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RAF Neptunes - radome colour


Pat C
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Happy New Year folks!!

 

Have seen a number of pics of RAF Neptunes that have a lighter patch at the front of the radome (and also on the front of the port droptank). I know that the colour at the rear of the "sting" is a browny colour and that would be my guess for the radome too, but wondered if anyone knew for sure?

 

Have just taken a saw to the Hasegawa Neptune to commence the conversion 😀

 

Pat

 

https://www.verslo.is/baldur/p2/british/WX553_35-F_640.jpg

 

 

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1 hour ago, Pat C said:

 

Have just taken a saw to the Hasegawa Neptune to commence the conversion 😀

 

Bravo!  I look forward to watching that!  Is it the Falcon conversion or a later resin one?


David

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Having got the Blackbird Models conversion, I shall watch this with interest. 

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5 hours ago, David Womby said:

Bravo!  I look forward to watching that!  Is it the Falcon conversion or a later resin one?


David

I’m using the Falcon one although will not use the front fuselage. As am doing a late Neptune with the big glazed nose and sting will just move the radome,  build up the cockpit area to take the new vac canopy and add a couple of windows to the Hasegawa front end. 

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On 1/4/2022 at 1:38 PM, mackem01 said:

The tip of the wing tank is clear perspex for the Leigh light.

Only the stb'd tank has the searchlight, the port one is solid with a radome for a short range AN/APS-31 radar in the nose of it.

 

Having the Falcon vacform myself, I'm looking forward to seeing this project!

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3 hours ago, 71chally said:

Only the stb'd tank has the searchlight, the port one is solid with a radome for a short range AN/APS-31 radar in the nose of it.

 

Having the Falcon vacform myself, I'm looking forward to seeing this project!

Me, too, James! Something about those big tip tanks and the tail turret vs the MAD stinger really floats my boat!

Mike

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On 1/6/2022 at 6:43 AM, mackem01 said:

Oops, sorry - got my ports and starboard mixed up.

Sounds like Leslie Philips in the "Navy Lark" , a history lesson!

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