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  1. That looks great Colin - I’m actually in the process of doing one of these myself (with Air Graphics engine and bulged doors) and will pinch some of your ideas for improvements as well. is that some stray masking tape on the port side or has the co-pilot drawn the blinds??!! Pat
  2. That’s brilliant to hear that someone flew the aircraft that I modelled!! Thanks for letting me know Ha! No although I’m doing a 3D printed Andover in 72nd which is a big old bird. The Neptune I think is bigger still but the good news is we are in the process of having our garage converted so I’m hoping for some extra shelf space !!!
  3. Lovely job - would like to see the Frog kit and the newer Revell offering next to each other. Next job maybe?
  4. Was very sad to hear about the passing of Mel Bromley recently so this is a small tribute to Mel who ran S&M Models and gave us 72nd modellers a lot of pleasure producing kits like this, the Canberra B2 and the Sycamore. RIP Mel. This was a lovely little kit to put together with the one criticism being the very spindly prop which had broken on the sprue. I replaced this with a reshaped prop from an Airfix Skyvan. Not all Provosts have the ribbing on the control surfaces portrayed on the kit which seems to be restricted to certain serial blocks - check your references!! I decided I wanted to portray a machine in the silver and day-glo scheme with the CFS and finding pics that definitively showed the location of the code letters and the demarkation of the day-glo areas was quite difficult. There seemed to be a number of variations of day-glo around the tail area in particular. In the end this is a little bit of an informed guess - In know that XF892 carried the pattern shown and was coded "P-B" when in the earlier silver and yellow scheme and I know that many CFS Provosts retained the same codes when they switched to day-glo. The model was given an all-over coat of white primer and the day-glo was a 50/50 mix of Humbrol acrylic Orange H18 and Fire Orange H209. The day-glo was then masked off and Citadel Chainmaill was used for the silver areas. Markings came from the spares box. Hope you like. Pat
  5. Up until my most recent order fine but not had recent order 3 months after ordering
  6. It’s Modeldecal 115 - actually it’s not one of the Gulf War specials. Air Graphics also have this aircraft on their Lynx sheet.
  7. Another one for my Gulf War collection - this the old Airfix Army Lynx kit as the base, with the Air Graphics set to create an AH1GT with TOW missiles and exhaust diffusers. There is not a huge amount left of the original kit with the upgrade set giving you new interior, upper fuselage, tail, nose and rotor head. Although I find these extensive conversions somewhat intimidating, this was actually a very well thought out and well fitting set - you definately got the feel that the mould designed would have actually completed one of his own creations whereas some conversions are so ill-fitting you wonder if the designers ever bothered with making one!! I did sand down the upper door rails a little - these had faithfully replicated the Airfix ones designed to allow the doors to slide but as a result are more prominent than on the real aircraft (unlike the Hobby Boss Lynx where they are totally missing). You need to build some of the TOW missile bracing from bits of sprue although you cant really make it out in the pics. Paint was Xtracrylix Desert Pink over Light Stone, with the decals coming from one of the old Modeldecal sheets. Hope you like!! Pat
  8. aha - Thought I had seen the answer somewhere on here!
  9. I was pretty sure it was related to serial blocks - for example I have never seen any XF block Provosts with the ribbing. Pat
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    Hunter GA 11

    @TEZ what did you think of the pic of the GA11 with the T4s? They appear to have a different hue although On closer inspection the T4 wing looks a different hue to its fuselage so I wonder if it’s just light reflecting differently.
  11. Pat C

    Hunter GA 11

    @bentwaters81tfw oops - Ive removed it and will replace with a different pic
  12. Pat C

    Hunter GA 11

    Pics all from public sources - what do we reckon? I would say these all look the same colour - however, check the pic linked below which has thrown me somewhat. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/368943394445533808/
  13. Pat C

    Hunter GA 11

    Not at this hour of the morning Graham ! 70/71 they would have been XDSG over white with various training squadrons.
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    Hunter GA 11

    @bentwaters81tfw Interesting - I’ve been comparing pics of the all over grey FRADU Hunters to all over DSG Harrier FRS1 and to my eyes the colour looks the same. There’s also a pic of WW654 on the same site that shows It with a darker grey nose.
  15. Pat C

    Hunter GA 11

    @Graham Boak I believe they went from XDSG over white to all over DSG - same as Sea Harriers and Lynx of the same period. @expositor Thank you!! On your colour concern bear in mind the very different lighting conditions in the photos
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