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  1. That looks absolutely great, I was fascinated by the BEF and always wanted to build kits from that period, however I started a Bronco A13 in 2012 and failed miserably to complete it, I haven't gone back to AFV modelling since. Cheers Dennis
  2. Nice one, I can remember fighting through a couple of Maquette Valentines, many moons ago, I suspect that Tamiya did a better job ! Cheers Dennis
  3. Scary stuff, I worked in oil refineries my whole life and the idea of being in one during a bombing raid is horrifying, the several fires that I have seen over the years were scary enough but are nothing compared to what you are describing. Cheers Dennis
  4. That looks great, I bought the kit hoping that someone would bring out a Mk. III conversion so I may follow your path. Cheers Dennis
  5. For my building plans for 2016 I decided that I wanted something simple and easy to build so I decided to build three Spitfires, two Hobbyboss Spitfires (Mk Vb and Mk V Trop) and the Revell Mk I/II. Cheap and cheerful kits that would not tax my brain too much, first up was the Hobbyboss kits which despite their perceived faults are well engineered and easy to build. Armed with the late Edgar Brook's list of faults I set about them, helped by a few after market detail parts: Quickboost exhausts Barracuda: Cockpit detailing parts, mainwheels, seat and back armour, cockpit entry door. Exito: Tail planes and prop HPH: canopy and tailplanes for the Vb Trop. Yahu: Instrument panels. RB productions: seat belts. Montex: Paint Masks AML: Camouflage paint masks. GMF: Prop Paints used were Humbrol for details, Xtracolour for the main painting and Colourcoats for the markings. Unusually for me I decided that I was going to build all three Spitfires as US operated examples. Interestingly I found the Vb Trop a harder build that the Vb which is mad as they are the same kit, this could explain why opinions on kits can vary so much So on with the photos, all mistakes and bodges are down to me. Cheers Dennis
  6. Nice work, those Revell kits do seem to scrub up well. Cheers Dennis
  7. Beautiful job, the figure really adds to it. Cheers Dennis
  8. At long last a 1/32 scale Whirlwind, SH have found the key to my wallet. Cheers Dennis
  9. Great work, the finish is superb Cheers Dennis
  10. Great news, I used to love seeing (and hearing) the Broughton Mossie flying around the local area. Cheers Dennis
  11. Nice work, I have a soft spot for SEAC schemes and that is perfect. Cheers Dennis
  12. That looks great, we could do with more WW2 Soviet subjects, hope this is the first of many. Cheers Dennis
  13. The IId is very tempting, but with all three kits released already in the stash and 2 PCM Mk.I's (one rag wing and one metal) in the stash as well, I may just have enough Hurricanes, but the IId does look really good in SEAC colours and markings........... Cheers Dennis
  14. A great review, thanks for that, it seems that SH have got it right by waiting until they have all their little ducks in a row, no matter how frustrating it has been for us very impatient modellers, my kit is sitting on the shelf behind me beckoning me to start it, but with three kits on the go at the moment it will have to wait a while. Chers Dennis
  15. Nice one, just shows that the old ones can scrub up nice. Cheers Dennis
  16. I've just used it on my 1/32 Hobbyboss SpitfireVb Trop to mask off the undersides and mask off the camouflage pattern, it's pretty good for re scribing as well. Cheers Dennis
  17. And completing the trilogy Just waiting for the IId Cheers Dennis
  18. Nice review, It's nice to see that it is well thought of as I have one sitting on the shelf behind me ! Cheers Dennis
  19. This is the Hasegawa kit with the new wings with recessed panel lines, though the Revell boxing is more common. Cheers Dennis
  20. I have been dying to buy some more kits but nothing really springs out at me, I only build WW2 subjects and being limited for space means that the bigger kits are not an option. The FLY Hurricanes were an added bonus, roll on the Sea Hurricane I say. The one kit that has eluded me was the Tamiya Mosquito which at over £100 was too rich for me, so when the boss (wife) and I got to the Cosford show this year I said to her that I would only buy one if it was £100 or less, and lo and behold we walked into the first hanger and there on a stand was a Tamiya Mosquito for £100, so I had to take it home. Cheers Dennis
  21. They are nice kits, I've used them as base kits for conversions to Mk.VIII (Paragon), Mk XII (Paragon) and Mk. XIV (Warbirds), as long as you don't mind some re scribing and extra detailing they come out well. Cheers Dennis
  22. Looking forward to this one Cheers Dennis
  23. That's a great job whether it took a week or a year, as it was a week then it's even better. Cheers Dennis
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