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Sutch
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Greetings from the Midlands, UK

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Post by Sutch »

Hey folks, I've been reading the forum for a couple of years now (since I started scale modelling again) and am glad to finally be able to join.

144th is quite new to me as I mostly did 72nd kits, but space is now an issue for me and enough of the vehicles I'm interested in are available in 144th so I made the switch. I'm mostly interested in Soviet Cold War vehicles (ground, sea, and air), particularly in the service of Middle Eastern nations and the GDR. I'm also a big fan of WW2 Italian aircraft, which are unfortunately quite under-represented in 144th.

My current long-term projects are the Pakistan Air Force, the Egyptian/Syrian Air Forces, the LSK (air forces of the GDR), and the Regia Aeronautica & Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana - the Axis-aligned Italian air forces.

I work at an absolutely glacial pace compared to the users of this forum, but I look forward to participating as and when I actually make progress on the many WIP kits I have going. I also of course look forward to learning from you all, as my skills aren't even a tenth as good as what's on display here ;) .

Here's a couple of my most recent builds:

L-29 of Egyptian Air Force (Mark I Models) - first time using a rattle can to paint a kit (hence the buggered up canopy - oops).

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MiG-21 SMT (Attack) - this was a camo testbed for a future Finnish MiG-21. I managed to lose one of the main gear assemblies immediately after making it, so in an effort to disguise that I made a little scene of it being propped up on some logs in a field somewhere.

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Re: Greetings from the Midlands, UK

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welcome. I love the scene, very creative.
Regards
Peter

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And a warm welcome from me, too. Rattle cans aren't the easiest when dealing with models of the usual dimensions encountered in 1/144, so you've done well there. Not entirely sure I'd be posing any of my models on the arm of a chair, though. I do a good enough job knocking them off the workbench! :P
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A big welcome from me too, to complete the Australian trifecta. :)

Love the Delfin too by the way. Don’t hesitate to show some more!

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The Aussie trifecta ... again! :P
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Post by BigReg »

For some reason the Aussies seem to be up all night! It's a welcome from here in Devon too. Nice to see some smaller air forces get some exposure. I too use rattle came but you do have to be extra careful with the masking.
David in Devon

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