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Offline Devilfish

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2013, 06:56:38 am »
Ah...I see..... :banghead:

Well, for your viewing pleasure, here is a pic of my operational TSR2, as it stands at the moment (unfinished)


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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2013, 07:57:31 am »
Looks a little different to mine

and a little closer



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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2013, 01:12:46 am »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2013, 02:21:25 am »
re the 'gold screens' iv not got my references to hand but the side windows had a different thickness coating to the 'quarterlights' (these being slightly lighter in tone) the front screen itself looks pretty clear in photos and on 220 at Cosford

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2013, 03:11:47 am »
Thanks Joe

I'm just waiting for a Tamiya smoke paint to arrive
As this one is SEAC scheme i'm changing it slightly.

But the next few will be 'gold' once I work out the paint %'s
I'll do four or five complete sets at once, save getting it wrong or right hopefully on some and not others.

layout, 2x AIM9B + Shrike on one pylon and Harm on inboard pylon.

and same the other side
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More photo's to come once I 'glaze ' the cockpit and get the wheels on her.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2013, 06:59:08 am »
seems the glue worked this time

shame my camera is pants



Hannants have been outstanding in speed of delivery, so this one may just get finished over this weekend.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 11:46:37 pm »
I.can recommend you get some simple posted boards.  White will reflect the light while a blue or green will give you a nice uncluttered background and/or ground cover to pose it on.   I use white to bounce light to increase the light on the subject. I've got a piece of the poster board cut in half length wise for this purpose,to good effect. I use the lights on my workbench and put one on each side. Give it a try and not only does it work very well but is also very inexpensive (a.k.a. - cheap).

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2013, 11:59:06 pm »
Shrikes and HARMs? Odd combination!

The background "clutter" is confusing the autofocus. Try taking the pics against a blank, featureless background (eg. plain paper or fabric), and make sure you're in "macro" mode (look for a little tulip symbol) so the camera knows to focus up close.

Shrike and HARMS cos I can't get a definitive in service date for HARM and SHRIKE have been around since GOD was an A/C.

Going with AIM 9B's as they are definitely in the 'nam time frame/early mid 60's
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2013, 05:04:09 am »

Shrike and HARMS cos I can't get a definitive in service date for HARM and SHRIKE have been around since GOD was an A/C.

Going with AIM 9B's as they are definitely in the 'nam time frame/early mid 60's


Harm AGM-88A was being delivered to service units in 1983

Shrike AGM-45 was in production in 1963 so service entry would have ben around 18 months later roughly.

Stndard ARM AGM-78 was in service in 1968

All three of the above are the most common US anti-radar missiles flown.

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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2013, 08:28:18 am »
My Bad,

I've got Shrike on triple pylon along with 2 x AIM9b's
and I've got AGM 78's on single pylon.

On a related matter
I was watching Flight of the Intruder a while back and they apparently were using HARM in 1967
Movie poetic licence maybe?
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2013, 08:39:28 am »
right, three coats of Tamiya smoke on the cockpit(internal) and glued into place
Final undercarriage bay doors on, just shock absorbers on the rear of the main u/c legs, camera bay, bay cover and access ladder and a coat of varnish and it'll be finished.

might dig out the Hasegawa markings for the various ordnance to finish it off.
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2013, 10:01:00 am »
with the ruckload of Hasegawa weapons sets I have was a complete load out for two F14's of Pheonix's.
Just don't have the pylons to fit them to one of my, yet to be built, TSR's.

I have plans for
1 - USAF Natural Metal Finish and empty pylons.
2 - RAF "Spotswood" refueller maybe 9 Sqn or 32 Sqn, ventral/belly tank wing tanks (thanks Freightdog!)
3 - RN/FAA with up to 8 Phoenix, 4 on the belly and two on each wing hardpoint.
4 - RAF/Saudi - Gulf War II scheme with Ground Attack munitions/ Close Air support weapons
5 - No idea on this one
6 - or this one

think I have a TSR fixation
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Re: TSR question - Arrestor hook
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2013, 12:26:52 pm »
might just do an anti-shipping TSR, got a load of Penguin missiles and launchers
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