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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #120 on: May 06, 2014, 11:27:16 am »
Been thinking about the CF-105 that Jay Bee donated to me at Perth the other week. I think I remember that someone brought out a correction set for it. Am I right in remembering this or is it a figment of my imagination.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #121 on: May 06, 2014, 01:14:50 pm »
That was Mastercasters but i think its currently OOP
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #122 on: May 06, 2014, 04:52:08 pm »
Neat idea for hanging sprues....I should try that ! You have no idea how many little cat hairs I get in my paint !

As for the 105....just do it  :thumbsup: Correction or not  :cheers:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #123 on: May 07, 2014, 01:00:28 pm »
That was Mastercasters but i think its currently OOP

Thanks Thorvic.

Neat idea for hanging sprues....I should try that ! You have no idea how many little cat hairs I get in my paint !

As I have a cat I for the last fourteen years I know though I do manage to keep her out of the modelling room.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #124 on: May 07, 2014, 01:28:21 pm »
Neat idea for hanging sprues....I should try that ! You have no idea how many little cat hairs I get in my paint !

As for the 105....just do it  :thumbsup: Correction or not  :cheers:

How about some cup hooks screwed to the bottom of the shelf?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #125 on: May 07, 2014, 04:20:59 pm »
As an aside to the Master Casters comment, I have 2 of their 48th scale sets and need one more, but they weren't happy with the castings on that one and I may have missed the boat !
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #126 on: May 08, 2014, 11:06:39 am »
As an aside to the Master Casters comment, I have 2 of their 48th scale sets and need one more, but they weren't happy with the castings on that one and I may have missed the boat !


What I have is 1/72 scale, 1/48 is a rare item for me to think of building although I have a few aircraft in my stash and am thinking of the new 1/48 MiG-25  :wub:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #127 on: May 08, 2014, 01:56:56 pm »
I received another boxing of the Hasegawa Japanese RF-4 Phantoms, two kits in one box for the price that most of the F-4E's are being sold individually, sounds like a result to me  :thumbsup:

Of course the aircraft will not be build out of the box, that's why its the second box I have bought, the first one will be real world. This box will contribute to my F-4 themed build that I mentioned some time back although with only one new version, the Turkish RF-4ETM which is a locally upgraded version in a similar manner to the Kai from Japan and the Kurnas 2000 from Israel.

The reconnaissance pods that come with the kits will not be used, at least with either of the kits in the box as they will make excellent whiff material to hang under another aircraft such as the Mitsubishi F-2 or even a Japanese Jaguar perhaps?

I have yet to decide what I will be doing with the F-4E from the boxing, I am thinking along the lines of Egyptian or another operator of the F-4E, not Iranian as I have an RF-4E to be operated by them. Egypt, Australia and Korea are countries that I could put the F-4E into as they all operated the E which doesn't leave many countries to represent other than Spain, at least in real life.........

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #128 on: May 08, 2014, 05:03:32 pm »
Indeed that's a result ! Are there more where they came from ? I'd like to get an RF bird.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #129 on: May 09, 2014, 03:19:13 am »
Indeed that's a result ! Are there more where they came from ? I'd like to get an RF bird.

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I got this Boxing from White Ensign Models which being in the UK could prove expensive for postage.

You can get the same item from Sprue Brothers but if you just want the RF-4 you can simply type RF-4 into their search engine, then select Hasegawa to get this list.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #130 on: May 27, 2014, 02:53:55 pm »
I have been doing some tidying up of my model room, so I can end up with some space for a short while. I appear to have misplaced the majority of the contents of a Freightdog SR177K  :blink:

I also seam to have misplaced a Matchbox HP Hayford although that could simply be hiding in a storage box.

The search goes on, cubic inch by cubic inch

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #131 on: May 27, 2014, 05:11:06 pm »

I also seam to have misplaced a Matchbox HP Hayford although that could simply be hiding in a storage box.


How can you lose something THAT big?  :o
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #132 on: May 28, 2014, 11:46:27 am »

I also seam to have misplaced a Matchbox HP Hayford although that could simply be hiding in a storage box.


How can you lose something THAT big?  :o

It's un-built which helps reduce the size somewhat  :rolleyes:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #133 on: May 29, 2014, 02:44:04 pm »
While doing some reorganization of my model room I have found at least one build that go back to 2009 when I managed to attend SMW in Telford! Also unearthed my Lancaster Mk40 which I intend to resurrect and with Spinners currant crop of Mustangs throwing ideas at my head I may revive an idea I have that is Mustang related  <_<

Other ideas that are on my sooner rather than later build list are a Naval Jaguar which was an idea I had many moons ago but has been revived by a 1/48 build article in a magazine.

The list of part started builds that I should do more work/finish gets longer and longer every time I think about it. My MPA version of the DC-10 being an example of something that has loads of promise but no motivation on my part. Despite misplacing an SR177K I still have a nearly finished SR177R. There are a slew of Fw190/Ta 152 aircraft that are started to a lesser or greater extent, usually lesser, which are also what-ifs like all the previously mentioned aircraft, or more accurately Project Cancelled Fw 190/Ta 152's.

First and foremost I have to finish my Yak 75! Canopy frame and Ejector seat painting tomorrow I think, touching up the external tanks as well seeing that they will be the same colour. After that detail painting of the missiles and the wheels will set the stage for adding the decals which should really lift the aircraft from the drab and mundane grey beast that she is at the moment. So as she is almost finished work wise don't expect any pictures until she is all together, well maybe one of the ejector seat to keep teasing you guys  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #134 on: May 30, 2014, 02:35:28 pm »
I have been doing some tidying up of my model room, so I can end up with some space for a short while. I appear to have misplaced the majority of the contents of a Freightdog SR177K  :blink:

I also seam to have misplaced a Matchbox HP Hayford although that could simply be hiding in a storage box.

The search goes on, cubic inch by cubic inch

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I found the SR177K  :party:  it was hiding under a load of aircraft parts at the back of my cutting mat! I also found one half of a P-51B/C which has its engine removed. Got me thinking about a radial engined P-51, waste not want not as they say.

Not looked in the storage room yet so I have no idea where the Hayford is hiding. When I do search the storage room I will be doing a massive reorganisation which will include cataloguing the whole stash  :blink:

So if I get an idea or want to find something I will know exactly where it is, or at least that's the theory  ;D

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