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Queensland, Australia
Joined: March 12, 2002
KitMaker: 837 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 05:03 PM UTC
Been a bit slow here lately. So what is everone main projects at the moment? Any problems with it? Why did you pick it?

Mine is a 120mm figure of the Glosters at the Battle of Imjin during the Korean War. The figure is sculpted by Marice Corry, who used to own the Roll Call and has started doing limited releases and selling them via Ebay. The figure was one of them must haves. When i saw it i bought it straight away especially as i have been intridued by there role in the battle for a while. Here is a pic of the figure:

What about you guys?

England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 18, 2006
KitMaker: 2,828 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 06:43 PM UTC
I was only thinking earlier thats its been a bit quite. Even from Derek (Command post) who seems to live on the forum :-)

Well I don't have any pics to show (yet) but I have mainly concentrating on some of the Aeroscale Campaigns mainly the Down Low, Vietnam (although not started) and running the Tomcat campaign. I'm also hoping in the next month to finish my 1/32 Tamiya F-16 Thunderbird and start my Leonardo Da Vinci plane?
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: March 23, 2003
KitMaker: 2,124 posts
AeroScale: 788 posts
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
i'm a good way into a 1/72 heller spitfire build, that i have been taking in progress pics of, but my computer has been at the guy who looks after it having some bits and bobs done and a cd re-writer fitted so i've been off the "airwaves" a bit, plus its been busy at work too.
other projects are-
airfix 1970's boxing sea king for the helo campaign
airfix 737 at the painting stage
heller spitfire XVIe at the filling and primer stage
and i nearly forgot a dapol stephensons rocket kit almost finished
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,249 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 07:00 AM UTC
I finish my current tour on the 17th Feb
My first big project is moving house and turning the 2nd bedroom into a "model room/den"
As soon as I start building again its aTamiya P47 for Down Low,,an Airfix Bird Dog for Vietnam,and a build review/feature for the new Dragon P38 that Merlin has sent me.
After that an assortment of WWI subjects ,,the Wright Flyer that Betheyn gave me for Christmas and a start on either the Eduard Spitfire MK22/24,,a super detailed Tamiya Spitfire MKI or another wacky camouflage scheme that Im still figuring out how to mask
So many kits!!!!!
Ross,,,,,,,thats a great figure! My Luftwaffe pilot is progressing slowly and I fancy doing another one.One of my uncles was in the "Glorious Gloucesters" at the battle of Imjin and was a POW of the Chinese for a time afterwards.I think Ive just found my next figure project!
Theres also a tribute to my late father which will be the three types he soloed on during his time in the RAF.a Tiger Moth,P17 Stearman and an AT6 Harvard,which I intend to display with his RAF wings and his membership card to the "Caterpillar Club".
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 30, 2002
KitMaker: 8,581 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 04:12 PM UTC
That's a nice looking figure Ross

My current project list is as follows:
1. I started so I'll finish (famouse last words) Tamiya P-51B (started as a quick build but was going the way of so many). I took it into work on thursday and sprayed the primer coat, so now it's back on track.

2. I also took the "mother ship" Fw 190F-8 to my Mistel in for it's primer coat so that project is back on track. I'm aiming one of these 2 for the first MOQ on Aeroscale.

3. Not started yet as I require some interior green paint (I will get some at MK), the Classic Airframes Westland Whirlwind, for the "British Built" theme for Telford.

4. Again not yet started A Sopwith Camel. This is, Hopefully, to be entered in the comp at Telford. It might end up being a Bristol Fighter

5. Again not yet started, but I must do it soon, a Tamiya 1/48 Dambuster Lanc for a mate at work.

These are sort of "must does" but I would very much like to buil/finish:
Finish :-)
1. Eduard Spitfire 24
2. AM IL2 Shtormovik
3. Tamiya N1K1 float plane.
4. Hasegawa Aichi "Val".
5. Hasegawa Ju 87B trop "snake"
6. HPM Arado Ar 196.
7. Tamiya He 219
Build :-)
1. Airfix EE Lightning.
2. Tamiya P-47.
3. Revell Avenger (for the Revell theme for Telford?)
4. Tamiya Beaufighter
Enough, enough

You just know that it ain't gonna happen, so this may be seen as a 5 year project

England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: June 27, 2006
KitMaker: 2,487 posts
AeroScale: 575 posts
Posted: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 07:23 PM UTC
Current Project list - in possible order of finishing!!

1:72 Academy Catalina - Maskol weathering ala Foxtrot 29 and final coats of black to be done. May just get this done for MK show.

1:48 Hasegawa Phantom. Camo and decaling still need to be done. Being built as the australian Phantom from the Point Cook museum.

1:48 Typhoon. My first attempt at scratch building parts of a cockpit - going to be finished as a captured plane - Zircus Rosarius Decals - this may be for the stand at SMW2007

1:16 Tamiya Luftwaffe Ace Pilot - has first coats of paint - detailing to be done.

1:35 Dragon King Tiger - Camo to finish and then weathering.

1:32 Academy Sopwith Camel. Stalled at rigging stage - made a cods of the tail plane, not sure how to ressurect.

Thats the lot for the mo, but i've entered the down low, veitnam and helicopter campaigns, so have models in the stash for these - two of which are Revell, so they may make Telford as well.

Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: December 24, 2004
KitMaker: 1,594 posts
AeroScale: 26 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 12:42 AM UTC

Projects !!!...mmmm!!----now there-by hangs a tale ...or two........?
Awaiting attention -
DSB---Dry Support Bridge


IRB --Impoved Ribbon Bridge

Trojan AVRE----In progress

And at least 4 others --under wraps

...Finish this year ....mmmmm!!!!
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 15, 2004
KitMaker: 4,728 posts
AeroScale: 1,351 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 03:13 PM UTC
Well all it's not even the end of January and my build plan has gone to pot.

My latest project is not 1/144 nor Italian, its not wingy or tracked, does not float or burn rubber, its a figure

I saw this figure while browsing as you do and thought I have got to give it a go, also brought another figure from the same set.

Only base coats applied so far.

England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: October 20, 2005
KitMaker: 1,045 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 05:42 PM UTC
At the minute im conentrating on Italeri's 1/48 A-10 Thunderbolt as its a review kit, the Aeroscale campaigns, the Achtung Jabo (Armorama) campaign, finishing my Tamiya Wespe updated pics can be found Here and doing Horizion's Posion Ivy resin figure.

Once ive got the majority out of the way i want to finish my Eduard Air-A-Cutie and start my 1/72 Hawker Hunter Prototype (hopefully ill finish it before Telford).
England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 18, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 06:35 PM UTC
Wow Luciano, whats the kit like to build etc as I know both Camogirl and I have had our eyes on that one for a while now.
England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 15, 2004
KitMaker: 4,728 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 07:34 PM UTC
Hi Allen,

The figure is very nice to build not to much in the way of clean up was required, although some filler is required when you attach the right leg, and a bit of triming is required for the left arm peg as it was a bit to long.

I did want to put the other figure (the male elf) on a base with this one but their cloaks are blowing in oppersite directions.

Will keep you informed as I go.