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  1. Tim, My condolences to you, your wife and your families. Nothing I know can assuage your grief but know she suffers no more and will walk with God and the angels. Kent
  2. Stunning work all around. The query I have is would operator #2 wearing sunglasses negate the effect of the NVG? I have no experience but if it’s bright enough to wear sunglasses would NVG be worn? Respect on a stellar build and hope I don’t sound too much like an idiot. Regards, Kent
  3. Thanks Lee, He stands about 9cm (3.5 inches) tall. Regards, Kent
  4. Thanks matey, Keeping my head down, a few small projects here and there and engaged in home schooling (which apparently, according to my pupils, I suck at!). Picked up the latest KLP book the other day for inspiration! Hopefully get a LSP back on the bench early next year. Regards, Kent
  5. Please find my first post here in a while. Bandai 1/12 R2-D2. Fully repainted and lightly weathered with Promodeller Dark Dirt. Lower areas finished in Dullcote Lacquer and the dome left in gloss of AKI Xtreme Metal polished aluminium, Tamiya Royal Blue X3. Silver sharpie used on the highlights and the hoses remade out of brass tube and lead wire. Thanks for your time. Kent
  6. Nice job on the canopy John! indeed why Meng chose this method escapes me. Regards, Kent
  7. Nice choice John, I have a penchant for parking builds that I lose momentum on, so it’s nice to hear I am not alone. I have this one to build so a few AM pieces have been acquired. The one piece canopy is probably the Alley Cat one here: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/alley-cat-ac32029c-messerschmitt-me-163b-one-piece-canopy-and-mask-set-meng--1023750 Best of luck and I will be following. Regards, Kent
  8. Yes he snuck in a 1/48 build but still brought all his skills! Very nice John! Regards, Kent
  9. Nothing less than what we have come to expect from you John. A great build and stellar result, thank you. Regards Kent
  10. Mate, I would suggest you are correct. The He-219 at the Smithsonian was found to be RLM 76 squiggles over a dark base. I would also concur with Peter re the port flap. It is like an attempt was made to correct an overuse of RLM 76 in some areas by adding an extra dark squiggle here and there. Loving what you are doing with this and thanks again for sharing your work. Regards, Kent
  11. Bravo John. Another excellent production and forgive me for forgetting your Corsair! Regards, Kent
  12. Great stuff matey! Maybe time to weave the magic on a Tamiya Spitfire or Corsair? Regards
  13. Bravo John, Well recovered and back on track. Regards, Kent
  14. I get used to marvelling at your Luftwaffe builds and you go all Oriental on me. Great stuff John, looking very nice so far. Regards, Kent
  15. Lovely work matey, I have come to expect and receive nothing less. Regards,
  16. That is coming along nicely. Taking notes and saving photos! Regards,
  17. It is a pity about the Eduard seat as it looked very good. The Aires set and the extra work you have done is equally good (if not better). I shall be watching on as I have a couple of these to build someday. Regards,
  18. That right there is some freaky deaky magnetic work! Liking it, liking it a lot.
  19. Great work John, Nice finds on the AM front, Master barrels are great and the ejection chutes are a pleasant surprise! Regards, Kent
  20. Bravo John, Stunning attention to detail and exemplary work. Regards,
  21. Primer coat...the great revealer! Shows the great detail on the resin parts and some do overs on the assembly front. Good news on the fuselage to wing joins, not so much on the front windscreen, spine and belly. Some obvious (to me) flat spots on the underside. The spine needs addressing at each lap joint and the very fine seam to be reinstated on both top and bottom as per my references. Some PPP for the windscreen and rear windows (although that might not happen as the sliding section should effectively hide those) and a small blemish just forward of the windscreen. Good point is the forward fuselage is nice and smooth: Regards,
  22. F6F-3 progress. The inner wing assemblies have been permanently attached with two part epoxy. Perfect plastic putty on the wing root seams and a couple of other small blemishes. The white and black dots on the spine are 1mm punched discs to replace the light mounts which I sanded off. I have fashioned a sprue holding device for primer and painting by drilling through the engine hub. This will be cut off flush when the engine is mounted. Next step is priming with AK Grey primer and micro filler: Regards,
  23. Mindblowingly great stuff. Other words fail me. Regards,
  24. Welcome back, Working on the cockpit. Gunsight glass added and canopies masked inside and out. The kit doesn’t have a mirror so I found some PE mirrors and used my Molotow pen for the first time. The wiring harness is now in place: The fuselage is joined and ready for cleanup. I have affixed the front windscreen with its rear view mirror. The windscreen piece was a tad wide at the rear edges so I removed some material from the inside and blended it in. My plan now is to seal the cockpit with tape to keep the dust etcetera out. The engine wiring has been completed and another wash of AK Neutral Grey applied. It will get a Matt finish later on. Test fitting it and the cowling show a fairly good fit and look. The engine will go aside now until final construction. The cowling will also be left unfixed so I can paint the scheme in full remove it and add the exhausts prior to fixing it for good: The cockpit has now been sealed with tape masks and masking liquid. I used the extra canopy pieces to trace the shapes fore and aft and got a fair shaped mask. Then fit and sealed. The resin inner wing sections are both free from their casting blocks. I then fitted the kit MLG components to the wing inners. The wings are dry fit into place: Thanks for looking, Regards,
  25. May I suggest you use “Future” to secure the mesh screens to the acrylic? It dries clear, gives you some working time to adjust the PE without marring the acrylic and has sufficient cohesive force when dry to hold the PE mesh in place. You can either fix the acrylic in place, mask the area during painting and add the painted screens after or you mask the intakes, paint the airframe and can add the screen/acrylic combination after painting if you like. Regards,
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