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Greetings everyone, I intend to kick off this group build attempt with the new cracker from Airfix, the lovelly looking Seaking 4.I have a good friend to thank for the kit. He was returning back from the UK and brought one back for me, so cheers Steve! First up is a look at the kit for those that haven't seen it yet (where have you been!) all washed and ready to go (I take it washing a kit before a GB starts is allowed??) and the decal sheet So what to build her as, I have a soft spot for the Mk4 because it was the first aircraft the Navy trusted me to look after. It was VN of 846 NAS back in 1990, We sytarted on the Intrepid for a tour around the med on Ex Dragon Hammer, and then we had a couple of weeks camping in the dessert and operating in Egypt. Bit spooky because 2 months later the gulf war kicked off and my squadron were one of the first to go. Unfortunately (or fortunately which ever way you look at it!) I left the squadron a week before to continue on my Tiffs course. So this is what I would like to model A Mk4 from 1990 of 846 (this one shown is VJ also of 846 which joined us) unfortunately I can't remember any serial numbers so I don't know if I can model VN accurately. This is another shot load lifting off the Intrepid And this is the only photo I have of VN with some sprog Tiff awkwardly relaxing on it for a photo op (but it doesn't show the number!) I can't remember who died that day but I seem to have my trousers at half mast! So thats attempt number one ready for the off tomorrow Bob
I have been stuck in the house for close to two months now with a partially slipped disc and other lower back problems. Due to one thing and another I really haven't felt like modelling even though I had two Elves sitting on the bench all primed up ready to paint. So after a chat with Mike yesterday he persuaded me to get this one out of the stash and build it straight out of the box. I was going to add some turned machine gun barrels, but will now save those for a later build. The kit is a little awkward, particularly in getting the fighting compartment panels aligned, but I used the interior rhomboid to act as a template and all is good. The number of wheels is fun, but they positively lock into one half of the rhomboid allowing just a tweak here and there to get them all lined up between the two halves. The rhomboid section in the picture isn't glued yet, hence the clamp.
After spending the best part of 5 months building this I am quite pleased with how it's finally turned out. During my time on the 'Junglie Circuit' I cut my engineering teeth on this airframe: ZF121 from 772 Squadron then I met her up again on 846 Squadron. Where I worked with it in Northern Ireland I hope you like her There are more images but didn't want to swamp all the bandwidth hehe