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mildenhall rules

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  1. And on another note, if the decking has to look like South East Asia, a few SEA Phantoms and Corsairs would fit in lovely ! Cheers Tim
  2. WOW, Looks really good, I still think the Canadian hornets look the best, dont know why, maybe Nostalgia from when they used to be in Germany. Still, great kit dude, and I agree, if I could produce anything that was even close to how good that is, I would be a happy man. Congrats on a great build. Tim
  3. Hi Guys, well, its been a while since ive been able to do any real modelling, due to outside commitments, but ive managed to get this done over the last few weeks. Its the 1/144 ARII orion, bought from HLJ and its great. I saw a pic of a dirty, patchy orion on the web, and decided I would have a bash at trying something similar. I recently bought an airbrush, and this is the first time I have ever used one (another reason for going for the low viz option). I wanted to add a bit of life to it, so i put in some torpedo's and what I think are harpoons, borrowed from various other kits. I couldn't find any pics on the web or in my books of what the bomb bay looked like, so its really just a best guess. Hope you like it, I had fun doing it. thanks for looking Tim
  4. Awesome! I am building one at the moment, and if it turns out half as good, I will be well pleased. Great build mate. Tim
  5. Ha HA, Yeah, she put me right on a few things!! Thanks guys, I will show Izzy your kind words in the morning, when she has finished her Easter egg hunt that is! Again, I appreciate you and everyone who has taken time to post. And I really urge everyone who has kids to let them join in, Izzy has made ladybugs, star wars ships and all sorts, its great fun to be able to do it with her. She is doinga B1 next and a an airfix gazelle, both in 1/72 so not to much of a size difference then! Thanks again guys, Happy easter!! Tim
  6. Here are my 1/144 vigilante (with scratch built cockpit and my daughters (Izzy, 7) Tomcat. Hope you like them, there are progress pics on the build thread,
  7. Hi Guys Well, we made it. After a small delay due to forgetting to do her spellings last night, Izzy got the last of the decals, the wheels and missiles on tonight. fiddly decals glueing the wheels on Trimming the fingers, i mean doors! Cheating with the stripes on the arrestor hook. Quick change for bed (it is the crazy time of 8 o clock here) and time for the final pics! and with a few little people around. She has loved doing this group build, and I have enjoyed doing it with her. Thanks again for all your kind comments and encouragment, she loves reading what you guys have written and thinks its cool that people from other countries have taken time to write. She is joining in the dropping Iron build next, I have a spare 1/72 b-1b that she has her eye on, so that along with my peacemaker should keep the kitchen table cluttered for some time yet!! Oh yeah, almost forgot, I finished the 1/144 vigilante too. It was a worthwhile project as it looks much better with a bit of detail added to the cockpit. The starfightre decals are great but, VERY fragile, I had to repaint the red on the engine intake warning decal as i rubbed the decal off due to handling, oops!
  8. Evening! A quick Izzy up date, she sprayed the bottom of her Tomcat white the other day and I masked it up for her. She painted the wheels and fiddly bits while I did this. Then on to spraying the grey, we hung it on the washing line so she could get at it better. We used Halfords grey as it was all I had, though the perfectionist she is, she moaned it was too dark (and she is right, comes with being a woman!), Anyway, we had to stick with it or we were going to run out of time. I gave her some pilots that I had already painted, but she repainted their helmets. One blue with white lightning stripes ( a bit of a fluke this one, she wanted white stripes but, when wiping the white paint off after a bit of a mistake, it looked like lightning, so it stayed) and the other ,with very agrresive looking ladybird dots! Once dry, she painted the blue and yellow on the rudders and strakes. And the black glare stripe' Now, the bit she was looking forward to, the stickers. She is only half way through, hopefully she will finish tomorow. Hope you like her build so far, I will post pics of both our finished projects tomorrow Cheers Tim And Izzy
  9. Hi, Well I have finally got round to starting this one, typically I have lost my starting photos, but ive not got very far anyway. The kit is quite detailed on the inside, you can have the internal cockpit door open for example, but you can see nothing when it is closed up, so I havent done much to the inside at all. It is a typical Amodel kit with no locating pins and quite thick joins between the sprue and the tiny bit you inevitably want in this scale, but with some sanding and tidying up, it is not really a problem. I have added a bit of nose weight, more out of habbit I think! I have also cut out the rear door as I wanted to add to little bit of interest. I will scratch build a 'at sea rescue platform' they would have hung out the door to pick up the downed pilots. Well, we will see how that goes ?! Hope your build are going well. Cheers Tim
  10. Hi Guys, Just a quick update on the Vigilante! Izzy has been doing housework/ cleaning chores all week in-order to gain a 'Brownies badge' so has not done anything, though she wants to do some painting tomorrow. The canopy hoods are really thick as they are not meant to be open, so I plunge moulded some new ones using spare clear plastic, not sure how they will turn out, but its easy to try so why not! Thats it for tonight, hope all your builds are nearly done too! Will update tomorrow with Izzys tomcat. Cheers Tim
  11. My daughter Izzy wants to say something about your mil-24 (she loves helicopters), Great build, its amazing job. Hey you have done a great job on your mil-24, I like it how you made it all camolfaged and how you made the cockpit windows open. What are you going to build next? Love from Izzy (age 7)
  12. Stunning, an amazing diorama that looks so life like. Congratulations mate. 1/144 is my prefered scale, and you have just proved that small is best ! ! Brilliant. Tim
  13. WOW, thanks guys for your really kind words, Izzy is beaming at them (and I am chuffed you all like her work, and really appreciate the encouragment you give her)! She loves modelling, and I love having someone too build with. Time for an up date. Izzy has stuck the engine intakes on, tailfins and nose ,she is funny to watch, she reads the instructions meticulously before commiting glue, and sands all the bits she cuts off. I really could learn a few things off her I think. I am going to introduce her to filling gaps with tippex, I think she is ready (though not tonight as she is playing Lego Star Wars on the playstation, she totally rocks as a daughter!! As for me, well I have managed to cobble together a cockpit from thin plasticard and aeroclub seats. I used photos as references as to how it is supposed to look. I am quite pleased with it, it looks ok from a distance anyway! Just mated the forward fuselage to the main body, dropped the flaps, folded the wings and sprayed the bottom white. My decals have also arrived from Starfighter Decals (highly recommended), so its really taking shape now. Hope all your builds are going well, they all look really good! Tim (and Izzy, She just shouted to say thanks from the bedroom, lazy tyke)
  14. Thanks Guys, Izzy will be so chuffed you like her stuff. Like Antony said, she is now on to a Tomcat, and is nearly at the painting stage already, hoestly, she finishes more than I do! She loves it, but is playing star wars lego at the moment, so I dont think she will get much done tonight! It's great that she likes building, I would recommend to everyone to introduce your kids to the hobby as soon as poss (much easier now, thanks to Hobbyboss kits, they are easy to make, but they still get to do what dad, or mum, do with the painting and decals), its much more fun to have some company whilst playing with plastic! Thankns again guys, I really do appreciate the kind words. Tim (I would get Izzy to say a few words, but she is distracted by lightsabers at the mo, seriously, that girl rocks! )
  15. No worries dude, I think may have made a mistake, I meant grey and white. I will send a PM of the scheme, its just I saw this one fly at an airshow in the UK with my dad quite a few years ago, and it looked great!
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