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Good Amazing, looking forward to the "white and the stripe. And the decals!

Questions: Does the decals have the flying tigers "shark mouth" I want do one in this theme. I think some one mention Airfix does have this theme?

What is your scheme or theme going to be Andrew?

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Michael modeller 48 wrote:
Good Amazing, looking forward to the "white and the stripe. And the decals!

Questions: Does the decals have the flying tigers "shark mouth" I want do one in this theme. I think some one mention Airfix does have this theme?

What is your scheme or theme going to be Andrew?


If you goto page 2 of the thread, you can see the decal sheet. I'm doing the top scheme. One of the other schemes has a sharkmouth.

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I like the blue spinner and blue and white tail.

I see the scheme sheet with three plane themes, I did not see the actual decal sheet. Did you post the actual decals? Did i miss the photo? Do have a pic?

The airfix cartography decals are excellent. How are the monogram? decals? I have some Revell pt-109 and black widow in my stash.

I am doing a Zero, the air ace battler of the p-40. Zero need more armor and armament to go up against the p-40 "SHARK"

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Here is the Monogram kit, which is apparently closer to 1/67 scale than 1/72, but who cares?

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I have some nice Techmod decals to use, and will do the upper option "White 13". There's a white tail, and the wings have little squiggly medium green edges, to make a contrast with the olive drab.

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The kit is really basic - pilot on a peg basic. The pilot figure is also terrible, so I may substitute another figure. There is absolutely no cockpit at all, but I may just ignore that.

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The bits fit together reasonably well, at least when dry-fitted ;-) . Very hard shiny plastic with raised details, as expected for a kit of this era. I think I may put it on a stand.

Meanwhile, here is the completed Bulldog. I haven't rigged the radio antenna, as I would have to drill the upper wings, which are a tad too fragile for my liking. All I've done is use Vallejo Satin varnish to dull down the decals a bit.

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This is a fairly nice kit, and I do have another one in the stash, with another set of decals on the Model Alliance sheet :-D

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That one cool Biplane!!! How and what do use for the rigging and guess no drinking coffee before attaching rigging??

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That one cool Biplane!!! How and what do use for the rigging and guess no drinking coffee before attaching rigging??


The rigging is done with thin elastic cord called EZ-line. And rigging does take time and patience!

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I saw Migrant's Lancaster, he said it was tense moment with a fully pained and detail bomber at stake!!

Thanks, well rigging is OUT for me HAHA

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Here is the tail painted and assembled.

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The undercarriage doors have been added, and are not great when posed in the closed position! :roll:

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I'm steeling myself for doing the canopy framing, and the prop, which has quite a complex paint job, has been primed ready for the yellow tips to be painted on.

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That's some great paint work, Andrew! I think you've captured the look perfectly and I don't think I've ever seen that green scalloping done better.

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That's some great paint work, Andrew! I think you've captured the look perfectly and I don't think I've ever seen that green scalloping done better.

The Great Auk


Thanks. I was very pleased with the way the US Green and RLM 02 blended. The scalloped effect was a bit trickier, and I will be able to do a better job next time!

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That Bulldog is a thing of beauty, Andrew!

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The Bulldog is fantastic Andrew , look forward to more on the P40.

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That Bulldog is a thing of beauty, Andrew!


A fragile thing of beauty. A bit scary to handle.

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The Bulldog is fantastic Andrew , look forward to more on the P40.


Cheers Bromo. A bit pushed for time for the next few days. The undercarriage doors need a bit of fixing and a lick of paint. Then I can work on the kit. :ha:

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The Great Auk wrote:
That's some great paint work, Andrew! I think you've captured the look perfectly and I don't think I've ever seen that green scalloping done better.

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Forgive me but what is a "scalloping" is that what is on the tail in green??

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