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Everything posted by SimonR

  1. Just to echo the above, glad you didn't bin it - thats lovely Cheers Simon
  2. Thank you!! yes I too had the old thing hanging from my bedroom ceiling sometime in the late 70's early 80's Thanks Pat, seems a while ago I did this now, thread has been resurrected lol!!
  3. Thats lovely, stunning paint job, well done
  4. Thats lovely Eric, thanks for sharing! Cheers Simon
  5. Thanks Mike, good luck with your Wimpy and Halifax! I agree about the minimal amount of parts, with a bit of work and creativity with the airbrush these old klts still stack up ok!! Cheers Simon
  6. Thanks Guys, looks like modelldoc has come up trumps Cheers Simon
  7. Hi all, Planning a on doing an East German 1/48 MiG 21PF based on a Revell kit, does anybody know of any decal sheets for this version or has anybody got any spare DDR national markings they dot want? Thanks in advance Simon
  8. Hi chaps, just to clarify the Herc landed on Saunton beach on Jan 9 2019 - a mate was there to see it land and got some photos that he shared on facebook. Hope that clears it up! Cheers Simon
  9. Cant see too much wrong with the model or the photography! Cracking build, and yes, the kit aint perfect but your done a bloody good job on it! Cheers Simon
  10. Hi Dave, In asked a similar question about the FGA9 a little while ago, you may find this thread helpful or not, I'm not sure about the use of pods on the F6 to be honest... Cheers Simon
  11. I believe the Sabrinas are removed from the airframe in order that the Aden gun pack can be dropped out of the fuselage for servicing - so they would follow the colour of the u/s - don't quote me on that though... Anyway, as said above, 50's early 60s Hunter HSS undersides and R/W/B roundels - late 60's LAG undersides I believe still R/W/B markings and by 1970ish the roundels had changed to red/blue. Cheers Simon
  12. Yes Mike, wasn't being serious! They even filled the old apron up with sheds as well! Although I'm not sure how many Hunters you could fit in the old 22 Sdn SAR Hanger!!
  13. The Marines must have some spare hanger space at Chivenor, now that would be something, Hunters returning home - obviously wont happen though
  14. Any guesses where the Reds will end up? I guess the options are few and far between - Valley or Coningsby?
  15. Or worse still, a prison like Coltishall
  16. Hi Paul, great stuff - look forward to seeing them! Theres some really knowledgeable guys on here so just ask if you have any questions, somebody will know the answer! My dad left the RAF sometime in 67 after 23 years, I guess their paths may have crossed at some point! Cheers Simon
  17. Yes, Steve, thats where I messed up, should have loaded some weight in there before closing the fuselage up! Cheers Simon
  18. I'm now building mine as an FB5, goes together nicely, but never going to get enough weight in the nose to stop it tail sitting
  19. Wow, that is simply amazing Stunning build, thanks for sharing! Cheers Simon
  20. Yeah, maybe Keith - looks worse in the photos than in the flesh but could maybe have done with being toned down a bit, not losing sleep over it though! Cheers Simon
  21. Picked one of these up today in my LHS (the lovely Langleys in Norwich) - what a great little kit! If I want to build an FB5, what are the main differences chaps? Cheers Simon
  22. Hi all, I originally started this during the 2016 Hunter group build but bit off far more than I could chew and its sat on the shelf of doom for a couple of years - until about a month ago that is. I decided to crack on and get it finished only to come up with serous decal issues. The kit decals had perished, I originally bought this cheap about 10 years ago and the box had suffered some water damage, this had obviously affected the decals. I'd planned on doing this in 79 Squadron markings from Chivenor in the late 60's so already had the xtradecal sheet with the squadron markings, but needed roundels, which is where fellow britmodeller David Womby came up trumps and airmailed some from the states (Thanks David!). So here it is, minus most of the stencils which I will add when I can get my hands on some and the rocket pods which are in the paint shop! Cheers Simon
  23. Thanks Chally! These were built some time ago, currently working on a big Revell 1/32 scale FGA9, hence the question about the rocket pods! Cheers Simon
  24. Great stuff guys! David Watkins book on Chivenor is a good reference point, there are some superb shots of the flight line with 145 Squadron F4s with the Knights templar emblems on the rear fuselage and slightly later on the nose of F6's. Also Alan Halls Warpaint book has profiles of all the Chivenor Hunter squadrons as well. Ive already modelled a number of Chivenor Hunters, heres a few: 145 Squadron (Academy 1/48) 79 Squadron (Revell 1/72 - note the serial number should be black) 63 Squadron (Aeroclub 1/48) 229 T7 (Revell 1/72 odds & ordanance conversion) Cheers Simon
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