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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #585 on: July 17, 2019, 09:35:47 am »
I do remember a cartoon, it could have been Wren, that explained the high position of the cockpit in the Seamew. Apparently, their Lordships at the Admiralty required the Stearsman/Pilot to be able to stand at "the wheel" while steering the ship. The cartoon was brilliant, if I ever find it I will post it for all to enjoy>

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #586 on: July 17, 2019, 09:46:03 am »
The Helmsman?  ;D ;)
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #587 on: July 17, 2019, 10:10:57 am »
I do remember a cartoon, it could have been Wren, that explained the high position of the cockpit in the Seamew. Apparently, their Lordships at the Admiralty required the Stearsman/Pilot to be able to stand at "the wheel" while steering the ship. The cartoon was brilliant, if I ever find it I will post it for all to enjoy>

I seem to remember reading that about the Blackburn Blackburn

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #588 on: August 30, 2019, 12:18:46 pm »
two more finished...........


CAC JF-17/FMA Pulqui III of the Argentine airforce in 2018.
This one could count as a cancelled project.
You may recall from a few years ago that Argentina was talking to the Chinese about local production for the JF-17 Thunder. This was all part of the wide ranging arms deal that was being talked about. But came to nothing in the end. They are now looking at the South Korean T-50 / FA-50 to replace the old Skyhawks.
Trumpeter kit with a mix of kit and Condor decals. I started building this in 2016, it then sat gathering dust until yesterday................



Boeing Vertol KV107 III-5 / Seaknight HU-3 of 771 NAS based at Culdrose in 2006.
This one has been on the cards for a while but I didn't start it till last Saturday at work. A Royal Navy SAR Seaknight has been on my radar since I built a commando "Junglie" CH-46 a few years back.
Fujimi kit of the Japanese SAR version built OOB with a new pant job, decals robbed from an xtradecal Seaking sheet.
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experience has taught me to expect the worst.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #589 on: August 31, 2019, 02:26:04 am »
Interesting Martin, not an aircraft I was familiar with. Looks a bit "Grippen'ish" to me ?

I do like the Seaknight  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #590 on: August 31, 2019, 03:20:01 am »

Interesting Martin, not an aircraft I was familiar with. Looks a bit "Grippen'ish" to me ?


Funny, that, I was thinking EXACTLY the same, and trying to work out where the Gripen kit stopped and the rest began.

But I know naff all about these modern Chinese types. :(
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 #591 on: August 31, 2019, 09:17:39 am »

Interesting Martin, not an aircraft I was familiar with. Looks a bit "Grippen'ish" to me ?


Funny, that, I was thinking EXACTLY the same, and trying to work out where the Gripen kit stopped and the rest began.

But I know naff all about these modern Chinese types. :(
It has alot of F-16 in it. It is supposed to be a joint Chinese/Pakistan project. And is so far used only by the PAF. The PLA has no real interest in it, as it is seen in China as purely an export type.
It is rumored that Pakistan "lent" one or two F-16's to the PLA so the Chinese could have a play around and reverse engineer any parts that they took interest in. Much to Uncle Sam's displeasure of course..............
I always hope for the best.
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #592 on: November 05, 2019, 06:11:20 am »
Last one before Telford. And the 20th compleation this year.



Shorts Tucarno AOP-2 of 73sqn RAF, some time in the 1990's.

I was recently informed by a well known (to me & others on here) researcher and occasional modeller who resides in an undisclosed location north of Hadrians wall that a recent trawl through the national archives unearthed a document that indicated that the RAF looked into useing the Tucarno in the forward Air Controler role.
que a quick (by my standards) build. An Airfix tucarno was dug out of the stash and away we went...........
The NATO green/Litchen green paint job was done with Hataka acylics. The Tiald pod on the centre line came from an old Airfix Tonka kit, the gun and zuni pods are from SAAF boxing of the Revell Augusta A109, sitting on pylons robbed from yee olde Airfix Skyraider.
Markings are a mix of kit decals and Modeldecal sets, primarily a vampire sheet that donated the 73 sqn markings. A unit that hasnt been in service since the 1960's
I always hope for the best.
Unfortunately,
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Size (of the stash) matters.



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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #593 on: November 05, 2019, 06:28:35 am »
Neat Martin  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #594 on: November 05, 2019, 06:32:22 am »
Neat Martin  :thumbsup:

Wot 'e seez   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've got a project going that will be something like that Martin.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #595 on: November 05, 2019, 09:17:35 am »
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #596 on: November 05, 2019, 09:33:51 am »
Looks good!!!  She means business!   "I Shorts Tucano....... but I did not Shorts the deputy!"
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #597 on: November 05, 2019, 02:06:18 pm »
Looks good!!!  She means business!   "I Shorts Tucano....... but I did not Shorts the deputy!"


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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #598 on: November 05, 2019, 02:18:15 pm »
Very  nice  Martin,  one of my favourite  turbo prop  aircraft,  and one  with teeth too. I have 2 build  as such for my Honduras airforce,  with more  to come  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #599 on: November 05, 2019, 02:59:29 pm »
Looks good!!!  She means business!   "I Shorts Tucano....... but I did not Shorts the deputy!"


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