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GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
Richard,
That looks great!

K.
Thank you!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
Great work on the Fw Richard

Gaz that camo pattern looks great!
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Russell!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 06:40 AM GMT+7
I hit a bit of problem with the kit canopy - which turned out to be short shot during moulding .


Fortunately I found another 'blown' canopy in my bits box from another Airfix 190 - so major problem averted.

Also now I have the spiral on the spinner sorted - which took two attempts at hand painting to get this stage. Its not perfect - but its good enough for my eyes!


Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 09:14 PM GMT+7
HI Friends,
Spent a lot of today working with these shark mouth decals. If I had to do it all again I would have painted the cowlings held together by blue tack, and figured out how to assemble and decal with the exhaust stubs left off.

Why? I'm glad you asked. The shark mouth decals aren't pre- cut for the exhaust stubs. So, I had to guess, and ended up using paint to touch up afterwards.

Here is a smile for you:


And the reverse:


And, I got started on the underwing Balkenkreuz:


The decals are deliciously thin but sturdy and respond well to Mr. Mark Softer.

Thanks for looking!

Gary
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 09:59 PM GMT+7
Hello mates,
congrats to your choices and the already completed builds.
They came out really impressive
I'm in the final stage of deciding what to take from my Airfix stash, have to choose from Spitfire Mk XIX PR, Hawker Typhoon or a Harrier GR3 for my little Falklands theme.
See you soon here
LinusB
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 05:04 PM GMT+7
Am cracking the box on this monster



RussellE
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
Richard your Fw is looking great! Good find on the canopy!

Gary your Stuka looks amazing! And what a great smile!

Linus that sure is a monster of a kit! Warreni did a blog of it over on the Automodeller site which you may find to be a handy reference.

I'm gonna be chiming in with this little gem: Airfix's 1/72 Typhoon, A02041!


I was watching Battle of Britain a few nights ago and was sorely tempted to do a Hurricane or Spitfire, but the Typhoon won in the end.

I've got a set of Eduard masks on order, but that will be the only AM I will use.

Hopefully I can finish the by the deadline!
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:16 AM GMT+7
Linus,
Can't wait to see how that car comes out!

Russell,
Thank you! Looking forward to your Tiffie. At such a small scale, I can't imagine much AM would be easy to see bar masks.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:21 PM GMT+7
Finished with the decals.









Cheers!

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 02:42 PM GMT+7
Can anyone advise me how to dechrome the Airfix Bentley parts? This stuff should be used on fallout shelters. I have tried oven cleaner and dipped it in caustic soda but it doesn't shift.
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM GMT+7
Gary those decals have settled on great!

Linus there's a great run down on Wikihow
on removing Chrome.

Looks like method 2 with the hydrochloric acid might be your ticket.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 09:51 PM GMT+7
They're very nice decals, Russ. Thin enough to lay down well, but thick enough to give you some play/fumble time. I'm gonna see what else they have next time I need decals for a kit.

Cheers,

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:06 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

They're very nice decals, Russ. Thin enough to lay down well, but thick enough to give you some play/fumble time. I'm gonna see what else they have next time I need decals for a kit.

Cheers,

Gaz



who were the decals by, Gaz?
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 11:04 AM GMT+7
They are by NG Models, Russ.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Thanks Gaz

Started cutting plastic last night on the Typhoon-hope to get to the paint shop soon and get some pics up.
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Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 09:23 PM GMT+7
Well, I've got this kit as far as my skill level is able to take it -so here are some pictures of the finished model:


I really enjoy these Airfix kits - but the new Humbrol Luftwaffe colours remain a compete nightmare (hence the use of Extracolor paints, which couldn't be nicer to use!)

Cheers for now
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 03:31 AM GMT+7
Some pictures that show the colours better (now that I have some improved light to shoot with!)

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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 08:11 AM GMT+7
Well done, Richard!
I like your 190!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
congrats on your Fw190 Richard!

Very nice!
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:21 AM GMT+7
Gary, nice job on the Ju87.

Richard, even in 1/72 your Fw190 looks good to these tired old eyes.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:26 PM GMT+7
Thanks for your comments guys! Much appreciated.
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:46 AM GMT+7
I haven't forgotten this one. I got the turret masked and painted the green on the frames. I was hoping to figure out how to install the turret glass after assembly and painting, but it's an integral of how it mounts, so it has to go in first....
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 05:47 PM GMT+7
Actually followed the suggestion manual for once.

Filled Ejector pins on Airfix 1/72 TBM-3.