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The Radish Blog
« on: April 16, 2012, 05:04:37 am »
Starting with some light relief....a couple of Revell F8F Bearcats in 1/72nd....lovely simple ex-Monogram kits that fit well together.
Straight from the box, it's actually possible to whiff it, as the decals are for the -1 while the kit is -2.
My first is a Royal Navy Bearcat FB.2....Midnight Blue, 1946 markings....
My second is RAF....a Bearcat FR.2....in 1945 colours, based on the mods for an F8F-2P.
Fun times.

Progress is slow due to other projects (too numerous to mention here and now) PLUS a weekend of debauchery and fun coming soon at a mega party in Brighton.

NO pictures......they won't let me post any.
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 09:17:22 am »
Well the party starts at 2pm on Brighton Sea Front......until "late".... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

The Bearcats have had no progress today as I feel as if I've had a weekend of "excess"....but I haven't.....

Anyway,weathering the RN Bearcat later, and hopefully spraying a 1/48th steam-powered "British Zero"....that Gloster thingy from 1937(???) as well as the steampunk1/48th "Beer Wars" Corsair "development ;D
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 03:06:46 am »
All go......I've been thinking.....

About 3 years ago I began modifying a 1/48th Monogram F-105D into a VTOL aircraft, using the same wing-based rotors as  illustrated in the Blackhawk F-105 VTOL . Hopefully I can get back to this soon, but mine will be USAF.
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 11:10:15 am »
Far too many ideas in  my head.....far too many cascading out...

A friend has died...only 59, and he loved his Quo and Floyd.

And I still need stockings and some rubber gloves.... :banghead:
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 01:45:10 am »
And, last night I plucked the mostly-built 1/48th Academy (Hobbycraft) Polikarpov I-16 from "the pile" and started building a "super-engine" to create the:

Clydebank Co-Operative Buzzard III.

The Buzzard I was a straightforward copy of an I-16, retrieved after the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War by Republican supporters who lived in Glasgow. They set up a Co-Operative to buikld it.
The Buzzard II had a bigger engine.
The Buzzard III had an even bigger engine.

Current plans are for an RAF 1940 scheme...or 1941....
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 03:19:01 am »
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The Buzzard I was a straightforward copy of an I-16, retrieved after the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War by Republican supporters who lived in Glasgow. They set up a Co-Operative to build it.

I like your thinking. That could come from my what-if universe.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 05:19:45 am »
They could also smuggle plans under their kilts...
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 02:26:49 pm »
The Clydebank Co-Operative Buzzard III needs some more additions.....the bulk is done. It'llbe RAF of course.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 12:28:27 am »
Buzzard III nearly ready for spray primer.
I've a Buzzard II started, and I'll concentrate on this development....it's easier to build than the III :banghead: :banghead:
Longer  nose than the I-16 on the Buzzard II but not as long as the III. :drink: :party: :blink:
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 09:37:51 am »
Far, far, far too many ideas......

The White Star/Cunard 4 x Funnel DC-3......madness, pure madness......especially as I already have 3 DC-3/C-47 projects in mind for Biggles..... :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2012, 02:26:34 am »
Far too many ideas....need to be more disciplined :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2012, 02:32:38 am »
need to be more disciplined :banghead: :banghead:

You'd enjoy that  :rolleyes: ;D
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2012, 03:09:48 am »
Too much happening....granchildren need supervision, then I've been "proper bunged-up" with a cold, and of course, the social life intervenes. Also spent a lot of time reading recently.
BUT....spraying today!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2012, 12:22:10 am »
Furniture moving....starting to reclaim the hobby room :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Also, selling 80% of the stash :banghead: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banghead:
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Re: The Radish Blog
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2012, 11:01:44 am »
Photos Radish, photos of your labours (modelling - nothing else, sir!).
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