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bar side

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  1. Building a HAS

    Was considering back dating an RF-4E but I think a resin nose on a F-4 is probably the cheapest way. Or just do a German RF-4E. Would love to do a herc in 1/48 one day, but would be a Lyneham one first
  2. Building a HAS

    What to choose from? RF-4C would be nice but not any easy kit to get / make. Aggressor F-5 is an option, or a TR-1. Any other late 70s / early 80s suggestions?
  3. Building a HAS

    Most time spent fillering and sanding - bit of P38 first then some liquid green stuff until the body and intakes seem fairly sorted. The wings are just taped on now, and the undercarriage is very roughly blu-taced in place to check stuff, but she is looking the part. The cockpit with it cheap bezel enhancement cement looks passable. Not high quality but budget quality. Seats are just placed in & not finished yet.
  4. Airfix Nimrod MR.1

    Used that approach with my Dominie - painted with humbrol rattle cans
  5. Airfix Nimrod MR.1

    I work on the theory now that you spray the first colour (in your case white) and let it dry. Tape on top for the grey and then dust over some white first. The white may bleed up into the existing white but won’t show, sealing up any potential bleeds. Then put the grey over it. Let it dry & tape off. It’s worked quite well for me so far
  6. Italeri b52

    Had a visitor at Mildenhall this week
  7. Airfix Nimrod MR.1

    Like seeing a Nimrod in build, the grey & white just look to me the way it should be. Can’t beleive that no one has every done a vac form 1/48 Comet or Nimrod. Would be a beast of a kit. Keep up the good work on your build
  8. Building a HAS

    Got some work done on the F-4 tonight. I like the ERTL / ESCI F-4. It’s big & chunky with nice recessed panel lines. Bit basic around the intakes, exhausts and cockpit. So so I cut out the area behind the engine exhausts but will keep the kit exhaust parts. Behind them will be two felt tip pen lids giving some depth. some idea of the depth this will give can be seen below. I have used various pen lids on various builds & I think they look the part The cockpit is together now but only decals for instruments. So a couple of raised instrument bezels by cutting fine rings from different plastic tubes. A nice resin cockpit would be nice, but cost more than the it did. Last bit for now. Wanted something to see down the intakes. So my less than great solution is a print out of a photo looking down the intakes of an F-4. These are pasted on to the flat back to the intake inside. Better than nothing I suppose And with the hat done the man body is now closed up. Next step is a bit of filling, fit the wings & intakes and to not far off paint.
  9. Building a HAS

    @Kirk this is a direct comparison of a F-15A vs an FB-111A (longer wing version of the F-111). Not a lot in it.
  10. Building a HAS

    Been playing with photo effects - fish eye, tilt shift etc. Don’t know if they improve things or not
  11. HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    Slightly larger diameter tube section on the end of the rod so that we can see the opening? Lot easier than drilling it out.
  12. Building a HAS

    Cheers Kirk I always thought the HASes were really built for F-111 or TSR2 sized jets, not F-4s and Tonkas. She looks quite at home in there. The Vark is quite a bit longer than the F-15, but the Eagle is a surprisingly big bird. I’ll do a pic of them together at some point. Next one is already started - F-4D USAF in matching SEA camo to the F-111. Something like this
  13. Building a HAS

    So set up the HAS briefly today to see how the Vark looks. Think the answer is quite at home!
  14. Building a HAS

    Extending the collection of 70s/80s USAF in Europe, now consisting of LN (Lakenheath), WR (Woodbridge, Bentwaters) and CR (Soesterberg) tailcodes
  15. Big As MAZ

    Love it!