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    tomprobert got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Hi Peter,
     
    Thanks for getting back to me on this - and I can understand your reasoning. Never mind - it can stay in the stash and perhaps one day a cockpit set will come along.
     
    More exceptional work by the way - you are playing in the Premiership whilst most of us are in the Vauxhall Conference!
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Cees Broere in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Hi Peter,
     
    Thanks for getting back to me on this - and I can understand your reasoning. Never mind - it can stay in the stash and perhaps one day a cockpit set will come along.
     
    More exceptional work by the way - you are playing in the Premiership whilst most of us are in the Vauxhall Conference!
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in HK B-17...C 23/11 In the rear with the gear   
    Your metal work is so good - it's hard to tell your creations apart from the real thing. You can't be far away from joining the fuselage now as at least you don't have to worry about detailing a tail gunner's compartment!
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Derek B in HK B-17...C 23/11 In the rear with the gear   
    Your metal work is so good - it's hard to tell your creations apart from the real thing. You can't be far away from joining the fuselage now as at least you don't have to worry about detailing a tail gunner's compartment!
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Derek B in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Hi Peter,
     
    Thanks for getting back to me on this - and I can understand your reasoning. Never mind - it can stay in the stash and perhaps one day a cockpit set will come along.
     
    More exceptional work by the way - you are playing in the Premiership whilst most of us are in the Vauxhall Conference!
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Starfighter in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Good evening ladies and gents,
    I've not updated this thread for a while but I've nevertheless been beavering away with the mighty Sunderland...
    I've made four small tabs on the sill of each porthole which will support the glazing when the time comes. Once these have been painted black and the 'glass' is in, they should be all but invisible:
     
     
    I've also sprayed the bulk of the interior and the bulkheads black for the areas that won't be seen. The forward section and basic flightdeck structure has been given a coat of British Interior Grey/Green:
     
     
     
     
    There's obviously lots more detailing to be done here, but the basic shapes are coming together quite nicely.
    The 'bomb room' in the centre section has been given a base coat of Aluminium in preparation for more detailing:
     
     
    When the fuselage is closed it should look busy enough when depth charges etc are hanging from the racks:
     
     
    I've begun making interlocking tabs to help alignment and the joining of the fuselage when the times comes - a must for vacs:
     
     
    This will give a lovely strong join:
     
     
    Still lots to keep me occupied on the interior, so until next time...
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Oh for crying out loud! This is insanely good.

    I really get the feeling you’ve got the bit between your teeth with this one, Peter!
     
    Out if interest, are you still planning on releasing the 1/18 cockpit set for the Fw190 as I was really hoping for one - the kit is crying out for the Airscale magic touch. 
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from scvrobeson in New range of 1/72 DC-8 kits coming from Mach 2   
    Hi Kev,
     
    They are injection-moulded but certainly come under the ‘short run’ bracket. 
     
    As Jennings insinuates, the quality of Mach 2 kits is somewhat ‘variable’...
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from alanash1963 in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Good evening ladies and gents,
    I've not updated this thread for a while but I've nevertheless been beavering away with the mighty Sunderland...
    I've made four small tabs on the sill of each porthole which will support the glazing when the time comes. Once these have been painted black and the 'glass' is in, they should be all but invisible:
     
     
    I've also sprayed the bulk of the interior and the bulkheads black for the areas that won't be seen. The forward section and basic flightdeck structure has been given a coat of British Interior Grey/Green:
     
     
     
     
    There's obviously lots more detailing to be done here, but the basic shapes are coming together quite nicely.
    The 'bomb room' in the centre section has been given a base coat of Aluminium in preparation for more detailing:
     
     
    When the fuselage is closed it should look busy enough when depth charges etc are hanging from the racks:
     
     
    I've begun making interlocking tabs to help alignment and the joining of the fuselage when the times comes - a must for vacs:
     
     
    This will give a lovely strong join:
     
     
    Still lots to keep me occupied on the interior, so until next time...
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Derek B in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Oh for crying out loud! This is insanely good.

    I really get the feeling you’ve got the bit between your teeth with this one, Peter!
     
    Out if interest, are you still planning on releasing the 1/18 cockpit set for the Fw190 as I was really hoping for one - the kit is crying out for the Airscale magic touch. 
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 Hawker Fury   
    Unbelievable.
     
    As often is the case with your builds, Peter, I am lost for words.
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Starfighter in 1/32 scale F-35A Lightning II - RAAF   
    Here's the latest model off the bench - Italeri's 1/32nd F-35A Lightning II.
     
    This was built out of the box, with the exception of Eduard's seat belt and cockpit set. The kit itself goes together really well, with the only filler being needed on the fuselage to wing join which wasn't the best. There's lots of nicely moulded detail in the landing gear and weapons bays, which with some careful painting comes up well. 
     
    The most time consuming part of the build was the painting process - it took hours, and hours, and hours, and hours... you get the idea... of masking the RAM panels. I went for an early-build RAAF machine provided in the kit, which has the higher-contrast paint job. More recent deliveries have a far less contrasting paint finish which would have made life a good deal easier. Still, I think the earlier schemes are more pleasing on the eye.
     
    Apparently the jet pipe is a little undersized, but I didn't bother replacing it. Detail is a bit soft here to be fair, and the exhaust is the weakest part of the kit. 
     
    Overall though, a nice and simple build, that takes up a lot of room on the display shelf!
     
    Regards to all,
     
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in 1/32 scale F-35A Lightning II - RAAF   
    Here's the latest model off the bench - Italeri's 1/32nd F-35A Lightning II.
     
    This was built out of the box, with the exception of Eduard's seat belt and cockpit set. The kit itself goes together really well, with the only filler being needed on the fuselage to wing join which wasn't the best. There's lots of nicely moulded detail in the landing gear and weapons bays, which with some careful painting comes up well. 
     
    The most time consuming part of the build was the painting process - it took hours, and hours, and hours, and hours... you get the idea... of masking the RAM panels. I went for an early-build RAAF machine provided in the kit, which has the higher-contrast paint job. More recent deliveries have a far less contrasting paint finish which would have made life a good deal easier. Still, I think the earlier schemes are more pleasing on the eye.
     
    Apparently the jet pipe is a little undersized, but I didn't bother replacing it. Detail is a bit soft here to be fair, and the exhaust is the weakest part of the kit. 
     
    Overall though, a nice and simple build, that takes up a lot of room on the display shelf!
     
    Regards to all,
     
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Peter Gregor in 1/32 scale F-35A Lightning II - RAAF   
    Here's the latest model off the bench - Italeri's 1/32nd F-35A Lightning II.
     
    This was built out of the box, with the exception of Eduard's seat belt and cockpit set. The kit itself goes together really well, with the only filler being needed on the fuselage to wing join which wasn't the best. There's lots of nicely moulded detail in the landing gear and weapons bays, which with some careful painting comes up well. 
     
    The most time consuming part of the build was the painting process - it took hours, and hours, and hours, and hours... you get the idea... of masking the RAM panels. I went for an early-build RAAF machine provided in the kit, which has the higher-contrast paint job. More recent deliveries have a far less contrasting paint finish which would have made life a good deal easier. Still, I think the earlier schemes are more pleasing on the eye.
     
    Apparently the jet pipe is a little undersized, but I didn't bother replacing it. Detail is a bit soft here to be fair, and the exhaust is the weakest part of the kit. 
     
    Overall though, a nice and simple build, that takes up a lot of room on the display shelf!
     
    Regards to all,
     
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/32 scale F-35A Lightning II - RAAF   
    Here's the latest model off the bench - Italeri's 1/32nd F-35A Lightning II.
     
    This was built out of the box, with the exception of Eduard's seat belt and cockpit set. The kit itself goes together really well, with the only filler being needed on the fuselage to wing join which wasn't the best. There's lots of nicely moulded detail in the landing gear and weapons bays, which with some careful painting comes up well. 
     
    The most time consuming part of the build was the painting process - it took hours, and hours, and hours, and hours... you get the idea... of masking the RAM panels. I went for an early-build RAAF machine provided in the kit, which has the higher-contrast paint job. More recent deliveries have a far less contrasting paint finish which would have made life a good deal easier. Still, I think the earlier schemes are more pleasing on the eye.
     
    Apparently the jet pipe is a little undersized, but I didn't bother replacing it. Detail is a bit soft here to be fair, and the exhaust is the weakest part of the kit. 
     
    Overall though, a nice and simple build, that takes up a lot of room on the display shelf!
     
    Regards to all,
     
    Tom
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Derek B in 1:32 Boeing 737-800/P-8A Poseidon?   
    Well said that man! I keep telling myself that as well!
     
    What’s the wingspan of a 1/32nd 737NG out of interest? It must be huge..!
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    tomprobert reacted to Iain in 1:32 Boeing 737-800/P-8A Poseidon?   
    The 737-800 is 34.32m (1072.5mm in 1:32) without winglets.
     
    The P-8 has the extra 'pointy' tips - giving a span of 37.64m/123ft 7¼in (so 1176.25mm in 1:32).
     
    It's a fair size!
     
    Iain
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Rockie Yarwood in Unfinished builds   
    I’ve got loads of part-finished builds as I hop from one build to the next all the time. 
     
    For some reason, and I’ve never been able to put my finger on it, I lose interest in a build part way through and so it goes into the loft for storage. I then will lose interest in the next one, and whilst putting that in the loft I’ll stumble across an older build and bring that down for some love. And then the cycle continues.
     
    I then often have a year where I’ll finish barely anything, and then I’ll have a year like this one where I’ve completed five different LSPs - although all of them had been started a good few years ago. 
     
    I very rarely throw an unfinished build away as I always plan to return to it one day - I never know when the mood will take me!
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from KiwiZac in 1/32nd scale Avro Shackleton - scratchbuild project   
    No worries - and thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a read!
     
    Sadly I’ve not been doing much to this of late as I’ve been distracted by the big Sunderland instead but the Shack will be back on the bench in due course 
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    tomprobert got a reaction from MikeMaben in Unfinished builds   
    I’ve got loads of part-finished builds as I hop from one build to the next all the time. 
     
    For some reason, and I’ve never been able to put my finger on it, I lose interest in a build part way through and so it goes into the loft for storage. I then will lose interest in the next one, and whilst putting that in the loft I’ll stumble across an older build and bring that down for some love. And then the cycle continues.
     
    I then often have a year where I’ll finish barely anything, and then I’ll have a year like this one where I’ve completed five different LSPs - although all of them had been started a good few years ago. 
     
    I very rarely throw an unfinished build away as I always plan to return to it one day - I never know when the mood will take me!
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from mpk in Unfinished builds   
    I’ve got loads of part-finished builds as I hop from one build to the next all the time. 
     
    For some reason, and I’ve never been able to put my finger on it, I lose interest in a build part way through and so it goes into the loft for storage. I then will lose interest in the next one, and whilst putting that in the loft I’ll stumble across an older build and bring that down for some love. And then the cycle continues.
     
    I then often have a year where I’ll finish barely anything, and then I’ll have a year like this one where I’ve completed five different LSPs - although all of them had been started a good few years ago. 
     
    I very rarely throw an unfinished build away as I always plan to return to it one day - I never know when the mood will take me!
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Unfinished builds   
    I’ve got loads of part-finished builds as I hop from one build to the next all the time. 
     
    For some reason, and I’ve never been able to put my finger on it, I lose interest in a build part way through and so it goes into the loft for storage. I then will lose interest in the next one, and whilst putting that in the loft I’ll stumble across an older build and bring that down for some love. And then the cycle continues.
     
    I then often have a year where I’ll finish barely anything, and then I’ll have a year like this one where I’ve completed five different LSPs - although all of them had been started a good few years ago. 
     
    I very rarely throw an unfinished build away as I always plan to return to it one day - I never know when the mood will take me!
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from scvrobeson in Short Sunderland MkII   
    Good evening ladies and gents,
    I've not updated this thread for a while but I've nevertheless been beavering away with the mighty Sunderland...
    I've made four small tabs on the sill of each porthole which will support the glazing when the time comes. Once these have been painted black and the 'glass' is in, they should be all but invisible:
     
     
    I've also sprayed the bulk of the interior and the bulkheads black for the areas that won't be seen. The forward section and basic flightdeck structure has been given a coat of British Interior Grey/Green:
     
     
     
     
    There's obviously lots more detailing to be done here, but the basic shapes are coming together quite nicely.
    The 'bomb room' in the centre section has been given a base coat of Aluminium in preparation for more detailing:
     
     
    When the fuselage is closed it should look busy enough when depth charges etc are hanging from the racks:
     
     
    I've begun making interlocking tabs to help alignment and the joining of the fuselage when the times comes - a must for vacs:
     
     
    This will give a lovely strong join:
     
     
    Still lots to keep me occupied on the interior, so until next time...
     
    Tom
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Iain in Unfinished builds   
    I’ve got loads of part-finished builds as I hop from one build to the next all the time. 
     
    For some reason, and I’ve never been able to put my finger on it, I lose interest in a build part way through and so it goes into the loft for storage. I then will lose interest in the next one, and whilst putting that in the loft I’ll stumble across an older build and bring that down for some love. And then the cycle continues.
     
    I then often have a year where I’ll finish barely anything, and then I’ll have a year like this one where I’ve completed five different LSPs - although all of them had been started a good few years ago. 
     
    I very rarely throw an unfinished build away as I always plan to return to it one day - I never know when the mood will take me!
     
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    tomprobert got a reaction from Iain in 1:32 Boeing 737-800/P-8A Poseidon?   
    Well said that man! I keep telling myself that as well!
     
    What’s the wingspan of a 1/32nd 737NG out of interest? It must be huge..!
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