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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #675 on: May 09, 2020, 10:30:47 pm »
Tidy builds all, Martin  :thumbsup:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #676 on: May 26, 2020, 01:20:07 pm »
OK three more done.
I'm calling this the Falklands strike package............

first up is the group shot.


First solo shot, the single seat Bomb truck

Skyhawk S Mk-2 operating off HMS Albion someware in the south Atlantic April 1982.
This was started at the same time as my previous single seater, and suffered an identical fate of a stint on the shelf of doom. Re started at the same time as its shelf mate. But this one opened a Pandora's box as the other two scooters in the first pic were quickly thrown together to join this one. You will note the pair of 500 pounders on the centerline TER and a single BL755 cluster bomb under each wing.....

Speaking of which...........The top cover

Skyhawk F/A Mk-3. Operating off HMS Hermes (still with cats and traps) same place and time as the S-2. You might just make out a white spec under the cockpit. This one has a scooter kill. Well I did mention some Skyhawk on skyhawk action with the S-1 build from a few weekends ago.  ;) I'm saying the F/A-3 were basically bog standard S-2's but wired to take Aim 9's on the outer pylons. During the Punch up down south the enterprising chaps on Hermes painted the noses of their birds Black to try and fool the opposition into thinking that some of the UK skyhawks were equipped with Blue Fox radar. As a result the Hermes scooters spent a fair bit of time on CAP sorties. and escorting the bomb trucks.

Speaking of bomb trucks...........the two seater.

Skyhawk S Mk-5. Also operating off Albion off the Falklands.
The Falklands conflict was to my knowledge the first time the Uk used LGB's in anger. Towards the end of hostilities RAF Harrier GR-3's deployed LGB's on certain missions. with the targets being marked by ground observers (aka the SAS).
In this case the S-5 is a dedicated special mission bird tasked primarily with night attack, Precision (LGB) strike and SEAD with the Shrike ASM.
This one is loaded out with a pair of 500lb Paveway's and a Pavespike pod on the centreline to give the back seater something to do......

All three are Italeri Kits, The single seaters are A-4M's and the two seater is of course an OA-4M. all built pretty much OOB, Not the best kits of the A-4 out there but ok for what I had in mind here.
Paint jobs are over all Extra Dark sea Grey from a rattle can mixed by DJ aerosols to the correct BS formula.
The war loads are from various sources via by spares box. The 500 pounders, BL755's and the pave spike pod came from Airfix Phantom, Harrier GR-5 and Old tool Buccaneer kits. the decals are robbed from various Modeldecal Falklands sheets. some of the roundels are unfortunately out of register. I didn't spot it until after the matt coat went on...........
Every thing else is primarily from various hasegawa weapon sets.

Just for the sake of it. The original pair that started this scooter fixation...........

And the whole damn lot of em together


« Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 01:22:19 pm by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #677 on: May 27, 2020, 06:00:57 am »
Nice Martin  :thumbsup:

Oddly enough I was musing on getting one of the new tool Airfix Scooters today next time I put a Hannants order in.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #678 on: May 31, 2020, 03:03:36 pm »
Very nice Martin  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #679 on: June 19, 2020, 12:51:52 pm »
Lovin' those Brit Skyhawks!  :wub:  :wub:; :wub:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #680 on: June 19, 2020, 01:11:58 pm »
Damn, you’ve made me want to whif a Scooter!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #681 on: June 20, 2020, 12:00:10 am »
Damn, you’ve made me want to whif a Scooter!

The recent Airfix tooling is a nice little kit and you've got the time now  ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #682 on: June 20, 2020, 10:51:45 am »
Damn, you’ve made me want to whif a Scooter!

Oh go on!  You know you realy want to..................
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #683 on: June 20, 2020, 11:27:46 am »
Damn, you’ve made me want to whif a Scooter!

Oh go on!  You know you realy want to..................

Well I have a FROG A-4K waiting for whiffery but not in the way your Scooters make me want to whif one.  My ESCI A-4 is earmarked for a real world build so maybe a cheap and cheerful second hand one is what I need.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #684 on: June 20, 2020, 11:37:31 am »
Very good looking bunch of Scooters! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #685 on: June 22, 2020, 09:05:50 pm »
Sweet!!!
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #686 on: June 30, 2020, 02:27:09 pm »
And another pair done.


Two Airfix Phantom FG-1's.


Phanton FG-1 of 809 NAS Fleet Air Arm. Operating off HMS Duke of Edinburgh (CVA02) around 1983.
Wearing a version of the medium sea grey / light aircraft grey scheme that the SeaHarrier FRS-1's wore for a short time before going back into overall Extra Dark Sea Grey.
Gunze paints for the most part with a mix of kit and after market decals to suit.



Phanton FG-1 of 43 sqn RAF operating off HMS Ark Royal in the mid to late 70's
Now ive already done one carrier rigged 43 sqn bird. That was a Fujimi kit. But considering one of the display options with the Airfix kit allows you to fold it up and have every thing down................
This was the "Black Mike" RAF boxing of the kit and 43sqn was the alternative decal option............Job done!
Again Gunze paint job as per the Navy bird above.
I may just rob a set of crew ladders from yee olde Matchbox kit at some point.


« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 02:32:00 pm by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #687 on: June 30, 2020, 02:38:50 pm »
Very smart work OGL, the pair of them. But I do like the folded one, very nice.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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 #688 on: June 30, 2020, 03:44:06 pm »
Absolutely love the RN Scooters!  One of my favorite Whif themes ever.  I think I've done three of them over the years.  Love seeing all of your s together. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #689 on: July 01, 2020, 12:49:06 am »

I may just rob a set of crew ladders from yee olde Matchbox kit at some point.


I take it that you have a set of ladders to hand, if not I have a spare set you can have.

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