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John Symmons

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Hi James

 

I see the Hornet has jumped the que. Looking good and waiting to see them both side by side.

 

Remember we do this for fun                              John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi.

One thing I do with every new paint colour is, I've made my own colour chart with the paint manufacture, their printed colour, Cat No & Name, then I paint a small swatch of the new paint. This is done on photo printer paper as that's the closest I can get to a non-absorbent surface, & you'd be surprised at the differences in the colour. Maybe a bit of work to start, but once it's started it really makes a difference.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                     John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi Paul

Thanks for the above site I've now down loaded the 4 free digital issues. Certainly seems to be an interessting magazine.

 

Remember we do this for fun                               John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi RICPA

Welcome to the forum and would love to see the tristar made up, as you say it's a very rear bird indeed.. If I remember correctly Airfix issued this kit just as the aircraft went into service and the moulds were possibly made from prototype drawing before the deccision to use RR motors was taken, therefore the American engines. 

 

Remember we do this for fun                                    John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi RSS.

I know I've already welcomed you in your previous post, but welcome again.

 

Remember we do this for fun                       John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi SD45

Welcome to the forum. I can't believe you've made 16 of one kit, you must be able to make them blindfolded by now. Would love to see some photos of the P 40's, and looking forward to hearing and seeing more of you adventures in Airfix modelling.

 

Yes some of the new Airfix tooling or possibly some of the best in the world, the Dornier Do 17Z, Junkers Ju 87 Stuka and the Nakajima Kate's spring to mind. Personally I don't build bigger scales limiting myself to the "true scale" 1/72, an I see on this forum the new modern jets are also very impresive models. My one complaint with many new tooling is that crew members seem to be absent, and the aircrew sets are almost none exsistent.

 

I see the Bulldog is being re-released this year, this is a loverly little gem of a kit and still stands up well even against modern toolings. I seem to developing an interest for tween war aircraft and would love to see the 1930's Hawker Fury new tooling, make a good companion to the Gladiator and Bulldog.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                             John the Pom

 

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi SD45

Welcome to the forum I can't believe you've actually built 16 of one kit, you must be ableto do them bindfolded by now. Would love to see some pictures and looking forward to hear and seeing more of your adventures with Aitfix kits.

 

I agree this new Aitfix moulding are some of the best anywhere in the world, the Dornier 17Z, Junkers JU 87 Stuka and the Nakajima Kates probaly some ofthe best on offer anywhere, I'm sure others have their favourites, and judging from build comments on this forum the new modern jets are also superb. I don't make the bigger scale kits only sticking to 1/72..

 

I see the old Bulldog kit is being re-released this year and this is a loverly little gem of a kit and still stands up well to any modern tooling, also I seem to be developing an interest in the tween war period and would also love to see the 1930's Hawker Fury to be retooled make a nice companion to the Gladiator and Bulldog.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                 John the Pom 

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi Sniper

Wow! That looks a super Lancaster and an unusual one at that. Well done, It look great,, maybe Airfix will release this version in due course, I'm sure by the looks of yours it should sell in bucket loads. That livery really looks great on sch a large aircraft. Thanks a million fpr showing and keep them coming.

 

Remember we do this forfun                                   John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Visit to local model shop today just to check out if anthing new's arrived. Almost at the end of my perusing when i saw this. I have the old Airfix one in the stash, but somehow missed the first release of this several years ago, and been looking for it ever since.. Then watching some videos of Telford I saw the box on the Revell stand but no information about a release. So image my surprise on seeing this;   It JUST had to come home with me irrespective of the cost. Pity it wasn't the A-7 version used for maritime patrol but we can't have everything. A quick check in the box and all I can say is Wow!

 

 

Remember we do this for fun                                       John the Pom

John Symmons

990 posts

Hi Garryoke.

 

Any Airfix boxing. Just scan it into a JPG file at the highest ressolution you can, enlarge it to your size and get it printed out, either onto paper or some printers will print it onto self adhesive plastic.

 

Remember we do this for fun                                        John the Pom

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