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About RMP2

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    Beware - Learner driver.
  • Birthday 07/13/1977

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    Cleethorpes, UK
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    Cars, women, beer, music, planes, shooting.

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  1. Nowt a good punch in the face will sort out, I get your drift, cheers.
  2. Im still here! To partially quote Papillon. Had rather a lot on at work along with woman trouble. Again. But work has chilled for a bit and lets just say I found out Im pretty good at laying patios... So. Here it is at the moment. Intakes were tricky. I went with the idea of wings onto fuselage first and then fiddle the two halves together. Its mostly worked ok. Seat was a bit new to me in resin, but itll do, Im bored of it now. The resin back end got some hot water treatment and I think some plasticard will get it as good as it is going to get. Resin cockpit is very tricky to align, so I decided to use the kit cockpit, completely forgetting that its too shallow for a proper seat. Had to prize open the fuselage front end and am now trying to fiddle the blummin thing in and get it somewhere sensible. Any suggestions to get the seat looking better would be appreciated as would any other comments.
  3. It certainly seems to have pulled it all together. Very nice. How exactly did you apply the filter? - please excuse my ignorance, I am not too familiar with the terms.
  4. Further to the opened up SUU gun pod thought... can anyone recommend a kit that includes worthwhile parts such as the breach and any other gubbins that someone may have spare given that it was fitted to F14s, F-15s, F-16s and a whole heap of other things? I see there is the barrel assy available in brass which looks nice although potentially rather fiddly but Im game for a punt at it. Or any links to someone having dont such a thing before with the pod would be great - I havent found anything though, suspecting there could be a good reason for this...?
  5. It is a good laugh, especially with a group of mates. Rather hard on the car though and getting the car in shape for it can be expensive.
  6. I bumped into an old work mate the other day who was bound for some place off WA, 3 on 3 off, but was held back due to a hurricane or some nasty weather out there. Keep an eye out for a big NDT lad with the face of a 12 year old by the name of Ryan - hes a bit of fun/nutcase. No Hunter updates Im afraid, been out playing with the new car instead. Little video here (careful, some swearing at the end...)
  7. Looking very nice indeed! Well played. Any advice re masking for the blue on the upper surfaces of the engine pod areas? I have this in the stash and intend to do it in the same scheme as yours.
  8. RMP2

    What's your day-job?

    Upon leaving school my father decided I would be either an architect or a pilot for the RAF... the architecture idea proved to be full of rules, with little free will in the way of design, so I was sent to Air Cadets. Now, Im not saying I have an issue with authority, but people shouting orders at me in what appeared to be another language did not sit very well. Political wars didnt float my boat either. I did do very well on the range, with aircraft identification and a fair few other areas, but start yelling at me and Im afraid things go a bit sideways. So. After a bit of buggering about and generally enjoying myself whilst annoying others I settled down into non-destructive testing. NDT. Sometimes known as Nothing Done Today. Or Nothing Doing Tomorrow. Or perhaps Not Doing That... But generally its a chilled out way of working with mostly intelligent people and I get to see and play with/climb on/in some pretty cool things and the work is very varied. Im biased towards the ultrasonic side of inspection as Ive never met a normal Bomber... those who know will know what I mean.
  9. Cheers, Im having to resort to a magnifying glass for the seat... my eyeballs will make their mind up as to which focal length they prefer... Offshore? What are you up to if you dont mind me asking? I work in NDT and keep swerving going feet wet.
  10. Still plugging away. Had a right issue figuring out what was what and where on the seat after hitting it with gloss black due to impatience on matt black arriving, even then its hard to work stuff out till I poke it with a bit of colour... Im still new to resin seats but made a start at least. Made a bit of a mess of the IP too but will keep playing with that. Getting the resin cockpit in is taking a bit of trial and error, blu-tack is my friend there for positioning I reckon! Primer and sanding has gotten the back end somewhere closer than it was before. Hoping that after all this trial fitting it will all come together all of a sudden if work will just leave me alone for a few days. 80+ hour weeks are great for the bank but not for spare time. All pics are still In Progress things...
  11. Ugh. Work have decided I need to drive daarrrn saaarf tonight for a job tomorrow, then Im away again Thursday... I shouldnt have said anything, looks like a grueller of a week or two coming up. Buttocks.
  12. Still chugging away steadily. Got the wings on, glued bit by bit to try to get a really nice fit as they seem to go onto the fuselage really well with a bit of spreading of the wing root. Small n minor sub assemblies done and sprayed, just flaps stuff and main gear and wells, then put it all aside to dry properly and attacked that there Jaguar for a bit and almost finished it! Which is a good thing as it spurs me on for more II Sqn stuff like this Hunter and... no, no I darent suggest fitting the Meteor into this GB too, surely not.
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