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Romeo Alpha Yankee

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About Romeo Alpha Yankee

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    once known as Trojan Thunder....
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    RAAF, FinAF, Airliners, Transports, Helicopters

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  1. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    1/144 MicroMir McDonell-Douglas MD-11

    At the moment the kits issued by both MicroMir and Eastern Express have the GE CF-6 engines. Later releases will have P&W. The easiest way to tell the difference is that the GE engine has a 'spike' in the tail cone and the P&Ws don't have a spike but the rear of the cone is stepped
  2. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    New Zealand joins the P-8 club

    No such arrangement, but I believe that a P-8 depot serving centre for the region's P-8s is to be set up in Australia
  3. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    1/72 Revell Concorde

    Perhaps, try and find the Airfix or Heller instructions online for the colour callouts? I have the Airfix instructions, I assume Heller would have Humbrol colour suggestions as well. Edit: Here is a link to the Airfix Instructions
  4. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    Airfix DC9 twin build

    Nice progress Graeme, I suppose I should start something airlinerish for the GB to keep you company
  5. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    Revell Airbus A319 British Airways A319 1/144

    Nice to hear you are back into all forms of the modelling. I am not sure how long to leave the white, if it is still tacky maybe leave it the 2 weeks to be sure. I have made a mess when not leaving paint to cure long enough. Best to be better safe than sorry.
  6. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    The Boeing B-17 STGB

    I am not sure what issues the replacement cowls fix, I will have to take a better look at them. Picked them up on a whim at Model Expo this year. I already had the engine fronts from some time ago. I will have to make a comparison when I can get to the stash again. I also have a mask set, but can't recall which version (or manufacturer) it was for. I will have to review my AM for my B-17s to see if some 'supplementation' is required before the GB starts.
  7. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    The Boeing B-17 STGB

    The C models are not that well presented for AM stuff, plenty of F and G sets around. COuld you not use one of the available mask sets for Academy for the common parts? I had to do that on a PBY5 build I did last year. I have a set of fronts and cowls for one of my Academy B-17s. Not sure which I will finish for this GB, currently have 3 Academy and one Airfix kit in the stash.
  8. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    American Airlines A319 Build & Questions

    Greetings PSA, and welcome tot he forums. Firstly, this question would have probably been more appropriately posted in the 'Civil Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era>Modeen' forum where us anorak wearing airliner modellers hang out Weathering depends on the airline, reference pictures are your friend, most airlines try and keep their airplanes pretty clean, the wings and lower fuselage will show the most dirt and grime. There are etch detail sets available for the A320 family with replacement fan blades, antenna and pitot tubes, not sure of the manufacturer. There are few airliner guys here who will most likely chime in with other suggestions. 8aDecs (in Mexico) do the AA scheme, perhaps you could talk to Jon about a custom sheet, unless you are up to designing your own. If you paint the cheatline then you will need to find white decals for the registration number and door outlines. Good luck with this, it's a nice scheme and I look forward to seeing how you go with it.
  9. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    Revell Airbus A319 British Airways A319 1/144

    How's this build going, did you finish it?
  10. Romeo Alpha Yankee

    Minicraft kit price lunacy!!!

    Our local LHS has had a bunch of Minicraft kits on the shelve for years at silly prices. They are all in the half-price bin now and the KC-135 is going fo about AU$25 which is quite reasonable. I picked up an E-3 for AU$20 the other week from the same sale.
  11. Very nice Ian, those detail bit certainly set it off. Love the scheme as well.
  12. Impressive collection and a great effort. Our model club is organising an RAF 100 display in November, I don't think we will have a100 models but hopefully, it turns out a well as yours.
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    British AIrways Concorde Revell 1/72

    You are correct, the pdf is available and I have downloaded it to compare to the Airfix instructions I have. You have again done a beautiful job on the Concorde Alex
  14. Nice work as usual Alex, What sort of work did you do to the wing box? I have one of these in the stash and will build it one day. I like the APU exhaust, nice piece of detailing
  15. Nice work on both Alex! It would be good to have an accurate 1/144 scale version of the A300, until then I will bumble along with the Airfix offerings.