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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #465 on: July 31, 2018, 11:27:03 pm »
Wasn't me, might think it  :wacko: but didn't do it  ;)

Prove it!  ;D ;D ;D :wacko:

Yes still on the helicopters. they are easier to move around gate houses when working on them on Nights or weekend shifts.

Now why do I get the feeling such actions are done with chopper sound effects when nobody's looking  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #466 on: August 01, 2018, 06:24:43 am »
Wasn't me, might think it  :wacko: but didn't do it  ;)

Prove it!  ;D ;D ;D :wacko:

Yes still on the helicopters. they are easier to move around gate houses when working on them on Nights or weekend shifts.

Now why do I get the feeling such actions are done with chopper sound effects when nobody's looking  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #467 on: August 01, 2018, 11:18:14 am »
Wasn't me, might think it  :wacko: but didn't do it  ;)

Prove it!  ;D ;D ;D :wacko:

Yes still on the helicopters. they are easier to move around gate houses when working on them on Nights or weekend shifts.

Now why do I get the feeling such actions are done with chopper sound effects when nobody's looking  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

im sayin nuthin  :rolleyes: :mellow:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #468 on: September 30, 2018, 12:21:15 pm »
A little fixed wing thing this time............

This is the Spitfire Rammer "Panic fighter" from Lonewulf. Its a compleat kit. However I replaced the undercarrage and the prop with those from a scrap old tool Airfix Spitfire Ia.

I started this one must be two years ago now. There were several issues that caused me to loose interest, mainly to do with the paint job.
It finaly found its way off the shelf of doom back into the spay booth earlier in the summer and achived "close enougth for Government work" status.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #469 on: September 30, 2018, 12:30:45 pm »
Loooooove to see some resurrected builds coming to completion.


Quite the nutty contraption, there!!!  Great work!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #470 on: September 30, 2018, 12:49:33 pm »
Another Spitfire. This time an Airfix PRXIX built OOB (ish)

Yes Royal Rhodesian Air Force.
Why? Because I could. Only for TSRjoe to mention a ref that they wanted them with the mk22's that they did have.
This build was a gate house special, built over a few night shifts. It then sat on the shelf of doom for a few months fully painted, while I worked out who's markings it was going to get.
Its got the later style RRAF roundle with the single assegai as if they lasted well into the 1960's
You may well see a theme developing here sortly.......................
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #471 on: September 30, 2018, 01:46:45 pm »
Good stuff there OGL, the Rammer is exceptional!  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #472 on: September 30, 2018, 01:51:26 pm »
Rhodesian PR19?  Been there, done that...

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #473 on: September 30, 2018, 02:13:06 pm »
But yours is silver..........  ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #474 on: September 30, 2018, 03:13:50 pm »
I did a PRU Blue one in the earlier markings, and there's two unfinished in both PRU Blue overall and a two tone scheme over PRU Blue.  Both need serials so I may come knocking in a few weeks for some custom decals for them and several other things!

I can't find anything in Air Britain's Spitfire International on Rhodesia wanting PR19s - it does mention Egypt wanting PRXIs and FRXVIIIs - and for my money, the scheme Martin's gone for is too late for anything delivered to Rhodesia as they got their Spitfires in late '51 (incidentally, the F22s they got wore a very light grey and not the aluminium scheme so often depicted).  The Thai PR19s did wear that scheme as they were from ex RAF stocks and delivered in 57, I think.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #475 on: October 01, 2018, 01:36:27 am »
Like all of those, especially the SAR Puma. :thumbsup:

Funnily enough, I was just toying with the opposite concept: the Anglo-French helo deal falls through, so the RAF gets Commandos/Sea Kings in place of ALL it's Pumas.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #476 on: October 01, 2018, 06:37:25 am »
Very neat Martin  :thumbsup:

Now don't ask me why, but for some reason my brain thinks that Spitfire Rammer should of been in that Dr Who episode that involved Spitfires in space ! No idea why, just put it down to the nights getting longer  :banghead: ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #477 on: October 01, 2018, 07:13:32 am »
That's one of my favorite episodes. That whole arc was fun.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #478 on: October 01, 2018, 03:14:37 pm »
I did a PRU Blue one in the earlier markings, and there's two unfinished in both PRU Blue overall and a two tone scheme over PRU Blue.  Both need serials so I may come knocking in a few weeks for some custom decals for them and several other things!

I can't find anything in Air Britain's Spitfire International on Rhodesia wanting PR19s - it does mention Egypt wanting PRXIs and FRXVIIIs - and for my money, the scheme Martin's gone for is too late for anything delivered to Rhodesia as they got their Spitfires in late '51 (incidentally, the F22s they got wore a very light grey and not the aluminium scheme so often depicted).  The Thai PR19s did wear that scheme as they were from ex RAF stocks and delivered in 57, I think.

Whos to say they wouldnt have repainted em later on......................................
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #479 on: October 01, 2018, 04:05:32 pm »
True, but the Med Sea Grey uppers are designed to hide over the haze of northern Europe, not a tropical or semi desert nation like Rhodesia.  More likely they'd either be stripped back to the bare metal (see above) or go to a dark earth/dark green upper scheme such as the scheme worn by the F22s in their later lives.  That's one I've got to finish...

But look at the RAF PR stuff in Malaya - that's in the MSG/PRU Blue scheme.  Yes, but these have been rotated in from Europe, whereas most aircraft in the Malayan theatre - not too dis-similar terrainwise to Rhodesia - ended up in a silver dope scheme.  The last Mosquito flight, RAAF Lincolns, RAF Hornets, etc.  All silver.
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