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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 10, 2021

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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+
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Andy Ball
@Aleš appreciate you popping over with encouragement!
10. May, 13:44
Andy Ball
@Gary: it's a testing build, but I think all model makers need to tackle these 'bête noires'!
10. May, 13:46
Andy Ball
@Villiers: thank you for the comment, some of it is a flight of fantasy- but looks better than the Airfix's offering
10. May, 13:47
David Taylor
Guy and Andy.Theres another model shop popped up in Morpeth JJ Models in the last couple of Years.The model shop in the arcade in Morpeth was always stuffed to the gunnels with kits.
10. May, 13:50
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

May 9, 2021

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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
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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
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2. May, 20:13
Andy Ball and Johan van Meerloo are now mates.
2. May, 13:15

April 29, 2021

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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

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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
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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
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27. April, 15:54

April 24, 2021

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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.
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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

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April 18, 2021

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18. April, 07:04
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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

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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

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15. April, 22:30

April 12, 2021

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12. April, 09:16

April 3, 2021

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March 30, 2021

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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...
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

November 16, 2020

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16. November 2020, 20:16
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16. November 2020, 20:15

November 15, 2020

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15. November 2020, 14:23
Andy Ball
Well, after 47 Christmas's I have decided to ask Santa for this one again. I know I'll be up for so much pain in building it....but it represents nostalgia and unfinished building business!
15. November 2020, 14:25
scalemates
👍 🙂
15. November 2020, 14:26

September 22, 2020

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22. September 2020, 22:31
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September 21, 2020

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All ready for the close. It’s difficult to know why Tamiya re-tooled their Mark 1 recently- this tool is superb!
11 | 17. August 2020, 16:49
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Guy Rump
This Spit is really looking great Andy, I hope you meet your target of completion by tomorrow.. 🙂
14. September 2020, 20:35
Andy Ball
Working those washes Guy...it'll be nearly complete.....
14. September 2020, 21:15
Andy Ball
So here in the UK it's the 80th anniversary of the turn of the tide for the Battle of Britain. Essentially my country's been dining out on this magnificent achievement for this length of time! So what better way to announce said anniversary?....a Spitfire Vb !!!!(that never fought- in case you were going to comment!)
15. September 2020, 15:30
Roland Gunslinger
Nicely done 👍
You don't have to be brave to use oil paint 😄 It is really very simple. I've only been using them for a few weeks / months either. The advantage is that you can still make corrections for a long time because they take longer to dry. You can also simply wipe everything off again.
15. September 2020, 17:44
Andy Ball
@Roland:thanks!!....re. oils: I've used them before and managed to wear off the paint underneath when using the turpentine: so my technique needs adapting. I have a tube of burnt umber to play around on the 2 Lancasters I'm putting together- I'll try them on the internals first.
21. September 2020, 13:29
Andy Ball added a new project.
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+
 
3 | 24. July 2020, 15:03
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Andy Ball
@Erik: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) still has its functioning, flying, Lancaster, based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Additionally there's another Lancaster that taxis, but doesn't fly. Of course, our Canadian cousins have theirs- flying, based in Ontario I believe.
18. September 2020, 12:29
Andy Ball
@Cuajete: thank you. Again!
18. September 2020, 15:17
Jay Dubya
While there is no obvious Australian connection to this bit of tragic history, aside from being a training place, I'll be stopping by occasionally to have a sneaky peak from down under.
BTW: I too went to Hendon & Hennants, on a day off from a business trip, in 2018. I loved how Hendon was used for the bogus US General scene in the Dirty Dozen!
20. September 2020, 06:37
Andy Ball
@Jay: yes, I thought in one of the crews there was an Aussie....but only Kiwi's and Canadians with our boys whom perished. My cousin's airfield at Bottesford had the Aussie crews I believe (Manchesters and Lancs). Anyways, many thanks for popping by.
21. September 2020, 09:39
Munkyslut
Watching ;)
21. September 2020, 09:55

September 16, 2020

Andy Ball and Micky are now mates.
16. September 2020, 13:24

September 14, 2020

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I remember being so gratified that I managed to paint yellow 23 on her.
Project: Flogger’D
1:72 MiG-27 Flogger-D (Hasegawa 712)
6 | 6. September 2020, 14:06
Thomas Bischoff
Great pictures! .. is this an older build?
6. September 2020, 19:30
Thomas Kolb
I first thought you threw it together as a quickie after the Tupolev, but I see now that it is an older build. Must be pretty old, I guess?
6. September 2020, 20:06
Andy Ball
@Thomas B and K: yes, one of my older ones- but recently smartened up.
6. September 2020, 21:04
Daniel Klink
Vety nicely done Andy 👍
9. September 2020, 20:05
Andy Ball
Thanks Daniel!
13. September 2020, 19:23
Łukasz Gliński
That looks grand. What did the 'smartening' include?
13. September 2020, 19:32
Andy Ball
Hi Łukasz, just the pitot tubes and some static dischargers that had broken off. It's one from 1987, I think!
13. September 2020, 19:51
Łukasz Gliński
We all used to believe by then that Soviet 27s had a 3-tone camo (according to the instructions)😉
14. September 2020, 08:53
Andy Ball
@Ł: Have I got it wrong?, I can't remember why I chose the three colours. References weren't my strong point back then!? :)
14. September 2020, 11:50
Łukasz Gliński
Had this kit years ago, having the local rebox too and they both provide such camo 😄
Actually they used to look much more interesting:
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14. September 2020, 11:58
Andy Ball
Ah, well I'll do a Flogger again another day: maybe not the '27 perhaps a '23? Nice scheme for a WarPac workhorse.
14. September 2020, 12:40

September 12, 2020

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12. September 2020, 12:23
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12. September 2020, 12:23

September 10, 2020

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September 8, 2020

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pleased with the W/O effects
5 | 10. August 2019, 15:55
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Andy Ball
@Patryk thankful for your comments
17. December 2019, 18:14
Mark
Superb work Andy, a fitting tribute.
19. December 2019, 21:37
Andy Ball
@Mark, thank-you, it's a great kit!
19. December 2019, 22:03
Gary Kitchen
Andy- a fabulous reference for me. I think this airfix kit blows the trumpeter one away for internal fittings (needless to say your build was fab) I think the exterior of the trumpeter looks like a match for the geodesic/stretched skin look. Also happier with my red dope now Ive seen yours which was tonally darker but I wasn't too far off. 👍
8. September 2020, 05:58
Andy Ball
@Gary: thanks for popping by. I'm really impressed with yours and Trumpeter's kit- I guess the next MkIII in town?, I'm not sure the red-brick dope went everywhere, (note pilot's station area), and I think you've started the tedious interior aluminium cross hatching too?, that should make it really "pop"
8. September 2020, 07:31

September 6, 2020

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1:72 MiG-27 Flogger-D (Hasegawa 712)
 
6. September 2020, 14:01

September 4, 2020

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4. September 2020, 13:00
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4. September 2020, 13:00
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1 | 4. September 2020, 12:51
Andy Ball
OK, so these are from my 1983 build of the Hasegawa MiG-25. I rescued some of the finer details with the addition of a Master pitot (which subsequently got damaged and had to have a scratch built series of vanes added), plus some static dischargers from guitar strings, and new decals. I then accidentally sprayed flat base over some of it, thinking it was flat varnish...so some salvage surgery was then done. I'm happier with it now, and show it here for no other reason than it's one of my earlier builds in the days of Humbrol enamels and brushes!
4. September 2020, 12:59

September 3, 2020

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Here we are....start line again....never tried Hobby Boss before...
Project: The Nightfly
1:72 P-61B Black Widow (HobbyBoss 87262)1:72 Northrop P-61B Black Widow (Eduard CX519)1:72 P-61A Black Widow gun barrels (Quickboost QB 72 082)1+
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Gary Dahlström
One of my favorite all-time aircraft; nicely done.
25. August 2020, 16:06
Andy Ball
@Spanjaard...same old tale...the girl disappears into the dark!.....thanks for the comment
25. August 2020, 16:40
Andy Ball
@Gary - thanks: I hope I haven't diminished your attraction for the 'Widow!
25. August 2020, 16:42
Cuajete
The girl disappears into the dark, but night looks very good! Nice weathering, Andy. Congrats!
29. August 2020, 19:43
Andy Ball
@Cuajete: sadly, these ladies of the night all disappear into the shadowy world of the model-maker's imagination! Many thanks for the observations!!
3. September 2020, 21:39
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When the UK was at the forefront of aircraft technology....
3 | 1. November 2019, 14:54
Guy Rump
I must have missed this Andy, what a beautiful aircraft, we (UK) really mucked up cancelling this project. Great model btw! 🙂
3. September 2020, 09:44
Andy Ball
@Guy: thanks for looking- this one was built a few years back, rebuilt as slightly damaged and rescued from a previous life I had....I remember it to be a real challenge (fit issues), but ultimately commands a presence on any modeller's shelf!, (plus it's good to see the one at Cosford too).
3. September 2020, 10:28

August 24, 2020

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Completed
1:72 P-61B Black Widow (HobbyBoss 87262)1:72 Northrop P-61B Black Widow (Eduard CX519)1:72 P-61A Black Widow gun barrels (Quickboost QB 72 082)1+
Northrop P-61B-2 Black Widow
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
6 NFS Sleepy Time Gal II -239414
Black
 
3. January 2020, 16:36
Juergen Klinglhuber
I'm in, as soon as your idea will get alive. ;) looking forward.
3. January 2020, 22:01
Chris Greathouse
I'm always up for a lovely pin-up girl... I mean plane 😛 On board!
3. January 2020, 22:04
Andy Ball
Heh hehe Chris!, just gotta find the gal !!
3. January 2020, 22:53
Andy Ball
Thanks Juergen....I'm trying to line all the ideas up with my over-stocked stash!!
3. January 2020, 22:55
Maciej Bellos
Following!

Chris, that autocorrect is funny sometimes...😉
3. January 2020, 22:57
Andy Ball
I declare this a Black Day Start
5. August 2020, 11:53
Andy Ball
I declare this a Black Day, finish!
23. August 2020, 20:49
Juergen Klinglhuber
congrats - 👍 - the bird looks great!
24. August 2020, 05:38
Andy Ball
Thanks for your comments and encouragement Juergen! Glad you like it.
24. August 2020, 06:58

August 23, 2020

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Project: London Pride
1:72 Kittyhawk Mk.IA (Special Hobby SH72377)1:72 Kittyhawk I, Ia, II, IIa and III Seat with Sutton Harness for Special Hobby Kit (CMK Q72302)
3 | 21. March 2019, 19:35
Guy Rump
The weathering and rigging on the Tomahawk is excellent Andy, love it. I think some lessons on how to rig are required for me. 🙂
23. August 2020, 10:43
Łukasz Gliński
It's the one I'd love to get one day too. Looks really battered 👍
23. August 2020, 19:30
Andy Ball
Thanks Guy: again another kit that drops together. I know Airfix's is good- but I reckon this one blows it away, especially with CMK additions. I'm now using Ushi rigging which is more to scale but if you need to be dexterous as essentially it's nylon yarn, very thin, flexible and tricky to attach!, but worth it!
23. August 2020, 19:34
Andy Ball
@Łukasz: cheers and thanks for popping by....they didn't 'arf abuse 'em in the desert!
23. August 2020, 19:35

August 17, 2020

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In progress
1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (Tamiya 61033)1:48 Spitfire Mk.Vb (Eduard 49256)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
316 (Polish) Sqn. BL479/SZ-X
World War 2
Scheme A
 
17. August 2020, 11:11
Andy Ball
Well....let's try 48 and see what it's all about, and save the optician's fees!?
17. August 2020, 22:04
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August 15, 2020

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August 14, 2020

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August 12, 2020

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Pleasant port profile view: another coat of matt varnish and I’m saying Dornier Do-ne!
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Andy Ball
@David: slowly, just like the bomber. (Great kit though, can't be rushed!)
5. August 2020, 12:10
Peter Mollenhauer
Excellent work, Andy, again!
12. August 2020, 18:03
Juergen Klinglhuber
great looking Do17 ! congrats
12. August 2020, 20:13
Andy Ball
Cheers Peter, I'm glad you've had a look!
12. August 2020, 22:19
Andy Ball
Juergen, many thanks-I think the Pencil's inherently good looking....I merely coloured it in a bit!
12. August 2020, 22:21
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August 10, 2020

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August 7, 2020

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Finals: last shot of varnish, and despite the dusting some small incursions from the spiders in my studio- darn them!!
5 | 21. October 2019, 11:18
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Andy Ball
@Choppa Nutta: glad we've resolved that!
5. August 2020, 12:02
Choppa Nutta
Haha, indeed !! 😄
always nice to have dispelled a misconception 🙂
Anyhow, always nice to build something with a good back story to it and it is a testament to the bravery and humanity of those brave warriors 🙂
5. August 2020, 14:08
Slavo Hazucha
Well you had to sort it for the 109, on the B-17 it's way easier - any questionable or version-uncertain parts may just be "shot off"... Imagine the coolness/boss factor on a show with someone tellong you that a part is wrong & you just break it off 😄

I've heard the story, but not that specific video... In the war, they were proud of victories & aircraft kill numbers, years after the most valuable action to cling to is the one time not pulling the trigger...
5. August 2020, 15:47
Andy Ball
@Slavo: yes, I would have a huge latitude of artistic licence on Brown's B-17....and I could play some sort of styrene-god too!
What does strike you when listening to Stigler (and I guess all warriors) is the 'natural' approach of de-humanising the target..it's a piece of metal- I have to take it down.
It makes me wonder what the US ground attack guys would have thought when obliterating the Iraqis on the highway out of Kuwait City in GW1...was it almost like a computer-game turkey shoot for them?...what if they'd seen the faces in the dark?
War IS Hell.
7. August 2020, 09:32
Łukasz Gliński
True - "War. War never changes"
7. August 2020, 19:57

August 5, 2020

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5. August 2020, 13:39

August 4, 2020

Andy Ball added a new photoalbum.
12 | 4. May 2020, 12:14
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Andy Ball
@Carlos: yours is shaping up really well too!, thanks!
4. August 2020, 16:11
Andy Ball
@playtime 222 thanks for the technical check!
4. August 2020, 16:11
Andy Ball
@Daniel: if it's convinced you- I am all happy, Sir!
4. August 2020, 16:11
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

August 2, 2020

Andy Ball marked this item as on order
2. August 2020, 21:26
Andy Ball completed this item
2. August 2020, 16:51
Andy Ball
A re-vamp of an old kit: new aerial, wires and a small re-spray.
2. August 2020, 21:09
Andy Ball added a new project.
11 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 PV-1 Ventura (Eduard 72 202)1:72 Lockheed Ventura II (Academy/Minicraft 2105)
Lockheed Ventura Mk.II
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
21 Sqn. AE924/YH-V

Dark Earth, Dark Green, Sky
 
2. August 2020, 19:03

August 1, 2020

Andy Ball added a new project.
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Completed
1:72 Hurricane Mk I (Arma Hobby 70019)1:72 Hurricane camo scheme A (Eduard CX422)
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
GB Military Royal Auxiliary Air Force (1924-present)
501 (City of Gloucester) Sqn. SD-A | V7234 (Sgt. Antoni Glowacki)
August 1940 World War 2»Battle of Britain - RAF Gravesend, Kent
BS381C:241, BS381C:350, BS381C:210
 
1 | 20. October 2019, 15:59
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Łukasz Gliński
I have to admit I didn't get the meaning of "Briney"...|
Thanks Maciej for your inputs, I'm more into planes than their pilots😉
11. May 2020, 20:04
Andy Ball
Łukasz , I don't know if Monty Python is understood in Poland, but they did a fantastic sketch about RAF 'banter' or slang if you will: one of the RAF officers mentions "cabbage crates over the briney", ( I guess meaning the Luftwaffe were coming over the sea), to which the other officer states " don't understand your banter, squadron leader. It's hilarious, trust me!
11. May 2020, 20:13
Łukasz Gliński
Mkay, I have to admit it's really hard to understand the Monty Python unless you're a native speaker. And the local subtitles (or the infamous Polish lector) sound completely different😉
But I found a transcript and I can say I moreless get the sketch 🙂
11. May 2020, 20:21
Andy Ball
There's more I *could* do and *should* do: but I declare her complete.
31. July 2020, 19:09
Cuajete
Well done. Congrats!
1. August 2020, 17:50
Andy Ball added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.I (Airfix A04016)1:72 Bristol Blenheim engine set (SBS Model 72017)1:72 Blenheim Mk.I (Eduard CX398)1+
Bristol Blenheim B Mk.I
GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
62 Sqn. L1134/FX-F (Arthur Stewart King Scarf VC)
December 1941 - RAF Butterworth MY
 
2 | 1. November 2019, 12:46
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Andy Ball
A few post-decal, preshade pictures added. Final leg....
23. July 2020, 12:14
Andy Ball
Blenheim is now ready to receive her guests....,all done
31. July 2020, 19:18
Guy Rump
Great finish Andy, you're on a real roll of finishes at the mo, and all of them a triumph 🙂
31. July 2020, 20:55
Thomas Bischoff
Really nice Blenheim 👍
31. July 2020, 21:16
Andy Ball
@Guy: I've had 4 on the workbench all close to completion and decided to weather them all together once the Hurricane was on finals. @Thomas: thank you, Sir- you have some great works too!
1. August 2020, 07:28

July 31, 2020

Andy Ball owns this item
31. July 2020, 14:49

July 30, 2020

Andy Ball marked this item as on order
30. July 2020, 08:17

July 29, 2020

Andy Ball owns this item
29. July 2020, 12:01
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29. July 2020, 11:46

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