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  1. The ET and SRBs. I did get the skirts together with some imaginative clamping, and lots of filler. And the payload bay doors. Here is where the bad moulding I spoke about earlier was the most noticeable.
  2. Crowe-t; thanks for the SRB pics, just what I needed! Bill, your stack is awesome. Don't think mine will look as good somehow. Question for all, are those black stripes supposed to be on the raised ridges of the SRBs, or just under them? Some pics as promised.... The underfuse seams. I did glue the wings to the fuse halves first, then glued the fuse halves together. This kept the gaps at the bottom. I did also manage to get a strip of plastic to cover the inside of the bottom fuse seam, and also put in the payload bay piece for added strength before I glued on the payload bay doors.
  3. Thanks Pete, Never saw the first even though I did a search. The other is mind blowing though. Don't think I have the talent or the time to pull something like that off...
  4. Just picked this one up as well (RoG issue), superb decals as per the 1/144 kit. Any how-tos, what-nots etc. on this one? I gather that the sit when sitting on gear is wrong, amongst other things, any advice on fixes? Cheers, Roy
  5. Thanks, I'll post some pics when I can. an anyone confirm that the outside of the SRB nozzles (the rocket nozzle itself, not the SRB skirts) are painted gloss white? (Revell parts 8). Inside I presume a weathered black?) Still on the SRBs, I know the inside of the skirt should have that foam tan colour, but does this extend to the nozzle housings (part no 7) or are they white or another colour? RoG say metallic steel for both. Cheers, Roy.
  6. Thanks, got the ET and SRBs together, filled, sanded, primed, filled and sanded ready for primer/undercoat. Orbiter main parts are together, filled and sanded. Trying to figure out how to get the payload bay doors on. Fit is ok at the top (edges are actually straight) and the positioning of the doors themselves are in line with the rest of the orbiter. But I have an almost 1mm gap along the bottom of the door on one side and 3/4 to 1/2 mm gap on the other. While the orbiter side of the joint is a straight line, the corresponding door side is not. A wavy line that would not look out of place
  7. Hi Guys. Great work being shown here. I don't wish to hijack the thread, but I've got a few q's for you all...... I've just yesterday started the Revell Germany 1/144 full stack and MLP kit. Having been lucky enough to be standing on Cocoa beach when Endeavour blasted off on STS-134 (and have the T-shirt to prove it) I'm eager to get this one done as she was that day. I am planning to do as much as I can OOB, and concentrate on getting the markings/paint as close as I can rather than significant scratching/modifications. Most people who will see it won't even know there is more than one orb
  8. Bump-tickety-bump! Heading off next Saturday. Looking forward to it. Thanks to all the advice here, we made a plan. 5 days in Disney resort, and 8 on I-drive. Will do the disney thing first and then when we hit the I-drive, do Universal, SeaWorld and KSC (I might wrangle 2 days there.. looks like STS-134 will still be there when we are!!!) and what days we have left will be spent on the beach, by the pools and shopping. Maybe take a spin to Busch Gardens. Most importantly of all, is there any good hobby shops there? ;-) Cheers, Roy
  9. Thanks so far all. What we are looking for is as follows Me; Sun, sand, heat, Kennedy Space Centre, sun, days out in fantasyland, sun, sand, Everglades, some shopping, sun and sun. OH; Sun, sand, shopping, sun, Everglades, shopping, sand, shopping, days out in fantasyland, sun, shopping, sand, Kennedy Space Centre, sun, shopping and sun. Son; Disney, food, universal, disney, Space Centre, disney, universal, swimming in warm water. (This is for Jennings....) Been to EuroDisney myself many years ago, so have an idea what to expect. Also spent a few months in West Virginia about 6 years
  10. Hi all, Planning on going to the big mouse town for a family once-a-lifetime type of holiday this May. Just looking for some advice from those who have been there. We (myself, SWMBO and our 8 year old son) plan to do the Disney parks, Universal, and day trips to Sea World, Kennedy Space Centre and a full day trip to the everglades. Just wondering, would it be better to stay in one of the Disney resort hotels, or one of the non-affiliated (and significantly cheaper) hotels and just buy the tickets for the parks? We plan on doing a day at a park, followed by a day of rest, followed by another
  11. Bump! and edited, also looking for the AV-8A VMA-231 USS FDR option from Wolfpack thanks 2010 sheet! By the way, TT I haven't forgotten about your decals either!
  12. Well, I'm in! Probably too late, but will enjoy the ride as usual!
  13. A-380. Only thing big enough for the sack. Or How about that Dornier VTOL transport, the Do. 31? Wacky enough for ya?
  14. Funny, I just did a count myself this weekend. So far, it stands at about 325. I was shocked. I figured about 180-200 at most. Mostly aircraft, but broken down as follows; 1/72 258 aircraft, of which 4 are vacforms, and 67 are the Matchbox collection (glad to see I'm not alone here, I think...) At least 19 are for the Irish Air Corps collection and most of the rest are post-war, jets props and helos. 1/700-1/720 ships, 31, of which 18 are aircraft carriers and all are post war. 1/144 8 1/48 aircraft 9, all post-war/modern jets. 1/24-1/25 cars, 6 1/72 boats/ships 3 1/350 scal
  15. Can't go this year. Can't find a 2010 Telford thread here either. Any news yet?
  16. Thanks all so far for the replies. Just a couple more questions. I've found some correct older style insig in the decals folder spares. The kit comes with the later stars'n'bars. What I need to know is what size (approx diameter in mm) do I need for wings and fuse postitions? I'm still trying to get my head around the guns question. Would a 1943 B-17 on a ferry flight across the pond from US to UK (via North Africa) have guns fitted, guns stowed or no guns at all, fitted later on arrival? The photos above are inconclusive, at least for the dorsal and ball turrets. Tail does look empty. I wou
  17. Could the third pic be the remains of an Lunar Module wreckage? they did fall back down after jettisioning, didn't they?
  18. I'd go with the side view for no splotches, as the front view with Officer Gable may or may not be 42-3090. Thanks for all the info so far, confirmed that she has meduim green fin centre section, black de-icer boots, yellow serial, possibly yellow name on nose (artistic licence to inform the non-modellers). Looking at the pics again armed with that info seems to put it beyond doubt. Also, looking at the interior colours thread, probably best to go with bronze green HU75 rather than cockpit green (HU78) To be confirmed, National Insignia- 6 stars or 4? Also, it appears to be unarmed. Were t
  19. Thanks Stephen, Looking at the '43 Belle film myself, I saw the interior of the access door seemed to be silver or at least very light grey, that's why I reckon on bare metal for the rear fuse interior. Of course, it could just be the door.... Thanks for the heads up on the medium green fin, wouldn't have known about that. Edit, there is also some confusion as to whether or not "T'aint a Bird" was painted on the nose when she landed in Clon, or later when she arrived in England. One story goes that the name came from a local farmer when another asked him what is that in the sky, the reply w
  20. Ok, bear with me! I'm looking to build a 1/72 model of a specific B-17F that no decals exist of. That's not the problem! On 7th April 1943 Boeing B-17F-25-DL Fortress 42-3090 force landed in a field in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland while on a ferry flight from Marrakech. Above courtesty of http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/crashes.htm Plenty of people have researched this event but to my knowledge no one has modelled T'aint a Bird. My questions are the following; As a delivery flight, I'm assuming that she would have been a new(ish) aircraft and therefore fairly unweathered. What is a good
  21. Bought a kit from Ebay. Kit was sealed so not the sellers problem. It's an old one, everything was in the sealed bag except the windscreen (canopy was there though). So if anyone has a spare windscreen, or even one from a built model now residing in your 1/72 AMARC collection, I'd love to hear from you. Cheers, Roy (Kit is same as this; linky thingy
  22. Nice pics. Nice birds. Nice for a change! Thanks.
  23. Looking for the following, DECALS; Partial sheet of Wolfpack Decals 72-003 STILL LOOKING! (Getting desperate!) I'm just after the B-52 bit, but willing to purchase the full sheet if needed. Have loads to trade, if preferred. It's from this sheet; http://www.modelingmadness.com/scotts/decals/wp/wp72003.htm Now also looking for the AV-8A VMA-231 USS FDR option from Wolfpack thanks 2010 sheet. KIT BITS! Emhar 1/72 F3H Demon windscreen. Missing from my kit. Hasegawa Fuji T-1 1/72; again windscreen needed. Kit was sealed so not the sellers problem. It's an old one from ePay, everything
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