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Dads203

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  1. Thats one cool build mate, nice one
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    Airfix Sea king HU5 build No2

    Couple of antennas added. Optical sensor added Cheers Dan
  3. Hi all, Well this is a real turn out for the books, I've been commissioned to build another Airfix RN Sea King HU5, by another member on the forum and he has agreed that it should go up as a WIP. So the bits that I was sent for the build. Decals are from the new Xtradecal sheet, they look rather good but it's a shame that they didn't provide some of the stencils. Bits will be liberated from the Revell kit to make up some of the RN specific Fit out, Large radome, Orange crop boxes, etc,etc. I'm not detailing up the interior as my previous build but the cockpit will get a few extras, no crew this time as this will be on the ground. I've got a few things to prep yet before I get started on this and once done I'll get cracking with the build. This one will be Rescue 27 so I'll be on the hunt for more ref pictures, lucky that I saved all the others from my own build. So chaps, stay tuned Regards Dan
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    Airfix Sea king HU5 build No2

    Cheers for the comments chaps, Working on the Airframe PE parts for the tail area, two oil sighting glasses added to the mesh covers. More mesh Tail light mount, still needs the joint tidying up and some panel lines scribing. GPS antenna mount ready for the receiver and the tail whip mount, this will be added from carbon fibre rod later Dog house mesh Rotor blade sensor mount added to the nose, still need to add the optical sensors yet. More later Dan
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    Hawk Trainer

    Really nice Dean, quality build and finish
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    TID Steam Tug

    Awesome, just amazing to see this come together
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    PATTON TANK BUILD - Now at 36 ! 30/03/19 - 30/06/19.

    Just be careful with the Bronco tracks, I put these together a few years ago and they didn’t fit the sprockets for the AFV club M88 , tamiya M60 , Academy M60, Def resin sprockets. The pitch of the teeth didn’t mesh with any know sprockets. I asked the question on a few Armour forums and the same answer came back.... no known kit exists to use the Bronco tracks. Wouldnt want you to go to the trouble in assembling these only to be really miffed that they didn’t look right.
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    Airfix Sea king HU5 build No2

    Cheers Roger, Just adding the lights to the nose area, some MV lens fitted to the twin side by side array, the single retractable will get the same treatment. Glues into place with Formula 560 canopy glue, I'll add some micro crystal clear to the lens once dry, they then shouldn't go anywhere. Regards Dan
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    Airfix Sea king HU5 build No2

    A bit more going on with the SK, The observers seat get some padding, the sea tray that extends around the fuselage is now added, starting to add the extra bits to the winch area. And the door has been modified, removal of a bump and a funny bracket that I have never seen on a Sea King? The straps will get added once the green stuff putty has hardened off. More lumps and bumps added, GPS antenna base on the top of the tail, the tie downs will get replaced with brass wire and plastic card. I've primed the cockpit IP, getting ready to add the Eduard prepainted panel, still a load to get done but hopefully more later. Regards Dan
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    Airfix Sea king HU5 build No2

    Its been a while since my last update, life again getting in the way, anyway more PE action going on. I have an hour this afternoon so I thought I'd show you what's been going on Underside gets some detailing, I cut and removed the wrong blade antenna so a new base is made and its now on the correct side. some Mr Dissolved Putty is drying on the area that had to removed. Rear PE bulkhead fitted, a few more parts for this area but as it's going to be closed up not much will be seen. More later Cheers Dan
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    Chinese knock off airbrushes

    Did you beeswax the thread on the head assy ?
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    Chinese knock off airbrushes

    I would personally give Neo and sparmax a miss, I’ve had friends and family who had no end of issues, particularly with the seals and nozzles. Your right about the spares, really expensive.
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    Chinese knock off airbrushes

    Dont forget that the Neo range are only branded by Iwata and not made by them, I think it’s a Korean company and not by one of their premium companies.
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    Chinese knock off airbrushes

    Iwata Revolution will do you right mate
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    Greetings from Austria

    Villach .. beautiful part of Austria , I worked 18 months in klagenfurt for Nokia Siemens networks. Didn’t want to leave, met so many friendly amazing people. Welcome Gemini 8 to BM
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    FV 432 - Telford Payback

    I managed 3 ... 237 Sqn, 7 years... that must make you a spec trade or wobbly head poor you ... 7 years
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    FV 432 - Telford Payback

    Just to make you feel better, there was still some Chieftain Squadrons (MK 11’s) kicking about in my time In Germany
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    FV 432 - Telford Payback

    14 Sigs ?
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    FV 432 - Telford Payback

    I remember those days well, most of the track mileage was on German roads, the amber winkypots came in around 1991, I can remember going to the SQMS to sign for them, after that the REME sparkies were wiring them up from the rear light cluster. They were removed once we got into the exercise area and away from the public roads. I did see on exercise, we were playing enemy during a Divisional FTX ( Full Tac Exercise ) we had one road move as a convoy where we were going to pass a convoy of Chally tanks in a German village, the Chally Sqn was also our enemy. The exercise umpires deemed it not good sport for us to have a running gun fight whilst transiting through a small village, so we had to pass each other in a gentlemanly fashion. All good except the road wasn't wide enough to get a 432 and Challenger tanks down at the same time going in opposite directions. We slowed down only to watch the challengers just cruise right over garden fences, hedges , gates and almost a few family pets , you don't realise how wide a challenger 1 track is until you see the damage it does to a nice lawn. Reckon the Damcon teams worked very hard that day !! The price of freedom I'm afraid
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    FV 432 - Telford Payback

    Our IR filters were always fitted, that way all you needed to do was swap out the day scope and fit the AVII night scope in the drivers compartment. No messing
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    Trumpeter Challenger 2 Desert

    Very nice Roger, every build just gets better fella
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    FV 432 - Telford Payback

    The 432 is actually bigger than a M113, makes a change as US stuff is usually larger
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    Trumpeter Challenger 2 Desert

    Chally 1 from memory wasn’t coated with the Orange optics I think Roger, is this build going on a base fella ?
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    Trumpeter Challenger 2 Desert

    Roger, nice work indeed mate, the weathering is top notch and really looks the part. One small point if I may, the scopes would have an orange hue as they were treated with an anti laser coating Dan
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    Highlighting Issues

    I really wouldn’t put wet and dry anywhere near a needle, cheap brush or no, the only thing I would try would be a metal polish or a paint cutting compound, you want to make the needle as smooth and polished as possible without removing too much material. Micro mesh might be only thing that could work but only the finest grade if you are inclined to try that, again polishing the needle without bending the tip would be fun. Dan
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