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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul 2017 03:24 am 
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Just completed: the Hasegawa Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc in SEAC markings - actually, I used the Airfix decals on this kit. The stripes were masked and sprayed.

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul 2017 03:25 am 
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My most recent completion: the first armour model I have actually finished in about 27 years. It's the Airfix 1/76 Panzer VI Königstiger (King Tiger). Except for the too short tracks, it is a super little kit:

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul 2017 04:34 am 
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Hot off the workbench, so hot it still needs a tweak or two here and there, it's the Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk.IX (2008 tool) in Johnnie Johnson's markings. The white of the invasion stripes was sprayed on, then I drybrushed the black to try to make the stripes look hastily painted and somewhat worn:

ImageIMG_20170710_231235 by Russell Taylor, on Flickr

Edited to add that the stripes were painted with Mr. Color Off-White and Tire Black. The camouflage colours are Model Master II Ocean Grey, Medium Sea Grey, and Dark Green. The sky band is the kit decal because it matches the squadron codes better than any other colour I had. The spinner is Vallejo Sky Type S from their FAA special set.

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 05:30 am 
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Beautifully finished models :clapping: :clapping:

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 07:28 am 
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Very nice.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jul 2017 16:06 pm 
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Thanks for the kind comments guys!

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A very nicely weathered finish, Dr. Russ!

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jul 2017 20:33 pm 
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And another just finished: it's the Airfix 1/72 new-ish tool MiG-15 using the Hungarian markings from the kit. I added an Eduard photoetch cockpit set, but you can't really see much of it in the photos. This kit was a would be victim of the hardwood floor monster (closely related to the carpet monster), who conveniently rematerialised the canopy, which I had dropped earlier, directly underneath my foot. Fortunately, I have a second copy of the kit and was able, after much swearing, to smash-form a suitable replacement. Eduard masks greatly simplified the task of masking the wheels and canopy.

ImageIMG_20170715_151625.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jul 2017 23:36 pm 
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Magic Mig Marine :clapping: :clapping:

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jul 2017 23:56 pm 
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Don't you just hate that, ( :carpet: ), very nice recovery with the Mig.
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