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That Canadian one looks kind of like the Arrow.
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Plane Spotting / Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 11:18:30 am »

Some dirty great military transport took off from Newcastle and flew past the hotel.  I think it might have been that Airbus thing - the noise it made didn't sound like turbofans, more like turborpops.


That's an A400M, known as the Atlas to the RAF.

I saw, and heard, a short nose Spitfire drone o'head my friend's house nr Wellingborough the other day. Glorious weather, so it was only in silhouette so I have no idea what Mk. it was. Could have been a I, II, V or XI I guess.
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General Modeling topics / Re: Have any kits gone extinct?
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 11:13:09 am »
Are there any models which should be made extinct?

The Merlin Vampire T.11.


And their equally 'orrible TSR2 as well!

Supermodel's SM55x and the MX72 are the old Delta moulds, I have one each and they say 'Delta' somewhere in the instructions IIRC.
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Land King: land based Sea King (with bits of Wessex)



I do like that!
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General Modeling topics / Re: The 2018/2019 Group Build Poll
« Last post by joncarrfarrelly on Today at 10:30:21 am »
In what order?  ;D
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General Modeling topics / Re: Have any kits gone extinct?
« Last post by scooter on Today at 10:00:32 am »
Are there any models which should be made extinct?

Revellogram's ancient P-61 in 1/48.  Or at least add sprues that *aren't* for ground maintenance dios.
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Current and Finished Projects / Re: A little work in progress
« Last post by scooter on Today at 09:59:24 am »
As an aside, does anyone know what the reload time is for guns that big ?

My sources tell me that one round per gun per minute was about right for a prolonged action.

Wiki sources the 16"/50 Mk7s on the Iowas as 2 per minute.  For a tracked operation, I'd probably go 1/minute.  Fire three rounds, creep to the next position and repeat :wacko:

How's your sanity after all the links?
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General Modeling topics / Re: Have any kits gone extinct?
« Last post by kitbasher on Today at 09:51:47 am »
Are there any models which should be made extinct?

The Merlin Vampire T.11.
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Avro Canada CF-103 Archer - No.420 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1965















Boy oh boy. Some man hours have gone into this one mainly in trial and error of decal positions! The 'Finback-B' comes with a fairly dark grey skin so I lightened it using a fairly crude but effective technique and the skin can now be used for RCAF Grey (as above) or shiny NMF by boosting some settings. As an affectionate nod to the Avro Arrow I've left some black on the intakes. The distinctive RCAF fuselage 'cheat line' is a decal scaled up by x15 (in context, the roundels are scaled at x1) and then has a cut-out to accommodate the 3-digit nose number and some 5-digit serial numbers adorn the fin. Sadly, the 'Odd Rods' are part of a bigger mesh and cannot be removed but, despite that, I think it looks pretty 'Westernized' (for once, I'll allow the use of a 'z') especially in RCAF markings.
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My stash just grew again 2018.
« Last post by The Wooksta! on Today at 09:17:10 am »
From ebay:
Revell Shackleton AEW.2 - intended as a donor for the Tudor.  I like the Airfix kit more as a Shackleton than a donor.

From Home Bargains
20x Spitfire mk Ia starter sets.  I am now replete with enough Spitfire mk Is to last a good few years.
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