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falcon

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About falcon

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  • Birthday 31/10/1974

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    Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
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    Model aircraft as well as a few tanks, ships and space vehicles.

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  1. Got the white on the underside this evening. Earlier today I added representative vents that were missing from the back end above the Spey cans and scratched the nav light.
  2. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    Aeroguide 13 - McDonnell Douglas Phantom II FG Mk. 1/ FGR Mk. 2 also states the back ends being built at the Preston factory. It also states the outer wings were built by Shorts in Belfast.
  3. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    The Osprey Air Combat - McDonnell Douglas F-4K/M book by Micheal Burns states the back ends were built at BAC Strand Road in Preston.
  4. I think it can be built to allow the outer wings to be attached after painting and decalling providing you add the drop tanks as the seam would be under the tank pylon.
  5. A bit of extra work done on the Phantom today. Airbrakes, flaps and auxilary doors fitted. Also assembled and test fitted the drop tanks.
  6. You can pose it at 2 angles but you have to decide before you close up the fuselage.
  7. Been doing a fair bit of work on one of these for the past week. Cockpit is as the kit comes. Correcting some of the flaws as I progress with the build like the lack of 6 sets of vents (top and bottom of the intakes and just above the Spey cans), RHAWS (squared off fin cap) too slim on the new kit so replaced with a clone of the Fujimi one and fin probes have been replaced with brass tubing as the kit ones are very flimsy and almost broke off a few times. Made an indentation in the top seat cushion with a 1mm drill to make it look closer to the real thing. Used a razor saw to replicate the intake bleed air ducts. Plenty of aftermarket decals to choose from if I don't want to use the kit decals. Cockpit and seats. Added the post-mod avionics panel. Starting to look a bit like a Phantom now. Replaced the fin caps on the kit fins with a casting of the Fujimi fin cap. Earlier this afternoon. Current state with the canopy on and fin probes replaced.
  8. What have you purchased / been gifted

    Another kit made its way into the stash today. Airfix 1/24 North American Mustang Mk.IVA (P-51K)
  9. What have you purchased / been gifted

    Three more Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1's have arrived for the stash.
  10. What have you purchased / been gifted

    A small stash increase today after a trip to Halifax Modellers World. Came home with a pair of the new Airfix 1/72 McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG.1's.
  11. Airfix 1/72 Phantom FG.1 in Stock at Hornby

    I bought 3 via Ebay yesterday. Before anyone says 'Ebay is killing off the LMS', the seller I bought them off is my LMS. I just don't have the time to visit him this weekend.
  12. What have you purchased / been gifted

    My stash increased again following a recent visit to Geoff B's . Airfix 1/72 Fokker F-27 Friendship (spares to complete a kit in my stash) Gran 1/72 Rapier FSA/FSB1 Sword 1/72 Hunting Jet Provost T.5/5A
  13. Just finished the PST 1/72 S-300 PMU (SA-10 Grumble).
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