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Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
I'm 47. And after losing Mom am now unemployed (for the moment) I am also disabled, and suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also like Photography, Museums and Art Galleries. Military vehicles have always been of an interest to me, and I only got into aviation after my Father passed away twelve years ago.


Wednesday, 13 March 2019

1/72 Boeing B-17G comparison builds 13/03/2019

Both B-17's are now at the same stage with the flight deck, bomb bay and radio room complete on both kits. So far the Airfix kits wins on the accuracy front. Both kits have their good and bad points. The Airfix plastic is soft, whereas the plastic of the Revell kit is hard. I'm now at the stage where I have to add the ammunition boxes for the waist gunners on both kits. And finish the nose area on the Airfix kit.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

1/72 Boeing B-17G comparison builds 06/03/2019 introduction and findings so far.

I've always been interested in the Allied bombing offensive over Europe during WW2. And I've always had a thing for the B-17, and especially the G variant, which was the most produced variant of the type with 8,680 being produced. 4,035 were produced by Boeing themselves, 2,395 by Douglas and 2,250 by Lockheed-Vega.

These build comparison's will be a build off between the Revell kit which represents an early "G" without the staggered waist gun positions and Cheyenne tail and a Lockheed-Vega built airframe. The Airfix kit represents a late "G" with staggered waist gun positions and the Cheyenne tail.

The interior colours are correct from my own research I've carried out. 

And both kits at the same stage (Revell on the left, and the Airfix kit on the Right). The floor is also correct as it was wood with non slip matting in dark grey.  

So far the new Airfix kit is leading in terms of detail (when I can get another) it will be superdetailed with lots of aftermarket items. But this is an oob build 1. to see how it builds and 2. to compare it with the Revell kit. Also comparing the cockpits on both kits, the Airfix is more prototypical as compared to the Revell kit. But both have great detail. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Meng 1/35 Bergepanther Ausf.A winch assembly complete 23/01/2019

As you can tell from the title, the winch is now complete and ready for paint.

The winch is a model with in itself and is quite chunky as you can see. 

And a mock-up of how it will look in place once I've finished the interior and painted the winch. 

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Takom 1/35 Panther Ausf.A Late with Zimmerit engine compartment finished 20/01/2019

I've now finished the engine compartment with the fans and radiators in place. Now I'll concentrate on the rest of the interior.

Meng 1/35 Bergepanther Ausf.A Maintenance area assembly 20/01/2019

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. My modelling took a slump as I've been feeling unwell. But yesterday evening I did some work on the Bergepanther by assembling the maintenence area which sits over the winch.

As you can see its pretty detailed with compartment boxes and a rack. But all this is hidden once the floor of the maintenance area goes in. But at least I know its there.

And the maintenance area finished and installed on the tank. 

I still have to finish the interior and assemble the winch. So more soon.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Takom 1/35 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. A Late with Zimmerit 12/01/2019 sponson work

As you can see from my last post the sponsons are now in place and are being fitted out. Here is the progress on the Sponsons so far.

These have still have to have more items added to them. As you can also see I've installed the fuel tanks in the engine compartment. 

More when it happens.......................

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Takom 1/35 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. A Late with Zimmerit. Panniers/sponsons fitted 03/01/2019

Happy New Year to all my followers. And a new update for the New Year, and the panniers/sponsons have been fitted. I will now get these painted and get these fitted out.