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About Selwyn

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  1. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    which is strange, as I have it on back order at hannants, and hannants website still lists it as a future release! Selwyn
  2. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    Has anyone any idea when this kit will rock up in the UK? I have a couple on back order and want it as my Christmas build. Selwyn
  3. Airfix Canberra B(I)6 1/72

    The nose is completely wrong IIRC there were lots of aftermarket fixes around at one time to address the problem. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234986304-regarding-old-airfix-canberra/ Selwyn
  4. At the going down of the sun

    My Great Grandad , Private ROBERT HENRY RICHARDSON Service Number 11997 Died 25/09/1915,Loos Aged 34 2nd Bn. Border Regiment Son of Robert Bradbury Richardson, and Elizabeth Hannah Richardson; husband of Sarah Ellen Richardson, of 20, Adelaide St., Bradford, Manchester. Selwyn
  5. SNEB rocket pods

    I dont think that SNEB was in use this early, they were still usuing 3" rockets in Aden of hunters at that time. To me the key figure is 11 rockets. If you are trying to open up a supertanker surely you would fire a full pod of SNEB rather than just eleven single little rockets? Selwyn
  6. Phantom FGR.2 Fujimi 1/72

    Really good build, fantastic paint job. One nit pick, just needs the correct 68mm sneb pods fitted, the RAF didn't use the 100mm pods. Selwyn
  7. SNEB rocket pods

    RAF used the Reusable 155 18 shot pod and the 115 19 shot disposable pod, the RN used the 36 shot 2" pod. at the same time. More info here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234927607-rn-2-inch-36-round-rocket-pods/&tab=comments#comment-1140876 http://www.alleycatmodels.co.uk/royal-navy-36round-2-rocket-pods-6544-p.asp Selwyn
  8. Germany prefers F-35

    well, how long would it need to introduce a fully A/G-capable Typhoon as stop-gap? Well about no time at all, as the Typhoon is fully A/G capable! Selwyn
  9. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    I know! Been there done that! getting the peg in the hole when you couldn't see either was always fun. And don't forget to turn the transit/dropping screw! Selwyn
  10. Harrier GR3/Sea Harrier FRS1 wing oylons

    Not sure about this as I never worked SHAR, however normally aircraft that carried "special weapons" had ERU's that had an additional safety lock incorporated and operated by the back seater so maintaining the two man safety principle in that the pilot or Nav (if one lost his marbles!) on his own could not drop the weapon, the back seater had to operate the lock independently so it was a "team" consent to release not just one man. Don't know how this worked on SHAR (or in the past Jaguars) as single seaters. The inboards on SHAR were probably removable but you only did it if you absolutely had to because of the special wiring. Every time you did it you would of had to complete the full test as described above, which would have been a major PITA, so you left them fitted and saved yourself a awful lot of time and effort ! Selwyn
  11. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    Just as I thought. You sure they were 28lb Practice bombs? I thought they had been replaced by the 14kg by then? Selwyn
  12. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    Pappy, As you say the noses are horrendously wrong. Just confine these rocket pods to the bin. For a RAF rocket pod source an aftermarket set of 18 shot SNEB 155 pods, the 36 shot 2" pods were RN only and I have never personally seen an RN T bird with these pods, I think they were out of service before the navy started operating two seaters. A nice set of the correct RAF inboard pylons would be nice too! Selwyn
  13. Kinetic 1/48 T-Harrier...any good?

    For some reason there seems to be a lot of questions around the main undercarriage bays on GR3 and T2/4 around lately. Main undercarriage doors were closed 99% of the time, the doors only opened on take off for wheels up and obviously closed again immediately . On the ground, they were normally closed (the doors were only opened for a few servicing tasks and then usually closed again), meaning the open main undercarriage bay was seldom seen, so I really wouldn't be that bothered about wheel indentations as nobody would ever see them anyway. Selwyn
  14. Airfix 1/24 Harrier GR3 233 OCU Decals

    Lost the lot in a computer crash unfortunately. My 1/24 harrier is still sat nude of markings till I get back to it. Selwyn
  15. Knew a chap many years ago who was ex Fleet Air Arm, and who had been pulled out of the sea by Walrus on no less than three occasions during the war. He would tell you catagorically that the dear old shagbat was one of the most beautiful things he has ever seen! Selwyn (Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!)