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Andy341 last won the day on December 27 2016

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About Andy341

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  • Birthday 08/26/1966

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    Preston, Lancashire
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    Modelling RAF Post War types. Officer in RAF VR(T). If it has wings or rotors I'm interested.

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  1. Andy341

    F16-C colours

    Thank you so much for the information. I usually build Cold War aircraft, but the appeal of the F16 was too great. You don’t build one then three come along at once!
  2. Andy341

    F16-C colours

    Hi, apart from photos of individual aircraft, is there a standard colour for the nose cone, hard points and stores, i.e. fuel tanks? This is a question I would ordinarily not ask, however there appears to be a range of greys. It doesn’t help when aftermarket decal providers insist on different colours for the same aircraft at a given time. If if anyone can advise on the best, or most common, FS number to use I would appreciate it. I am building three F16-Cs, all ANG aircraft: Ohio ANG with General Electric engine, Wisconsin ANG with GE engine and an Arkansas ANG machine with the Pratt and Whitney engine. All from Tamiya
  3. Excuse the kitchen worktop. Nearly completed the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A, having used Eduard PE cockpit,Brassin jet exhaust and Furball Sundowners Anthology decals. Not happy with the gap between the nosewheels, I will work on that before completion. I’ve not posted for some time now, hope you like the work.
  4. Thank you all for the great replies. It gives me something to think on. Tez, love the photos. I am using the Eduard re-boxing of Hasegawa's F8-E in 1/48. I love the Sundowner tail art from the era of colourful paint work. My aim is to do an example of each aircraft VF111 has flown since the end of WW2. I do have some decals for a VF111 F8-H. Would it be easier to convert to a H variant than a C? Thanks again for your valued input. Andy
  5. Hi, I am looking forward here. I want to do a Mig killer from VF111, however this is an F-8C and I have the E variant with the Bullpup equipment in the dorsal hump. I am aware that this is a key difference, along with the profile of the nose. I am aware that Cobra and Cutting Edge did do a resin conversion kit, but are both out of production. Is it feasible to assume that the current conversion kits for RF variants would cure the hump and nose issue? Lastly, are there any other major exterior differences that I need to know? Your help will be appreciated.
  6. Andy341

    F8 Crusader

    Hi, Can anyone shed any light on the afterburner can. I am starting the Eduard F8-E and have the Brassin tailpipe and afterburner can. However, does the afterburner can extend beyond the airframe, or is it within the airframe? I have trimmed it but 1mm remains beyond the airframe. Is this right or wrong. Andy
  7. Andy341

    Hughes UH-1D

    Hi Whiskey, many thanks for clearing that up. k5054nz, what a gaff to make on my part, of course it was Bell and not Hughes. I will put this down to tiredness causing confusion with the Huey tag. Here's another conundrum, at the time of the battle at LZ X ray in the Ia Drang Valley, did the Hueys involved have the M60s on bungees or on the fixed mount? Robert Mason indicates in Chickenhawk that the mounts were fitted prior to the Ia Drang Valley, however other sources indicate that bungees were employed. Anyone any ideas? Regards, Andy
  8. Andy341

    Hughes UH-1D

    ZHi, as a departure from doing Royal Air Force stuff I am building the Kitty Hawk UH-1D. I am building this excellent kit as a B Company helicopter of the 229 AHB, one specifically flown by Robert Mason, author of Chickenhawk. The book covers his tour of duty as a Huey pilot during 1965 - highly recommend book if you are into the Vietnam War period. I need help with the three digit number on the nose. I know the number (879), but is it yellow or is it white? I am able to do either as I have purchased both the stencils and unit markings from Werner's Wings. I think I am correct in saying that the digits on the tail boom are in black. If anyone can confirm this I would appreciate it. Kind regards Andy
  9. Metroman, thanks for your reply. I think I will abandon using the Aries parts and chance my arm using the kit parts. I will defer judgement on using Eduard's etched parts. Like you say there is little to see when completed. Andy
  10. Hi, I have delved into my stash of models and pulled out a Revell Tornado GR4 which I bought some time ago. I have the Aries resin wheel bays for this kit and they are certainly an improvement on the kit ones. However the issue I have is that I cannot seem to get them to fit. The instructions are basic and indicate that nothing needs removing. Has anyone else encountered this? Failing a solution for using the Aries resin I have the Eduard etched brass set for the kit but I would rather use the former. Kind regards Andy
  11. Thanks for the valuable assistance on this subject. It is funny how your mind plays tricks on you. A long time ago I had a flight from RAF Northolt to RAF Abingdon in an Andover and we went in a hangar full of ex Indian Air Force Jags in various degrees of strip down and I thought it was a bright yellow. I stand corrected. By the way, have you seen the level of detail and moulding if the Kittyhawk kit? Well worth looking at. Andy
  12. Steve/Max, Many thanks for your replies. I will have a look at both yellow and zinc chromate in order to see which looks better. Kind regards Andy
  13. Hi All, I am currently on a roll of producing aircraft of 41 (R) Squadron and am about to commence work on a Kittyhawk GR3 in 1/48. For years I have painted the internal airframe in yellow, however Kittyhawk indicate that it is interior green as used on US aircraft. Photos show the colour to be a green with a yellow bias. Can somebody please advise me as to what the exact, or near as possible, colour to use? By the way, having looked through the Kittyhawk boxing the moulding is absolutely wonderful with immense detailed panel lines. I could highly recommended. Kind regards Andy
  14. Absolutely stunning build of a beast of an aircraft. Would love to see one of those flying today. Some kit to do in 1/48, the detail you've highlighted is fantastic. Regards Andy
  15. Fantastic looking build with an exquisite paint job. I have one of these hidden away in my stash - was thinking of parting with it due to having too many to build and am running out of space! kind regards
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