Gern's 'Less than a fiver' Cosford build.

papa 695

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Wow some fantastic work Dave
 

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Nice bit of scratch work there Dave. It's made a lot of difference. Nice one.
 

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Thanks Ron. Not perfect, but it's better than it was - which is all I look for when doing scratch bits. I just wish the pics hadn't shown up all the seam work I missed!:sad:
 

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We've all been there Dave......The camera never lies. Easy fix though.
 

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Some very nice scratch building to add detail to this ancient kit Dave. Great work so far.
 

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Finally! At long, long last I've finished!

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Purists will see the decals are not particularly good. I don't know if that's because they were poor quality or just old. There should be a small red centre in the fuselage roundels, but they were separate items for some unknown reason and both disintegrated when I tried to apply them. Both wing roundels and one of the fuselage roundels broke but I managed to fix them.

Not a brilliant job, but it's turned out a bit better than I expected - I'd forgotten how much extra work I put into it!

Can I please remind the Cosford Massive to give me a kick up the butt if they see me trying to buy an old Airfix kit!?
 

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Nice work Dave, and your request is duly noted.
 

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Turned out nicely Dave eventually.:smiling2: We could always kick your butt just as a reminder if you like. :smiling2:
 

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Turned out nicely Dave eventually.:smiling2: We could always kick your butt just as a reminder if you like. :smiling2:
Aw gee thanks John, but I'm not sure I deserve such a generous scarifice on your behalf.
 

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Great job dave , although i’m the last person to be asking to stop you buying old kits , im usually the one whos telling you to buy them!!!!
 

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Great job dave , although i’m the last person to be asking to stop you buying old kits , im usually the one whos telling you to buy them!!!!
Old kits - OK. Old Airfix kits - nnnnnooooooo!
 

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Well done Dave, got there in the end. But wow, look at the thickness of that turret. I'm glad production methods have moved on a touch these days.
 
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