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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #195 on: April 26, 2014, 01:17:02 pm »
The grey one will be making an apperance at Hendon next month.  Martin, how about we display both of the 4E's?? Really confuse the hell out of people..
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #196 on: April 26, 2014, 03:17:36 pm »
sounds good to me
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #197 on: June 22, 2014, 11:29:13 am »
A few weeks late with the next two................
More RAF Phantoms.


McDD RF-4E Phantom FR Mk-4. Of 2 squadron RAF, RAF Germany 1978.


McDD F-4E(UK) Phantom FGR-5 of 1435 flight RAF Stanley. Falkland Islands 1986.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #198 on: June 23, 2014, 07:29:01 am »
Not a Phantom lover but they do look smart. Nice work Martin
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #199 on: August 23, 2014, 03:20:02 pm »
They look good and like the Lightning.

I keep hoping FineMolds will release a Tie Bomber. And an A-Wing and a B-Wing and a 72nd Snowspeeder but who knows.


Not quite finemolds............


Resin kit by Multiverse models. click here for their home page.
I had this on display at the Avon/Thornbury show on the Coventry & Warwickshire stand.

I have their E wing fighter on the go along side a few other whiff builds that will see the light of day soonish

As for the Snowspeeder. I managed to pick up a 2nd hand Retrokit example at last years Avon show.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #200 on: September 03, 2014, 10:28:05 am »
Lovely Phantoms Martin ! Especially the Falklands bird....looks awesome in that scheme and that's such an evocative time/ scenerio.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #201 on: September 07, 2014, 08:15:54 am »
A few new ones.

This time targets.

first up some German heavy metal.



Yes its an E100. With the proposed Auft B turret. And in the markings of the West German Army in the 1960's.
The turret is a resin replacement for the original in the Dragon kit from an outfit called Modeltrans.


Here is the E100 Auft B along side a much earlier Auft A. Just to show how different the turrets are.

Next up was a complete mystery to me, as I had never heard of this one before Thorvic pointed it out on Ebay.


the US The Hunter concept tank, dating from 1955, this vehicle was never built, it only got as far as the drawings stage


The running gear and lower hull is pretty much a standard M-60.


In the turret was meant to be two 105mm unguided rocket launchers and it was supposed to fire 14 rockets before being reloaded!


Oh yeah! its a resin kit from Cromwell.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #202 on: September 07, 2014, 09:37:57 am »
That is some heavy metal there ! Never heard of that Hunter before....pretty neat looking machine !

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #203 on: September 07, 2014, 10:44:16 am »
nice looking treads boss.
the E100 is strangely modern looking ( like great big slabs of chobham modern)
the Hunter is utterly Sci Fi  if you'd have made up a book name and said it was energy weapons, id have been none the wiser.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #204 on: September 10, 2014, 07:28:45 am »
That Hunter is new to me.

So the crew had to dismount to reload ? Same as the Marine's Ontos ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #205 on: September 10, 2014, 09:10:04 am »
not from the drawing that happens to be posted on the secret projects forum. (spotted by Thorvic, Just like the model lol)

This monster carried around 90 rounds internally, and each tube was fed by a 7 round mag, reloaded from inside the hull.

The entire rear body work dome was hinged to allow easy access for reloads, engine maintenance or emergency bail out.
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #206 on: September 11, 2014, 03:29:36 am »
Right, cheers Martin
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #207 on: September 18, 2014, 09:42:36 am »
Like the tanks Martin, that Hunter looks straight out of Sci-fi. :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #208 on: October 21, 2014, 07:37:14 am »
Nice ones Martin. That semi trailer job is just weird  :blink: Still they love their trucks & trailers in the US so I suppose they had to make a tank into one ?  :rolleyes:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #209 on: October 27, 2014, 01:44:59 pm »
time for a three ship formation build...............................
All three came about because of a brainstorming session between myself and Thorvic as we headed home from Glasgow in my car.


This counts as a canceled project, as there was a refernce to a two seat strike fighter Lightning variant for the RAAf listed in the Putnams book on English Electric. No details given,but this is my take on it. Matchbox Lightning T-55 with various bits and bobs from odds and ordnance added.

next up is a single seater.


if you look carefully just above the serial number you should be able to see who she belongs to  ;D


FRADU Lightning F-6N. High speed "bad guy" for the Royal Navy radar's to target on exercise.
Once again a Matchbox kit built OOB bar the "threat emitters" on the missile racks.

And last but by no means least.


The Brits should recognize the color scheme. A certain Sea Vixen that still graces our skys used to carry it.

Its a Target drone. Or more correctly a Lightning D-6. The black pods on the overwing pylons and the missile racks contain the various black boxes so this beast can be remotely controlled.
Again a Matchbox kit built pretty much OOB.

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