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  1. Right gang, time I made a decision and got cracking, there's plenty options in the stash but I've picked this one; Did I say one? Well yes, I know this is a double boxing but only one will get built here, the kit is going to need some work due the fit being what would be called a 'sair fecht' or a 'tchuave' in this part of the world. I've got no less than five of these in the stash but picked these two because they came to me from the stash of a former local model club member who passed away a few years back. John had made a start to both kits and so far as I can see almost all parts are still present apart from the pilot figures. No loss there as they are, like many other parts, not well moulded so I've grabbed a pair of the far better ones from the Airfix Lightning kits. John had added a few extras including the Eduard interior and exterior etched brass sets which I'll make use of along with a replacement decal sheet I had long forgotten about... ...with this option being current favourite Here's the cockpit tub. Basic and without detail but a starting point.
  2. 705 Sqn, RNAS Lossiemouth SAR Flight, 1961. Hi all, I'm pleased with the way this one has turned out, although certain bits of it (specifically the transparent parts) were a little "challenging". The underlying kit is the new Mach 2 BEA Dragonfly, but with a few small mods (blade crutches, tail skid, window shapes and searchlight fairing) plus a set of spare decals (actually I think they are old enough to be called "transfers") from the old Britavia vac-form kit. It fills another important gap in my RN Helicopter collection. Pictures taken outside on this stunningly warm May day (which also happens to be my birthday - hooorah! Those familiar with Mach 2 kits will understand my pain. But it was definitely worth iit!!! This particular aircraft is preserved at the North East Aircraft Museum. I'm still a little nervous about actually starting the Britavia kit, but this one has perhaps given me the kick I needed to create it an EDSG and Sky "shelf-mate" using the other decal set - so watch this space FredT
  3. Right gang, best get a thread started instead of simply watching you lot have all the fun, be a fwe days before plastic gets hacked as I've got a Seafire to finish for the Fleet Air Arm GB but here's the basic plan; One Matchbox Hawker Hunter kit, ...gives options for a single seat F.6 or two-seat T.7, ...on a small decal sheet. Note the instument panels as these constitute the majority of the detail provided for either option. Parts are cleanly moulded with no flash but are typical of Matchbox at their worst with a few very deep panel line 'trenches'. The forward fuselages and their relevent spines are seperate to allow both options to be build from a single kit. All other parts are common to both and are contained on two further sprues, A single clear sprue finished off the parts count with canopies for both versions.
  4. Welcome to the lesson on how not to build the Revell Tornado. I've taken the plunge and started my first build thread, don't expect regular updates, because I don't have nearly enough time to devote to modelling as I'd like to But, I will endeavour to see this through to the end, this may result in a finished model or a pile of plastic lying at the bottom of the wall it's just been launched at. Any hoo, as the title suggest's here's what I'll be using, Closer look at the Flightpath set, Where I'm at to date It'll be converted to a GR4, and if I can find current pictures of a GR4 cockpit, will be bang up to date. Scratch building anything not included in the Flightpath set, at least until my talent runs out. As for the finished markings, I've not decided, But as I live not too far away from Lossiemouth, It will be one of the local Squadrons. 15sqn would be nice but I'd have to make the markings myself, or the easier route 617sqn, using the kit decals but incorperating any changes needed to make a Grey jet. Any encourgement and pointers gratefully recieved Thanks for looking Mike
  5. ZA475 which is the gate guardian at RAF Lossiemouth. Pics thanks to Nigel Heath.
  6. ZD793 from the Lossimouth Engineering & Logistics Wing. Pic thanks to Nigel Heath.
  7. Another Hawker Hunter of the workbench using the Revell 72nd scale kit as a basis. This time a PR.11 of 764 Sqn. at Lossiemouth during the late 60s and one that my father flew on a few occasions. Used the Model Alliance Decals Senior Service Hawker Hunters sheet number MA-72136 but have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it made modelling this machine simpler as I didn't have to raid several other sources to get the decals required and they went on well but the white of the fuselage roundels isn't strong enough to hide the demarcation between upper and lower camouflage colours and none of the many stencils carried by this aircraft after conversion to a PR.11 are provided. While some can be taken from the kit decal sheet that doesn't cover everything. I'll say 7 out of 10 for them. Modifications to the kit were forming the camera nose using the standard kit part built up with plastic tube and filler then the side looking ports glazed with Micro Kristal Klear, filling in the cannon troughs, changing the mid fuselage vents and intakes, and reducing the diameter of the jet pipe with plastic tube and sheet. The airbrake proportions were changed and the arrestor hook made from locking wire that used to come in bicycle brake caliper sets while the pitot probe was turned from some brass rod. The usual extra details inside cockpit and undercarriage were supplemented by a set of 'Remove Before Flight' covers on the intakes and the undercarriage locks. The covers were plastic sheet and fusewire with the straps made from metal foil from a chocolate coin (the joys of having a child ) while the u/c locks were from the same foil and some very thin fusewire. Was also intending to add a P P Aeroparts boarding ladder as well but can't for the life of me find where I've put it so lets call her done as is.
  8. Right, if I've finally discovered how to add Photobucket links via a smartphone I'd like to join in the fun with this one;
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