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russ c

Fairey Barracuda MkII, FAA, RNAS Katukurunda, Ceylon

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Beautifully built and finished Barracuda Russ. Really looks the part and is also beautifully presented. 

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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11 hours ago, Harold55 said:

Great job on the aircraft and great photography also.  Was wondering if you used masks for that greenhouse sitting on top the fuselage. 

Thanks Harold, I didn`t use any masks, painted free hand over three sittings with boo boos tided up using a cocktail stick dabbed in white spirit before it dried.

Cheers Russ

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3 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Another brilliant Barra. You really have a great feel for this rather strange bird. I wish SH would reissue it.

Thanks Greg, I believe they have very recently.

Cheers Russ

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3 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Another superb job there Russ, I really like this. I recently read Barracuda Pilot by Dunstan Hadley who was on Barras in India/Ceylon, this model has given those writings flesh to my mind.  👍

Steve.

Thanks Steve, both you and Martian Hale have mentioned that book, I think I`ll have to look for one now.

Cheers Russ

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2 minutes ago, russ c said:

I think I`ll have to look for one now.

Not sure where I got mine, either Abebooks or eBay but in any case quite cheap.

Steve.

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Oh, that is magnificent Russ, and I love the scheme you have chosen. The backdrop really suits it too

regards

Bruce 

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Wow great job and great atmosphere.  I can feel the humidity!  (Well yes it is humid here but I'm in an air conditioned room at the moment so you get the idea!)  

 

 

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Superb, Russ, and you didn't even mask the canopy. Wow.:clap2:

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Excellent modelling and photography as usual Russ, but I have to say the Barracuda is one ugly, ungainly bird!

 

gazza l 

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Hello Russ,

Very impressive setting. I like it very much.

Regards, Orion

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OMG that's super! Magnificent job on an uncommonly ugly airplane, and the setting is lovely!

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Great job on the Barracuda, good to see these Indian Ocean markings for a chance.

 

Also love the scenery!

 

Peter

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Absolutely superb Russ! 👍

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Beautifully built, finished & photographed. 

 

Pete

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Great result. I hope when I do their recent 1/72 version it turns out like this. 

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

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Lovely build Russ, you really appreciate what a looker this aircraft was

 

Cheers Rich

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It’s always a great day at Russ’ airfield!  I love the beautiful finish and perfect build. 

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What a great build, Russ. A really lovely finish, weathered just right! And I agree with all the positive comments about the background and photography too.

I'm just in the throws of building this kit myself - foolishly thinking "you never see these built"! Glad you've proved me wrong there. I found that, from above, the port wing on mine was raked forward at more of an angle that the starboard one, and from ahead it was at least 1.5mm lower at the "shoulder" where it joins the fuselage! So I have spent quite a bit of time and effort trying to correct that...

I plan to paint mine as a post war 815 NAS aircraft in EDSG over Sky... I shall be doing very well indeed if it turns out anything like as nice as yours...

Thanks for sharing - very inspirational.

Cheers,

Nick.

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That's great work.

 

What an absolute beast of an aircraft!

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On 07/02/2019 at 23:06, russ c said:

Thanks Greg, I believe they have very recently.

Cheers Russ

Thanks Russ. I had a look. I was Keen to get a torpedo version to complete my torpedo plane collection, but the one they have up doesn't have them. The frustrating thing is the 1/72 does. I will give it some thought on what to do.

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Wow - the best Barracuda model I've ever seen. Congratulations Russ. Absolutely superb.

Edited by Hobo

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11 hours ago, Greg Law said:

Thanks Russ. I had a look. I was Keen to get a torpedo version to complete my torpedo plane collection, but the one they have up doesn't have them. The frustrating thing is the 1/72 does. I will give it some thought on what to do.

Hi Greg, couldn`t you use one from a Tamiya Beaufighter or Swordfish ?

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1 hour ago, russ c said:

Hi Greg, couldn`t you use one from a Tamiya Beaufighter or Swordfish ?

I've already got the float Swordfish's torpedo set aside for the Albacore. The Mk1 Swordfish keeps it's a own torpedo. I'm thinking maybe depth charges. Still any build will be next year I would say. This years torpedo plane will be the promised Ju 188A. However, I will get the kit while it is there in a few days.

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