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  1. Hi Alan, looking at my reference, there doesn't seem to anything new I can offer you. Keep up the good work. Colin
  2. Hi Crisp, after the demise of Kitty Hawk, the helo brand. Maybe one of the Eastern European companies could be persuaded to get involved with saving sixties helo aviation? I'm thinking IMC with their recently released Cobra and which apparently will be available in 48th sometime soon. Colin
  3. Likewise, just happy to have participated. I enjoyed my build even though time was short as I came late to the build. Thanks to all the participants. I've only ever once built for a contest, yes I participate but that's not my aim. I like to show my models and if they put a smile on just one other modellers face, job done! Colin
  4. Ouch General. too much for you to take on board what with the disappointing rivet issue! I've only ever used Archers rivets, which were less that I would have expected. So what are the HGW ones like? Your build is progressing well. What matt black have you used? Colin
  5. Congratulations Bill, it's been entertaining watching you bash the Queen into shape. It certainly might not have happened with me! Colin
  6. Another excellent build Alan. You have certainly given me inspiration for my HAS Mk7, when I have time! Do I see a Scout loitering in the background? Congratulations. Colin
  7. Thanks everyone. Colin Hi Pat, thanks, no it's excess cement from gluing the roof glazing!!! Colin
  8. It's a while since I entered a GB but this one grabbed my attention and with plenty of early Airfix kits in my stash I knew I would have a suitable candidate. Choppers are my preferred taste, being an ex FAA maintainer (grubber). The Scout did sterling service in the jungles of Borneo, s my build has represented one of those, no particular unit . The basic kit is poorly detailed and the engine is undersize! So the strengthening strakes on the fuselage/tailboom were removed and replaced with stretched sprue. The cockpit had a added/corrected detail added, as did the main rotor gearbox and rotorhead. The engine is C Scale as is the tailrotor. Decals are from the Xtradecals range. The base is made from long sosatie sticks glued to a card base, stained and painted with the H to represent a jungle landing pad. Thanks for looking. Colin
  9. Looking impressive Martin, sorry to here you have been a bit crook! Seems as though it's doing the round, my L5 vertebra is giving me jip at present... Colin
  10. Wow Tony, the dayglo has laid down very well, as has been mentioned above, not that easy to get right! It's offset against the silver. You can't beat rattle cans! You reminded me I still have one half started, as I've found the instrument panel, I really have no excuse to finish it! Colin
  11. Great progress Tony, sorry to hear your back is giving you grief again. Makes mine sound like a mild ache, think I'm into my seventh week of physio! Most of it my own fault for not exercising regularly! Colin
  12. One of my purchases from the early 1970's, one bagged the other two in the card/blister pack and all three definitely under two Quid!. All three were chopped from the sprue and in one single bag. Some of the smaller parts had become quite brittle and were replaced. So removed the fuselage and tail boom strakes and replaced with stretched sprue, added the struts and pitch change rods tot eh gearbox and rotor head. Detailed the cockpit instrument panel, seats and added the pedals. I replaced the undersize engine with a C Scale part from the spares box. Decals were from Xtradecal. The base is made from long sosatie sticks to represent a jungle landing pad.
  13. Thanks Steve. Still looking for the Borneo Boys! I wanted add the AS11 wire guided missiles but broke one, I may add them later. Colin
  14. The Scout is finished and what a little lily it was to guild! I'll post in the 'Finshed' section on Sunday.
  15. Going to follow your build. I built the kit a couple of years ago. Colin
  16. Been busy, applying the decals , painting the tail and main rotors. Still got work to do on the engine... Here is where I am at present... This the base I made yesterday, to represent a Borneo jungle landing pad. Using a packet of sosatie sticks and a piece of card for the backing. Then applied a coat of mahogany stain, cut a stencil for the H and misted on white from an aerosol can. Colin
  17. Was thinking the build ended tomorrow. I see I have a couple more days but would like to finish tomorrow. Colin
  18. I'm working on it, trying to meet the deadline!!! Colin
  19. Hi Alan, As with everything military, there are always exceptions. If the cab didn't need refurbishing it could have a escaped a trip to the paint shop, hence it keeping the RWB roundels. Also not having the RAF/ROYAL AIR FORCE on the sides. Maybe a local theatre ruling? Re the white circle on the ramp. If the sun was almost or overhead in the height of summer, I think there would deffinietly be a reflection whether the scheme was matt or gloss. I'm sure the final finish will still be a masterpiece. Colin Hi Alan, As with everything military, there are always exceptions. If the cab didn't need refurbishing it could have a escaped a trip to the paint shop, hence it keeping the RWB roundels. Also not having the RAF/ROYAL AIR FORCE on the sides. Maybe a local theatre ruling? Re the white circle on the ramp. If the sun was almost or overhead in the height of summer, I think there would deffinietly be a reflection whether the scheme was matt or gloss. I'm sure the final finish will still be a masterpiece. Excellent update... Colin Hi Alan, As with everything military, there are always exceptions. If the cab didn't need refurbishing it could have a escaped a trip to the paint shop, hence it keeping the RWB roundels. Also not having the RAF/ROYAL AIR FORCE on the sides. Maybe a local theatre ruling? Re the white circle on the ramp. If the sun was almost or overhead in the height of summer, I think there would deffinietly be a reflection whether the scheme was matt or gloss. I'm sure the final finish will still be a masterpiece. Excellent update... Colin
  20. Hi Alan, As with everything military, there are always exceptions. If the cab didn't need refurbishing it could have a escaped a trip to the paint shop, hence it keeping the RWB roundels. Also not having the RAF/ROYAL AIR FORCE on the sides. Maybe a local theatre ruling? Re the white circle on the ramp. If the sun was almost or overhead in the height of summer, I think there would deffinietly be a reflection whether the scheme was matt or gloss. I'm sure the final finish will still be a masterpiece. Colin
  21. Hi Alan, did some research in the same book as Bill. No. 28 Sqdn was in HK during 1968 based at Sek Kong until 1972 with Whirlwinds until they were replaced by the Wessex. Colour scheme for Tactical Transports was initially gloss Dark Sea Grey/Olive Green with Highspeed Silver cabin underside, with White ROYAL AIR FORCE on the cabin sides. Roundels were RWB. In late sixties, changes were made with the underside being painted in Black with a wavy demarcation and the ROYAL AIR FORCE moved to the tail boom, then by early/mid 1070's the scheme became matt finish. Serials change to black with Red/Blue roundels Hope this is of use? Colin
  22. Alan, your pic of XP328 K and it's lower parts shading. Look at the hardstanding, there is a large white circle. This looks like it is reflected in the lower fuselage and also on the tail boom joint. That could also be the reason for the lighter line on the belly pan. I'd go with the black. JMTPW. Maybe have a look at Operation Firedog? Colin
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