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Gloucester Nige

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  • Birthday 05/03/1963

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  1. So pleased to see the halves go together nicely.As mentioned before, it would appear that there are rumours of issues with the fuselage fit due to all the internal bulkheads. I just received the DN masks for this variant from Mitko at DN Models. I am about to put up a review of the set on my You Tube channel, "Nigel's modelling bench", I have also shown how I corrected the prop blade length and have some other reviews up too. (I won't put a link here because all we'll get is a load of comments from people who don't like videos). The IP set from Airscale is lovely isn't it? By the by, That was my kit parts that Peter used to make the set from and in his initial shots on the instruction card. I begged him to do it, sent him my insructions and parts, and the rest is history... I am also doing some work on nose weight and where to put it. I think, if we slice up some sheet lead we can get about 180-200 grammes under the cockpit floor. I'm also thinking perhaps some more sheet lead in front of the bulkhead ahead of the IP? Have you done a mock up yet to see if 300 grammes is sufficient? Looking forward to more progress on this build.
  2. I made this a couple of weeks back, I think it's pretty close? It should also be noted the floor mount is too high so if you correct the height of the armour plate it will hit the canopy. It is also too wide and too long. I did this from pictures, which is wrong inmost peoples opinions, but it looks far better than the kit supplied seat.. hell, the Airfix 1/72 seat is better!! Having done this I can also confirm the front of the seat is in the correct position in relation to the IP. I have used the kit supplied holes and moved the rear holes forward. Not that that matters much because I have now removed the seat floor platform and am replacing it wioth something a little more to scale.
  3. Hey guys, Peter has just sent through some pics of the initial test etch, mocked up on my kit parts. This lovely little set will soon be available, contact Peter to express your interest. Nice eh!!
  4. Me too Iain, OOB is great but it wears a little thin after a while eh... I haven't looked closely at anything other than the IP yet. I know nothing about the subject so cannot advise. I do have a reference book on the way from the USA so as soon as it arrives I'll check it out. The IP is very flat looking and could do with a replacement that has more defined bezels etc. Airscale to the rescue??
  5. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've seen no mention of the ball turret on this kit? Does one assume it's OK accuracy wise then??
  6. Why thank you Rog. That reply must have taken an age to write. It would appear clear that I should be looking forward to getting the ZM P-51B in my stash then.
  7. I didnt spot that in my review Kev.. I did however notice my Eratum has the 'M' missing from emergency!! So, I have the choice of Pull Hand in Emergency or Pull Hard in E ergency. (I think some splicing will be necessary)
  8. Check my sprue review vid at 27:50. Please confirm if this is in fact correct. I'm not trying tp plug my vid, it's just easier this way than saving a snip and posting it. EDIT:- I can confirm those support rods are actually there, and shouldn't be, unless you're modelling your kit in major overhaul or restoration? I now need to look into exactly what needs to be removed, just the rod or is there something at either end that has been molded on by HK?
  9. Great work Iain.. I remember you "taught" me that trick with the sharpie on the edge of the glazing, on your He111 build. I have applied it to every clear part join ever since. I'll be interested to see if it helps to disguise the joint once polished? Thanks again for posting...
  10. I have a Trumpy P-51B which I believe is way off in many areas? I have a Revell G6 which I believe it's way off in many areas? I have a Fly AR234, but am not sure what it's like? Buildability or accuracy? Will the ZM kits be better than the above? Are their 219 and 335 better than Revell/HKM?
  11. This is the same product I think, and is what I use. They are invaluable for plolishing PE or removing excess glue from PE mesh etc. The bristles do tend to break off however and must be vacuumed up immediately.. for obvious reasons. RS also do spare tips for them. https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pcb-cleaning-brushes/0514868/ I'm not sure theyre man enough for removing EPM's, but will be good for cleaning up after scraping. They are also available with a wire brush end.
  12. I would like to see this guys post removed please. I find it offensive to be told I am describing an aircraft component incorrectly, incorrectly pronounced by an Englishman describing a British Aircraft component?? and to be called a "model Nerd" is not appropriate for someone who has been modelling for 49 years and has been a member on this site for many years.
  13. And your point is?? What did I mis-pronounce? As for being called a model Nerd.. what exactly do you mean?? Please define a model Nerd?
  14. Thanks for the reply. I'm sorry, I dont remember your name!! We did meet up at Telford back in 2012, when we both parked in the same little car park just down the road. You carried in a beautiful SU-27 and I bought loads of kits. I look forward to tucking into this kit and will probably start by removing the EPM's so that I can calm down and forget they were ever there lol.
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