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Aircraft / Re: 'Black Arrows' Hawk T.1A
« Last post by Glenn Gilbertson on Today at 06:04:14 pm »
That looks really smart! :thumbsup:
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Swap Shop / Wanted; 1/144 airliner engines x4
« Last post by Army of One on Today at 03:50:47 pm »
Hi....i am after converting a 4 engine airliner to military service. I would like to change the powerplants to something like RB211's or similar GE or P&W engines......just need 4 engines.....i have pylons...happy to pay for them and postage.....within reason....cheers.....H
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 03:48:23 pm »


Thought for the day.  Why is it only varn-ish?  Why is it never completely varn?

Pg 69 BTW.  Arf arf chortle chortle fnarr fnarr snigger.

Is shampoo just fake poo? Use real poo!
Got that one from the old Muppet Show.........
;D ;D ;D

I used to watch them & also the Muppet Babies... good stuff.
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by kerick on Today at 03:30:52 pm »


Thought for the day.  Why is it only varn-ish?  Why is it never completely varn?

Pg 69 BTW.  Arf arf chortle chortle fnarr fnarr snigger.

Is shampoo just fake poo? Use real poo!
Got that one from the old Muppet Show.........
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Aircraft, Armor, Weapons and Ships by Topic / Re: Turboprop Position
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 02:48:59 pm »
Great looking?  :o

I think they're the ugliest turboprop nacelles ever, but we're all different, thank goodness.  ;D

We're living in the age ever improving CFD, which means form follows function is more than a design maxim.

It's still ugly..............
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Great looking?  :o

I think they're the ugliest turboprop nacelles ever, but we're all different, thank goodness.  ;D

We're living in the age ever improving CFD, which means form follows function is more than a design maxim.
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Modeling Blogs / Re: The Wooksta: Not a Spitfire Blog
« Last post by The Wooksta! on Today at 02:02:56 pm »
"Oh, God. I think I'm going to be violently and copiously sick."

The Buckmaster is finally finished.  Having left the u/c in place and surrounded with superglue gel, I'd waited a few days for it to cure.  Quick paint job, on with the u/c doors - one of which decided to go for a walk - do the props and on they go.  Tidy up the canopy framing, replacing the paint that's come off with a thin brush.  Now done, it's banished to the cabinet.

I really hate it.  Possibly more than the white Beaufighter.  Why?  The u/c assembly for one.  The canopy fit - Magna's canopies were always vile - which needed filler to get to sit right and it still looks awful.  But I hate it also because it's quite probably put me off building another Buckmaster and there's some nice real world examples I'd really like to do.  It's also put me off finishing the Brigand, because the u/c is the same.  And I know there's a Magna Buckingham somewhere in the stash and that really does give me a sinking feeling.  I may have a cunning plan for that one, largely involving having it in flight so I can have the gear up, but that still leaves it's awful canopy to contend with...

What about the Valom kits?  They look very nice in the box, it's true, but on closer inspection, the Brigand is full of niggly errors and it's not a good fit according to all those online who've built the blasted thing.  Undoubtedly, the Buckingham and Buckmaster will have similar flaws due to sharing some sprues.  I've four Brigands and a trio of Buckinghams, one of which is in the disposal pile.  Do I keep the rest?

But I think I hate it mostly because it's knocked me confidence and I just don't fancy building anything for a while.  And that's a real sickener.

On reflection, I may well be able to finish the Brigand, but using the u/c from the Valom kit.  You see, I was gifted a Valom Buckingham a while back with no resin.  I can replace the engines with copies of the Magna ones (pause for sarcastic response) and if I built it gear up in overall PRU Blue as the proposed PR one, I could possibly get round a few issues and not have to fight Martin Gromm's vile cack handed Brigand white metal.


Comments on this thread - that is if anyone is actually reading it and can be arsed to reply - go here:
http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,35118.0.html
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Amazingly, I've actually been putting in work on both stalled builds....  at current things have been glued so I have to let them sit but I'm getting stuff done at least.

The f-84........   glued the wings on and ran some glue down the seems. Going to take my finest brush and run silver across the seams too to seal it all up and get rid of the "black line" that appears there now. I need to do a bit of touch up on the black then look things over then I think I can glue all the interior parts back in.. the hud/sight bit, the seat, and the rear deck.

Gave it my best shot but I'm throwing in the towel on the canopy.. we'll just have to have limo tint on there... I think it'll look fine. These canopies have this weird vinyl bracing stuff which makes em look pretty neat and of course I'm going to go back with the blue frame work so there'll be lots of stuff going on there... should look nice even though it's a lazy and less optimal way of going about it.

The Enterprise, I glued one of the broken pylons back on then ran a bead of glue around the base for reinforcement and to give me matching surfaces to sand back down on.  (if that makes sense.. )  See, a glue cluster formed at the base of one so I built up the base of the other one as well, and with the "extra" meat there hopefully I can get in there with my sanding sticks and make them both look good AND uniform without breaking one of them off again.

Also, sanding off the ridiculous raised detail....   It's either paint the crappy raised detail or use transfers.. can't use both... and the transfers will be better by FAR so I need to sand all that off.. Some of it will be tricky because this thing is TINY and some spaces are very tight and whilst others are very fragile.


OHHH....ohhh!!  ......  what's going on here??!?!?! KINKY!!!! OR is the new AWACS?!    ;D ;)


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Modeling Blogs / Re: Steel Penguins braying
« Last post by Steel Penguin on Today at 01:58:40 pm »
ive got 2 coats of green ( Tamiya flat)  on the M60,  I was going to do a 3rd tonight , but flaked earlier due to the heat, and now its cooling I just cant be bothered,
and then I found a link to "Search and destroy " a strontium dog fan film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5EZaO1HPF4

 made by the same people who did the Judge Minty film,  a dam fine Judge Dread fan film

well worth watching.
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My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: Re: My stash just grew again (2017)
« Last post by KiwiZac on Today at 01:39:36 pm »
The Revell Snap-Tite one is a good base for detail work, I've seen a few very impressive ones around the place.
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