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kiwitrogg last won the day on August 6 2019

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  1. Gorgeous ! I always liked this bold colour scheme and once painted my RD350YPVS the same. Love your photography too. Cheers Gaz
  2. Hi Mike here you go. The measurements on the rule in the picture below show 102 and 149mm from the CL of the front axle to the rear 2, but when measured directly between the axles underneath with a vernier it came out at 101 and 148mm. Not sure if this helps at all, a bit of paralax error. Lateral measurement from outside of one chassis rail to the other is 25mm. Total length from front face of front bumper to rear face of chassis (where tow hook is mounted) 210mm. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of the interior but it's pretty basic inside. The Tamiya instructions available through the scalemates website link are pretty good, and this chap might have some useful pictures for you. https://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2011/11/m26-and-m26a1-dragon-wagon-tamiya-trakz.html HTH, Good luck Cheers Gaz
  3. Hi Mike I've got this beast on the go at the moment; the 1/35th Tamiya version if it's any use. Let me know what you need and I'll see what I can do. Cheers Gaz
  4. Fantastic, both of them. So much detail, it'd take me years to finish each one......I don't think I'd have your level of patience. Well done Cheers Gaz
  5. Outstanding result. I take my hat off to you. Cheers Gaz
  6. Yup, this one. NZ3546 from a few years ago. I'm doing a bit of a catch up.....your Kiwi build count is just about the same as the number of aircraft we currently fly . Love the Catalinas as well. Gaz
  7. Hi Tony, lovely job on the old girl, and a scheme I haven't seen before. Once more you're giving me ideas . As it happens the 1/48 version I built a few years ago (doesn't time fly!) was also of 3546 as it was in later life as a target tug. Well done Cheers Gaz
  8. Hey thanks guys. Between one thing and another I've not been around much the lately, so to log in so soon after your comments were submitted was a nice coincidence and they're very welcome as I try and reinflate my somewhat shrunken mojo. Good luck with your builds Cheers Gaz
  9. Hi Calum. I've been using your sites myself the last week or two for my own post-Kahu kit conversion, and they'll be my go-to references for my T-bird and pre-Kahu as well. They've been an absolute goldmine (even for someone who used to work down the Italian end of 4 hanger! ). Many thanks for taking the time to put them together and sharing your knowledge. Thoroughly recommended. Cheers Gaz
  10. Gorgeous. Very nicely bashed into submission built. Cheers Gaz
  11. Crikey! It would take me 35 years to come up with anything half as good and detailed as this. So much to wonder at ! Well done. Cheers Gaz
  12. Very nice indeed, and obviously a labour of love. Nice to have a personal link to the subject aye. Cheers Gaz
  13. Sadly, New Zealand as a country didn't choose to phase out the combat force. It was an ideological rather than fiscal decision taken by the newly elected Prime Minister at the time, who was known to have been a student protestor at the dockside when the Skyhawks were delivered. None of this was signaled in the lead up to the election though. There's also a common misconception that she ditched our fleet of Skyhawks, when in fact it was F-16s that were really ditched, along with the Macchi 339s of course. I guess we'll never know whether or not we'd have ever been able to afford to keep them flying. C130Js have been publicly confirmed and luckily (with another election due this year) I think/hope there is cross-party support for replacing the 50+year old 'H' models. Gaz
  14. A gorgeous build of a gorgeous aircraft ! Thanks for persevering and allowing us to see this beauty. Cheers Gaz (2 yrs, VC10 Majors, St Athan)
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