Our members have been sending in their updates during the COVID-19 Isolation period so instead of the usual meeting galleries we have the Isolation galleries.
Matchbox Victor K2 with home grown scribing, DB resin intakes Flightpath metal and four Matchbox Starfighter nozzles. Oh, and 30 years!"
Hasegawa F-106A Delta Dart, out of the (ancient) box but with Microscale decals, Hasegawa weapons set Falcons, a Master nose probe and Reskit wheels. If you've not tried them yet, Master probes are outstanding.
Frog Macchi MC.202 with Sky decals. A 1963 kit and I discovered serious accuracy issues. I’ve sent it to the IPMS UK editor for the Golden Oldie series, so hopefully it will eventually appear in print.
1/48 P-40 Tomahawk. I diverted from the instructions a bit with the multi part nose as I could see that being a recipe for disaster with my notorious lack if skill with glue! I sued aftermarket decals for this which oddly had real issues with silvering even on a very shiny gloss coat. This Tomahawk served with 112 Sqdn Raf at Sidi Haneish in Egypt in 1941.
1/48th Trumpeter Mig 19 finished as an Iraqi example in the late 1960’s
1/48th Tamiya Dewoitine D520, finished as a Free French aircraft flown in North Africa.
Siebel Fh104A "Hallore" in 1/72 scale by Pavla, and even with the poor focus it looks better in these photographs than it does in real life! I made Pavla's first model, the Fieseler Fi167, back in 2013 and was impressed both with its quality and my end result, so expected their twenty-first to be even better. I was wrong, finding a warped rear fuselage, only two locating holes in the whole model, mating surfaces that didn't, separate propellers and hubs, flimsy etched brass and a single vac-formed piece for the whole cabin and all its transparencies. Having battled my way through the assembly I then had to use Squadron Grey Stuff instead of my familiar Green and found that an absolute nightmare to use. No problems with the decals though, and by then I was glad to see the back of it.
Airfix Buccaneer S2c in 1/72. Lovely model but I did have one or two fit problems. I decided to bung the mud movers on the outboard hard points, rather than the rocket pods, as they were apparently rated for such items. I tried doing a panel line wash on this using oil paints but don't like the effect I got - it just darkened everything!
Airfix Spitfire mk.ia in 1/72. This was actually my birthday present a couple of months back. A nice clean build befitting of a subject that only flew a single mission before being written off in a belly landing.
Airfix Harrier GR7 / AV8B on 1/72. I've not built a harrier for a year so it was about time I did another. This fit the bill and was built with my youngest. It's actually a nice kit for its time but I had to shim the wings and nose for a better fit.
This is quite a departure for me; Motorbikes! Fancied something different, and more colourful. The red and white one is a Ducati Panigale, and the greenun’s a Kawasaki ZX RR (MotoGP). Both are 1/12 Tamiya.
Drilling Machine in Monzo (Virtual modelling app)