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My 2011 Airfix Builds

December 30 2011 at 11:53 AM
Greg in OK  (Login Greg7AC)
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About half the models I finished in 2011 were Airfix kits.

For the War at Night Group Build

The Hawker Hurricane MkI NF, which I started for the Airfix BoB GB, screwed up the half and half paint job on the belly and revamped it for War at Night. Anti-glare panels were from sheet stock. Aftermarket decals.

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The F4U4N prototype night fighter. Remind me never to do a one off aircraft again. Rocket launching stubs from sheet stock, radar dome from Fujimi F4U5N cut down to proper size, magnetic stand.

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The WIFF Westland Whirlwind MKI NF. This just seemed like a lost opportunity for the RAF. Remove the 4 cannon from the nose and replace them with radar, save some weight by removing two of the cannon and fit just two behind the cockpit firing obliquely. Voila! One kicking nightfighter. Radar antenna from a P-70, hypodermic needles converted to strange music cannons. Real fun in a WIFF.

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For the My First Airfix Kit Group Build

The Sikorsky HRS, my first Airfix Helicopter, straight out of the box.

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The Corythosaurus, my first Airfix dinosaur. Literally used a tube of putty to hide the seams, NOT kidding.

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The P-51 Mustang, which WAS my first Airfix kit. Sanded smooth, etched in some basic panel lines, used a stolen Testors cockpit, aftermarket decals, magnetic stand.

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For the Pacific Theater Group Build

The Chi-Ha tank, quick and dirty out of the box build. 1/76 is SMALL for a tank.

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The Curtiss P-40C, finished yesterday. Great kit, I bought 3 more!

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That's all, folks!

Greg in OK

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Massimo La Civita
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Beautiful output!

December 30 2011, 12:04 PM 

Mustang and Hurricane are my favorites.

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Jonathan Burns
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Great subjects too!

December 30 2011, 4:47 PM 

I like the subjects - really interesting. here's a to a Happy New Year! tally ho. Jonathan

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Victor Scheuerman
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Aircraft, armour, dinosaurs.....

December 31 2011, 10:10 AM 

Nice eclectic collection Greg. While the Mustang is excellent, I 'really' like what you did to the Whirlwing fighter!

Another three P-40s! Sales of that kit alone must have made Airfix rich!

Cheers, Vic

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Allan Buttrick
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Good year of fun Greg.............

December 31 2011, 11:58 AM 

I wish now I didn't post my builds so soon.
Looking forward to seeing what you come with in 2012.


Youth, talent, hard work, and enthusiasm are no match for old age and treachery.

Multiple Mosquito Build, 1/72: Intro Part 1 Part 1.5 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Fini

Fathers Day A6M2: Intro Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Finish

Airfix Stuka 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Finish

Airfix Hurricane 1/72: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Finish

Airfix Orion III: Build Tutorial Finish

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William De Coster
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Excellent production Greg

January 1 2012, 6:41 PM 

Love the nightfighter Whirlwind too - looks great

And the Chi-Ha tank, you did it justice

I'm looking forward to your build posts in the new year, spiced up with a fluff of good humour (hope I said this right) !

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William De Coster / still in Prague cz.png / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Airfix, Trumpeter and AML - Curtiss Hawk 81 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V - Part VI - Part VII - Part VIII - Part IX - Part X/End new.gif
1/72 - Frog/Novo - Curtiss Tomahawk : Part I - Part II - Part III/End
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God

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