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Pappy

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Pappy last won the day on October 1 2015

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  1. G'day people, I am doing some preliminary research for an Ohka ("cherry blossom") and despite trawling through such sites as J-aircraft I still cannot fine a definitive answer. My question is in regards to the seat belts, specially what type and what material/colour were they? I am leaning toward webbing material (vice leather) as the Ohkas were designed to be cheaply produced and disposable, so the durability and expense of leather was not required? As for belt type, I am leaning towards the three belt arrangement; two lap belts with a single shoulder strap over the left shoulder and passing diagonally over the torso down to the right hip. This is another guesstimate based on typical IJN practice but I have no real evidence. If anyone has the mushroom publications book I would be interested to to find our what it suggests (if at all), cheers, Pappy
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    Albion AM463

    Well the Albion AM463 3-point refueller (in addition to sharing the chasisis with the ambo) was a piece of aircraft ground servicing equipment used by the RAF during WWII. so in that respect I believe it to be relevant to this forum, but I also posted the same message in the miitary vehicles forum to cast a wider net so to speak.
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    Albion AM463

    G'day people, I was hoping for some pics of the engine for this beastie (or a related variant e.g. ambulance ) as the instructions simply state the engine should be painted black all over. This may be correct but it seems a little simplistic, even if the majority will be hidden from view and I would like to add a few more details if possible. My preliminary research indicates that the refueller was fitted with either the 4.42ltre EN213 or the 3.89Litre EN217 if that helps, cheers, Pappy
  4. G'day people, I was hoping for some pics of the engine for this beastie (or a related variant e.g. ambulance ) as the instructions simply state the engine should be painted black all over. This may be correct but it seems a little simplistic, even if the majority will be hidden from view and I would like to add a few more details if possible. My preliminary research indicates that the refueller was fitted with either the 4.42ltre EN213 or the 3.89Litre EN217 if that helps, cheers, Pappy
  5. G'day people, I would like to know what colour the interior cabin lighting is fot the Merlin HC.3. I would expect that white light is used but is there also red or green lighting available as well and if yes, is the light source from the same light fixtures? I have the 1/48 Airfix kit and I am thinking of adding some LED lights. The kit provides the cabin walls and roof as separate items to the fuselage. The cabin roof has three internal light fittings {plus what looks like an external light over the ramp area}, are they the only light sources fot the cabin? I would like to use a red or green light if possible, cheers, Pappy
  6. G'day TEZ, Splendid work all round and good to see the projo moving forward. I suspect that the panel lines that you have added to the drop tanks are actually raised weld beads? If this is the case then perhaps you could add thin stretched sprue along the engraved lines and run some liquid cement over them to help them bed in, but happy to be corrected. Watching with interest, cheers, Pappy
  7. 'Tis indeed the HB kit, I don,t know why there is an Academy reference, but lovely progress all the same Spadge! I have been wanting one of these myslef but wanted to see one built first, following with interest, cheers, Pappy
  8. G'day people, This will likely be my last completion for this year. The 1/72 AH-64D in Hellenic Army markings. The British Army WAH-64 kit was used and it was built mostly stock save for the long (HF?) antenna along the right side of the tail boom and the two vertical sensors(?) on the upper rear fuselage behind the engines. Although the kit supplies a part for the long antenna the right side of the tail boom (and there are matching flashed over holes inside the fuselage) however one of the lumps on the right side gets in the way so I replaced it with a scratchbuilt item instead A simple scenic base brings the kit to life cheers, Pappy
  9. G'day Ray! It's about time you joined in slacker! The cockpit like most modern US jets is basically Dark Gull Grey (FS36231) of your choice. Most of the consoles are black. The GRUEA-7 seat frames are actually semi-gloss black but I think that would look wrong in 1/48, let alone 1/72. I would suggest flat black with a drop or two of white. The cushions and parachuet boxes cary in colours but are typically varioations on Khaki and olive drab or dark green respectively. I would suggest PVA glue to atatch PE to the clear bits. It is catually very strong when set and dries clear. You can use a wooden toothpick to clean up any excess and if you are gentle it should not mark the clear bits. I would suggest PVA to attach the painted PE instrumant faces to the clear insert, then when dry attatch this assembly to the resin panels using PVA again. as long as the resing panel is lying flat while it dries, it should be okay and not move while drying. Resin to plastci will need CA or epoxy. If you use gel type CA, you have about 15 sec s of work time to adjust before it grips, whilst the thin type CA can grip almost instantly so you need to be pretty spot on when positioning. I would suggest adding a drop or two of CA where you want the part to be, then adding the part. This will allow easier handling of the part rather taht applying CA to the item directly, which tends to attach itslef to the tweezers, fingers etc. cheers, Pappy
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    EA-6B Prowler

    I agree Helios, I always thought that aesthetically, the Prowler had nicer lines than the A-6 (and I like the A-6 too), the stretch forward seems to balance the bulk aft of the wing. Great shots too, they really demonstrate how uneven the paint can become on a working jet. Thanks very much Stix, it is kind of you to say Cheers mate, I appreciate the comment. Things will need to slow down a little as I scratch up the avionics compartment that the EEP retracts into. References are a little scarce so it is slow going cheers, Pappy
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    EA-6B Prowler

    Thanks very much Hewy Cheers Jabba, the origami ws worth it G'day Helios, I have never heard of that nickname for the family model but given your avatur I would say that there was something wrong if you were not biased, cheers, Pappy
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    EA-6B Prowler

    You are not wrong GB, I made quite a few interesting sounds and invented a few new words as well but prevailed eventually and this was the result It will need some additional wiring but otherwise I am pretty happy with how it turned out, cheers, Pappy
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    Tamiya Tomcat

    Those missile are small gems Colin, very nice. indeed. Is it just me or do all four missiles have the same serial number? cheers, Pappy
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