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Silver Fox

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  • Birthday 08/21/1954

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  1. Oh no that's just sad, just wanted to give him a like for a post he made but could not, then I thought I'd look what's the reason.
    Now I see he passed ;(


    Didn't know him but RIP anyways

  2. RIP Andy,..... you were a gentleman Sir. 

    1. Corsairfoxfouruncle


      R.I.P. Sir you were always helpful and Kind. 

    2. stevehnz


      RIP Andy, your friendship & enthusiasm for New Zealand were enjoyed enormously.

  3. That's really nice work. I did something similar a while ago but it isn't a patch on yours. I like the weathering on the mud/sand chutes.
  4. I really enjoyed your article on the Kittyhawk Fury. Good use of easy to obtain materials, step by step advice and instructions and not lots of pictures of pots of paint. That is, to me at least, a good template for the future.
  5. That's right the standard Hasegawa wing, no change to the plastic parts
  6. only little of bit of this I can help with is that the Revell re-box of the Hasegawa kit ignored the slats. IIRC they just provided the wing tips in resin.
  7. A single Red Arrows Hawk low down and heading north between the M1 and north Rotherham. So unusual to see anything military in this part of the world
  8. It is great news, I hope to get back to NZ one day but until the madness stops and my youngest is at University/work/ earning enough to support himself/ can live for six weeks on corn flakes/ gets a girlfriend who will look after him, it is just a dream.
  9. Lovely work, it looks so delicate yet pugnacious.
  10. Blimey Dave, I'll have to take down all the stuff I said about you! See you Friday ?
  11. Steve, I looked at the OLdmodels sheet and apart from a 33 they didn't look that great but I will give them another look as it was a few months ago and my memory isn't what it was. The Xtradecals sheet looks right. Tony, no excuses then I need another one
  12. Steve, the main issue I have is the odd font used in the fuselage numbers especially at 3 EFTS, I don't know of any such decals available. I have a great book on the subject, New Zealand Tiger Moths by Jenks and Phillips full of interesting schemes but the rigging is a pain. Stay safe mate
  13. Another cracker Tony, and I know how much trouble you would have had with this as I built a Mk 1 from Classic. Take care mate
  14. Let me start by saying I love biplanes but I hate rigging so I tend to avoid them. The RNZAF and NZPAF did have a lot though and I feel I have to try, so buoyed by the mediocrity that was my Walrus I attempted the new Airfix Tiger Moth. It is an excellent kit, I used no filler whatsoever and every part literally clicked into place. 20200916_115858[1] I used the SBS etched rigging which is great but doesn't give you the control lines for elevators or rudder. It does give you a number of inspection panels which are post war fitting and as my machine was built in 1939 at Hatfield then shipped in a knocked down state to the new D.H. factory at Rongotai and reassembled in January 1940, these pieces weren't used. NZ740 was one of the first dozen machines assembled at Rongotai and was issued to the Flying Instructors School at either Hobsonville or Magere depending on which source you read. 20200916_115850[1] I have a photo of her believed to be taken in 1942, which surprisingly shows she was not carrying a fin flash and another photo on the RNZAF museum site, probably from the same sortie, shows she carried B type roundels on the top wings. 20200916_115903[1] 20200916_115908[1] The previous Tiger Moth I built was from the excellent Aeroclub kit, I dug it out of the carrying box for comparison, she is finished as NZ723 which was impressed into the RNZAF at the outbreak of WWII in 1939, She is still in civilian colours but the registration letters have been removed and RNZAF markings added. 20200916_115921[1] I still have another Aeroclub Tiger Moth, a Dh 60 and a Hawker Demon to convert to a Hind to do, I may not leave it another 14 years to have a go. Thanks for looking and sticking with me through this ramble.
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