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Title: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 04, 2009, 01:23:53 pm
Now that I've discovered the way (after Chris Edward's Tutorial!!) to post pictures, some older models from the Campion "Radish" builds....an old lot really.

First "up" is a 1/48th AMT F7F-3 Tigercat in Israeli markings, and an unusual Israeli scheme....well, it would be, wouldn't it?
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Post by: BlackOps on September 04, 2009, 06:25:15 pm
Glad to see you've figured out the photo posting Terry!  :cheers:

Israeli Tigercat looks very nice. :thumbsup:

You've got a lot of time to make up for with pictures  ;D
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Post by: Ed S on September 04, 2009, 06:43:54 pm
Nice looking Tigercat.  I like the way you solved the "tail heavy" issue.

Ed
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Post by: Maverick on September 04, 2009, 07:16:30 pm
Certainly looks the part, Terry.

Regards,

Mav
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Post by: Radish on September 05, 2009, 01:47:25 am
For the paraffin-burning lobby, a Royal Thai Air Force F-20A.
Made from the Monogram kit about 15 years ago, and it's still around.
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Post by: NARSES2 on September 05, 2009, 02:40:40 am
We can at last see how good the man is  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Radish on September 05, 2009, 03:18:39 am
Cheek!!!!

Something from the Imperial Roman Navy, a Germanic Hun Mercenary Corsair, made from the Hasegawa 1/48th F4U-4. This no longer exists....forgot what happened to it...probably broken at a show, or in storage. Made in around the late'80s, early '90s, and painted with Tamiya Sky, weathered with various mediums, but mostly pencil. Markings from stock Italian Insignia and, I think, 1/32nd Starfighter numbers, etc..
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Post by: Martin H on September 05, 2009, 06:56:39 am
For the paraffin-burning lobby, a Royal Thai Air Force F-20A.
Made from the Monogram kit about 15 years ago, and it's still around.

I remember this beast.  a Stunning bit of work.
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Post by: Radish on September 05, 2009, 11:25:53 am
An armoured thing now. The "Imperial Roman Scenario" included all sorts of things, such as Aztec Wars, etc..
This is an Apache "Piranha" patrolling the Aztec/Apache Border.
Made from the Italeri 1/35th kit in the mid-90s, with just minor additions, such as shields from discs of plastic card. The figures are by Dragon.
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Post by: BlackOps on September 05, 2009, 05:09:32 pm
It is truly great to see some of these builds after only reading about them for so long. Awesome stuff!  :bow:
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Post by: rickshaw on September 06, 2009, 12:33:00 am
An armoured thing now. The "Imperial Roman Scenario" included all sorts of things, such as Aztec Wars, etc..
This is an Apache "Piranha" patrolling the Aztec/Apache Border.
Made from the Italeri 1/35th kit in the mid-90s, with just minor additions, such as shields from discs of plastic card. The figures are by Dragon.

Have you read, Martin Cruz Smith's novel, "The Indians Won"?  An alternative history of what might have happened if the North American Indians had beaten the whites:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/fd/97/6e5ee03ae7a0bd12fcdbe110.L.jpg)
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/fd/97/6e5ee03ae7a0bd12fcdbe110.L.jpg

Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 06, 2009, 01:17:19 am
No, but I might now. :thumbsup:
I've got some other "Indian" armour, and I'll post it later in the proper section!!
Lots of other stuff too, South African AWB, etc., and lots more on the way.
Also some Imperial Roman stuff and "Guns of the South" Confederate M.42 Duster!! :party:
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Post by: Radish on September 06, 2009, 06:26:24 am
The first of my Orkenwaffe aircraft....
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Post by: Sauragnmon on September 06, 2009, 08:22:31 am
Mein gott im verfickten himmel!!!

That Tigershark's camo is sharp enough I think my beard just got shaved from here!  Love the paintwork you've done, on all the stuff, especially that Tigershark and the Apache Piranha - that just looks WICKED.
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Post by: GeorgeC on September 06, 2009, 10:19:26 am
Fantastic to see these - we should have bought you a camera ages ago!
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Post by: philp on September 06, 2009, 11:57:57 am
Keep em coming Terry.  Some great builds.
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Post by: Radish on September 07, 2009, 06:41:09 am
Another oldie, all old photographs scanned in now, hence the crap photo quality, and the fact that I take crap photos.
I built lots of the Airfix 1/48th Spitfire 22/24 and Seafire 46/47 kits.
Here's a Seafire 47 converted to the Spitfire 26.
It's one of a number I built, this one in Portuguese "African" markings on COIN duties. It convinced quite a few.
All hand-painted with Tamiya Acrylics.
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Post by: Radish on September 07, 2009, 06:48:02 am
And what about an Imperial Roman Air Force Rapier with Green Asp missiles.
The decoration is because the pilot belonged to the influential cult of Dinos.
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Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 07, 2009, 06:53:45 am
I've known this man for more years than I care to to recall, and his quality of work has never been far from superb. Brilliant to see these again Terry.... Any chance that any members of your extended F-8 family may make an appearence ??

Ian
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Post by: nev on September 07, 2009, 09:37:45 am
I remember Israeli and Danish ones at Doncaster a few years ago...
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Post by: Radish on September 07, 2009, 10:50:03 am
Israeli and RCAF, the latter in the Olive drab finish, and in a modified RF form.
Coming soon......

F-8s in RAF (54 Sqn), Israeli sharkmouth, Japanese Aggressor and RCAF.
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Post by: Radish on September 07, 2009, 12:22:57 pm
A not particularly good shot of the Monogram 1/48th Israeli F-8E.
This was done after I'd read that the Israelis were offered F-8Es and A-4s from the USS Hancock as it returned from Vietnam in '73. It's return co-incided with the outbreak of the October'73 Yom Kippur War, and a desperate Israel was to be supplied with the Hancock's aircraft. An interesting premise, but FACT.
In the event, the Israelis were supplied with A-4s and F-4s direct from the US or via European stocks.
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Post by: philp on September 07, 2009, 01:08:24 pm
That just looks right Terry.  Show us more.
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Post by: John Howling Mouse on September 07, 2009, 03:16:01 pm
Heh, heh, my Radish Builds Archive just quadrupled in size!   :thumbsup:
Nice to see these, Terry.
Translation: Hope to see even more.   :wub:
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Post by: Sauragnmon on September 07, 2009, 03:56:39 pm
Keep it up, man, that's some WICKED paintwork.
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Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 07, 2009, 04:02:03 pm
So much WIN it's not even funny! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/ukliam2.gif)

Love the Portuguese Spit! :wub: :wub: And the Israeli Crusader. And the Thai F-20. And.... well, so much WIN! (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/woo.gif)
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Post by: nev on September 07, 2009, 10:46:40 pm
By the time Terry has finished, this thread is gunna rival the stash threads for epicness :)

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F-8s in RAF (54 Sqn), Israeli sharkmouth, Japanese Aggressor and RCAF.

*jumps up and down excitedly*
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 08, 2009, 01:22:33 am
Meanwhile, in "Biggles Delivers The Goods", which I read about 12 years ago because I couldn't concentrate on normal fiction (my brain was disintigrating! and Biggles was a nice, easy read) it's mentioned that he flies a Typhoon.....this story takes place in India.
So I built a 1/48th Tiffie (Monogram) in SEAC colours. Can you spot the "green Algae" on the fin/rudder ;D ;D ?
This model is "no more" and will anyway be replaced by something far more suitable.
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Post by: Radish on September 08, 2009, 06:08:53 am
92 Sqn RAF F-8E Crusader. Singapore 1970.
The story goes that with the UK now committed to the SE Asia conflict, more hardware was required and the RAF and RN bought Crusaders. I have an all-white Crusader of the RN too.
Kit, Monogram 1/48th....paint all brush-painted Ta,iya Acrylics, weathering in pencil.
The decals came from the Almark F-4 Phantom sheet for RAF Phantoms.
After it's debut at the Donnington Nationals, Mike Acteson who for a long time ran the IPMS(UK) decal bank, rang me up to say that he'd had enquiries as to where RAF Crusader decals could be bought!!
I also took it along to RAF Stafford where a Wing Commander enquired in a worried tone, "We didn't have those, did we?"
The joy of confusion.
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Post by: Radish on September 08, 2009, 06:13:19 am
Japanese Aggressor F-8EJ....the biggest problem was the badly warped wing section which required clamping to a block of wood and immersing in almost boiling water. Afterwards, the clamp-spots needed filling, but it all turned out OK.
Decals, I think, from the spares, although the unit marking came from a 1/72nd Phantom.
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Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on September 08, 2009, 08:55:49 am
Still great, Terry  :thumbsup:.

Ian
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Post by: Radish on September 08, 2009, 10:34:54 am
Don't miss the RAF one on p2
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Post by: Captain Canada on September 08, 2009, 11:17:11 am
Wow...those are a load of real beauties ! Great work, Radish ! For my favouritres I'll pick the Tigercat, the F-20 and that gorgeous Sabre. But then again, it's hard to argue with every one of those Crusaders !

 :wub:
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Post by: Sauragnmon on September 08, 2009, 11:56:19 am
Love those saders, man... just beautiful stuff.
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Post by: Brian da Basher on September 08, 2009, 01:26:02 pm
Wow is it a treat indeed to see more of your work, Radish! Your reputation as an incredibly talented and skilled modeller is well known and these pics will only enhance it to the stratosphere!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
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Post by: Gary on September 08, 2009, 03:26:12 pm
I am Gobsmacked! Wonderful work
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Post by: Radish on September 09, 2009, 12:53:50 am
More "iffish" work....
When I was very active with The Quarter Scale Group, we had a theme of WW2 nightfighters, and I built the '109 as a night-attack aircraft in the all-over RLM76 scheme, which has a brownish tinge due to the weathering with water-colours. The kit is the 1/48th Revell Bf-109G-10, but under the fuselage is a bomb rack with 4 small bombs carried, courtesy of a Hobbycraft '109G. although there's the odd photograph and profile, of course, there's little been written about these night-attacks. Something which therefore appealed. The kit also has new exhausts, made from plastic tube and some thick wire from a coathanger.
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Post by: Radish on September 09, 2009, 12:57:51 am
At the same time, for QSG, I also built a rather speculative nightfighter Me262, a single-seater, flown by Kurt Weller based on a VERY speculative profile in a Czech publication (it was deleted from the next edition!!) but it was good enough for me!!
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Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 09, 2009, 01:22:30 am
Getting even better!  :o Really like the RAF and Japanese 'saders! :bow:
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Post by: Radish on September 09, 2009, 06:26:34 am
Coming soon......

an Irish Air Corps Mick Coyne MiC-21 "Wicked Wizard"..... :party:
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Post by: nev on September 09, 2009, 09:42:32 am
Terry, I remember finding in an old SAM....late 90s an Me109 article written by yours truly.  From the Sitzkrieg IIRC
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Post by: Radish on September 09, 2009, 11:20:07 am
Absolutely correct. Neil had a lot of my articles but sadly the others didn't make it....subjects included a Ryan interceptor of the Guatamalan AF based on the Ryan Sports Trainer of 1/48th Testors origin, another '109E article using a different "non-standard scheme" with the "Red Band" obscuring the JG51 insignia, a USAF B-57 article using the Italeri 1/72nd kit, where the crew were killed on take off when the weaponry exploded after a collapsed u/c, and several others too. Oh, I did a 1/48th Tamiya F-51D in South Korean markings....recently published in MAM (well, the photos were, but he put them with Ian Day's model, so the text didn't match the CORRECT photos/model). The North Koreans were "reported" to have black "ex-Chinese" F-51Ds, but as this report was from US Intelligence, it was most likely false info.....but I built the model anyway, and my RF-51D too. I've still got them, and when the Cold War SIG "do" the Korean War, to these I can add 2 x F4U-4s, a La-7 and an AT-6D all in 1/48th.
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Post by: Radish on September 13, 2009, 02:06:03 am
Before the "Wicked Wizard", here's another old blast from the past. The Tornado "Reliant" F.5.
Based on a throw-away comment that the RAF were privatising maintenance, I had a scenario where an MP was driving along the road and spotted that a Reliant (think 3-wheelers as in "Only Fools and Horses") garage was doing a 10,000 mile service for a very low price. He booked a Tornado in and the following model was the result.
The "Crew Chief" had a Dragon 1/144th kit instructions to use, a video of Pamela Anderson and his own past experiences. As he'd built a Ju-87 in his youth (a kit of course!!) he put the second seat in facing the rear. The fin fitted better reversed so that's what he did....same with the wings, where the overwing fuel tanks were a local modification. The seats were from the local Co-Op, as was the "improved" Commodore 50 computer suite...note the cooling gap "built into" the nose. Other additions are "spare wheels", nose art (remember the Pamela Anderson video") and other minor touches.
The kit was from the Italeri 1/48th Tornado F.3 (when they were plentiful), decals from all over the place, kit, spares, etc.. Paint was Halford's Grey Primer, all properly weathered, as after completion, all Reliant cars/vans needed to sit in a field for a year or so gathering filth, bird poo-poo, etc...
The model also featured in the "Replic" magazine report on the UK Nationals.
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Post by: GTX on September 13, 2009, 11:39:04 am
Your best yet! :thumbsup:

Regards,

Greg
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Post by: puddingwrestler on September 13, 2009, 04:30:09 pm
Arr! It be magnifscreant!
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Post by: Radish on September 14, 2009, 12:35:18 am
Yes it was fun to do, and probably because of the oddities, very quickly built....just about 3-4 days from start to finish.
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Post by: Weaver on September 14, 2009, 01:21:02 am
LOL - that's excellent!  :bow:

Gives me an idea too - what about a fighter plane modified to meet the road traffic regulations? Bumpers (fenders), lights at the right height and spacing, spare wheel, legal exhaust volume etc..... :wacko:
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Post by: Radish on September 15, 2009, 05:06:08 am
Don't forget the FSW "Reliant Tornado" on p3, but here's a pretty much straight from the box 1/48th Monogram ANR Night Attack Me-262, all painting from Tamiya hand-painted acrylics, and markings from Aeromaster for a Bf-109G.
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Post by: Radish on September 15, 2009, 05:17:40 am
And when I was active in the Quarter Scale Group, I sometimes slipped "generic" models in, like this all-black 9th AF A-20G (by AMT) which was quite popular. It's now deceased like the ANR 262. I also did a Ukrainian "SS" '262 which is now gone as well....must have a photo somewhere though.....
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Post by: nev on September 15, 2009, 10:34:07 pm
Cracking 262.  Shame its gone to the big styrene pile in the sky, would have looked good alongide IHGs Italian one.
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Post by: Radish on September 16, 2009, 01:25:44 am
I also built one in 1/72nd, "day fighter" colours, alongside an Air Defence Fw-190D...all ANR though. The '190D had lots of bright green on......I'll try and find a photo. :thumbsup:

hope everyone's enjoying the trail down memory lane.
Apologies for the crap pictures....never too great with me. :drink: :blink:
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Post by: NARSES2 on September 16, 2009, 05:13:07 am

hope everyone's enjoying the trail down memory lane.


To right I am Terry  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Green Dragon on September 16, 2009, 07:02:21 am
This is great stuff Radish, keep 'em coming!

Paul Harrison
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Post by: Radish on September 16, 2009, 09:20:09 am
A Luftwaffe Rex~ Tamiya 1/48th, Tamiya paints, based in the Balearics. No longer with us (but I have the floats!!)
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Post by: van883 on September 16, 2009, 09:48:11 am
And when I was active in the Quarter Scale Group, I sometimes slipped "generic" models in, like this all-black 9th AF A-20G (by AMT) which was quite popular. It's now deceased like the ANR 262. I also did a Ukrainian "SS" '262 which is now gone as well....must have a photo somewhere though.....

how did it die?

shame...I'd like to have seen it in the flesh

Van
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Post by: Radish on September 16, 2009, 10:19:36 am
Things get broken at shows, or I recycle the spinner....when they've been around for a few years they get a bit battered or perhaps even given away. I used to do up to 15 shows/displays a year once upon a time.

Now here's one from aeons ago....about 1984....Twin SHARs from the Matchbox Shar.
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Post by: nev on September 16, 2009, 10:23:50 am
That Rex, I gotta admit, if you hadn't said what it was, I would have glanced at it and thought it was a real subject :bow:
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Post by: Radish on September 16, 2009, 10:56:34 am
The North Koreans allegedly had La-7s during the Korean War, but La-7s would have rotted by then as much of the construction was of wood. But I built one for Quarter Scale Group anyway, from the Hobbycraft/Academy kit, using Tamiya paints and AeroMaster MiG-15 decals.
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Post by: kitnut617 on September 16, 2009, 12:37:15 pm
Now here's one from aeons ago....about 1984....Twin SHARs from the Matchbox Shar.

While building my STOVL Canberra I was thinking about something like that too, I've got two 1/48 Harriers to use up seeing as I've helped myself to a number of bits from the boxes.
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Post by: Radish on September 16, 2009, 01:55:04 pm
The SHAR was easy as the wing/fuselage joins on the kit were parallel to the centreline, so the filling bit between was just a rectangle shapre

Meanwhile.....

An RAF Bomber Command Thunderbolt I with a strange aerial configuration!!
1/48th Monogram kit with very big fuel tanks.
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Post by: philp on September 16, 2009, 04:15:44 pm
hope everyone's enjoying the trail down memory lane.
Apologies for the crap pictures....never too great with me.

As someone who has never had a chance to see them, I am loving them.
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Post by: Sauragnmon on September 16, 2009, 09:08:23 pm
Like Phil, I've never seen these before, so seeing your paintwork in its stunning work as well as your great concepts, is quite awesome to me.
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Post by: Radish on September 17, 2009, 12:27:27 am
Another more "generic" model, an RT-33 of the RTAF that I did for Quarter Scale on a diorama called "Looking for Charlie", a reference to the Viet Cong as the theme that year was The Vietnam War.
Hobbycraft kit, paint by Tamiya, decals from spares.
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Post by: thedarkmaster on September 17, 2009, 12:45:27 am


Loving seeing these "older" builds, can't wait to see more of them  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Radish on September 17, 2009, 12:06:57 pm
Another Airfix Spitfire 22 (1/48th).
This one uses Blue Rider decals....Lithuanian AF.
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Post by: Sisko on September 17, 2009, 02:30:27 pm

Man this is great stuff! :wub:

Thanks for sharing you builds with us :thumbsup:
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Post by: Tophe on September 17, 2009, 08:22:52 pm
Now here's one from aeons ago....about 1984....Twin SHARs from the Matchbox Shar.
Belated congratulations for this twin-beauty :wub: :wub:
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Post by: Radish on September 19, 2009, 11:14:43 am
A pleasure....I really need to update the Twin Shar with a new build...

Meanwhile, not a whiff but for those who like military uniforms, here's my dad in Bombay (now Mumbai) on Wednesday, January 9th 1946. See, he wore skirts too!!!!
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Post by: nev on September 20, 2009, 12:43:24 am
What regiment Terry?
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Post by: Radish on September 20, 2009, 07:15:48 am
1st Batallion, Quenn's Own Cameron Highlanders.

Typical of the army....born in Staffordshire, so recruited to a Scottish Regiment, a Highland one at that.
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Post by: JayBee on September 20, 2009, 07:30:03 am
Just shows how lucky some people can get :rolleyes:

MacJayBee
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Post by: nev on September 20, 2009, 10:22:36 am
1st Batallion, Quenn's Own Cameron Highlanders.

Typical of the army....born in Staffordshire, so recruited to a Scottish Regiment, a Highland one at that.

I read an excellent book last year - Battalion - all about the 5th Cameron & Seaforth Highlanders, it was written by the Bn intelligence officer in Germany in the few months between VE Day and demobilisation.  Its immediacy is wonderful, as is the way it brings home, in a way no other book has that I've read, how just 1 or 2 sharp actions can decimate a battalion, eg in one battle in Sicily, a 24 hour fight to take a small town from german paras they lost 30+ dead and 100+ wounded (the Germans left a similar number of dead behind when they pulled out)

Anyway, I digress.  My point was that after fighting from El Alemein, through Tunisia and into Sicily, when they were returned to Blighty to prepare for D-Day the only way to fill the gaps in the ranks was with Englishmen!  As is the way with the British Army, the newcomers soon adopted the lingo and customs of their new unit.  "Just the job" seemingly being a stock phrase of the Battalion.
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Post by: Mossie on September 21, 2009, 04:27:31 am
Surprised no-ones mentioned Dick Emery & the Queens...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb4aRv16R-E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb4aRv16R-E)

;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Radish on September 25, 2009, 01:44:11 am
Really!!!!

Meanwhile a Tamiya 1/48th Fw-190D painted to represent an Israeli S-99 (the Czechs chose to produce the '109G14 rather than the '190D, and this resulted in the S-99. When the factory producing the DB engines for the G14 burnt down, they substituted that abomination that resulted in the attractive but dreadful S-199). My S-99 is original Czech production, and therefore is very capable.....that's if the Czechs had decided on a Fw-190D build.
Straight from the box, built very quickly and brush-painted with Tamiya RLM02. Decals from the Hobbycraft S-199 kit.

Then, a 1/48th Hasegawa Shinden, again built quickly as it's such a lovely kit. Painted with Gloss Black Tamiya paint, and kit decals used. The Tiger markings came from a sheet with Dutch Tiger F-16 decals on. The angle of the rear of the F-16 rudder is ideal for the front of the shinden intakes. I'll use F-16 decals on my other Shindens (I have a couple!!) Weathering with matt varnish and pencil lead/graphite powder. The Shinden represents Tiger Tonaka's aircraft...remember the Japanese Chief of Intelligence in the James bond story "You Only Live Twice"???
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Post by: Radish on September 25, 2009, 02:44:31 am
And now some C-47s. The first is a civil What If? which originally was to be built as an Air Atlantique aircraft, but another club member finished his first, so I repainted the stripe along the fuselage in Light Blue and created the decals on a Word Processor. The Mexican flag is actually a Bosnian one free with a Blue Rider Magazine. But in 1/72nd scale, who can tell? The Yucatan Airlines...totally made up, but there were so many little South American airlines it convinced many. I sprayed the white top to the fuselage with Halfords Primer...the rest is brush painted with Tamiya paints. The lower white stripe on the fuselage is decal. Made from the Italeri kit, as are all my C-47s/DC-3s. The washing line aerial is scratch built.

The other C-47 is Israeli, based on a real aircraft, but the codes were printed by me and are the wrong font. Other markings are from Almark (for the badges) and Superscale (for National Markings). All aerials from plastic card..."guessed" to be in the right place. Not totally accurate but convincing. Painted with Halfords Primer and weathering with pencil. Their should be small white duck-shapes glued to the wingtip lights for total accuracy...the Israelis fitted them to aid visibility at night!!!! Italeri 1/72nd.

All glazing on my C-47s (and other similar airline-type windows) is done by seperate tiny rectangles of clear plastic fixed/floated on using a good quality White PVA glue.

Both C-47s have been given to the C-47/DC-3 Dakota SIG
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Post by: Radish on September 25, 2009, 02:57:14 am
And here's an Italeri 1/48th Typhoon with lots of mods, the main one being the nose extension which is just the cap off a Felt Tip pen inserted between the front fuselage and radome. The scheme is white all over with Halford's Primer, Yellow "Eastern Front" ID markings, and Blue Unit Leader markings. Decals from an AeroMaster 1/48th Albatros Sheet and kit. The scenario was Ukraine, Eastern Front conflict in 2015. I won the "Antic Trophy" with this at the Avon Show, Yate a few years ago.
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Post by: nev on September 25, 2009, 09:53:49 am
I remember the felt-tip-typhoon, but I especially like the Israeli 190 :)
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: NARSES2 on September 26, 2009, 03:34:58 am
In the Prague Air Museum at Kleby (however you spell it) there are details and pics of Czech 190's - A models. They had planed to build them aparently.
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 26, 2009, 06:52:15 am
So then, an Israeli Fw-190A or F....needs to happen!! :party:
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 28, 2009, 02:15:50 am
"Fishface at the Ready"

This Mick Coyne/Gerry Vitch "Mick-21D Fishface (WW)" belongs to the Secret Serpent Squadron of the Irish air Corps. Aircraft "6", the "2" is for disinformation, is a fully modified Wicked Wizard weapon, carrying a variety of stores and equipment. Engine power is boosted by the addition of synthetic-Suppalot into the fuel supply. Weapons include air-to-air Shillelagh missiles, an air-to-ground Super Mavis missile, twin 30mm cannon, air-to-ground unguided Leper missiles, Potato Pud air mines, and a quite complete electronics fit that allows the pilot to seek out and jam the radars of potential targets. The "Wicked Wizard" fit on the "Fishface" has been used on Mick-21s of the Scottish Union Air Force (SUAF) too, although the choice of jamming material is different. The Irish Air Corps use constant playing of "The Dubliners" to destroy/block out the enemy radars, but constant upgrading is possible. For extreme occasions, "All Kinds Of Everything" by Dana has been used, but the UN have indicated that this is harmful to the mental health of all within the operating area. SUAF software is, at present, unknown, but may include the singing of Kenneth McKeller and readings by Kenny Dalgliesh of his own poetry.
Kit: 1/48th Academy MiG-21PF(modified)
Decals: MAX and spares
Source: "Wicked Wizards, Dana and me!" by Captain Dink M'Drigh (Irish Air Corps).
circa 1998
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on September 28, 2009, 04:25:14 am
Always nice to see the "old favourites" Terry...but where is that great Roman Cutlass?? That and the Indian wars armoured car got me into this Wif lark.
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Weaver on September 28, 2009, 04:42:00 am
LOL - I love the Fishface, and I can already see some JMN spitting feathers at the "mis-use" of "precious" IAC markings....  ;D:thumbsup:
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: ChernayaAkula on September 28, 2009, 06:58:11 am
Love that Mick-21!  :thumbsup: (http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/ChernayaAkula/Emoticons/ukliam2.gif)
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Sauragnmon on September 28, 2009, 08:55:34 am
Now That Mick-21's worth a pint, that is!  Mick Coin and Gerry Vitch, I Love it!
Title: Some Good Ones!
Post by: sequoiaranger on September 28, 2009, 10:14:42 am
Somehow I *JUST* found this thread. Thought I am a fan of "fans" and not into "blowtorches", there are some fine whifs, here, radish!
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Captain Canada on September 28, 2009, 11:19:55 am
Some beauty stuff there Radish ! Love the Tornado, and the Daks. That Typhoon thing is pretty wild as well !

 :wub:
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 28, 2009, 11:50:27 am
Dork, the Cutlass is on page 2 of the section under it's own heading.

Glad you've enjoyed the Daks, Cap'n, I'm thinking of upgrading another one with Turboprops, etc., and lots of gizmos, for RAF service "Anti-Immigration" Control circa 2011.
The UK is the country with the lowest living space per person in Europe....there's just too many of us now, and we live in little boxes.
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: nev on September 29, 2009, 12:19:50 am
The UK is the country with the lowest living space per person in Europe

And not to get political, but anyone who points this out is instantly called a racist :banghead:  And thats including the Scottish Highlands which have the lowest population density in Europe!  The RAF calls it Moon Country :tornado:

Keep 'em coming Terry :)
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 29, 2009, 01:23:02 am
Not one of mine, but good friend Simon Mepstead did this distinctly odd Korean War F-86F, with the story that the Crew Chief had this aircraft painted PINK overnight as the pilot's wife had given birth to a baby girl.
Mmmmmmmm :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: kitbasher on September 29, 2009, 11:20:05 am
Fishface!  What a great name.  Can someone bring back the Cold War so it can be used for real, please????
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 29, 2009, 01:14:22 pm
A "generic" Dewoitine D.520 (1/48th Tamiya) painted as a Syrian-based aircraft, before the RAF got at them! Decals from the kit and other sources.
Then, a 1/48th Revell Lippisch P.13a done as Richtofen's aircraft. As he was a shapechanging Vampire, if the Lippisch was shot down, he didn't parachute to ground, but turned into a bat and flew away. kit decals, but spares for the badges and Swastika. The "name" under the cockpit is from a Ju-52 sheet.
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on September 30, 2009, 12:16:37 am
Pirates....aboard their modified Dornier 18, ravish prisoners on the top wing.
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Brian da Basher on October 01, 2009, 01:58:36 am
I don't think I've ever seen a pitched battle on the wing of a Dornier before, Radish.

While I may not appreciate your fashion sense, I am greatly impressed with your imagination!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 02, 2009, 01:20:39 am
I don't think I've ever seen a pitched battle on the wing of a Dornier before, Radish.

Really ? - quite a common occurence in these parts  :blink:

Ian
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on October 02, 2009, 06:11:19 am
Yep usually kicks of with,,,"Oi wots yor game,yer cant park that ere..........................or is that a Dormobile
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Ian the Kiwi Herder on October 02, 2009, 06:13:15 am
No, darling, that's a Door Man !

Ian
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Dork the kit slayer on October 02, 2009, 07:24:06 am
No, darling, that's a Door Man !

Ian

Doh!
Title: Re: Older Radish Models....
Post by: Radish on December 08, 2009, 06:23:10 am
Remember these?

Orkenwaffe Auk and Sea Auk....