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Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
9 images
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Updated: October 29, 2018
29. October at 14:27:50 Share
Maciej Bellos Following!
29. October at 21:58:03
Mike Daniels Thats a serious looking tool! Following.
30. October at 01:46:56
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October 29, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 9 images
In progress
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October 12, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 12, 2018
12. October at 03:44:41 Share
Alec K Congrats! Having your own space to model is important
12. October at 04:32:09
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October 02, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 01, 2018
22. May 2014 at 20:08:22 Share
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Gareth Windsor I some how missed your last comment Kerry. Thanks. Once again modellers like yourself are inspiring and help me up my game. I can hardly believe the improvements in my own work since joining this website.
02. October 2017 at 13:53:52
Kerry Cox Gareth. The same applied to me too mate. The information and support one can obtain being part of SM is awesome.
I know, like you, all my modelling has become more worth while as it is out in the world stage now, and that has got to make us a tad more attentive to what we see, and, Do. hehehehe
Thank you too for your comment mate.
Kez. :)
02. October 2017 at 14:05:18
Mike Daniels Couldn't agree more Kerry and Gareth. You see/learn something new pretty much every day. And then you can get the nitty gritty as well from the masters themselves!! Most places charge for that sort of access.
02. October 2017 at 22:08:47
Kerry Cox Mike. Ain't that the truth. LOL :)
02. October 2017 at 22:53:17
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.
02. October at 00:33:57
Spanjaard excellent result and great b/w pictures
02. October at 00:40:37
bobinspokaloo Very impressive...beautiful and realistic weathering
02. October at 03:12:27
Gareth Windsor Thanks guys. Hoping to have it repaired soon.
02. October at 13:52:16
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September 28, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 28, 2018
03. January 2016 at 03:13:29 Share
M.Julian Marles thanks for the pics! :)
03. January 2016 at 03:57:51
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September 10, 2018

Gareth Windsor started the Hasegawa British Phantom FG Mk.1 [Royal Air Force] (1:48)
1:48 British Phantom FG Mk.1 [Royal Air Force] (Hasegawa 07017)
McDonnell Douglas
British Phantom FG Mk.1 [Royal Air Force] Phantom Family
Hasegawa 1:48
07017 (P17)
1988 | Changed parts
10. September at 05:37:04 Share
Gareth Windsor started the Airfix Sea Harrier FA2 (1:48)
1:48 Sea Harrier FA2 (Airfix 06100)
Sea Harrier FA2
Airfix 1:48
1997 | Changed parts
10. September at 05:36:24 Share
Gareth Windsor started the Lindberg OA9 Goose (1:48)
1:48 OA9 Goose (Lindberg 70512)
OA9 Goose
Lindberg 1:48
2007 | Changed decals
10. September at 05:34:29 Share
Gareth Windsor added the Revell F-15C Eagle (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 F-15C Eagle (Revell 85-5870)
F-15C Eagle
Revell 1:48
2017 | Changed decals
10. September at 05:27:23 Share

August 20, 2018

Gareth Windsor added the Flightpath RAF Modern Diorama Set. (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 RAF Modern Diorama Set. (Flightpath FHP48077)
Contains 2 Tow Bars, 2 Fire Extinguishers, 2 styles of wheel chocks, Step ladder
RAF Modern Diorama Set.
Flightpath 1:48
FHP48077 Multitopic
20. August at 12:40:21 Share
Gareth Windsor added the Eduard Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat exterior (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat exterior (Eduard ED48646)
For Hobby Boss
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat exterior
Eduard 1:48
ED48646 Multitopic
20. August at 12:36:46 Share
Gareth Windsor added the Q-M-T Vulcan Cannon Early for McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 Vulcan Cannon Early for McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (Q-M-T QMTR32022)
designed to be used with Revell kits
Vulcan Cannon Early for McDonnell F-4E Phantom II
Q-M-T 1:32
20. August at 12:25:23 Share
Gareth Windsor added the HK Models Phantom FG.1 in 1:32 to his wishlist
1:32 Phantom FG.1 (HK Models 01E11)
Phantom FG.1 Silver Jubilee
HK Models 1:32
201x* | New tool
20. August at 05:24:56 Share

August 14, 2018

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August 13, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
31 images
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Updated: August 13, 2018
21. November 2017 at 17:07:03 Share
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Gareth Windsor Calling her done. I'll get another picture once she's on the ceiling.
10. August at 20:55:52
Konrad Limmer Hell Yeah! What a nice idea!! Like it mate . And your son will love it!!
10. August at 21:42:21
Michael Phillips Now THAT is really cool! Well done man... Your son will most certainly love this!
10. August at 21:56:02
Donald Dickson II NICE! Told ya that would work well. ;) Great job sir!
10. August at 22:22:30
Jos Jansen Great job Gareth...pretty cool touch of that launching sidewinder in flight!
11. August at 10:06:01
Clifford Keesler Very well done Gareth.
11. August at 18:05:17
Gareth Windsor Thanks all. I got the "wow, cool" from my son which made it all worth while. Once again I look back at how I was making models a few years ago and how they look now. It has a lot to do with members here. Inspiration, advice and encouragement.
13. August at 03:28:20
Donald Dickson II "I got the "wow, cool" from my son"

And there ya go. Thats the ONLY comment that matters. :)
13. August at 07:43:46
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Gareth Windsor
Just finished building this kit, the Revell 1:48 F-15C Eagle. It the old 1970's mould (date moulded on the tail plane) so has some of the good old Revell issues with sink marks, flash and some fitting. However, the decals are great and if you can get it for half price at Hobby Lobby like I did (other shops are available), it's worth it. It makes into a nice model in the end.
Ups:- Decals, easy build, price and size.

Downs :- Raised panel lines, sink marks and flash and some fit issues.
1:48 F-15C Eagle (Revell 85-5870)
F-15C Eagle
Revell 1:48
2017 | Changed decals
13. August at 03:42:21 Share

August 11, 2018

Gareth Windsor started the Trumpeter British "Gannet" T.Mk.2 (1:72)
1:72 British "Gannet" T.Mk.2 (Trumpeter 01630)
British "Gannet" T.Mk.2
Trumpeter 1:72
2006 | Changed parts
11. August at 04:37:42 Share

August 08, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
25 images
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Updated: August 08, 2018
26. February 2014 at 23:42:53 Share
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 at 03:59:49
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 at 21:22:08
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 at 23:25:28
John E Great stuff, Gareth! I like the pic of the Swordfish on the Merlin. hehe
25. July 2015 at 02:33:52
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 at 04:40:38
Spanjaard great collection!, yes, the pilot is giving all his attention to the controller, no doubt :D
29. June at 09:03:26
Dave Flitton Nice collection
29. June at 19:15:17
bobinspokaloo impressive....and a nice variety of subjects
08. August at 20:41:26
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August 03, 2018

Gareth Windsor started the Revell F-4F Phantom II WTD61 "Flight Test" (1:32)
1:32 F-4F Phantom II WTD61 "Flight Test" (Revell 04895)
F-4F Phantom II WTD61 "Flight Test"
Revell 1:32
04895 (80-4895)
2014 | Changed decals
03. August at 23:08:37 Share

August 02, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new project.
23. July at 05:13:13 Share
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Kerry Cox I am SO happy for you Gareth. There will be many happy days ahead mate. And the basement.! ? Yeah, solid gold. hehehehe :)
01. August at 04:33:09
Clifford Keesler Cool, I am happy for you Gareth. Nice project. That is one that is on my list.
01. August at 04:48:09
Gareth Windsor So I found a database of aircraft side numbers and it says that JZ527 (the "Yanks in Roundals" decals i have) is actually a TBF-1C (Avenger Mk2) not a TBM as the instructions say. General Motors started supplying TBM-3's (Avenger Mk3) from JZ635. So my next bit of research....... When the aircraft arrived in the UK they were sent to Blackburn to be modified for the Fleet Air Arm. It appears that this was mostly just radios and seat straps. The Observers seat was also fitted directly behind the pilot (US Avengers have radio equipment here), but it seems that at some point this seat was removed to accommodate the increasing amount of electronics that were being developed rapidly.
I have a feeling I can ignore the extra seat as the decals are for a 1945 aircraft.

Cockpit view curticy of the Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola.
01. August at 14:44:58
Kerry Cox WOW. ! Holy dooley. What an experience doing that. :) I am going back for more. Thanks for the link there Clifford. :)
01. August at 14:53:04
Gareth Windsor If you are revisiting yours Kerry here's a nice little website for Ozzies and Kiwis .
01. August at 17:01:03
Gareth Windsor
Credit must also go to Dana Bell. His article in the October 1997 FineScale Modeler magazine. His 3 volume set Air Force Colors contains some useful info.

"TBF-1 / TBF-1C, Avenger. Cockpit: FS 34058 Bronze Green forward from the bulkhead with the window (in front of the turret). FS 34151 Interior Green for the rear crew areas. Light Gray (Grumman Gray) inside the cowling, (FS 36440 is very close) and accessory area. The stainless steel 'Dishpan' firewall was unpainted and often quite bright. Torpedo bay: FS 34151. Remember on all of these a/c the general rule is that the wheel bays, landing gear struts, wheel centers, landing flap bays, etc. are the under surface color. On the Avenger the inside of the flap itself was the upper surface color with the inside of the flap well on the under surface of the wing being the bottom color."
01. August at 18:17:48
Kerry Cox Thank you again Gareth. These links are fantastic. :)
Cheers mate.
01. August at 23:24:25
Wim van der Luijt Thanks for all the Intel, saving it all as I plan to build one war strike or warner version most likely.
02. August at 08:42:39
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July 23, 2018

Gareth Windsor added the Xtradecal Yanks with Roundels - Part 3 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Yanks with Roundels - Part 3 (Xtradecal X48-104)
Yanks with Roundels - Part 3 Martlet/Wildcat, Hellcat, Avenger, Corsair
Xtradecal 1:48
200x | New tool
23. July at 05:49:49 Share
Gareth Windsor added the Eduard TBf-1 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 TBf-1 (Eduard BIG4938)
TBf-1 Hobby Boss
Eduard 1:48
23. July at 04:46:56 Share

July 08, 2018

Gareth Windsor started the Revell F/A 18-E Super Hornet (1:48)
1:48 F/A 18-E Super Hornet (Revell 85-5850)
F/A 18-E Super Hornet
Revell 1:48
2012 | Changed box
08. July at 05:36:45 Share

July 05, 2018

Gareth Windsor added this book to his library.
Modelling the F-4 Phantom II (Osprey Publications 3)
Modelling the F-4 Phantom II
Osprey Modelling Nr. 3
Geoff Coughlin, Neil Ashby
05. July at 01:53:43 Share
Gareth Windsor added this book to his library.
05. July at 01:53:24 Share

June 27, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 08, 2018
08. June at 03:11:02 Share
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Gareth Windsor Not that this was going quickly anyway, but all projects are on hold as I'm packing everything up. The wife and I are in the process of buying a new house, big move is September 27th, but we need to sell our place too. New place has a great space for a man-cave, so for the first time in my life I am going to have a work bench for modelling. For me, the most exciting part of the move.
26. June at 15:36:59
Maciej Bellos Good for you Gareth! Send us a pic of your mancave when it's ready!
26. June at 15:49:43
Patrick Hagelstein Whoah.... Man cave!!! :)
26. June at 22:07:03
Spanjaard good for you Gareth! I hope to join that club one day too :)
26. June at 22:35:02
Gareth Windsor Thanks guys. I'm pretty excited at the prospect of having a bench and not just a tv table under the stairs.
27. June at 02:24:11
Patrick Hagelstein So now you're modeling like Harry Potter did before venturing into magic? ;)
27. June at 07:26:50
Gareth Windsor "You're a modelling nerd Harry!"
27. June at 19:21:31
27. June at 23:23:53
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June 22, 2018

Gareth Windsor added the AMS Resin De Havilland Sea Venom Ejection Seats (2) (1:32) to his stash.
1:32 De Havilland Sea Venom Ejection Seats (2) (AMS Resin 32127)
De Havilland Sea Venom Ejection Seats (2) (for Matchbox/Revell)
AMS Resin 1:32
22. June at 15:56:08 Share

June 04, 2018

Gareth Windsor started the Lindberg F4D-1 Skyray (1:48)
1:48 F4D-1 Skyray (Lindberg 70212)
F4D-1 Skyray
Lindberg 1:48
20xx | Changed ???
04. June at 04:44:35 Share

May 31, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new photoalbum.
14 images
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Updated: May 04, 2018
04. April at 02:48:03 Share
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Frank Krüger Fantastic!!!! Looks really great !! Love it .... :)
04. May at 20:03:10
Gareth Windsor Thank everyone. I have a few more Star Wars models to build in the stash. TIE fighter, speeder bike, pod racer, maybe the ERTL "Cantina Action Scene".
05. May at 06:31:41
Spanjaard i did not know of that "Cantina Action Scene" that would certainly make a very nice (and challenging) dio :)
05. May at 22:48:48
Gareth Windsor Cantina Action Scene (AMT/ERTL 8205, 1:72)
I'll need my watchmaker's glasses for sure on this one

1:72 Cantina Action Scene (AMT/ERTL 8205)
31. May at 14:26:18
Spanjaard i did not realized that it is 1/72...
31. May at 14:31:49
Sören Reifert Great work! Didnt thought that you can build those Revell Easy Build kits in something that good. :)
31. May at 14:32:30
Gareth Windsor Thank's Sören. The basic details are all there, so it's down to being a little adventurous with the paint. I have an Easy Build Jedi Fighter to try and make pretty too.
31. May at 14:49:04
Sören Reifert Sounds good.
Maybe I will give these Revell kits a try, because right now only Bandai is for me the one and only true Star Wars manufacturer ;)
31. May at 14:56:36
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May 05, 2018

Gareth Windsor added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 14 images
Shuttle Lambda-class
Military Galactic Empire
04. April at 02:31:02 Share
Rene Scheiblich Nice work!
10. April at 09:22:56
Timothy Heimer Looks good!
10. April at 14:46:36
Gareth Windsor Thanks guys. Shouldn't be too long and she'll be finished.
11. April at 04:36:11
Gareth Windsor Calling it "Done"
03. May at 20:01:05
Rene Scheiblich Very nice work Gareth. Looks like it had a few run-ins with the rebel scum ;)
04. May at 17:44:26
Gareth Windsor Ha ha, yep, couple of dabs of oil paint streaked back with a pease of kitchen towel. I think I need to finish my Boba Fett next......or maybe the 1:6 STRAP droid....... or maybe the speeder bike.
05. May at 06:38:13
Timothy Heimer I think the force is with you!
05. May at 13:54:19
Rene Scheiblich Speeder bike sounds awesome :P
05. May at 19:50:50
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