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About goon

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  • Birthday 09/15/1969

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    Trainers, Falklands conflict & French aircraft.

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  1. Hi Gang, I'm building the Tamiya Mazda787B. There are some areas of the green decals that neat touching in / neatening up. Has anyone got a tip for an off the shelf paint match for this colour? (I'm trying to modify the ZeroPaints colour I have, but colour matching is not a skill I possess! I should have masked and painted, but laziness won, and has come back to bite me on the bottom...) Thanks for any help, Gareth
  2. That's a monster! I often find these on the common, but I'm not confident enought to eat foraged fungi.
  3. Likewise 'front office' and 'bang seat'. Please stop it!
  4. What a beauty! I have this in my stash, and have so far only scribed the panels on. I know how much effort has gone in to your result.
  5. Thanks again everyone. @Uncle Uncool - I used the colours in the original Hataka Acrylics set. I think they were intended for the Pucara, but they looked close, and retained the 'character', so to speak, of Argentinian colours at the time. (They're a bit less saturated in real life, I boosted the contrast of the photos a little.) Glad you like them! Gareth
  6. Thanks for your comments and likes everyone. Gareth
  7. Thank you for your positive comments and 'likes' everyone. Gareth
  8. Hi All, This is my build of Wingman Models’ 1/48 Dagger, in FAA colours. The kit is Kinetic’s Mirage with a big bag of resin parts to convert it to a Dagger. I’ve built mine as C-407, which Teniente Jorge Senn used to attack the landing British forces at San Carlos Water on 21st May 1982. The entire flight of three were intercepted and shot down before they could make their attack, Steve Thomas claiming two kills, and Nigel 'Sharkey' Ward C-407. Some sources say Thomas shot down C-407, but most refer to Ward so I'm going with the weight of numbers. The combat was at extremely low level, but, remarkably all three pilots were able to eject safely. Grupo 6 De Caza lost five Daggers on the 21st, four in the space of 20 minutes. The decals for the rear fuselage serial didn’t match the paint colour I had picked out, so I used my plotter cutter to make masks to enable me to spray them. I purchased aftermarket for the Expal bombs, and modified some spare pylons to mount them. There should be a third drop tank on the centre line for this mission, but Wingman only supply two. I’ll get round to ordering another from them one day. Thanks for looking in, Gareth
  9. Hi All, This is a fairly recent completion - FREMS' 1/48 MB.339. I believe this is the only kit FREMS ever issued. It's very well done, with great details, lots of marking choices, and even turned brass gun barrels. I've completed it as A-115 as flown by Teniente de Navio Owen Crippa. On the morning of 21st May 1982 Argentinian troops around San Carlos Water reported they we watching British ships coming in to the Sound. It was decided to launch an armed recon mission and two MB.339s were briefed to take off from Port Stanley airfield. The aircraft of Crippa's wingman went unservicable so he took off alone. Along his route Crippa encountered HMS Argonaut and gainst heavy AA fire pressed home an attack with rockets and 30mm guns., damaging the ship and wounding several crew. Crippa had remain at low level to evade small arms, AA and SAM fire, but managing to take in enough detail to provide a detailed report, used as the basis for the ensuing FAA attacks. Teniente Crippa was awarded the Medalla al Heroico Valor en Combate. I've replaced the seats, added the Eduard cockpit details, and some of their PE to the exterior. Thanks for looking in, Gareth
  10. goon

    1/72 Wheels Needed

    Tracked some down via ebay. Thanks again.
  11. goon

    1/72 Wheels Needed

    They look like a really good match - thanks!
  12. goon

    1/72 Wheels Needed

    Hi All, I'm building Mach 2's 'challenging' Coleoptere. The wheels for the trailer are completely unusable, there isn't one good one out of the four to duplicate. I've seen another build in which the modeller has replaced them with the wheels from the 30cwt Chevrolet truck in the Matchbox (and Revel rebox) LRDG set. Both appear to be out of production and hard to find. As I know very little about these kind of subjects I'm hoping someone can point me at some similar wheels, either in a kit or as aftermarket. Thanks for any help, Gareth
  13. goon

    SNECMA Coleoptere seat

    Thanks very much Mike, just dropped you a PM.
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