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  1. 2 points
    Awful! I'd sooner see the Vulcan kept in a fast taxi condition than painted in a Red Bull scheme!
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    This is the F4Models 1960s Heavy Flight Deck Tractor operated by the Royal Navy. I came across this from Homebee’s post in Rumourmonger section of BM here: http://www.britmodel...topic=234923203 So bought one directly from Phantom models and got to work on it straight away… This is what it looks like finished next to its shipping box: To get to this stage only took a few hours work, I did add some additional detail, fire extinguishers, gear stick on the steering column, the instrument dash and a few other lumps that are present on the Fleet Arm Museums example… Here she is finished And on deck with some aircraft of a similar period…
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    Hello again friends. Now I will show you the second helicopter that I have mounted recently. It is a Eurocopter Tiger HAP of the Spanish Army. It is the model of Revell to a scale of 1/72, mounted directly from the box and without aftermarkets again. This model is easy to assemble and of good quality. Again the photos are a bit faulty, but I repeat that I do them with the mobile phone. Greetings and i hope you like it. Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us Uploaded with ImageShack.us
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    First crack at a Tonka and indeed a 1:144 scale kit. Kit is rather excellent and look forward to giving it a desert storm sand blasting New seat sides added to beef them out a bit. Head rest boxes built up and piping, framework added. Ejector handles drilled into right panel and added to left. Centre screen added with tamiya clear green. Throttle quadrant added to pilots pit along with sundry controls. Completed seats with straps, painted eject handles etc. And added to the tub, fire extinguisher, parachute firing tubes.....
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    G'day All, Well this is another recovery from the Shelf of Doom. Finished it today. It's the Hasegawa 1/48 kit, not an easy build,( no wonder it sat on the shelf of doom for a couple of years.) OOB except for the flare decal and external tank, which came from an academy MH-60G. The markings are for AH-64D 95102 from the 1st Battalion (Attack), 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3 ID. Cheers, Devo
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    Evening campers, been brewing various shades of ALCLAD to try and get my 'inside of a soup can' look, reckon this isn't far off:- I'm liking the ripple effect on the skin as well, more of that later. Thinned and wired the back of the IP today as well used some micro brass tube to represent the connectors on some of the thicker cables. Added the Eduard panels to the wings. After seeing the Casa, everything is way too smooth on this aircraft, the skin is really thin on these things and you can see every bit of framing underneath. I need to represent this somehow before I start rivetting. I have a few ideas, watch this space. Built both wheel wells now. Might need to start again as the plumbing doesn't match the Casa. For example there are two extinguisher bottles in each wheel well, not one, I suspect that might be due to the Merlins in lieu of the DB motors? anyone help? Also had a go at the radiators. The flaps are much to thick, so I think I will be scratching them from ali sheet. Stay tuned for the next exciting installment. Nick
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    Yes, the flap hydraulic jack has a shuttle valve within it's body, thIs valve shifts to allow high 3000psi pressure nitrogen into the down side of the jack when the emergency flap down 'blowdown' is operated, if the flaps are left up they tend to droop when hyd pressure is removed or someone leans on the flap surface, & this can unseat the shuttle valve which can allow hyd fluid to creep down the pipework to the 'blowdown' valve & the fluid starts to drip from the valve drain pipe or body, causing us engineers more work that can be avoided by staying to the operating procedures.
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    I thought all crew-room card games were full body contact games anyway - certainly are in my experience! Wez
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    Not in bridge order - no wonder us fairies always beat the heavies, it was almost as bad when playing heavies at uckers, two dice with six sides, I thought some of them would expire trying to count that high! No wonder the rules of the game were always on the bottom of the table, it gave them the excuse to upend the table whilst taking their shoes and socks off!! Wez
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    I think you'll find that's hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades.
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    Hello, i will try it at ebay now. If you want to take a look,here it is. http://www.ebay.de/itm/170924844092?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 It´s one of the first castings,they have to go.I need more room. kind regards Christian
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    nice work..... regards Glenn.....
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    nice scheme.now lets have one at fairford please. glyn
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    Glad this one is back, it was one of my favorite threads. Martin
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    Very good, is that Dennis Hopper along for the ride?
  20. 1 point
    Very nice model. Still have this in the stash to build. Having built two of the older but with resin bits for Australian(pacific). But you are right that the detail is far better for the re-molded version. Very Impressed with the overall finish and the Crew are fantastic. Well Impressed
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    Nice colours on that. Looks great !!
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    Lots of good work gone into that, well done mate...
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    Very impressive finish, the weathering and general 'usedness' is excellent. Many congrats.
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    There is a whole series of photos taken at the same time as this one, and in many of them you can see the puddles on the ground. I suspect it had just stopped raining, or in fact it may still have been raining when the photos were taken. I know that's difficult to imagine, the photos being taken in the UK and all, but I'm told by a fairly reliable source that it does in fact rain on rare occasions in the fair British Isles. It's always been severely sunny and pleasant when I've been there
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    Good evening everyone.... This was one of my first goes at multi-media kit. I really like things are kinda off the beaten path. The FR-1 Fireball fit the bill. I "tried" to make it look like a Navy Demonstration Team called the "Firebirds". I like the story of a P-51 pilot having to do a double take because the prop on this plane was feathered and was running entirely on jet power. This kit faught me all of the way. I had what I thought would have been a ton of weight in the front. But alas it wasnt meant to be. Then I realized that I would use the tailhook for it to rest... Comments very much welcome. John
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    At last (I was quietly getting fed-up with that one). Hope you like it, Cheers, S.
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    Very impressive looking model !! Great finish !! Peter
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    That's a nice looking copter well done
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    But the kit keeps coming up in conversation, so if I did post it already, sorry If I didnt, here it is - one Otaki L1011 TriStar, handpainted some time ago now probably one of the rarest kits around now, which is a shame because it's also the best TriStar kit ever made. Apparently Otaki dumped the molds in Tokyo bay as a tax write-off or something. silly chaps!
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    One of the areas that was causing a bit of a drama was how I was going to intergrate the engines into the wings. Well..., I couldn`t. It would have been to risky cutting int the Lanc`s wings for it to go wrong. So as part of the rethink I went for hanging the BAEU`s under the wings on small pylons. Problem solved. This in turn meant filling the holes in the side of the units so out came a couple of drop tanks from a Hunter and again, job done. Since the photo was taken, filler has been applied and it will be at least 24 hours before I can go back to work on them. I also removed the `V` shape fittings for the outer engines on the wings as the positioning of the jets will be midwing.
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    Vitor, Fabulous, Superb and Wonderful work. Thank you very much for sharing. Belle
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    After a fairly long session, several paint mix attempts and some practice at free-hand airbrushing I have the basic colours on and unmasked: (click for bigger) The camo patches are a bit soft-edged, but I think it was good to attempt them this way and it made it possible to try and get the darker borders visible on some pictures of the real thing. I went for a fairly low-contrast trio of greys since I thought that would suit the scale better. I did look at the Academy instructions for inspiration but ended up picking paints by eye. The light grey is Tamiya Sky Grey, the light metallic is about 50:50 Sky Grey and Titanium Silver, with a blob of Medium Blue to cool down the warm Titanium. Finally the dark grey is one of the IJN greys (the slightly bluer one) plus Titanium and Medium Blue again. I tried some other combinations and the Titanium seemed to have much finer metal flakes than e.g. Flat Aluminium. I was surprised how much metallic paint I needed in the mix for the sheen to register at all - I was expecting something like 2:1 or 3:1 rather than 1:1. The flakes are still visible in close-up, which is a shame but probably unavoidable: The good news is that the intakes look quite nice now! I've been waiting for some sun so I could evaluate the paint with a strong backlight to check the sheen in non-cloudy conditions. It finally arrived this morning, and I think it looks OK. From different angles it's possible to read the metallic light grey as lighter, darker, and close in value to the matt grey edging, which is what I was hoping to capture. The really big question now is how on earth do I apply the decals without either a. silvering or b. spoiling the sheen?? I can see a few options for this - Klear the whole thing, decal and seal as normal, then Dullcote, re-mask the edges, and spray a mist of Titanium and matt varnish? Or try and polish/buff the paint so the decals can go on without Klear, or some combination of these. Bit scared at the moment since it looks pretty nice, but I guess that's normal as you get further into a build I've got some other panels and bits to paint before I need to decal so I'll probably do those in order to put it off... Cheers, Will
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    Derek got there before me, however I do like the Finnish.
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    Phantom Phanatics Rule !!! Nice job
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    Well, perhaps a bit earlier than tomorrow then I'm experimenting with a method of doing rivets/screws by hand - only really viable because there aren't too many alterations I'm making. Anyways: The dots were done using the tip of a cocktail stick. From images, the rivets aren't always perfectly evenly spaced along the edge of the panel. To ensure I get the correct distance from the edge of the panel, I'll run a line of masking tape across and will use that in conjunction with the dots to get (hopefully) well positioned rivets. Modelling track for the day is - a suitably hellish track that brightens up painstaking work no end Tim
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    And desperately received a 4 week time out for trying for the fourth time to circumvent the 100 post rule by asking for and trying to sell stuff away from the Buy and Sell area despite being warned not to by the Mod team.
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    50000+ Bomber Command dead in WW II helping preserve the freedoms you enyjoy today says the Lanc has more relevance to you than you think. And I say that as one who loves to see the Vulcan fly.
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    Vulcan is The only aircraft my wife gets worked up about it's been brilliant to see it flying around for the past six years ( we should count our selves lucky that someone thought it was a good idea went and did it) it's a shame but maybe it's right to retire it now. Now if only EADS could be persuaded to put Filton's Concorde back in the air
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    A Top job on a nice model of the best tank of the early WW2 period. Whats not to like??? Hats & Hussar! Jonners
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    Hardly a disaster, probably reaching it's fatgue life, in which case it may well be uneconomic to keep it flying, if it crashed. now that would be a disaster. We all have to remember that any mechanical device has a finite life, and will eventually wear out. We've had several good years of displays from the Vulcan and been lucky to have them, perhaps it's time the old girl had a well earned retirement. Andrew
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    So you reckon the Vulcan has more historical significance than the flight that pays direct homage to the RAF personnel killed in WW2 (the RAF's most significant conflict afterall), and the 55573 of Bomber Command in particular? (that said, I partially agree that the BBMF does seem to have quite a few Spits these days!) As for remaining a runner, I don't know if that's an option being considered for whatever visitor attraction they come up with. Certainly if they didn't, Bruntingthorpe has plenty of other exhibits and there's the taxying Vulcan at Wellesbourne Mountford too. They're down to their final serviceable engines, so if they lose any, then it probably couldn't fly again anyway for any long term. With a business head on that makes it very difficult to justify spending £200,000 on a long term wing fix if it might only get 5 minutes use.
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    You sure the Leccies weren't chasing the RAFP Alsations, or is that a story for another Website................
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    That's a stunner. Good tip for the tracks. Pete
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    Managed to grab a few hours in the man cave today and.......... Constructed the rear body and wings, the door is only temporary for painting as it will be open when finished. Hoping to use this, (tinfoil pushed on the the zester on my cheese grater!) to make the barracuda. and it turned out ok I think. The green is an under coat that i hope will show through with aid of some hair spray! Thanks for looking Jon
  47. 1 point
    what about dairy lee imagine a giant flying cheese triangle
  48. 1 point
    Thanks for the kind comments, i was inspired to build it by AndyC's build in the close air support group build, will have to crank up the compressor and blow some exhaust stains on when i can summon up the courage
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    Wonderful Krazyness My Friend: Nice and clean those three builds, my favourite one is the Finnish example, but the other two are nice. I was wondering is you have made also the old Heller model and how it compares with this one. Thank you very much for sharing.
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    I am constantly amazed at the work of ship modellers. I build 1/35th armour where I can hide my lack of skill under weld seems and mud, and the parts are all big enough for me to feel between my geriatric fingers. Your Nelson is just beautiful and the scene so realistic.
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