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Good evening mates,

 

I've almost forgot on this GB - it came on the schedule pretty fast!

 

I will join you with one true oldy, and so far only one that is not Harvard/Texan itself :)

 

boomerang-001.jpg

 

I've done quite a few these old Airfix kits so far, so I'm kind of prepared what to expect in terms of assembling, positive panel lines, lack of details in cockpit (WHAT cockpit!? :D), while decals will need some time fixed on the window in order to remove that yellow layer on them.

 

I will probably make the boxart example - I really like those Aussies with white tails :)

 

Cheers and have a nice evening,

S.

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1 hour ago, srkirad said:

I will join you with one true oldy, and so far only one that is not Harvard/Texan itself :)

Am I correct in thinking you mean to enter a Wirraway, not a Boomerang?  

 

 

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12 hours ago, John Masters said:

Am I correct in thinking you mean to enter a Wirraway, not a Boomerang?  

 

 

This one is Boomerang.

 

In topic about predecessors of Harvard/Texan there is a paragraph that states:

 

"So I'd like to propose a STGB dedicated to the Texan and its predecessors/derivatives such as the Harvard, Yale, Wirraway, the P-64 and yes Aussies, the Boomerang (as the wings were largely based upon the Wirraway which itself was based upon the Texan/Harvard)..."

 

Cheers,

S.

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Glad to see the Boomerang in the GB, hopefully we'll get to see a Wirraway too.

 

Good luck with your build.

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As a man of a certain age, I vaguely recall that sort of airfix packaging.

What year is it actually from?

 

Paul

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6 hours ago, diases said:

As a man of a certain age, I vaguely recall that sort of airfix packaging.

What year is it actually from?

 

Paul

According to Scalemates, released in 1965.

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Aha, the year I we born.

I must have seen them hanging in the local toy shop when I was dreaming of doing models, as a young un.☺️

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Keen to see this come together, I think I must have built this only a few years after it was released. With a boxing bagging of that age, you should get a good kit, the last one I bought was not too flash, nevertheless, it'll build some time. :)

Steve.

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Yup, release year for this "bag" package is either 1965 or 1967, so some 10-12 years before I was born :D

I tackled flash on fuselage halves a bit, was busy with some other kits, but couldn't resist to give it a go, at least these small steps :)

 

As canopy is small and relatively thick, cockpit won't be too much of a sight, but I will probably upgrade "seat" a bit... and maybe I'll make instrument panel, according to Special Hobby kit's assembling manual.

 

Decals are fixed onto the window, sunny weather finally arrives these days, so there will be plenty of it to remove yellowness on decals...

 

I'll post some photos when I do something from above mentioned around cockpit area...

 

Cheers, and thanks for comments - I'm glad this kit brought back old memories to some of you :) 

S.

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I didn't plan to do much of upgrade work around cockpit area, but... devil is in details :D

 

Few days of ~1hr of work and here we are... ready for primer and painting of cockpit area...

 

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Cheers,

S.

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On 4/18/2021 at 10:11 PM, srkirad said:

I didn't plan to do much of upgrade work around cockpit area, but

That looks good to me.  Keep a it!

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A vast improvement in the cockpit to what Airfix provide. Nice start on a classic kit. 
Cheers.. Dave 

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Looking forward to seeing this one progress. I built several when I was a small kid (50 years ago) and I still have one in my stash now that I'm a big kid. SrkiRad, you have some nice looking models on your blog!

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