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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #165 on: August 17, 2014, 06:44:04 am »
Progress, or at least something that passes for it  :blink:

I have been painting (plastic), and will be doing so again later today!

Engine exhausts for three Phantoms and one G.91!

I also painted the cockpits as well. The phantoms had different paint numbers for the interiors which I decided I should compromise on so painted them all Hu 140 even though my old Humbrol colour guide was saying one of the Phantoms should have been Hu 106 so as the colours look close enough I went with the 140 which was for the majority of the Phantoms I am building at the moment anyway.

Wheel hubs later today I think, white for the Phantoms and various other colours for the other builds I am working on. No idea why but I appear to have a burst of modelling activity.

Pondering making small scale 1/350 scale P.1216's for some strange reason  :blink:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #166 on: August 21, 2014, 12:32:59 pm »
One of my current build plans is in Finnish service. Its a bomber and I need to paint the bombs which will be carried internally. I have no idea what colour they should be so thought I would ask and see if anyone can give me an answer.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #167 on: August 22, 2014, 07:15:58 am »
Would have thought it would depend on period and source of the munitions. Any hints ?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #168 on: August 22, 2014, 11:21:30 am »
Would have thought it would depend on period and source of the munitions. Any hints ?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #169 on: August 23, 2014, 05:10:01 am »
If you go into this site http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/bombs.html click on the type of bomb you are interested in (not all are detailed) it gives you full details inc. colour and banding etc

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« Reply #170 on: August 23, 2014, 09:10:50 am »
Thank you NARSES2 that just the kind of thing I was looking for  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #171 on: August 24, 2014, 07:33:21 am »
No problems mate
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #172 on: August 28, 2014, 02:52:46 pm »
I had a rather unfortunate find this evening.

I was removing some parts from their sprue's of my Hawker Hurricane, fabric wing, and found that I had two sprue C's and no sprue A  :banghead:

I have sent en email to my supplier so hopefully I will get a replacement part reasonably soon. In the meantime I will use sprue A from the other fabric winged Hurricane I have in my stash.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #173 on: August 31, 2014, 01:35:42 pm »
OGL has build a Phantom or two which he posted in his own blog which I saw at the Scottish Nationals earlier this year I was wondering what the designation is/was for a slightly different version.

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.

What would be a mix of F-4E and F-4M? Would it be an F-4EM an F-4ME or an F-4M2?  :blink:

I am thinking of Spey's in the back end and an M61 in the front end. Any reasonable or logical ideas please.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #174 on: August 31, 2014, 08:34:49 pm »
Phantom F4.............  ;)

But in the USA how about an F-4P?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #175 on: September 01, 2014, 11:26:39 am »
Phantom F4.............  ;)

But in the USA how about an F-4P?

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On another note I have been building one of my Airfix rag wing Hurricanes.

Very fancy with all the parts that go together if care is used. No idea if it was me of what but I had to make some minor adjustments to the sides of the main wheel bays so they would sit properly with the front spar fitting up against the moulded in angled undercarriage bay sides.  :blink:

Its all good now despite my large fingers that appeared to be thumbs while attempting to hold various parts in place while the glue dried  :banghead:

Paint tonight I think, lots of aluminium and the like.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #176 on: September 01, 2014, 03:33:43 pm »
OGL has build a Phantom or two which he posted in his own blog which I saw at the Scottish Nationals earlier this year I was wondering what the designation is/was for a slightly different version.

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.

What would be a mix of F-4E and F-4M? Would it be an F-4EM an F-4ME or an F-4M2?  :blink:

I am thinking of Spey's in the back end and an M61 in the front end. Any reasonable or logical ideas please.

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I simply referred to them as the F-4E(UK) Phantom FGR-5. As they are bog standard E's with a few extra British specified black boxes ect.
The RF-4E is the Phantom FR-4. Clearly they would cease to be bog standard as the various RAF modifications are implemented through their service lives.

The basic premise is that the Spey toom didnt happen.

The Phantom line up could be as follows.

F-1, F-4J for the Royal Navy
FG-2, F-4C for the RAF
FR-3, RF-4C for the RAF
FR-4, RF-4E for the RAF
FGR-5, F-4E(UK) for the RAF
F-6, F-4S for the Royal Navy (Converted F-1's)

That just leaves me the FG-2 and the F-6 to build  ;D
 
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #177 on: September 02, 2014, 07:34:19 am »


On another note I have been building one of my Airfix rag wing Hurricanes.

Very fancy with all the parts that go together if care is used. No idea if it was me of what but I had to make some minor adjustments to the sides of the main wheel bays so they would sit properly with the front spar fitting up against the moulded in angled undercarriage bay sides.  :blink:


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I had a similar "problem" with my first one. Subsequent ones went together fine. I think there is a specific way of fitting it and if you do  ;D if you don't then it's slightly more problematical. I obviously found the "way" by chance
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #178 on: September 02, 2014, 11:12:04 am »


On another note I have been building one of my Airfix rag wing Hurricanes.

Very fancy with all the parts that go together if care is used. No idea if it was me of what but I had to make some minor adjustments to the sides of the main wheel bays so they would sit properly with the front spar fitting up against the moulded in angled undercarriage bay sides.  :blink:


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I had a similar "problem" with my first one. Subsequent ones went together fine. I think there is a specific way of fitting it and if you do  ;D if you don't then it's slightly more problematical. I obviously found the "way" by chance

You don't happen to remember in which order you put the parts in when it was the right order do you as I have a second one in the stash.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #179 on: September 02, 2014, 12:33:46 pm »
I followed the 'new type' Hurricane instructions explicitly when I built my Cyclone and it all fitted OK, but I do recall it needed a bit of 'wriggling' to get everything in. And then I PSR'd over the whole lot of course!!!
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