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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1245 on: March 26, 2021, 11:05:43 am »
As if I'd DARE do anything else!  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1246 on: March 27, 2021, 12:31:08 pm »
Might have some mojo back. I've been fetteling with an Odds and Ordnance Lightning two seater conversion set and an Airfix Lightning F.2A. Actually did some painting today to the exhausts so I can glue the fuselage together. After that it's a case of using the inner wing parts from a Freightdog Lightning VG wing set which will be added later to help finesse the placement of the new nose. Anyway, that's me actually getting somewhere with something other than just buying more kits.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1247 on: March 27, 2021, 12:42:30 pm »
Might have some mojo back.
 actually getting somewhere with something other than just buying more kits.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1248 on: March 28, 2021, 03:46:38 am »
..something other than just buying more kits.

Thereís nothing wrong with buying kits!  ;)

Good to hear of your progress still.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1249 on: March 28, 2021, 05:55:09 am »

Thereís nothing wrong with buying kits!  ;)


I think that's one of those mantra's that's chanted by the high priests just before the congregation goes back home to "She who must be obeyed"  ;)
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1250 on: March 28, 2021, 04:30:30 pm »
Might have some mojo back. <...>

Great news!  :party:  Insufficient mojo is a right bummer.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1251 on: April 10, 2021, 03:10:56 pm »
One of the projects that I have planed for the near future is a Single Seat Naval fighter based on the BAe Hawk family. This was sparked by Spinners and then followed up by Dizzyfugu who has built an Indian Navy version so that threw the main idea I had for an operator out of the window. However I realised that Brazil has a sea going naval air arm and I could get decals for one of the types of aircraft they operate in the real world so the plan is back on  :thumbsup:
One of the problems that I have found out about is that Itelari are not only the only company to make a 1/72 Injection Moulded kit of the T-45, it's not been updated and may be incorrect in some details  :banghead:
Google to the rescue and the finding of TIMMY!'S TECH http://www.timmystech.com/ which has some very nice 1/32 scale drawings of the C version which I plan to base my aircraft on as well as improving the Woolfpack T-45C kit which is just the Italeri T-45 A/B? kit with a few extras thrown in. Anyway, drawings can be re-scaled so a set of 1/72 plans is possible which will help detail the build and acuritise the T-45C as well.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1252 on: May 03, 2021, 11:44:58 am »
Time for a little update I think.

Things are slow, Glacial slow as I put as my build speed and it's certainly that at the moment although some things are making a little progress.

The drawings I referred to in my last blog post have now been converted to JPEG format after being in PDF format, this means I can resize them so I can end up with 1/72 scale plans.

Another plan that is coming together, slowly of course, and did you see what I did there......  :rolleyes:
My first Naval Lightning has been started. The conversion of the F.2A to a two-seater is on-going at this exact time as the inner swing-wing sections have just been added. Now this build is going to be a real Frankensteinís monster with at least three different manufacturers contributing to the basic fuselage. Airfix, Freightdog and Odds & Ordinance. The biggest problem so far has been getting the  Airfix kitís fuselage cut at the right place so that the new nose by O & A fits well. To add to the problems with that, the only guides I have are the recesses in the forward fuselage where the wings meet the back of the cockpit and of course the wing roots are from a manufacturer that the cockpit was not designed for but as Trumpeter donít do a swing-wing Lightning I just have to fettle the wing roots to fit. I do like a bit of a challenge anyway and this is that.

Other projects on-going in my mind are a real world MiG-21FL which is a HAL built MiG-21 PFM (Early) so it has the one piece canopy that hinges at the front. The drawings mentioned earlier will also be used for not only a real-world T-45C but for a single seat fighter similar but different to Dizzyfuguís Indian Navy aircraft although mine will be Brazilian Navy. The back-dating of a P.Z.L. P23 is something that I have in mind to do with the basic parts gathered. I think I will have to come up with another P number other than 23 as this build will look rather different  :wacko:

Thatís all for now

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1253 on: May 03, 2021, 01:33:03 pm »
Great stuff! Really looking forward to that Lightning in particular
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