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Paul J

BUA BAC 1-11 G-ASTJ. Last build for 2017!!

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Hi all. Been doing this over the past few days on and off. Airfix BAC 1-11 in 1/144th. Replacement resin nose from "26 Decals as are the decals.  My reason to replicate this one was to represent my ATC camp to RAF Germany in 1970. Flight from Gatwick to RAF Wildenrath and then bussed to RAF Bruggen.  The flight over was in 'STJ and return was in 'SJE.

 

The nose replacement was straight forward with only a little blending in, rescribed some of the lines on the wings, filled the windows from behind with scrap plastic card and filler on the outside. There was enough room between the cut off nose and bulkhead for some weight... just in case but fortuitous.  Light aircraft grey and Halfords appliance white for main paintwork. Silver colour decal stripes for the leading edges of the wings and tailplanes. Not visible on photos of full sized aircraft so not used on the fin.  T the tailI attempted to replicate the APU with a tiny section of aerofoil strut to depict the APU exhaust.

 

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 The baggage tag is a survivor over all the past years I found in my memorobilia.

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Well thats it for 2017. My last build. I have a nother subject to come but still needs a little to do and is 1/48th. But not got much time to sort it at the moment.

 

See you all in 2018 with more!!!

 

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Just found this pic of the above during build:

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The new nose can be made out.

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Hi Paul,

That replacement nose makes all the difference, lovely job!

I have a soft spot for 1-11s they're such cute little planes.

Is it the 26 sheet?

Cheers,

Ian

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Cracking build Paul.  Have the same sheet in the stash too.

Nice to see what it could look like if I could just get one finished.  (Cue-Turbofan and Viking)

 

Chris.

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13 hours ago, stringbag said:

Nice to see what it could look like if I could just get one finished.  (Cue-Turbofan and Viking)

 

Chris.

I don't know what you mean Chris :whistle: 

14 hours ago, Turbofan said:

Hi Paul,

That replacement nose makes all the difference, lovely job!

I have a soft spot for 1-11s they're such cute little planes.

Is it the 26 sheet?

Cheers,

Ian

 

Sorry Paul, I've just noticed you mentioned it's the 26 sheet.

Ian

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That replacement nose really makes a difference, with such a lovely looking 1-11 livery too! It reminds me of what a great era I grew up in with so many different airliners (piston, turbo, & jet powered)  with so many different airlines.

 

On 12/30/2017 at 12:32 AM, stringbag said:

Nice to see what it could look like if I could just get one finished.  (Cue-Turbofan and Viking)

 

Chris.

How about doing that Finnair DC-9?  At least you could say you've got one 'Finnish'. :tease:

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great work - shame they don't share our skies any more - its all a bit boring watching A320s all day coming in and out of Heathrow

 

lovely model

 

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Hello Paul - like that a lot. The Airfix BAC 111 is always a nostalgic kit - watch those wing fences though! Another subject that I painted fairly recently :

 

http://www.gava.org.uk/index.php?searchterm=tyler&option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=12&Itemid=534&picsearch=simple

 

 

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10 hours ago, CT Modeller said:

Hello Paul - like that a lot. The Airfix BAC 111 is always a nostalgic kit - watch those wing fences though! Another subject that I painted fairly recently :

 

http://www.gava.org.uk/index.php?searchterm=tyler&option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=12&Itemid=534&picsearch=simple

 

 

Hi Chris. Thanks. I see what you mean. Oh well too late now and I don't think I'll risk correcting them now. I'll bring it along to the club next week(11th I think it is).

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