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About Winnie

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  1. No, eventually I may post a completed model (if I get there), but I find my builds peter out quickly if I post shots of in progress... Cheers Harald
  2. I may regret this, but I have ordered the HU5 kit from Hannants, with masks, and I'm about to order your Shapeways collection as soon as I have the pence saved up for it. I'm not a master modeler like you but I'd like to try anyway. Both you and Phil Flory and Mr. Wattanabe managed to make some amazingly gorgeous models, so if I can make the red and gray sort of look ok, I'll feel a winner! I have read your thread through in 3 days, stunning modeling! Wish I could have even a iota of your skills... Oh well, I'll do what I can! Cheers Harald
  3. I love this, amazing build. the mesh on the intake looks exactly right! Cheers Harald (I Reckon I will have a beer tonight!)
  4. So why no mention of Kinetic's F-16s in 2nd? they seem OK to me, not being a professional fighter pilot OR model builder, but I have built the Tamiya 72nd C, and will build an Israeli C as well from it, and I do have the Israeli I boxing from Kinetic that I also intend to build. Cheers H.
  5. Well, you certainly can build an early F-4J(UK) out of it? obviously not the other OOB, but what about with some modifications/kitbash? the kit is cheap and reasonably accurate in shape and easy to put together.
  6. Winnie,  I may have what you need.  What specifically are ou after.  Chris

    1. Winnie



      I can't remember what I asked for, unless you are talking Sea King, in that case I got parts from Andy F117.


      But cheers for thinking of me!


    2. Christopher Carfaro

      Christopher Carfaro

      Yes it was the Seaking.  Glad it worked out for you.


  7. How about the Academy 72nd? They have a B and J out I'm sure more is coming, they are literal snap together, but build in to very nice looking jets. Cheers H.
  8. Man... I LOVE the float bottle placard in the nose! Have checked that a few times that is for certain. One of our machines was so tail heavy, we had a float bottle filled with sand (un-pressurised) for ballast, when we were flying in the no float season...
  9. Yeah, the cobra had the same belts, up to the Whiskey Cobra for sure.
  10. Well, finally something I can answer a little about! The F-5A with the Norair seat still had the original wide web belt with the large latch in the front, and nylon loops for the shoulder harness. They had a piston to open the belt, that used gasses from the ejection system to open the belt after ejection. The high and low altitude system consisted of a hook to attach to the parachute handle, that had to be removed or attached, depending on altitude. The same system was on the Lockheed C-2 seats used in the F-104. The F-16 and subsequent series use a different lap belt, as the parachute harness is worn by the pilot, and the parachute itself is attached to the seat. The Martin Baker systems used on British and Canadian aircraft use the harness included on the seat, but they have a MB buckle for the belt. The Bell mediums and heavies I have personally flown (Bell 205/212/214ST) Still keep the original belts, either in Black or Grey. Wide lap belt and narrow shoulder harness. With prescribed leather flap under the buckle...
  11. That would give you a scare for sure! A friend had that happen at a 100 knots in a Bell 212, the greenhouse window blew... Not only did it give him a fright, it was bloody cold as well, below -30C in a inhospitable area of the Canadian Arctic... But on to the model, sweet looking, and I may have to get one myself! Cheers Harald
  12. I was getting severe withdrawals... Now I just have to find someone who'll trade me the proper Sea King for the Orange Crop bits...
  13. Looks pretty dang sweet! Love the SH-2F. Wish I could get to fly one once!! I have the KH variations, and I did build 2 of the Airfix iterations over 20 years ago. My plans is to build the one that had Jimmy Stewart in it in "Airport '77" from HSL-31. and perhaps one more... Cheers H.
  14. Very attractive!! Possibly the second nicest paint scheme after the "Omega" RN FG.1... FIGHTING COCKS!
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