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Scimitar

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  1. Scimitar

    Wessex HAS.3: Yellow and... blue?

    The top one should be dark sea grey (or EDSG?) There will be a couple of Fleet Air Arm bods along shortly and they probably know more
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    Wessex HAS.3: Yellow and... blue?

    RAF Blue Grey.BS633. Best example I've found is here: https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/colourcoats-sea-british/products/acrn19-raf-blue-grey-bs633 The Wessex in British service was never painted in Oxford Blue.
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    That's one big wing! 1/48 RB.57F

    Sublime John,just sublime.
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    Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Lebanese Style

    Don't tell everyone or I'll be inundated with requests. Let the truth be known,I've just finished a nip of a 21 year old 'Jura' so won't be near a cooker. There's only two left in the bottle so I might just be a complete crawler and save one for Mrs Martian. As it is now £150 a bottle the likelihood of me having any more is up there with the Airfix 1/48 Scimitar.
  5. Thanks Bill,I hadn't seen them. Mine is all closed up now and 2 week's work is invisible! I put a beam in for the monkey harness like they have in the Danish ones. Don't tell anybody. Mind you with long tweezers it could come out. The blue waterproof floor cover will do an excellent job of hiding the gap at the door.
  6. Italeri based their model on this one. I'm halfway through doing an Algerian SAR one using the HC3 as a starting point. 128 modifications (excluding the different interior.) Luckily the Navy one doesn't have the added panels on the boom and ramp section or you may have come across some new words!
  7. I suggest that this is just a fuel tank with the white colour and light combination giving a false impression of a more angular nose.. I haven't found any other photos of white tanks but plenty of them in blue showing that the nose and tail are the same blunt rounded shape. I doubt if it is an AS store. Yes it could fit the pylon but what's the point as the SAR cabs had the gubbins removed from inside the cabin. This photo of the lighter blue Australian one shows the tank a bit better than the dark blue of the RN ones.
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    Aerial Wires in 1/72 Scale

    Does your wife/partner/sister etc have long hair? If so,raid her hairbrush. I've just done the aerial wires on a PZL-11C with my wife's hair..only problem was that I didn't need 2 1/2 feet of it.
  9. 3/4 of the way down here : http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/19/t/89086.aspx?page=3 Mind you little rectangles of tinfoil brushed with Klear tinted with food dye was how I did mine an a Blackhawk
  10. Down like you show them. I've never seen them kept up. They moved up with your body weight as you climbed up and went down again when there was no weight on them. Need somebody who worked on them (Hendie or Heloman ?) to say if they could be fastened up. The hole is visible though,especially from the cabin looking up. Perhaps a black decal to give the impression of it ?
  11. You can sleep easy tonight Bill because if first class post is up to scratch a transfer sheet and a bag of greeblies should arrive at Chez Perdu in the morning. I didn't put in the gun or that great big underslung load frame as I thought you'd better do some of the work I seem to remember a quite prominent white painted rail at the observer's position. EDIT. Found photos
  12. Are you going to bother with the hole under the seats? You could climb up from the cabin into the cockpit and the seat base tilted up. In SAR,the Nav normally flew in the left hand seat until arrival at the scene then he would climb down and take up duty as the winch operator.
  13. To be fair its not that obvious. Don't worry folks..he's got a spare blade
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    2019 Halifax Show

    Having exchanged one or three PMs I came to the conclusion that he is my twin brother who was given away after a fortnight I've threatened to breach the wall and take in one of the northernish shows so am presently brushing up on my Doric. (Ye ken fit its like min, wi a they fowk wi finny wies o spikin' doon sooth, so ahm gittin ma ain back!) This photo of the @Duncan B van was taken at Cupar last year: @colbee2004..sorry for the hijack !
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