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Model Kit News / Re: Hasegawa
« Last post by Rheged on Today at 12:24:15 am »
Not having a CLUE what 'Area 88' is I looked it up on Wiki.

My confidence in the stuff there was shaken when I find they list the Blackburn Buccaneer in the 'Fighter and Interceptor' types..........

Blackburn did suggest a fighter variant (the P.140), but this was one of the paper aeroplanes they offered as an initial proposal only.
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Oh man!!! I didn't get nearly as much work done as I would have liked because the 'hood erupted!!!!   All within a couple hundred feet there was a gun battle and a couple of people shot themselves then just a while after that a high speed car chase ensued and that person went right through the very same intersection closest to the shooting. I'm sitting here watching all this crap, mind you......   I took some video and there is also other video of this car chase.  ;D ;D ;D   Nutty.. If I can figure out how, I'll try to share the videos.

Wooo...the stories I could tell about this neighborhood. And, I mean, right HERE. The stories of things I've seen all happening withing 500 feet of this house...  Fire bombings, people stabbed to death, police officers being shot, dead hookers tossed out in the street, drive by shootings, people out in the street beating each other with baseball bats and pitchforks, crazy lady walking down the street shooting a gun into an occupied vehicle, etc.  It's embarrassing but also immensely entertaining. I have a dozen more stories..... all sorts of weird things like whacked out crack heads trying to break in, nutters walking down the street naked and stealing things, you name it.

Long story short, all this actions brought my modelling to a halt but...   It's worth mention because it's interesting.  ;D
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Not much margin for error there. Are they intended to re-attach in flight?  You might need a trapeze to make it work both on separation and re-attachment.   Something that is long enough to attach well below the slip-stream?   :thumbsup:

Launch only.  The B-52- F-104/RF-104 FICON only allowed for carriage and launch, but an air-to-air refueling capability post launch was provided....And like the Hound Dog missile, the F-104 main engines could be used for take off and climb, and the fighter could be topped off from the mother ship tanks before they were launched. 

Exactly Kit- a manned Hound Dog. 
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Not much margin for error there. Are they intended to re-attach in flight?  You might need a trapeze to make it work both on separation and re-attachment.   Something that is long enough to attach well below the slip-stream?   :thumbsup:
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Back to work!!  :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:


Here's one we haven't seen in awhile:



Yeah!!  :mellow: :mellow:     It's coming along well all of a sudden. I had to add a wee bit more filler around the canopy toward the rear left side but it's close to being ready to be sanded smooth then I can put the second coat of primer on and see how it looks. I hope it will be good to go. It looks good to me!  It would make my day if this thing was ready for actual paint... . .. .      to that end, I'm going to sand that little section then take it outside for another coat of primer then we'll see what the score is!   :thumbsup:


Also.... coats of blue going on the bottom of the Raptor. It needs 2-3 or more then I think I can start on the top.






At some point this decade I'd like to start my Cold War GB build....    :rolleyes:
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General Modeling topics / Re: Twitter What If GB: Blue Angels Vampire
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 03:56:57 pm »
Which reminds me I really MUST finish off my replacement Blue Angels Buccaneer!  :banghead: :banghead:
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Armour / Re: 1/35 T-62 mod
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 03:55:13 pm »
Bizarrely BT exchanges are still manufactured to be capable of accepting the pulse signals from dial-phones even today.  :o :o
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Model Kit News / Re: Hasegawa
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Yesterday at 03:39:38 pm »
Not having a CLUE what 'Area 88' is I looked it up on Wiki.

My confidence in the stuff there was shaken when I find they list the Blackburn Buccaneer in the 'Fighter and Interceptor' types..........
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I haven't done an 'Aux' for a while now and No.612 Squadron did actually fly Vampire FB.5's until 1957. I don't think they would too happy with essentially the same in 1972!

Love the Vampires and Venoms - they look really good. :thumbsup:

How about giving the 'Aux' some G.91Rs to replace their Vampires? British engine and a NATO joint project, so if the politics had been right, you could see the UK Government buying into it, possibly building the aircraft in the UK (Shorts?) and fitting them with twin ADENs in similar fashion to the Luftwaffe's DEFAs.
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Close in and use the Aden pod.....or fly above them and VIFF them out of the sky

You'd think so, but even when SHARs were attacking Pucaras and Herks they didn't transition to jet-borne flight.  They relied on slashing attacks. 

I suppose 'speed is life' is a difficult lesson to contradict.

I might be mis-remembering here, but on at least one occasion when the SHARs shot down a Pucara, I think they did drop their nozzles a bit to reduce their minimum flying speed and stay behind it.

Just found (after a search) and checked Sharkey Ward's book, and yes, I did mis-remember: he dropped half-flap to stay behind the Pucara, not nozzles. Apparently half-flap causes the SHAR to fly nose-down a bit, and that was useful in firing at the very low target without crashing himself: his radar altimeter was reading 10-60ft during the engagement... :o
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