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The RAF Centenary Group Build / Re: Supermarine Snapper
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 04:43:02 am »
Woo hoo! Progress!

Fuselage halves joined today and some paint on the pilot.
I have also identified a new direction with the nacelle - the tip of an A10 fuselage.
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The RAF Centenary Group Build / Re: General Dynamics Canberra PR9
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 04:40:10 am »
Yes, the  Canberra of all types is very difficult to weight properly.

But looking at one from underneath the main wheel wells are a LONG way forward in the wing, and the nose wheel is a long way aft too. The whole thing is very close coupled indeed.

I can only assume that Avons are very heavy indeed and are mounted way forward in those long nacelles. I wonder why Petter designed it just like that sometimes.  ;D ;)...

It does, from your description, appear to keep things as close as possible to the centre of gravity.


Ah yes, but is that a good thing?

Watching Canberras taxi they look absolute PIGS to keep going in a straight line and they nod like crazy when braking. A longer wheelbase may have made things a lot easier for the pilot, but maybe would need more speed before they could rotate cleanly.
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"The Whiffies" / Re: Your Chance To Sway The 2019 Whiffies
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 04:37:39 am »
Darn it, why didn't I think of nominating it? Well worth it.  :thumbsup:
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Model Kit News / Re: Fantastic Plastic
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 04:33:52 am »

1/72 Resin Vickers Armstrong Type 559 from Fantastic Plastic   :thumbsup:


Awesome looking aeroplane and an awesome looking kit too.  :thumbsup:

An equally awesome price sadly.
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Armour / Re: 1/72 E-75 Walker Tank with Plasmagun
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 04:31:58 am »
You just can't beat adding greebles to almost anything really.  ;D ;)
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The RAF Centenary Group Build / Re: BA3 Model 1934 Armoured Car
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 04:30:10 am »
BA3 WIP 15-08-18 03 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
BA3 WIP 15-08-18 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
BA3 WIP 15-08-18 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

I was planning to put rivets onto the turret but am at a loss as to how to do it.  I had thought about cutting small pieces of styrene rod to make them but I have no rod that thin (I need to match the existing rivets on the BA3 body).  I may have to stretch some sprue.  Not done that for a while.
Painting today.  More on the wheels and primer on the turret to check how it looks.
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The RAF Centenary Group Build / Re: Westland-Fairey Rotocrane HC4
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 04:30:04 am »

Think of it as just an extended high aspect ratio wing and I am sure you will find an answer.  :thumbsup:


I did, and I didn't.....  :blink:

Try as I might I couldn't drill into the broken ends of the blades, they're just too thin and they're curved as well so the drill bit comes out of the side of the blade.  :banghead:

Current plans centre on cutting narrow slots along the blades for maybe 0.25 - 0.5 inch and supergluing fuse wire in the slot before gluing the bits together.

And then PSRing each joint of course!

This could take a while.
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The RAF Centenary Group Build / Re: Lockheed Shooting Star Mk.3
« Last post by Mossie on Today at 04:27:59 am »
Or a stack of blue movies.... :angel:
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Armour / Re: 1/72 E-75 Walker Tank with Plasmagun
« Last post by The Chaos on Today at 04:27:55 am »
HI, yes this is right, i added last evening a lot of greebles on the legs, pictures ad the evining.
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