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  1. Nice change of pace Peter! I can also recommend the movie as I think both main characters are well portrayed. I must admit to having eyed this to add to my limited stash of modern vehicle, being the recent Tamiya Ford GT issue. I will be following with interest. Regards, Kent
  2. Nice work on the cockpit components Phil, I like the additional wiring in the front/back of the IP. Regards, Kent
  3. Rob, If you need plans let me know and I will email you a set. Just PM me your email. Kent
  4. Rob This was my first attempt at riveting as a full project. There are some errors here and there, but overall it came out well. Preparation is the key to success methinks. The actual act of applying the rivets is simple. The measuring and drawing on the lines in pencil just needs patience. I think it is the mental jump that is the hardest part! Having looked at the Phantom stencils, you have patience in spades! Best of luck, Kent
  5. Classic stuff Rob! Very intense watching all the work that went into the paint and stencils. I do like the comment about F1 mechanics! You should be justifiably proud of adding this one to your cabinet. Regards, Kent
  6. Thanks Rob, I would have to say yes to the riveting. Cannot really be seen in iPhone photos but IRL it is certainly visible and subtle enough to make a pleasing difference. Regards, Kent
  7. Aaaand I’m spent! Many thanks to those that have followed along this little journey. Finished off the build with Eziline antennas. I used 0.06mm brass tube as connectors/insulators and painted them light grey. The gunsight PE was added and more Eziline for the rigging between fuselage and upper wing. A couple of small glue spots were covered with Dullcote, the light earth pigment stains removed on the lower wings and those bombs aligned. Last item was the prop and calling it done. Regards and thanks again, Kent
  8. Closer to the finish. I added the bombs, fuel tank and associated fixings. The windscreen is on and some fiddly gunsight PE added with a tad to go. I wanted a very sparse weathering finish and used some AK European Earth around the undersides and Smoke pigments as an exhaust stain. Not sure I like it. Your thoughts? Maybe some delicate oil.fuel stains? The cockpit masking is off and the pilot doors added. I was going to use the Eduard PE ones but I like the kit ones better. Bombs are Eduard Brassin. I broke some of the sway braces off in handling and had to rebuild a couple. I hope to have this into the cabinet for the weekend. Regards, Kent
  9. Thanks Gaz, I did the art cover up for FB and nowI cannot undo it! Well I probably can but don’t know how! Regards, Kent
  10. Welcome back and many thanks for the great feedback! Well progress has been tempered by lack of mojo for this build and concentrating on getting the Ju87 to a good point. However, back to the HS 123! The build has now been washed (AK enamel panel line washes) and flat coated (Testors Dullcote) and approaches the final stretch. I have removed the masking from the cockpit area and have some minor touch ups. A few extraneous parts to go, minor rigging and final assembly. It will get some restrained weathering, mainly around the lower areas, as these were fairly new birds but still operated from rough landing strips. Regards,
  11. Glad to see you have kept yourself busy! I can only echo all of the above, great composition, colours and build. Well done matey. Kent
  12. I got a bit sidetracked with another project (first time you’ve heard that right?). The Hs123 is ready for washes, just going to pause it for a while longer to get over the hump on this Airfix Ju87B-1 for an upcoming club contest.
  13. The cowling is on but not without a small struggle (self induced). To fit the cowling you will need to sand the tops of the cylinder heads slightly to allow them to seat into the cowling bumps. It was a case of sand test fit, finagle, sand some more. I got most of the cowlings with a snug fit but a couple remained a little gappy. The end result here is not bad but better than V1.0!
  14. Guilty of possessing the ICM A4; A5 and SH C4 and D2/4 so I have just enough the start!
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