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Romeo Alpha Yankee

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About Romeo Alpha Yankee

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    once known as Trojan Thunder....
  • Birthday 17/10/62

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    Canberra, Australia
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    RAAF, FinAF, Airliners, Transports, Helicopters

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  1. 1/72 Heller Mirage IV

    Slapped some paint on the seats and cockpit, I don't seem to have the patience of others when it comes to detail painting these parts, a few dots of colour and some dry brushing is all I manage. ...and then it is tucked away into the fuselage ...which needed a little persuasive taping and clamping to make everything stay in place.
  2. Swiss Mirage IIIRS 1/32 Italeri

    Your detail painting is very nice Evert. I also am intrigued by the cockpit colour, I had presumed all Mirage III cockpits were black! Did the Swiss IIIRs get a refurb and new colour cockpit at some time?
  3. 1/72 Heller Mirage IV

    After digging the kit out and finding some 'research' pictures I started to wonder why I did not build this kit long ago. I know I have tried to offload it at a swap and sell stalls for the past few years. I am glad I have not now. I found an build review and with some TLC it builds up nicely. I don't think I will rescribe it, the raised detail looks very nice. The problem I do have with the kit is that decal sheet has been heat damaged from being up in the 'loft' for quite a few southern summers. I have a Wolfpak sheet I will find and use it though. The plastic is a lot harder than the Mirage III I just finished. Hopefully, it is not an issue with the build. Turns out I still had the box. With parts still present, lovely dark green plastic. So on with it, I started by removing the fuselage, wings and cockpit parts from the sprues Part of my initial research was to find out what type of ejection seats the IV had, turns out they were Martin Baker Mk4s. Which was good as I knew I had some Mk4s from a couple of High Planes Mirage III kits in the stash (that also came with additional Mk6s for later RAAF IIIOs). I think they look a little better than the kit seats. I started assembly with the cockpit and then painted those bits that required it black I also manage the glue the external tanks and the nuclear payload together as well. That is far as I got tonight. Hope to progress some more soon.
  4. Matchbox II GB

    I was just checking my Matchbox stash last night and I found at least 3 candidates
  5. Airfix Douglas Dakota

    My next entry will be an Airfix Dakota. I will be following on with a RAAF 34 Squadron theme with my build. T his will be a wartime scheme rather than the usual VIP schemes for the Squadron. The question now is? Old or new? (or both? )
  6. Gallery

    High planes 1/72 Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-25 Winjeel 34 Squadron RAAF
  7. CAC CA-25 Winjeel

    All done, well I could have done a little more detail but can't be bothered at this stage. An Australian indigenous trainer with a Finnish indigenous trainer - VL Pyry
  8. CAC CA-25 Winjeel

    Thanks, guys. Tony, it is just straight Tamiya XF-1 thinned about 50/50 out of the airbrush.
  9. CAC CA-25 Winjeel

    Some masking and paint and removed Some touch-ups to be done and final detail painting of the wheels, prop and engine. This time no dramas with the masking fluid I used.
  10. The effect on the wing looks....very effective!
  11. Italeri Douglas C47 'Skytrain'

    Have you made a start Ian? I am planning a Dakota build once my Winjeel is finished. Undecided on whether to use the Italeri or Airfix kit.
  12. 1/72 Heller Mirage IV

    Since @PhantomBigStu's Mirage IV build was dropped I have decided to help the cause and build mine for this GB. As I mentioned in Stu's thread I have a bagged kit lurking in the stash. The kit decals are trashed but I have a set on a Wolfpak sheet I can use. I also have some resin MB MK4 seats somewhere and will fish them out and see if they fit, not that you will see them in those tiny cockpits. I am yet to decide if I will rescribe the kit. Standby for some pictures when I find the kit
  13. 1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO RAAF

    Great to see the decals arrived and applied. Looks good.
  14. Italeri CH-129 Cormorant **Finished**