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The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:35:04 am »
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 11:53:24 am »
Sounds a reasonable arrangement Lee.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 02:06:44 pm »
Will there be a Grumman product in PR Blue at some point as well then?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 02:50:35 pm »
I've a Tigercat that's been in the stash for a while that I'd intended re-engining with Bristol Centaurus but that was going to be Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky and there's a Bearcat that needs a paint job at sometime but again, a RN scheme.

Other than the Spitfires, I'm not planning on starting anything new, just finishing off stuff thats stalled. Although I'm seriously thinking about another Lancastrian AEW.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 01:56:37 am »
Glad to see the Mojo has returned Lee. Lancaster developments sound interesting. Didn't realise job had finished already  :-\
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 03:18:42 am »
Nice to see your back on the case and with Lancaster's (and derivatives !) :thumbsup:.

You'll have to put a shout out on here and on BM for those buying and building the Dambuster or the B.II when it comes out to pass over their remaining spares such as the FN-82 turret or the Upkeep trolley if not going to be usedas you can use that with a new cradle for Grandslam and Housekeeper (You could also ask for the Blue Danube out of the Valaint kits too i suppose to fill in for Housekepper  ;) )
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 03:37:24 am »
Good idea Lee.  Keeps the themes separate - actually I think what you've done is create your own themed build threads, and why not.  

'I've yet to consider a scheme, but I'm toying with the Extra Dark Sea Grey/Dark Slate Grey over Sky with BPF style roundels as an AEW over the Fleet in the far east.'  
I'd suggest Azure Blue undersides as Sky would I think be too light.  Some Halifax and Stirling transports were finished in this scheme.  Tonally I would suggest it would not be too dissimilar to Shackleton AEW2's overall Dark Sea Grey.  I'd stick with Azure rather than PRU Blue for your unfinished Lancaster VI 'Special'.  BPF markings as you plan are I'd say a must.

It would be nice to have pics of finished items posted up.
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 06:01:09 am »
The Lancaster VI 'Special' is already painted.  The Dark Earth/Dark Green/PRU Blue suits it.  It's a wonderful combination and I've used it for a few things, only two of which are finished.

'Housekeeper' - I've a Blue Danube mould that was given to be by TsrJoe, plus two cast bombs that are already assembled with tail fins.  They just need painting.

The Airfix FN82 tail turret spares - it's a thought but without the other two bits, they're virtually useless because they don't fit any of the other available Lancaster turret components - I know, I've already tried!  It's got to be full turret or nowt.

The Upkeep trolley.  May use that to carry the planned Miles U52 stand off bomb.  Still want an adequate codename for that one - "Metric" perhaps?  Just need to get a cheap MPM/Condor V-2 missile.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 04:56:10 am »
Just a note to say Colin's Tallboy conversion set is out for the new Airfix Dambuster kit as a possibility for future use.

As for 2nd line units don't forget the Air Gunnery School as well as a possibility, that should allow for some interesting combinations of Turret fit variants for you.

I take it that the S&M post War Decal set will be right up your street ?, might be orth a shout out for any surplus markings from this set.

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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 05:11:36 am »

The Upkeep trolley.  May use that to carry the planned Miles U52 stand off bomb.  Still want an adequate codename for that one - "Metric" perhaps?  Just need to get a cheap MPM/Condor V-2 missile.

How about re-using a name from the coastal guns near Dover?

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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 12:18:21 pm »
Ta for the thought re the Tallboy conversion but as I prefer to have bomb doors closed for ease of assembly, not to mention painting, I'll use the spare Hasegawa one in the spares box.  IIRC, I've a Paragon one somewhere too.  Well, the doors anyway.

The Miles M52 stand off bomb is going to be codenamed either "Wardrobe" (I did consider Welsh Dresser for several seconds), "Hooker" or continuing the rugby theme, "Scrum Half".
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 10:05:48 pm »
What is the intended guidance method?
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 03:01:58 am »
Radio control.  We working on something similar although we could always nick it off the US who used it for the Aphrodites.

Upkeep trolley.  A Grand Slam or "Nursemaid" sits nicely on it.  Just need to do some actual assembly on that.
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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2014, 07:41:37 pm »
I like the Chipmunk on steroids idea !

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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 07:32:23 am »
Quote from Lee's Blog

*Which brings me to an article by some ill-informed muppet in the latest IPMS newsletter, whinging about the newer Airfix releases having bits that aren't marked on the instructions.  Well, yes.  They're called extras, mate, and very welcome they are too.  The major gripe of his is that the series two Early Hurricane has all of the bits for a BoB one but the instructions don't say so.  True, they don't, but then again, the kit is marketed as an early PRE WAR aircraft.  If the modeller wants a wartime one - and there were quite a few more rag wing Hurris than many realise - then they have to do their own research.  He also whinged about the Harrier GR3 kit having all the bits for a GR1 but no GR1 decals.  Well, it wouldn't - it's a GR3. 

Has it really come to this?  Are modellers now so ******* stupid that they have to be spoon fed?  Are they incapable of doing some research or using their initiative?  On the basis of this article, then yes, they are.  The utter cretins..."

Can I just say I agree with you totally Lee. Unless I'm missing something I really cannot understand why IPMS gave him the space. I think he's also moaning about the pricing policy but it gets lost in the rest of his argument. It really annoyed me
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