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  1. Thanks! Lot's of fun to build. Definitely need to work on my ability to paint faces! ☺️
  2. Still a few things to add to the Riviera (antenna and driver's side mirror) but just about done-done! Spock is made up or 3 shapeways figures that Neil was kind enough to rescale form 1/32 for me (https://www.shapeways.com/shops/nfsmith). 1/25 AMT 1964 Buick Riviera from e-bay (expensive!) and a home-made base.
  3. Two versions of HMS Sheffield (Dragon and Revell). Before and after she was consumed by fires from an Argentine Exocet missile in May 1982.
  4. Bizarro - I can see them but I've clearly not got the hang of posting pics!
  5. Thought I'd throw this in the ring. I'm not very good at documenting things on a day-to-day basis so here's the whole enchilada. (Edited to try to fix photo links) I decided to take a run at doing the Lindberg US Moon Ship as a cross between a bit of steam punk, soviet-style and apollo. One thing that I realized was that there was no way for the astronauts to get down to the surface - or even out of the capsule so I figured they needed an external platform and elevator! Used up a bunch of old PE and decals that I've had laying about for some time. Plastic buttons were used for the landing pads (the original had small rectangles).
  6. Thanks for the comments guys! Originally I thought the color was for the pilot to he or she could gauge their proximity to, say, a cliff. But it's yellow only on the upper surface. As Fred supposed, I do believe that the upper surface of one blade is yellow as a means of increasing visibility. While you may not think that it would make a difference for someone on the ground, due to the motion of the blades which - and Fred could definitely inform us better - kind of rotate along the longitudinal axis as well as flapping up and down relative to the rotor disk as the aircraft is in flight, it does provide a bit of a strobe light effect, increasing the chances of being seen.
  7. You could use the iModelKit app to get you the mixing ratios (there's a free light version here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imodelkit-light/id393872482?mt=8). It allows you to mix any paint manufacturer's products to match. You can even match color's via your phone's camera.
  8. LifeColor makes a couple of sets for WWII US Navy as well. Not to worry about the font! I haven't figured it out yet myself! Graham
  9. LifeColor makes a Western Approaches set: LifeColor Royal Navy WWII Western Approach - Late War Set 2 (22ml x 6). Includes UA 637 Hull Red, UA 638 W.A Blue, UA 639 W.A Green, UA 640 White, UA 641 Semtex Green, UA 642 Corticene. https://www.scalewarship.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=573 The White (UA 640) is a bit of a bear to get to lay down nicely. All the others are very good. I'm building the 1/72 scale Revell Flower Class Corvette at the moment - have had to go back and order more white a few times! Graham
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