Michael Hickey Hi Wilky, typical colors for RAAF aircraft that operated on the African front.
6. June, 11:20
Derek Huggett Rude to but in (sorry!). Checked the 'Bible' ('Spitfire: The History' - Eric B. Morgan & Edward Shacklady 1987) and a bit more info on A58-370.
UK serial JG603, built as part of Supermarine Aviation (Vickers) Ltd. Contract No. Aircraft/1877/C23(C) - first order for 800 Mk VIII built between November 1942 and April 1944. Airframe No. 5058, built at Eastleigh Factory (Southampton), assigned to 6 Maintenance Unit RAF 24-11-1943, then 215 Maintenance Unit RAF 4-12-1943. Then shipped as ADF Serials information.
Back to my books!
6. June, 11:58
Michael Hickey Cool, you learn something new everyday. That's what I love about this hobby and how you can trace the history of the real machine, thanks for sharing Derek.
6. June, 13:12
Michael Hickey And I'm calling this one done, and 8 for the year so far. I'll be very happy if I can get another 4 done by Xmas because that will be my 12 for the year.
8. June, 10:53
Kerry COX As always, it is a beauty and a clean build.
Your commissioner will be most pleased I am sure.
8. June, 17:29
Michael Hickey Thanks Kerry, always nice getting compliments from a pro.
Urban Gardini Good work mate! I've started building the same kit but it's paused at the moment. It's not one of the best kits that I've tried my hands on, no far from it. What's your verdict on the kit?
coporado How do you managed the save shipping of your sold models? Did they arrived unbroken?
14. March, 07:13
Slavo Hazucha Wow, really great space, with so much natural light it must be a pleasure to work there & lack of space does not seem to be an issue too... Wish you lots of fun there and some good future sales!
14. March, 07:22
Lex Jassies I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not.................
14. March, 10:18
Roland Sachsenhofer This looks really great, generous and light-filled! The best conditions to bring great models into the world, as it can becan expected from you!
14. March, 10:31
Urban Gardini Now this has to be the best studio I've seen so far.!
14. March, 22:29
Michael Hickey Thanks everybody for your lovely words. @Peter, the fire pitt will be used a lot in winter time and your more than welcome as is everybody else who wants to make the trip, @Coporado I double box them and cushion them in fiber fill, all good so far.
17. March, 06:21
Karel Doležal Beautiful view from the window, lots of natural light. Dream modeler.
Michael Hickey Thanks Fellas, I don't mind moving the built models, it's the glass cabinets that scare me.;)
4. February, 01:15
Clifford Keesler I guess she let me out, she let me buy a Kitty Hawk Jaguar GR1/Gr3 off evil bay today. I am dreading moving the finished models. Hell I break at least one or 2 every time I try and clean them. Snapped the canopy off of my SU-27 today, just taking it out of the display case to set it on top so I could pack it. I am really worried about my B-1, B-58 and B-29 and B-52. They would cost a small fortune to replace these days.
5. February, 01:28
Michael Hickey Ouch that hurts, one thing that's worse than breaking the parts off is then loosing them. I think I got approved for another place, just need to hear back from the real estate. So I could be moving as early as the weekend and I haven't even started packing.
5. February, 03:34
Clifford Keesler Packing sucks, I hate it. We will not close on our new house until Feb 28, and hope to be moved by March 8th. I have stuff stacked every where. The thing that is driving me crazy is not being able to work on my models. AAARRRRRGGGGGGG! Good luck with your move sir. Hope we both will be back to modeling soon.
5. February, 20:44
Michael Hickey I got a new place to rent yesterday, I won't be able to move in until 15th of February. This afternoon I need to go to Bunnings and buy some moving boxes for my small library, about 7 boxes should do the trick. Then on the weekend I'll empty out my cabinets and stack all my built models in the garage along with my books. Not much to do after that but sit and wait.
6. February, 03:25
Clifford Keesler I carried a load of built models over to my new house today. Only broke the nose gear off my 1/32 Mig-29, one main off of my 1/32 Hawk, and one main off of my S-3 Viking. B-1 survived without a scratch. More tomorrow.
Michael Hickey So far, but I think that will change now I have to put on all the stencils decals.
31. December 2019, 20:20
Michael Hickey The decals on this project were not the best, plus the kit decals were printed in 1994 and as such all the stencils aren't on but I did manage to get some on. I'm sure glad this is off my bench and in my cabinet now.
Michael Hickey Thanks Lode, yeah I have few decal schemes like this in the stash, I've also got the red white and blue German F-4E with the white horse running down the side of the fuselage, maybe one day I'll do her as well.
Michael Hickey The wings and fuselage are glued together, I need to mold the aftermarket nose for a KAI variant and do some sanding. I also need to glue in place the dropped flaps. I've been wanting to do this one for a very long time so it will happen now.