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  1. Thanks. If you mean this one https://www.scalemates.com/kits/caracal-models-cd144017-boeing-c-17a-globemaster-iii--1188284 it does not sem to have many stencils on it. Listed as future release by Scalemates but they are usually a bit behind.
  2. Thank you for your general advice. General walkarounds generally do not get close enough to such a large aircraft to show stencils very well. The Revell 1/144 instructions are not a lot of help. Apart from the APU it is hard to relate the above stencils to components with any precision. I agree no pictures show a stencil near the APU intake. Good point about stencils being only on early models. The Anigrand kit does require a few corrections and these have been done.
  3. I am nearly all the way on an Anigrand C-17 but I am having problems with some stencils. These are for a RAAF example but I imagine most C-17 aircraft have pretty much the same thing. I have a custom-made sheet which has several items which are not on the instructions so I have no idea where they go. I have looked at walkarounds without any joy. The obvious thing to do is to consult the decal producer - "It's so long ago, I can't remember. We never issued that sheet. Just put them anywhere or chuck them out". None of these seem satisfactory solutions so I am having one last effort here. They are very tiny and like many stencils almost unreadable but here is my best shot (I know some is gibberish) 30 and 45 ignore 36 - SEQUENCER AND DEPENCER CONNECTION ACCESS 46 - WARNING STAND CLEAR APU AIR INTAKE 42 - CARGO COMPARTMENT RAPID HOLD ACCESS 37 - GROUND EARTH HERE 31 - PRESSURE CHECK 47 - EMM4E 18 LANDING GEAR HYDRAULICS AND ENGINE FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEM LANDING GEAR ACCESS LIQUID BAY CAP 27 GEAR POL POWER Any help in working out where they go is most appreciated!
  4. From the FAAAA web site As noted above, the airframe is an old RAAF Sabre (serial A94-922), which upon retirement was used for training in the Surface Finishers course. In 1983 Mark Webb and Andy Brown were on the course and decided to paint it in the colours of VC724 Squadron, replicating the blue and white scheme of the Macchi jet then in service. Having completed the work they parked it outside the Control Tower for all to see, as a bit of a morale-booster as this was about the time the FAA fixed wing element was disbanded. The work took about a week and the kangaroos in the roundels were hand painted, as was the practice at the time. Mark reports that the RAAF Officer Commanding, who was an ex-Sabre jock, was far from impressed. The three sailors then painted the Sabre in A4 colours – a light gull grey – and not being satisfied with that, then painted it in what they considered suitable colours for the Air Force – a hot pink (unfortunately we don’t have a photo of that).
  5. Thanks @Hepster that is a great help. I can do the model now!
  6. This is the Fireflash Trials Meteor built from the Red Roo kit https://www.redroomodels.com/product/fireflash-trials-meteor-nf-11-1-72/ It is certainly a different looking Meteor [ [
  7. Does anyone have a picture of this Meteor taken from below to confirm that the serials look like this flight-sim picture I have seen this picture below captioned to say there were roundels under the wings. but that would be unusual.
  8. In 1969 a Sydney businessman, Hockey Treloar, purchased a CAC Mustang and had a Rolls-Royce Dart from a Viscount 800 fitted to it. Although the conversion was very professionally done, for various reasons it never flew, and was eventually re-converted to a standard Mustang and flies today in the US as La Pistolera. This is the Red Roo conversion kit which is based on the Academy P-51. My build has a couple of additional extras - a Yahu instrument panel and an Aires cockpit interior. It was not a difficult build - the most important thing is to get the dihedral correct by using the wheel bay supplied in the conversion kit.
  9. Commercially available https://www.redroomodels.com/product/firestreak-missile-trials-avon-sabre-model-kit-1-72/ If it says "Out of stock" don't panic - we are making more!
  10. @VolkerR. Better pictures as requested.
  11. I like both of them but especially the Belgian one.
  12. I have just completed the 1/72 Ceres - an excellent resin kit made by LiftHere! from Serbia. It is pretty much out-of-the-box but i have added the fuel gauge indicators on the wings either side of the cockpit and the latch for the hopper in front of the cockpit. The leading edge slats are mounted on small staples. The aluminium is Tamiya LP11 and the Dayglo Orange is Mr Color. I could not have done the model to a reasonable standard without the only reference book on the Ceres https://www.amazon.com.au/Commonwealth-Aircraft-Corporation-Ceres-Heavyweight/dp/0994571305
  13. One of my colleagues pointed out that A94-922 had two pitot tubes while engaged in these trials. Just to show we keep up with the latest information, here it is with two pitots. I considered photoshopping the existing one on to the other wing but it was easier to fix the model! As to the 1/48 version, it is dependent on acquiring some fuselages. The HPM moulds are beyond redemption and quantities of the plastic are long sold out. We are hoping HPM will at some stage have a new fuselage which we can use.
  14. This model is built using the forthcoming Red Roo conversion for A94-922 - the Sabre used for the working up of the Blue Jay missile system. This was put into production as the Firestreak. This is the 1/72 version and uses the HPM/Tasman fuselage and the Red Roo slatted wings. The conversion will actually be a complete kit and will include the fuselage, wings, resin parts for missiles and radome and an Academy Sabre kit to use for wheels, tailplanes. canopy etc.
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