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About BarryWilliams

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  • Birthday 03/05/1955

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    Dover, Kent UK
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    Military history, current affairs, 1/32 scale WW2 warbirds.

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  1. BarryWilliams

    Cyber Hobby 1/32 Bf109E trop

    Thanks Rob. Yes, I have been debating that wing myself. As you identified I was trying to get some 'wear' not just chipping on the wing. It looks better on the model than the 'blown up' photo. Thanks for your input. Also, yes, I did use paint masks and I use them in most of my builds for the major markings. Much more effective than decals.
  2. BarryWilliams

    1/32 Trumpeter GR7 Harrier

    Very nice build.
  3. Built OOB except for masks and seatbelts.
  4. BarryWilliams

    Royal New Zealand Air Force SBD-4 Dauntless

    I went very light on the aftermarket just the masks and rest was out of the box. This is my second 1/32 Trumpy Dauntless, the first one being built as a Banshee, see below. I am not aware of any changes between releases other than the parts needed for the version depicted. I would say just jump right in - this is an excellent kit with a Tamiya standard of fit. The painting instructions, as always with Trumpy, are a bit sparse, so I would just do some on-line research to beef up the interior painting. Built as per the instructions the kit would have the flaps (dive brakes) open but the photos of this particular aircraft showed them closed on the ground so I modified the kit to that as I was not convinced of the 'look' with them open as I depicted them in my first build. A pic of that Banshee below:
  5. BarryWilliams

    Royal New Zealand Air Force SBD-4 Dauntless

    They are the kit ones. They needed a bit of work but turned out well.
  6. 25 Squadron Espiritu Santo Island Spring 1944
  7. BarryWilliams

    FAA Corsair II

    These were MRP Paints, their MRP 114 Extra Dark Sea Grey and MRP 117 Dark Slate Grey topside with MRP 118 Sky bottom. http://mrpaint.sk/farby/lietadla/RAF
  8. BarryWilliams

    B24 Liberator in 1/32 scale...

    Their 1/48 wqas an old Monogram kit if I remember right. I cannot see them re-tooling it specially when Hobbyboss bring one out. They are more likely to do a D017 before a B17 or B24...
  9. BarryWilliams

    B24 Liberator in 1/32 scale...

    .... has been announced by Hobbyboss with two boxings. Cant wait... let’s hope they provide a wall mounting. Just have to find a wall big enough for that, the HKM Lanc and B17 and maybe at this rate a Halifax and Sunderland as well. We can hope.
  10. BarryWilliams

    FAA Corsair II

    None.... I cemented to supplied wing tips into place and when properly dry I marked the cut with some tape to guide it and razor sawed the end off. I then placed a roughtly shaped piece of clear plastic into place for the wing tip light and sanded the whole tip into shape. I bit of scribing and all was done.... It is easy enough to do.
  11. BarryWilliams

    FAA Corsair II

    Here are a few pics of my latest. Tamiya base kit with clipped wings and a few other modifications to make a FAA bird that operated on HMS Unicorn in 1944.
  12. Great job. I hope mine turns out half as good.
  13. BarryWilliams

    Wingnut Wings SE.5a

    Beautiful build, so far I have only admired pictures of these and you have certainly done it justice. One day I will try a Wingnut Wings kit, the rigging looks a bit challenging to me but these kits are so good I will certainly take one on. I hope I get a result as good as yours.
  14. BarryWilliams

    Revell's new 1/32nd scale Spitfire MkIXc

    Love your Spitty, I would recommend using paint masks instead for the major markings. They are a lot easier than decals and look so much better specially in this scale. There are plenty of options for them.