John Symmons

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John Symmons

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Hi James.

After your 1/24th builds I can't help thinking you're going from the sublime to the ridiculous with the E.III.

Remember we do this for fun                                  John the Pom.

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi SnipwerUK.

That's a fine looking Phantom. Looking forward to seeing more, well done.

Remember we do this for fun                                 John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi ARfan

Very interesting set of photos and a good read. Another good British idea that didn't seem to go anywhere. Only the British could do a Brown car and expect it to sell, you model really shows the retro style of the original car.

Thanks for posting, and hopefully we'll be seeing a few more cars in the near future.

Remember we do this for fun                       John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi Heather

See you're continuing with your new found interest, the French Air Force. this could be the old Heller mould in a new box. Hobby-Boss also did the D-520 also with very few parts  and with the wing and lower fuselarge moulded as one peice. Good luck withb the painting, I take it you're not going to try the one with the red and yellow nose, pity you can't show it on this forum unless you can sneak it in with some Huricans or Blemhiems seving in France in 1940.

Remember we do this for fun                       John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi Paul.

That's a very nice Porsche and a delight to see a car on this forum, not sure of the vintage of the moulding, but seeing the box it's quite a few years old and you've made a really nice job of it; well done. Love to see more. It's really a pity Airfix seems to have forsaken the auto section of their catalogue, still we can always live in hope for a change.

Keep them coming.

Remember we do this for fun                          John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi Paul.

The picture is worth a thousand words.

Hopefully we'll be reading a review in the not to distant future.

Remember we do this for fun.                            John the Pom

 

P.S. I see the forum is now modulating photos over the week-end.             JtP

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi Tomek22

One thing many modellers use is very fine netting, take a look around a local fabric shop you'll be amazed at what you can get. If you havbe an Indian run store all the better as they seem to use it in their more traditional and cerimonial cloths. As for the camouflage best check any references you can find, of course the first stop should be the internet.

Good luck and would be nice to know how you get on.

Remember we do this for fun                        John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Hi Malcolm.

Welcome to the forum, you'll find quite a few of us old-toppies here, myself included. I'm sure you'll find the hobby has changed a lot since those early days, but one thing hasn't changed is the enjoyment. I echo what Patrick said above that you or your grandson will need the Hurricane, Me 109, etc, just be warneed you could easily have a tiger-by-it's-tail. Looking forward to reading about your adventures and hopefully seeing some results.

Remember we do this for fun                                  John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Thanks Ratch I was sort-of baiting you there. That's a lot of kits.

Remember we do this for fun                   John the Pom

John Symmons

725 posts

Maybe this'll help.

 

Mosquito F.XVII TseTse of coastal command often opperated with a close escort of FB Vs. This is HR 138 Y: Red on invasion stripe: which was involved in a midair collision when returning from a flight. Camouflage of these Coastal Command FB VI was dark Green & Ocean Grey on the upper surfaces with Medium Sea Grey under surfaces. Dull Red codes. Invasion stripes were 18 inches wide,(???) and painted around thewing and fuselage.

Remember we do this for fun                 John the Pom

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