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Aircraft / Re: SF-313 Alwet from a helicopter
« Last post by Tophe on Today at 03:30:49 am »
Thanks! I started to paint the underside:
Swap Shop / Re: LF: 1/72 Bristol Hercules Engines, Cowlings and Props
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 03:30:48 am »
You could have got the High Planes Beaufighter Mk.II kit too, it comes with three different engine sets, two sets of Merlin nacelles, and the Hercules set.
Any plans for the Concorde wings?

These already ended up on a Su-15, many moons ago...

I thought that might have happened.
Did not wash after I did decals. I'll give that a go next time along with not dumping buckets of clear on at a time. I had no idea!  Thank you.  Won't be long and I'll be trying all my new knowledge out on the lil BAC 111.

Landing....... here's one: we know for a fact that common folk can be coached and talked down for a succesful landing but I wonder if anyone could ever be talked into a successful carrier trap. . . . .. . .        Not only that but I wonder what possible type of situation could arise for this to even occur. I don't think it would ever happen in a fighter... but would have to happen on something like an E-2 Hawkeye where all the qualified pilots were somehow killed but there's a radar operator on board or something with no flying experience and he has to try to land the plane on the carrier.

(I KNOW, I KNOW, in this situation literally everyone would probably advise this person to just land in the water and never risk damaging a carrier if they couldn't simply bail out, but this is whif-world, damnit!   ;D ;D ;D ;D  ) 

I always mean to wash after decalling to rinse off the Blue &/or Red stuff but I am ALWAYS so keen to press on that I forget.  I think I have remembered once since I started using decal solvents.  So, once in 5 years?

As far as talking someone down onto a carrier I suspect that the risk of damage to the carrier outweighs losing the aircraft and the risks of the crew ejecting.  Even if it was a COD aircraft carrying passengers without chutes I think they would ditch it.
In fact I can imagine a scenario where the aircraft is shot down because the person flying it insists on trying a landing on the carrier.
Aircraft / Re: Piasecki H-21 Workhorse. Victorian Air Service.
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 02:34:07 am »
So, what the hell is goin on today?!?!?  Hopefully I can finally sand on my BAC-111! I keep getting within a day or two of being finished only to lose a week or more because of some malfunction. Sheesh... I started this one to do an easy airliner then decided I wanted to "do it right" and now look.  ;D  Anyway, I'm kind of eager to get started on the next airliner which sill be a Saudia 737-200.  :mellow:

I will do more work on the B-58. It's starting to go together pretty quickly now. I'm not going to hang anything from it which will save a bunch of time. Time to get the fuselage halves together.
The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: WHIFS from other forums
« Last post by Dizzyfugu on Yesterday at 11:53:17 pm »
I have nothing to do with this digital remake, though, and not into computer games at all. But it's funny to imagine that someone is virtually flying around in one of my creations...

Here's the "original", BTW:

1:72 Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. 24, aircraft 65 (s/n 50-0751) of 21st FS, 4th FG, Chinese Nationalist Air Force (CNAF); Formosa, ca. 1952 (Whif/Special Hobby Boss kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr
There's more to be changed! Remember the Hunter wings?

Lots of PSR involved, though.  :-\
Swap Shop / Re: LF: 1/72 Bristol Hercules Engines, Cowlings and Props
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 10:33:22 pm »

Not to be used on a Beaufighter model, mind you.  ;)

As if we'd ever think they would be!  :o
Swap Shop / Re: LF: 1/72 Bristol Hercules Engines, Cowlings and Props
« Last post by rickshaw on Yesterday at 07:06:11 pm »
Ended up buying the High Plains Hercules Engine replacements for the old Airfix Beaufighter kit.  Not to be used on a Beaufighter model, mind you.  ;)
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