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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Topic started by: tc2324 on September 01, 2016, 05:42:40 am

Title: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on September 01, 2016, 05:42:40 am
While I pop on here to keep tabs with whats going on in the Whffie Award area and the latest madness you guys are coming up with, I have spent most of my modelling time this year building in flight dioramas ready for presentation at next years 74 Tiger Sqn 100th anniversary reunion dinner.

In about 5 days time I will be purchasing a new release kit for my first and probably last what if build this year so I`m looking forward to that one.

Here`s what I`ve been doing,

Finless Jim

On 17th May 1961 Flt Lt Jim Burns flying XM141 EE Lightning F.1 was number 4 in a high speed low level ‘finger four’ pass over RAF Coltishall.
At an approx IAS of 575 knots, Jim got high and close into the jet wash of the lead aircraft resulting in the rudder and parts of the tail fin to separate. Fortunately the aircraft remained controllable and Jim (using aileron control) landed it safely at Colt
As well as the fin and the rudder, the radio aerial on the spine had disappeared too thereby preventing any communication. English Electric's conclusion was that it was the effects of aerodynamic pressure which had built up during the course of the four aircraft's high speed low level manoeuvre which had exposed a structural weakness and caused the rudder and part of the fin to sheer off. It would seem that Jim had a big boot full of rudder on when he entered the engine jet wash from the lead aircraft.
All Lightnings were subsequently strengthened and Jim became known on the squadron as Finless Jim thereafter.


(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5759_zpsoupylmc1.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5759_zpsoupylmc1.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5758_zpsqh6kdjxi.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5758_zpsqh6kdjxi.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5760_zpsrgflfhoo.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5760_zpsrgflfhoo.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5757_zpsrlmtn2ya.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5757_zpsrlmtn2ya.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5762_zpsh7flusuw.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5762_zpsh7flusuw.jpg.html)




Tiger Bounce

Back in 1985, 74 had had a pretty successful APC in Cyprus and flown against the F-14`s of VF-41 and VF-84 who were in the Med at the time. Feeling pleased with itself, on returning to the UK, the Tigers issued a challenge to all Strike Command Squadrons. 74 would man a CAP off the east coast and the threat directions were given. Pretty much every squadron turned up to see if they could get past 74`s CAP including Jags, Tornado`s, Bucc`s and even Canberra`s from 360 sqn on a jamming sortie. A tanker was on hand to top anyone up and NATO E-3 was overhead viewing proceedings.

Overall, a very successful and interesting day. But the highlight of the day is the subject of this build. Paul Day of the BBMF was on a general handling flight in a Spitfire and cottoned on to what was going on. You can imagine the surprise of 74`s Boss when his back seater happened to look behind and point out that they had been bounced and possibly `shot down` by a Spit on their 7 o`clock.

Despite the `loss` of one F-4J to a Spitfire, 74 carried out a very successful defense of the UK`s east coast that day. Coupled with the high launch and serviceability rate, everyone knew 74 were back and their new `toy` was a very capable and potent fighter.

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5809_zpsqq8fdcxh.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5809_zpsqq8fdcxh.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5805_zpsuof0cycz.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5805_zpsuof0cycz.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5808_zpszo4ugcpu.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5808_zpszo4ugcpu.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5810_zpsf6rkrots.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5810_zpsf6rkrots.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5806_zps4q8fhxs1.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5806_zps4q8fhxs1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: rickshaw on September 01, 2016, 05:46:41 am
Very nice.  Loved the Spitfire!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: TomZ on September 01, 2016, 06:11:30 am
Great stuff.
I love how you did the tail on the Lightning.


TomZ
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on September 01, 2016, 07:18:34 am
Finless Jim

On 17th May 1961 Flt Lt Jim Burns flying XM141 EE Lightning F.1 was number 4 in a high speed low level ‘finger four’ pass over RAF Coltishall.
At an approx IAS of 575 knots, Jim got high and close into the jet wash of the lead aircraft resulting in the rudder and parts of the tail fin to separate. Fortunately the aircraft remained controllable and Jim (using aileron control) landed it safely at Colt
As well as the fin and the rudder, the radio aerial on the spine had disappeared too thereby preventing any communication. English Electric's conclusion was that it was the effects of aerodynamic pressure which had built up during the course of the four aircraft's high speed low level manoeuvre which had exposed a structural weakness and caused the rudder and part of the fin to sheer off. It would seem that Jim had a big boot full of rudder on when he entered the engine jet wash from the lead aircraft.
All Lightnings were subsequently strengthened and Jim became known on the squadron as Finless Jim thereafter.

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_5759_zpsoupylmc1.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_5759_zpsoupylmc1.jpg.html)

Would this Jim Burns also be this Jim Burns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Burns)?


Jim Burns' art (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=jim+burns+art&sa=X&biw=1280&bih=647&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwiE6M2grO7OAhXDG5QKHVNWBdoQsAQIGg)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Captain Canada on September 01, 2016, 07:23:16 am
Excellent builds and stories ! Thanks for sharing those with us !

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on September 01, 2016, 08:19:05 am
Both nice, but the Lightning is superb  :bow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Flyer on September 01, 2016, 09:12:50 am
They all look great, love the work on the fin, it looks fantastic! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on September 01, 2016, 12:00:36 pm
Thanks chaps.  :thumbsup:

Finless Jim

Would this Jim Burns also be this Jim Burns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Burns)?


Jim Burns' art (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=jim+burns+art&sa=X&biw=1280&bih=647&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwiE6M2grO7OAhXDG5QKHVNWBdoQsAQIGg)






I`m afraid not. Your Jim Burns joined the RAF 5 years after this happened.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 01, 2016, 01:17:27 pm
Great work, both dios look excellent, i love a good "in-flight" display! :bow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on September 01, 2016, 09:59:36 pm
Thanks chaps.  :thumbsup:

Finless Jim

Would this Jim Burns also be this Jim Burns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Burns)?


Jim Burns' art (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=jim+burns+art&sa=X&biw=1280&bih=647&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwiE6M2grO7OAhXDG5QKHVNWBdoQsAQIGg)

I`m afraid not. Your Jim Burns joined the RAF 5 years after this happened.

Oops! I didn't notice that! :blink:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on December 08, 2016, 03:14:40 pm
Some more of my recent non whiffery builds.....,

FAA Avenger shooting down a passing V-1 with only 20 rounds

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/caf65916-cffc-41f5-8348-56e9bd63dd03_zps47itwh61.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/caf65916-cffc-41f5-8348-56e9bd63dd03_zps47itwh61.jpg.html)

... and my RAF Hercules Air drop

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/68242d53-0b00-4ab4-9b35-d4238e5acf97_zps7afl6nck.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/68242d53-0b00-4ab4-9b35-d4238e5acf97_zps7afl6nck.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on December 09, 2016, 03:06:04 am
Very nice! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 09, 2016, 03:18:43 am
The Herc is nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on December 09, 2016, 04:13:04 am
Excellent work on both! bow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Hobbes on December 09, 2016, 05:03:26 am
Excellent builds, all of them. The Spitfire has to be my favorite though because of its backstory.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on December 09, 2016, 06:15:22 am
Have to agree with the others, lovely builds  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: su27rules on December 09, 2016, 06:56:40 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :mellow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Flyer on December 09, 2016, 12:48:25 pm
Nice. :thumbsup:

How did you make the Herk and Avenger props look like they are turning?
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on December 09, 2016, 03:46:56 pm
Thank you all for the comments. Much appreciated  :thumbsup:

Nice. :thumbsup:

How did you make the Herk and Avenger props look like they are turning?

A simple bit of editing on Photobucket. There is a blur option within the editing section.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Captain Canada on December 09, 2016, 08:13:29 pm
Love the second batch ! The Herc scene is my favourite of those two. Off to Google to find this Avenger story  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on December 23, 2016, 05:46:16 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on December 24, 2016, 10:40:26 am
All superb work - especially the Lightning fin! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Flyer on December 25, 2016, 06:06:25 am
Thank you all for the comments. Much appreciated  :thumbsup:

Nice. :thumbsup:

How did you make the Herk and Avenger props look like they are turning?

A simple bit of editing on Photobucket. There is a blur option within the editing section.
:thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on May 04, 2017, 01:00:10 pm
Latest from me in the shape of a 8th Air Force `Head On Attack` Dio

First a couple of pictures of the dio as it is and remember the aircraft are in fictional unit markings .....,

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6628_zpsz1uv4cdp.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6628_zpsz1uv4cdp.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6593_zpsrsgwudfw.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6593_zpsrsgwudfw.jpg.html)

..... and now a few more with some simple Photobucket effects added for atmosphere.....,

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/f4e9a75c-4d9e-40f8-b45d-ea51ace53ad1_zps8n8bxzet.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/f4e9a75c-4d9e-40f8-b45d-ea51ace53ad1_zps8n8bxzet.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/d86b70e3-b706-48c6-8b89-5ac50c78afa5_zpsvwikec58.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/d86b70e3-b706-48c6-8b89-5ac50c78afa5_zpsvwikec58.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/5540844f-97bc-4d09-9f4a-2293e4786445_zps8jgekia5.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/5540844f-97bc-4d09-9f4a-2293e4786445_zps8jgekia5.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/443240e4-adc9-4a07-9e90-e4f79262756b_zpsiqyd5hlh.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/443240e4-adc9-4a07-9e90-e4f79262756b_zpsiqyd5hlh.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/0977710c-f248-4fae-9c16-e74f57b7494e_zps6dzdd9uq.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/0977710c-f248-4fae-9c16-e74f57b7494e_zps6dzdd9uq.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/f51b38bd-d715-420c-a93d-038823b2fc52_zpshduuo6z4.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/f51b38bd-d715-420c-a93d-038823b2fc52_zpshduuo6z4.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/9959d5e7-05ed-4a4b-bd55-7526f9e56c1a_zpsqdtrs3vs.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/9959d5e7-05ed-4a4b-bd55-7526f9e56c1a_zpsqdtrs3vs.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/c198ddbd-46cf-448c-8715-6d593c27e463_zpspk3xhpph.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/c198ddbd-46cf-448c-8715-6d593c27e463_zpspk3xhpph.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/c2e15953-d9f8-464e-80bc-7b256b7a9d6c_zpsmo018od5.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/c2e15953-d9f8-464e-80bc-7b256b7a9d6c_zpsmo018od5.jpg.html)

Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Captain Canada on May 04, 2017, 02:35:42 pm
Nice work ! That would be an excellent table top display. Hope the boys made it home ok  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2017, 05:51:48 am
That's really neat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on May 06, 2017, 06:06:08 am
Smart.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on May 06, 2017, 08:23:07 am
Nice one! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on May 06, 2017, 06:37:04 pm
Very nice!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on May 07, 2017, 11:42:51 am
Thanks for the kind comments chaps.

Another one completed today and finished in a very test weary scheme. Will be on display at Cockpit Fest on the 17th June.

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6634_zpsorqrxwvc.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6634_zpsorqrxwvc.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6636_zpsojxmxc4v.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6636_zpsojxmxc4v.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6631_zpshno1v3ca.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6631_zpshno1v3ca.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6639_zpsphfbvnux.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6639_zpsphfbvnux.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6642_zps15wjdztl.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6642_zps15wjdztl.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6643_zpsiychksbd.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6643_zpsiychksbd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 07, 2017, 12:09:37 pm
I can almost hear that batting across Boscombe Down, great stuff.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on May 08, 2017, 06:16:59 am
That is neat  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on June 05, 2017, 03:36:49 am
Latest from the tc production line in the shape of an A-7E taking the barrier.

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6847_zpsunnadcsd.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6847_zpsunnadcsd.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6848_zpsq1f6ytsk.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6848_zpsq1f6ytsk.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6851_zpsq4rcndyc.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6851_zpsq4rcndyc.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6852_zpsnms9f2ll.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6852_zpsnms9f2ll.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6854_zpsmbmdhycv.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6854_zpsmbmdhycv.jpg.html)

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac81/tc2324/IMG_6855_zpsitkujocx.jpg) (http://s888.photobucket.com/user/tc2324/media/IMG_6855_zpsitkujocx.jpg.html)


Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: AXU on June 05, 2017, 03:45:59 am
Nice collection tc !  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on June 05, 2017, 04:34:16 am
Neat dio for the SLUF! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on June 05, 2017, 07:35:59 am
Neat dio for the SLUF! :thumbsup:

Seconded  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on September 04, 2017, 03:16:21 am
My latest bit of non whiffery simply called......,

15th September 1940

Sgt Ray Holmes flying Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 from 504 Sqn rams Dornier Do 17z F1+FH from KG 76 in a last ditch attempt to bring the bomber down before it can make what he believes is a bombing run on Buckingham Palace.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/36401059450_d4f546172f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XsCWMh)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4334/35963425854_ef4165c9f5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WMXXys)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4364/35963426014_a6c91d31a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WMXXBd)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4429/36798148485_1da4dd6d92_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y4J8vX)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4389/36798148725_f1cd2135ef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y4J8A6)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4367/35963426304_a5e039b807_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WMXXGd)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4390/36401059920_c99c92f160_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XsCWVo)

...... and now a couple of shots of each aircraft without the prop blur.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4383/36798148185_2d1cdfb096_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y4J8qM)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4334/36798148825_796595be2c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y4J8BP)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4337/35963426354_23c082a5b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WMXXH5)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4432/35963425774_6643b5230f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WMXXx5)

Both kits are 1/48 scale, the Hurricane being Airfix, while the Do 17 in ICM.

Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 04, 2017, 03:31:53 am
Those Hawker guys surely build strong wings!  :o

Your modelling is superb, the Do-17 falling apart looks terrific especially.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: TomZ on September 04, 2017, 03:32:42 am
Wow, looks great.

But where is the crew of the Dornier? Have they already jumped out?

TomZ
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 04, 2017, 03:35:01 am

But where is the crew of the Dornier? Have they already jumped out?


If they had any sense they would have.  ;D
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on September 04, 2017, 03:35:17 am
Woh! :o

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on September 04, 2017, 03:43:00 am
Thanks chaps.  :thumbsup:


where is the crew of the Dornier? Have they already jumped out?

TomZ

The remaining crew had baled out of the Dornier a minute or two before this incident took place. Note the hatch under the cockpit is missing. Two crew members had been killed in earlier action as the Dornier made it`s way to London. (Out of respect I don`t and didn`t want to model the dead aircrew).

Obviously this was all unknown to the RAF pilot, Ray Holmes, at the time and he just saw a bomber approaching and acted accordingly.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on September 04, 2017, 07:15:55 am
Fantastic work  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 04, 2017, 04:49:26 pm
Fantastic work  :thumbsup:

Indeed! :cheers:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on September 05, 2017, 04:54:58 am
 :bow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: TomZ on September 11, 2017, 05:40:30 am
Found this on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/wrhstol/posts/1463630300351897:0 (https://www.facebook.com/wrhstol/posts/1463630300351897:0)
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21462232_1463630300351897_6214424440661617565_n.jpg?oh=4f4b5469ea2f932bc78872664cf8a38b&oe=5A56CA9D)

A Luftwaffe cameraman is thought to have captured the moments after Hurricane Mk I JU-V had clipped the starboard wing of 17Z-2 U5+FL of 3/KG2 at 6,000ft over Convoy Bread at 14.00 on 19 July 1940, losing its port wing. F/O Thomas PK "Peter" Higgs of No 111 Squadron RAF had reportedly fired at the bomber when being attacked by Obltn Walter Oesau of 7/JG51 in Me 109E-3 White 1. Both aircraft spun seawards out of control, killing 2 crewmen and the 23-year-old pilot on bailing out.

TomZ
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on September 25, 2017, 02:43:57 am
A well known photo that Tom, but I`m afraid it`s now widely regarded as a `photo shopped` German propaganda picture.

While the event did occur, a couple of corrections are also required in the description. The action took place on July 10th and the cause of the collision was due to an attempted head on attack on the Dornier bomber group. It should be noted that while F/O Higgs did bail out of his Hurricane after the collision, he unfortunately drowned after landing in the Channel.

I highly recommend Battle of Britain Combat Archive series from Wing Leader if your interested in BoB combat reports.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on October 17, 2017, 03:12:25 pm
Latest from me.....,

On Friday 21st May, a A-4Q Skyhawk of CANA 3 Esc flown by Lt Cmdr Philippi was shot down near Swan Island in Falkland Sound at approx 3.12 pm by Lt Morell RN in No.800 Sea Harrier XZ457 using a Sidewinder. The A-4`s had just completed an attack run when they became aware of a pair of Sea Harriers attacking from behind. The Argentine`s jettisoned their fuel tanks and bomb racks, increased their airspeed and got as low as they could in an effort to escape. 
Lt Cmdr Philippi A-4 was hit and he ejected safely.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/37092395083_6706579b56_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YvJdMa) (https://flic.kr/p/YvJdMa)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/37092395423_04eafaee1a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YvJdT2) (https://flic.kr/p/YvJdT2)

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4482/37092396203_66e45b28b5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YvJe7t) (https://flic.kr/p/YvJe7t)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on October 17, 2017, 05:29:15 pm
Very nice.
 :thumbsup:

IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: TomZ on October 17, 2017, 10:36:28 pm
Looks very good. Great models.

TomZ
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 17, 2017, 11:22:58 pm
OOooh yes, a great idea. I like the way the SHAR isn't quite straight and level.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on October 17, 2017, 11:53:14 pm
Thanks chaps.

Very nice.
 :thumbsup:

IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?


That`s been mentioned a few times on other forums and the simple answer is I haven`t got a big enough lens to do the photo`s if I scaled it all up correctly.....   ;D

IIRC the range of a Sidewinder is approx 2 to 3 miles??
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on October 18, 2017, 02:49:32 am
Thanks chaps.

Very nice.
 :thumbsup:

IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?


That`s been mentioned a few times on other forums and the simple answer is I haven`t got a big enough lens to do the photo`s if I scaled it all up correctly.....   ;D

IIRC the range of a Sidewinder is approx 2 to 3 miles??

Oh I wasn't nitpicking.  I realised it would have been much much more that shown and figured that was why you had the bases as two separate items.
Maybe if you take these to a show you should put them at different ends of the tables to appease the JMNs?  :mellow:

Maybe even a third base holding a second 'winder? ;D
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on October 18, 2017, 03:45:05 am
Thanks chaps.

Very nice.
 :thumbsup:

IRL at what sort of distance would the missile have been launched?

 


That`s been mentioned a few times on other forums and the simple answer is I haven`t got a big enough lens to do the photo`s if I scaled it all up correctly.....   ;D

IIRC the range of a Sidewinder is approx 2 to 3 miles??

Maybe if you take these to a show you should put them at different ends of the tables to appease the JMNs?  :mellow:



That`s exactly what I was planning on doing  ;D

Also don`t worry, knew you wasn`t nitpicking about it at all.  <_<
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on October 18, 2017, 03:49:13 am
Who was it from 800(?) Sqn who shot down the Mirage without firing a shot? Used up all his weapons on a ground-support mission (including guns), got a Mirage on his tail, VIFFed & got on the Mirage's tail, when to guns-on (I think it was) to scare the bugger, then the Mirage pilot punched out.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on October 18, 2017, 06:03:49 am
2 very nice builds  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on January 22, 2018, 06:21:10 am
My latest bit of non whiffery is now complete......, (he says in a Darth Vader voice.....)

On the 18th May 1988 Rich Lepman, a US exchange pilot assigned to the Tigers, was lined up on the runway at the annual APC at RAF Akrotiri with his back seater Steve Smyth. They were part of a pairs take off for the sortie flying F-4J(uk) ZE362/V with a standard gun pod fitted. The start of the take off sequence went smoothly and as normal, but just as the Phantom went into V1, the front canopy detached much to the surprise of the crew. They then had to flying around for 20 minutes Phantom Cabriolet style until the runway was cleared of debris and a normal landing was made.

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4662/39813086651_c550db3e4a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23E9tAt) (https://flic.kr/p/23E9tAt)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4653/39103331634_45561d2e26_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22zqNa1) (https://flic.kr/p/22zqNa1)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39813084601_0cb52dcf00_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23E9sZ8) (https://flic.kr/p/23E9sZ8)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4665/28034339509_2abbd6135c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JHijrc) (https://flic.kr/p/JHijrc)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4649/39781373052_093888c915_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23BkWfh) (https://flic.kr/p/23BkWfh)

 
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on January 23, 2018, 02:01:18 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: TomZ on January 23, 2018, 02:43:09 am
Looks great!

TomZ
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on January 23, 2018, 06:19:37 am
You come up with some brilliant aircraft dio's, tc, & create them beautifully! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on January 23, 2018, 06:42:43 am
That's really nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on January 23, 2018, 11:39:22 am
That's really nice  :thumbsup:


Indeed! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on February 02, 2018, 02:58:57 pm
Thank you all for the comments and I`ve now finished my display builds for this year`s 74 Sqn reunion dinner.

All pretty self explanatory involving so won`t bore you with the details.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/40042825221_7e60d64fa4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/241rWSi) (https://flic.kr/p/241rWSi)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4668/40042824711_60bd763657_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/241rWHv) (https://flic.kr/p/241rWHv)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4652/40044967891_eb9e8a2ed1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/241CVNT) (https://flic.kr/p/241CVNT)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4628/25172998447_8555938dbd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EmscqB) (https://flic.kr/p/EmscqB)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/40044967661_77c425facd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/241CVJV) (https://flic.kr/p/241CVJV)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4764/40044967831_94f798bbf6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/241CVMR) (https://flic.kr/p/241CVMR)

Lightning is 1/48 while the Spit`s are in 1/72.

Now to crack on with the Whiffies........  :wacko:
 
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on February 02, 2018, 10:46:52 pm
The way you've mounted those Spits is great. Well done.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 02, 2018, 10:56:42 pm
Both dios look magnificent.  :thumbsup:

How did you do the spinning prop effect on the Spits, and what happens to them after the dinner? Are they presented to someone or do they end up in a display somewhere, or....?
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on February 03, 2018, 02:58:13 am
Great work all round, but that top photo of the Lightning is just  :bow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: TomZ on February 03, 2018, 03:52:51 am
Love the Spits!

TomZ
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Rheged on February 03, 2018, 08:48:20 am
Most impressive!!
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Rick Lowe on February 03, 2018, 01:06:48 pm
Great work on all of those - IMHO we don't see enough of these sort of scenes.

One I saw once was of an Argentine A-4 when the pilot had just initiated a punch-out and the canopy was detaching, with smoke from the bang seat in the cockpit and said seat halfway out - added a bit of motion into the display.

The blurred runways are a cool idea, too - helps with the feeling of motion.

2X  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 08, 2018, 10:13:58 am
Excellent work on all of them! :bow:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on February 08, 2018, 10:37:16 am
Superb dioramas - well thought out! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2018, 02:22:09 am
The Spitfire trio is very nice! And a very good way to present the belly, too.   :thumbsup:

Should also look great with a sky/cloud background.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on February 26, 2018, 12:31:32 am
Thank you all for the comments and apologies for the slow reply.

Kit, the prop blur is a basic photobucket effect where you can `blemish` the props and create that look.
I have suggested auctioning off the Phantom and Lightning models at the Reunion dinner with proceeds going to an RAF charity. I`d love to present them to the actual pilots, but the Phantom crew are based in the US and Australia these days and I`m not sure we can trace/confirm a pilot for the Lightning either? The Spitfire models I plan to present, but I`m keeping that under wraps for now.

Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on August 09, 2018, 06:40:33 am
A little something, (if you can call the Airfix 1/24 scale kit `little`), I have been working on and off for the last few months based on one of the residents now based at the Manston fire dump.

I wanted to do something a little different from the usual Harrier builds you see and after my visit to Manston last September, this wreck caught me eye.

To put it into context what I was trying to replicate here are a couple of pictures of the real thing....,

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4432/37023080652_730624bfc7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YpAY1L) (https://flic.kr/p/YpAY1L)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/37194986245_e362f8a8fd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YEN2yi) (https://flic.kr/p/YEN2yi)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/37194987975_a4552dcf07_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YEN358) (https://flic.kr/p/YEN358)

..... and now for my effort....,

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/941/42137556850_01ff046b6c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27cxZAS) (https://flic.kr/p/27cxZAS)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1792/43040923035_7847d5d5bb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28znYTV) (https://flic.kr/p/28znYTV)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/43897868832_69c0223627_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29T742s) (https://flic.kr/p/29T742s)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/29008465297_61c1faf976_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LcnY6p) (https://flic.kr/p/LcnY6p)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/30077520698_09cc4549f3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MPRa25) (https://flic.kr/p/MPRa25)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1776/29008462777_4fbe66ffa7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LcnXkX) (https://flic.kr/p/LcnXkX)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/851/43897866972_267714e473_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29T73to) (https://flic.kr/p/29T73to)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/43040921095_932b2016fe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28znYjt) (https://flic.kr/p/28znYjt)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/854/29008463527_28344aee0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LcnXyT) (https://flic.kr/p/LcnXyT)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/931/43040919805_f4d2bf9b0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28znXWe) (https://flic.kr/p/28znXWe)

Thanks for looking.
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on August 09, 2018, 08:19:44 am
The build looks excellent! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

But the fire dump looks SO sad! :(
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Scotaidh on August 09, 2018, 03:08:38 pm
Oh, it breaks the heart!  :(  :(  :(  To see such noble machines come to such a poor end ... So undeserved!   :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on August 10, 2018, 04:00:58 am
Nice build. ;)
Sad pics.  :-\
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on August 10, 2018, 06:53:19 am
The build looks excellent! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

But the fire dump looks SO sad! :(
 

Exactly what I was going to say.

At least they are still being useful.

Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Tophe on August 11, 2018, 10:45:00 am
Usually I don't like realism, but these wrecks are like "the bad side of Reality", and this is comforting me... ;)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: tc2324 on September 16, 2018, 09:03:06 am
Latest builds off the tc production line.......

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(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/42726324730_1c347fd7fe_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286zzMd) (https://flic.kr/p/286zzMd)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1887/42726324400_ff09f33eda_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/286zzFw) (https://flic.kr/p/286zzFw)

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(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/44535245381_c7cbb9dc26_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLSi) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLSi)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1861/44535244091_9e5bacacdc_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLu4) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLu4)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/30665594238_cae8317b62_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NHPbN3) (https://flic.kr/p/NHPbN3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1881/44535244631_f5b653fc13_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLDn) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLDn)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1863/44535243131_eafec30af3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLcv) (https://flic.kr/p/2aRqLcv)


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1864/42901449880_37a980dd66_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28n49om) (https://flic.kr/p/28n49om)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/42901449060_0808282e08_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28n499d) (https://flic.kr/p/28n499d)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1847/30840819848_d337a36e93_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NZiggf) (https://flic.kr/p/NZiggf)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1869/44711290331_5ba60dbe97_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b7Z3U4) (https://flic.kr/p/2b7Z3U4)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/44711290901_aa3a28dc4c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b7Z44T) (https://flic.kr/p/2b7Z44T)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/30840819088_920e963170_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NZig39) (https://flic.kr/p/NZig39)
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 16, 2018, 11:23:42 am
At first I'm thinking 'A BoB period Spitfire with a four bladed prop?' and then I realised that the 109 was Merlin powered.........  ;D ;) :banghead:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Rheged on September 16, 2018, 11:58:29 am
A magnificent pair of dioramas!
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Steel Penguin on September 16, 2018, 12:07:12 pm
both very evocative  :thumbsup:   and both give a wonderful feeling of movement   :lol:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: kitnut617 on September 16, 2018, 01:20:37 pm
Outstanding TC   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Old Wombat on September 17, 2018, 03:55:04 am
Both brilliant, tc! :bow: :bow:

I used to have the Mosley book (Not sure if I still do, or whether it was one of the irreplaceable victims of the 2001 Great Shed Flood.) & you've captured the cover perfectly!
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: Dizzyfugu on September 17, 2018, 04:09:43 am
Lovely (both)!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: DogfighterZen on September 17, 2018, 04:18:51 am
Lovely (both)!  :thumbsup:

Yup, excellent work!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2018, 04:37:49 am
Fabulous.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My non whiffy year so far....
Post by: NARSES2 on September 22, 2018, 02:44:21 am
Fabulous.
 :thumbsup:

Totally agree  :thumbsup: