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Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
I'm 45. And currently a full time carer for Mom.. I am also disabled, and suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also like Photography, Museums and Art Galleries. I have a keen interest in Military aviation. The Korean War and the Allied Bombing Offensive over Europe 1939-1945. And also a keen interest in Military vehicles.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

1/48 Spitfire build 25/08/2016

Well the other Mk.XVI stalled as I was waiting for bits to arrive in the mail. I have those parts now and work can now continue.

And also got the IP done.

And I commenced work on the cockpit floor and control column

And I'll be using a few of the Roy Sutherland bits, the rest will go in the spares box. The bits I am using have already been painted and are ready for decalling before installing.

Now I'm in the swing of things so to speak I'll be able to get more done on the Spit. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016

More Spitfire's 14/08/2016

I've just finished one Spitfire Mk.XVI, and now I have two on my bench. One a low-back, and the other is a high-back version.
At the moment the cockpit's are currently in work. The low-back version has had some of the PE details added, and the high-back has yet to have the detailing.

There will be more soon! Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo keep watching!

Eduard 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI

She's finished. I had a blast with this kit, and also love the colour. SL721 was personal airframe of AVM James Milne Robb, who was at the time head of Fighter Command, and would tour Fighter Command bases in the UK in this aircraft.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

1/48 Spitfire build 11/08/2016 nearly there!

I'm nearly there with the Spitfire build. Just the prop and spinner to add, and then I can do the detail painting, and add all the details.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

1/48 Spitfire build 09/08/2016

The Spit is now on her chassis. Hopefully (fingers crossed) she may be finished by the weekend.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

1/48 Spitfire build 06/08/2016

This is a big catch up, as I've made so much progress with the Spit recently. A few weeks ago I made big progress with the Spit with it becoming a whole airframe.

Then I got some paint applied to the model.

And then got the decals applied giving the Spit an identity. 

So that's where I am with this build at the moment. 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

My latest 23/07/2016 Trumpeter 1/35 VK30.01

Henschel VK30.01. This was a Medium weight classification hull and chassis between 30-40 tons. In all eight chassis were ordered, with the first chassis being ordered in March, 1941, but in May of the same year, the VK30.01 order was cancelled in favour of the Henschel VK36.01 (which in turn led to the PzKpfw VI Tiger I). In the September of 1941 two more chassis followed (which were earmarked for conversion. The VK30.01 was extensively used for testing and driver training only. Along with the chassis/hull, 12 turrets were built by armament specialists Krupp. Six of the turrets were to be armed with 7.5cm (75mm) KwK L/24 guns. These turrets however, were never mated to the hulls, but were used in coastal defence emplacements instead. The model is hypothetical in how it would have looked if it had gone into service with the German Army (Heere). The two VK30.01 chassis which had been built in September, 1941 were both converted to self-propelled guns mounting a 12.8cm (128mm) K L/61 gun each, and were both used on the Eastern Front for combat trials.