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    It just came off in my hand, Chief.
  • Birthday 01/28/1962

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  1. @Dave Swindell thanks for the comprehensive reply. I think I might go with trying to use one of resin sets, and altering it to fit. I'll have to check out some photos of the real things. Cheers
  2. Nice project. Do you have the box with those decals in? I could never find it Generally speaking parachuting club aircraft have an empty cabin with a flat floor. Nothing to get caught up on, and they just slide straight out! I should think that would be the case for this aircraft. Hope your build goes well.
  3. Hi @roym When I looked into this myself I went for the AZ kits, as I believe there is an accuracy 'issue' with the engine intakes on the Special Hobby kit. Especially so for the early (Vietnam) aircraft. You might end up wanting to buy these for your Special Hobby AH-1G.......... http://www.brengun.cz/e-shop/1-72-accessories-21/ah-1g-cobra-air-intake-correction-set-(special-hobby)-1048 This would be a good bet, I think http://hannants.co.uk/product/AZM74016
  4. Not 1000's but here are some that may be of interest http://britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235083144-green-flag-81-3-339tfs-f-4e/ https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235069811-green-flag-81-3-563tfs-f-4g/&tab=comments#comment-3619782 note WW 69-216 in a 'halfway house' of the two schemes and some RF-4C's in a wrap-around version of 'SEA II'. note also BA 72-147 in the 'halfway house' Scheme. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235072007-just-passing-through-91trs-rf-4c/&tab=comments
  5. Sounds like you have all the bases covered Got to love a Mirage, in all it's various and wonderful forms. I doff my hat to you, Sir.
  6. Is there an aftermarket wing fold set available for the Sword 1/72 Gannet AEW.3? I would like to model this, but the thought of scratch building all that internal 'gubbings' fills me with dread and fear. I can't believe there isn't one available, but I cant find one! Any ideas?
  7. I admire your commitment to the Mirage III I've put my name down for the Africa GB. Hope your Mirage arrives in time. See you there............... (not doing a Mirage)
  8. A couple of IIIC's on backorder with Hannants. I see several more in my future...........
  9. Very nice. What a lovely little kit and finished model Too true. The old GA 1/72 kits always seem to fetch a good price, so there is a keen interest in them. Come on AZ, where's the Cessna 150/152 etc ?
  10. Very nice. Great subject. I think these little 3D printed models could really take off and be a great source for offbeat and unusual subjects. Maybe someone could do a Cessna 150/152 or a Grumman Cheetah? Following along.
  11. Not if I win the Lottery first.
  12. Nice project, very interesting to see the two kits compared like this. How did you do the MDC and the line around the edge of the canopy? Very nice finish on both of them. Look forward to seeing them in Ready For Inspection.
  13. Thanks @RidgeRunner for putting me on to this GB. I'd like to join in if I may? I'm sure I can find a few candidates in the stash. Although I think I'd like to do something fairly straightforward to give myself a fighting chance of finishing. Cheers.
  14. Hello Martin @RidgeRunner Great to hear from you. Thank's for the kind thoughts. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. Keeping in touch with like minded people through Britmodeller has certainly been valuable, especially with all the shows being cancelled. Have you seen '100 Missions : Surviving Vietnam' on the Smithsonian Channel (on Freeview). I watched it a couple of days ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great footage and plenty of Thud' action. Saw it and thought that would be right up your street All the b
  15. Smudge

    Chuck Yeager, RIP.

    Enjoyed his autobiography. I'll have to get it out for another read. Another Great Hero of mine sadly departed. Godspeed.
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