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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.


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Takom 1/35th Tiger II Build Day one.

Today I made a start on the kit. And the first place to start was the lower hull and adding the hull stiffener's.

Next came the lower hull sidewall's 

These were then painted Humbrol 133

The masked areas are the demarcation for the ivory areas. 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Takom 1/35th King Tiger early production turret

I received this kit towards the end of last year, after falling in love with it after seeing it advertised. The model represents an early production turret version as serving with s.PzAbt.503. I've called it the early production turret version as the Turret was actually built by Krupp for the Porsche version of the King Tiger.
So below is the box top, followed by the kit contents, instructions, decals and other bits and pieces. I will post details of references I'll be using once I start the build.

And a few pictures of Tiger II's of the 503rd at Mailly le Camp in 1944.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton 17/12/2016

She's nearly at the paint stage. I added some final details such as the surround for the bomb aimer's window with wiper. Under nose aerial and Orange Harvest ECM (both from the no longer with us Airfix kit) as they're both better detailed than the Revell kit.

Friday, 16 December 2016

1/72 Revell Shackleton build 16/12/2016 interior complete.

Today saw me bring the interior to completion with the fitting of the crew door. I also assembled the vertical and horizontal tail surfaces.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

1/72 Revell Avro Shackleton build 13/12/2016 interior fitting out: adding the Galley

In the dead area of the interior I thought I'd add a representation of the Galley and some seating (not a lot can be seen anyway). Here is how it looks at the moment, I need to paint the door and then get the fuselage halves together.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton build 11/12/2016 fitting out the interior.

As I had this Shack on the bench I decided to get my stalled Airfix one off the shelf. But over balanced and fell on top of it and crushed it (as I mentioned in the last update) But...................all was not lost however, as the interior (with some modifications) has fitted into the Revell kit. The dead space you see is the Galley area, and this will be added (well what you can see anyway). See you in the next update.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Revell 1/72 Avro Shackleton WL747 build 08/12/2016

I had a tragedy today as regards my Airfix Shackleton. Well there I was looking at it wondering what I had to do to get her finished when all of a sudden I'm on the floor, and I crushed the Shack. Hmmm but all is not lost I feel as I can use some of the interior for this Revell kit.
Not much to show for today after having my fall only some assembly work and some masking and some extra's that I received.