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Rob S

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  1. Are you sure you didn't use them on one of your other Group Builds?
  2. Airfix B737-200C Finnair Cargo

    Hey Ray do you want to sell or swap something for the kit's Ansett decals if you aren't going to use them? All of my -200 boxings are old and don't have those decals and if I ever get around to doing a -200 it'll be an Ansett one.
  3. 1/72 M4 Sherman

    729 kms to be exact (or 869 kms if you go the back way and pick me up on the way in! ).
  4. Boeing 737 STGB chat

    I'd like to join this STGB too. Scale will be 1:144 but have no idea which type or scheme yet (but will probably be the Zvezda kit if doesn't present any difficulties and I can get it in the next few weeks) and scheme probably an Australian Airline (of some real or WIFF description if allowed of course). Then again if the P-8 for the RAAF looks the part and there is an easy conversion for it I might give it a go ...
  5. Enjoying this build too. And yes does look like an odd scale Typhoon. Makes you wonder what the 138B airframe must have looked like being a two seater and with the Kestrel intended as the engine.
  6. Hasegawa 1/72 RAAF F-111C 1 Sqn

    From this : to this : in 54 years ... Progress? Enjoying the build but still taking bets time will run out!
  7. Hasegawa 1/72 RAAF F-111C 1 Sqn

    In case people don't know You really know what you are talking about referencing The Tortoise and the Hare as legend has it that you were there at the first telling of it by Aesop ... (Part of the Peanut Gallery / Cheer Squad looking on with interest and knowing that you'll get there ... eventually!)
  8. Short Belfast - Australia

    And if you ask Cairns Airport what the situation is this is their reply : Good afternoon, Unfortunately we are unable to pass on any information regarding the Short Belfast. Thank you. Lots of talk on various Forums but no one has started any sort of Fund Raising to try and save "him" so sadly it looks like we Australians are the ones who are going to get the "blame" for not saving "him".
  9. Airliner III Group Build Chat

    Close : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle
  10. Heavy Hauler-Cargolux 747-8-F

    I believe these days this is called "On the Job Training".
  11. Handley Page Herald

    The Specification I read added up to 43 inches from : "Fuselage length increased from 71 ft 11 in to 75 ft 6 in and maximum accommodation rose from 47 to 56 seats." and I have just reread the article and in the text says : "Handley Page launched in 1960 a further improved version, the Series 200, which was lengthened by 42 in (107 cm), with corresponding increased weights, allowing up to 56 passengers to be carried" talk about confusing! 42 must be right as it's also the answer to "THE" Question.
  12. Handley Page Herald

    I thought it was 15.2 mm? By the way has anyone ever converted (a scale 7.05 mm shorter again than the -100) one of these back to a HPR.3 (in Queensland Airlines colours of course!) and if so what did you use for engines and props?
  13. Just be careful doing something else when you have these on the boil ...
  14. Airliner III Group Build Chat

    Close but so long as you didn't do any take-offs, landings, or banks or turns you should be under 25%.
  15. Upper lobe same but different lower lobes. There is a good comparative diagram in a paper by one of the Boeing Engineers in a book whose title escapes me at the moment. The 367-80 cross section smaller with lots of examples on the net of the details such as : "The 132 inches (3,350 mm) fuselage of the Dash 80 was only wide enough to fit 2+2 seating (in the manner of the Stratocruiser). Boeing soon realized that this would not provide a viable payload, so decided to widen the fuselage to 144 in (3,660 mm), the same as the KC-135 Stratotanker, which would allow six-abreast seating and the shared use of the KC-135's tooling. However, Douglas had launched its DC-8 project with a fuselage width of 147 in (3,730 mm). The airlines liked the extra space, and so Boeing was obliged to increase the 707's cabin width again, this time to 148 in (3,760 mm). This meant that little of the tooling that was made for the Dash 80 was usable for the 707." from http://www.michaelprophet.com/News_articles/The707Collection/The707Family.html