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12jaguar

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  1. Aluminium for the turret mechanism although the inside of the cupola is black. We made a mistake when we restored our turret and painted the mechanism black...doh! Short of taking it all apart again it will remain black John
  2. I don't know where Italeri got the idea that there's a galley, on a Stirling; maybe on a MkV but not on any of the bomber variants John
  3. Nice to see a Stirling in work. Probably a bit late now but here's a pic of our Flightdeck in it's current form. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stirling+project+flightdeck&sxsrf=AOaemvJzjl-HuI8zzx_V20aSi5vyZyentg:1641721706457&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj8lIj5saT1AhWyoFwKHexOA_0Q_AUoAXoECAIQAw&biw=1280&bih=577&dpr=1.5#imgrc=f8JJGkqDBzx6ZM Early on Stirlings where Cockpit Green from the nose through to the Navigators bulkhead at Frame 9, some were hand painted black in the BA compartment though although I believe that this was pretty rare. We have parts from the nose of Mk IIIs/IVs which are still painted green though. If you need any help, please feel free to ask John
  4. Hi Hornchurch welcome aboard. Seeing as you're in E Anglia. you're probably not too far from us in the Stirling Project. You're welcome to visit for some up to date progress John
  5. No idea about other aircraft types, but the Stirling landing lamps were adjusted by a teleflex cable and handle located on the RH side of the Throttle Box. On the MkIII, another lever lowered the landing light pneumatically through yet another lever also mounted on the throttle box; the Stirling cockpit is an ergonomic slum which you needed to have octopus arms to operate all of the various controls cheers John
  6. Hi all Mark Is had a recessed landing lamp in the L/E, whereas later marks had retractable ones. In all cases you could alter the angle of the dangle but I suspect that in the Mk 1 the angle would be more limited. More likely it's that Shorts thought they'd like to make things even more complicated than they needed to be LOL John
  7. As I'm hoping that Father Christmas is bringing me one of these (I've been a good boy this year), I'm watching with interest John
  8. On a previous edition of Aerodrome they had an indepth visit to the school at Cosford with a heavy leaning towards the Jags, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that one John
  9. Have built both and like the OP I worked hands on with the aircraft and in the MOD Engineering Authority. KH has better detail, but it's hard work and if I made another I'd get the Airfix kit with a resin cockpit etc. John
  10. Welcome aboard John (Not too far down the road from Mildenhall)
  11. Nothing bad about those. Welcome aboard! John
  12. For info, on my Chipmunk which I'm statically restoring I have 2 set of harnesses 1 black and one bright blue. Both are original items John
  13. Think he means XX829 John
  14. Hi just to confirm that the small doors hinge at the bottom i.e inboard of the main gear legs. Having made the single seat KH Jag, IMHO it's a bit of a curates egg, good in parts but they missed the boat in others. The wing leading edge profile is fictional at best and if you fit the pylons they don't match RAF Jags in any shape or form. Shouldn't be a problem for an ETPS Jag but the weapon load is not an RAF one. Good luck though, she's coming on a treat John
  15. Now surely Airfix can concentrate on the Short Sperrin..I'll get my coat! John
  16. Adour 106 was a bastardised version of the export engine and re-used most of the engine core with a few new upgraded sections, it wasn't as powerful as the export engine ISTR. Typical cost cutting... John
  17. No problem, always good to see a nicely built Jag John
  18. If you mean the inside face of the airbrake door, that should be in camo, they're always very dirty especially the port one as this is where the exhaust for the Microturbo GPU is cheers John
  19. Hi LR A bit late to the party. The interior of the airbrake bays is primer but where the airbrake itself closes on to the engine door and recess is in camo. Hope you don't mind but you have a slight issue with the slats as it looks like you have a recess on the wing leading edge into which they seem to be fitted. In reality the wing leading edge was a constant aerofoil profile with the slats themselves having an aerofoil profile with a sharp trailing edge; when retracted the slats 'blend' into the wing leading edge and sit on top of it giving the characteristic dog tooth profile. I may be mistaken but it looks like you have a gap / step between the slat training edge and the wing profile. http://nabe3saviation.web.fc2.com/images9/waJag-44.jpg ALE 40 was a separate mod to the GR1a upgrade but was certainly installed around that time (I was at Abingdon 1984 - 89)
  20. Only just picked this up, awesome work. Trust me from someone who has been working for over 20 years on a 1:1 Stirling, your progress is lightning fast. Wish we had some more original drawings LOL John
  21. Awesome job, my dad used to overhaul RMs and RMLs at the Aldenham Bus Works before they closed it down. Always wanted to get one of these due to the connection regards John
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