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Aircraft / Re: A-10 seaplane fighter
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 04:09:11 pm »
Damn, ok! We're going for the gusto here!  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
General Modeling topics / Re: Miles Master
« Last post by dogsbody on Today at 03:31:17 pm »
From the IWM:


My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Last post by AeroplaneDriver on Today at 02:50:08 pm »
From the eBay Fairy...old Testors 1/48 U-2.  No real interest in the kit itself so it may be the subject of some kit bashing down the road, but I needed the trolley thingie for my Prototypes GB entry. 

My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 01:51:33 pm »
It says #966 to me.

There's something VERY odd going on, but not for the first time. We've had the mystery of the vanishing posts a few times before now, I've had 3-4 go missing since I signed up in 2008.
The Prototypes G.B. / Re: The FIRST PR19 (maybe....)
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 01:49:07 pm »
I'll use the original wings that OGL tried to work on for this model, but I'll take measurements so I can maybe scratchbuild some one day.

Airfix U-2s go for RIDICULOUS prices on eBay these days!  :o
My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 01:13:39 pm »
As does mine - maybe Bob's got me on ignore?

Even if you were on 'ignore', your post still shows with a reply # to it.
My Stash Just Grew Again / Re: My Stash Grew Again 2020
« Last post by kitnut617 on Today at 01:11:15 pm »
Mine is showing AirplaneDriver as 951 and Lee at 953. Do we all get different post counts or something ? Now this post is 967, what do you guys show it says

See here;

Aircraft / Re: 23 Sqdn. DH Venom T5
« Last post by Martin H on Today at 12:31:19 pm »
What’s the thinking behind pale pink rather than the previous ‘received wisdom’ of white?

Asking for a friend.   ;)
Not sure of the why, But its the undercoat colour of choice for JCB......................
The Prototypes G.B. / Re: The FIRST PR19 (maybe....)
« Last post by Martin H on Today at 12:27:56 pm »
Well that didnt work  :banghead: :banghead:
I hit quite a few issues trying to cast the wings for kit. So rather than waste even more rubber and resin I called it quits and informed Kit of the problems. He will be getting his orginal wings back tomorrow.
Current and Finished Projects / Re: A little work in progress
« Last post by Martin H on Today at 12:21:26 pm »
And another 2 done...................

Bad guys (from a UK point of view) this time.

Mig 29 Fulcrum operated on behalve of the RAF by Hunter aviation from RAF Scampton, summer 2020.
Used as a high speed "bad guy" this is one of four Fulcrums the Uk aquired from the Ukrainian Air Force. (3 single seaters and a two seater)
The single seaters were amoung those that were caught on the ground at Belbeck airbase in the Crimea when the little green men appeared. The Russians stripped them down and shipped them back to their owners once the dust had settled as they were in storeage when the take over went down so were of no further use to the airbases new inhabitents.
The Ukraine had little use for them either, as they were working with just their Flankers and Frogfoot's. So they were considered as on the market.
The RAF had seen their pals across the pond using a small collection or Soviet/Russian hardware for DACT so enquired about the surplus Fulcrums. The Ukrainian airforce were more than happy to strike a deal. So with a full rebuild to airworthy condition, a repaint into a more Russian cammo job and some crew training the four airframes joined the RAF.

Hasegawa Fulcrum (Ukraine Airforce Boxing) built OOB with akah and Hataka used for the paint job. Decals from the kit and the decal stash.

Next one. Back to the 1982 punch up down south. :wacko:

Argintine airforce Northrop F-5E Tiger of the 6th Fighter Group during the Falklands conflict.
In reality the 6th group used IAI Daggers and along with the rest of the airforce and Naval aviation combat units fought with a level of determination and courage that earned the respect of their conterparts.

Thanks to a 1970's vintage book called the Arsenal of Freedom I found out that the Argintines tried to buy F-5E's but for various reasons the sale didnt progress. This what they might have looked like had the deal gone ahead...............
Italeri F-5E/N kit with Hataka paints and Condor (of Argintina) Decals. The winders and mk-82's as well as the TER's they are sitting on are all from Hasegawa weapon sets.

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