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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #555 on: May 03, 2019, 06:34:02 am »
I've actually met both
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #556 on: May 03, 2019, 08:27:50 am »
I've actually met both

Are you offering this as evidence for the prosecution or the defence?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #557 on: May 04, 2019, 02:04:32 am »
I've actually met both

Are you offering this as evidence for the prosecution or the defence?

Well lets just say that in both cases my previously held views didn't change  ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #558 on: May 04, 2019, 02:03:26 pm »
I've actually met both

Are you offering this as evidence for the prosecution or the defence?

Well lets just say that in both cases my previously held views didn't change  ;)

Chris, that is a very diplomatic answer!!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #559 on: June 09, 2019, 01:40:47 pm »
ok time for a few more.............. :mellow:

In order of completion.

Harrier T-10 for the Fleet Air Arm. Airfix kit that was started ages ago. Then sat part built in a box for 8-9 years. This one was realy finished in 2017, but I had missplaced the drop tanks, so it went back onto the shelf of doom. Then a few weeks ago the tanks reappeared....................Ok the back story for this is that when the RAF pulled the plug on the Harrier, the Navy manged to get the fleet transfered compleatly to their control. Not sold to the Americans as spares.....................................


Lockheed C-130E-30. USAF military Airlift command in the 1970's.
A very old Airfix kit fitted with a stretch conversion from DB resins. Considering the conversion was made for the Airfix kit you would have thought it would fit. Like hell it does! Theres filler all over this bugger. This was another hanger queen, having been started around ten years ago. I lost the will to live with sorting out the fit issues with the resin plugs, so it sat gathering dust untill I had finished the L400 lightweight herk.
It was always going to be a USAF bird using the decals from a later boxing of the same kit. This one was going to be one I would try and sneak onto the USAF sig stand one day. As it happened it was one of three herks I took up for the Tyneside show and Haydn the USAF sig boss saw it on our stand and said he liked it, but god help us if it ever appeared on his stand! LOL

next


Lightning F-6 of the RCAF. Based in the UK at RAF North Luffenum. Airfix kit started back in 2017, little bits and bobs were done with this over the last two years and it finaly got its decals on a few weeks ago. and today I dug out an old Hasegawa weapon for the Falcon's. In reality RAF North Luffenham had an RCAF Sabre wing based there, I think they were the last flying unit based there before it became a training station and overspill for Whittering and Cottesmore. So it fits to have a Canadian Lightning wing based there as well.................


Vampire T-11 of 5FTS at Oakington in the early 1970's. Airfix kit built OOB apart from the paint job. Decals are OOB as well.
Assuming that the Vampire trainers lasted longer in the RAF than they did, some may have gained cammo.................


Hawk T1 of 764NAS based at Lossimouth 1978. Italeri kit with decals robbed from my decal stash and a Navy Hunter set.
This one was started around 6 years ago, but was put to one side and left semi built untill two weeks ago, I dusted it off and finished assembly at work.
I had forgotten what I was going to do with it in the first place, so after a short brain storming session with Geoff B. It was decided to go Navy.........then this afternoon as I was about to start decaling it, Geoff mentioned that the pic I sent him of the build minus decals screamed Irish Air Corps to him.........to late! I was going ahead with the Navy...................But an Irish Hawk might be added to my ideas list.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #560 on: June 09, 2019, 02:02:36 pm »
Goodness Martin, you have been a busy person.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #561 on: June 09, 2019, 02:29:35 pm »
All of them look great OGL. I specially like the Navy T10 and the Hawk.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #562 on: June 09, 2019, 04:16:11 pm »
Goodness Martin, you have been a busy person.  :thumbsup:
Just a bit Jim.
Thats 15 compleations since March 1st
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #563 on: June 09, 2019, 05:41:52 pm »
Nice little collection, there! :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #564 on: June 10, 2019, 04:33:16 am »
I like the Herc.    :thumbsup:  I built and destroyed an Airfix (moulded in tan, with a bloodhound & landie) when a youth.  I'll build another one day.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #565 on: June 10, 2019, 04:38:45 am »
My favorite is the twin-boom Vampire :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #566 on: June 10, 2019, 07:04:51 am »

Thats 15 compleations since March 1st

What 1st March 2010 ? Flipping heck Martin that's some rate of build  :bow:

I particularly like the last pair of trainers, Hawk especially  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #567 on: June 10, 2019, 07:14:08 am »
That DB conversion you used on the Herk is a real dog of a job, and later Flightpath took it on without changing anything and made the same assertion, that it was designed for the Airfix kit!  :o

I've been working on one for 5 yrs or more now, and as you say it's a REAL putty eater.  :banghead:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #568 on: June 10, 2019, 07:58:01 am »
I like the Herc.    :thumbsup:  I built and destroyed an Airfix (moulded in tan, with a bloodhound & landie) when a youth.  I'll build another one day.

Funny you should mention the Tan plastic. Thats what this one was in. It was a 2nd hand buy, missing the landi and bloodhound. In fairness the kit on its own is quite good. the conversion was the PITA.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #569 on: June 10, 2019, 07:59:23 am »

Thats 15 compleations since March 1st

What 1st March 2010 ? Flipping heck Martin that's some rate of build  :bow:

I particularly like the last pair of trainers, Hawk especially  :thumbsup:
A lot of em were part started builds taken off the shelf of Doom Chris.
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