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When I start perusing the contents of the stash shelf while working on a kit I know I am either getting bored or burnt out with it and should set it aside for a bit and perhaps start on yet another one. I have several on the go now and am okay with that as I have come to realize over the past couple of years that it is almost de rigueur to have more than one kit a building at any one time. So, on the shelf I espy an Airfix SH-2F (one of two) that I bought last year after Rodders started his WIP of the kit but was unable to proceed because of some problem which I can't remember now. I selected one of the kits at random and when I opened it I discovered, to my surprise, that it had been vandalized. The complete interior was missing, including the crew. Aliens perhaps? The Kit was an eBay purchase and although I would normally check an eBay kit out very thoroughly, I must have just put this one aside without doing so. So, put it aside and start the other one which I know to be complete or, using the parts as patterns, have a go at replacing the missing interior with scratch built parts. I chose the latter option and so far the office furniture looks okay, more or less, so I am proceeding with the duff kit and will attempt to convert it to a -2G. Not that much to do, just plunge mould a new transmission hump and the turbine pods and add a few exterior bits (they had quite a lot of these depending, it seems, on which country flew them). First photo shows an equipment rack, sonobuoy cabinet and the senso's seat. Not sure about the sonobuoy cabinet as I have yet to find an interior shot of a -2G with one. Or, for that matter, a -2F. Not much can be seen in back after closing it up. I've cut off the -2F turbines and plunged the hump which is moved forward a little. Okay fit after lots of dry fitting and trimming. A couple of Kittyhawk -2G builds helped me with sorting out the hump and turbine location. Must have looked at a couple of hundred -2G photos also. Thanks for looking. Cheers Dennis (Sorry, Photobucket can be really irritating at times.)
Hello,Friends - This model is my very first maritime build.( You experts will readily notice that!). I chose 'TORBAY' as a reminder of lovely family holidays in that part of Devon.I thoroughly enjoyed this build as a change of subject for me.I hope you enjoy viewing.All the best,Paul.
To me, nothing epitomises D-Day and the invasion like the Hawker Typhoon! My subject for this GB will be Sqn Ldr Jack Collins' aircraft MN819/MR-? of 245 Sqn based at Holmsley South in Hampshire, a picture can be seen in this link (I've tried embedding the image and it won't let me). http://www.newforestww2.org/typhoons-at-holmsley/ This was one of a number of Hampshire airfields from Thorney Island (now West Sussex), in the east, to Hurn (now Dorset), in the west where Typhoons were based, Holmsley was 121 Airfield, it's constituent squadrons were 174, 175 and 245 Sqn which became 121 Wing, this wing's Typhoons were armed with rockets. I live in Hampshire and I'll be camping near what's left of Holmsley South this weekend so it seems an appropriate choice. The kit will be the recent Airfix kit using decals from either Xtradecal or Eagles Strike - I have a choice! I won't be able to post any pictures until the weekend/beginning of next week, I can't start until then anyway - too, too busy! Wez
Here are some foto's of the content of the box. I didn't photograph the sprues, because everybody knows them. This is a almost straight from the box build. exept for the decals witch are from a old Isra decal set (that I also uses on my other build of the NF30) and a montex mask. I will start this build in a few weeks time. The one with the * I will be making. Cheers,
Here are some pictures of my second build (or first?!?! I don't know). It's the Airfix 1/48 D.H. Mosquito NF.30 with some extra's like a montex mask, some ISRA decals and a old resin conversion set from paragon. I dont know if I will use the nose set. that will be decided in the build. I left the pics from the sprues out because everybody knows them. Just like my other build I will start this one a little later on in the GB, after I have finished some other builds in two other GB's. Cheers, .