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Ray S

Percival Proctor IV

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Hello all!

 

I am continuing with my theme of building old model kits. This time it is the Novo (ex-Frog) Percival Proctor IV. I have built it out-of-the-bag, with the probably understandable exception of the transfers...I was going to save it for the potential Frog Group Build, but I was a bit impatient!

 

I added seatbelts from tape, a piston in the engine louvre and drilled out one intake as the sum of improvements. The colour scheme is entirely fanciful, but if anyone says the serial is for a Shorts Tucano I will say 'You are right!' All the transfers came from the surplus left over from a Tucano, and I thought the blue cheat lines showed off the Proctor rather nicely.

 

The paintwork is brush-painted, Revel 90 Acrylic Silver in the main, but the engine cowling is Mr Metalizer again brush 'painted' (i.e. read scrubbed on with an ancient brush then buffed with a cotton bud) and it gives a nice bit of contrast.

 

I was very surprised at the fit of the components, I needed to use filler only on the wing-roots and the upper forward cabin roof. The transparencies could have been better, or I could have used the Falcon Vac-form set. I think I could also have dealt with some sink marks a bit better. The aerial wire was EZ-Line.

 

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Thanks for looking, all the best,

 

Ray

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I love it.......the kind of kit that takes my heart....!!!!

Cheers

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Hi Ray, nicely built and finished model.  I too have built one of these and as you say it goes together surprisingly well.  I did mine in camouflage colours but I think the silver is a much more attractive scheme - surely there must have been some in silver..

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A lovely job on that old girl Ray, she has come up superbly well thanks to some skillful modelling. :)

Steve.

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What a smart looking aeroplane.  Bravo.

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Brings back happy memories of building one glue and finger marks all over it more years ago than i can believe!  Thats a nice looking model 

 

thanks for sharing

 

regards

 

Eamonn

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Hi

 

This looks very nice indeed. What a great looking Proctor.   I have recently built one of these and thought it was a lovely kit and thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Great work and thanks for sharing. 

All the best 

Chris 

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Superb job. The silver finish looks excellent. 

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I have a soft spot for the Frog Proctor being my second only kit, won in a newspaper competition a long time ago.

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Blimey Ray, that is a funny looking ship ...............

 

It is no good trying to resist the lure of building the golden oldies from our youth, you will be breaking out in oversize rivets next.

 

Seriously for a moment, that is a lovely rendition of the old FROG/NOVO Proctor in a very convincing and attractive scheme

 

I don't take real aircraft serial numbers seriously anymore, it just depends on what I can find in my spare decals of the correct size and style. One fellow Britmodeller let me know that my Airfix Beagle Basset serial number actually belonged to a Saro Skeeter or something, anyway I got him back when he posted a Hunter or something by telling him that his serial number was the car registration of my dad's Morris Minor.

 

For ColinChipmunkfan here is a photo of some silver RAF Proctors ...................

 

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I remember the first time I saw a FROG Proctor was in the window of our Post Office in Alderton about 1968, the Post Office you remember too Ray, where our fascination for FROG kits was born ....................

 

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The Black Series FROG boxing that I remember from all those years ago, I wonder which part of a wireless operator's training sylabus this is, maybe to find out if he is prone to airsickness......................

 

I Googled Percival Proctor and I am sorry to say that your Proctor has a few accuracy issues Ray as this is what I found .......................

 

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hee, hee

 

I cannot wait to see your next ship model

 

cheers old friend,  adey

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That is a lovely build, the old kit buffs up nicely doesn't it?!

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Jeepers, I've just realised that I've been promoted to five roundels, my wife will be pleased .....................

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Great model.

I well remember Frog kits from my youth (and I built more than a few too) but I see them only rarely these days - at club/swap/completion events.

For something that dates back aways, it sure has turned out a lovely model!

:goodjob:

 

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Thanks everyone for the response to this little model, it is all really appreciated!

 

All the best,

 

Ray

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On 19/06/2018 at 18:42, adey m said:

Blimey Ray, that is a funny looking ship ...............

 

It is no good trying to resist the lure of building the golden oldies from our youth, you will be breaking out in oversize rivets next.

 

Seriously for a moment, that is a lovely rendition of the old FROG/NOVO Proctor in a very convincing and attractive scheme

 

I don't take real aircraft serial numbers seriously anymore, it just depends on what I can find in my spare decals of the correct size and style. One fellow Britmodeller let me know that my Airfix Beagle Basset serial number actually belonged to a Saro Skeeter or something, anyway I got him back when he posted a Hunter or something by telling him that his serial number was the car registration of my dad's Morris Minor.

 

For ColinChipmunkfan here is a photo of some silver RAF Proctors ...................

 

af1a6739-d7ab-4a33-b627-ab9341f21682.jpg

 

I remember the first time I saw a FROG Proctor was in the window of our Post Office in Alderton about 1968, the Post Office you remember too Ray, where our fascination for FROG kits was born ....................

 

bc33a466-1a80-43ec-b92b-424bca000456.jpg

 

The Black Series FROG boxing that I remember from all those years ago, I wonder which part of a wireless operator's training sylabus this is, maybe to find out if he is prone to airsickness......................

 

I Googled Percival Proctor and I am sorry to say that your Proctor has a few accuracy issues Ray as this is what I found .......................

 

946266d4-a59d-48d4-b5ba-b32a737cb018.jpg

 

hee, hee

 

I cannot wait to see your next ship model

 

cheers old friend,  adey

That was me Adey! I take serials very seriously! I think mostly because I used to be a spotter, and religiously underline all the numbers of aircraft I'd seen in Peter R. march's 'Military Aircraft Markings' book. I gave that up years ago, but I still have to use the correct serial. I won't even build one as an aircraft that was lost in an accident - I'll change the serial decals.

 

Each to our own, the beauty of modelling. I draw the line at building a Morris Minor, however! 😉

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Well that came up a treat, well done, something quite small for you though isn't it Ray 🙄

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16 hours ago, Graeme H said:

Well that came up a treat, well done, something quite small for you though isn't it Ray 🙄

Graeme, true, but I do have my moments when this is rather large compared to what I normally do!

 

Thanks for the comments,

 

Ray

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