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About stevehnz

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  • Birthday 04/26/1955

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    Nelson, New Zealand
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    Scale Models, Aviation, Land Rovers, The great outdoors, Cycling, Travel.

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  1. stevehnz

    Shawn's F-4C in NYANG markings

    Don't worry, I used to suffer from the same stupidity. To my mind, if its worth drawing attention to, & most of them are, its worth putting a link in to them, the best way to really show them off. Thanks @phantom for the link. Steve.
  2. Early days my modelling was begun with 1/72, Revell, Frog & Airfix, I did do some 1/48 for a bit, there was a local brand, RSL Classic which sold various others 1/48 kits as 1/50, Phantom, F-86D, P-38, Spitfire IX, hellcat, Hell Diver & Bf 109E Badly made & painted with the set of prime colours which was all I could get50-55 years ago. Basically I seem to have decided they took up too much room & too much paint & when Humbrol Authentics came along it was back to Frog, Airfix & Revell in that order. I'm still a devoted 1/72nd modeller. Steve.
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    Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K

    A lovely job on that indeed Joel, pleased I got back in time for the show, I got tied up seeing my MiL into the hereafter, nothing sinister I hasten to add, just a nasty disease & a slow lingering demise, very trying & upsetting for all. seeing this beautiful job is a great encouragement. Steve.
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    Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K

    That is looking great Joel, really looking forward to the final reveal on this. Steve.
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    Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18C VMFA 212

    That is really tidy in a beautifully scruffy sort of way. 🙂 Steve.
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    Siege of Jadotville diorama

    Nice to see this Thommo, I've got decals for the 1/72 version, no super detailing for me. I'm happy to leave that to talented types like you 🙂 Steve
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    Fujimi 1/24 scale Martini Porsche 917 K

    Coming along beautifully Joel, the decals look stunning. Steve.
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    1/72 Canadair Mk 6 Golden Hawks

    Lovely tidy job on this John. I'm liking. 🙂 Steve.
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    Spruebrothers and supply chains?

    I;ve just ordered a decal set off Spruebrothers, that I'd been watching for a bit, I was happy to see it showing a mid summer discount of -40% 🙂 I know that some of the Minicraft 1/144 kits I'd like are out of stock but it seems to be like that most at other places other than places I can't afford the postage from. Steve.
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    Westland Lysander Question

    Hi Steven, pretty sure it was an inspection panel of some sort. Some kits show it as a panel, some will give you a clear piece to put in their. Afaik, not all Lizzies had the clear piece so if you can find a photo of your subject then go with what you see. This diagram may help. It looks to me like the starter handle hatch. Steve.
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    Canadair Sabre 6 GH--- 1/72 Hobbycraft kit

    I'm liking the look of that John, your gold is superb. 🙂 Steve.
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    RAF Mildenhall photo thread

    An amazing & wonderful array of photos, thanks for sharing them. Steve.
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    Seagull from HMAS Australia 1/72

    Hi Thommo, I'll keep an eye on this, one of these in stock. They appear to build quite well. Steve.
  14. stevehnz

    The future of group builds?

    I haven't done a GB on here for some years & when I did it ran for 6 months. great I thought but it quickly seemed like the racing rabbits got theirs done in short order & then for the more tardy among as, as we came in we found the crowd had gone home, the grandstand was packed away & it was difficult to feel that sense of achievement. Other forums I've taken part in GBs on have shorter times, from 3 weeks to 3 months. To me, 3 weeks is too short, i've done them but felt I was rushing things with a consequent compromise in how I wished I'd done things, 2 to 3 months works well enough, there is always good support. especially if mods keep on the job & there is a good community thing going. I would support smaller trigger numbers & quicker kick off times, its my impression the forum has bled quite a few mwebers after uograde hassles & maybe photobucket hassles last year. It would be good to see some Zing back in it again. heck i might even try one myself & I'm officially not doing GBs this year. Steve. S
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    Linux Mint 19 is here!

    I shall share this with my computer savvy middle offspring, I've been after him to install Linux on my last computer which should have enough grunt after looking at those system requirements. Thanks for the heads up. Steve.