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  1. This is my entry for this group build. I will be using the Hasegawa GR1 kit, which I have had in the stash for some time. The PP Aeroparts stuff and Neomega ejection seat will hopefully add something to the kit. Decals will come from one of my old Modeldecal sheets, although I haven't decided on a squadron yet. Weapon load will be four 1,000 lb bombs with a centre line fuel tank., plus something on the outer wing pylons, possibly an ALQ pod and a Sidewinder,I have photos of 14 Sqn aircraft that show both.
  2. I've been searching around and I saw a pic of the tail cone of a Jaguar showing the pointy tail cone end removed and a rear facing camera behind some glass. Was that standard, and used in ops? Would it have been used in OP Granby? There are good 2 photos in this walkaround page: https://www.cybermodeler.com/aircraft/jaguar/jaguar_walk.shtml
  3. Hi all. Quack's back....... This is my second build on BM. I had initially hoped to work through a WIP and started it here.. Unfortunately my brain self destructed and I forgot how to post pics (or summat changed in the land of Flickr) and I found I couldn't continue. Having redicovered the means to post pics again it is clearly time once more to inflict damage on everybody's precious retinas...... The source is a Revell repop of the Airfix 1/48 Jaguar and the plan was to finish it as a Granby kite This was my second build and I used the opportunity to try some new (to me) tricks. This was my first time applying surgery to a kit to install a resin cockpit. Resin intakes were also used - another first for me. I also tried modifying the rather unconvincing fuel dump pipe with a bit of carving and brass rod, and tried also to scratch build in a minor / beginners way (FOD covers). The large Naca intake on the spine was carved out and floored with plastic card. minor stuff really just to have a go. Finished with Xtracrylix and pinwash/ oil / pastels to muddy things up. Aaaaaaand here's the result - second kit in errr....40 or so years. 100.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 80.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 94.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 82.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 82.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 88.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 86.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 96.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr 98.jpg by Niall Robertson, on Flickr I'm broadly happy with the construction side of things. I've definitely improved since my last build. I'm really not happy with the finish however. I think the Desert Sand (Xtracrylix) is a bit dark - I should have lightened it up a bit. I also tried using the Hairspray method to wear away the top layer to reveal cammo green / grey underneath but the top layer simply would not budge - hopefully somebody will tell me the correct way to do this. I'm also a bit disappointed with the Pink Spitfire figure (Xtradecals) which seems to have no facial colour resulting in a bit of a washed out white appearance and lacks definition. I'm already thinking of totally re-doing the finish on this one. So Questions as follows. 1/ do I need to take the finish back to plastic? 2/ could I just remove the decals (how best?) and spray on top? 3/ any tips for successful hairspray weathering? 4/ anybody got an old set of 1/48 decals for The (avid) Guardian Reader???? Cheers all. Q
  4. I hesitate to call myself a modeller - more of a two-left-hands-composed-entirely-of-thumbs plastic mangler. But it is a bit of fun! Soooo.......time to sharpen the knives and set the ovens to 160 - here comes Quaaaack! As a reminder, my first build was a Bae hawk in beautiful orange-peel black Time to look for my next build - my errr... second After a bit of a struggle with the learning curve on the last one, I decided to try harder to learn new stuff and try handling some of these new-fangled etchy resiny bits. Might as well stretch myself, though it may all end in tears (or the bin!) Starting point is a Revell 1/48 Jaguar GR1. No box shot cos the box was recycled months ago, and no sprue shots as everybody knows what sprues look like. Hopefully one day I'll persuade it to look vaguely like a Granby Kitty. Kicking off with the Neomega resin cockpit - This was my first time trying to surgically insert resin into reluctant plastic. Rear cockpit bulkhead removed and side walls stuck in after a lot of dry-fitting. The nose wheel well appears to have a short-shot issue with an absent side wall but I'm really not too bothered by this as the build is really all about trying things out. After the build is complete, I doubt I'll ever look down there anyway.... Next - tried painting the cockpit - initially seemed ok until I checked the photo -----aaaaaarrrrrgh Its 'Orrible. A bit more poking with hairy sticks and it's marginally better. No doubt I'll tinker with it later. Seat painting slightly more successful. I'm actually half pleased with this - taking into account my shaky hands and rubbish eyesight. I'll fiddle more with that later. Panel assembled and painted. Next I had a look at the rear end and the rather unconvincing fuel dump arrangement I thought it might be relatively straight-forward to ream this out to leave a recess, then replace the jettison pipe with brass rod, filling the void with a plug of mlliput....Adventurous Quack! One half done. Both sides opened and some milliput to avoid the see-through effect. Photo-etch next - trying to roll awkward bits into vaguely exhaust-like shapes - bit hamfisted but hey it's all experience! Problems arose trying to fit the fuselage halves with really don't want to align at all (Just my kit? Just my luck? Just my two left hands?) I ended up gluing several plastic card shims at strategic points along the join lines to try to persuade them to align without enormous steps... Fuselage closed up now with some primer to show me where the seams need work - no matter how much I sand they seem to show up! At this rate I'll end up oversanding the contours....... The large inlet on the spine for the primary heat exchanger has been carved away and re-floored with a bit of plastic card - another first for Quack. The openings for the smaller heat exchanger behind the cockpit have also been opened to try to make them look a bit more (ahem!) realistic. There's a plug of milliput in there too to avoid a see-through effect. I've tried replacing the intakes as the kit parts show the auxiliary doors open, which I believe would only occur when engine running on the ground. I used resin replacements and after bodging a bit, thought I might get away with a line here - unfortunately photos show that this is really a smooth blended curve without a clear panel line so more sanding and filling and sanding required. Yes I know I said sanding twice.....I've been doing a lot of flipping sanding and filling and blending....and swearing. And now I think I'll leave it alone - probably as good as I'll get it. Right - that's enough for now. If can keep this out of the bin I'll post up some more soon. Maybe Christmas. I'm a slow builder. Happy to receive any advice - keep it noob-appropriate as I'm still really just on my second build. One of the reasons for posting this as a WIP is to receive the wisdom of my fellow BM'ers. All tips gratefully received - though please don't get upset if I make an almighty @rse of it all. Happy plastic-mangling everybody! Quack
  5. Here are my first models I am uploading here ( Esci F-5A and Hasegawa Jaguar GR1 both 1/72), finished them a few days ago. As I am returning to the hobby after an absence ( been painting model figures Games Workshop and co) any feed back will be greatly appreciated. http:// http:// http:// http://
  6. Hasegawa 1/72 Airwaves etch for airbrakes Pavla resin seat Modeldecal decals (thanks Matt B!) Gunze paints for camo AK Extreme metal for metallic areas Built for a GB over on Flory Models. Goes together well, though rather basic by today's standards. The photo's show joint lines that aren't that visible in person - honest! Still it looks ok from 3 feet away! Thanks Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr
  7. Hi,just thought I'd show my current WIP, being the old Hasegawa Jag. Nice kit overall, if a little dated. Going to use some old Modeldecal decals for a 20 Squadron a/c. Something I noted is that the instructions show a dark brown panel on the upper starboard wing, the only pics I can find so far show this to be black to my eyes, any experts out there able to clarify? Thanks Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr Untitled by bryn robinson, on Flickr
  8. Hi all I was looking though my photos from my Iphone and come across these of the Jaguars at Cosford in June 2013. I took loads of photos of them as I was very happy to see them all over the place. Mad me feel old though. As I remember being at school with all these hammering over us. Now they are not being used its sad. But great to see the wrap around scheme which for me is "proper colours" Along with the black ones. Particularly the one with the saint on the tail. Ironic this was the first Airshow I attended with my parents with me in 20 years and the first one we went to together in 1992 had a black Jag with a saint on. Cheers Rob Stuff like this is always fun.
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