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Paul B's 2021 Yearbook


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11 completions this past year, about average for me. I'll run them in chronological order.

 

Fuel tanker and Cushman trike from the Airfix 1/72 USAAF Bomber Support Set, done as post-war civvie vehicles:

 

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 Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8:

 

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Classic Airframes 1/48 Grumman Widgeon:

 

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Airfix 1/48 Spitfire XVIII (converted from the XIV kit):

 

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Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb:

 

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Airfix 1/72 MBB Bo105:

 

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Airfix 1/72 Lynx HAS.2:

 

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Airfix 1/72 Lynx AH.1:

 

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Revell 1/72 F-4EJ, the very basic 1965 kit!

 

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SBS Resin 1/72 Farman F.190:

 

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Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito NF.XIX, converted from the NF.XIII kit:

 

 

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A pleasing year, I was pretty happy with most of these completions. We'll see what 2022 brings, but I have a number of interesting builds planned. Let's see what transpires!

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That was a year of beautiful builds! Very well done!

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3 hours ago, Highlander said:

Mostly Brit subjects ... what a surprise!

Well, one does one's best to balance the preponderance of nefarious foreign subjects with a soupçon of culture, what? 

 

Thank you all for the kind words. 😎

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Wow, sensational work! I love the civilian vehicles; that makes me inclined to get another set to do the same thing! Way to go on all these beautiful masterpieces!

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Thanks, Mark!

 

I can recommend the USAAF Bomber Support set for this, though it's unfortunate that the bomb carrier truck was a specific chassis that was only used for the bomb carrier truck and is therefore in a sense wasted. I don't build USAAF stuff so I have no use for it! 

 

The decals for the Shell tanker are by Arctic Decals - https://www.arcticdecals.com/products.html?id=33921/444734 They also do a colourful Shell version in yellow and red which is very tempting, and an all-green BP one.  The Cushman is in generic markings based on similar vehicles at London Airport in the late 1940's. I made the assumption (using my fully paid-up Artistic License) that London Airport acquired some surplus ones at some point. 

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Excellent information. Thank you, I'll bookmark that website.

 

If you haven't already tossed the bomb truck, I'll be happy to take it off your hands. Just let me know.

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Nice collection, Paul.  I like the Farman a lot, but all look great, especially the Esso tanker and Autocar.

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On 1/5/2022 at 4:21 PM, PaulBradley said:

I'll dig it out - yours for the cost of postage. 

Excellent! I'll PM you with my address. Give me the postage cost and I'll send it on.

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