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Offline Martin H

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A little work in progress
« on: August 02, 2009, 02:16:44 pm »
Ive been restoring one of my oldest whiffs. It suffered a major accident a few months ago so  i decided to rebuild and repaint it. Heres a few shots of it now its got its new decals on. Still got a few things to do with it before its finished.







this model was oringnaly built for a 15 foot long carrier deck diorama built a year or two before Tom started this site up. So yep its a bit long in the tooth lol. And yes its based on ye olde (and rare) Matchbox T 55 kit

And now for something a little differnt. A Toom!
Some of you may remember The F-4HL i built in 2006. That one was Fleet Air Arm. The HL was a proposed version that would have been able to operate of HMS Victorious and the American Essex class flat tops. A bigger wing, stretched airframe for bigger Rolls Royce engines ect ect ect. This model was started by Thorvic along side my original one, but he never compleated it and passed it over to me so I could clone the wings and airframe plug for a conversion set (didnt sell to well). i finaly used one of the spare wing sets to compleat the build and I also started a third one that will be in US navy markings. I chose the RAF for this one as I already had a Royal navy one. This one is a ground pounder pretty much in place of the Tonka.







Its based on the Matchbox kit with a few bits robbed from various Tornado kits.

And finaly one ive been doing for my club's Scale model world display.



Its the Italeri kit with the old Airfix Top gun mig decals

« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 04:35:55 am by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 04:22:14 pm »
Excellent job  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 05:44:47 pm »
Great stuff! 

I love the Sea Lightning.  Shame that one never saw the light of day. 
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 01:49:03 am »
Those are some very nice clean builds there Martin. I especially like your all black Top Gun MiG markings. Pure eye-candy!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009, 02:13:53 pm »
Lovely kits all three Martin.  I'm especially keen on the Lightning swinger.  I was planning on doing something similar just before I discovered this site, I'd bought BSP Fighters & thought 'godda build that!'.  I picked up two 1/48 Lightnings with the idea of the delta wing version & donating it's wings to the swinger, hopefully so I could get them functioning.

It was just as I was getting back into modelling, took me a while, but I realised I needed to walk before I could run!  So the projects gone on the indefinate back burner, I might do it in 1/72 now the Trumpeter kit is out.  May be some time before I do it, but I'm sure I will some day.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2009, 03:16:27 pm »
Nice.  The VG naval Lightning looks so much beefier than the real thing and the Phantom looks like Wayne Rooney with that new nose!  Thankfully the F-5 is sleek in the black scheme, but I think F-5s would look sleek however they were finished.  Apart from RF-5ETigereyes (just before somebody jumps in with that suggestion!).  ;D ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2009, 02:54:27 pm »
I mentioned another stretched Toom....................





Im not happy with some of the decals so they will more than likly be removed and replaced.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 08:31:30 pm »
Martin you are so.......I was going to say disturbed,but will settle for prolific.......................yep prolific and just a little disturbed.  LOL

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2009, 01:39:16 pm »
Coming from u allan, that's quite a compliment LOL
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009, 06:24:23 pm »
Some nice work there, especially the RAF Tomb.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2009, 06:30:43 pm »
Sweet ! Love the RAF F-4....the underwing stores really do it for me as well !

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2009, 06:35:23 pm »
Love all Phantoms!  Wish I could bring myself to hack apart two to make an elongated one  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2009, 02:48:15 pm »
Both toom's are now prety much finished.




yes that does say USS Hancock on the side.




And for once ive finished an RAF ground pounder that isnt wearing 9 sqn markings....16 sqn this time around.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2009, 02:21:23 pm »
Yet another F-4....this time pretty much OOB.  Lets see who's first to spot whats whiffy about it.



« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 04:40:08 am by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2009, 02:29:53 pm »
pretty much on the nail there Dunc.

Italeri F-4J/S kit in the markings of 892sqn Fleet Air Arm, operating off HMS Queen Elizabeth (CVA01) mid 1970's. the squadron badge is the original 892 badge, before they adopted the Omega.
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