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The Sea Harriers didn't shoot down any Pucaras with AIM-9; 'Sharkey' Ward bagged one using his 30mm cannon, but the majority were destroyed by the SAS at Pebble Island.

Sorry to be a party-pooper, but the VIFF story is one which was made up for the amusement of the SHAR pilots (more than one has told it) when in the company of an audience; VIFF wasn't used during the war. There was only one air-air combat involving SHARs and Mirage IIIs, on 1 May, when Paul Barton shot one down and the other was damaged and then brought down by the Argentine defences; the kills against the Argentine Daggers were all made with Sidewinder.

1 May 1982 - Dagger, shot down by Flt Lt 'Bertie' Penfold using AIM-9 [the Dagger, flown by the cousin of the footballer Ossie Ardiles] blew up in a massive fireball, and Penfold was diagnosed with a form of PTSD as a result of knowing the pilot was at the centre of the fireball.
21 May - Rod Frederikson killed a Dagger (pilot ejected); Steve Thomas bagged two and Sharkey Ward another, all using AIM-9  (all pilots ejected)
23 May - Martin Hale shot down another; Lt Volponi was killed
24 May - Andy Auld (OC 800 NAS) shot down two Daggers and Dave Smith another (two Argentine pilots survived, but Lt Castillo was killed)


The Sea Harrier Pucara kill was made by Sharkey Ward and that was achieved using his 30mm cannon.
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Hi i have one or tow of the New metalic paints and the are good in my eace but Not so good to alclad

One review I read said they were close to Allclad.  Would you agree? 
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The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 03:18:41 pm »
I'm calling this one "Hello 'Schmitty."  ;D ;D ;D


No real information other than it was photographed at a recent IPMS thing in Houston:

I can tell it's a paper model, though. Pretty neat!

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Model Kit News / Re: Mister/Mastercraft
« Last post by The Wooksta! on Today at 03:07:00 pm »
I got one of their reboxed Heller Tempests a year or so back for the decals.
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Armour / Re: 1/35 T-62 mod
« Last post by Vorcha on Today at 03:01:59 pm »
VERY clever, both the rotation of the cupola and the posting of the video.  :thumbsup:

How DID you manage to post the vid though? That's the first time I've ever seen that done on here.

I let the internet do it for me! There is a plethora of online services that turn your video into the GIF format - in which I posted it here. You can see the watermark of the service I used in the lower left corner of the GIF-picture, "imgflip.com".

I then posted the GIF on imgur.com and posted it from there with the provided hyperlink for forums.  <_<

thank you!  <_< <_<

PS: it's free :)
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Armour / Re: 1/35 T-62 mod
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 02:55:04 pm »
VERY clever, both the rotation of the cupola and the posting of the video.  :thumbsup:

How DID you manage to post the vid though? That's the first time I've ever seen that done on here.
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Armour / Re: 1/35 T-62 mod
« Last post by Vorcha on Today at 02:52:35 pm »
Had a day off so here's some progress  <_<
I added the hatches on the turret, made them openable by using a pin vice and pieces of gardening wire. Also the commanders cuppola can be turned 360.









I painted the contact surfaces of the cuppola and the turret with a pencil as a form of lubrication, as it was too difficult to turn it without it.
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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: An Ify Bridge
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 02:46:32 pm »
Considering it's only made from a few bits of wood that lawn mower is doing a cracking job of mowing the lawn!  :thumbsup:  ;D ;)
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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: An Ify Bridge
« Last post by Ify on Today at 02:44:42 pm »
Yogi Rat got himself a new toy to play with in the yard. This one is bigger and wider than the usual, and it's called The Whopper!.

Made from scrap wood and paper clip.
Yogi Rat is an altered figurine.



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Figures, Cars, Etc / Re: An Ify Bridge
« Last post by Ify on Today at 02:36:41 pm »
The burnt tree/log is just fantastic  :bow:
Thank you NARSES2 for kind words.
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