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  1. Hi everyone, Peter at Airscale kindly sent me a sample of his brand new Cockpit upgrade set for the forthcoming Airfix 1/24 Hellcat kit. It's a real beauty of a set!! I've put together a video review on my channel, go take a look... Enjoy!!
  2. I feel for you Jeff.. I was at this stage with my Nan many years ago. She would whisper in my ear "That bloody Nigel has been round here and stolen all my tools from the shed and borrowed £500 which I'll never get back". Yeah, I'm Nige!! As you say, the brain plays some funny tricks, but I'm sure, deep down inside your Mom is very happy to see you and appreciates your company.
  3. Hi all, For those that havent seen this over on LSP, I thought I'd put this up here. Alistair of Aerocraft has sent me this message last night, just to make everyone aware of who is doing the work on the Turrets and why it's taking a while. I am 100% confident that these Turrets will come to fruition as I have seen the initial mouldings and, shall we say, the less successful mouldings and rest assured, Alistair is committed to getting these parts out there for you to add to your model. Note that this update will not only cure the seam removal, but it will also correct the shape, the framing of all three turrets and positiion the guns correctly. As soon as there is more information available it will be posted here.. as this is no longer a secret. Hi Guys I have and I am still working on some replacement turrets for the Hobby Boss B-24 Liberator. These are proving to be a lot more difficult than would first appear, and I have already done and discarded a few basic masters already. It is not only just how to make the master but then and or also how to cast it. I need to get the master good, and figure the assembly of it all to enable the clear domes to be cast and then how to integrate the, gun slots and the 'bulged' metal sections as separate parts. Before anybody asks yes I do have the Hasegawa / Eduard 1/72 scale kits and am trying to use those as a basic design pattern, BUT it is a lot more tricky when upscaling it all and designing it all to work with silicone moulds and resin. Over the past few months I have spent quite a lot on reference materials including kits and books, casting materials, and have just sent sketches to be drawn in 3d for some parts that I will get printed, some are only sections to help me do casting. As with all of this there is a lot of trial and error, and once I have the basic 'shells' correct I will have to look and see what will need revising for the interior parts to work. There is a strong possibility that the interior parts will need changing. So far with my investigation the front turret requires the most changes the top and the rear less so but changes are needed. As many of you know there are variations on the turrets but first of all I will be working to represent the Emerson nose turret, the Consair rear turret and the Martin top turret. At this stage I cannot and will not be able to provide a time scale and or price, but the sooner the better for me, but I am only human and I need to complete the two projects mentioned below and the turrets are going to take some time to get them correct. Although I will try my best there could be hurdles along the way, and I am not easily beaten BUT, it needs to work for me and work for the customers. Non LSP information, but just to keep those interested in the loop 1/48 Hunter T.7 masters are progressing well, decals are currently being drawn for the first two box options, there will be a few releases of this set in a few different guises. I hope to have some pictures and more information up in the next two weeks. I need to get back to the high altitude 1/72 Wellington, but I can say that I and Franta of DK Decals have been working together on the project and I can tell you that he has already drawn three schemes all quite different, that will be placed on a various decal sheet in the near future. The other tricky part is the clear resin, to keep that part short and simple I have been testing and working with some new clear, and it is yielding varied results but I am getting better with it and I really need a break through with it as ALL of the above projects require it to work. Also once clear works well I can hopefully get the P-51 canopies out, well I am re-working the masters for those as well... they may come out sooner than the B-24 stuff...... So please be patient but for now you know what I am working on, however I hasten to add this is all in my 'spare' time after the day job............ cheers Ali
  4. So sorry to hear Jeff.. I feel for you and his family. I recently lost my neighbour Marc. Never drank, never smoked, looked like a body builder and was a really nice genuine bloke. The big C got him at only 45. Take it staedy Jeff and keep on trucking Doug..
  5. Nice!! I keep getting asked to build this on my channel. I wasn't aware the kit had issues. What's wrong with it James?
  6. In a word, No. I have one book, mentioned before and Google.
  7. That's one for you to judge Ron. Mine are too long as they are not fully trimmed down. Look at some pics and cut them so they "look right" to your eye. I would also add, I used .15 and .33 because it's what I had, these sizes arent set in stone.
  8. I think we are talking weeks rather than months..
  9. Ron, I will not comment on the Ebay turrets but I will say there are resin replacements on the way. I've been approached by someone out there who is currently working on corrected and seamless clear resin parts to replace the kit parts. As we all know, the guns are too close together and the cheeks are all wrong on the nose turret, the framing on the top turret is incorrect and there are issues with the rear turret shape too I believe? This will all be corrected as far as I know? Watch this space, my YT channel and keep your ear to the ground.....
  10. As this is a tweaks thread, I thought I'd post this little picture here... It is the Airscale IP upgrade set.. More detail over on my build thread.
  11. Hey guys, me again... I just finished assembling the Airscale IP upgrade set, and what a beautiful set it is... Here are the three panels you get in the set, as well as the IP. Note the added toggle switches and fuel taps. The engineers panel looks lovely in my opinion.. The IP is a thing of beauty.. I put together a couple of videos about how I got on with the set.. Go get a beer and enjoy.. Here's part 1 Here's Part 2
  12. That forum has been toxic for a looong time. Much friendlier over here. Just my 2p...
  13. I think we are back to MkX city yes Ernie...
  14. Sorry mate.. there I go again, assuming everyone would know what I'm talking about... (All pics used are for reference only. No copyright infringement intended) I'll start by showing you the kit parts, which appear to depict this.. Note ejector pin marks on face of backrest!! Now, a BI/III would have had a seat like this.. surely? The backrest was simply a strap which was attached between the pilots seat and starboard inner fuselage wall... And would look like this when stowed So guys, it looks like we need to do even MORE scratchbuilding...
  15. Has anyone noticed the engineers seat in the kit? It looks nothing like the original B,1 seat but does pretty much look like the seat in Just Jane? Does anyone know whats going on here.. is the seat right or wrong in the kit??
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