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Gary Kitchen (Erebus Nyx)

Scalemates Schwalbe Group build 2021

From my Captured Wings Collection (although this one was technically surrendered and not captured).
First 1:48 kit, first Tamiya kit, and using Ammo Chipping effects and AK Watercolour pencils.


Roland Gunslinger
Looking good! Very nice engine 👍
21 April 2021, 06:28
Gary Kitchen
Thanks Roland, I'm still finding my way a bit but enjoying 1:48 scale. Your comments are really appreciated coming from someone with your skill and experience. 👍
21 April 2021, 06:35
Andy Ball
Great to see this first(?) delve into quarter scale is to your liking, also noting the a/markets will pop those details out for you!
25 April 2021, 18:26
Gary Kitchen
Thanks Andy. Yes first go on 1:48. Have a lovely looking CyberHobby BF110 to do too. Still a lot of 1:72 in the stash though, so not completely over to the other side just yet. 👍
25 April 2021, 18:36
Juergen Klinglhuber
Nice progress Gary!!
28 April 2021, 17:27
James C
Looking good 👍
29 April 2021, 20:45
Erik Leijdens
Great work! Nice Schwalbe
29 April 2021, 20:55
Gary Kitchen
Thanks Juergen, James, and Erik. I was going to try do some scribbles between the dots but had to forget that as my airbrush skills are not good enough. Anyway a look back at my reference and I realised it's quite dense mottling that's required so I've gone back to that. Pics to follow as soon as I finish the other wing too.
29 April 2021, 21:20
Guillaume Blanchet
It's coming along very nicely! You were right, it does look similar from from the Hobby Kit. Especially details wise.
30 April 2021, 00:42
Gary Kitchen
Thanks Guillaume 👍
30 April 2021, 05:43
French rondels for RAF aircraft ?????
French use Vultee
6 May 2021, 10:35
Gary Kitchen
Thanks Julien. Eagle eyes. I hadn't even noticed I used the wrong set from an old Vultee model, I had a niggling doubt something was wrong but couldn't put my finger on it. Schoolboy mistake. Thanks for pointing it out. Back to the workshop for a decal overhaul I guess. 👍
6 May 2021, 10:39
Gary Kitchen
Tips on decal removal anyone?
6 May 2021, 10:40
Andy Ball
Gary, I'm a bit ham-fisted on these issues, but a nice sharp scalpel or wooden toothpick?...I assume the RAF roundel will be same size or bigger than the French one it replaces, so a little loss of your excellent paintwork wouldn't present an issue?
6 May 2021, 16:51
James C
A bit of masking tape over the top should lift them right off 🙂 👍
6 May 2021, 17:42
Juergen Klinglhuber
You can put it in water or at leat put a water soaked cotton ball over the decal. After a while the sticker is "wet" too. Try to get under the film with a sharp blade and as soon you have lifted it you should be able to pull it off. I was successful with that method.
6 May 2021, 20:07
Guy Rump
Looking good 🙂
6 May 2021, 20:44
Gary Kitchen
Thanks Guy. I'm glad Julien called out my error before I'd gone any further though.
Thanks Andy, James, Juergen- I've managed to cover the fuselage with a slightly larger RAF decal- it has softened well enough to see the inspection hatch still and so am happy with that. I'm going to try and lift the upper and lower wing decals this weekend. Fingers crossed. 👍
6 May 2021, 21:17
Gary Kitchen
Back on track having rectified my decal error. Still need to put the exposed Jumo back in place and then on to washes and weathering.
15 May 2021, 19:03
Roland Gunslinger
Very nice progress 👍
15 May 2021, 19:32
James C
Looking good. Great to hear you were able to resolve the decal issue. 👍
14 June 2021, 18:56


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