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Pappy last won the day on October 1 2015

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  1. Pappy

    AW Merlin HC.3 cabin lighting

    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
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    F-4J(UK) Phantom

    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
  3. '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
  4. Thanks very much ED cheers, Pappy
  5. 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
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    On the Prowl(er) - 1/72 Haseagwa

    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
  10. Pappy

    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
  11. Pappy

    EA-6B Prowler

    G'day people, Phew, I have returned from a work related trip and finally got some bench time. I have painted up the radar and its bulkhead The radar unit was only dry fitted for the pics so if it looks a little wonky - it is! I have been investigating a solution to the too short intake ducts. I was just going to add a short section of tube behind the kit intake duct and glue the kit compressor faces to the end of the tube sections. My problem is that I need a tube of 14mm ID and the stock sizes end at 12.7mm. I investigated various acrylic tube sizes and while I did find a 14mm ID (18mm OD) product but this was going to cost about $20 and for that price I may as well buy aftermarket resin items, plus it would mean another delay while waiting for these to arrive. I decided that I could live with the shorter intakes after al. l attached the intakes I have a PE set to represent the Extensible Equipment Platform (EEP) commonly referred to as 'the cage'. The EEP is located ventrally aft of the exhausts and this required yet another section of the airframe to be removed. Although the PE set provides a wealth of detail for the EEP itself, it creates another problem as the avionics compartment will need to be scratch built as the resultant fuselage cavity is completely devoid of any detail. I also added the arresting hook bay to one of the fuselage halves as it fits quite well and I will need a landmark to start building the interior of the aft avionics compartment I now have some metal origami ahead of me to turn this into a representation of the EEP cheers, Pappy
  12. What, you mean this old thing :P Pappy
  13. Great work Mick, and I love the RTAF choice! The other guy isn,t TR by any chance? The Has kit still builds into a nice kit and for a fraction of the asking price of the Tamiya kit cheers, Pappy
  14. Pappy

    Tamiya Tomcat

    Most excellent! cheers, Pappy