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At Sea

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  1. Where’s the rest gone?! 1/48 Hasegawa Phantom dudes posing as 1960’s RAF chaps. I have to add some yellow for their life vests & the stripes on the ejection handles but they fit really well.
  2. I build 1/48 as a preference and only drift into 1/72 when physical size is an issue, such as bombers. Rather than down scaling the Javelin I'm hoping they up scale the Buccaneer! My own take is that having no knowledge of the Javelin as an aircraft until a few years ago (Bill Waterton's book) and then buying the Airfix 1/48 kit on a whim I was delighted by it. It remains one of Airfix's great kits in terms of it's engineering and construction sequence and really set the tone for those that followed such as the Gnat & the Hunter, I am now building another one just because it was so much fun the first time! It doesn't really matter what the subject is if it is done this well.
  3. I love that some of these projects have been in the planning stage for about 6 years... That's determined procrastination!
  4. Thanks chaps, that's exactly what I was looking for.
  5. Well whichever you decide if you need any bits I don’t drop me a PM as all my wheels and legs etc will be going into the recycling pot otherwise.
  6. Hi, Nagging at the back of my mind is the 'fact' that the last UK air to air kill was in 1982, by a Sea Harrier but can't seem to make Google magic it up. Does anyone know the identity of the airframe involved or anything else for that matter. Cheers.
  7. If the references are correct XtraDecal sheet X48126 has it that XH889 (O of 23 Squadron and W/Crd Owen's mount) has the rings painted in post office red. Un sure if any other individial airframe's had similar mods.
  8. Lovely work on a brilliant kit! Must resist!
  9. Oh snap! That's the one I chose! Mine's to be in flight and out of the box so it'll be a fun comparison.
  10. Evenin' all! Given that I initially volunteered for this GB with the following statement "...With a stash full of interceptor types I’m going to throw my hat in with at least a Tornado F.3, a Phantom FG.1 and a Sea Harrier FRS.1..." I have now considered that in my own opinion the Phantom and the Tornado are really derivatives of Multi-role aircraft and I should really stick to pure interceptors. So here goes with a twin delta, twin engined, twin seat all weather interceptor, the Gloster Javelin from the excellent Airfix kit. My last on one of these was built on the ground, and the undercarrige to my eyes ruins the lines and makes it look quite frumpy. So this time it's in flight! 23 Squadron, XH889, based at Norwich International Airport (RAF Horsham St Faith). Interestingly this one had red air intake rings as the Wing Commander's A/C.
  11. My Work in Progress is here: It's very good for a kit from a small manufacturer in the mid 1990's. I'd say it is on a par with the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Vb or F22/F24 Seafire 46/47. No real issues but the wing joint took some filler and a bit of intelligent test fitting was required. I debated building the engine cowling or fitting each half to the fuselage sides, in the end I built and fitted it separately.
  12. Here is my rendition of the AM kit. I built it mostly OOB with Eduard seat belts and some spare bits from Eduard Spitfires to add cockpit detail, I painted it using Humbrol 64 Light grey, then patchily airbrushed US Olive Drab over Light Olive to give some tonal variation. The kit decals were mostly un-usable so I recruited some Eduard US insignia and stencils for the P-51D kit. I then used the brilliant Mig Ammo Oil Brusher steel to highlight opening panels and Starship filth to add some exhaust and oil stains. I kept the weathering restrained as this particular airframe had additional markings added once in theatre, so to appear like this it would have been factory fresh. WiP here: 1/48 Accurate Miniatures P-51A Mustang 36077 - Work in Progress - Aircraft - Britmodeller.com
  13. Sorry it's been so long since an update, I went home on leave and there are distractions there! I did the sanding stick and filler thing, then painted it using Humbrol 64 Light grey, then patchily airbrused US Olive Drab over Light Olive to give some tonal variation. I then used the brilliant Mig Ammo Oil Brusher steel to highlight opening panels and Starship filth to add some exhaust and oil stains. The decals decided to completely destroy themselves on contact with water, so I salvaged the codes, but used an Eduard US insignia and stencils for the P-51D to complete it. Happy with it a a representation od an Allison Mustang, and will build another as I think these AM kits are great for their age.
  14. Looking great! When I did my Prototype scheme (the anniversary one using Syhart decals) I used Halfords aerosols, worked ok.
  15. Revell 1/48 Tornado F3 built as 36-10 of the Aeronautica Militaire. Master Pitot, Pavla resin seats, Mark1 dozen set Decals plus some Italian stencils from the Revell Typhoon kit.
  16. Here she is! 36-10 for your delectation. Thanks for watching & I enjoyed your encouragement and comments.
  17. Undercart on. Weapons on. Tanks on. Given tanks are shared items, and to break up an all grey jet I painted one in Humbrol enamel Barley Grey 167 and the other in Tamiya Royal Light Grey XF-80. The Skyflash caps should be white and not grey, but I pinched these out of the spares box so there.
  18. Here are the decals, common Tornado ADV marks, the Italian Typhoon kit donated so stencils in the language d’amore & the RAF low Viz stencils match the pink on the Mark1 decals. Here we go!
  19. Apologies to paint purists. laid down a base coat of Halfords Ford Polar Grey. Will decal & then weather this & hopefully achieve the grubby look of an Italian in service Tornado!
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