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Jas Madahar14/02/2012 11:08:22
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Hi all,
 
Just for a slight change of pace, I've decided to have a go at an aeroplane. I looked at the lovely but expensive (and I make no comments about this!!!)Tamiya P51 Mustang, as well as the Trumpeter F6 Hellcat, both in 1/32nd scale. However, when browsing my local internet provider, I came across the Hasegawa 1/32nd scale K1 84 Frank. I decided to do a little research, and found that for a brief time in 1944 over Burma, the Allied air supremacy once enjoyed by the USAAC was lost to the Frank, when in skilled hands, could out perform the Mustang and losses of Mustangs increased. However, poor materials and a tendancy for the under carriage to break when landing, coupled with poor quality pilots, soon saw normal order restored.
 
My model will be one of those camaflaged aircraft, with the home defence white bands. I shall, however, be experimenting with flaked paint, so any advice given would be really appreciated. Also, I shall be using Alclad2 paints, so some serious polishing and careful painting is required. I also intend to paint most of the marking, so again, careful application is required!
 
Due to life's demands, I shall be starting this model in the next week or so. So wish me luck! Oh, by the way, the plastic seat provided will HAVE to go as it bears no resemblance to the real thing!
 
Jas
Tim White 114/02/2012 18:48:01
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Jas
 
Will look forward to it, sir, firmly bookmarked.
 
Cheers
 
Tim
Jas Madahar14/02/2012 21:25:50
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Thanks Tim! A bit apprehensive, but I shall do my best!

Jas
SteveM14/02/2012 21:33:55
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Hi Jas,
count me in, bookmarked! I'll look forward to that Alcad finish
Cheers
Steve
Jas Madahar14/02/2012 22:11:47
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Welcome aboard Steve!

Jas
Johnny Gers14/02/2012 22:16:39
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Yes I'm in Jas.


Johnny
Jas Madahar14/02/2012 22:21:23
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Always value your words Johnny!

Jas
Neil doman14/02/2012 22:22:04
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Looks like this could be a great blog Jas.
 
Anything with Alclads and wings and i'm in.
 
neil.
Jas Madahar14/02/2012 22:26:16
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Well Neil, grab a seat, tea and chocolate biscuits, as it's going to be a very long blog!

Jas
Chris Meddings14/02/2012 22:38:57
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Looks good Jas, count me in

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