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Everything posted by monthebiff

  1. Sweet, love the AV8 in Italian markings. Very well done. Regards. Andy
  2. A little more progress on the cockpit area this weekend, the AIMS armoured pilot seat was fitted to the modified Revell frame and then carefully removed a very poorly moulded map case from the Bordfunkerk's seat and replaced with the etched part supplied in the Eduard set as well as removing the moulded on bomb aimer's cusion as this is not fitted on the late G marks. Although not a lot of pictures are available of the G series 88's cockpit details one thing I wanted to do was move the emergency fuel pump from the starboard side wall and then add to the rear bulkhead and also scratch the valves, all plumbing was added with Albion micro tube. Next up I'm working on adding the FuG 220 rack in the foward fuselage, I have no idea if it would have been in there as no pictures are available for the G-10 but as these airframes were built and then moved to the Mistel project at last minute as well as Wk No 460066 having a modified shortened rudder to make way for the airiel mast I'm going to go the what if route and fit the cockpit with the full array of equipment. Regards. Andy
  3. Very, very nice paint work on the cokpit components. Seriously enjoying your build. Regards. Andy
  4. Now this will be interesting, I've been wondering all through your build how you will tackle this! Carry on as I'm sure you have it all under control. Regards. Andy
  5. Very nice paint work on the cockpit, enjoying seeing this come together. Regards. Andy
  6. Noticed the tips are particularly blunt and will need a sharpen for very fine work. Personally I would have expected a sharp pencil straight from the box. Regards. Andy
  7. Well, I decided to take the plunge with these as they seem like a good idea and liked the AK products I've purchased before, these arrived yesterday and I'm quite impressed with the colours included. Keen to try these out on a 190 I have which is nearly complete! Regards. Andy
  8. Good to see you back on this one Max and some nice work on the cockpit. Like your use of the Archer rivets as well. Regards. Andy
  9. Nice work and good to see another 88 being built. Will be watching with interest!. Regards. Andy
  10. Super nice Brian, weathering looks spot on to me. Regards. Andy
  11. Had a good day at the bench today and made a start on the cockpit. First up I needed to modify the the rear bulkhead/ radio set from a A-4 to a late G set up. I made a new blank bulkhead from plastic card and then removed the radio set from the kit supplied assembly followed by removing the moulded on detail from the faces in readiness for Eduard replacements. Also started building up the rear spar/ bulkhead assembly and decided to just add the ammo bin rack only as I guessed with a blanked off rear MG stand no bin would be needed. Really in to this build now and enjoying every moment of it. Time to detal the side walls of the cockpit now. Regards. Andy
  12. Managed to get the main work on the rear stabilisers completed today, the AIMS resin extensions are a little thick in chord but pretty easy to deal with. Some re-scribing required but pretty happy so far, need to do some work on the huge sail of a tail plane now! Regards. Andy
  13. Very, very interesting build, super impressed with what you are doing with the engine. Regards. Andy
  14. Just catching up with your build Brian and love what you are doing with the big 335! That desert scheme really suits it. Regards. Andy
  15. So after no real time to fully concentrate on this build I am now back on it as I want to complete it in the time frame which would be pretty impressiv for me with my previous group builds. Have been concentrating on the tail whell bay adding the AIMS brass detail for the ribs which over this I added Evergreen strip followed up by adding the bulkheads in readyness for painting. Need to get the tailwheel assembly together now in readyness for hydraulic lines. Very happy to be back on this one. Regards. Andy
  16. Couldn't say no to the late Felixstowe which I have been wanting for ages so very happy! Hannants have it for £269 GBP and by my reckoning including shipping and taxes this will be around £173 GBP so a bloody good deal which wifey will be pleased with............we won't mention the Gotha G.I on pre order though Regards. Andy
  17. Upper wing fitted today after pre rigging it, no drama's and fit was excellent. Not a lot of rigging on this one so shouldnt take to long, just a few more bits and pieces then need finshing before I call this done. Regards. Andy
  18. The reason I say WnW are not at Tamiya levels in my own opinion is the overall fit and quality of moulding is at a lower level of in . The ridiculous tight fit even with no paint just makes hard work of a wonderful kit sometimes, just wish they would engineer in a bit of tolerance for fit and the thought of closing up the WnW Lanc fuselage should be interesting at best. Then move on to quality of clear parts and WnW are pretty horrible from the kits I have built with quite thick parts with plenty of strange blemishes in when they catch the light, so with a big large greenhouse canopy on the Lanc I am very intrigued to see if they can pull it off. Currently building the Halberstadt and for a brand new kit the mould quality was a bit of a surprise with the amount of clean up required for a premium priced kit. Personally I think the last couple of releases have suffered in this way in way the older kits did not. Maybe it's a sign of the times and some cost cutting exercises are in play with them? Anyway, I have the G.I on order and looking forward to cracking on with it, ugly but cool at the same time. Regards. Andy
  19. Thank you misha, these WnW kits are lots of fun to build and opens up lots of new modelling skills to practice. Regards. Andy
  20. It's a nice kit to build Ray, a bit tight around the nose cowls but a fun build none the less. Regards. Andy
  21. Thank you Gaz, I followed the WnW suggestion in the instructions but glazed the colour patches with a heavily thinned brown to tone it all down before adding the stippling. Regards. Andy
  22. True, but give them a chance and all will be good in future releases. Let's be honest and as much as I love them WnW are actually not Tamiya quality. Discuss this thought maybe? Regards. Andy
  23. Cool, thank you for that Jan, a fokker and a Pfalz for £130 including shipping and taxes for me. Very happy. Regards. Andy
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