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.
March 9, 2021
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February 9, 2021
Nice finish 🙂
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.
Very nice Stang.
Great build and finish, Gareth, nice weathering 👍 I like the treetop shot!
February 3, 2021
Is the backdrop from Coastal Kits Gareth.
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.
I can not believe that amazing result coming out from a Matchbox kit!!!
Postage has gotten wild.
Awesome result for this "old and charming" kit. Congrats!
January 25, 2021
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.
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.
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.
Great stuff, Gareth! I like the pic of the Swordfish on the Merlin. hehe
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. ??? 🙂 🙂 🙂
great collection!, yes, the pilot is giving all his attention to the controller, no doubt 😄
Really nice collection Gareth, I notice we served on some of the same Ops, mine were on land though!
Really really nice Gareth!
Very nice Rhino 👍
Very impressive collection Gareth.
Thanks for sharing Gareth. An awesome collection. Loving the 'Planes' and that F15 with the Eagle decals is Fab!
January 19, 2021
Yes, the real aircraft are just big model kits, except they get broken regularly.
Latest pictures....... my son's goalie helmet. Lost the modeling mojo a little, but not the creativity. Good practice with the airbrush.
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.
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.
I miss working on them also.
December 29, 2020
December 26, 2020
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!
Just a masterful build of a classic kit!
That's great work on that super old kit! Masterful indeed 🙂
Very Nice weathering 👍
December 23, 2020
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October 20, 2020
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.
excellent result and great b/w pictures
Thanks guys. Hoping to have it repaired soon.
very nice model an weathering, hope you can repair it.
It seams I've missed this beautiful work. Excellent 👍