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  • Birthday 11/19/1958

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  1. Hi all! Late as usual, but here´s my build for the twin-einginge GB; It´s slightly started, tough. Here´s what I have done; …and there´s a LOT still left in the box; Hope it´s OK, I´d say around 25% done. To be continued… Cheers! Stefan
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    first and last built..

    A correction, that is NOT a Camel, It´s a Sopwith Pup! Stefan
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    first and last built..

    Thanks Gaz! My very first attempt at rigging.... Actually, It´didn´t look took too shabby 35 years ago, but It have sagged during the years. Stefan
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    first and last built..

    Hi all! I Really can´t remember exactly what kit I built as my very first, but it was probably something that came in a cornflakes box! But Airfix series one was a staple since I was five and when I could afford it, or as gifts at birthdays and Christmas, the larger, boxed kits. During the -60´s and -70´s I must have built my way trough the whole Airfix-catalog. I grew up in Airfix-territory with the occasional Matchbox, Frog and Revell, never saw any Monogram, AMT, Hasegawa or Lindberg until much later. Tamiya was an unreachable dream for many years, until I made my own money (no, not THAT way!) But the OLDEST surviving kit I have is this little Fiat G.91 Gina, Airfix series one; Airfix Messerschmitt Me262A-1a; …and Airfix series one Sopwith Camel; …and this is my most recent kit, the AMK 1/48 MiG-31 Foxhound; Greetings! Stefan
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    Your favourite paints?

    For the brush; Note; I only use enamels! Humbrol, the OLD, good stuff that smells like paint should! (I´ve been a Humbrol guy since day one!) White Ensign (now Sovereign Hobbies) colorcoates Xtracolor, whenever I can get hold of them! Revell, If I can find them For the Airbrush; MRP; My new favorite color brand Alclad; for primers and metallics Cheers! Stefan
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    HPH Ta-154 A-0, TQ-XE - FINISHED!!!

    Beautiful build! Stefan
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    Happy newyear .....still to come

    Happy New Year to all of You! From a windy, wet and 7C warm (!) Linköping, Sweden! Stefan
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Merry Christmas to all of You! Stefan
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    Trumpeter TBF frustrations

    Sorry, but I can´t help you much as I live in Sweden, half a world from You. I suppose some of our American friends can help You. Cheers! Stefan
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    Trumpeter TBF frustrations

    Hi! I found this; Here is the accepted reference from Mr. William Reece. Aug 05, 2011 #2 Grumman TBF-1 / TBF-1C, Avenger. Cockpit: Exactly like the Accurate Miniatures instructions show. FS 34058 Bronze Green forward from the bulkhead with the window (in front of the turret). FS 34151 Interior Green for the rear crew areas. Light Gray (Grumman Gray) inside the cowling, (FS 36440 is very close) and accessory area. The stainless steel Dishpan firewall was unpainted and often quite bright. Torpedo bay: FS 34151. Remember on all of these a/c the general rule is that the wheel bays, landing gear struts, wheel centers, landing flap bays, etc. are the under surface color. On the Avenger the inside of the flap itself was the upper surface color with the inside of the flap well on the under surface of the wing being the bottom color. Eastern Aircraft (GM) TBM-1, -1C, TBM-3C, -3E Avenger. Cockpit: FS 34151 Interior Green. This also included the crew areas and fuselage interior. Early TBM-1s and 1Cs had cowling interiors like those of the TBF-1 with Non-Specular (flat) Light Gray from the firewall forward except for the dishpan. Later production aircraft would have had everything from the inside of the cowling all the way back in interior green. The landing gear and bays were the undersurface color, i.e. Insignia white bottom would be white. Glossy Sea Blue TBM-3 a/c would have GSB landing gear and flap interiors. The inside of the flaps would be similar to the TBF-1 above. Good Luck with Your Avenger, It´s a BIG bird in 32! Stefan
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    Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32

    Hi Ferry and welcome to one of the best forums on the web! The Stringbag is such a lovley and charming aircraft! Looking forward to follow your build! Cheers! Stefan
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    Grumman F6F-5(N) Hellcat Nightfighter

    Many Thanks, Dennis! Stefan
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    Rules of the Road

    ...on the middle of the motorway!
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    Grumman F6F-5(N) Hellcat Nightfighter

    Thanks Bruce! Yes, so far it has gone together very well indeed, and it has been a really fun build so far. The exhausts are the next step for me (I´m a little ahead of the tread...) and it looks overly complicated. I´ll see how (IF???) it goes together as intended, otherwise I´ll do as you did. Thanks for the heads-up! Stefan
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    Grumman F6F-5(N) Hellcat Nightfighter

    The Exhausts assembled, holes drilled out in the cylinders and a mass of small strings of lead cut. Here we go…. A very fiddly job, but after a few hours of work you can lean back and admire your work. The inside of the cowl got a good wash of my usual mix of oilpaint (Lamp Black and Burnt Sienna) and white spirit. The cockpit got a good wash too…. Well, now the cockpit is beginning to feel done. The fuselage sides were also washed; More to come soon! Stefan