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Gareth Windsor (Windz)



Gareth Windsor
So disappointed. Just a re-box of the Heller kit. Decals look nice, but carrier film is very thick. My instructions are missing several pages too.
1:48 SA-342L (MisterCraft F-33)
SA-342L Gazelle
MisterCraft 1:48
F-33 2020 | Changed decals
1 | 5. March, 03:56
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome to Mistercrap. 🙂 These are all old reboxes containing random decals 🙂
5. March, 09:08
Laurent "HELLER-forever"
mistercraft = kit with decals , not correct pictures box art !
1. May, 17:52

March 9, 2021

Gareth Windsor owns this item
9. March, 00:10

February 22, 2021

Gareth Windsor completed this item
22. February, 03:45

February 9, 2021

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
15 | 18. April 2020, 04:48
Guy Rump
Nice finish 🙂
8. July 2020, 18:12
Gareth Windsor
Thanks Guy.
10. August 2020, 23:19
Gareth Windsor
So having grown up with Airfix I wasn't expecting too much from this build other than some fun on a "quick build", but it had some nice detail and the decals were great. I'm really happy with it and the blurred tree top base made for some nice pictures I think.
31. August 2020, 01:25
Clifford Keesler
Very nice Stang.
4. February, 06:17
Great build and finish, Gareth, nice weathering 👍 I like the treetop shot!
9. February, 04:15

February 3, 2021

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
41 | 15. December 2020, 04:56
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David Taylor
Is the backdrop from Coastal Kits Gareth.
3. February, 13:54
Gareth Windsor
No David, it's "4FX Dioramics Aerial Blur Model Base". It's from Australia. Just had a look on eBay again and I don't remember the postage being so expensive. Post was 3x more than the card.
3. February, 17:48
Agustin Prellezo
I can not believe that amazing result coming out from a Matchbox kit!!!
3. February, 17:55
Clifford Keesler
Postage has gotten wild.
3. February, 18:49
Awesome result for this "old and charming" kit. Congrats!
3. February, 19:23

January 25, 2021

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
32 images
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2 | 26. February 2014, 22:42
Alan Rush
Nice collection. You mentioned service in the Navy and I detect a certain bias toward naval aviation. 🙂 Nice tip of the hat to the Canadian Armed Forces with the Hawk you have finished.
27. February 2014, 02:59
Gareth Windsor
Thanks Alan. Yes, I have quite the collection of Fleet Air Arm models waiting for my attention. I'm 23 years in the Royal Navy and still going. As for the Canadian connection, the wife is from Toronto.
28. February 2014, 20:22
Alan Rush
OK. I live in Courtice, just east of Toronto, next to Oshawa. I worked for a time in Scarborough as well. I grew up in Windsor, Ontario and after a few other places have settled here with my family.
I am collecting some kits to mark as Canadian vehicles, especially for the Ontario Regiment, which is based in Oshawa. I volunteer at the Regiment museum and wanted to finish some kits for their time in Italy in WWII.
28. February 2014, 22:25
John E
Great stuff, Gareth! I like the pic of the Swordfish on the Merlin. hehe
25. July 2015, 00:33
Kerry COX
What a pleasant surprise to find when logging back in after a few days away. 🙂
An awesome collection of aircraft Gareth. 👍

Especially the Swordfish. !
But where did you get that launch controller from. ??? 🙂 🙂 🙂
28. June 2018, 02:40
great collection!, yes, the pilot is giving all his attention to the controller, no doubt 😄
29. June 2018, 07:03
Dave Flitton
Nice collection
29. June 2018, 17:15
Guy Rump
Really nice collection Gareth, I notice we served on some of the same Ops, mine were on land though!
21. February 2019, 23:02
Holger Kranich
Really really nice Gareth!
22. February 2019, 10:00
Stephan Ryll
Very nice Rhino 👍
2. October 2019, 16:46
Clifford Keesler
Very impressive collection Gareth.
15. July 2020, 16:25
Gary Kitchen
Thanks for sharing Gareth. An awesome collection. Loving the 'Planes' and that F15 with the Eagle decals is Fab!
25. January, 07:30

January 19, 2021

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
57 images
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Seafire at RNAS Culdrose after Airday 2015
4 | 1. March 2015, 10:52
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Gareth Windsor
Yes, the real aircraft are just big model kits, except they get broken regularly.
27. November 2015, 03:34
Gareth Windsor
Latest pictures....... my son's goalie helmet. Lost the modeling mojo a little, but not the creativity. Good practice with the airbrush.
16. March 2019, 12:52
Clifford Keesler
That is a beautiful paint job on the Helmet. Hope you get your MOJO back. From the pictures it sure looks like you had an exciting career. I still love it when a Heilo. flies over the house.
16. March 2019, 18:26
Gareth Windsor
Thanks Clifford. I do miss working on the helicopters. I watch them fly over quite regularly with my job on the rooftops in Toronto and remember the smell, the sound and the feeling of being in, under and around operating helicopters.
16. March 2019, 19:33
Clifford Keesler
I miss working on them also.
16. March 2019, 19:35

December 29, 2020

Gareth Windsor started this item
29. December 2020, 04:27
Gareth Windsor owns this item
29. December 2020, 04:26

December 26, 2020

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
10 images
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11 | 7. February 2017, 21:13
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Carlos Cisneros
You took an old kit and made it shine with modern techniques. Unless one plans on doing quite a bit of serious correction work, you have probably done all that can be done with this beast. Bravo!
19. December 2020, 16:33
20. December 2020, 01:19
Lee Fogel
Just a masterful build of a classic kit!
20. December 2020, 02:40
Nathan Dempsey
That's great work on that super old kit! Masterful indeed 🙂
20. December 2020, 13:06
Rui S
Very Nice weathering 👍
26. December 2020, 12:49

December 23, 2020

Gareth Windsor owns this item
23. December 2020, 03:55

December 15, 2020

Gareth Windsor added a new project.
1:72 EA-6B Prowler (Matchbox PK-410)
1 | 15. December 2020, 04:52

December 4, 2020

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
22 images
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Project: Bart Daywalker
7 | 30. October 2020, 04:33
That made me laugh.
Nice to see something a bit different.
30. October 2020, 15:44
playtime 222
Bart Blade? 😄 Scratch?
30. October 2020, 15:45
30. October 2020, 17:47
31. October 2020, 13:54

November 30, 2020

Gareth Windsor changed his profile picture.
30. November 2020, 06:21

November 13, 2020

Gareth Windsor owns this item
13. November 2020, 18:52

November 1, 2020

Gareth Windsor added a new project.
1 | 1. November 2020, 18:50

October 20, 2020

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
4 | 22. May 2014, 18:08
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Gareth Windsor
I have managed to drop this model as well as all the other models in the large box I had put them in for the big house move last week. All seems repairable thankfully. On a bright note I watched a great model making video on YouTube about taking photos. I down loaded Snapseed and quite happy with what you can do just on your smart phone.
1. October 2018, 22:33
excellent result and great b/w pictures
1. October 2018, 22:40
Gareth Windsor
Thanks guys. Hoping to have it repaired soon.
2. October 2018, 11:52
Stefan Schacht
very nice model an weathering, hope you can repair it.
18. October 2020, 17:53
Rui S
It seams I've missed this beautiful work. Excellent 👍
20. October 2020, 19:40


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