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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:33 PM

armornut

And there you have it the full extent of my knowledge on the RAFTongue Tied oh well, still gonna be great to be part of this GB. Thanks Bish.Smile

 

Well, i did cheat. I was curious to see what the Wyvern looked like Embarrassed And still gonna be a pleasure to have you on board.

Theres always the FAA GB for the Wyvern.

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On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by iSteve on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:27 PM

Bish

I have not got to build any opf the new Airfix kits yet, but they do seemed to have upped their game a lot from the old days.

I've built the Hurricane I and Spitfire Vb, and am in the midst of the BF-109E and the fit on these is fantastic; the detail on the Hurricane and Spitfire Vb in 1/48 are second to none.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:23 PM

I have a few of their newer 72nd kits, and they all look nice. Need to try and get one onto the bench.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, March 24, 2017 1:44 PM

I keep looking at my Beaufighter. I really want to get this one going.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 24, 2017 2:12 PM

Only a week to go BK, so just hang in there.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 24, 2017 4:38 PM

Yep, I'm looking forward to this one too. I pulled the box out last night and looked through the instructions and which camo/version I'm going with.

I need to check my paint stock. Hmm

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:28 PM

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 27, 2017 2:08 AM

Sounds interesting with that resin in there,did the PE come with it as well. Thanks for posting that pic, i was curious as to what the box looked like havinbg not heard of them before.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, March 27, 2017 5:41 AM

Hey Bish, I have re boxed the B-17, it is just a horrible kit :-(

I have to see what else I have or can get to build that will fit the GB

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 27, 2017 6:01 AM

No worries Theuns. Isn't that the old Monogram kit? I didn't think it was that bad, though was over 30 years ago when i built it. Let me know what you come up with.

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 27, 2017 6:16 AM

Bish I'd like to join in this one. I've got the 1/32 Mk Vb Spitfire from Hasegawa. I also have the Airfix 1/48 Hurricane that I've started on already. I've got cockpit assembled but the fuselage halves aren't together. Is it too far along to build for this one?

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 27, 2017 6:20 AM

Andy, great to have you on board. And the Hurricane sounds fine. Not to sure about the Spit though, but i reckon i can make an exception for you Wink

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, March 27, 2017 9:12 AM

Yes Bish, it is the old monogram kit, the fit is just to bad and with the raised pannel detail it is a nightmare :-(

 

Theuns

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Posted by armornut on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:26 PM

Yes sir PE came with it, what you see is the oil cooler screen front and back. The resin parts came with it as well and are very crisp. Hope I can do it justice. Gonna be fun.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:45 AM
Only 2 days to go

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Friday, March 31, 2017 3:59 AM

I think I'm finally got to be liberated from a nasty model ship and a nasty real world. Sign me up for a Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter. (Does it need RAF markings? It did good service in the Med, but it was the best attack plane the Aussies and the NZ had in the Pacific.) I've got one of the Spitfires to back it up if need be. Maybe a Airfix Hurricane. Barring the "big one" I'll get you one at least.

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:09 AM

EBergerud

I think I'm finally got to be liberated from a nasty model ship and a nasty real world. Sign me up for a Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter. (Does it need RAF markings? It did good service in the Med, but it was the best attack plane the Aussies and the NZ had in the Pacific.) I've got one of the Spitfires to back it up if need be. Maybe a Airfix Hurricane. Barring the "big one" I'll get you one at least.

 

Ye, it will need to be in RAF markings, but this can include any of the Aussie or NZ Squardrons that served with the RAF. Not sure if any of these were in the far East, but if your not sure, let me know the Sq number and i will have a look.

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:29 PM

Since I don't see a Mossy on the front page, I'll stick my nose in with the old Monogram 1/48 kit.  Can be done as an all black night fighter, so that will be a different bird than most.

And since it isn't a Spit, won't tend to irritate our hostBow DownBig Smile

Won't get a start on it till August or so though.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:47 PM

Can't have an RAF build without a Mossy can we. Nice one GH, glad to have you on board.

We have a nice selection of subjects in this, from the ones you would expect to the ones not often seen. Thanks all. Only a few hours and we kick off, 00:01 GMT. I hope to be starting in a few days once i finish off my 162 trio.

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Posted by ExtremeTeam on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:44 PM

If you will have me, I will throw a 1/72 Airfix Whitley Mk.V into the ring. 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 31, 2017 5:38 PM

Indeed we will, welcome aboard. Another interesting subject and good to see Airfix well represented.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 31, 2017 6:34 PM

Shame on me but I don't believe I have any other RAF kits besides the Spit. I need to look though the stash to make sure.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 31, 2017 7:03 PM

Chocks away chaps. Its time to get those spiffing builds under way.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 31, 2017 7:04 PM

modelcrazy

Shame on me but I don't believe I have any other RAF kits besides the Spit. I need to look though the stash to make sure.

 

Shame indeed. Big Smile

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, March 31, 2017 10:38 PM

modelcrazy

Shame on me but I don't believe I have any other RAF kits besides the Spit. I need to look though the stash to make sure.

 

Another option would be to take a different angle, such as an American built aircraft that flew in RAF colours.  A few that come to mind are Mustangs, Thunderbolts, and Aircobras. 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:59 PM

I don't have any more RAF kits. I do have a couple of Thunderbolts and an Italian Tornado.

I'll might check for T-Bolt RAF decals and I don’t know if the Italian Tornado is different from the RAF Tornado but I can check.

Steve

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:11 AM

Ready to start.  Here are the sprues for the Airfix Hampden.  Lots of pieces.  On-line reviews say it goes together pretty well for an elderly kit.

Plenty of mold seams, flash and ejection marks to deal with before I can get to paint and assembly.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:08 AM

checkmateking02

Ready to start.  Here are the sprues for the Airfix Hampden.  Lots of pieces.  On-line reviews say it goes together pretty well for an elderly kit.

Plenty of mold seams, flash and ejection marks to deal with before I can get to paint and assembly.

 

But it is a cool looking suitcase

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 1, 2017 11:52 AM

Very true, tj.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 1, 2017 4:20 PM

checkmateking02

Ready to start.  Here are the sprues for the Airfix Hampden.  Lots of pieces.  On-line reviews say it goes together pretty well for an elderly kit.

Plenty of mold seams, flash and ejection marks to deal with before I can get to paint and assembly.

 

Nice looking pile of plastic you got there check. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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