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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1185 on: September 20, 2015, 08:20:48 am »
I've not used a bespoke pink yet but may well get a tin/tub of Humbrol pink. I think it's only in enamel though ? Vallejo probably have one and Games Workshop will but what they call it is another matter  :blink:

I've also used it with red, sometimes a solid red can give coverage problems especially over a dark substrate and that was fine as well.
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« Reply #1186 on: September 21, 2015, 06:07:46 am »
Well the Tempest and Defiant have started to get their transfers. Defiant looks good in the "bright" desert colours  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1187 on: September 21, 2015, 06:23:19 am »
Oh I can but. Looking forward to seeing that one Chris ! I bought some Humbrol desert colours for just such reasons.... :thumbsup:
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« Reply #1188 on: September 21, 2015, 07:13:15 am »
The Defiant in desert colours makes you realise just how sleek a dedicated single seater would look.

It's actually got me thinking of a British Sturmovik based on the Defiant but with just the single rear gun. The FAA will get theirs first though
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1189 on: September 21, 2015, 07:27:01 am »
The FAA will get theirs first though

With floats?  ;)
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1190 on: September 21, 2015, 11:18:23 am »
Floats like the Roc had.

Looking forward to the ground attack version.....lots of extra armour needed though..... ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #1191 on: September 22, 2015, 06:16:16 am »
Floats like the Roc had.

Looking forward to the ground attack version.....lots of extra armour needed though..... ;D ;D ;D

Did the Roc ever take off with floats ?  :rolleyes:

Yup a ground attack Defiant, extra armour, single rear gun and rockets. Although a latter mark could become a single seater with the lack of opposition air power ?
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1192 on: September 22, 2015, 07:29:30 am »
Floats like the Roc had.


Did the Roc ever take off with floats ?  :rolleyes:


The Spitfire Mk.I when fitted with Roc floats didn't  ------- apparently the sea trials went very badly --
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« Reply #1194 on: September 22, 2015, 07:42:34 am »
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« Reply #1195 on: September 22, 2015, 12:21:51 pm »
Trying to find a photo of the Roc with floats scratchbuilt by my late friend Dennis Gorman....in 1/24th. :o
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1196 on: September 22, 2015, 03:14:39 pm »

Did the Roc ever take off with floats ?  :rolleyes:


Apparently so, although not that well, and there were five (or maybe just four....) of them. See below.

http://freespace.virgin.net/john.dell/blackburn_roc.htm

Scroll down 'Floats'.

Apparently they were Shark floats, which are, or were, available in the FROG Shark kit.
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« Reply #1197 on: September 22, 2015, 03:52:06 pm »

Did the Roc ever take off with floats ?  :rolleyes:


Apparently so, although not that well, and there were five (or maybe just four....) of them. See below.

http://freespace.virgin.net/john.dell/blackburn_roc.htm

Scroll down 'Floats'.

Apparently they were Shark floats, which are, or were, available in the FROG Shark kit.

Which is where I got the floats from to do my Spit Mk.I floatplane because it used Roc floats  ;)
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« Reply #1198 on: September 23, 2015, 06:02:44 am »
I've seen a few real life radial Hurricane proposals but can't remember the float plane one. It's amazing all these floatplane design's that were around at the time, all because we were expecting to be involved in Northern climes. Latter on of course they were designed with warmer ones in mind  :rolleyes:

Some progress today and that will be it for the week I think. Morfields re the eye tomorrow (30 mins combined with nurse and doctor - probably- and 2/3 hours sitting around). Friday is household doo-dahs day and then I want to clear the decks a bit so I can start on my BoB build No 1 on Sunday. So these 3 will drift in and out of bench space over the next week or so.

Defiant has had her transfers completed. In the end I just went with the individual aircraft code as she didn't look right with squadron codes for some reason. Tempest has also had her transfers finished and both of them have minimal stencils. I have to be in the mood and I wasn't. Besides to many can spoil a model I think. Both of these are also now standing on their own two legs, although the Tempests are a little wobbly. It's the same with every Academy Tempest I've built - wobbly legs. Hope the real things were stronger.

Welkin is also on her legs and so is nearly there as well. Whilst cutting one of the undercarriage doors from it's resin block it flew into the ether and I thought  :banghead: :banghead:. Had a good look for it but no luck, so scratched a new one and painted the inner surface. Went to get the tail wheel doors from the old food tray I use for work in progress and there was the main door ! It had flown home so to speak, never though of looking there of all places  ;D
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Re: Narses2's Blog - or what I'm slowly making progress on
« Reply #1199 on: September 23, 2015, 07:00:27 am »
Went to get the tail wheel doors from the old food tray I use for work in progress and there was the main door ! It had flown home so to speak, never though of looking there of all places  ;D

The pervisity of inanimate objects, eh?  :banghead:
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