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rob Lyttle

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  1. RD.57D-C 1/48 CA B.57 kit bash

    Yup, that'll do it..... 👍
  2. Academy's F86E Sabre in foil

    Glad you're liking it. I started trying out a refurb on the 1/48 Sabre I built a few years ago. To see if I could apply some of these techniques. There is progress, but it has been "emotional" at times. Maybe I should just tag alittle extension on here rather than put up a whole new thing...
  3. RD.57D-C 1/48 CA B.57 kit bash

    Well, I can tell you that my viewing experience is much enhanced, what ever it is you've done!👍 That cockpit assembly is looking pretty enhanced too. Does the canopy hinge up the same way as the standard B57B etc? Or a whole different arrangement inside? And how much lead are you managing to fit in?!
  4. Short 184 at RNAS Newlyn.1916-18

    I'll have a look around for that one. You should try to get a look at the Luftwaffe book if you get the chance. Thanks for the details
  5. Short 184 at RNAS Newlyn.1916-18

    Just this week I was looking through a book on the Luftwaffe crammed with drawings and paintings, and I think it was his work. Is that the book you've got, or has he done more than one? Seriously impressive body of work
  6. Old Monogram Mosquito 1/48

    When it comes to therapy, there's Nothing better than a Monogram job! Look what I just picked up at a show, Major hold up, though. What's the distraction? Love what you've done so far.
  7. RD.57D-C 1/48 CA B.57 kit bash

    If nobody else notices, then it's just me and my cheap shot android.👍
  8. RD.57D-C 1/48 CA B.57 kit bash

    Great to see this machine coming together. But are you using a fancy camera that produces big photo files? This thread is killing my little phone! It can't cope with something.
  9. Academy's F86E Sabre in foil

    OK, I think it's fair to say that this build is done. It's been a blast, and thanks to all for contributing information and encouragement along the way. If I get some good pictures I'll post a quick RFI and a link, now I know how to do it! I did get some aeromaster decals for the 1/48 Sabre. Imagine my surprise when I discovered, after spending enough that would buy a whole kit, that there are no details/ stencils And no yellow bands- it says you gotta paint them on, and then use the black lines supplied. I'm not a user of aftermarket products, and this has done nothing to encourage me! But if I make a job of refurbishing the old girl, I'll put up a bit of a thread. Thanks again
  10. Academy's F86E Sabre in foil

    Somebody STOP me... Always good to see an EE Lightning taking shape,great looking plane. Funny enough, I was out for a drive around maybe 5/6 weeks ago, and I got to a place called Tangmere. It was a famous RAF airfield base through the battle of Britain and much else. There's a museum and outside exhibits there now. I didn't have enough time to go in, but I had a good look around outside and the work shops. They've got a Lightning! It's a majestic looking beast, no doubt! She's going to be a good size in1/48 too. For some reason, they've got a T33Shooting Star on the park as well, which I was delighted to see, for future reference! I guess you know that you need to be careful about RAF planes in silver - they quite often used a paint known as High Speed Silver. Some early jets by deHavilland used wood and plywood quite a bit, but they got coats of silver all over too. But as you can see, that Lightning above has plenty of metal on show. Looking forward to seeing how the build goes.
  11. Academy's F86E Sabre in foil

    Well, it was a good day out. Plenty on display and plenty of buying on the trade stands. I think you might remember this, fox4: Box is wrecked but it's all in there except for the screen and canopy. As you say, great scope for scratching and modelling. Reckon I can get the flaps and ailerons active fairly easy. Plenty of surface area for foil work Had some interested conversations about the Sabre and a couple of other nmf airframes that I brought along and it's always good to meet others - it helps to confirm that you're NOT crazy....!
  12. Academy's F86E Sabre in foil

    Well, just about there, I think. Pitot on, fuel dump pipe (?) at the tail on and red. I got one more tank support to fabricate. Hoping to take her along to a show on Saturday - it's the Farnborough Modelfest . Which isn't much use if you're in the USA, but I'll be thinking of ya! Thinking seriously about having some deep maintenance for the hobbyboss 1/48 Sabre The airframe is pretty sound but in need of a new and improved scheme. I'll be on the lookout for some Decal sheets at Farnborough.( And the elusive Monogram Century series f100 and f101.... might strike it lucky this time!)
  13. Hold fast there, Johnny. I think this thread is about to veer off on a bit of a detour. Something about a French girl in a supermarket with soft hair, or something.... Did he say he gave her a wash,? Hang on, I'll have to go back...
  14. Yep, that's IT...!😃 Brilliant.
  15. Academy's F86E Sabre in foil

    The little parts supplied for the support struts are too short to achieve the angle shown here and elsewhere, So I ve made one, drilled through the foil at the attachment points, and gradually shortened the strut to fit. I'm eyeballing this, rather than using any scientific method of calculating, but I think I'm close. Definitely better than the kit parts. All I got to do is another one!