Hi Dannielle. Yes it has been somewhat quiet here lately. Can't say I have been doing much modelling recently. But did do some photos of the Moorabin Firefly and I'll post those when I get back. Ran in to Mons. Carter in Melbourne.
Thanks for asking the question. I had also noticed that, from being very busy, the forum has gone a bit quiet. Perhaps it's the distraction of the Jubilee celebrations!
Work never stops here at RAF Top Landing, however: I have been continuing to finish the little Airfix 1/72 jeep and trailer to go alongside the Liberator. I think that it was originally a Heller tooling and goes together delightfully. Yesterday I put the decals on. So, from two four engined bombers I am now building something that's about 3 inches long!
I have also been putting some paint on the old Airfix RE.8 and wondering how to embellish this 1958 vintage kit. So far, some spare Lewis guns from the Matchbox Heyford and new crew figures are all I have found.
At Hendon Model show I was handed a set of kit boxes which contained a whole series of abandoned 1/72 Spitfire projects, including probably enough parts to make three Airfix Spitfire Vbs. One is almost ready for its first coat of primer. I bought some of the Southern Expo decals at Hannants last week to finish them off with. Will post some pictures soon!
Larry Schmidt (Select Login CSMO) HyperScale Forums 126.96.36.199
June 11 2012, 8:13 AM
We have cleared and auctioned off the contents of Mom and Dad's home and have put it upfor sale. We are worn out. I will be posting a build soon now that things have settled down. I have a Stirling in the works as well as some Toko and Eastern Express WW1 aircraft. Adios, Larry.
Field Artillery brings dignity to what otherwise might be merely a vulgar brawl.
...Just been lots and lots of boring whittling and sanding on the Whirlwind conversion. Just picked up a second Whirlwind for the AMEGB to be built out of the box and, I've been eyeing up a Firefly with my razor saw and a spare Bristol Centaurus engine and having silly ideas!
Ah's bin in Melbourne , Honey!! Ran into a few HS'ers and
June 12 2012, 7:33 AM
had a jolly time wandering and spending , and I managed to sell off a bit of loft insulation as well. Competitions were a bit thin from my observations abut the quality was high - have a look at the sectioned Airfix Lancaster that won the 1/72nd section when photos get posted - it took 5 years by the Polish modeller ( most of us would have built 30 or 40 in that time) but it was a cracker of a model. He built it to honour the Polish bomber crews in WWII, a very fitting tribute I reckon. I did not even rank a mention in the comps but made up numbers! Will post a few photos in good time . Also took detail shots of the Morrabin Firefly and will post these.
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