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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #210 on: October 27, 2014, 02:56:04 pm »
We'll be snided out with Lightnings at Telford.  :thumbsup: :bow:

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #211 on: October 27, 2014, 03:16:44 pm »
Good grief we were only discussing this as we drove back from Glasgow a week last Sunday in some rather iffy weather. I know he told me he had started them last week but i didn't expect all 3 to be completed within a week !!!! :bow:.

Must admit i too like the Drone the best  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #212 on: October 27, 2014, 03:19:55 pm »
Shouldn't the FRADU one have a light right in the centre of the radome for the Navy gunners to aim at, like their Hunter 11s?  :lol:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #213 on: October 27, 2014, 03:34:13 pm »
fair point Kit LOL. Well it certainly wouldnt be needing the old radar in there now would it?

I have a few more drone ideas knocking around, but more on those as and when I get around to building them ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #214 on: January 27, 2015, 04:53:45 pm »
Great stuff Martin ! Love the Lightning trio, but my fave has to be that giant tank thing. I like that, and in fact wouldn't mind building one of my own. Also a big fan of the Vertol. Funny how stuff like that just happens !

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #215 on: January 27, 2015, 10:41:45 pm »
It was interesting how many were drawn to the Lightning Drone at the Bolton Show last Sunday. it was eye catching and drew them into to looking at the others more closely  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #216 on: January 30, 2015, 05:25:28 pm »
Missed the Lightning drone.  So tasty.  Methinks there needs to be one on this side of the pond.... ;)

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #217 on: February 03, 2015, 03:23:45 pm »
Missed the Lightning drone.  So tasty.  Methinks there needs to be one on this side of the pond.... ;)

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #218 on: February 22, 2015, 01:19:02 pm »
Almost done with this one, I just need to acquire a suitable stand for it.



This is the Sharkit Douglas D1186. carrier based (I kid you not!) cruise missile mistel.

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It had its first public outing today at the Crewe show. Pity I dropped the bleedin thing as we were packing up!
So its now been repaired and is waiting a little bit of paint touching up to get it back to were it was first thing this morning. On the plus side I located a suitable base/stand for it at the show  :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 05:45:46 am by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #219 on: February 22, 2015, 01:31:12 pm »
And seriously awesome it is too!  :o :o :o

Goodness KNOWS how the USN intended to operate something this huge off a carrier, even if it was going to be the largest carrier ever at the time.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #220 on: February 23, 2015, 07:57:49 am »
If I remember the Sharkit box, the carrier was just a huge flat top with now't else upstairs ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #221 on: February 23, 2015, 10:36:54 am »
If I remember the Sharkit box, the carrier was just a huge flat top with now't else upstairs ?

Is that a ship or a woman your describing  ;D

The Carrier in question was CV-58 USS United States which was a huge flat top carrier with no Island
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #222 on: February 23, 2015, 11:13:27 am »
It's difficult to believe but the USN Spec. that produced the D1186 design eventually resulted in the Skywarrior!  :o
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #223 on: February 23, 2015, 12:43:53 pm »
well its now been fully repaired after its unscheduled heavy landing yesterday. And the damaged areas have been repainted as needed.

Its also now on its stand.




« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 05:46:39 am by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #224 on: February 23, 2015, 02:34:00 pm »
Looks a LOT better than it did the last time I saw it. The stand really suits it too.  :thumbsup: :bow:
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