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GNRI V Class 4-4-0 No.85 'Merlin' [2] by Hawk3rAJ
GNRI V Class 4-4-0 No.85 'Merlin' [2]
See the description here :-GNRI V Class 4-4-0 No.85 'Merlin' for why this is here and where I've been for the past few weeks
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GNRI V Class 4-4-0 No.85 'Merlin' by Hawk3rAJ
GNRI V Class 4-4-0 No.85 'Merlin'
So I've been away for a good while... Where have I been? Volunteering at the Railway Preservation Society Ireland where I've been able to put some of the skills I've picked up from work etc... and contribute some spare time into helping maintain/refurbish/restore steam locomotives.

Been great working down there, but I really need to get back to the model kits aswell, got several work in progress pieces begging to be finished.

Also, I'm not a photographer. Excuse the phone quality image but I feel it'd be a nice touch with all my other stuff
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Aye, so last time I wrote one of these was over a year ago... I'm still here and I still read any comments etc... that come through here, sometimes I might not get round to replying to them and then they get forgotten until a few weeks/months down the line.

So yeah, what's happened over the past year...

Interest in the show has waned to more or less zilch, mostly due to day-to-day distractions such as work etc... Enough to more or less keep me occupied and as a consequence away from the fandom. No problems or anything, but maybe I come round again in the summer or something.

Re-discovered my passion for model making, been quite a few years since I had built a model aircraft. The difference this time is that I have a stable income to actually support it kit/paint/equipment-wise. What has been posted is all the new ones I have built since getting back into the hobby and I have a load lines up and waiting to be built:

Airfix 1:72 Fairy Swordfish
Airfix 1:72 Hawker Sea Hurricane MkXII
Airfix 1:48 Hawker Hurricane MkI

Eduard 1:48 Bf110-G4 'Weekend Edition'
Eduard 1:48  Lavochkin La-5FN Limited Edition Series

The Bf110-G4 is a kinda special one for me... After a lot of digging and research on my Great Uncle who was killed during World War 2, I managed to discover the man who claimed the kill and the legitimate records towards that. My great uncle was a crew member in a Vickers Wellington MkX and was shot down and killed over Budapest in 1944 with one survivor. I've had great difficulty trying to find a decently priced Wellington MkX kit, but during my digging I managed to find out about the pilot that shot him down. His name was 
Wilhelm Johnen, a night fighter ace.

So I thought I'd try and get both of the kits and paint them/decal them to what they were when both Wilhelm and my Uncle were flying. There was also a book that I bought written by Wilhelm after the war called "Duel Under the Stars" which is a fantastic first hand account of the night fighting from the Luftwaffe/Wilhelms point of view and their opinions/feelings when they went up to hunt British bombers... I'd highly recommend the book.

So that has basically kept me occupied for the time being... Models and finding out a ton about both my great uncle and the man that shot him down... It's interesting

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Be my friend, watch back please?Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-07 (Cute Dance) [V1]
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HTF-432 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice models you've got 
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thanks for the trade
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Thank you very much for the trade! :hug:
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Happy birthday
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Hawk3rAJ Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks mate! :D
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HAPPY :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz: BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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