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View full thread with 48 comments 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
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.
02. October 2017 at 14:05:18
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
02. October 2017 at 22:53:17
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
excellent result and great b/w pictures
02. October at 00:40:37
Add a comment » bobinspokaloo
Very impressive...beautiful and realistic weathering
02. October at 03:12:27
September 28, 2018
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September 10, 2018
started the Hasegawa British Phantom FG Mk.1 [Royal Air Force] (1:48)
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August 20, 2018
added the Flightpath RAF Modern Diorama Set. (1:48) to his stash
Contains 2 Tow Bars, 2 Fire Extinguishers, 2 styles of wheel chocks, Step ladderRAF Modern Diorama Set.
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added the Q-M-T Vulcan Cannon Early for McDonnell F-4E Phantom II (1:32) to his stash
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View full thread with 79 comments Gareth Windsor
Calling her done. I'll get another picture once she's on the ceiling.
10. August at 20:55:52
Hell Yeah! What a nice idea!! Like it mate
. And your son will love it!!
10. August at 21:42:21
Now THAT is really cool! Well done man... Your son will most certainly love this!
10. August at 21:56:02
Great job Gareth...pretty cool touch of that launching sidewinder in flight!
11. August at 10:06:01
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
Add a comment » 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
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.
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26. February 2014 at 23:42:53 Share
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
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
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
Great stuff, Gareth! I like the pic of the Swordfish on the Merlin. hehe
25. July 2015 at 02:33:52
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
Add a comment » Spanjaard
great collection!, yes, the pilot is giving all his attention to the controller, no doubt
29. June at 09:03:26
August 03, 2018
started the Revell F-4F Phantom II WTD61 "Flight Test" (1:32)
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View full thread with 15 comments 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
Cool, I am happy for you Gareth. Nice project. That is one that is on my list.
01. August at 04:48:09
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
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
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
Thank you again Gareth. These links are fantastic.
01. August at 23:24:25
Add a comment » Wim van der Luijt
Thanks for all the Intel, saving it all as I plan to build one too....post war strike or warner version most likely.
02. August at 08:42:39
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June 27, 2018
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View full thread with 16 comments 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
Good for you Gareth! Send us a pic of your mancave when it's ready!
26. June at 15:49:43
good for you Gareth! I hope to join that club one day too
26. June at 22:35:02
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
Add a comment » Patrick Hagelstein
So now you're modeling like Harry Potter did before venturing into magic?
27. June at 07:26:50
June 22, 2018
added the AMS Resin De Havilland Sea Venom Ejection Seats (2) (1:32) to his stash
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View full thread with 16 comments Frank Krüger
Fantastic!!!! Looks really great !! Love it ....
04. May at 20:03:10
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
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
i did not realized that it is 1/72...
31. May at 14:31:49
Great work! Didnt thought that you can build those Revell Easy Build kits in something that good.
31. May at 14:32:30
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
Add a comment » Sören Reifert
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
May 05, 2018
added a new project.
Shuttle Lambda-class Galactic Empire
04. April at 02:31:02 Share
Thanks guys. Shouldn't be too long and she'll be finished.
11. April at 04:36:11
Very nice work Gareth. Looks like it had a few run-ins with the rebel scum
04. May at 17:44:26
Add a comment » 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
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