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    CameronianCameronian
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    Air element for an ANZAC Mesopotamia force,

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #2989
    MikeMike
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    Is that a wargames piece or a diorama piece?

    #2993
    CameronianCameronian
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    Wargames, not into dios.

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #2997
    John D SaltJohn D Salt
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    What scale? It looks pretty darn good if it’s 1/48th, outstanding if it’s 1/72nd, and smaller than that I am simply not prepared to believe.  And what method did you use do do the bracing wires?

    All the best,

    John.

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    #3044
    CameronianCameronian
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    John,

     

    It’s the old Airfix 1/72 kit.  The wires are fine fishing line, it takes superglue really well.  After I had struggled to do the wiring I came up with a method which would have made it a lot easier.  That’s in theory anyway, I’ve got a Revell albatross kit around somewhere I should experiment on.

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #3064
    quidveritasquidveritas
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    A nice job indeed.

    JFWIW the 1st Australian Squadron were Bristol Fighter Bombers.  Dunno exactly when they went entirely to the Brisfit but that did indeed occur.  If you are gaming the middle east, you should not miss out on this opportunity to use them in just about every role.

    #3082
    CameronianCameronian
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    Cheers, interesting stuff on the Bristol.

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #3288
    General SladeGeneral Slade
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    That’s impressive modelling. Airfix kits never looked like that when I used to make them.

    #3342
    CameronianCameronian
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    Thanks for the reply.  I know what you mean, this one is the second I’d done after I don’t know how many years.  Adopted a more patient approach than I had in my younger days.  WW2 is growing in interest, so the same applies; donkey’s years since I made up a vehicle kit so wondering how they’ll turn out.

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #3876
    Mick SayceMick Sayce
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    Rather nice looking Harry Tate you have made there.

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    #4746
    CameronianCameronian
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    Cheers, it turned out better than I had hoped.

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #5506
    CerdicCerdic
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    That is very impressive. As I think someone else has already said, my Airfix RE8 never looked like that when I was a kid!

    #5831
    CameronianCameronian
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    Cerdic, when I was a kid I glued the wings on a Spitfire upside down. Didn’t fit? I made ’em fit!

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    #5924
    CerdicCerdic
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    Yes, I had a similar philosophy!

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