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RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Somewhat inspired by Magnus and his Aircraft collection I thought it might be fun (and maybe a little embarrassing for me ) to collate my completed aircraft models since returning to the hobby in around 2006...

These are all 1/72 scale kits from Airfix unless otherwise noted

First up a Spitfire Mk1 circa 2009. Airfix sure have come a long way in terms of panel line finesse since then.


Then a Sea Hurricane circa 2010


And a PRXIX spitfire circa 2011


2012 and I decided to have a little fun with Wallace and Gromit, obviously not 1/72 but 1/12

2013 and along came the Walrus


2015 a Spitfire MkIX


2016 the Defiant made its appearance



and just now in 2018 I finished this Typhoon...




Obviously I'll add to this page as I complete more models in the ensuing years.

Hopefullly you guys who are masters of aircraft won't laugh too much but maybe I am getting better at these things
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC
A fine collection and an excellent choice of subjects!

Cheers

Karl.
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:48 AM UTC

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A fine collection and an excellent choice of subjects!

Cheers

Karl.



Thank you Karl

Hopefully I have improved over the years (just as Airfix have)

I know it's not a large collection, as my main focus has been ships, but that will probably change next year and I aim to complete at least 3 aircraft
goodn8
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 08:24 PM UTC

Very nice work in a fine scale, Russell.

Improvements of kits and skills can be truly recognized.
Nothing to hide, thanks for showing.

Th mas
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:56 PM UTC

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Very nice work in a fine scale, Russel.

Improvements of kits and skills can be truly recognized.
Nothing to hide, thanks for showing.

Th mas



Thank you Thomas

always keen to keep learning
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 07:58 PM UTC
Russell! They are all beautiful and certainly NOT to be ashamed of! Keep on adding them ! How come you have standardised on Airfix by the way? (I could ask myself, I've done a fair amount of the new ones as well ).



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC

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Russell! They are all beautiful and certainly NOT to be ashamed of! Keep on adding them ! How come you have standardised on Airfix by the way? (I could ask myself, I've done a fair amount of the new ones as well ).



Magnus



Hi Magnus!

Thank you for dropping by and thank you too for your kind words! High praise indeed coming from someone with your skills

Why Airfix? I guess at first it was a bit of Nostalgia along with support for the underdog when Hornby began their initiative to renew Airfix's tool bank.

Then it became a matter of value for money, general accuracy and subject matter: you may have noticed I tend to focus mostly on WW2 RAF

Like others though, over recent years I've noticed the quality of Airfix's kits has really improved. Maybe not to Tamiya standard, but for my money they are more than acceptable. The Typhoon was a dream to build and I've recently added 2 more kits to my stash (not to mention the 1/24 bubble top I have residing there as well )

Of course this is not to say I'm 'exclusively' Airfix. I have my eye on an Eduard Fw190 at the moment and I'm keen to build Tamiya's P47 bubbletop "Jug"

All in all, though, I can only hope to get somewhat as good as you guys who are masters of the a/c scene and try to finish more than my standard 1 kit per year