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rob Lyttle

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  1. This is the Canberra airframe I'm working on. lost the knack of pasting pics, so this is a little miracle in itself! Working on the orange/red panels now, with a yellow undercoat. Good advice....
  2. Excellent photos sandbagger. Bet somebody on here has built one with skis. Funny where individual planes end up. I just been reading up on a short Belfast in Cairnes Australia . Suppose they gotta land somewhere!
  3. My Dad was a fitter with Shorts until 1967/8ish. Worked on r&d on the Skyvan too. Massive redundancies when the mod turned their back on this fabulous bird. Such a shame! I can still remember the feeling of betrayal that pervaded the whole city. Didn't know any model had been produced. Must have a look.
  4. This looks like the kinda plane I'm talking about!
  5. I found a set of drawings on the web for a triplane, done up in Red Stars. So did it go to the Red army, or did they grab it from the Whites? I know the Whites got a couple of Short 184s off the Admiralty. 😃I am R.A. Lyttle though! But afraid the A is for Andrew, not Alexander. Close, though. Dyou know, I was well into my forties before I heard of him!? I think I would have noticed the name!... funny how" local" our historical records become
  6. Oooh Redcap! I ve been led to believe that the Tripe was exclusive to the Navy. Naval 8 and Naval 10 made hay with them for months, many Canadian and Australian pilots among them. Got a feeling Australia's top ace, my namesake, used a Tripe to get his tally up and running before moving on to Camels
  7. Way to go, Rob! This is a Man on a Mission... Let's face it, you could spend 3days trying to get yer spray gun and paint organised! This looks brilliant. But you had those gorgeous yellow ringed stars, so rare! How could you resist em?🌟
  8. Love this collection! Nice to see a Canberra in there. I'm trying to get to grips with a B57 in bare metal. I do think you need an f101 voodoo on the team!👍
  9. I know!!... The amount of information these Special Interest Group guys harbour is unbelievable. The trouble is, more info means more detail faffing you gotta do! Hi Will, by the way. Funny the it pulls you back in....😃
  10. Right, that's it! I am definitely going to finish mine. It's well under way, but the build has stalled while I'm faffing around with other stuff. New year resolution - finish the voodoo! No more excuses. And if it's half as good as this one, I'll stick a picture up.
  11. version 4

    Good work Oliver, I mean photo pasting - the personnel carrier speaks for itself. Makes you feel like a Jedi Knight, doesn't it? 👍
  12. It is exciting though, when your carefully constructed bunch of sticks and covering leaves your hand, takes to the air, and you wonder if you'll ever see it again in one piece! 😂
  13. Wlad, wouldn't mind hearing about your outdoor flight stuff as well. You talking about rc planes? I've dabbled a bit over the years but didn't get far. Some of those scale types are out of this World. Cheers
  14. Hewy "important new members please read" on forums, wasn't there an option when you started writing a intro? Talk about the blind leading....😃