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  1. A friend of mine said he had a kit from either Hasegawa or Revell in 1/32 that had french markings for indochina in the box. I think it may have been the oscar but i may be wrong. Anyone got any idea which kit it mayhave been please?
  2. What a coincidence this has appeared. Im building Tamiyas p-38 at the mo as miss Virginia , and i built the fuselage on my betty. That little bit of film was beautiful. Great music.
  3. Thanks guys. my mind is starting to wander back to lsps now!
  4. This lockdown situation gave me a little more time to do some modelling. I have given up on 1/32 and 1/24 i think. I keep buying them , then loads of aftermarket , starting them , getting bored with them and selling them on. Time for a change. I want to build good quality models , that actually fit on a shelf. I will not be using aftermarket if i can help it. I have been getting more into the Pacific Theatre and so have decided to go with planes from that. I will be sticking to Accurate miniatures or italeri , Tamiya and Hasegawa. I really dont have the patience for poor fitting kits anymore. This kit has really bought the fun back into modelling. Beautifully detailed and easy to build. I have a great time just building from the box. The problem is i think i need the rest of the F4U line now! Apologies for pics i took them on my Iphone
  5. They look great.I would have a hard time choosing between schemes!
  6. Excellent , thanks Jennings
  7. In an interview i read McCampbell said that he usually carried either rockets or bombs when he flew. Does this mean Minsi would have had the bomb racks fitted all the time or would they be removed if rockets were fitted? Apologies if this is a simple question , but im not that clued up on aircraft weaponary. Ta
  8. Great. Thanks for sharing.Like most of us i have a real soft spot for monogram.
  9. Duxford. Its bigger and as others have said its a live museum , theres always something going on. I still really like Hendon. We went recently and they have improved the lighting , which makes it a different place IMO , much better than it was. Shame they took the battle of Britain display away though. Having said that , all of the planes that were in that hall are now in another hall so you can see them much more clearly.Wellington is now at Cosford.
  10. Excellent , thanks Guys
  11. They always make great trailers. I really must go this year , i havent been for a couple of them.
  12. Thanks Dave , thats great.
  13. Is this the right part or am i getting confused? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GMAC3201-1-32-SCALE-P40-EXTENDED-TAIL-HASEGAWA-P40-KIT-AFTER-MARKET/223253968161?hash=item33faf93521%3Ag%3Ao74AAMXQNo5Tanoz&_trkparms=pageci%3Abf2f7395-49ce-11ea-b3d6-74dbd180b048|parentrq%3A20aec94e1700a4b7fcb5306dffe7cd00|iid%3A1
  14. How easy is it to convert the Hasegawa 1/32 P-40E to an M model? Just extended tail and the 2 intakes in front of the exhausts?
  15. Has anyone fitted underwing rockets to their Tamiya Mosquito yet? If so what did you use please?
  16. Looking Fantastic. I am just building the very same kit and i was wondering if i should paint the carbs and engine bearers? Can they bee seen through the UC bays do you think?
  17. Oh yeah in the past , about four kits in one stomping. It was incredibly satisfying!
  18. OK people , change of plan. I have been feeling that the fun has been disappearing from my modelling. I think the main reason is obsessing over details. This normally means hours spent on extra detail , that to be honest nobody other than me is going to see , or i the case of some areas not even see. With that in mind i have decided to start a new kit. and only use whats in the box. If its the wrong shape , or appears to need more details added....tough luck , straight from the box rubber tyres and all! Let the fun begin Right new kit
  19. Well i sold the ammunition chutes on as i had an offer i could not refuse. That aloowed me to buy metal undercarriage and metal rads. Cockpit is making progress. Im hoping to do alot more this weekend.
  20. Heres the one i did that i later sold for little havens charity https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=2616
  21. This has to be one of my favourite kits. I have built quite a few. After we lost our little Daughter i built one and sold it for charity , along with an airfix 1/24 spitfire , so i have a very soft spot for it. Both are on this site. This one came courtesy of a facebook auction group and it came with Paragon , UC set , exhaust set , and ammo belts. It also came with Radus belts , airscale instruments , brass gun barrels , fasteners and grils , and Barracuda Wheels , and for a fantastic price. I have just added to it with eduard interior and instrument panel , with plans to add the metal legs from SAC and radiator from Eduard. I have the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito so i can use that as referrence to scratchbuild some details too. This will be my own most detailed one so far. Im very much looking forward to the journey. I like the Tamiya 1/32 mosquito , its exquiset , but to me the Airfix one is a bigger challenge and it has more "soul". Stay tuned , this will be a long one....
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