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BritJet

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BritJet last won the day on August 10 2019

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About BritJet

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    I didn't do it.......
  • Birthday 06/10/1963

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    British jets, RAE, ETPS, QinetiQ & A+AEE aircraft

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  1. Thanks both. I didn't think there'd be much in the rear cockpit but thought it worth asking the question. I won't be getting the others finished today as the paint is still very sticky, I might have to strip it off and start again if it doesn't dry properly. I did both WD790 and WS838 back in 2016 and have got the leftovers from the AlleyCat decal sheet for WD790 as I used the AirDecal set, I printed the decals for WS838 myself. PM me your address if they're of use and I'll send them to you. Happy New Year. Steve
  2. Thanks for the very kind comments. WL419 was repainted at some point in the early 90's and the serial number moved from the fin to the more usual position on the rear fuselage. I wanted to do it in the earlier finish as I liked the faded dayglo more than the red/orange it has now. Any chance you managed to get photos of the rear cockpit? I've not put much in mine as there don't seem to be any photos of it. I've got three more very near to finishing but have been concentrating on realistically getting just two done. One is almost there and only needs a few bits tidying up, the paint on the second one is taking forever to dry despite being left in the warm but just needs the undercarriage and decals added. I want to finish them together as they are related. Steve
  3. I managed to complete more than I thought this year as work and normal life stuff kept me fairly busy for most of the year. Amodel Cessna YH-41 Seneca 1/72 straight from the box More photos AMP Fairey Ultralight in 1/72 with Classix Ford Thames ET6 (lengthened chassis and new flat-bed), both are with homemade decals More photos AMP Focke Achgelis Fa-225 1/72 straight from the box More photos Frog Meteor F4 1/72 with homemade decals, this was the first civil jet engined aircraft in the world and used by Gloster as a demonstrator. Later converted into two-seater G-AKPK More photos Aeroclub Meteor T7 1/72 Gloster demonstrator G-AKPK with homemade decals. Converted from single-seater G-AIDC More photos Special Hobby 1/72 Meteor T7½ straight from the box as Gloster demonstrator G-ANSO. Converted from single seater G-AMCJ More photos Airfix Meteor F3 1/72 with scratchbuilt rear cockpit, with homemade decals, this was used by Martin-Baker for the early ejection seat trials More photos Meteor PR3 prototype - Airfix Meteor F3 1/72 with modified nose, with homemade decals More photos Frog Meteor F4 1/72 with extended nacelles used to test reheat, with homemade decals More photos Meteor PR5 prototype - Special Hobby 1/72 long-span F4 with Aeroclub PR nose, with homemade decals More photos Mach 2 Argosy 1/72 with homemade A&AEE decals otherwise straight from the box More photos Special Hobby Meteor F8 1/72 with homemade decals, bombs and rockets from the spares box and scratchbuilt RATO bottles, G-AMCJ Gloster demonstrator later rebuilt as two-seater G-ANSO More photos IMAI Captain Scarlet SPC straight from the box More photos IMAI Captain Scarlet SPV straight from the box More photos IMAI Thunderbirds FAB1. I vacformed a new canopy to replace the blue-tinted kit item but otherwise straight from the box More photos Wacky Races Dastardly and Mutley Mean Machine. Resin kit with homemade decals and vacform canopy, scratchbuilt detonator, detour sign and paint pot More photos These have been finished off in the last couple of weeks so all the photos are here. Martin Baker Meteor T7½ WA638. Special Hobby 1/72 Meteor T7 with Matchbox NF14 windscreen and front canopy, rear cockpit modified for ejection seat trials, Combat Decals Martin Baker Meteor T7½ WL419. Special Hobby 1/72 Meteor T7 with Matchbox NF14 windscreen and front canopy, rear cockpit modified for ejection seat trials, Blue Rider decals AModel/Sova Diamond Da-42 1/72 converted with homemade vacformed bulged clear canopy, extra fairings on engine cowlings, ETPS decals Hallam Vac Twin Pioneer 1/72 vacform with homemade ETPS decals Constanza Ka-6e 1/72 converted to Ka-6CR with homemade A&AEE decals Amodel 1/72 Yak-42 with homemade Lithuanian Airlines decals Mach 2 1/72 Squirrel with homemade vacform transparencies, instrumentation boom and ETPS decals I've still got two more that might be finished before the end of 2019 so will add them here if I can. Thanks for looking. Steve
  4. The top picture shows the doors for the braking parachute open, they are closed in the bottom picture. Hope this helps. Steve
  5. I think you will get a better result vacforming that canopy if you use something like modelling clay to fill the void at the rear, make it more rounded (similar to the front) and the plastic sheet will form the desired shape much more easily. Hope this helps and keep up the good fight with the Machmonster. Steve
  6. Try this Microsoft help article Steve
  7. Thanks for the kind comments, with the new interest in this I've scanned my prints of the real aircraft after it had been repainted by the ATC unit and there are some close-ups of the towing gear. Luckily that day the Alsatian must have been out for a walk as it was nowhere to be seen, but I didn't hang around too long! Photos here Every time I went to to the Cardiff Aircraft Museum it looked closed, even when it was open! They got a bad reputation and most of the aircraft had to be scrapped when it folded because they were in such poor condition. Steve
  8. Thanks, you're right about it being difficult to get information about the equipment. I got some photos of the partial towing gear on this Meteor, despite the snarly Alsatian! I can scan them if they're of use. Have you got "The Long Drag"? Steve
  9. Please add me to the list, I've still got a few Sukhois in the stash but fancy building the Amodel T-4 Sotka..... Steve
  10. I would like to see you get back to this and finish it as it would be a shame to have got this far and not see it through to the end. Steve
  11. Have you seen my photos in the walkaround section? Steve
  12. That is very nicely done and a lot of work from the base kit. Under the wing was just blue with G-VTOL in Light Aircraft Grey - pretty sure the badges on the nose weren't applied before it has it's accident. This might help you; Steve
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