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  1. Well the “HMAS Vendetta” build is finally finished and I only lost decal, a very small Pennant number down around the stern. Dammed the convicts for adopting the US Navy pennant number system unlike the Kiwis who still used the proper numbering system aka the RN for Commonwealth Navies. Paints used were, Tamiya Fine Surface Primer (light Grey), Humbrol Acrylic Spray Grey 64 both were in a rattle can. Humbrol Emamel Matt Black, Matt White and Humbrol Acrylic 64 which I think I’ll throw out in the end. Sovereign Colourcoats RN16 (old stock). Aftermaket parts from Shapeways in form of the 4.5” turrets, the two twin 40mm Bofors and two single 40mm Bofors. Ladders were pinched from my two Flyhawk L Class Destroyer builds. A few little school boy errors during the build, but overall a very enjoyable build in the end. But the real joy of this build was having a few old boys from the pirates who served on one of the 4 Darings retelling a few dits, and during Vendetta’s time on the gun line during the Vietnam with USN and the technical side of the Darings in the RAN. Would like to have added railings and the catwalk between fw’d and aft superstructures. Here’s the history of the build for those who haven’t been following it.
  2. Since my admission back into the Xavier Ward for PTSD at St John of God Hospital in Nth Richmond Sydney NSW, the staff has ask if I could leave one of my model ships for display? But since a couple of these a going to form apart of display, “I said I do something a wee bit special which would link in with the work done here on the Xavier Ward and why the Xavier Ward is here in the first place.” So I selected a Daring Class Destroyer by OzMods in Resin 1/700. HMAS Vendetta was the only ship of its class in the RAN to see active service and fire it’s guns in anger. It seen active service with the US 7th Fleet on the gun line during the Vietnam War and from all accounts the yanks prefer her to use her more than other ship on the gun line due her firepower and accuracy. Between October 1969 to March 1970 she fired 13,295 rds at approximately 1,750 different targets. In fact She and her crew did so well on the gun line the 7th Fleet requested for another Daring Class Destroyer from RAN to replace the Vendetta instead of the more modern Charles F Adams DDG’s that the RAN had in service at the time. This model once completed will form a part of the Veterans Week displays done by the staff and members of the Xavier Ward for PTSD at St John of God Hospital in Nth Richmond NSW Australia.
  3. OzMods Scale Models 1/144th Bombardier (de Havilland Canada) Dash 8 - 300 kit is reported on approach Source: https://www.facebook.com/OzModsScaleModels/posts/2041663225921239 V.P.
  4. Ozmods http://www.ozmods-kits.com/ has just released a new tool 1/72nd Pilatus PC-9 kit - ref. OMKIT 7201. The kit comes with injected plastic and clear parts, resin parts and decals for both Roulettes and Thai Air Force aerobatics teams. In-box review: http://forum.aussiemodeller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8786 V.P.
  5. I have started to work on the Caribou I just received form OzMods as per the review I posted on the main site. As I expected I needed to do some clean up of the leading and trailing edges of the wings and tail planes as well as the rudder, nothing bad though. I used some 400 grit then 2000 grit wet and dry to smooth the edges down and they are now good.The mold mark on the top of the fuselage was/is easily taken care of with some Humbrol putty, I have just added a second coat as I missed a few small marks with my first try. The rudder was trimmed to fit on the tail as were the tail planes and they are ready to fit once I finish sanding the putty I have used on the mold mark and the wing join. I will be doing the aircraft in the later camouflage scheme involving two greens and black areas..
  6. Hi all and this is my latest finish, the 1/144 OzMods conversion of the E-2 Hawkeye into a C-2A Greyhound. While 1/72 is normally my scale, I've always had a soft spot for this one. The full build is here but to recap: Kit: Heller Hawkeye (donor kit) and OzMods C-2A conversion set Scale: 1/144 Paints: White from a Rattlecan, all others with a brush. Future, FloryModels wash, W&N Matt Varnish (also brush) Extras: None Decals: From the conversion set, for VRC-30 'Providers' Really enjoyed this one and here's to all those who fly transport and haul stuff for a living... Thanks for looking. Dermot
  7. Hi everyone, While 1/72 is normally my default scale, I've built the odd 1/144 kit. And being a fan of naval aviation, I've always had a big soft spot for the Grumman C-2 Greyhound - they do all the unglamorous but essential hauling to and from carriers - whether that's spare parts, passengers or parcels from home. At some point I'll either save up enough for the RHVP resin kit or Kinetic will downsize their 1/48 beasty so for now I'm going with this conversion from OzMods in 1/144 using a Heller E-2C Hawkeye as the donor kit. C-2A Greyhound_Conversion_Set by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Here's what you get in the OzMods kit..A two-sided instruction sheet with assembly details on one side and paint/decal placement in colour on the other (not pictured) OzMods C-2A Greyhound contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Clear fuselage halves... OzMods C-2A Greyhound contents_fuselages by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr New tail section and ramp in plastic along with some resin bits. OzMods C-2A Greyhound contents_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And nice decals for VRC-30 "The Providers" OzMods C-2A Greyhound contents_decals by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr And what's in the Heller Hawkeye kit....this will provide the wing, engines, landing gear, vertical stabilisers. Heller Hawkeye_contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr My very first time doing a cross-kit conversion - wish me luck! Cheers, Dermot
  8. OzMods is to release a new tool 1/72nd Lockheed C-130A Hercules conversion set - ref. OZCONV 7216 - for Italeri C-130E/H kit. Source: http://www.ozmods-kits.com/ozmods-conversions-upgrades-accessories-172 V.P.
  9. Ozmods new 1/48th correction and upgrade resin set - ref. OZCONV4820 - is dedicated to the AZ Model Vultee Vengeance . Review: http://www.hyperscale.com/2013/reviews/accessories/ozconv4820reviewbg_1.htm Source: http://www.ozmods-kits.com/ V.P.
  10. I have posted a review of the new OzMods 1/72 Pilatus PC-9 on Aussie Modeller. http://www.aussiemodeller.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=8786&p=68384#p68384
  11. This was my entry to the Hornet STGB; Revell 1:144 F/A-18D, backdated to a 'B and modified to represent the hornets of the RAAF, specifically A21-106 as shown here http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Hornet-A21-106/DN_3A21_106 The build stalled waiting for the retrowings resin cockpit. It'll be parked up covers over the intake and exhaust with the wings folded and the canopy open. I've the retrowings resin control surfaces along with the ozmods resin fuel tanks. The retrowings cockpit arrived a couple of weeks ago; my Tomcat for the USN GB is finished and the nights are drawing in so I thinks its time to dust this one off as the winter project.
  12. Ozmods future and first 1/32nd resin kit is a Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka II - ref. OMKIT3201 Source: http://www.ozmods-kits.com/aircraft-kits-132 V.P.
  13. Here's my entry the Revell 1:144 F/A-18D, backdated to a 'B and modified to represent the hornets of the RAAF, specifically A21-106 as shown here http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/gallery/Hornet-A21-106/DN_3A21_106 Here the box shot, and the novascale decals. The decals are APLS prints which I've never had to deal with before. The RAAF roundels look really crisp but the blue flashes aren't all that great, but we'll see how we go. I've also the retrowings resin control surfaces and cockpit set along with the ozmods resin fuel tanks and bomb carriers on order. I think it'll be parked up covers over the intake and exhaust with the wings folded and the canopy open.
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