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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1005 on: March 26, 2019, 09:44:45 am »


Finally the second Matchbox kit I have will be changed drastically into a side by side aircraft, just to be something different.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1006 on: March 27, 2019, 10:43:13 am »
Hell yeah, that sounds pretty cool.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1007 on: March 27, 2019, 11:09:00 am »
I'm thinking that the cockpit area will be replaced with part of a Matchbox Lightning two seater cockpit but with an F-14 radome and looking a bity like an F-102B in shpe

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1008 on: March 27, 2019, 11:26:43 am »
Like Captain Picard says, "Make it so!"   ;D
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1009 on: March 27, 2019, 12:16:57 pm »
looking a bity like an F-102 in shpe

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1010 on: May 12, 2019, 06:15:35 am »
Having received my Freightdog Hawker P.1101 conversion set I have reorganized part of my modelling room so that my Revell Hunter's are easily reachable rather than at the bottom of a pile of other kits. This has also allowed me to take stock of what I intend to do with the various kits, 3 x Revell Mk.6's, 4 x Revell Mk.9's and an Xtrakit T.7. These will be a mix or real world build and what iff's. A Peruvian Mk.4, A Swiss Mk.58, A GA.11 a Saudi aircraft and a T.66 using the Freightdog conversion set make up the real world allocations so far with the Xtrakit T.7 allocated to be a P.1130 and one of the Mk.9's to be a P.1083 which also has in it's box the P.1109 conversion set in the box as well.
I'm thinking of using the P.1101 with the P.1083 and P.1109 with long range tanks to feed that thirsty engine. I am probably going to purchase another set of the P.1101 and P.1083 sets to bu id an alternative T.7 which is likely to be in the Red/White scheme though one of the various aerobatic schemes is an idea for someone else. The P.1083 will probably be used with one of the two Huntsman conversions I have which will be just that little bit different.
Now to get on with some of these builds as well as the rest of the part started builds I have  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1011 on: May 26, 2019, 09:48:29 am »
Regarding my comments above about getting on with some of the builds I had a feeling that I was missing a few parts between my Revell hunter kits. On checking I found that two of them were each missing one fuselage half, which happened to be for the opposite sides of the aircraft.  :banghead:

Half an hour later and the missing fuselage half's were found, cut up!  :o

Fortunately I had been using them to attempt to create a set of intakes after a conversation with Campbell from Odds & Ordinance. He succeeded in producing a set and I didn't but I had started work which fortunately involved cutting out part of the inside of the wing roots and no further back than I need to cut the fuselage for the P.1101 so I can use the cut fuselage half's for the P.1101 and have matched up the fuselage half's so that all the other Revell hunters are complete.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1012 on: May 27, 2019, 07:06:13 am »
Glad to see Lady Luck smiled for a change  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1013 on: May 27, 2019, 10:23:39 am »
Glad to see Lady Luck smiled for a change  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1014 on: June 13, 2019, 02:36:45 am »
It's been an eventful couple of weeks. The heating in my car stopped working last week which was bothersome then this week I messed up applying varnish too early to the upper surface paint on my one week group build. That was followed by my car running poorly yesterday morning on the way into work, no acceleration to speak of, on the way home things were much better until all of a sudden the engine overheating warning came on so I had to crawl home at a maximum speed of 50mph so the engine would stay cool! Found out that the level of liquid in the radiator was effectively empty which was proved by my pouring four pints of water into the top up tank after the car had cooled down.
Other things not exactly going my way was my trying to purchase several AMK 1/72 Kfir C2/C7 kits as the item had come into stock at Hannants to almost immediately go out of stock from mostly back orders and trade orders. My attempts at buying from eBay failed as those that I saw last night were not there this morning. So if anyone knows where I can get hold of any and pay with PayPal preferably, I would be a happy camper.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1015 on: June 15, 2019, 09:56:37 pm »
Bummer about the engine problems brotha. That sounds pretty troublesome, hopefully it's just a hose leak or something. Fear of auto malfunction is why I haven't left the city limits in many years.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1016 on: June 20, 2019, 11:42:56 am »
While digging out a pair of Lancaster engine pods this evening I found two Heller 1/72 Mirage IV's. I can remember that I am intending to convert one into a Spey engined version but can't remember what I was going to do with the other. Perhaps a flick through some of my refference material will enlighten me, maybe not  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1017 on: June 22, 2019, 06:52:41 am »
Quite chuffed with myself as I have eventually managed to repair one of my previous builds which had an undercarriage collapse. :banghead: :banghead:

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=42335.0

Never did post any pictures of the completed aircraft, may do so later this weekend.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1018 on: June 22, 2019, 06:33:13 pm »
While digging out a pair of Lancaster engine pods this evening I found two Heller 1/72 Mirage IV's. I can remember that I am intending to convert one into a Spey engined version but can't remember what I was going to do with the other. Perhaps a flick through some of my refference material will enlighten me, maybe not  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #1019 on: June 23, 2019, 06:07:57 am »
While digging out a pair of Lancaster engine pods this evening I found two Heller 1/72 Mirage IV's. I can remember that I am intending to convert one into a Spey engined version but can't remember what I was going to do with the other. Perhaps a flick through some of my refference material will enlighten me, maybe not  ;D

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