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'Operation Granby' Puma

This is based on the roughly 1/100 scale Heller kit of an early French Puma, to which I've added various bits and pieces to make it more like an RAF Gulf War aircraft.

It's been finished using Xtracrylix and decals from my spares box.

The full story can be found here.

 

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Mil Mi-24 Hind D Iraqi Air Force.

Captured by US Airborne forces near Basra, February 1991.

The kit is the very nice HobbyBoss 1/72 Hind painted using Revell and Gunze paints and finished using a mix of kit decals and ones on Begemot 72-002.

 

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Thanks for looking in.

 

Craig.

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Pleased with the results, most of my other potential  Gulf war subjects are ear marked for future group builds but I think I may break out my 1/144 Apache next.

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RAF Buccaneer - The Seein' Eye. 

Revell 1.72. 

Turns out it's the old Matchbox kit from 1974 complete with a tiny, postage stamp sized Decal sheet which provides the decor and nose art for XW533, Fiona - Miss Jolly Roger. 

No cockpit, pylons or stores whatsoever, everything needed making from scratch except the guided bomb which was generously donated by a nearby Fairchild A10. 

As well as the laser and ecm pods, I got some antennas under the nose and on the fin, a fine set of wheel chocks and - my pride and joy - a scratch access ladder to hang on the fuselage. 

I wanted a well used and dirty aircraft towards the end of the tour. Sidewinder defence missiles were left off and these venerable old planes were carrying their own bombs and designating for the lot. 

What an epic final flourish to complete something like a 30 year active service. A lot of their crew hadn't been born when the Buccaneer came on line. 

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Much thanks due for all the support and information shared along the way. 

A good time was had! 👌😎👍

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This was very fun...Italeri's' Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II, Warthog--"Chopper Popper"...The build thread is here...all OOB.

Next up: Su-22...

 

 

 

I think I may have gotten my mojo back...

 

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Lots of party favours...

 

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--John

 

 

 

 

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At first glance this is the same plane that Rob modelled and posted in the Gallery just above, except that he has been brave enough to weather it and I have not! That is partly because we both used the decs from the Matchbox kit, but there are quite a few differences. Rob built the Matchbox kit and had to scratch build or borrow from other kits as it came with a few bits not included, including pylons and armament. Mine on the other hand started life as the old Airfix 2nd moulding which came with an anti shipping weapons loadout. However, I have added a Freightdog conversion set including a new nose, horizontal tail, IFR probe and the wing leading edge bullet aerials. I have also grafted on the intakes from a spare Matchbox kit and used its main undercarriage legs and wheels and of course the decs! The pylons were the kit ones with the launch rails removed, and a load from an Airfix "High Tech Weapons kit" which was released a couple of years after the Gulf war and contains several useful items. I have modelled the plane with 11 mission markings towards the end of the war, when the Buccs no longer carried a Sidewinder for self defence and were loaded with 2 RAF 1000lb LGB so that they could join in the fun. Of course, by that stage they would have been badly faded, scuffed and covered with stains, but I just did not have the heart.

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Not perfect of course, but maybe not too bad.

 

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Pete

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G'day people,

 

This is my Hasegawa EF-111A, AF66050 "Mistress of Deception" on strength with the 42nd ECS at Upper Heyford as she appeared in Feb'91 whilst deployed for Desert Shield/Storm. the Hasegawa kit is superb and as expected is crisply moulded and fits very well generally. The Hasegawa F-111 family of kits remain the most accurate F-111 kits in any scale.

 

No aftermarket was harmed during the construction of the kit apart from the decal sheet. I did add the ejection initiation handles,  nuclear flash curtains and egress RBF streamers to the cockpit as these items were not included and can be seen through the canopy

 

WIP here:

 

Onto the pics

 

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Pappy

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On 2/1/2021 at 2:22 PM, CliffB said:

'Operation Granby' Puma

This is based on the roughly 1/100 scale Heller kit of an early French Puma, to which I've added various bits and pieces to make it more like an RAF Gulf War aircraft.

It's been finished using Xtracrylix and decals from my spares box.

The full story can be found here.

 

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Cheers

 

Wow nice model but wow so clesn straight out the dope shop.They didnt stay clean for long I was on 848 and Sea kings were filthy....Pumas next door did stay clean for long either

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1/76 Bedford MK Refueller as used by TSW RAF. 

Scratch built, Wing mirrors with mirror reflecting tape and arms from brass rod, also scratch built replacement ladder, with top walkway plastic cut out and replaced with metal mesh. Exhaust cut and replaced with hollow brass rod. Great And finally the front indicators made from clear sprue. 

All brush painted with Humbrol enamels and weathered with Humbrol black and Mig white oil brusher. 

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OA-10A "The Unknown Bomber".

Built from the ESCI 1/48 A-10 kit after a false start with a Zhengdefu kit(!), the build thread is found here.

 

The kit represents a OA-10A, tasked with the Forward Air Control (FastFAC) mission.

 

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I'm aware that the "NF" tactical code and the serial are not applied straight- the instruction sheet for the SpeedHunter Graphics decal sheet kindly donated for this build (thank you- you know who you are!)

specifically states that these markings on the port tailfin were "crooked" on the real aeroplane!

 

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She carries a typical "FastFAC" loadout.

 

And that's it for this GB (I think!) There was a teeny Tonka (1/144 Revell) in my stash that I thought of for a second string, but I actually used that for a Tonka GB elswhere.

See you all when the Bf109 STGB starts!

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                         JAGUAR A EC 2/11 ''Vosges'' Opération Daguet AL AHSA airbase January 1991

 

My build for this Gb is the Hasegawa  Jaguar A

Eduard detailling set

Humbrol brush painted

Berna decals

Sparkit resin seat

Airwaves resin wing

 

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Build thread is here

Patrice

 

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1/48 Hobbyboss A-10 "Steal your face"

Seal your face is the 1974 album by the Greatful dead the album artwork is the skull and lightning bolt.

All done i just need to sort a base for it but the build is as good as I can get it. I enjoyed the build i stumbled at the end but that was more to do with personal issues as opposed to the kit. I added an after market canopy (due to breaking the kit one) resin TERs for the Mk82s and resin aim-9s. Here's the build

 

 

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Dave

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Subject: Hawker Siddeley S2B Buccanner "Longmorn", RAF Lossiemouth Gul;f Detachment, Operation Desert Storm, Muharraq, Bahrain, March 1991

Kit: Airfix 1/48 H.S. Buccaneer, #09180

Detailing:  Out of the box or scratchbuilt (cockpit additional detail).  Home made canopy masks.

Decals: Kit decals

Paint: Xtracolor and Humbrol enamels, Vallejo + MiG acrylics, Tamiya and Alcad II lacquers.

Weathering: Windsor and Newton oils + pin wash, artist pastels.

 

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Build thread here:  

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Icarus

 

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Italeri 1/72 Jaguar GR1. 

Brush painted & weathered with Humbrol enamels and oil paints. 

Extras, resin wheels, cockpit & seat, u/c and gun bays

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This is an entry of mine for this GB. It is the KP kit of a MiG-23ML of the Iraqi Air Force. The build thread is here:- 

 

 

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British FV107 CVR(T) Scimitar. 1/35 AFV Club kit.

Build log here.

Pretty much OOB apart from the need to extend the rubber tracks with a little Acurate Armour resin (were approx 1 link too short for my liking).

Primary colours Xtracrylix BS361 Light Stone and highlighted over with Vallejo (UK Light Stone + RAL 1001 mix).

Nice kit, had fun.

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Fujimi 1/72 A-4KU Skyhawk "Free Kuwait"

OOB with scratch build additional details. Bombs are leftover from other kits.

WIP is here;

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Cheers,

Mario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is an entry on mine for this GB. It is the Airfix with Hahen decals of an Alpha Jet from JaboG 43 whilst based at Erhac AB in Turkey as part of NATOs defence force incase Saddam tried to invade in this direction. The build thread is here:- 

 

 

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