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About Andwil

  • Birthday 10/02/1958

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    Adelaide, South Australia
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    Aircraft of the Aces, RAAF, RAN, Harriers,

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  1. Reminds of the time back when the Australian GP was held in Adelaide, one year a Lynx from a visiting RN ship raced Ricardo Patrese around the circuit. The Lynx won, but it was close. The Lynx also put on a display that included achieving AOA that were frankly frightening to be sitting beneath. AW
  2. Hi Pat, yes I would recommend buying a different one, but I wouldn’t pass on the original to anyone I considered a friend! AW
  3. Thanks for the idea and offer guys, but there is too much else wrong with this kit to make it worthwhile. AW
  4. New tool kit on order from Hannant’s, hopefully will have arrived when I get back from a one month trip away. Then this one will be consigned to the bin, it’s beyond me to make anything half decent out of it and after all, a hobby is supposed to be fun. AW
  5. Thanks Rich, it does go together quickly and easily. It’s nice to build a simple kit once in a while as a welcome relief from more complex ones, and proves that a kit doesn’t have to be an over-engineered wonder kit with a four part fuselage to make a nice model! A few little additions is all it really needs. And with that, a small piece of acetate for the gun sight and the canopy on, which is a near perfect fit. I have also made up the undercarriage, just needs a wash to bring out the detail. This is as far as I’l get before my trip away, when I return in a month it will off to the paint shop. Thanks for looking. AW
  6. Airframe completed with the addition of the tailplanes, radiator and carburettor scoop. It’s hard to see but I’ve made up the support for the gun sight. As the subject of my model is a Ki-61 I Ko with a retractable tail wheel, I made up a pair of doors: Thanks for looking. AW
  7. Looking really good. The wheel behind the pilot’s seat, I assume it’s a trim wheel, if so how was the pilot meant to operate it? AW
  8. I think ICM were over ambitious with this original tooling and attempted to cater for the many different versions with engineering and parts breakdown, including the complex multi part, scale thickness undercarriage that was beyond their moulding abilities at the time. It is good to see that they have improved over time and learnt from the experience. AW
  9. That idea has some merit. If I get that far I will need some crew figures, fortunately I have a Hasegawa Ju 88C-6 that has suitable figures that I could use. However: Decided today to close up the nose assembly. With a couple of tabs added to the very small contact points, and the gunners seat in approximately the right place: not too bad. But, turn it over and Oh dear. Not only that, but the rear bulkhead part, which incorporates the forward wing spar will not fit the rear of the nose as it should. In one week from today I am away for a month. I will ponder on this kit while I’m away, but the chances of it being completed are currently quite small. AW
  10. Actually made some progress today, welcome relief from the horror show that is the Do 215B-5 I’m attempting to build over in the Dornier STGB. Cockpit and IP in place: Fuselage closed up: and wings on: Fit is good, there looks like a small gap at the wing roots but shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks for looking. AW
  11. I’m seeing green. It would be the standard IJNAF dark green, which has a blueish cast to it. The rest of that box top scheme looks highly fanciful, but I’d be happy to be proven wrong! AW
  12. Trying to connect on my iPad I get this message: Looking at the Show Details it tells me that the security certificate had expired. AW
  13. Intrigued by the panting instruction for the rocket motor. How did it get burnt on a one flight Ohka? Was ground running even possible? AW ps autocorrect changed Ohka into zouks!
  14. Had a look around and unfortunately all the local retailers are out of stock of the new tool 215B-5 so for now I’m stuck with the original I’m really worried about the undercarriage. AW
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