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RAF 100th Anniversay GB

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:44 PM

Just stunning LA, as I said even though you had some problems the NM looks perfect in the photos!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:02 AM

LA, excellently done. Yes

Great natural metal finish you achieved there.  Is that a pair of red maple leafs on the tail - any Canadian connection?

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:42 AM

LA, that was well worth waiting for, i love it. Really nicely finished and love the look of the NMF.

Thank you for taking part, and look forward to seing you in the Commonwealth GB.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 13, 2018 7:45 AM
Great finish LA

 

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:38 AM

And a very nice something it is there too Stik.

And here are the Lightning photos, finished at last!

The new Airfix Lightning is a good kit, a few fit issues around the cockpit and some monster ejection pins marks, but otherwise great. I caused some problems by not getting the primer coat nice and glossy, but clear sailing apart from that. The kit decals went well over the Vallejo metal coat.

Bish, again thank you for running another great GB. Although I joined later, I watched the builds with interest. Some time soonish I will get to the Commonwealth GB, so see you there...

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:14 AM

I agree Stik, somthing there is better than nothing.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:01 PM

Yeah, it's a very nice looking gunsight SP.

(Not that I'd like my tail in the middle of it).

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 11, 2018 12:36 PM

Thanks Bish. It’s from a generic 1/48 RAF/FAA set by Reheat. Great to have for those little missing details such as this. It may not be accurate, but it’s better than what was there before or nothing at all.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:45 AM

That site looks really well done Stik.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:00 PM

And the forward progress has resumed!!!!

 

Nothing too substantial, but I did get some Tamiya Gray Liquid Surface Primer airbrushed on over the PE brass that I added last.

 

 

 

More to come soon....

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, May 7, 2018 7:36 PM

Nice offer Eric.

I did the same thing and concur with your opinion. I've got my photos on their organised nicely into albums and collections too.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 7, 2018 3:16 PM

LA: Great job!!! The NM looks soooooooo good!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Monday, May 7, 2018 4:33 AM
tempestjohnny: I'm a former photobucket user. I switched to flicker which is actually pretty easy and free. If you want a walk through on the transition give me an email. rickt2@prodigy.net Eric

 

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

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:44 PM

That looks great LA, just like all the other models you display here.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:39 PM

Bish

Great finish LA, can't wait to see those final pics.

 

Ditto

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:27 AM

Great finish LA, can't wait to see those final pics.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, May 6, 2018 2:46 AM

Wow, stik, that gunsight would send me cross eyed!

So I put the wheels on the Lightning and was worried it could be an *** dragger:

But with everything installed up front it levels out well. So after a bit more work, the lightning is complete:

And I will take some good photos outside in natural light in the next couple of days for my closing post.

 

 

 

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:50 PM
Thanks, Bish, I'll take a look at the Commonwealth GB!

Prohibeo Mediocritatis

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 27, 2018 2:57 PM

Sorry Bryyn, this GB closed on the 1st April, we just have a few unfinished builds carrying on. But on Tues will start its follow up GB, aircraft of the Commonwelath which of course includes all things RAF.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/178423.aspx

Be happy to have you join in there.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by BrynnWryttur on Friday, April 27, 2018 2:10 PM

Hey!

I'm not sure how long this GB is going for and/or if it's too late to enter, but if I can I'll enter with Airfix's 1/72 Folland Gnat T.1. 

It'll give me a chance to try out a NMF for the 1st time :)

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:51 AM

Bish

That gun sight looks intricate, nicley done.

 

Yeah, nice work on the gunsight there! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1:55 AM

That gun sight looks intricate, nicley done.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 8:59 PM

Lost, your Lightning is looking very sharp! I really like that blue spine.

I added a few more PE pieces into the cockpit area of my Vampire: a brace for the armor plate at the rear and a gunsight for the front portion.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 23, 2018 8:13 PM

Gamera
Greg: Enjoy your vacation, the bench will be waiting when you get back. Have a drink with a little umbrella in it and some alligator wings for me!

Will do, Cliff. Thanks!

-Greg

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 23, 2018 11:20 AM

LA: Looks great to me!!! 

 

Greg: Enjoy your vacation, the bench will be waiting when you get back. Have a drink with a little umbrella in it and some alligator wings for me!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, April 23, 2018 10:05 AM

LA, that is looking sharp with the decals on.

Hello Greg, thanks!

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 23, 2018 9:13 AM

Just had a look and i can see what you mean.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 7:58 AM
Even the box art revs me up.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 23, 2018 4:07 AM

taxtp

Love that Lightning LA. I had a serious Lightning fixation years ago, and I think it's resurfacing. I bought the Trumpeter 1/32 F2A/F6 at a recent swap meet.

The blue is right, what did you do the NMF with ?

Cheers

Tony

 

I bet thats will be an impressive site in 32nd scale.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 3:45 AM

Love that Lightning LA. I had a serious Lightning fixation years ago, and I think it's resurfacing. I bought the Trumpeter 1/32 F2A/F6 at a recent swap meet.

The blue is right, what did you do the NMF with ?

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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