March 2017 – Finished this quick build of the recent new tool version of the Red Arrows Gnat
I built the original crude Airfix version back in the 1970s a few times as a kid;modern kit is nicely done but fiddly around the intakes and panel lines are a little deep
Paint is Tamiya Gloss Red acrylic airbrushed on then sealed with Tamiya Gloss after the decals had been applied
Stand is a coffee lid with a piece of acrylic rod (bent over a candle) hot glued in a hole drilled in the top. Some coins were hot glued inside to add weight to the stand.
Bit scrappy in places but had fun building it
Work in progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?q=Airfix%20Gnat%20CJHM
I’ve been to Godshill a few times over the years; first visit as a kid in 1970s and now the latest visit in March 2017
Perfect slice of British nostalgia
April 2017, calling this one done
It’s the 1/24 Revell 1966 Revell GT350 Shelby Mustang which has appeared in various guises within both Revell and Monogram boxes over the years as regular and Shelby versions
I drilled out the distributor and cylinder heads to add thin wire ignition leads with a small piece of plastic rod as a coil
Engine block is Tamiya X14 Blue, Chassis and Interior X18 Black, Body is X13 Metallic Blue – All applied by Airbrush
Painted body was clear coated with Tamiya X22 which was polished with a Novus set once dry
Chrome is Bare Metal Foil for window frames and door handles; badges, scripts and other details all hand painted
Work in progress pictures here: https://twitter.com/search?q=Revell%20Mustang%20CJHM
Some pictures from my recent visit to The Fleet Air Arm Museum
THE TOWNCROSS ENGINEERING SOUTH DOWNS STAGES
Pictures from a very cold Goodwood !
I visited Goodwood and took these shots of testing for 75th Members Meeting
Ford Escort, Capri, Mustang and Galaxie along with an AC Cobra were to be seen
Also testing were Lola, Delahaye, Lister, MG Midget, Rover SD1, Lotus and other great machines
This is the Airfix 1/72 F6 kit from a few years back, I built the F2A when it first came out (http://blog.cjhm.net/172-airfix-lightning-f2a) and have now got around to this version as well.
I don’t remember having problems with the earlier kit but this one fought me all the way; fit around the nose in particular was very poor; you can see pictures of my troubles on the WIP link here: https://twitter.com/search?q=cjhm%20airfix%20lightning
I used the kit markings for XR728 which is preserved at Bruntingthorpe (http://www.lightnings.org.uk/). Dark\Medium Sea Grey are Tamiya with Lifecolor Barley Grey, all airbushed using my Iwata Neo. I glossed with Tamiya X22 before the decals then finished with MiG satin varnish which is very thin and pooled in places on the wings so could have turned out better.
Details are painted with Lifecolor, Citadel and Vallejo, the nose surround is bare metal foil.