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2012 models by Grant Matthews
Topic Started: Dec 29 2012, 08:22 PM (748 Views)
Grant
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Well 2011 was a very slow year, so I promised myself I would get some made this year.

January saw the completion of a 1/72nd Airfix Sea King, in the rather fetching Norwegian colour scheme.
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Spurred on, in February I went for colour again, this time the 1/72nd Eduard Weekend Edition Albatros D.V.
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May saw the completion of a rebuild for the archive guys at work. Somebody had dropped a scratch built balsa model
of a Blackburn Bluebird, so I cleaned it up, made some new decals for the side panel and replaced the propeller.
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Then, I had a bit of a set back. The 1/72nd Profiline MD 500. I didn't seal the doors properly and got paint
sprayed all over the inside. The cleaning attempts resulted in a broken kit. So I saved the floats and decals
and will try again sometime.
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To cheer myself up I did a quick build of the 1/72nd Airfix Angel Interceptor. Pure Nostalgia!
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The I turned to aerobatic teams for even more colour. First up, in June, was a 1/72nd Airfix F-86
in the colours of the Frecce Tricolori. A rare blue sky day saw some nice photos taken.
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The was followed, in August, by another 1/72nd Airfix F-86, this time in Turkish 'Flying Swan' team markings.
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Throughout, a WNW SE5a had been moving along in the background, and October saw that finished.
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Come December I put the finishing touches to a 1/72nd Karaya Gloster III Schneider racer
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and I built a 1/72nd ESCI F-5A in the colours of the Norwegian display team the 'Flying Jokers'.
I have yet to make the pole(s) for the in-flight display, but you get the idea...
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9/10 for the year (when I normally only manage about 4).

For 2013 it looks like:

For the Grandson of someone who worked on the S.6B:
1/72nd Pavla Supermarine S.6B

For the SPLASH SIG table at Telford:
1/72nd CMR Sikorsky S-38
1/72nd Hobbyboss Otter with Khee Kha Turbo conversion

For the L&C table at Telford:
1/72nd Airfix Bristol Fighter in 2 Sqdn markings (1959 vintage mold)
1/72nd Revell Tornado in Xtradecal 2 Sqdn markings (1990s? mold)

Happy New Year everyone

Grant
Edited by Grant, May 19 2015, 10:27 AM.
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Mike W
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Hook down, wheels down... call the ball
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Lovely stuff!
I must get me one of those WNWkits tis year.
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Jelly071
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Great Builds. The Se5 is a work of Art
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Spad
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Lovely stuff!
Really liking that SE and great recovery work on the Bluebird.

cheers
Rick
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KallistiUk
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Gotta agreee that SE5 looks fantastic - I'd never have the steadiness of hand to do all that rigging!
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njhanc
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Rigging looks great on all of them. The Bluebird and the Sea King are my favourites though. Nice collection!

Cheers,
Nick
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Acky190
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NATO, why dig in when you can check in!!
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Really nice builds Grant, you have made a lovely job of the Airfix Sea King which I am led to beleive is a pig of a kit!
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