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1:72 Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II (Italeri 1425)
 
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November 11, 2020

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David Taylor
Army co-op model.If you look closely the back end of the Hurricane carries on the linneage.
9. November, 15:27
Łukasz Gliński
Wow, that foil is impressive. I like the chrome prop cone, though I can see some glitch there on pic #5. But that may be my sight as well ;)
Lovely detailing and rigging anyway
9. November, 15:39
Dave Flitton
Very nice!! Most beautiful Hawker Demon I have yet seen!
9. November, 23:00
10. November, 02:16
Neuling
Impressively detailed 1/72 build! Very careful work!
10. November, 07:55
Mike Daniels
Yes David you can see a lot of the future Hurricane in the Demon. Well spotted Lukasz. The problem is that if you mask over the metal foil the foil gets pulled off when you remove the masking. So its hand painting only without masking. Thankyou Dave, Clifford and Neuling. Took a while but im pleased with it. Used old guitar strings for the main rigging. o.oo3 gauge. Just the right thickness and not too much sag.
10. November, 10:44
Clifford Keesler
Cool idea using old guitar strings for rigging, I have used them for oxygen hoses on a 1/32 F-4 build, will have to try them for rigging on a biplane.
11. November, 03:30
Mike Daniels
Hi Clifford. Yes, they are really useful if a little fiddly.
11. November, 22:52

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12. October, 11:21
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1:72 Hawker Demon (Airfix A01052V)No Ultra Bright Chrome (Bare-Metal Foil BMF004)
 
11. October, 17:01
Łukasz Gliński
That's gonna be a stunner
11. October, 18:36
Mike Daniels
Not so sure about that Lukasz. Its a very old pressing and needs a lot of prep filling /sanding. But its starting to come together. At 1/72 and £5.99 im not expecting much.
12. October, 10:46

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Spanjaard
it looks fantastic!
7. October, 09:00
Mike Daniels
Thanks Spanjaard. Good, init. Yes it turned out better than I expected (given the price tag), which is pretty unusual. Quite tempted to get the 1/96 version now.
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7. October, 09:19
Spanjaard
would make a nice model indeed.... a but more expensive
Cutty Sark (Revell 05422, 1:96)

1:96 Cutty Sark (Revell 05422)
 
7. October, 11:28
Spanjaard
just a bit :P
7. October, 11:30
Mike Daniels
I think its well worth it. Ive been following Paulo Portugues build of the 1/96 on FB. The detail is just stunning.
https://facebook.com/groups/305679949820/user/100000335000956/
7. October, 11:35
Spanjaard
link seems to fail.....
7. October, 14:43
7. October, 15:27
Spanjaard
looks nice, thanks.
7. October, 20:58
Torsten Wendt
Nice build, I like it
9. October, 14:45

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Spanjaard
i really wanted to get one of those WnW kits... but i was hesitant due to the price... now that they are "collector" item, a quick search made really clear that the prices out there have gone through the roof.... and the few with "cheap" prices, are obvious internet scam shops (be careful with those).... c'est la vie.
7. October, 11:25
Mike Daniels
Thanks a lot Gary. A little experience certainly helps with Roden kits. They are a bit different from other makes with a lot of balancing/wiggling required. I think a jig might help, especially on this one with those enormous wings.
7. October, 11:26
Mike Daniels
Didnt know that Spanjaard. But I guess a lot of former Wingnut customers are probably buying them all up. Thats great for Roden as I understand they are now going to start producing more WW1 kits. I got mine on eBay and if anything this is less than i paid for it. Snap one up!
https://ebay.co.uk/i/1844698..qOPR9gSikE7zqUxoCkYQQAvD_BwE
7. October, 11:30
Spanjaard
excuse my ignorance, is Roden as good as WnW?
7. October, 11:36
Mike Daniels
I would say yes. But the Roden is 1/72 whereas the Wingnut is 1/32. Hence the rather large difference in price. Wingnut kits are/were just amazing.
7. October, 11:39
gorbygould
Wow, what a stunner! At first I thought it was the WNW kit.
7. October, 13:44
Spanjaard
thanks for the info Mike!
7. October, 14:39
Spanjaard
and congratulations again for a stunning model. hard to believe it is 1/72!
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July 26, 2020

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1:220 Clipper Ship Cutty Sark (Revell 05401)
 
26. July, 12:59
Mike Daniels
Im a sucker for rigging!!
26. July, 13:04
Treehugger
Hey, any idea what kind of fabric could be used for packed sails in 1:200 scale? I have a French Acheron frigate project on hold. :) I want packed sails, because I think that looks the best.
26. July, 13:37
Mike Daniels
Sorry. Dont know. My first sailing ship build. Nice idea to have a few rolled up. I used a bit of torn up bandage on another build for exhaust swaddling - might work ? [img1]
 
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26. July, 13:06
Mike Daniels
Looking forward to receiving this soon.
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Mike Daniels
Thanks gorbygould. Hope Airfix put out some more WW1 kits in 2019.
6. January 2019, 18:17
Alec K
I always liked the Felixstowe. Looking forward to it
6. January 2019, 23:31
Mike Daniels
Thanks Alec. Its a bit crazy. Feel sorry for that top gunner. Would love the Wingnut kit but its just too big/expensive. Have to move house.
[img1]
 
7. January 2019, 00:33
Craig Williams
Fantastic Mike, a really nice kit mate, top job ????
15. April, 12:31
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
Top work! I don't even know how to properly rig a 1:48 biplane, you do it at 1:72! Chapeau as they say here...
15. April, 14:39
Łukasz Gliński
Incredible. That rigging... in 1/72 ... I could only be jealous ;)
15. April, 15:10
Olivier
You seem to like fragile looking crafts.
24. July, 17:46
Mike Daniels
I think you are right Olivier. I find the pioneering days of aviation quite fascinating. The risks they took just would not happen these days. Enjoyed this little kit. A venture into 1/72 bi-planes, suprising how much detail you can pack in!
26. July, 12:01

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May 10, 2020

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May 3, 2020

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Project: Zvezda LA-5.
1:48 Lavochkin La-5 (Zvezda 4803)1:48 Seatbelts Soviet Union WW2 fighters STEEL (Eduard FE846)
23. February, 13:13
Mike Daniels
Looking forward to this one. Not built a Zvezda kit before. Very impressed so far.
23. February, 13:14
Alec K
Following. The La-5/7 line is sort of the Soviet Fw 190 imo. Very good aircraft, and made mostly from wood.
23. February, 14:13
Mike Daniels
Hi Alec. I was wondering about that. Was the main fuselage wood ? That would explain all the internal ribbing. Cant find much info on the web. Do you know any sources ? or books ?
23. February, 14:36
Alec K
I recommend reading the LAGG-3 article on Wikipedia, it gets into construction details. Good book is below.

Book: La 5/7 Fighters (by Hans-Heiri Stapfer)

La 5/7 Fighters (Squadron/Signal Publications 1169)
 
23. February, 22:42
Mike Daniels
The LA-5 is coming along nicely. I used the dash with relief so had to cut up the decals but prefer it to the optional flat version. The seatbelts are Eduard and help to spruce things up a bit.

1. March, 00:35
Mike Daniels
Yaaa. Finished it. Great kit. Little bit of scratch building to open up the engine compartment. Not built Zvezda before. Very impressed.
29. April, 23:25
Alec K
Nicely done Mike. I like that engine detailing - very good
30. April, 18:01
Mike Daniels
Thanks Alec K. Quite straightforward as most of the engince cover parts had pre-cuts already which made it all a bit more straight forward. Nice one Zvezda. Will be getting more of their kits. Cut up butter carton used for the panel supports. Hinges - just steel wire.
3. May, 16:16
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3. May, 16:11
Mike Daniels
Just broke the bank. Probably the last ever WnW kit ill own. Just had to get this one.
Bye bye Wingnut. You will be sorely missed.
3. May, 16:12

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April 28, 2020

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1:72 Felixstowe F.2A (Roden 047)
 
28. April, 10:44

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8. December 2019, 13:27
Mike Daniels
Making a start on the rather nice Royal Navy Phantom. New tool from Airfix so be interesting to see how it goes together.
8. December 2019, 14:09
Sebastian Meyner
Gret build mate!
23. February, 04:10
Maciej Bellos
Following!
23. February, 08:26
23. February, 08:32
Martin Oostrom
Very well done Mike. Paint job is eye catching
23. February, 08:38
Neuling
I agree with Martin.
23. February, 12:25
Mike Daniels
Thanks for the kind comments. For some reason it turned out a bit too blue. Trouble with mixing up your own colours. Pleased with it anyway. Wow- a real marathon with hundreds of decals.
23. February, 12:39

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February 12, 2020

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1:48 Lavochkin La-5 (Zvezda 4803)1:48 Seatbelts Soviet Union WW2 fighters STEEL (Eduard FE846)
 
12. February, 16:43

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December 9, 2019

Mike Daniels added a new photoalbum.
3. June 2019, 22:39
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Mike Daniels
Thanks very much Slavo. Such a great kit, but they take a long time. Fairly complex rigging - the aileron control wires are all external. Bit odd that - surely they would get shot through exposed like that. Cheers.
8. December 2019, 13:21
Mike Daniels
Thanks James. Next up for WnW is the lovely Jeannin Stahltaube; [img1]
Looking forward to that. No ailerons at all on that one.
 
8. December 2019, 13:22
Tim Heimer
Just beautiful work!
8. December 2019, 14:57
Nathan Dempsey
I agree, that's some lovely work.
8. December 2019, 15:14
Oleg Smilyk
Looking very realistic ,Mike!Lovely wooden aircraft!
8. December 2019, 16:21
David Taylor
stunning
8. December 2019, 16:46
ForestFan
Wonderful
8. December 2019, 18:58
Mike Daniels
Thank you very much Tim, Nathan, Oleg, David and Forest Fan.
9. December 2019, 01:06

December 8, 2019

Mike Daniels added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 16 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1 (Airfix A06016)
 
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