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  1. Hi Jean, Thanks for your kind comment. I have a few extras for the second of the pair along with set of decals for Adversary Schemes. I hope that it turns out as well as this one is doing. Cheers John
  2. After a couple of decaling sessions I have almost completed the first of the pair. I have some decals to add to the missiles and two for the nose doors once I have painted the red edges on all of the undercarriage doors. The smaller details like lights etc need painting in, and then I can add the dangly bits to wrap it up. The more observant of you will have noticed that the replacement Alpha Probe is about 1mm shorter than it was in the previous photos, that's because during the last decal session today I managed to stick it in my finger for the umpteenth time and it finally gave up the ghost as I attempted to straighten it out... Note to self: Remember to leave probe off until the end. . by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Thanks for checking in. John
  3. Thanks Mike. As @Rob G mentioned in his previous post Revell made a decent job of this kit, it was a new tooling and this 'Black Tomcat' boxing was the first release, the joins tend to be around panel lines which means that little filling is needed. I have made the D version and that is just as good. I hope that they release them again at some point in the future with new decal options. John
  4. Vandy 1 has had the black paint applied using Halfords Matt Black with a couple of gloss coats brushed on top, and I've also made a start on some of the detail painting. Once I have painted the wing leading edges and canopy framing I should be ready to make a start on the decals. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Cheers. John
  5. Superb progress Daryl, the seats and cockpits look fantastic. The patches will be a neat addition to the crew suits too. John
  6. A bit of assembly work and some more painting done on this one today. Having fixed the seats in place I glued the canopy on, and I painted the exhausts before adding the twin fins. Because I plan to add a few bells and whistles to the second of these, I am trying to build this one just as it comes, but I still could not resist removing the kit Alpha probe from the nose to replace it with a Master turned brass part. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr I know that it is not always easy to determine the size of these little kits and after @almac's question in his earlier post, I thought that I would post this photo in which I have included a 6" steel rule. by John L, on Flickr
  7. Thanks for your comment Allan. The small squares on my cutting mat are 1/2 inch so as you can see the cockpit sub assembly is around 2 inches (approx 50mm) in length. I have just checked the overall length by lining up the edge of the tailplane on one of the lines and it measures about 5 inches excluding the nose probe. HTH to give you some idea of the size. Cheers John.
  8. Yesterday, in between working on a build for the High Wings GB, I decided to make a start on the black F-14A, so while waiting for filler to dry on the other build I got on with painting some of the cockpit details on this one, once that was dry I patched up the ejector pin mark in the nosewheel bay with some pieces of plastic strip then painted that area white. The decals were added to the I/P's and side consoles and the cockpit was closed up. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr After the wings and fuselage had been assembled the cockpit sub-assembly was glued in place and by the end of play for the day, this what I had. by John L, on Flickr Next job will be to thin the intakes down a little before I paint the interiors. John.
  9. I have filled the windows on the passenger cabin and they will be replaced with Authentic Airliner decals later, the fuselage joins need a bit more work and then I will fit the cockpit glazing and tidy that up. I have adjusted the wing so that the joins are flush with the top of the fuselage, but there are gaps along the sides that will need filling with some plastic strip. I have also reinstated the airbrake join line on the underside and below the rudder. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr Thanks for checking in. John
  10. Good stuff MJ. Oooopps! Sorry I can't play out anymore. Mrs N has just called me in for my tea. Catch up again later. John
  11. A fantastic result Dave, it looks great in those SABENA colours. I have just started one over in the High Wing GB, I hope that it looks as good when it is finished. Regards John
  12. Me too @Mjwomack. I worked in the 146/RJ cell at Chadderton, on the Production Planning side of things, where we produced most of the back end of the fuselage (basically the bit aft of the wings). We manufactured the Rear Cabin, Vestibule Drum and Tail Fuselage as separate sub-assemblies which were then transferred across to the Equipping section to be assembled together and fitted out, with the completed units then being transferred to Hatfield in the early days, and later to Woodford when production of the RJ was transferred there. John
  13. Thanks a lot fellas, and especially for the comments and encouragement along the way. Cheers John.
  14. Thanks Cliff, I can have a go at laying things out now. The majority of my modelling time today has been spent cleaning up and assembling the larger sub-assemblies. I blanked off the passenger cabin windows with some plastic strip, then added some weight before gluing the undercarriage bays in place. After that I closed up the fuselage, glued the upper and lower wing sections together and cleaned up the attachment gates on the one piece tailplane. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr The next job will be to fill in the windows. John.
  15. The Revell kit is a good kit that makes up well. If you check the link below you will find a Hawk Kit Group Build sponsored by Jadlam Racing, where the nominated kit was Revell's 1/72 04970. IIRC several of the builders, me included, had a issue with the small fillet at the rear of the tail being short shot but it is an easy issue to sort out. HTH Cheers John https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/707-revell-172-hawk-t1-group-build-sponsored-by-jadlam-racing-models/
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