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  1. Nice work Chrish, Gotta love a lightning. You got any plans to extend the fuselage by the 5mm? makes the finished product sooo much better.
  2. Brian, Its really strange that KH produce the fillers as clear bulges. I must admit I took it as read that they were indeed lights. Not enough research on my part!
  3. Sorry for the delay in replying, my computer room is undergoing a re decoration and viewing the forum on mobiles is rubbish. Anyhow, yep the paint sprayed really well. I thinned it a little with some Tamiya thinners and job done. Thanks for all the positive comments folks it all helps.
  4. Just finished this build really as a test bed for my own skillset. 1 try the Mig US NAVY ww2 paint set, First time with Mig paints. 2 Try and build a Kitty Hawk kit. The subject interests me so Why not? 3. Have a go at producing a water effect base as cheaply as possible. 4. practice a little weathering of dark colours. I have to say I quite enjoyed this build with the exception of the engine of the Kingfisher. Its the KH kit with the Big Ed set and Master barrel .30 cal. Base is bog paper, foamboard, diluted pva, cheap acrylic paint of various "water" shades and a tin of water based hi gloss varnish Excuse the photography On with the show very loosly based on this internet image Needs aerials and a little rigging but its done.
  5. Nice work dean, will hopefully be having a similar project sometime next year.
  6. No one more impressed than me, Simon messaged me at 8.15 the next day to tell me it had been put on display. Thanks for the comments folks, Proud doesnt even begin to describe my feelings at the moment.
  7. Good to see you again Den, and well done for covering the show floors. I know it was a little busy but you were more than welcome to "take the weight off" as it were. I have news, The "5 week" Lancaster has now found a new permanent home on display in the Model room of the RAF museum at Cosford. To say im happy is an understatemnt. She is in a prominent position is her own glass case. A couple of photos to give you folks the idea. They have also taken my F3 Lightning and a short video of the approach to the exhibit.
  8. Hi All, I cannot provide any photos of this years event as Iain and myself were staffing the table, suffice it to say the table was crammed with 1/32 goodies I bumped into dennis briefly who has taken some photos of the table. The event itself was great as usual with a steady flow of interest past the stand and indeed I feel that we may be getting a few more forum members if the conversations I had are anything to go by. In other news, the Lancaster I "speed built" for the Telford show last year has now found a new home at the RAF museum Cosford where it will put on public display on a permanent loan basis. To say i'm happy is an understatement, I even have visiting rights. Again I apologise for not providing any photos I really dont know where the time went.
  9. Thatt ime of year again and LSP will be in attendance at RAF museum Cosford for the IPMS Shropshire show. Sunday 7th April 2019. Doors open 10.00. The venue is free to enter with a small car parking fee and displays will be in front of 1:1 scale exhibits. A truly wonderful venue, We have 24 ft of space available if anyone wishes to bring something along for display it will be most welcome. We are located under the starboard wing of the Hastings in the cold war hangar.
  10. Really really nice work on those engines and well done for persevering with the seam. A great inspiration. Keep it up.
  11. Not only that but with the greatest of respect, at least with the Lancaster B17, and many of the HPH kits you can see some value for money, With the best will in the world, line up a CE / Wild Hare converted phantom amongst a bunch of other Phantoms, Im not so sure.
  12. By the way, release of the atrwork for decal production has been discussed.
  13. Part 2 Sublime, Aint it? Anyhow following the presentation, both aircraft were re positioned for more photos Next In for paint will be the 493rd F15 C The markings will be similar with the exception that the rudders gun port and other detail will be blue, similarly the 494th will be yellow. Enjoy!
  14. Yesterday I had the great privilege of being present at RAF Lakenheath for the unveiling of the first of the 48th Fighter wing heritage aircraft. One aircraft from each of the based squadrons will be repainted in WW2 heritage squadron colours to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D Day, all three taking part in the flypast on 6th June in Normandy. First taxi off the rank is the scheme for the 492nd Fighter squadron the "Mad Hatters" Firstly, I must point out that the schemes have caused a little argument amongst both the based squadrons and aviation enthusiasts alike because the Hatters squadron colour is a blue tail stripe with thecatch phrase Bleed Blue So why has it been painted in red? 492 aircraft sported red tailed aircraft at the time of D Day. Likewise 493 (currently yellow) were blue and 494 (currently red) were yellow. All 3 squadrons were flying p47's at the time of the landings. Anyhow, back to the event. The existence of the repaints came completely out of the blue, one of the best kept secrets, no rumours, nothing. Also attending the reveal was the 492'd squadron marked P47 "Nellie" which was used as a backdrop behind the gathered throng of senior officers and civillian dignitaries including representatives from the Imperial War Museum. The presentation began with two short videos depicting archive footage of 48th FW Thunderbolts on operations, followed by a time lapse video of the 10 "bulldogs" (the nickname of the 48th FW corrosion prevention squadron ) at work on the repaint. Following the visuals, each of the painters received a commendation and award from the base commander from where they filed off stage left. A short while later following a further speech the paint shop doors were drawn back to reveal a stunningly painted F15 E. Words were difficult to find. The quality of the detail that has gone into this repaint is incredible. Worthy of note is the beautiful Mad Hatters logo together with the Liberty on the tail fin. The design mimics perfectly the markings worn by 48th FW aircraft during WW2. Anyway enough chat, its time for you folks to make your own mind up. On with the show! Part two follows
  15. Soz to Clarify, Typhoons in general. not the 3 sqdn special tail aircraft
  16. Dan, if you want any reference phots of the 1:1 scale, PM me iv'e got loads. Oh and +1 for the Revell kit. Cheaper and a lot more accurate.
  17. Received Shawn's DH 2 in fine order. Many thanks. I know my Hunter has landed with Mick and the Mig book with Maru, just awaiting an update on the B1 book. Thanks again for organising this great event.
  18. Erwin, that's great very imaginative The colour scheme is spot on.
  19. Brilliant work Brian, That cockpit looks amazing and the Ruhrstahls will look superb. The camouflage pattern you've chosen will add some real interest to the 335. With so few real examples ever having been produced variation is not exactly prolific, so other than basing builds on available references, builds of this subject would be a little "samey" which is why the subject lends itself so well to your "whatiffery" concept, In fact come to think of it, arnt the nightfighter models"What if''s in their own right? Keep up the good work, and Im glad your feeling so much better after your op.
  20. Thats not modelling, Its precision engineering! I think ill give up. If you think you had an idiot for a teacher, ill introduce you to mine, you wont like him.
  21. Hi Ron, In all cases, the barrels were fixed before the glazing was secured. There is plenty of wiggle room for this method of construction as I masked and painted the glazing before they went anywhere near the turret bases. On another note, the gun bodies did require drilling to secure the barrels properly.
  22. Hi Nick, Great work in progress, I built an F3 a few years ago using Meindert's F3 conversion. The Revell kit can with a little effort, as you've found, can be beaten into submission I was quite pleased with the results
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