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  1. Hmm, Bronco's got a couple of interesting subjects that Ive been looking at (this, Bishop, Staghound, Diana etc) but sadly I don't have much time for extended, fiddly builds at the moment That being said, I'm glad you've persevered with this one, it's finished up great. And so you've probably convinced me to pick one up anyway Nice work. Cheers Gaz
  2. Beautiful.....takes me back to 80's. Cheers Gaz
  3. Hi Garry, welcome to the forum from another ex-pat, there's a couple of us hanging around here. I try and get a visit to Acorn Models booked every time I'm down Chch way. I could spend hours in there....(and the Ducati dealer next door), if I weren't usually being escorted by SWMBO. At least she doesn't let me leave empty handed. Anyhoo, there's plenty of knowledgeable rabbits around here who can help you navigate down that hole. Have fun and enjoy. Cheers Gaz
  4. Yup, JAFACTSU (Joint Forward Air Controller Training and Standards Unit) was at Brawdy giving trainees a pilot's eye view with these JPs. I was on the JP flight line (aka VASS) for a while until they were retired. Nice build and thanks for the memories Cheers Gaz
  5. Gorgeous ! I always liked this bold colour scheme and once painted my RD350YPVS the same. Love your photography too. Cheers Gaz
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Gorgeous. Very nicely bashed into submission built. Cheers Gaz
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