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  1. MikeC

    "They Shall Not Grow Old" - wow!!

    Watched it on the TV catch-up not long after 11th November: absolutely incredible.
  2. MikeC

    Speed build: Hasegawa P-40E

    Certainly coming along quickly, and looking good.
  3. That's exactly my plan: use the leftover c wing uppers to mix-and-match to make a Vc as well as an XI. Thanks for the heads-up on the potential problem areas.
  4. I put quite a list up in 2016, and very few have appeared. Let me see: Avro 504 J/K/N? Not yet: please, Sir Peter ... Injection PT-17, and state-of-the-art Tiger Moth? No, but given ICM's venture into the Bu 131 I'm hopeful - or should that read "foolishly optimistic"? Avia B.534? No Injection Siskin? (I don't know why, I just like this aircraft). No. Injection Hart family? No. State-of-the-art DH Twin boom family - Vampire and Venom, both single- and two-seaters, and a Sea Vixen if anyone's got room after all the Lancs and B-24s? No. DH Chipmunk? No. [Edit] And I'll add a Supermarine Swift to that little lot. I don't think I'm particularly greedy, just one of these and I'd be a happy bunny.
  5. I've got one, I'm planning to see whether it will fit the Revell IX rather than the Tamiya: a very quick and rough match-up of the parts - lower cowling in particular - shows it should be possible. We shall see.
  6. MikeC

    F-20 Tigershark in 1/32?

    F-5A would be good, as would a B.
  7. MikeC

    Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32

    Welcome, and looking forward to this: it may even inspire me to get on with mine.
  8. MikeC

    DACO Fouga Magister news

    What he ^^ said: thank you.
  9. The printing is also quite a major part of the cost. I was permitted once to see a run of decals being printed whilst visiting a printshop in SW UK. It is a long, labour-intensive process. So it costs money - a lot of money, which the producer has to pay to the printer before they sell a single sheet. So a decal sheet will usually only be re-released if it's reasonably certain to recoup the costs.
  10. MikeC

    WNW RE.8 (New Model for a New Year)

    Starting to get the decals on - for me this is where a model really comes to life. I'm using the Pheon sheet, for an aircraft of 5 Sqn. I think I may have a bit of repair to do on that rudder striping. I'm using the Pheon stripes, so if the colours match I can take a suitable patch from the kit sheet. If not, Thanks for looking.
  11. Not really, I'd rather they kept on releasing new stuff.
  12. MikeC

    WNW RE.8 (New Model for a New Year)

    Thanks Andy. Iwata Power Jet Pro. It's a nice neat shape, quite quiet, has a more than adequate pressure range, and a "cut-off" so it gets up to pressure, and then only cuts in when you press the a/b trigger. And reading the documentation, I discovered that the UK base of Anest-Iwata is on an industrial estate in the same town as me. So if it ever goes wrong I know where to go for a grumble.
  13. MikeC

    CAC Boomerang

    Coming along very nicely.
  14. MikeC

    Bf110G4 NJG1 1944/45

    Just caught up with this one Max: amazing work, you have infinitely more patience and sheer skill than I do. Looking forward to seeing completion. (For once that emoji-thing seems quite inadequate).
  15. MikeC

    WNW RE.8 (New Model for a New Year)

    Well the new compressor arrived, and it's great! So I'm finally able to show some progress on this at last, albeit just a quick shot. The paint is a mix of Tamiya XF62 and XF10, as recommended by WNW.