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About Whitey

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  • Birthday 01/05/1956

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Fishing, modelling, photography, flying, aircraft ops.

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  1. Whitey

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I'm in too guys - donor and entrant. I will donate a Revell 1/32 PA-18 Supercub - Kit number 04208. Thanks for organising this great event.
  2. Whitey

    Aviattic Ansaldo A.1 Balilla

    Another ripper.
  3. I think you are right Alain. I didn't use it, just cut some bits of it to add to the kit cockpit and Eduard panels. The seat, throttle and instrument panel coming were the main Aires bits used.
  4. Whitey

    My 1/32 WnW models so far.......

    Very nice mate.
  5. Do it mate, it is a nice kit with a bit of work to do but it comes up alright. You will do it justice I am sure of that Marc.
  6. Well spotted Ivan, yes I have added those since the photos. I will put up a final pic later on.
  7. Hi Dave, I didn't install the Aires cockpit, just cut some of the bits off it to add to the kit cockpit and Eduard photo-etch panels.
  8. The Lockheed F-104 has always been one of my favourite aircraft and I am pretty happy with the way this kit has turned out. After a year she is finally finished...or so I thought until I looked through some of the photos again. Still a couple of aerials to add. Italeri's kit is by far the best F-104G on the market, but is not without its issues, but this hobby is modelling, not assemblying. I liked the soft plastic that made working with it easy but didn't enjoy filling in the heavy panel lines along the spine of the kit. My filler of choice is the cheapest super glue that I can get from a supermarket. Sanded as soon as it dried, and sometimes almost dry, kept the seam fillling to a few minutes of sanding rather than waiting for filler to dry and then shrink. I added an Aires seat, wheels and jet pipe; Academy Mk82 dummy bombs; Eduard IP and some of the Aires cockpit bits were added to the kit cockpit; the travel pod is from a couple of gun pods from the spares box; Master pitot. The nose wheel is very fragile so I drilled and pinned the main strut. I used MRP paints for the first time and they are sensational. Sealed with SMS Super Clear before adding ASTRA Decals decals and then a custom mix of SMS gloss and Matt coat for final finish. The Astra Decals are sensational but don't quite fit the panels in some places. They apply very easily though. Burnt Sienna was used as the panel wash but I think it is too prominent from the photos. Mixed with Turpentine it does not damage the paint finish so I can can a cotton bud in there and reduce their effects significantly. And just for a size comparison with some of the other local jets from that era. Italeri Mirage IIIC. Tamiya F-4J (UK)
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    Magnificent decision. A big scale Lanc, especially a B.III Special will be on my list for sure. I don't know what the angst is against WnW announcing this kit. HK and Tamiya both have Mosquito kits and no-one whinged. Revell and Airfix also have the same aircraft in their product lines as do many other manufacturers. I am sure that if WnW wanted to bring out a DR1 then they would, regardless of Roden's nice kit.
  10. Whitey

    Aerotech Piaggio Pc.7 Finished.

    Wow, interesting concept. Model is looking damn good already.
  11. Whitey

    Another Junkers D1

    Well done Marc, worthy BSK entry mate. Love it.
  12. Whitey

    DesTROYer's 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8 Twin build

    Great work Troy.
  13. Beautiful Danny. Great way to display it too.
  14. Whitey

    Tamiya A6M2 Type 21 - Mojo Reisen

    Wonderful Zero Tom. Here is mine from a few years ago - same aircraft with a bit more history. His real name was not discovered until after the war ended.
  15. Whitey

    B-17G + all detail sets from Eduard

    This forum is Large Scale Planes, not medium or small scale planes Clio. 1/72 and 1/48 modellers live at the other end of the internet.