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Andy341

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About Andy341

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    Modelling RAF Post War types. Officer in RAF VR(T). If it has wings or rotors I'm interested.

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  1. A while ago I stated that my father took some photos while working on the flight line at RAF Leeming, not long after 33 Squadron received the Javelin Mk7s. XH838 F, the one in the photos of the model appears in two of the photos. So, just for the record here they are. Many thanks Andy.
  2. Ok, I have managed to complete the wing section for the Tempest. In order to get everything to fit properly it was necessary to sand the wheel wells so the upper surface was wafer thin. Furthermore, it was necessary to sand the inner surface of the upper wing section so that it would sit nicely on the lower wing part. Additionally I drilled our the landing lights on each wing and the centreline signal lamp. These will be painted and glazed in the later stages of construction. An attempt to illustrate the sanded inner upper wing in order to have the wing fit perfectly. The lower wing surfaces. Note the drilled out lights and the filled in cartridge ejector ports. The plastic is too soft to accurately open them up. The upper wing surfaces...
  3. Johns, many thanks for the thread you suggested it was well worth reading. I consider it par for the course with kits such as this and it's worth putting in the hard work to achieve a good outcome. Kind regards Andy
  4. Great build, I have one of these in my hoard, inspired to dig it out. Andy
  5. Ok, where do I start. After two stab wounds from the scalpel I was using and a 'Who's made all this mess on the dining room table' sort of disagreement things are moving on a pace. The cockpit tub fits together well, however fitting photo etched harnesses in 72 scale I still find difficult, unlike 48 scale. The wheel well has finally been tamed and is a shadow of its former thickness as you can see below. I have done some dry fitting and things aren't looking too bad, although some filler will be necessary.
  6. I said there would be some sanding and filing work to be done. In order to get the resin wheel well to fit between the upper and lower wings major work is required. I did quite a bit of sanding last night, but as you can see there is still a considerable step left in this piece. The resin wheel well The nasty side....
  7. Hi Col. I agree, and considering it was one of last, if not the last piston engine fighters it is not that common in model form.
  8. my mistake, this should have been in the Work in Progress forum, I have therefore re-posted this topic there.
  9. I realised that this is in the wrong forum, so I have re-posted it in the Work in Progress one instead.
  10. Hi, this is the first time I have put the start of one of my builds on this forum, although I have put a number of entries on the ready for inspection forum. My most recent posts and builds have been of 1/48 scale, this one is a return to my roots with a 1/72 scale kit. The chosen kit is Special Hobby's Hawker Tempest MkII or F2 in post war parlance , which will be either an aluminium or camouflaged painted aircraft of 33 Squadron RAF whilst based at RAF Kuala Lumpur around the 1949 - 1951 timeframe. I am trying to model all the types of aircraft operated by 33 Squadron, initially post War types in 1/72 scale. I will be building the kit OOB, but using Model Alliance decal sheet MAS-729021. The kit is injection moulded but has resin components, primarily the wheel bays, a film slide instrument panel and a etched panel to go over the film slide. Any comments or advice would be welcome. Andy Not it many pieces - but looks like some work will have to be done in the sanding or filing department. The decals... k
  11. Hi, this is the first time I have put the start of one of my builds on this forum, although I have put a number of entries on the ready for inspection forum. My most recent posts and builds have been of 1/48 scale, this one is a return to my roots with a 1/72 scale kit. The chosen kit is Special Hobby's Hawker Tempest MkII or F2 in post war parlance , which will be either an aluminium or camouflaged painted aircraft of 33 Squadron RAF whilst based at RAF Kuala Lumpur around the 1949 - 1951 timeframe. I am trying to model all the types of aircraft operated by 33 Squadron, initially post War types in 1/72 scale. I will be building the kit OOB, but using Model Alliance decal sheet MAS-729021. The kit is injection moulded but has resin components, primarily the wheel bays, a film slide instrument panel and a etched panel to go over the film slide. Any comments or advice would be welcome. Andy Not it many pieces - but looks like some work will have to be done in the sanding or filing department. The decals...
  12. Hi, this is the first time I have put the start of one of my builds on this forum, although I have put a number of entries on the ready for inspection forum. My most recent posts and builds have been of 1/48 scale, this one is a return to my roots with a 1/72 scale kit. The chosen kit is Special Hobby's Hawker Tempest MkII or F2 in post war parlance , which will be either an aluminium or camouflaged painted aircraft of 33 Squadron RAF whilst based at RAF Kuala Lumpur around the 1949 - 1951 timeframe. I am trying to model all the types of aircraft operated by 33 Squadron, initially post War types in 1/72 scale. I will be building the kit OOB, but using Model Alliance decal sheet MAS-729021. The kit is injection moulded but has resin components, primarily the wheel bays, a film slide instrument panel and a etched panel to go over the film slide. Any comments or advice would be welcome. Andy Not it many pieces - but looks like some work will have to be done in the sanding or filing department. The decals...
  13. Hi Adrian, thanks for the kind comments. If you like these, there are some more photos of Typhoons that I posted on Thursday 12 Jan under the title of Typhoon Single Seat. Additionally, I have a thread currently running on the Work in Progress forum under the title Typhoon Twin Seat. I will upload some more in the near future. Kind regards Andy
  14. The other day I uploaded a number of photos of Typhoons. Here are some more for reference purposes, both general and detail shots. For those currently building or are about to build I hope these are of assistance. Regards Andy Nose gear looking king from the port side. It is worth noting that the colour is is pale gloss greys Undercarriage looking front to rear. Again note the angle from the vertical of the main undercarriage. Nose undercarriage age looking starboard to port Main undercarriage Looking from front to rear. Note the angle of the undercarriage from the vertical. Starboard wing tip Starboard main undercarriage Looking from rear to front The noisy end Flight line Flight line again. ZJ806 in the great British summer
  15. The other day I uploaded a number of photos of Typhoons. Here are some more for reference purposes, both general and detail shots. For those currently building or are about to build I hope these are of assistance. Regards Andy Nose gear looking king from the port side. It is worth noting that the colour is is pale gloss greys Undercarriage looking front to rear. Again note the angle from the vertical of the main undercarriage. Nose undercarriage age looking starboard to port Main undercarriage Looking from front to rear. Note the angle of the undercarriage from the vertical. Starboard wing tip Starboard main undercarriage Looking from rear to front The noisy end Flight line Flight line again. ZJ806 in the great British summer