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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #180 on: March 12, 2014, 05:57:50 pm »
I thought I had read it somewhere Kit --- I've got the AMT boxing, times two ---  :mellow:  one will be an RAF Grand Slam carrier

That'll be interesting, you'll have to change the whole bomb bay arrangement to get a Grand Slam in. As standard it's got four quite small bays.

You may see an RAF one earlier than that too..........   ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #181 on: March 12, 2014, 08:08:04 pm »
Oooh I like the idea of a big flying wing Grand Slam carrier....will it be scale-o-rama'd ?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #182 on: March 13, 2014, 05:45:00 am »
I thought I had read it somewhere Kit --- I've got the AMT boxing, times two ---  :mellow:  one will be an RAF Grand Slam carrier

That'll be interesting, you'll have to change the whole bomb bay arrangement to get a Grand Slam in. As standard it's got four quite small bays.

You may see an RAF one earlier than that too..........   ;)

Well the plan for it (RW stuff now) was for the B-35 to carry two semi-recessed Grand Slams, I've got a 3-View of it somewhere but do you think I can find it when I want it.  Considering that a B-29 could carry two Grand Slams, it should be much easier for the B-35 (out of interest, the B-36 could carry four Grand Slams)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #183 on: March 31, 2014, 02:02:05 pm »
Back to Phantoms for the 2nd build of the year.

And the idea for this one came from Spinners strike fighters thread.


Yes a Phantom FGR-2 in the markings of my favorite RAF fighter squadron, The Mighty 5. A total act of heresy, but after seeing Spinners 5sqn toom screen shot it just had to be built.


And here it is along with the 85 sqn Lightning F-2A that I did last month. Now carrying its Firestreaks.

The Phantom is the Fujimi FGR-2 kit, built OOB. Althou I swapped out the kits sneb pods for the sidwinders from a Fujimi Phantom FG-1 kit. Why? 5 sqn is not a groundpounder squadron! They hunt Bear!  ;D or at least thats what they should be doing these days.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #184 on: March 31, 2014, 02:50:36 pm »
Looking good there especially the pair of familar yet slightly different squadrons  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #185 on: April 01, 2014, 07:17:53 am »
Nice one Martin
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #186 on: April 01, 2014, 09:17:40 am »
Doing a Wooksta there eh! Martin -- I'm looking and looking at it and couldn't see what you had done.  Not really into what squadron flew what myself ---

Mind you here's a question, I've been reading that the RAF comptemplated buying the F-15 (two-seater  B with Brit equipment), do you think they would have got the grey/green camo too ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #187 on: April 01, 2014, 12:22:13 pm »
I thought F-15s dissolved if you DIDN'T paint them grey..............  :banghead:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #188 on: April 01, 2014, 02:03:44 pm »
Doesn't appear so Kit     ;D

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #189 on: April 01, 2014, 02:19:55 pm »
Mind you here's a question, I've been reading that the RAF comptemplated buying the F-15 (two-seater  B with Brit equipment), do you think they would have got the grey/green camo too ?

I would think that they would have been in the same boring grey scheme the Tornado F-3's wore.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #190 on: April 01, 2014, 02:22:26 pm »
F-15 in Barley Grey  --- hmm!  think on this I will ---  ;)
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #191 on: April 01, 2014, 03:19:13 pm »
Depends on when mid-late 70s then still a chance of dsg/dg over lag, but with them being grey in USAF service they would have likely entered service in an ADV scheme
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #192 on: April 23, 2014, 02:54:42 pm »
Another Phantom. And this idea has been done before by one or more of the UK lads. Either Nigel Bunker and/or Lancer.



Yes its an F-4E in RAF plumage.



Namely 6 squadron. And rigged for ground pounding. The weapons fit is pretty standard for an RAF toom, as is the paint job.



Its the Italeri kit built OOB bar the sneb pods and the strike camera fitted in the forward left hand sparrow bay. The decals are a mix of Xtradecal and model decal sets.

There are two more tooms in build. but thats enough said about them for now  :wacko:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #193 on: April 24, 2014, 01:06:20 pm »
The 'other' Brit F4E is mine. But it' got a grey overcoat I'm afraid. Did it a few years ago, I thought it might be a bit of a head turner. I DO like in the Green/Grey cammo scheme....Nice one Martin
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #194 on: April 25, 2014, 06:49:30 pm »
Love your RAF Phantoms Martin ! Mmmm....Phantoms in RAF camo..... :wub:

Love the 5 Squadron bird. Those Anglo Phantoms look just too right. I knew I should have grabbed that old boxing Hasegawa RN Phantom for 8 dollars today !

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