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  1. Nice work Craig but it looks like you chickened out and didn't use the rudder pedals! Keep it up cheers, Pappy
  2. Well, be careful what you wish for, as said manufacturer may import a crate but with the addition of the 'Australia Tax' (in addition to the GST) on items of local interest. Whilst it may be good to have the plastic in your hands on th seame day, it would probably be cheaper to import them individually, I would be up for 2-3! Pappy
  3. Looking great Pete. One small point though is that the stabs typically droop almost immediately after shut-down. They typically droop 12 degrees TE down. Sometimes they would stick but this was the exception and usually a gently nudge was all that was needed for them to return to their relaxed position, cheers, Pappy
  4. Looks great but I think your engine crankcase orientation is wrong. The oil sump should be at 6 o'clock and the small electrical distributor housing at about 1 o'clock? Pappy
  5. Nice work JJ! These kits still hold up really well despite being over thirty years old. I thought of building one and adding the cockpit sides. These were a little rare when the OEM (ESCI) went bust but since Italeri have been re-popping them it would be nice if some AM was available as it would really be visible and in this scale some quite incredible detailing would be great to show off. I think Verlinden used to make some dry transfers for the F-16 kit but that is long OOP, Well done again, cheers, Pappy
  6. Thanks, I managed to get the seats painted and installed cheers, Pappy
  7. Thank you again Pameinos, that was exactly what I was after, cheers, Pappy
  8. G'day Bob, If you just want a semi-gloss black then Tamiya semi gliss black is rradily available and is water soluble (but also available in enamel) or youcould apply a satin coat over matt black. I would not use straight black for tyres but instead use either rubber black or NATO black as this gives a very very dark grey which looks better in my opinion. The Airfix colour call out will always be biased towards Humbrol but there are better choices available. I also think the colour suggestions may be somewhat simplified which may be appropriate for 1/72 scale depending on how fa
  9. G'day, I also need a 1/72 GMPG, where would one source these from? cheers, Pappy
  10. I would like to take part as well, it would seem rude not to really. Subject will be decided at the last minute! cheers, Pappy
  11. G'day Pameinos, Efharisto para poli, eisai protos! Thanks very much Pameinos. I don't suppose you would know if the flap area was also painted the exterior colour? It also looks as if HAF Texans did not have their main undercarriage doors fitted? cheers, Pappy
  12. So you don't know what colour the wheel wells would have been painted then? Pappy
  13. G'day people, I need to know the wheel well colour for HAF T-6Gs please? I cannot find any clear pics of this area and I am leaning towards the same colour as the exterior finish, i.e. not Interior Grey Green (IGG) as the u/c legs and from what I can make out the inside of the gear doors is also the same colour as the exterior. Would it be safe to assume this inside of the flap wells would also be the same as the gear wells? Pappy
  14. G'day people, I need to know the wheel well colour for HAF T-6Gs please? I cannot find any clear pics of this area and I am leaning towards the same colour as the exterior finish, i.e. not Interior Grey Green (IGG) as the u/c legs and from what I can make out the inside of the gear doors is also the same colour as the exterior. Would it be safe to assume this inside of the flap wells would also be the same as the gear wells? Pappy
  15. G'day people, So more progress. I spent today finishing the painting of the cockpit side tube assemblies A few decal placards were added to add some eye candy. The donk also received its PE ignition harness The crankcase cover and pushrod tubes fit over this but I think the pushrod tubes look a little overscale and tend to obscure the rest of the donk I may replace the pushrod tubes. The upper fuselage is comprised of a separate part that also includes the front cockpit coaming. The instrument panel coaming
  16. G'day Fabrice, I, like the depiction of the re-positioned tailplanes, this is very often overlooked. How did you achieve such a clean separation? It looks like you thinned them from the inside and then scribed or cut around the outside? Keep up the good work, Pappy
  17. Lovely work Tim, that is really starting to look like a hard working jet. I am not surprised the upper paint was hard to chip, lacquers are known for their toughness (even over chipping fluid/hairspray) as they really 'key' into the prior paint surface cheers, Pappy
  18. Thanks Martin, IGG seems to be a popular choice for the innards! G'day people, I managed to get some bench time today so I spent it swooshing some paint about the interior cockpit framing I decided to attach these directly to each fuselage frame rather than to the floor section as suggested by the destructions, mainly as I doubted I could get the aft turtle deck section to play nice with the side frames when joining the fuselage halves. This part was added to the right fuselage and this method allowed me to adjust it to sit square relative to th
  19. As well as all the mistakes Cheers John G'day people, Made a quick start on painting up the cockpit today, A quick blast of Interior Grey Green (IGG) on the cockpit sides followed by the uze wash'n'drybrush. The rear turtle deck also got the same treatment I am not sure about the interior colour of the engine cowl. IGG seemed like a safe bet but also happy to be persuaded others wise (natural metal, Zinc Chromate Yellow, Interior Green, Bronze Green etc. if there are 'experten' about. A lo
  20. Yup, HAF - Hellenic Air Force. I agree that there are some nice schemes to choose from. I may need the longer exhaust and covered wheel hubs for some options though, cheers, Pappy
  21. G'day Nick I don't think it is a 'natural' metal finish, but a doped (i.e. painted) silver finish. I can't imagine that leaving an aircraft in unpainted aluminium would be a great idea in a maritime environment? Also the finish, from what I can see in the pic is a bit monotone suggesting a painted silver rather than a collection of different shades more common in natural metal schemes. I really like the placards, they add interest to the cockpit sides, cheers, Pappy
  22. G'day people, After a monster sesh of adding PE goodness to the cockpit frames, I ended up with these, A quick test fit against their respective fuselage halves just because, I can't wait to get painting but I won't get any time until the weekend. I did however get to make a quick start on the donk I still need to add the push rods and front of the crankcase but I need to clean these up first as there is a considerable amount of flash, which is not unexpected given the age of the molds
  23. G'day Wez, Thanks,as for the colour scheme I have a few options but I have yet to decide, Pappy
  24. Cheers Martin, Here are the contents of the unstarted kit Aaaand we are off! So first up I attached the exhaust collector ring to the dummy engine firewall. The engine exhaust 'opening' is solid This is an easy fix, after drilling the pilot hole the opening was carefully reamed out until it looked more convincing I then spent a while cleaning up the cockpit framing. I also discovered that the right frame in the unstarted kit was missing some sections of the bracing struts, luckily I
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