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Title: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 09, 2016, 09:11:25 am
Not much of a back story here, simply that the Swift F7 enters service with it's related Fireflash missile

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6078_zpstoh5s2sw.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6078_zpstoh5s2sw.jpg.html)

Straight in with the saw, no messing around at this stage  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: kitbasher on January 09, 2016, 12:14:12 pm
Watching with interest.  I've an F7 conversion that I'll be using (eventually) for a RW build using an Xtrakit Swift 5.
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 09, 2016, 03:00:43 pm
Watching with interest.  I've an F7 conversion that I'll be using (eventually) for a RW build using an Xtrakit Swift 5.

I have one of those too. Might eventually use the second nose from the Freightdog conversion set, modify it a bit and change the weaponry to make an F8 with the Xtrakit, cant think of much else to do with it  :-\

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: overscan on January 10, 2016, 12:02:41 am
I have drawings for a Swift 2 seater...
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: kitbasher on January 10, 2016, 03:10:35 am
I have drawings for a Swift 2 seater...

Please feel free to share!
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 10, 2016, 06:25:26 am
I have drawings for a Swift 2 seater...

Lets hope it's not as ugly as their attempt at a 2 seat Attacker!  :o
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 10, 2016, 10:40:07 am
I have drawings for a Swift 2 seater...

Lets hope it's not as ugly as their attempt at a 2 seat Attacker!  :o

???  :-\
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Captain Canada on January 10, 2016, 10:55:59 am
Great idea. I'm hoping to hit my LHS this week and see if they're in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 10, 2016, 03:32:55 pm
A few parts have been stuck together. The main parts of the ejector seat and the nose undercarriage bay have been assembled. The ejector pin marks on the inside of the air intakes have been filled and sanded flush so that's another part that can be progressed further.
Seriously considering 71 Squadron markings for the F7 but not 100% behind that idea yet.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 13, 2016, 05:22:52 am
Loving the fit of the parts in this kit. Quite small tolerances so far. Nothing painted as yet and I have found that the Starboard intake trunking is slightly short shot, however after looking at the part when its in place the problem is not apparent.

The parts so far.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6080_zpsmsg0ryel.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6080_zpsmsg0ryel.jpg.html)

Found that I did not need any clamps, pegs or tape to hold the wing parts together once the glue was applied even though dry fitting had suggested that a few pegs would be an idea. Really looking forward to this one going together and I have another in the stash to do nearly OOB  :wub:

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 16, 2016, 08:53:02 am
Some progress today with the wings and a slight problem. Resin has this tendency to shrink when it's cast and so the F7 wing tips are a little on the short side front to back. Not a huge problem as problems go as some filler and probably a piece of plastic strip added to the leading edge will cure the problem, otherwise so far so good. I should really get around to painting the cockpit. Now which black to use?

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6088_zpstmvvjmxp.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6088_zpstmvvjmxp.jpg.html)

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Thorvic on January 16, 2016, 12:18:03 pm
I should really get around to painting the cockpit. Now which black to use?

Gondor

Simples - Cockpit Black  ;D
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 16, 2016, 01:26:28 pm
I should really get around to painting the cockpit. Now which black to use?

Gondor

Simples - Cockpit Black  ;D

Har       har       har


Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Thorvic on January 16, 2016, 03:58:59 pm
http://www.graphicair.co.uk/products/LifeColor-Deep-Cockpit-22ml.html (http://www.graphicair.co.uk/products/LifeColor-Deep-Cockpit-22ml.html)

Well You did ask....  :wacko:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 16, 2016, 04:23:05 pm
I was referring to the fact that I have several blacks by different paint manufacturers and several by some of them. I decided to go with what Airfix had in their instructions and used Humbrol 85 partly as it was at hand as well as in the instructions.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Captain Canada on January 16, 2016, 08:04:28 pm
Looking good. Love the wing on this aeroplane....can't wait to get my grubby little hands on one or two !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 18, 2016, 03:54:32 pm
A little progress today when I have not felt like doing much at all.

Started to fix the shrinkage of the new wing tips.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6098_zpsyqgkukzq.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6098_zpsyqgkukzq.jpg.html)

I found that I had some half round plastic strip so I glued a couple of lengths to the front of the extensions. The idea being that the plastic would be less likley to fall off  than filler would and it would be easier to produce a leading edge than a super-glue leading edge.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6099_zpsqc55diwc.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6099_zpsqc55diwc.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6100_zpshtj0ttc7.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6100_zpshtj0ttc7.jpg.html)

Hope to get the components faired in together tomorrow which probably means by this time next week  :rolleyes:

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on January 19, 2016, 02:25:41 pm
The filler was applied late yesterday or it could have been just after midnight so this morning  :blink:

So a quick ten minutes of sanding and the job is done.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6106_zpsgs4ij0gd.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6106_zpsgs4ij0gd.jpg.html)

It's not perfect but as long as it looks good that will be good enough for me.

Next I will work on the missiles as I have a feeling that they will be a p*g

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Captain Canada on February 05, 2016, 08:27:36 am
Maybe not perfect but pretty darn close ! Good stuff.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on February 20, 2016, 12:20:05 pm
Some progress to report on this build.

Now I have something to show as the main part of the construction is getting close.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6144_zpsl2dyes8w.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6144_zpsl2dyes8w.jpg.html)

Had to drill out some of the inside of the new nose to get it to fit but then that's part of modelling  :thumbsup:

Once the wings are securely in place and the glue has dried properly I will glue the nose into place.

Filler has still to be applied to the missiles and then all the little bits of brass need to be applied to them. Not looking forward too much to that!

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Captain Canada on February 26, 2016, 04:38:40 am
Looks like a Lansen on steroids lol.

Love it ! can't wait to see more. My kit is pretty much all together now, just have to think up a scheme  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 26, 2016, 05:28:33 am
Funny, I have a Swift on the bench at the moment, too - the Xtradecal FR.5, which will end up as a reconditioned 2nd hand aircraft in Middle East use. Not certain if I can post it in the GB, though, but there seem to be some of these aircraft to enter the hardware stage these days?
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: DogfighterZen on February 26, 2016, 05:27:41 pm
That conversion looks like it's a lot of work, but as you say, it's part of the fun. That Swift's looking very good! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on February 27, 2016, 03:25:43 am
That conversion looks like it's a lot of work, but as you say, it's part of the fun. That Swift's looking very good! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:

Not really. There are a lot of kits that are far worse straight out of the box, so far all I have had to deal with is nothing out of the ordinary for some resin conversions. A little shrinkage here and there is no big deal. Hopeing to get the PSR done this weekend.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Captain Canada on February 27, 2016, 07:08:40 am
We're hoping so as well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on March 12, 2016, 04:10:20 pm
Some small progress on this build. I found that removing the nose parts prior to glueing the fuselage half's together has produced a gap in front of the windscreen. I am sure that the clear parts will still fit correctly nut maybe they won't. However I have plugged the gap with some scrap plastic which has been sanded to shape and the combing has been painted black so tomorrow I will get the majority of the glazing in place. Not sure what to do with the control column as it broke when I installed it weeks ago. Ok, it's black and so is the rest of the cockpit so will anyone notice if it's a little bit short? such as half the hight it should be and without a grip?

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 12, 2016, 05:10:04 pm
Ok, it's black and so is the rest of the cockpit so will anyone notice if it's a little bit short?

No...........
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on March 13, 2016, 11:44:37 am
So a few parts have been glued to the fuselage, the front glass work is in place though I need to do some polishing as I got some glue on the forward side panels?

Started work on a couple of missile launch rails and pylons after looking around for the actual missile and rails to use. Firestreak rather than the horrible Fireflash missiles. I am using the launch rails for the Firestreak equipped Hunter as the basis for the launcher although its not going to be exactly the same. The missiles and launch rails are from a Trumpeter Lightening F-6 kit.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6175_zps1c0omkja.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6175_zps1c0omkja.jpg.html)

Also glued the undercarriage legs into place so it can at last stand on it's own three feet  :blink:

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on March 21, 2016, 05:12:58 pm
Ailerons, Rudder and tail plains are now in place so the darn thing wants to sit on its donkey  :banghead: Guess who forgot to add nose weight  :banghead:

All is not lost, I hope  :-\  as I have stuffed the front of the external fuel tank with some small weights. With luck when I add the missiles, their launch rails, the ejector seat and canopy the weight problem will have been solved. Still got the flaps to add though which will put more weight behind the centre of mass   :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on March 22, 2016, 04:25:44 pm
For a change some progress pics, mainly of a few bits I have thrown together.

You would have seen the inspiration for these in a previous posting but these are the finished, or as near as I am going to both, item

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6207_zpsnqyca1jq.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6207_zpsnqyca1jq.jpg.html)

Here is one of the Starboard pylon fitted in place

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6208_zpszbwfwqgp.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6208_zpszbwfwqgp.jpg.html)

And one of the Port pylon in place

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6209_zpssycknzvb.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6209_zpssycknzvb.jpg.html)

I had held one of the Firestreak's onto its pylon to help me guestimate where the pylon needed to go. The rear of the pylon is against the panel line which I believe represents the panels joining onto the main wing spar. The Firestreak is being held in place with a drop of white glue as I need to paint almost everything on the aircraft.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6210_zps2pwtidov.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6210_zps2pwtidov.jpg.html)

Here is the aircraft with Firestreak on its undercarriage sans wheels. As you can see there is enough clearance between the Firestreak and the ground.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6211_zpsvhkzb6o4.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6211_zpsvhkzb6o4.jpg.html)

Still tones to do, a little filler to be added at the front of the missile pylons to help hide a slight gap, but nothing serious so tomorrow I should be getting the Aluminium paint out, otherwise known as Humbrol 56.

As mentioned in a previous posting, the Firestreak's and their launch rails are from a Trumpeter Lightening F6 which may end up as 60 Squadron, the pylon is based on the Firestreak pylon for the Hunter but turned upside down. I looks a lot like the pylons used on the Sea Vixen, certainly I think it looks period which is what I am after.

Gondor

Edit: Just did a tilt test, rotating the aircraft on the main undercarriage, to see if the rear of the Firestreak's would hit the ground. Yes they do as the model is at the moment. Guessing a couple of millimetres for the main wheels and the tail of the aircraft hits the ground before the Firestreak does.  ;D
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on March 28, 2016, 11:08:44 am
The undersides are now a nice uniform aluminium so I have reached a stage that I do not like. Masking  :banghead:

It's the fiddling around with tape that never wants to go where you want it to go nor to stick when you want it to and always does when you don't want it to stick.

I can handle the paint demarcation between upper surface colours reasonably well by hand, its the hard edge between the top and bottom colours that I find difficult. Got to be done though or I don't get to the decal stage and the model doesn't get finished  :-\

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 03, 2016, 03:55:19 pm
Decided to just paint the upper surfaces without masking off the undersides as using a hairy stick means no over-spray, just brush-marks  :blink:

First coat is on the upper surfaces so its looking a rather dull and dirty dark grey at the moment which is not a good look but it will get better when I add the green in the next couple of days.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 04, 2016, 02:49:37 pm
Green is on  ;D this time unlike with my TSR2 I managed to complete adding the paint without getting my fingers involved other than just holding the model or brush

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/TSR2/Indian%20Eagle/Imgp6218_zps3hrjiqk7.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/TSR2/Indian%20Eagle/Imgp6218_zps3hrjiqk7.jpg.html)

Still a lot to do but I think I should manage to finish in time for Perth if not for the end of the group build.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 09, 2016, 08:19:49 am
Erm................ that IS a TSR2 Alastair, isn't it?  :unsure:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 09, 2016, 11:10:24 am
Erm................ that IS a TSR2 Alastair, isn't it?  :unsure:

Very observant Kit, first person to notice as well. Pity I didn't post that a few days earlier.  :banghead: :banghead:

The Swift is actually progressing really well. Camouflage is finished so its some detail painting then on with the decals. Still got the missiles to finish too  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Captain Canada on April 10, 2016, 05:01:16 am
Looking good. Love the way the missiles sit on there. Perfect !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 10, 2016, 02:57:55 pm
Slight update. The Swift has now been given a gloss coat and will be given another one later tonight so that I can start decalling tomorrow. Yes the exhaust needs painting and I need to finish the Firestreak missiles but the undercarriage is on.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6234_zps2qbsgwqo.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6234_zps2qbsgwqo.jpg.html)

This should be finished before the end of the week and thus the end of the group build.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 11, 2016, 10:57:43 am
Decals have started to go on. Once that's done it will be a case of catching up with the other details to finish her off.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6235_zpsq5thhqdo.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6235_zpsq5thhqdo.jpg.html)

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: kerick on April 11, 2016, 07:45:05 pm
Looking sharp!
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 12, 2016, 11:05:05 am
Another problem found with the Trumpeter Lightning, which was supplying the Firestreak missiles, is that they only provide decals for one missile  :banghead:

So its out with the Airfix F6 and also thinking about using the decals from another Trumpeter Lightening kit to make up the second set.  :angry:

Regardless its slowing down the build, the paint job I have done on the missiles is not that great anyway so in that respect its not too much of a problem.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 14, 2016, 07:35:13 am
Sorted out the missile marking problem by taking the necessary decals from another Trumpeter kit. No idea why they only include decals for one Firestreak and one Redtop even when the boxing only has Firestreak missiles in it?

Canopy has been painted, made a bit of a mess of the windscreen section but got the painting of the sliding part spot on. I will manage to tidy up the paint on the windscreen later on but I wont be able to reduce the mess caused by too much glue when it was stuck down  :banghead:

Nearly there  ;D

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 16, 2016, 03:13:16 pm
One day to go and that has a Grand Prix to slow things down a bit by eating into my time. Only thing I am worried about is getting the ejector seat finished in time. The rest of the aircraft is not a problem, a few decals and a drop of glue and its done, other than the darn seat which I have been ignoring for most of the last three months  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service *Finished*!
Post by: Gondor on April 17, 2016, 04:00:58 pm
Scraping in under the wire, UK time at least with my third entry for the Group Build  :o

Back story is that the Swift F7 enters service with the Firestreak missile instead of the Fireflash missile although in relatively small numbers but enough to make up a Wing of fighters in RAF Germany so that Hunters could be dispatched to the Far East to bolster the defences in case the Korea war expands any further or lasts any longer. The aircraft depicted is from 71 Squadron at RAF Brugen, Germany.

Anyway, Pictures.

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6258_zpsegojgyqy.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6258_zpsegojgyqy.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6259_zps7x66rn49.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6259_zps7x66rn49.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6260_zpsmjvhnuqb.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6260_zpsmjvhnuqb.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6261_zpsw0lmlavt.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6261_zpsw0lmlavt.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6262_zpszdphjq8h.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6262_zpszdphjq8h.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6263_zpspioqy5bk.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6263_zpspioqy5bk.jpg.html)

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/Gondor44/Swifter/Imgp6264_zps3gdbarb0.jpg) (http://s776.photobucket.com/user/Gondor44/media/Swifter/Imgp6264_zps3gdbarb0.jpg.html)

The build consisted of the Airfix Swift with Freightdog F7 conversion set. Firestreak missiles from a Trumpeter Lightening kit and the decals are a mainly from the kit with squadron markings from a Modedecal sheet 86 which is mainly of Hunters.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Weaver on April 17, 2016, 04:40:18 pm
Under the wire? You had nearly an hour!  ;)

Lovely job anyway.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: DogfighterZen on April 17, 2016, 04:57:18 pm
That camo scheme looks good on any aircraft! :thumbsup:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: zenrat on April 17, 2016, 09:17:20 pm
Good job.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 18, 2016, 03:23:31 am
Under the wire? You had nearly an hour!  ;)

Lovely job anyway.  :thumbsup:

Nope, not in the UK as it was around midnight here when I posted to the Completed Builds thread. The missiles didn't want to fit onto the launch rails either so I ended up cutting the locating lug off each missile and glueing them directly onto the rails where they looked right and having to eyeball the second missile to match up with its twin.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: The Rat on April 18, 2016, 06:56:08 am
Nice job! Now that Airfix has finally given all of us Swiftophiles a decent starting kit, I suspect we will see many more versions gracing our pages.  :thumbsup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: NARSES2 on April 18, 2016, 07:35:41 am
Come out well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2016, 03:25:05 pm
Yeah, I like that!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Looks so right with Firestreaks under the wings, even if I'm partial to the total bizarreness of the Fireflashes.  ;D
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 18, 2016, 03:26:37 pm
Yeah, I like that!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Looks so right with Firestreaks under the wings, even if I'm partial to the total bizarreness of the Fireflashes.  ;D

I have a couple of Fireflashe's going spare if you want then Kit?

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2016, 03:28:47 pm
Yeah, I like that!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Looks so right with Firestreaks under the wings, even if I'm partial to the total bizarreness of the Fireflashes.  ;D

I have a couple of Fireflashe's going spare if you want then Kit?

Gondor

Gimme, gimme, gimme please.  :thumbsup:

I have a cunning plan..........  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 18, 2016, 03:32:24 pm
Yeah, I like that!  :thumbsup: :bow:

Looks so right with Firestreaks under the wings, even if I'm partial to the total bizarreness of the Fireflashes.  ;D

I have a couple of Fireflashe's going spare if you want then Kit?

Gondor

Gimme, gimme, gimme please.  :thumbsup:

I have a cunning plan..........  ;D :lol:

If your likely to meet up with either OGL or Young Nick or any other Sig member from South of the border at some point in the reactively near future I shall pass the items to you via them as they will be at Perth next weekend when the Swift and the other recently finished builds of mine will be.

Gondor
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 18, 2016, 03:35:13 pm
That'll work Alastair, thanks so much. I'm sure to see OGL sometime in the next few months, probably at Coventry.
Title: Re: Swifter: The Swift F7 in Operational Service
Post by: Gondor on April 18, 2016, 03:39:41 pm
That'll work Alastair, thanks so much. I'm sure to see OGL sometime in the next few months, probably at Coventry.

All the bits are together in a seal-able bag along with a bright coloured post-it saying the contents are for you Kit. I am putting the bag into the travel box for my models so it doesn't get left behind

Gondor