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Andy Ball (Lerxst)
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I know I’ll be wrestling with these moulds right from get-go. I’ll build largely o.o.t.b.
Project: The Big Spit
1:24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1a (Airfix A12001V)1:24 Sutton QK Harness (RB Productions RB-P24001)1:24 Instrument Panel Upgrade - Spitfire Mk.I/Vb (Airscale PE24 SPIT)3+
30 | 24. January, 14:11
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Andy Ball
@David: I remember the smell in the Sanderson Arcade so well, my mum knew the lady who worked there as she worked pretty much opposite the store. The new m/shop is long overdue for the town!
10. May, 13:52
charlie whitten
how did you do that my mind is blowen right out of the cockpit i happen to love the spit more than other aircraft and the detail in that thing is definitly on my top 10 detailed spitfire i love the flight control wireing
26. November, 01:29
Munkyslut
I loved looking at this again, it's just beautiful work 👍
26. November, 15:11
Guillaume Blanchet
Wow that a fantastic build!! Great attention to details. I like the wiring.
26. November, 22:25
Lochsa River
Great stuff....one question....how did you get that shadow effect on the walls? Is that with paint or was it done with a wash or a combination. It looks so realistic.
26. November, 23:40
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pleased with the W/O effects
1:72 Vickers Wellington Mk.IA/C (Airfix A08019)1:72 Vickers Wellington Mk IC (Techmod 72135)1:72 WW2 RAF ACCS (Airwaves AC7221)1+
28 | 10. August 2019, 15:55
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Guy Rump
Lovely job Andy! 👍
25. November, 17:50
Gary Kitchen
Great finish Andy. 👍
25. November, 21:09
Mark K
Very nice indeed!
25. November, 22:09
charlie whitten
lovly i resently made this kit and i had a lot of truble with the cris cross patturn so good on you for makeing it look good and to reashoure me that i painted the right places
26. November, 01:25
Robert Podkoński
What more can I say here - really good work, Andy, congrats! I must also say that weathering is perfectly adequate, IMHO.
26. November, 05:49

November 22, 2021

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The late Neil Peart: legendary drummer of Rush. Winter 1980-81 recording 'Moving Pictures'
Project: le Studio
No Infinity CRPlus 2 in 1 0.15 + 0.4mm V2.0 (Harder & Steenbeck 126544)No Sparmax TC-620X (Sparmax SCSP2500)
2 | 5. November, 17:03
Thomas Kolb
It looks very realistic, I particularly like the wooden effect in the ceiling beams. 😉 Anyway, I guess you are busy with this stuff and not going to do plastic for a while. Good luck!
7. November, 07:48
Lex Jassies
That looks like a lot af work, but you made a good start 😋 wish you lots of work fun 👍
7. November, 08:08
Andy Ball
@Thomas: yes this is an addition to a kitchen refit that has grown and grown and consumes money. The beams have disappeared under insulation and plaster board so it will be quite a clean interior. Hopefully done by Christmas holidays
7. November, 09:07
Andy Ball
@Lex: thanks I was hoping to be able to finished by now, but work gets in the way! 🙁
7. November, 09:10
Spanjaard
looks like a very nice place soon 🙂
22. November, 15:46

November 15, 2021

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Some nice details, albeit there are no 'fishplates' on the join....
1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b (Brengun BRP72004)1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk IB late type cannons with covered barrels (Master AM-72-065)
13 | 25. September, 16:59
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Andy Ball
Thanks and most welcome Cuajete, Mark, Mark K. Glad to have you on for the ride!
30. September, 22:09
Thomas Kolb
Following!
7. November, 07:49
Andy Ball
Thanks Thomas, glad to have you along for the show
7. November, 09:04
13. November, 11:25
Andy Ball
cheers Juergen, as soon as I am able I will start this and the many other builds!....
15. November, 15:37

November 10, 2021

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10. November, 21:36
Andy Ball
What. Have. I. Done. ?
10. November, 21:37

November 2, 2021

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In progress
No Infinity CRPlus 2 in 1 0.15 + 0.4mm V2.0 (Harder & Steenbeck 126544)No Sparmax TC-620X (Sparmax SCSP2500)
2. November, 21:40

October 15, 2021

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Oleg Smilyk
Excellent Hurry, Andy, like weathering and detailing!
4. August 2020, 16:37
Andy Ball
Thanks Oleg! Enjoying your builds too!
4. August 2020, 22:16
Micky
Nice work Andy!
14. October, 13:36
Cuajete
Very nice job, Andy... Congrats!
14. October, 18:21
Andy Ball
@Micky and @Cuajete: I'm honoured you took a peek...it's a lovely kit, if a little over-complicated in this scale, but I don't think you'll find a finer specimen in 72nd.
15. October, 10:32

October 1, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
1. October, 22:57

September 29, 2021

Andy Ball started this item
1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b (Brengun BRP72004)
Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b Late production, bubble canopy, four blade proppeler
Brengun 1:72
BRP72004 2013 | Changed parts
29. September, 14:23
Andy Ball owns this item
29. September, 14:21

September 25, 2021

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25. September, 14:46
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25. September, 14:31
Andy Ball added a new project.
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1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b (Brengun BRP72004)1:72 Hawker Typhoon Mk IB late type cannons with covered barrels (Master AM-72-065)
Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib (late)
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
175 Sqn. 2 TAF SW564/HH-T/Tilly the Toiler
April 1945 - Celle DE
 
25. September, 14:08
Andy Ball
I know nothing of Brengun as a manufacturer- but fancy this Czech's limited run kit with its PE and detailed cockpit- reminds me of the Arma Hobby Hurricane
25. September, 14:11

August 12, 2021

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Scratch-built the pitot and added some decals out of the spares-box
1:72 F-16A (Hasegawa C001)
9 | 9. August, 19:49
Erik Leijdens
Great subject Andy! It is about time some brand comes with a quality YF-16 etc! Great work on ours 👍
10. August, 20:34
Andy Ball
Thanks for looking-on Erik! I see you like your prototypes, personally I remember liking the demonstrator camo colour scheme!
10. August, 20:47
Cuajete
Looking so good, Andy.
Next time, you can put the yellowed decals on window for several days or weeks, depending on whether there is a lot of direct sun or a bit.
Well done. Congrats!
11. August, 19:21
Andy Ball
Cheers Cuajete!
Unfortunately I didn't know that "top tip" in 1983! And living in the UK they would be on a window sill for years 😉
so I intend to leave them, in all their yellowed glory, as a "homage" to my prehistoric skills!
11. August, 22:03
Cuajete
Oh... sorry, Andy. I thought it was a restoration. However it was a good job for those years, 👍.
Cheers!
12. August, 17:08
Andy Ball
If anyone out there is prepared to donate their Caracal/Vingtor/Hasegawa YF-16A decals for the demonstrator (blue/light grey camo) 72-1568 May-74, happy to discuss any reasonable remuneration.
12. August, 16:19
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1:72 F-16A (Hasegawa C001)
General Dynamics YF-16 Fighting Falcon
US Military General Dynamics
72-1568 (Neil Anderson)
May 1974 - Edwards AFB, CA
 
1 | 9. August, 13:19
Andy Ball
Can I ask a favour of my Scalemates community?, if anyone has a Caracal or Vingtor set in 1/72nd for this scheme I'd appreciate a PM? Essentially I'd like to replace the old decals with newer ones. Thanks a lot!!
12. August, 11:19

July 10, 2021

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14 | 29. June, 14:55
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Łukasz Gliński
Wow, pic #1 shows how lucky you are, A.! 😄 We're all jealous, aren't we folks? 😉
4. July, 08:47
Robert Podkoński
Jealous? Me?...ok, you've got me, Łukasz 😉
4. July, 14:17
Gary Kitchen
Count me in too.
4. July, 14:29
Palo M
I should start the Victor in my stash before buying the Vulcan. (Yeah, right, as if)
4. July, 18:42
Guy Rump
Following with interest 👍
10. July, 06:49

June 29, 2021

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Ideas
1:72 Avro Vulcan B.2 (Airfix A12011)
1 | 29. June, 12:23
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29. June, 10:10
Andy Ball
This arrived directly from Airfix this morning. Big box. Big bird. Sprues are individually wrapped which seems a new Airfix trend?
29. June, 10:11

June 18, 2021

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5 | 18. June, 09:08
Łukasz Gliński
Welcome back A., long time no see 👍
18. June, 11:10
Andy Ball
Hi Ł, I'm good thank-you....building an extension on the house, so the model studio is out of action....but I will be upgrading it to be more suited to our colder and damp nights later...I hope all's well with you too?, have you had your vaccines?...still working on 1:24th Spit, the two 72nd Lancs and trying to finish the 48th 'Vb.....
18. June, 14:00
Łukasz Gliński
It's ok, thx. Got the bug and got jabbed, so there's no more I can do I assume 😉 Busy year you have over there, we're only struggling with a heatwave, so my attic is out of order for a while. Have to look at your Lanx in the meantime 👍
18. June, 15:43

May 9, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
29. April, 07:44
Andy Ball
My wife's treated me for my birthday. Hoping to connect to my H&S infinity asap and have a blow! Anyone out there have any feedback on this compressor/tank combo?
29. April, 07:45
Andy Ball
Got to say, compared to the pump (made in China) that I did have, this is a terrific tool! The air comes out smoothly (it feels), and it's much less noisy and vibrations lower
9. May, 09:47

May 2, 2021

Andy Ball
Scalemates: can you comment on whether you have had a security breach? Many have received PM in my mates’ in boxes.
2 | 2. May, 21:32
wilky
I was wondering why I received a notification for a message that I'm not allowed to see
2. May, 22:20
Andy Ball owns this item
27. April, 15:55
Andy Ball
These take ages to soak off, and are a little jittery on the future-coated interior.
2. May, 22:08
Andy Ball started this item
2. May, 20:13
Andy Ball and Johan van Meerloo are now mates.
2. May, 13:15

April 29, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
29. April, 07:49
Andy Ball
Had it a couple of years, proving its worth, just the operator needs to up his game.
29. April, 07:50

April 27, 2021

Andy Ball completed this item
27. April, 21:25
Andy Ball
Cracking upgrade, watch those fantasy print shop decals though....beautifully rendered and gossamer thin! I'll post some pictures soon of completed instrument panel on Airfix's 1/24th Spitfire 1a
27. April, 21:27
Andy Ball owns this item
1:24 Sutton QK Harness (RB Productions RB-P24001)
Sutton QK Harness Suitable for Spitfire,Hurricane,Mosquito
RB Productions 1:24
RB-P24001 2010 | New tool Multi-topic (1!!)
27. April, 15:55
Andy Ball owns this item
27. April, 15:54

April 24, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
24. April, 20:28

April 23, 2021

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A great book, human stories behind the two aircrews and the legacy they left our village in January 1945.
1:72 Avro Lancaster B.III (Airfix A08013A)1:72 Avro Lancaster Mk.I/III (Revell 04300)1:72 Lancaster Mk.I/Mk.III (Eduard CX211)4+
14 | 5. September 2020, 14:34
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Gary Kitchen
Saying that I heard that rainfall to date in October ( the wettest on record) was enough to fill Loch Ness! Not sure if that has been scientifically verified though.
17. October 2020, 07:52
Łukasz Gliński
@Gary: has the estimation included the Nessie?😉 Sorry for OT, Mr.A😉
17. October 2020, 08:24
Guillaume Blanchet
My 2 cents on the water in the compressor issue. Mine dosent have a purge valve so I try to keep it in a dry place. Usually Inside the house close to a heating source. I also let it purge itself when strating it up fo9r a few minutes. But if there is too much humidity in the air the water will accumulate again in the compressor. At that point, I usually purge it again when necessary for 2 minute and always spray away from the model to check if there is water before directing the paint stream toward my model.

Good luck with your studio improvement.
17. October 2020, 12:08
Gary Kitchen
Andy good to see you're active again although focussing in on the big Spits it looks like. How fairs the Lanc?
23. April, 15:55
Andy Ball
Hi Gary, yes the Lancs are on the workbench too, just a little to the right....they're being painted when I get to the Spit's Dk.Green/Earth - goal to finish all by summer!
23. April, 20:27

April 21, 2021

Andy Ball marked this item as on order
21. April, 21:51

April 18, 2021

Andy Ball started this item
18. April, 07:04
Andy Ball started this item
1:24 Sutton QK Harness (RB Productions RB-P24001)
Sutton QK Harness Suitable for Spitfire,Hurricane,Mosquito
RB Productions 1:24
RB-P24001 2010 | New tool Multi-topic (1!!)
18. April, 07:03

April 16, 2021

Andy Ball started this item
16. April, 11:02
Andy Ball marked this item as on order
12. April, 09:24
Andy Ball
Disappearing down the rabbit hole away from "ootb" to "throw everything at it" 🙂
16. April, 09:42

April 15, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
15. April, 22:30

April 12, 2021

Andy Ball started this item
12. April, 09:16

April 3, 2021

Andy Ball marked this item as on order
3. April, 22:14

March 30, 2021

Andy Ball added a new photoalbum.
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Cockpit left open to access details...( a minor issue with the "45" whilst gently removing kabuki means we have to prete...
1:72 Tu-128M Fiddler (Trumpeter 01687)1:72 Tu-128M (Eduard 73653)1:72 Tu-128M (Eduard CX536)1+
39 | 10. May 2020, 19:40
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Slavo Hazucha
The dark background & real sunlight work magic - @Neuling I recall another photographer using the sun as the finished models best friend😉

The metal tones look superb in that setup & the Engines too, definitely an aftermarket part that delivers 👍 - in respectively skilled hands, of course...
23. February, 10:16
24. February, 10:51
Andy Ball
Thank you all for those concluding remarks, Guillaume, Slavo and Neuling I loved this kit- unusual and impressive- I know others have commented on its accuracy and I see with justification why. It still commands a presence on the modeller's shelf and am sure would draw attention at any club or fare.
29. March, 17:22
Alexander Grivonev
This looks oddly familiar 😄
Did you add some detail inside the canopy? Seems like it.
29. March, 18:23
Andy Ball
@Alexander G - just a bit of detailing- actually plagiarised from your sources!
30. March, 09:22

March 23, 2021

Andy Ball wants this item
20. March, 15:05
Andy Ball
Don't know if anyone's done a review versus the venerable Tamiya?
20. March, 15:06
Andy Ball
Thanks David, I think this new one may have taken the subject up a notch.
23. March, 09:28

March 20, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
16. March, 14:27
Andy Ball
A quick opening of the box and initial look reminds me of their Wellington- with great interior and a legs up or down option too.
20. March, 07:47
Łukasz Gliński
Looking forward to seeing you building it 👍
20. March, 13:59
Andy Ball
Hey Łukasz, sure!!, I'll schedule for 2025 at this rate!!
20. March, 15:01

February 28, 2021

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This Squadron attacked targets in Holland, and lost many
Project: Ace Ventura
1:72 PV-1 Ventura (Eduard 72 202)1:72 Lockheed Ventura II (Academy/Minicraft 2105)
7 | 5. August 2020, 12:45
hammer
Thank you for posting. ????
27. February, 21:02
hammer
???? was supposed to be a thumbs up.
27. February, 21:03
Andy Ball
Thank you hammer! Appreciate you having a look! Hope to catch your build soon?, best wishes.
28. February, 20:16

January 11, 2021

Andy Ball marked this item as on order
30. November 2019, 15:22
Andy Ball
On order from 'fix themselves...hope to get one of the first batches off the molds....
30. November 2019, 15:23
Sparky Rogers
I see they've corrected the Blue Steel fin in the box art. It was shown folded which is wrong with the landing gear up. Really bugged me
11. January, 14:36

January 8, 2021

Andy Ball added a new project.
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In progress
1:24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1a (Airfix A12001V)1:24 Sutton QK Harness (RB Productions RB-P24001)1:24 Instrument Panel Upgrade - Spitfire Mk.I/Vb (Airscale PE24 SPIT)3+
8. January, 10:06

January 2, 2021

Andy Ball owns this item
1:24 Sutton QK Harness (RB Productions RB-P24001)
Sutton QK Harness Suitable for Spitfire,Hurricane,Mosquito
RB Productions 1:24
RB-P24001 2010 | New tool Multi-topic (1!!)
2. January, 21:24

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