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About Rickoshea52

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  1. I don’t suppose that you have the ISBN handy? My internet searches show more than one hit and the volume number isn’t clear.
  2. Nice to see that the HC2 gets just as bogging as the HC1, that extended tailpipe hasn’t helped much at all.
  3. Nice work John. It’s interesting to see that CMM/AMM’s are remarkably similar to those I use today on modern jets and is a touch of nostalgia to my Nimrod days.
  4. Yes please Julien, that would be appreciated.
  5. Typical. I’ve just bought some stuff from them in readiness for the kit I have on order.
  6. The reason I am looking for good reference material is because now and again I like to do something a bit different with my aircraft models when it comes to the setting and presentation. I’ve spent a lot of time working in aircraft hangars seeing aircraft in a different perspective from most people and often get the inspiration bug from these experiences or photos I stumble across. One of my future projects will be a Phantom undergoing an engine change similar to this diorama I built a few years ago (photos courtesy of IPMS Farnborough). This was built to resemble a typical Lightning maintenance flight inspired by a photo I found online. You can can also see a just finished diorama along similar lines here - So, any photo reference or first hand experience from Phantom phixers would be much appreciated.
  7. This is great info, John. So it looks to me that there three engine bay doors per side? One of which looks removable while the other two are hinged. The GSE sketch of the engine trolley is really clear, this goes well with photos I have of the Spey engine at Hendon. If anyone has photos of the engine bays I’m still interested. Thanks again
  8. AP sketches would be great if you would be kind enough to share them. I’d like to detail the engine bay and door interior which is one of the reasons I’m asking. Thanks for the tip Antti.
  9. Do any of the community have photos of RAF or RN Phantoms undergoing an engine change that they are willing to share? Ideally I’d like to see reference to the engine doors opened or removed, the engine(s) installed without doors fitted, the engine bays showing the structure inside including the inside of the door or any photo that might also show the tools, GSE or other equipment that would be typically used in this activity and even any photos of Phantoms in any kind of depth maintenance with panels off etc. I have plenty of Spey engine reference photos for an attempt at a scratch build. I’ve trawled the web with very little luck so far. TIA.
  10. However this pans out Boeing are now looking at RTS and already making plans to bring all of the jets in storage back to a condition where they can go back in to service.
  11. Harrier GR3, 4 Squadron, Royal Air Force Germany This is the Airfix new tool 1/72 Harrier with CMK resin engine and nozzle set, Freightdog replacement fin, Airwaves RBF pennants and Pavla aftermarket seat; the decals are from the kit. Built and displayed to depict a deployed operations field maintenance task on the Rolls Royce Pegasus engine with MT, GSE and other clutter to recreate a typical scene in RAFG during the 1980’s. The camouflage netting was omitted for clarity and all reference photos showed field maintenance without it anyway. The Bedford MK bowser is the ex-JB models kit modified with scratch built wing mirrors, bonding strap and hessian screen cover. A Wiking 1/87 scale Unimog was repainted and detailed with a Kingfisher miniatures resin trailer load, Bren Gun crew steps, spare decals and scratch built mirrors. All of the other accessories were from Flightpath, various model railway aftermarket suppliers or scratch built while all scenery was from Woodland’s Scenics on expanded polystyrene in a box frame from Hobbycraft. Clutter includes drip trays, floodlights, oil/jerry cans, generator, cables, chocks, toolkits and caddy, fire extinguisher, scaffolding, Houchin and a lineys jacket hanging from one of the pylons. Figures are from Noch, Preiser and Matchbox.
  12. It was great to see this at model club last night John, a superb model and display.
  13. Two Xtradecal sheets and a pair of Air Graphics CBLS panniers purchased in anticipation of this kit hitting the streets.
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