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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #315 on: February 27, 2016, 04:12:20 am »
Lovely work.  I particularly like the Fleet Shadower.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #316 on: February 27, 2016, 06:01:21 am »
Yup must say I like the Shadower as well  :thumbsup:

Looked at a couple of Akatombo kits before, just wondered what the delivery time is like though ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #317 on: February 27, 2016, 07:06:16 am »
I got both kits via Coopers models in the US before they disapeared from the scene. So no idea Chris
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #318 on: February 27, 2016, 12:18:30 pm »

Or as I did the nuclear strike version with a single Red beard "target marker". The wing tip pods are unguided rocket pods.


Ah yes, so if there are any 'escapees' from the Red Beard blast you can go back and zap them with the unguided rockets, yes?  ;D :lol:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #319 on: February 27, 2016, 01:50:10 pm »

Or as I did the nuclear strike version with a single Red beard "target marker". The wing tip pods are unguided rocket pods.


Ah yes, so if there are any 'escapees' from the Red Beard blast you can go back and zap them with the unguided rockets, yes?  ;D :lol:

Something like that Kit ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #320 on: February 27, 2016, 01:59:38 pm »
The intresting bit is did they use the rocket for QRA launch or to get the hell out of dodge once the delivery was made ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #321 on: February 27, 2016, 02:01:58 pm »
The intresting bit is did they use the rocket for QRA launch or to get the hell out of dodge once the delivery was made ?
According to the blurb on the instructions the rocket motor was to be removed from the strike versions, with the space taken up for more fuel tankage.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #322 on: February 28, 2016, 05:38:30 am »
Nice work Martin ! I like the Fleet Shadower, and am glad you placed it beside the Spit for a pic, as I'd be one whom would think that it was a heavy !

Love the 177 as well. Love anything in that camo, but that is just such a neat looking aeroplane. Love the load as well.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #323 on: February 28, 2016, 06:25:09 am »
Very nice, very unusual subject (and not a whif type either).

Every day is a school day - never heard of Akatombo until now.  Their Bristol 188 looks nice.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #324 on: February 29, 2016, 12:40:11 am »
Just catching up with this thread, having seen the latest ones in the fle...plastic at Crewe. :thumbsup:

All excellent stuff: the Fleet Shadower is a lovely little thing. Having the observer in the nose and the pilot up top like that reminds me of the Potez 75 COIN job where the idea was that the former would control SS.10s.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #325 on: May 24, 2016, 09:01:26 am »
Ive not been so active the last few months since starting the new job. Im still getting used to the new shift pattern and working out what spare time I now have.

However. There has been some model activity, all be it sci fi.



The new(ish) Bandi Incom T65 Xwing. built oob. I built it to kinda get my modelling mojo back on track, it then opened a pandoras box so to speak..............

as it was followed by a 2nd X wing.



Which in turn caused me dig out a long stalled resin build I picked up on ebay abouth 18 months ago.


Its a garage kit, so I have no idea who did it. And for those who have no idea what it is. Its the Earth Defence DIrectorate star fighter from Buck Rogers in the 25th Centuary.

Now the star fighter was orginaly intended to be the Viper in the original Battle star Galaxtica. So you can guess what happened next.............

a pair of Mobius (Remake) Vipers fell onto my bench.


I should say I also managed some work on a pair of whiffs that I started back in March. More on those once I finish them.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #326 on: May 24, 2016, 05:42:03 pm »
Love the Starfighter.  I enjoyed Buck Rogers except for that irritating little robot.
Dinky or Corgi did one.  Could this be moulded from that?

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #327 on: May 25, 2016, 03:16:16 am »
I think the EDF Starfighter is one of the Fantastic Plastic resin kits that are now OOP.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #328 on: May 25, 2016, 06:00:45 am »
I think the EDF Starfighter is one of the Fantastic Plastic resin kits that are now OOP.
No it isnt. I missed out on those. This one was a garage kit I found quite by chance on ebay. Its only five parts. (engines, wings and a solid space frame. Oh! and shouldnt forget the home made decals that came with it.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #329 on: May 25, 2016, 07:14:55 am »
Love the Starfighter.  I enjoyed Buck Rogers except for that irritating little robot.


First series was ok, when they went into space it went all pear shaped. Mind you Col Wilma was anyway  :wub: :wub: :wub:
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