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Space Ranger

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Space Ranger last won the day on June 27 2014

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    Spitfires, V-bombers, USAF, Star Trek, RealSpace

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  1. Mirage GB chat

    Where do we vote?
  2. Detailing a 1:72nd RAF Phantom FG.1

    I'd suggest waiting for the Airfix kit.
  3. KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    Same here. However, my pre-order was for mail shipment to the US, as I will not be in attendance at Telford.
  4. Mirage GB chat

    Due to the deaths of both my mother and my wife's mother in September (two weeks apart!) I will not be able to complete my contribution. Settling both estates has become a full-time matter.
  5. LC-123J

    Wikipedia says the C-123J was a "C-123B with two wing tip mounted Fairchild J44-R-3 booster engines, 10 converted." Joe Baugher says of 56-4395: "To US Department of the Interior as N4393E in 1976. Preserved at Kulis ANGB, AK. By 2011, moved to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, 176th Wing, Alaska ANG."
  6. KP/AZ central discussion, questions & answers

    I've not heard anything about my Telford pre-orders. Has anyone else?
  7. Avro Anson II Conversion

    Do you have copies of these articles?
  8. Re: Trailing edges. What I have done in the past to refine blunt trailing edges of vacforms is this: First of all, remove as much material as possible from the inner side of the trailing edge while taking care not to remove so much that you destroy the overall dimensions and shape of the part. Then glue the wing halves together with liquid cement and make sure the trailing edges are thoroughly cemented together along the entire length with no gaps. When plastic cement is completely cured, flood interior of trailing edge with thin CA; this can be done through the wing root or through a series of small holes bored in the undersurface of the wing. Hold wing level so that CA is evenly distributed along trailing edge interior and give it a spray of accelerator. Be careful to avoid fumes! When CA has cured, refine trailing edge exterior with sanding block and rescribe any detail lost in sanding. I have used this technique to create razor-sharp trailing edges on vacform models. The cured CA strengthens the trailing edge and provides a rigid base for sanding and further refinement. A thin. pourable epoxy resin can also be used if you are allergic to/averse to using CA. CA, however, cures much faster, especially when accelerator is used.
  9. I contacted AZ/KP several days ago with a pre-order, but so far have heard nothing. Has anyone else had a reply to a pre-order?
  10. Avro Anson II Conversion

    Clicking on "Reveal hidden contents" revealed nothing. What secrets are you keeping from us? :-)
  11. Avro Anson II Conversion

    I've just ordered a Special Hobby "Anson Mk. I Late." According to kit reviews, this includes additional parts for "other variants." I'm hoping these are suitable for a Mk. II conversion.
  12. Avro Anson II Conversion

    Or we could be seeing freshly painted blue surrounding faded blue roundels.
  13. Avro Anson II Conversion

    Much appreciated.
  14. 1/18 Fairey Firefly VX376

    What about filling the spaces between the formers with plastic foam? There's green florist foam, urethane insulation foam in a spray can, or the dense blue foam sheet used to insulate concrete foundations in new home construction. All easily contoured with sandpaper. For a 1/18 scale model, the blue foam insulation is probably most suitable.
  15. Avro Anson II Conversion

    Thanks. I am considering that one. I think it's overall silver with red cowlings and yellow cowling numerals. Here's another photo: