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12 Jul 2018 10:45 #41

I agree with the piles of unused PE and I wonder if there is anybody who uses it all..................................
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12 Jul 2018 17:05 #42

This looks absolutely amazing, it’s coming along superbly!

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On the Bench:
Airfix 1/48 Harrier GR3
Airfix 1/48 Canberra B(I)8

On the Shelf:
A family of Harriers, mainly in 1/48 (GR7, FRS1, FA2) some in 1/72 (GR5, T10).
Trio of Eurofighter a Typhoons in 1/48 (EF2000, Single seater and Twin seater).
1/48 Spitfire Mk9
1/72 B17
1/48 Tornado F3
1/48 Alpha jet
Many more...
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20 Jul 2018 19:41 #43

Hi all here is the crane from the kit.



And here it is after the PE











Does anyone know did these cranes have windows in the top (I mean I don't think they stood out on those railings to hoist the ships boats on board) I can't find photos of the cranes details, I would think it would be a fairly simple job to add them if they were there.
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21 Jul 2018 12:51 #44

Makes one hell of a difference but, oh, all that folding.
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28 Jul 2018 18:55 #45

Here is the next sub assy I'm going to attack





The eduard PE comes with PE Oerlikons but I like the kit ones



One of the reasons is the barrels on the kit parts are round also the PE parts are too thin.

I'm adding some of the PE to the kit Oerlikons to make them more realistic (I could add more PE to it but it's soooooooooooooooooòoo small I've left it off)( of course a lot of modellers would be able to add it but I don't have the skills)



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29 Jul 2018 08:47 #46

It really annoys me when round items are portrayed as flat, just not justified to my mind.

Keep up the excellent work Ken.
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27 Aug 2018 20:01 #47

Hi all well I finally got some modelling time (Its a rare thing these days)


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14 Sep 2018 18:48 #48

Hi all proof I've not given up on this.
Here is one of the four pom poms on the next part (they just take so long)

Here are the unfolded magazine casings for the rest of them 

Here they are folded

Now I just have to cut the magazine's themselves and bend them then fit them, oh and then cut out and bend the body's, then cut off the magazine's off the plastic parts, oh then bend the cages for the magazines.
I really don't think I will do PE pompoms again.
I saw somewhere where someone makes resin and PE pompoms for 1/700 scale ships that have 100+ parts, including metal barrels. Whoever undertakes those is either a hero or totally insane, or maybe a masochist.
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