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About mackem01

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  1. mackem01

    Sea Harrier FRS1.....

    Crumbs..........no pressure then!
  2. mackem01

    G'day from France

    Welcome along Francois, you've picked a great subject to start with. Hope your research goes well, if you hit a snag I'm sure the guys on here will have the answer, they usually do! Have a great time..............and don't forget to post your progress, A bientot.....
  3. mackem01

    Sea Harrier FRS1.....

    Due to other commitments I didn't get to start at the weekend but made a start yesterday. You may be questioning my choice of a SHAR1, but it will be finished in the markings of 899 Naval Air Squadron, who were the "trainers" for the type. Also thanks to andyf117, I also have the colourful anniversary markings so thought I'd best make a start. This is the kit, which I'm sure we're familiar with: At the other end of the build she will hopefully be adorned with a selection of the following markings: So the first hurdle is right at the start - this is what they call a seat? It's not much to work with and I tried to use either one of a couple of AM seats I had availablebut as space is so tight in the pit I have decided to stick with what I have and to try and taffy it up - I've made a start: I've also started to paint the pit and assemble the engine (I'd like to do more with it but don't think I have enough time, so it will not be on show: Onething that is "de rigeur" for Harrier's is to droop open the auxiliary intake doors which is being done, and because I like it I have cut the flaps away to be added at a drooped angle later on: It's a slow start I know but things will get better once I get past the fidgety stages. So without further ado - thanks to our hosts Rob G, Jockney, and Col. for keeping us all in check and I hope you all have a problem free build ( did I really just say that?) Thanks for looking.....
  4. Great model, and that canopy! It's so clean - I bet some poor liney spent a couple of hours cleaning it!
  5. mackem01


    Welcome Chris, glad to have you onboard. Look forward to your participation, and seeing that epic Buff come together. If you need advice, it's usually here by the bucketload.
  6. Do any of you kind folk know if there is a rattle can equivalent of the Dark Sea Grey as used on Sea Harriers during/after the Falklands war??
  7. mackem01

    Bae Hawk Dragons in the Valley

    PHEW! I was going to do one of those Dragon-Hawks. I'm sure you'll do a much better job.
  8. mackem01

    Interwar 504.....

    Hi Phoenix, it was actually the veeeerry old Merit kit with a bit of Airwaves etch.
  9. Have you come across these? https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/operation-starkey.50730/ Is there a record of any Hurricane units taking part?
  10. In an effort to clear the decks for the upcoming Trainers GB, I have made a determined attempt at clearing at least part of the bench. That said I picked on my Avro 504 which was ready for a final push anyway. Hope I've done it justice as I did enjoy building it - as I said somewhere else I have commited the cardinal sin of workig from an old profile (I had a go at finding a piccy but with no luck) that says it represents a machine belonging to 6 squadron based in Iraq in the early 20's and used as a communications machine. A bit of touching up and a couple of wires to add, which should take me nicely to Saturday! Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed it
  11. mackem01

    B-17G 43-37675 B-17G 381st BG 532nd BS

    Great model, lovely finish.................and no sign of the dreaded wobbly hand!
  12. mackem01

    Tim's Jet Provost JP4

    Just a taster for you. Your bird at Binbrook in the ealy 80's I think: Looking forward to seeing this one in the gallery. Good luck.
  13. mackem01

    Miles Master Magna Models

    This will be good. Unusual choice with interesting markings. Always have time for any build of an Eastern European Allied squadron - kudos to them all.
  14. mackem01

    Tornado warning

    Who would dare say no to The Mighty Fin? I'm in for this one. SO many aniversary schemes, which one to choose!!!!
  15. Very nice Tornado, brings back memories for me too of a great 4-man spotting trip around the area - base camp near Thetford. Great days.