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  2. trickyrich


    gosh it might be easier to build it up in the loft due to its size. I remember seeing a couple of these during the "Pitch Black" exercise up in Darwin 1988 (one did a bombing run of the base). One of them flew in Operation Arc-light. The crew reckoned there was still shrapnel in the tail. There's now one one permeant display at the aviation museum up there. Thats the idea! Either of those would be nice to see, the AC-119 would be a little bit different. Thanks for that, you've managed to bet @Col., though I suspect he hasn't seen the thread. Wow this is quite a popular subject from the response already, thanks for coming along, I've started the list.
  3. Lovely job, I built this a few years back and spent about 2 weeks on the panelling with lots of tiny pieces of masking tape - I think I did about 6 layers in total with different shades of grey!
  4. I tried the new one, a reboxing of ICM's kit. Can't recommend that one.... Not at all... She ended up as a crashed diorama (still working on it slowly as a side project). Might try this kit instead.
  5. Fabulous. It looks very striking in that scheme. Pete
  6. Adam Poultney

    Filling advice

    Fill the windshield and use a decals instead maybe? I've got an abandoned Revell A320, Ibroke the cockpit glass and chipped a sharklet (winglet) so I just can't be bothered to finish it with all the filling and a new tool of the neo version coming soon, and I plan to use decals on that if I ever decide to finish the build
  7. Barry Scott sat in one of them in a Cillit Bang commercial. Nice collection! Marc
  8. Kallisti

    Eagle Transporter

    The 22" kit is so much better than the old MPC/Airfix kit, I would leave the 'little un' and get on with the proper kit There is a rumour that Round 2 this year will release a new tool of the 12" Eagle, just like last year they produced a new tool of the Hawk. Personally I WANT a 22" Laboratory Eagle
  9. Ratch

    Milton Keynes MODELKRAFT 2019 NEW VENUE

    I spoke to Vince at Cosford and he said that whilst Sunday was quiet at Perth, it was just too far to travel to MK, so undoable.
  10. Editor thing doesn't clear after posting a comment. At least on mobile this has happened.
  11. Paul, That looks awesome! Really well done. All the best! Don
  12. 72modeler

    Lockheed F-5G recce Lightning

    RP, It's going to be pretty hard to find photos of operational F-5G's, I think, because they were all modifications of production P-38L's, I doubt any made it to the ETO or MTO, but went to the PTO because of the late date they were manufactured. The photos Laurent has posted are more than I have ever seen before or have in my reference library, but I did find a few photos of lesser quality that I have posted below as a link. Not surprisingly, many of the restored/airworthy P-38's are former F-5G's that have been converted back to P-38L's, most likely because they were very low-time airframes when they were surplused at the end of the war. Going to be very shiny but very plain! You might also do a photo search of the various PR squadrons to see what they might have in their archives. Best I can do, sorry! Mike http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com/2012/01/pacific-photo-lightnings.html
  13. Roy vd M.

    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Thanks @Pouln for your (continued) interest in this build and for subscribing to my Youtube channel. Bathroom You're right, it has been a very intensive half year. After much trouble the bathroom is in its finalisation stage and I hope work will have been completed next week. A lot of detail work on the house has to be done but the bathroom really was top priority because only last week have we been able to take a shower in our own home, for the first time since moving there in October 2018. That's seven months of having to travel 15 miles to be able to take a shower... imagine the perfect satisfaction felt upon touching the first homebrewed drops of rainy showering. Modelling cycles To me the desire to scale-model comes and goes, as it most probably ever will as long as my health will allow me, with almost cyclical precision. This cycle was once suppressed during my hobby-exercising dark ages labeled early puberty, have during these last couple of months been suppressed once more. I am really looking forward to get back to the Fusion 360 drawing board; if I had the chance to do so today I would. Alas, beside the necessary finishing jobs regarding our house there has been a growing demand for my legal services. I've never had to complain about lack of clients or cases but the last half year this has started to rise even more opportunely. This has led to working weeks of, totalling, 80 to 90 hours. That's why I even did not have time to follow the forum's updates lately, to my sincere regret. I hope I'll be able to rejoin around summer... can't wait to get back to Fusion 360, you can be sure of that. Peter Giddings Meanwhile now I'm at it, though on a very different and sad note, it is with the utmost of respect and grief to inform you that last January Peter Giddings has deceased. To even start introductions of who Peter Giddings is would take a considerate amount of text so I'll simply refer to the website http://petergiddings.com/ containing an overview of his life as well as the cars he owned and raced. Peter has been the proud owner of the Delage 15-S-8 chassis #4, which after the 1927 championship season was raced by Richard Seaman, among others. Peter and I had e-mail contact about the build progress and expressed true interest in what I had been planning to do and how to do it. In 2018 we met in Paris at Retromobile, where I also had the opportunity to measure chassis #3 owned by Christophe Pund. I would not have gone there though if it wasn't for Peter's invitation to meet. Last-minute tickets were bought and I went there. People who know me would likely say I'm a man without much drama, so having that in mind let me tell you this meeting with Peter was a mind-changing experience. I don't remember ever having been that awe-inspired by a character like Peter's. He talked about racing, in all modesty, about his newest treasure (a completely restored Alfa Romeo Alfetta, the Formula 1 championship season of 1950 winning car driven by Nino Farina)... we were sitting on chairs watching the car from a distance and at one point a little kid went very, very (upsettingly) close to the car. Mind that the paint had barely dried (the restoration had been finalised just in time for Retromobile, Peter and the restoration firm intending this considered-lost car to be one of the surprises and highlights of Retromobile)... I saw Peter watching this kid get very close to the priceless car (held by his father, but being close enough to touch the paint), so as if Peter had not noticed I told him 'Peter, this kid is really coming close! And this is only the beginning of the exhibition week; have you considered protecting the Alfa by putting it behind lines?' upon which Peter, still his eyes on the kid and his car, walked to parent and child, shook father's hand and asked the kid whether he wanted to sit behind the wheel. I was mindblown. But so it happened; the kid in the 68-year old seat grinned from ear to ear, almost splitting his head in two, as he sat in the Alfa Romeo while pictures were taken by father and more and more onlookers who had started to notice this gem of a car. Upon returning to his seat and seeing my raised eyebrows, he simply told me "Roy, children are the future. We have to cherish their enthusiasm for motor racing. To me this is a car that will be raced. I'll race it and blemish it and scratch it. Let the kid have some fun before I do that." After one hour of him talking, me talking, us exchanging opinions and me trying to take it all in, to my astonishment I noticed that in reality three hours (!!) had gone by. I could not believe it. What an experience this was... Peter has managed to really influence my way of considering motor sport history, and what a cherished decision it was to get to Paris to meet him. Now I realise this would have been my only chance. May Peter forever rest in peace.
  14. Hubba

    Much maligned Dragon M103A2 1/35

    Rear doors need their surrounds removing and repositioning of the handles Some photos of the general superstructure and details That's it for now, turret and gun mantlet next Here's the barrel I'll be using
  15. Ratch

    Spraying Klear

    I've had cheap airbrushes that were useless and others that were quite adequate. One of the clones cost £30 and was as good as my Iwata HPC+ (at £175) so sometimes its just luck of the draw.
  16. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    A-7a Corsair VA-56 tail codes

    There are a number of good photo’s of VA-56 A-7’s (A’s, B’s, & E’s) in this link but you will need to scroll down a bit. The pre-dominant codes are NF for A-7A’s & A-7E’s, NE for the A-7B’s. http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VA/Attack-Squadron-56.htm https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Navy_and_U.S._Marine_Corps_Aircraft_Tail_Codes According to the wikipedia link the AH Code ceased being used in 1960-61. I hope it helps in some fashion. Dennis
  17. Skodadriver

    Filling advice

    Look out for a pm
  18. Hubba

    Much maligned Dragon M103A2 1/35

    Hey, a little overdue for an update, been busy with work and Grandson's school holidays but I've squeezed in a fair few hours sticking this thing together After reading online reviews and build blogs I picked up some hints on improving some the kit's many flaws and will be having a go at some of them, anyhow here are some pics of progress so far, firstly the hull & suspension, my what a lot of sanding these wheels needed Sprockets require mud holes and slight modification of their shape More to follow
  19. Mick4350

    FOUR What it’s Worth

    Lambs a bit deer
  20. 71chally

    Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hunter Question

    The good news though is that Airfix will be releasing the Hunter F.4 so most of the above mods will have been done. The illustrations for this kit also show a Suez Conflict F.5 option. Strictly speaking there are still the vent differences that Mark mentions above between an F.4 & 5.
  21. silberpferd

    Lockheed F-5G recce Lightning

    A few pictures from ebay auctions, most probably showing F-5Gs from 41st Photo Recon Squadron based in Guam in the summer of 1945, black tail tips, and red tip on spinners, if my information is correct. Laurent
  22. 825

    Vultee Vengeance TTIV

    Sit rep as of today. Lot of painting down and the fuselage almost complete. The wings needed a bit of tidying up and there is still a coat of paint on the leading edges needed. Will need to mask the yellow and get the black stripes on before the wings are assembled and fixed to the fuselage. I might fabricate some spars to fix the wings on as they are intended for a butt join. The only problem is there's is a massive resin block as part of the cockpit interior in the way. As well as the cockpit interior. Some small parts cleaned up and bagged.
  23. Admiral Puff

    FOUR What it’s Worth

    with old, greasy chip wrappers
  24. In view of the passing of Richard Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, I have attached a link to some interesting photos of the NAA assembly plant and modification center at Fairfax, KS, along with some interesting original color photos, some of which I know you have seen. The main website is a very interesting one, with sectional charts, period, and present-day photos of numerous airfields and airports that are no longer active. I hope this is an appropriate place to post this topic, but Mike, if you feel it best, please move to a more suitable location. Mike http://www.airfields-freeman.com/KS/Airfields_KS_E.htm#fairfax
  25. Admiral Puff

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted? Part II

    My pair of Sunderland Vs has arrived from Special Hobby - very nice! Surface detail much better than the Italeri I/III (mind you, that wouldn't be hard ...). I've already started measuring the fuselage halves of one of them for the first Sandringham conversion, which is where I'll be going with both of them. I might get another later to do a 10RAAF or 461RAAF Mk V. Interesting collection of parts. It looks as though SH has plans to do some Peggy-engined versions further down the track. There are alternate early and late turrets, a beautiful set of Yagi ASV aerials, straight and faired hull steps, no less than four alternative upper fuselage panels (Mk I/II, with the two single gun openings, turreted, turreted with the turret opening faired over, and very late/Sandringham style without the hump) and a few other early-Mark bits and bobs that surely wouldn't be there if they weren't meant for use at some time or other ...
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