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Recce & Surveillance GB / Re: Long-range Recce B-17 & 29
« Last post by McColm on Today at 09:14:01 pm »
Thanks,  the B-32 would also look good as well  :thumbsup:
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Aircraft / Re: Vulcan, God of War!
« Last post by McColm on Today at 09:10:58 pm »
Florey Models are building the new Airfix kit,  there's some footage on YouTube.
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by kerick on Today at 08:52:57 pm »
Yup, i believe you, new swear words are easy to come to mind under stress

Summers were always "educational" growing up.  My father had his garage out of ours, and the house didn't have a/c, so all the windows were open.

A father's job is to pass on the knowledge to his children, even when he's unaware that he's doing so. ;D

So true!!
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More Tigereyes = more better!  :mellow:

<...> seeing that the Iranians would've had a very hard time buying more F-5s after the 1979 revolution,  <...>

It certainly didn't stop them from trying! They tried to buy Tigers and spare parts from lots and lots of operators. Apparently they managed to get spare parts from South Korea (who also supplied some F-4 parts), Taiwan and Singapore. All three were license-producing their own Tigers and had spare spare parts. Pressure from the US put an end to that. The Iranians did get some actual Tigers from Ethiopia (also under a US arms embargo at that time), a handful of F-5Es and a dozen F-5As (including an RF-5A). The Ethiopians were keen to get rid of them because the were unserviceable due to lack of spares (although I think they loved them when they were still in running order). The Tai AF was interested, but turned them down upon inspecting them. The CIA then tried to get them off the market and offered the Ethiopians cash. The Iranian offer via an Israeli arms dealer was much better, though. This all from Middle East@War 4 - Iranian Tigers at War by Babak Taghvaee.

Not saying you shouldn't built a Moroccan Tigereye (you should! Its gonna look great!), but there's definitely a spy thriller backstory worth a novel in  Iranian quest for the "acquisition" of some Tigereyes. Think Jack Higgins' "Exocet".
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ive been looking into a potential entry, and i mthinking of building a dedicated recce version of the Mirage F1, would be simple conversion, building an unarmed version of the Mirage F1 and using the camera nose of the Mirage IIIR.

That sounds good.  :thumbsup:
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Aircraft / Re: Vulcan, God of War!
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 04:25:20 pm »
I've been tinkering away with this so I thought I better show a few pictures.

First off, one slightly out of focus picture of the bombs from the new kit. Two fully assembled clips on the left and the two half's on the right. The full clips are help in place by a mixture of gravity and friction so I can paint them more easily.



Gondor

There's a video on YT called Vulcan Bomb Loading Procedure.  At the end of it there's film of a 10-Bomb clip/rack being loaded.
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Aircraft / Re: Vulcan, God of War!
« Last post by Gondor on Today at 03:03:08 pm »
Second update for today  :o

The exhausts are all together, or at least as far as they will be for now



301's at the top and the 202's at the bottom. The 202's can easily be made into 201's by removing the squarish lumps on the top and lower sides.

202 set up for the Starboard side



301 set up for the Starboard side



and a view from the rear of the assembly



The 200 series exhausts, while in the kit are not in the instructions as the two aircraft depicted had 300 series engines. It's a fairly simple matter to assemble the parts though which have engine numbers, 1-4, on the inside of the trailing edge part. Hope that makes sense.
For engines 1 and 2 of the 200 series exhausts are on part 23. Engine 1 then uses parts 20 with parts 24 and 25 going around part 20 and fitting to part 23, just like the parts in the instructions. Engine 2 uses part 21 with parts 26 and 27 fitting around part 21 and fitting to part 23. I didn't make notes for engines 3 and 4 unfortunately but it should be easy to work out as each exhaust part is keyed. I have also ended up with slight seams which should be easy to sort out.

As the 200 series exhausts are for my Blue Steel new Vulcan, the 301 exhausts will be going onto my old Vulcan. I am already working on a way to replicate the rear of the engine and the exhaust tunnel which may be fiddly but in theory should work.

Gondor
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Oooh, interesting  :thumbsup:

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Well, i started the build today but only got as far as assembling the ejection seat and spraying some dark sea grey onto it but i get a feeling this is going to be an enjoyable build. The seat's parts almost didn't need glue, the fit is that tight.  :thumbsup:
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by DogfighterZen on Today at 02:48:09 pm »
Yup, i believe you, new swear words are easy to come to mind under stress

Summers were always "educational" growing up.  My father had his garage out of ours, and the house didn't have a/c, so all the windows were open.

A father's job is to pass on the knowledge to his children, even when he's unaware that he's doing so. ;D
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Aircraft / Re: P6 - Lightning & Thunderbolt
« Last post by Scotaidh on Today at 02:33:19 pm »
That looks very good.  :thumbsup:

Anti flash white. Was it testing Genie missiles?  :lol:

Well - they were an option that was under consideration.
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