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FZ6

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  1. Academy 1/72 F-4J or AMK 1/72 Kfir?

    I don't know what the AMK KFIR goes together like but it does look like an impressive kit! However if it's a quick build you're after, the Academy Phantom is a nice kit that is moulded in multi colour plastic and is designed in such a way that it can fit together without glue or paint for the beginner and this feature doesn't compromise the fit of the model. I'd recommend building the Acamemy Phantom first and then do the Eduard Spitfire or KFIR as your next subject. Hope this advice helps, Mark
  2. Scampton arrivals

    I would have like to see these fly at the show. Great shots, thanks for sharing! Mark
  3. I attended the first RAF Scampton Airshow yesterday and here are some photos. The airshow was a bit expensive at £39 but I had a good day. I travelled on the train to Lincoln and got the shuttle bus from the railway station. The way they had a park and ride service operating from Lincolnshire Showground meant that traffic seemed to be ok getting there compared to Waddington at least. Not sure what traffic was like for other car users. The show itself didn't appear to be as busy as Waddington. Unfortunately the Pembroke went unservicable on the runway which prevented the Global Stars from displaying. Red 5 also went unservicable and only Gypo section ended up doing their second half of the display. It was nice to see the BBMF back in the air though. The weather was quite changeable with spots of sunshine and thunderstorms which made photography challenging but I got some shots I was happy with. Did anyone else go? Some from the Static park or on the ground Scampton 2017 Red Arrows Line Up by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 41 Sqn Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Canadian CF-18 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 SU-22 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr And some from the display Scampton 2017 Red Arrows Take Off by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Rich Goodwin Pitts Special by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Alpha Jet by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Breitling Wing Walkers 2 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Breitling Wing Walkers 3 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Breitling Wing Walkers 5 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 BBMF by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Lancaster by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 BBMF Lancaster and Hurrricane by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 B-17 Sally B 2 by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Catalina by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Red Arrows Cockpit by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Belgian Display F-16 Taxi by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Display Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Display Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Scampton 2017 Display Typhoon by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Thanks for looking, Mark
  4. Looking good so far Steve. Good luck with the vortex generators. When I've used drink can material I've annealed it by holding it over a gas ring. (With Pliers of course) and letting it cool naturally. This also burns the paint off. Alternatively I've purchased brass sheets of varying thickness in the past and this would be more suitable maybe. Getting them all consistent and glued neatly to the wing will be a challenge but I'm sure you're up to the job. Pehaps you could make a jig as suggested earlier to get the vortex generators cut to the correct shape and another jig like a plastic strip with saw cuts at the correct angle and distance apart to get them in the correct place. Keep up the good work. Regards, Mark
  5. Xtrakit Swift 1/72

    Sorry to hear about your mishaps with this one but glads you're making progress. Projects which suffer setbacks like this can languish for a while. Are you ok for the decals or do you need any more? Regards, Mark
  6. The works currently have the fighter boys and buccaneer boys and I recently picked up the Hunter boys for £4 so you could always add those to the collection. I have just read the Lightning Boys and I'm currently reading the Jaguar boys. Regards, Mark
  7. Thanks for the comments so far. Sounds like we'll be seeing more Jaguars on here in the near future. No further progress on my Jaguar but I thought I'd sort through the walkaround photos of the Jaguar ACT I took at RAF Cosford and post them on here for reference. First up is the main landing gear bay. It's a pity I didn't take pics of the other side..... Jaguar ACT Walkaround by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Jaguar ACT Walkaround by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Jaguar ACT Walkaround by Mark Maclean, on Flickr Jaguar ACT Walkaround by Mark Maclean, on Flickr The rest of the Album is here on Flickr and I will post pics in this thread as I get to work on the relevant parts but if you want a sneak peek at the album before I post the pics you can view them here. https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1cfLsf I use a JLC saw I picked up from Little Cars or is it Modelling Tools now? The saw was £15 a small price to pay for a modelling tool that changes your life! I wouldn't be without it now. Regards, Mark
  8. Hannants have these in stock now. I didn't know this was going to be released and I've just purchased an AML boxing of the Avis kit
  9. Ukrainian Flanker

    I think AKAN do a paint set with these colours. Not used them personally but they come highly recommended.
  10. RAF Tornado GR1T

    You're welcome Rob, I can't believe that it's been 3 years since I asked the question. Those Decals look useful.
  11. Is this the true value of a 1/72 Hasegawa Jaguar??

    HLJ's price is very good. I think I paid £14.99 for mine from Hannants. The best route to get a two seater maybe the dual Combo kit Hasegawa released a few years ago with both a single seat and twin seat Jaguar in black paint schemes. These can be had for around £30. https://www.kitsforcash.com/1-72-hasegawa-jaguar-gr1-a-t-black-jaguar-combo-limited-edition-i4212.htm Damien's Article is very useful. I was using this as a reference for my Jaguar. Regards, Mark
  12. RAF Tornado GR1T

    Good Morning Rob, I asked this question a while ago and there is some more information and a link here. Hope you find the information useful, Mark
  13. That looks like a fantastic kit and you're doing a great job with it so far. I might have to pick one upas I've lays liked the Big Ack and started to screatch build one a few years ago. Now I don't need to. Thanks for sharing. Mark
  14. Thanks for the info Perdu. I have had a look back through your thread and it looks like you made the nose profile more rounded and shortened it by 2mm. I'll have to do the same. I've managed to do some more work on the Jaguar over the last day or so. I started off my making some wheel wells out 40 thou plasticard. I cut the basic box slightly larger than required and gradually trimmed it down till I got a perfect fit. This picture shows how neatly I managed to cut out the doors and how easy it is to fit them back into position once the bays are built. I decided to fix the front halves to he nose halves and the rear fuselage for a neater fit which worked really well. The oversized ladder can be used for other detail purposes I have made a start on detailing the wheel wells using various scraps of plasticard and A drinks can. The ladder was cut up and used as hydraulic connectors. Next job is to detail the other side to match and add hydraulic pipes for extra detail. Thanks for looking, Mark
  15. Thanks Fritag, Glad to have you along as I'm sure your expertise will come in handy. If you mean this thread I did follow it at the time and will be really useful and the end result is impressive. Regards, Mark
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