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Modeling Blogs / Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 05:56:00 pm »

I wonder if we will get external weapons on the Hasegawa F-35B or will we have to await another kit with the Weapons bay, external pylons, gun pod and weapons then await yet another weapons set.


Wouldn't external weapons rather negate the 'stealthiness' of the machine?  :o

As Evan (elmayerle on the forum) has said many times, it's not a ""stealth"" fighter. It has enhanced low observability. And Evan should know because he worked on the project.  He also said that in the first stage of any conflict it would only have what it can carry in the weapons bays, once the initial operation has been successful, the follow-on operations would see them become dump-trucks (his explanation of it)
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General Modeling topics / Re: "Sinai Grey"
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 05:33:12 pm »
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Aircraft / Re: Chronic's Completed Builds
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 05:30:57 pm »

Fabulous. What blue is that?  It looks like Petty Blue.


It can't be, the fin number would be 43, not 89.  ;D ;)
;D

Now I wish I would have rummaged through my spare decal sheets and dug up a couple 43s. I would never say anything about it when showing the build and just see if and how many picked up on the "Easter Egg."  :mellow:


Way to go!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;D
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2 weeks to go to the "official" end lads


And if anyone wants an extension we'll need to know WHY you need it. Starting your build late in the period will not be an acceptable reason..................

Is this enough?

Jake: "No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare.  My tux didn't come back from the cleaners.  An old friend came in from out of town.  Someone stole my car.  There was an earthquake.  A terrible flood. Locusts!  IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftt4f2H3GDs


One of my fave films, and that's almost my fave line too.

You can guess my fave, it ends in '......sunglasses'.  ;D
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Upcoming events / London Model Engineer Show 2018
« Last post by Nick on Today at 03:14:54 pm »
This weekend is the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace. Opens Friday to Sunday, 10-4 each day.
Tickets are 12 on the door, reductions if bought online or for Senior Citizens.

http://londonmodelengineering.co.uk/

I'll be there Friday and maybe Sunday with the Association of London Modelers representing the plastic kit community. I understand this is more for the actual engineer side of things so working miniature steam engines and sail boats are more the order of the day but I spy at least 4 model clubs booked on the website.

See you there?
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Will it get a water rudder?

Yes, water rudder in the works.  Have read that was pretty essential on the Sea Dart.

But as Kit suggests putting one Avon into full reheat would likely create a bit of yaw  ;)



Whew, lots of work to get this far....Why did I start this in January....

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The Idea Bank / Dornier Do18 twin turboprop flying boat
« Last post by McColm on Today at 02:32:30 pm »
Hi Guys,
I won a secondhand 1/72 Dornier Do18 on eBay which is in need of restoration.
I was searching through the internet when I came across a Greek proposal to modify the Dornier Do18 into an executive airliner. I'm not too sure whether this idea has been or is in the process of becoming reality but this gave me an idea.
I would change the engines to two turboprops. Delete the remaining gun turrets as these won't be needed.  The space at the front of the flying boat could have a new glazed canopy and the cockpit moved forward. Windows along the fuselage, either a raid in the spares box or clearfix applied. Got some seats left over from the Mach2 Caravelle. Replace the wing struts and change the colour scheme.
I think the model could be the Matchbox Kit.
I'm thinking of doing the same with the Dornier Do26.
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Camouflage, Colors, and Markings / Re: Shark's or Tiger's Mouth Markings
« Last post by scooter on Today at 02:15:01 pm »
Don't think I've seen this on yet
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The Revell Airbus 380 turned upside down would make the basis for a flying boat. The vertical tail fin would need removing and glued topside.
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2 weeks to go to the "official" end lads


And if anyone wants an extension we'll need to know WHY you need it. Starting your build late in the period will not be an acceptable reason..................

Is this enough?

Jake: "No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare.  My tux didn't come back from the cleaners.  An old friend came in from out of town.  Someone stole my car.  There was an earthquake.  A terrible flood. Locusts!  IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!"

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftt4f2H3GDs
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