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Updated: November 2, 2011
2. November 2011, 02:19 Share
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Bill Gilman Thanks. As I remember, the resin cockpit was a bit longer than the kit cockpit, and I had to remove the area for the front instrument panel coaming from the kit's fuselage. The resin pit also had to be sanded a lot as it was also too wide for the Revell fuselage. I also sanded down the kit's fuselage sidewalls. I then had to do some tricks with the resin sidewalls. There are some photos and an explanation in the build thread that I posted above. Cheers, Bill
7. January, 04:31
Saeed Jamali thanks a million dear Bill
7. January, 05:00
Neal Oh my. That is Phantastic. I've been eyeing these Phinal Phantoms, but I'm holding out for the 301SQ kit. If there ever is one.
7. January, 05:02
Igor Chanak That's great!
7. January, 15:20
Oleg Smilyk Looking very nice,japans anniversary bird are great!
7. January, 16:21
David Deavall Very nice indeed
1. February, 16:47
Bill Gilman Thanks mates! This aircraft has one of the best anniversary schemes ever! I'll have to do a few more JASDF birds so she has company.
1. February, 20:54
Treehugger I don't normally like flashy paints schemes, but this one looks very nice I think. A good mix of white red and blue.
1. February, 21:29
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1:72 Victor B Mk.2 (BS) (Eduard BIG72122)
 
Victor B Mk.2 (BS) Airfix
Eduard 1:72
BIG72122
2017 | New tool
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1:72 F-14A Tomcat (Eduard 73234)
 
F-14A Tomcat for Hasegawa
Eduard 1:72
73234
2005 | New tool
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January 9, 2020

Bill Gilman added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 8, 2020
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Bill Gilman Hi mates. The Javelin T.3 is finished, and I've uploaded many more photos. I think the old gal cleaned up pretty good. What do you guys and gals think? Cheers, Bill
8. January, 21:27
Matthew A Lovely job looks like a new tool Airfix
8. January, 21:32
Stefan Schacht well done
8. January, 22:35
Benoit Mathier That's a masters job. Airfix can have a look at it how it should be done now ;)
9. January, 07:35
Oleg Bogolei Very impressive!
9. January, 08:05
Łukasz Gliński Awesome finish! Looking forawrd to seeing your FAW.9
9. January, 09:46
Neuling Very clean work!
9. January, 19:00
Bill Gilman Thanks mates! The FAW.9 will follow shortly (I need to take a break from all that scribing!). My next project will be the CMR 1:72 Blackburn Firebrand TF.5. Cheers, Bill
9. January, 19:37

January 8, 2020

Bill Gilman and Andy Ball are now mates.
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January 7, 2020

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 USN F-14A (Academy 12563)
 
USN F-14A VF-143 "Pukin Dogs"
Academy 1:72
12563
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 VF-154 Black Knights (AOA decals 48-015)
 
VF-154 Black Knights USN F-4J Phantoms in the Vietnam War & the Cold War
AOA decals 1:48
48-015
2019 | New tool
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Completed
1:72 F-4F Phantom II (Revell 04615)1:72 F-4F/RF-4E F.O.D. (Eduard 72446)2+
 
18. October 2011, 03:09 Share
Bill Gilman Hi Michael,

My build thread is at:

britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=77880

The conversion is not difficult. You need to add two blisters at the top of the vertical tail, change the wing tips to non-slatted but with the RWR sensors, and add slotted horizontal stabilizers. Plus a bunch of antennae.

Cheers,
Bill
19. October 2011, 01:18
Roderick Agius very nice kit bill :)
21. September 2013, 06:58
Saeed Jamali very welll job ... well done .... how u fit aires cockpit set in the kit , its biger than original kit cockpit , for me it doesnt fit :( , how do u do that man
4. January, 22:40
Bill Gilman Thanks. I sanded it down until it fit and made some other modifications. There are photos and an explanation in the build thread posted above.
7. January, 04:23
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1:72 F/A-18C Hornet (Hasegawa 00768)
 
F/A-18C Hornet 'Chippy Ho 2004'
Hasegawa 1:72
00768
2005 | Changed decals
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January 2, 2020

Bill Gilman and Vels Velsov are now mates.
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December 4, 2019

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1:72 F-4 E/F Phantom cockpit set (SBS Model 72004)
 
F-4 E/F Phantom cockpit set for Revell kit
SBS Model 1:72
72004
201x | New tool
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November 19, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 North American B-25C/D Mitchell (Airfix A06015)
 
North American B-25C/D Mitchell
Airfix 1:72
A06015
2018 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 North American B-25B, C & D (Iliad Design 72019)
 
North American B-25B, C & D
Iliad Design 1:72
72019
2018 | New tool
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1:144 F-5E/N Tiger II (Platz FC-13)
 
F-5E/N Tiger II
Platz 1:144
FC-13
2019 | Changed decals
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Shafrir 2 (Eduard 648467)
 
Shafrir 2
Eduard 1:48
648467
2019 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 OKB Chelomey 16KhA "PRIBOY" (Brengun BRP72035)
Soviet winged, puls-jet powered missile/target
OKB Chelomey 16KhA "PRIBOY"
Brengun 1:72
BRP72035
2019 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Fuji T-1B (Platz AC-22)
JASDF
Fuji T-1B
Platz 1:72
AC-22
2018 | New tool
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IPMS USA
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:32 Fieseler Fi-103 / V-1 (Special Hobby SH32078)
 
Fieseler Fi-103 / V-1 Hi-Tech
Special Hobby 1:32
SH32078
2019 | Changed parts
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November 15, 2019

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1:72 Mitsubishi A7M1 Reppu Sam (FineMolds FP20)
 
Mitsubishi A7M1 Reppu Sam
FineMolds 1:72
FP20
199x | New tool
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15. November 2019, 18:42 Share

October 11, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 V-156-B1 "CHESAPEAKE" (Academy 12330)
 
V-156-B1 "CHESAPEAKE"
Academy 1:48
12330
2019 | Changed decals
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Cybermodeler
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September 25, 2019

Bill Gilman added a new article to his personal gallery:
Hyperscale
F-111B Conversion 1:72
F-111B Conversion
Hasegawa 1:72

by Bill Gilman on Hyperscale

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24. September 2019, 12:36 Share
Martin o been planning this for a while so your article is a nice reference. also feel a little less confident now as your result will be tough to match :)
24. September 2019, 12:46
Bill Gilman Hi Martin, the entire build was documented in these articles:

https://britmodeller.com/for..dynamics-f-111b-beta-tomcat/

https://britmodeller.com/for..s-f-111b-beta-tomcat-part-2/

I hope these will be helpful in your project! Cheers, Bill
24. September 2019, 12:51
Martin o That is incredible! I was dreading all the research I would have to do for this and here it is all done! thanks
24. September 2019, 13:39
Bill Gilman Glad to be of some help. Cheers, Bill
25. September 2019, 19:52
Sergej I Bill, thanks for sharing. Also one of my future projects. :)
25. September 2019, 20:09

September 24, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Mig-21MF early cockpit (Eduard 672179)
 
Mig-21MF early cockpit
Eduard 1:72
672179
2018 | Changed parts
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Bill Gilman added Hataka Hobby to his list of favorite colors
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Bill Gilman added MR.Paint to his list of favorite colors
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:72 Fokker F27 Friendship (Italeri 1430)
 
Fokker F27 Friendship
Italeri 1:72
1430
2019 | Changed decals
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September 23, 2019

Bill Gilman added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 12, 2019
3. August 2018, 19:29 Share
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Roland Sachsenhofer Such a beauty! More than well deserved!
18. September 2019, 05:22
Bart Goesaert Well deserved...
18. September 2019, 08:47
Holger Kranich 3x? Deserved deserved!
18. September 2019, 08:58
Bryn Crandell Congrats on the sweep. Well deserved for all of the hours and detail that went into this spectacular bird.
18. September 2019, 11:58
Roberto Rocat Congrats for ROCON, well deserved!
19. September 2019, 12:00
Jean-Michel Tilquin Congrats, well deserved!
21. September 2019, 06:00
Bill Gilman Thanks everyone! I was very happy to have you all along for the build. :)
22. September 2019, 22:20
Clifford Keesler How did I miss this one? Beautiful Spit. Bill.
23. September 2019, 00:57

September 15, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Nakajima Ki44-II Type 2 Fighter Shoki (Tojo) (Hasegawa 00291)
 
Nakajima Ki44-II Type 2 Fighter Shoki (Tojo) '70th Flight Regiment'
Hasegawa 1:72
00291
2002 | Changed decals
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1:72 Mitsubishi Ki46 'Dinah' (LS 1)
Japanese Army Type 100-2
Mitsubishi Ki46 'Dinah'
LS 1:72
1 (1014)
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1:72 F-94C Starfire (Late) (EMHAR EM3004)
Lockheed
F-94C Starfire (Late)
EMHAR 1:72
EM3004
1993 | Changed parts
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15. September 2019, 23:38 Share

September 12, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Marcel Bloch MB.151C.1. (Dora Wings DW48017)
 
Marcel Bloch MB.151C.1.
Dora Wings 1:48
DW48017
2019 | New tool
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Hispano HA-1109/1112 K.1L Tripala (SBS Model 48060)
 
Hispano HA-1109/1112 K.1L Tripala conversion set for Tamiya kit
SBS Model 1:48
48060
2019 | New tool
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September 11, 2019

Bill Gilman marked this item as tradeable/sellable
11. September 2019, 18:23 Share
Bill Gilman completed this item
1:72 F-104 Pitot Tube Set (HobbyDecal 72014M1)
 
F-104 Pitot Tube Set
HobbyDecal 1:72
72014M1
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Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:32 Lancaster Resin Main Wheels Smooth Tread (Barracuda Studios BR32409)
 
Lancaster Resin Main Wheels Smooth Tread
Barracuda Studios 1:32
BR32409
2019 | New tool
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Cybermodeler
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11. September 2019, 13:59 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Russian Weapon Loading Cart (Kitty Hawk KH80161)
 
Russian Weapon Loading Cart
Kitty Hawk 1:48
KH80161
2019 | New tool
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Cybermodeler
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September 9, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Piaggio-Pegna PC.7 (AMP 48011)
 
Piaggio-Pegna PC.7 Schneider Trophy series
AMP 1:48
48011
2019 | New tool
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Cybermodeler
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September 6, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Gloster Javelin Corrected Exhaust (High Planes Models HPA072073)
 
Gloster Javelin Corrected Exhaust for Airfix/Heller
High Planes Models 1:72
HPA072073
2019 | New tool
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1:72 Gloster Javelin FAW 9/9R (Airfix 04045)
 
Gloster Javelin FAW 9/9R
Airfix 1:72
04045
1994 | Changed parts
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August 28, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 Iron Tadpoles; A-6A/B Intruders of the Vietnam war (Furball Aero-Design 48-025)
 
Iron Tadpoles; A-6A/B Intruders of the Vietnam war
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
48-025
2014 | New tool
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Cybermodeler
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August 26, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 F-14 Late Model Tail Reinforcement Plates (Furball Aero-Design FVD-001)
 
F-14 Late Model Tail Reinforcement Plates For Tamiya kits
Furball Aero-Design 1:48
FVD-001
2019 | New tool
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Cybermodeler
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26. August 2019, 13:19 Share
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:24 Mercedes Benz Actros MP4 Giga Space (Italeri 3935)
 
Mercedes Benz Actros MP4 Giga Space
Italeri 1:24
3935
2019 | Changed parts
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Cybermodeler
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August 23, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
No Template Oblongs & Squares (Eduard 00028)
STEEL
Template Oblongs & Squares For 1:32, 1:48, 1:72 & 1:144 Scale Projects.
Eduard
00028
2014 | New tool
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No Template Circles & Ovals (Eduard 00027)
STEEL
Template Circles & Ovals For 1:32, 1:48, 1:72 & 1:144 Scale Projects.
Eduard
00027
2014 | New tool
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August 21, 2019

Bill Gilman added this book to his library.
The Gloster Javelin 1 - 6 (Profile Publications 179)
 
The Gloster Javelin 1 - 6
Aircraft Profile (Red) Nr. 179
J. Partridge
1967
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Gloster Javelin (Ian Allan Publishing 1)
 
Gloster Javelin
Postwar Military Aircraft Nr. 1
Maurice Allward
1999
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August 16, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Gloster Javelin FAW 9/9R (Airwaves AEC72135)
 
Gloster Javelin FAW 9/9R Airfix
Airwaves 1:72
AEC72135
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16. August 2019, 20:03 Share
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1:72 Gloster Javelin Airbrakes (Airwaves AEC72133)
 
Gloster Javelin Airbrakes Airfix
Airwaves 1:72
AEC72133
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1:72 Martin Baker Mk.3B (Pavla Models S72079)
 
Martin Baker Mk.3B DH Vampire T.11
Pavla Models 1:72
S72079
2013 | New tool
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August 14, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
No Evolution Silverline Solo (Harder & Steenbeck 126023)
 
Evolution Silverline Solo
Harder & Steenbeck
126023
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13. August 2019, 13:57 Share
B R Hay mate looking at getting a new airbrush soon duel action any tips on good brands and where to buy?
14. August 2019, 00:48
Bill Gilman Not sure I'm the expert on this, but I'll try to help.

I use three airbrushes - the first is an old Paasche Model H single action, external mix, siphon feed brush. (Single action means the trigger just releases air, the paint flow is adjusted by manually setting the nozzle; external mix means the paint and air mix together outside the airbrush; and siphon feed means that the paint reservoir is below the brush and the paint gets "sucked up" ;). I use this for primer and broad coverage of paint, although with its three different needles you can get fine lines. I use it for about 90% of my work. It's incredibly easy to clean.

Next I have a Paasche Talon, which is a double action, internal mix siphon feed brush. Double action means the trigger controls airflow (by pressing down) and paint flow (by pulling back) and internal mix means the paint atomization occurs inside the airbrush. It's a good brush for fine detail and broad coverage.

Lastly, I have a Harder & Steenbeck Infinity Two in One double action, internal mix, gravity feed airbrush. Gravity feed means the paint cup is above the airbrush and flows due to gravity. I use this for extremely fine detail, as I have a very small needle in it.

I'm in the USA, and I buy all my airbrush supplies from spraygunner.com. Really helpful folks - I see you're in OZ, so I can't help you there.

I've tried other airbrushes owned by my modelling mates, like Badger, Aztec, Iwata, Grex, etc. Of those, I liked Iwata best. My OPINION, however, is that Harder & Steenbeck are the absolute top of the line for quality and the precision of components. They are also one of the most expensive. My Talon is a good middle-of-the-road airbrush, and my Model H is my workhorse. This may sound odd, but you don't need the most expensive airbrush to do good work. You just need to know how to use what you have. There is also a bit of artistry involved.

My advice is to seek out fellow modellers (are you in a club?) and see if you can try out different airbrushes. There is nothing better than getting your hands on an actual airbrush and putting it through its paces. If you can't do that, sometimes the airbrush companies give demonstrations at modelling shows, etc. Alternately, this site...

https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/home

...has a lot of good information, and the guy writing the reviews knows what he's talking about. Good luck in your search, and happy modelling!

Cheers,
Bill

PS. There are a lot of airbrush "clones" from China on eBay, etc. that sell for incredibly cheap prices. Some of these are quite good, and others quite bad. There seems to be little consistency, and you don't know what you have until you get it. Buyer beware as they say.
14. August 2019, 17:43
B R Thanks for your help Bill yea i stay away from Ebay at all cost i gen buy straight from the company if possible
14. August 2019, 20:26
Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
No Infinity Two in One (Harder & Steenbeck 126543)
 
Infinity Two in One 0.15mm & 0.40mm needles. 2ml & 5ml. Cups
Harder & Steenbeck
126543
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August 13, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Javelin-All Weather Fighter (Novo 78086)
 
Javelin-All Weather Fighter
Novo 1:72
78086 (F408)
1979 | Changed box
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13. August 2019, 14:02 Share
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1:72 Lockheed S-3A Viking (Airfix 05014-4)
 
Lockheed S-3A Viking
Airfix 1:72
05014-4
1978 | New tool
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13. August 2019, 14:00 Share

August 1, 2019

Bill Gilman added this book to his library.
Vought F8U-3 Crusader III (Ginter Books 87)
 
Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Super Crusader
Naval Fighters Nr. 87
Tommy H. Thomason
2005
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1. August 2019, 00:21 Share

July 22, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
22. July 2019, 20:47 Share

July 18, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Gloster Javelin T.3 (Heller 346)
 
Gloster Javelin T.3
Heller 1:72
346
1981 | New tool
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18. July 2019, 18:00 Share

July 17, 2019

Bill Gilman completed this item
1:32 Spitfire Mk.IX (Eagle Editions EagleCals EC32-116)
 
Spitfire Mk.IX
Eagle Editions 1:32
EagleCals EC32-116
201x | New tool
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17. July 2019, 19:47 Share
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1:32 Spitfire Mk IX (Montex MM32105)
 
Spitfire Mk IX for Tamiya
Montex 1:32
MM32105
2010 | New tool
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17. July 2019, 19:47 Share
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1:32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc early (Yahu Models YMA3220)
 
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc early
Yahu Models 1:32
YMA3220
2017
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July 12, 2019

Bill Gilman added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 80 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 Gloster Javelin FAW 9/9R (Airfix 04045)1:72 Gloster Javelin T.3 (Heller 346)8+
 
12. July 2019, 18:03 Share

July 11, 2019

Bill Gilman added this book to his library.
GLOSTER JAVELIN (Pen & Sword )
 
GLOSTER JAVELIN An Operational History
Michael Napier
2015
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July 10, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Gloster Javelin Fighter (Aeroclub C031)
Canopy
Gloster Javelin Fighter
Aeroclub 1:72
C031 (031)
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10. July 2019, 14:25 Share

July 8, 2019

Bill Gilman Added a new review for:
1:48 RAF Tornado GR.4 Retirement Schemes (Xtradecal X48204)
 
RAF Tornado GR.4 Retirement Schemes
Xtradecal 1:48
X48204
2019 | New tool
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June 23, 2019

Bill Gilman owns this item
1:72 Dewoitine D.520C-1 Wheels (Kora Models D7297)
 
Dewoitine D.520C-1 Wheels
Kora Models 1:72
D7297
2018 | New tool
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23. June 2019, 13:52 Share
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1:72 Gloster Meteor Pitot Tube (Master AM-72-142)
 
Gloster Meteor Pitot Tube
Master 1:72
AM-72-142
2018 | New tool
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23. June 2019, 13:47 Share
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1:72 Gloster Meteor Pitot Tube (Master AM-72-142)
 
Gloster Meteor Pitot Tube
Master 1:72
AM-72-142
2018 | New tool
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23. June 2019, 13:46 Share

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