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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 09, 2019 11:31 PM

She's got legs!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 10, 2019 2:14 AM

Good to see her on her own 3 feet John, looks good.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 10, 2019 2:31 AM

Ugh.. just sprayed a filter over the bird - which I've done twice with great succuess..  this doesn't look so good..  Pics to follow - oh man I may have ruined this one :/

Pic... blah....

Hoping the flat coat brings it all together...

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:24 AM

Gettin' closer to paint! I ordered the Eduard canopy mask for this kit. Really nice to buy the right accessory and have it fit like it's supposed to. And then have enough excess to fill in the gaps.


OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:47 AM

John, based on the picture I’m not seeing any big issues with the filter.  

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:47 AM

Frank, Those masks are so helpful!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:35 PM

Mopar Madness

Frank, Those masks are so helpful!

 

Yeah, I've used other masks in the past but Eduard masks work well for me.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 2:46 PM

Bish, I’ve got a pair of Buletits I’d like for you to see.  The Sea King is done, pics coming soon, and the Ka-25 is coming along nicely so I’d like to present my next GB contribution.  I’m swerving away from military subjects and delving into some of Airfix’s more peaceful subject matter. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 14, 2019 4:20 PM

Blimey Chad, where did you dig that one up. I believe thats the original 1977 boxing. Looking forward to seeing what you do with that.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 5:51 PM

Thanks Bish.  I have some pretty strange/interesting Airfix kits in the deep crevices of the stash! 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 5:56 PM

Hello friends! I’m calling this one done. My wife has an interest in the history and lineage of the royal family so I thought I would build the helo belonging to HRH Prince William.   Such a nice kit to build and the decals were the best I’ve encountered!   Thank you for following along.  I think the first picture would be most appropriate for the front page

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:04 PM

Mopar Madness

Thanks Bish.  I have some pretty strange/interesting Airfix kits in the deep crevices of the stash! 

 

Looking at that, i can well believe you.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:11 PM

Now that is nice Chad. You have really brought out the best in the all yellow scheme, really well done. I will get that added to the front.

I did a stint in the Falklands in 2011 and the 2 Sea Kings there carried the same markings, i have a pic of one i took the previous year when i was there, i might have to grab one of those, i just need to change the tail code. Am i right in thinking that the starter set?

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:41 PM

Thank you my friend.  I would love to see one of these in person! It was the starter set.  Generally they come with a very limited number of decals but this one was pretty extensive. 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:46 PM

That yellow is striking.  Is that a rescue scheme?  Really nice job.   

EDIT:  Whoops - just saw the huge RESCUE markings... thats what happens when you move from phone to computer

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:53 PM

Mopar Madness

Thank you my friend.  I would love to see one of these in person! It was the starter set.  Generally they come with a very limited number of decals but this one was pretty extensive. 

 

I believe these later starter sets that are based on new tool kits have everything from the kit they were based on with just the extra paint and glue.

I have been lucky enough to fly in Sea Kings a few times, including these yellow ones down in the South Atlantic. I even got winched up into one, that cable looks very thin, especially when your hanging 20 feet in the air over rocks.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, June 14, 2019 6:56 PM

John, that was the peace time scheme for the RAF SAR helicopters until they were disbanded in 2016. Believe it or not, the RAF no longer has its own search and rescue capability.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 14, 2019 7:43 PM

Great look - so who does SAR for the RAF?

The BP Defiant has had a couple paint issues.   The flat coat helped a bit - but this is the second time using Alclad flat and while I like the flatness, it remains tacky for a bit and I end up with junk in the finish - a bit like the Buffalo I did.  Anyhow - getting close on this one.   Gear doors and turret and I'm pretty much done.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 8:53 PM

John, you can take a microfiber towel or even a dryer sheet and buff out the contaminants in a clearcoat. I think the Defiant is such a cool concept!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, June 14, 2019 9:42 PM

Interesting idea - I'll give that a shot.  A failure once the Germans figured out what it was, but I really like the lines of this plane.  I need a kit of the Avenger and Sturmovik.  Hey - maybe a back-seat gunner group build???

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 11:05 PM

Seriously though, not a bad idea!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, June 14, 2019 11:13 PM

Quick update on the Ka-25.  This one is definitely showing it’s age.  The clear parts have sink marks in them and there are raised panel lines and rivets everywhere!  All panel lines are currently being re-scribd and control services are being carved out to better reflect their function. The windows will most likely be replaced with epoxy or Micro Kristal Kleer.

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:50 AM

Great paint job Chad.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:18 AM

Calling this one done.  Really nice kit.  As usual, I have pleanty of mistakes but overall sure looks likes the BP Defiant.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:04 AM

modelcrazy

Great paint job Chad.

 

Thank you my friend!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:04 AM

Gosh John, I don’t see any mistakes.  She looks the business!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:45 AM

John, your Defiant looks really good. Not sure what is was about the filter coat you didn't like, but there isn't anything I don't like about the finished pics. Neat-looking aircraft.

Frank, you're moving along. Eduard canopy masks are my friends too.

Chad, I was going to use the word "striking" to describe your helicopter finish. John beat me to the punch, but darn it, it IS striking. Really nice work.

-Greg

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:41 PM

Great job on that John, come out really well. Front page is updated.

SAR is now privatly contracted out. The RAF and RN used to cover the whole of the UK doing civilian rescues, this of course help to give them experiance in peace time. So not only does this now mean tax payers money is going to a private company rather than the armed forces, it also means in time of war, we have no experianced rescure aircrew or the aircraft for them to fly. Unless Bristow are going to fly their helicopters into a war zone.

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

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:36 PM

Got a jump on the Bluetits tonight.  Loads of fit issues but these are some really fun little birds to build.  If you should come upon any of the Wildlife series kits, do yourselves a favor and snatch them up. Nothing quite like that musty old kit smell. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:10 AM

Hey Chad - I've never seen these kits before.  I ordered something similar for my wife (who sews and has done some doll-house stuff so this might interest her - if not I'd gladly build it).  Very interesting subject.  What a great chance to try some different painting skills and colors.

Thanks,

John

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