    Have posted a quick in-box review of the new ICM Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet kit.
     

     
    Blue (and Yellow!) skies...
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
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    Iain got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Make the others jealous   
    Just when you though it was safe to open the post box, these appeared.
     
    Really can't understand how that happened:
     

     

     
    The following is an oddball one for me - but it appealed and should be a fun build (eventually!):
     

     
    And a visit to my friend Tim Perry (@wunwinglow) yesterday resulted in these test pieces for the Tornado F3 he's been working on.
     
    Please don't hassle him at this stage - I'm sure he'll shout when he's ready! 
     
    These parts will be used as a test build that I'll put in a suitable thread, so you can give feedback there, perhaps...
     

     
    And he's kindly lent me his 'test mule' for reference (parts have changed as he's developed them):
     

     
    Tornado F3 is one of my favourite jets - and one I worked on when I was a Technical Author in the Flight Simulator world, so have wanted to build one for a loooong time...
     
    Have fun!
     
    Iain
     
     
  24. Like
    Iain got a reaction from Sepp in ICM 32050: Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet   
    Hi all,
     
    Have posted a quick in-box review of the new ICM Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet kit.
     

     
    Blue (and Yellow!) skies...
     
    Iain
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    Iain got a reaction from AlbertD in ICM 32050: Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet   
    Hi all,
     
    Have posted a quick in-box review of the new ICM Stearman PT-17/N2S-3 Kaydet kit.
     

     
    Blue (and Yellow!) skies...
     
    Iain
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