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12 | 3. June 2019, 22:39
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Jim J
Wow. Just stunning. Congrats.
20. February, 18:01
Kerry COX
Great patience required here. !
The results speak for themselves. ;)
You can almost smell the caster oil. ! hehehehehe
20. February, 23:02
Neuling
Top notch!
21. February, 10:58
Mike Daniels
Thanks very much Steve. As to suggestions well they are all great. Its a personal choice. Sadly Wingnut stopped trading about a year ago due to Covid. Maybe they will come back one day. Still plenty available second hand but prices can be sky high. Have a look at the Wingnut Wing Fans FB page. A great source of info and inspiration. Also good for picking up kits secondhand.
facebook.com/groups/115991888428471
21. February, 10:59
Mike Daniels
Thanks Jim J and Kerry Cox and Neuling. Yes they do reward patience. Very sad they are no longer trading. Lukgraph seem to be picking up some of the slack. Guess the market will pick up after Covid.
lukgraph.pl/en_GB/p/Hawker-Nimrod-Mk.1-132-scale/142
Silver Wings are also doing some lovely 1/32 kits;
silverwings.pl/scale-132-ii.html
21. February, 11:03
Steve Cassidy
Thanks Mike I'll check out the page
21. February, 15:10
Rui S
Excellent work
26. February, 20:08
Mike Daniels
Thanks Rui S.
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1:48
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1:48 Fokker E.III (Eduard 8156)
 
7 | 8. March 2019, 18:55
Mike Betts
Looks great!!
18. January, 15:55
Jens
what a model very nice aging / shading perfect rigging
18. January, 16:20
David Taylor
Nice job Mike.
18. January, 20:45
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sashaturbo
Love the cowling and fabric finishes.
18. January, 22:03
Mike Daniels
Thanks very much. Built this one a while back. Enjoyed it. Lovely little kit.
18. January, 22:49
Nathan Dempsey
Wow! That's a nice build Mike.
18. January, 23:50
Clifford Keesler
Agree with Nathan. WOW.
19. January, 02:28
Mike Daniels
Thanks Nathan and Clifford. An excellent little kit.
26. January, 13:23
James C
Fabulous looking Eindecker!
26. January, 17:12
Mike Daniels
Thanks very much James C.
21. February, 11:08

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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 2020, 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 2020, 15:39
Dave Flitton
Very nice!! Most beautiful Hawker Demon I have yet seen!
9. November 2020, 23:00
10. November 2020, 02:16
Neuling
Impressively detailed 1/72 build! Very careful work!
10. November 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 03:30
Mike Daniels
Hi Clifford. Yes, they are really useful if a little fiddly.
11. November 2020, 22:52

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12. October 2020, 11:21
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1:72
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1:72 Hawker Demon (Airfix A01052V)
 
11. October 2020, 17:01
Łukasz Gliński
That's gonna be a stunner
11. October 2020, 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 2020, 10:46

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6 | 26. July 2020, 15:26
Spanjaard
it looks fantastic!
7. October 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 11:28
Spanjaard
just a bit :P
7. October 2020, 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 2020, 11:35
Spanjaard
link seems to fail.....
7. October 2020, 14:43
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Spanjaard
looks nice, thanks.
7. October 2020, 20:58
TWN
Nice build, I like it
9. October 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 11:30
Spanjaard
excuse my ignorance, is Roden as good as WnW?
7. October 2020, 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 2020, 11:39
gorbygould
Wow, what a stunner! At first I thought it was the WNW kit.
7. October 2020, 13:44
Spanjaard
thanks for the info Mike!
7. October 2020, 14:39
Spanjaard
and congratulations again for a stunning model. hard to believe it is 1/72!
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1:220 Clipper Ship Cutty Sark (Revell 05401)
 
26. July 2020, 12:59
Mike Daniels
Im a sucker for rigging!!
26. July 2020, 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 2020, 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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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 2020, 12:31
René "Lord 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 2020, 14:39
Łukasz Gliński
Incredible. That rigging... in 1/72 ... I could only be jealous ;)
15. April 2020, 15:10
Olivier
You seem to like fragile looking crafts.
24. July 2020, 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!
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1:48
Project: Zvezda LA-5.
1:48 Lavochkin La-5 (Zvezda 4803)1:48 Seatbelts Soviet Union WW2 fighters STEEL (Eduard FE846)
1 | 23. February 2020, 13:13
Mike Daniels
Looking forward to this one. Not built a Zvezda kit before. Very impressed so far.
23. February 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 23:25
Alec K
Nicely done Mike. I like that engine detailing - very good
30. April 2020, 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.
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1:72 Felixstowe F.2A (Roden 047)
 
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