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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2019, 10:32:50 am »
Will you be able to have the Magics all the way around when it's in the trailer frame Kit ?
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2019, 03:39:09 pm »
Who knows?  ;D

If not, the ones that are obstructed by the launcher can be on extendible frames, like the ones on an F-102 maybe?
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #62 on: November 04, 2019, 09:13:04 pm »
Got the colour coat on now, Ford Stratos Silver again, with a black radome. I gave the whole airframe a blast of black over the red primer before masking off the radome, as I recalled that the people who use the metallic airbrush colours use black as a base coat and it's come out not looking too bad.

In the pic of the Colibri on its erector/launcher you can just see the undernose window too.



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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #63 on: November 05, 2019, 06:35:48 am »
Coming along nicely Kit
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #64 on: November 06, 2019, 04:38:59 am »
Just a few Magic missiles to arm the Colibri.....  ;D

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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #65 on: November 06, 2019, 05:06:12 am »
 ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #66 on: November 06, 2019, 05:41:41 am »

Amazon, Kit - has them by the long ton.

https://smile.amazon.com/TAROMAING-500pcs-Acrylic-Different-Artificial/dp/B077RVB7QX/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=clear+Acrylic+fingernails&qid=1572696924&sr=8-5


I found some on Amazon UK and bought a packet.

There's MILLIONS of them in there, so I've got enough canopies, of all sizes, to last me till the end of time!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #67 on: November 06, 2019, 05:42:58 am »
Are those heat seaking RATO's or radar guided  ones ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2019, 06:11:35 am »

Amazon, Kit - has them by the long ton.

https://smile.amazon.com/TAROMAING-500pcs-Acrylic-Different-Artificial/dp/B077RVB7QX/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=clear+Acrylic+fingernails&qid=1572696924&sr=8-5


Kit for the life of me I can't get my brain around their use. Could you bring a couple to Telford so I can visualise it better ?
I found some on Amazon UK and bought a packet.

There's MILLIONS of them in there, so I've got enough canopies, of all sizes, to last me till the end of time!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #69 on: November 06, 2019, 08:56:42 am »

Amazon, Kit - has them by the long ton.

https://smile.amazon.com/TAROMAING-500pcs-Acrylic-Different-Artificial/dp/B077RVB7QX/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=clear+Acrylic+fingernails&qid=1572696924&sr=8-5


I found some on Amazon UK and bought a packet.

There's MILLIONS of them in there, so I've got enough canopies, of all sizes, to last me till the end of time!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


Kit for the life of me I can't get my brain around their use. Could you bring a couple to Telford so I can visualise it better ?


No problem. I have no idea why a woman would want CLEAR nails either, especially as they're SO clear it'd be difficult to see them!
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2019, 08:58:46 am »

Are those heat seaking RATO's or radar guided  ones ;D


You should see how they look when they're in place around the wing! I've got half of them in place so far and they do look just like RATO boosters.

Perhaps the pilot could fire a few but not release the missile if he needed a bit more take-off thrust?  ;D ;)
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2019, 03:23:57 am »
Just a few Magic missiles to arm the Colibri.....  ;D



Two of the Magics have a more pointed nose.  I think they are the two I sent Kit from the Academy Super Etendard.  Now that could be Academy representing a different type of Magic (radar as opposed to heat seeker - or vice versa) or it could just be Academy not getting it quite right.
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #72 on: November 07, 2019, 04:02:07 am »

Two of the Magics have a more pointed nose.  I think they are the two I sent Kit from the Academy Super Etendard.  Now that could be Academy representing a different type of Magic (radar as opposed to heat seeker - or vice versa) or it could just be Academy not getting it quite right.


Very true. Most of the weapons load are infra-red homing versions, but bearing in mind the likely targets, the others home onto traces of vodka in the atmosphere and follow it unerringly to its source.... ;)
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #73 on: November 07, 2019, 06:40:05 am »
Cheers Kit  :thumbsup:


Very true. Most of the weapons load are infra-red homing versions, but bearing in mind the likely targets, the others home onto traces of vodka in the atmosphere and follow it unerringly to its source.... ;)

 ;D I watched Dr Strangelove again the other night and that reminds me of a quote by the "loony" USAF Commander  ;D
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Re: SNECMA Colibri (that's 'Hummingbird' in French....)
« Reply #74 on: November 07, 2019, 06:47:48 am »
Got the colour coat on now, Ford Stratos Silver again, with a black radome.
In the pic of the Colibri on its erector/launcher you can just see the undernose window too.
Belated congratulations again. Lovely with the canopy on... :wub:
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