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1 minute ago, Paul Mason said:

"To beer or not to beer, that is the question"  William Shakesbeer

Welcome aboard Paul !!

Great question !! But we have @The Spadgent which is by nature a great specialist of the scottish game !!

See Spad !! I did'nt tell it !!

CC

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9 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

Just managed to squeeze in at the back.

 

John

Welcome aboard John !!

 

8 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Crikey Steve @NAVY870 you haven't got a Firefly T5  tucked away in a dark corner have you, I have just started one. 

Sorry CC for thread drift intrusion 

Chris

There is no such a thing as a thread drift on CC's thread !!

My thread are a free firing range !!

The most documented it is !! The best way for me !!

Even not related stories... Or parties !!

31 minutes ago, chrisbob12 said:

Dear God, I never realised you could get it in 75cl bottles. Looks hazardous: let's do it!

Welcome aboard Chris !!

These ones ?? Easy Peasy !!

Ask our Martian Ambassador about it !!

 

14 minutes ago, Red Rat said:

I've only been to Belgium once (a few days in Bruges) but managed to try a few of the beers. Loved them all!

After wandering around on the cobblestones one fairly hot day, I ordered a beer at a little cafe - when it arrived, it was in a glass so large that I wondered if I'd be able to lift it! Still, with a powerful thirst built up and a nation's reputation to uphold, I managed to deal with that and ordered a second. Lovely stuff!

Dave

Next time you came in, call on me !!

We gonna have a great trip... And not a dry one !!

Believe me !!

9 minutes ago, Paul Mason said:

Brilliant post and most welcome.  Hands across the ocean.  On the war memorial in our Cheshire Town is one chap who took off but didn't come back from a Vengeance mission in Burma so look forward to seeing the finished kit!! 

Hello Paul !!

Do not hesitate to give us some details !!

Sincerely.

CC

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Difficult really.  TW Etchells was KIA but never found so his name is on the memorial for lost aircrew in Singapore.  Have searched a great deal for info but can't even come up with a unit for the chap.  He was a golfer pre-war and one of the trophies in the local club is played for each year under his name. RIP to him for sure.  I hear conflicting reports of the Vengeance, from 'much maligned' to 'a real work horse'.  I think it did some sterling service though both with the RAF and the RAAF.

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1 hour ago, corsaircorp said:

Welcome aboard Paul !!

Great question !! But we have @The Spadgent which is by nature a great specialist of the scottish game !!

See Spad !! I did'nt tell it !!

CC

Thanks CC for keeping my nose in tweaked. 🤗 yet another build and what a cracker. 🤩🥳🦘

I’ll be over by the watering hole. 🍻

 

 Johnny. 

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Great to see these in progress! Steve's got a nice little collection he works with there and he's a willing and knowledgeable reference source. It's a pity the collection's no longer open to the public. When I was last there many years ago, Harold Thomas still took the Sea Fury (and maybe the Beaufighter and Vengeance as well?) outside for a run occasionally. Too many close, whinging neighbours to do that now. 😪

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12 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Crikey Steve @NAVY870 you haven't got a Firefly T5  tucked away in a dark corner have you, I have just started one. 

Sorry CC for thread drift intrusion 

Chris

Ours is a TT.5, formerly a FR.5 with combat history in Korea.

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Hello Dears !!

I used a mix of your helpfull tricks Aaaand !!

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I think that I will do this one

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Sharkmouth, checkerboards and pin ups... I know, I'm done !!

Or may be this one ??

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Whatever, I'll nickname the kit Gordon !!

'cause there was a collection of flashes on it, but after a proper cleaning, we got this !!

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More to come soon in our Aussie adventures !!

Sincerely

CC

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4 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

Ours is a TT.5, formerly a FR.5 with combat history in Korea.

Oh wow thanks Steve, what a cracking collection you have there.  

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Ah Cc I see your plan quickly get in in and start it so if SWMBO sees it she thinks you have had for a while.   I still think the raffle ticket idea was a winner  though!!!

Great start fella.

Chris

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31 minutes ago, bigbadbadge said:

Ah Cc I see your plan quickly get in in and start it so if SWMBO sees it she thinks you have had for a while.   I still think the raffle ticket idea was a winner  though!!!

Great start fella.

Chris

Sure it is, add to this, "Oh this one is an exchange with a fellow modeller"

And then I use the big H rules....

No I need just paints but with the security, they cannot send any liquid  unless there's a kit with it....:bandit:

We used and abused all these tricks with Pierre @BS103

"Oh, No I just bought paints, the kit is for Pierre...."

Sincerely.

CC

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5 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

Ours is a TT.5, formerly a FR.5 with combat history in Korea.

Mine will be Navy blue, just after the Korean war, I don't think that Aussie Sea Furies shot in anger painted in blue.

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2 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Oh wow thanks Steve, what a cracking collection you have there.  

Not mine, its owned by the Thomas Family under the careful eye of Nicole Thomas (damn good operator, that one)

I've been lucky enough to have been working there on and off since the early 1980's.

Surprised they haven't hunted me away yet 🤔

 

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Brave man to tackle all of these at the same time... and not just OOB builds...

 

Just got the OzMods set for the Vengeance.

 

The good news is that it is not "pregnant"...:rofl:

 

But with regards to the "wasp waist", it is there. Now, the question is whether is right to be there or not? Checking some drawings: 

 

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You can see that in the profile C, the body sides have a distinctive inwards profile from the top of the wing root upwards. Had a closer look to the OzMods set, and seems to me that the maker tried to capture this inwards shape.  The bottom of the molded piece, seems straight from the wing root downwards mostly. And I say mostly, because what I did was to use the eyeball MkI against the lines in the cutting matt and roll the piece to check when the sides of the fuselage piece were parallel to the matt lines and when these started to cant inwards. There was a slight widening towards the nose, even below the wing root, but again, the measuring instrument has been out of calibration for a while...:whistle:

 

In any case, it would be up to the good will of Steve Long (NAVY870) to see if he could confirm whether this feature of the OzMods is really an issue with the set or not...:think:...:pray:.

 

JF.

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11 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

Best I've got at the moment

 

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Thanks Steve !!

It is already helpfull !!

CC

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18 hours ago, NAVY870 said:

Best I've got at the moment

 

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Hummm.... I think OzMods fuselage may be right after all. May be a bit exaggerated, but the shape is there OMHO...  

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2 minutes ago, Pritch said:

I wonder if this is any use. From the Office of Naval Intelligence, June 1942:

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Oh Thanks Pritch !

Sure it is !! the view from above is clear !! No wasp waist at all.

Then, dave Claus gaved me a trick with resi... He used to say that resin has memory...

Once it is warmed a bit (I say a bit and I got a bit too far this time) resin will take its original shape...

It's a amazing but I used the trick some times and it always worked fine but once...

I will saw off these bomb bay doors since Oz Mods give opened ones...

 

I thank you all chaps !!

Sincerely

CC

 

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Hello Dears !!

As @Dunny said !! There's flashes... Old SH kit but....

 

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I spent some times in cleaning Gordon...

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And then.... I looked at the destructions and saw it !!

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Soooo, @tonyot.... If I find one, you already know which I'll do.....

More to come soon Gents...

Sincerely

CC

 

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8 minutes ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Dears !!

As @Dunny said !! There's flashes... Old SH kit but....

 

 

I spent some times in cleaning Gordon...

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And then.... I looked at the destructions and saw it !!

 

Soooo, @tonyot.... If I find one, you already know which I'll do.....

More to come soon Gents...

Sincerely

CC

 

CC - I must say you've done a cracking job of cleaning that up - nothing worse than a flashy ring (fnarrr)

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Hello Dears !!

I cut out the bomb bay doors and start painting....

Then, I think for myself that This is an U.S built aircraft...

And that's not the right interior green !!!

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Stupid CC, Now you just have to do it again !!

Sincerely.

CC

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2 hours ago, corsaircorp said:

Hello Dears !!

I cut out the bomb bay doors and start painting....

Then, I think for myself that This is an U.S built aircraft...

And that's not the right interior green !!!

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Stupid CC, Now you just have to do it again !!

Sincerely.

CC

 

You should have said it was the primer coat and no one would have been any the wiser!!!

Chris

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9 hours ago, alt-92 said:

 

You're in luck, it's being re-released :)

 

 

Holly Molly !!

I'm a lucky one !! but my wallet... :rofl2::rofl2:

Well, I repainted my Vengeance's interior

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I'll take more time to answer properly tomorrow !!

See you soon Gents !!

And thanks for the support !!

CC

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