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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #270 on: July 22, 2020, 03:58:31 pm »
Vulcans?  Part-started Matchbox one?  Do you mean Matchbox Buccaneer or Victor?
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« Reply #271 on: July 22, 2020, 04:13:36 pm »
Yes, it should have said Victor.  Blame tiredness and lack of alcohol.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #272 on: July 30, 2020, 02:35:40 am »
An act of treason I know, but apols Lee the replies link is sending me to a place I don’t recognise as being the forum.  At least not while my only tinterweb access this week is through my phone.

Victors, VC10Ks and Nimrods were not painted Desert Pink as they were already in Hemp.

Two 216 Sqn Tristars (subsequently nicknamed Pinky and Perky) had their fuselages painted Desert Pink.  The wings were left untouched, as was the case when the entire fleet went grey.  Something to do with the Lockheed warranty (honest).

Shiny 10 Sqn VC10s were not pinked up.

All fixed now.

Pity about that, I suspect it may be a bit more interesting, although for reasons of quality  (or rather the lack of it), Valiant is going in a dark scheme of Dark Sea Grey and Dark Green over Light Aircraft Grey.  Should hide the poor surface quality (which I am attempting to fix) and the poor build quality.
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« Reply #273 on: July 30, 2020, 09:04:08 am »
IMHO I’d say doing a two point tanker Valiant BK.1 in that scheme (one not too far from the Valiant’s ‘retirement scheme’) is ideal JMN bait!
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« Reply #274 on: July 30, 2020, 09:40:08 am »
Except the real ones had Medium Sea Grey uppers whereas I'm using Dark Sea Grey.  But then Vulcans went to Dark Sea Grey so I don't see why whiffed late service Valiant K.1A shouldn't either...

I've gone looking for Valiants on ebay - I was only looking for decals - have you seen the prices?
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 09:41:42 am by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #275 on: July 30, 2020, 11:09:55 am »
Exactly my point, Lee.  Also the MSG/DG  Valiant undersides were white, same as Victors.  Victors went from MSG/DG/white to Hemp + LAG.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #276 on: July 31, 2020, 02:09:01 pm »
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... that odd cable duct? around the main canopy....

IIRC that's the pipe from the refuelling probe to the main fuel system. All Valiants seem to have them, whether they have probes fitted or not.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #277 on: July 31, 2020, 02:45:35 pm »
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... that odd cable duct? around the main canopy....

IIRC that's the pipe from the refuelling probe to the main fuel system. All Valiants seem to have them, whether they have probes fitted or not.

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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #278 on: August 01, 2020, 05:31:51 am »
Automotive knifing putty is cellulose based and will definitely attack styrene if used too heavily.  Indeed, if used in large enough volumes it can turn previously normal model kit parts into shapeless blobs.
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #279 on: August 04, 2020, 06:46:05 am »
The thing that's intriguing me Lee, is where are you going to put all these V Bombers/Tankers ? You must have 6 or so on the go/planned at the moment ? Sorry but I've lost count.
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« Reply #280 on: August 04, 2020, 07:26:57 am »
Two Vulcans, a Valiant and possibly a trio - a Vic, even - of Victors.  There's thoughts of an additional Vulcan, as well as XM594 when the new tool comes out, but once those are done, I doubt I'll be doing the V bombers again. 

And yes, spacewise it's got me concerned too.

I'll have a look at boxes in Home Bargains.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 07:31:10 am by The Wooksta! »
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
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Re: The Wooksta!: Not a Spitfire Blog - comments thread.
« Reply #281 on: August 04, 2020, 07:33:54 am »
I've moved to cardboard storage boxes Lee.

Get them from this mob, good quality, value and excellent delivery http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/easipack

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« Reply #282 on: August 04, 2020, 07:42:19 am »
Ta for the thought, but I'm wedded to the plastic ones, for strength issues and they're lees likely to suffer from damp or mould.
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"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

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« Reply #283 on: August 04, 2020, 09:45:19 am »
I've moved to cardboard storage boxes Lee.

What, sold your place in Croydon?

Theme for SME2021?  Yes I’m up for that, possibly more than one (of which one could of course be V-bombers, although for space reasons if all 1/72 only one model per contributor)?
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« Reply #284 on: August 04, 2020, 11:27:25 am »
I've moved to cardboard storage boxes Lee.

What, sold your place in Croydon?


They'd still be better than some of the houses in Sunderland, especially Pallion.  I know a bloke who had to go there for work and he said he had to wipe his feet after leaving the house...
"It's basically a cure -  for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac. The potential market's enormous!"

"Please dial *617 at this time"

"We're the Sweeney, son, and we haven't had any dinner."

"An inaccurate parcel of dog turds!"

The Plan:
www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,34762.0.ht