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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #135 on: June 06, 2014, 03:04:44 pm »
I found the Hayford while my cat was outside.

I can tell that your all wondering why it was important that the cat was outside. Well she does like to explore the storage cupboard where my stash is kept so the search was easier to perform while she was outside.

The kit, Revell 5 decades of modelling history edition, was hiding at the bottom of a box under my Revell 1/72 F-101 Voodoo.

Middle East Sand and Earth camouflage I think.....

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #136 on: June 07, 2014, 05:43:37 am »

Middle East Sand and Earth camouflage I think.....

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Now that would look nice and not to far fetched  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #137 on: June 07, 2014, 02:11:31 pm »

Middle East Sand and Earth camouflage I think.....

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Now that would look nice and not to far fetched  :thumbsup:

Exactly why I came up with the idea.   ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #138 on: June 16, 2014, 06:04:39 am »
Everything is going so slowly. I did have bags of time to finish a group build but time is fast catching up on me and I have only recently sorted out an error which I made with the Bort numbers  :banghead:

Finally decided to use my Airfix membership to suit what I intend to build so I have been cutting little squares out of the box lids of several kits to produce enough Airfix Flying Hours to hopefully get an Airfix Lancaster BI(FE)/BIII & an Airfix Bristol Blenheim B MkI. I still have loads of box lids with flying hours still attached to them which stand a good chance of becoming separated once the Swift is released or the Lightning Mk6.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #139 on: June 16, 2014, 12:24:57 pm »
Just been looking at my Airfix Lancaster Mk II kit and I am starting to consider what differences from the MkI(FE)/III there are other than the engines. Can anyone help?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #140 on: June 29, 2014, 02:46:11 am »
Decided what to do with my recent Bristol Blenheim "purchase", an ASR aircraft and I don't mean that it lands on the water to pick up people. This would be converted in the same way that Spitfires were for ASR duties. My thinking being that its easy to do, an ideal task for an aircraft that was not front-line capable but still useful and its also quite plausible.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #141 on: June 29, 2014, 02:54:31 am »
Better to use the Mk IV for ASR - they were fitted with long range tanks, better engines plus the longer nose would give added visibility for searching.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #142 on: June 29, 2014, 03:06:34 am »
Even better might be a service version of the prototype Mk IV, as it had a Mk I 'greenhouse' on a lengthened nose. Plus it looks a lot better than then the stepped nose glazing on the production Mk IV.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #143 on: July 06, 2014, 03:15:18 am »
Well the Blenheim is going into the stash for a while as I work on some part started projects. BoB Spitfire which is a whiff and several Phantoms, Frog kits, at least one of which will get Rhinoplasty performed on it as I am hoping that the fuselage will match the Fujimi RF-4 nose better than the Fujimi F-4M does which in turn allows me to modify the F-4M into either a gun armed M, which I favour doing, or to use it as a basis for the HL version or even the FV version which I would prefer to cut up the Frog kits for rather than a Fujimi kit.

Well that's the plan at the moment....

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #144 on: July 13, 2014, 02:03:52 am »
Decided to make a spreadsheet of all the F-4 versions I am building, parts used, decals and weapons so I can keep track of what I am doing.

As I appear to be somewhat masochistic with anything model related, I have decided to add a guide to the Sprue's/Runner's of the Hasegawa F-4's so that when I want to build a particular version I can simply look up which is the better version/boxing to use or from where I can source parts to make what I want.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #145 on: July 13, 2014, 02:12:52 am »

As I appear to be somewhat masochistic with anything model related, I have decided to add a guide to the Sprue's/Runner's of the Hasegawa F-4's so that when I want to build a particular version I can simply look up which is the better version/boxing to use or from where I can source parts to make what I want.

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I honestly thought I was the only person who had a brain that operated on those lines  ;D I put mine down to 40 years working with statistics and all other sorts of information  :rolleyes:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #146 on: July 13, 2014, 03:14:06 am »

As I appear to be somewhat masochistic with anything model related, I have decided to add a guide to the Sprue's/Runner's of the Hasegawa F-4's so that when I want to build a particular version I can simply look up which is the better version/boxing to use or from where I can source parts to make what I want.

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I honestly thought I was the only person who had a brain that operated on those lines  ;D I put mine down to 40 years working with statistics and all other sorts of information  :rolleyes:

Put it down to a failing memory and a stack of models that are organised with decals and parts but nothing else done to them.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #147 on: July 14, 2014, 02:29:56 am »
I have managed to eventually get a link to work to Dropbox which a work colleague suggested I use to share files.

This is the currant list of what I plan to build Phantom wise. It is missing the British Phantoms which I will be adding later as a separate page to cover all the variations/squadrons that I plan to build. Other versions will be added to the list as well, such as the HL version. The list of Hasegawa sprue's still has a few gaps in it, help much appreciated in filling those gaps especially if you can provide a scan of the instructions to go along with the sprue. I think I may have started to grow a beast!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #148 on: July 14, 2014, 06:58:50 am »
Just doing a test to see if I can link the file from my OneDrive which means that any updates I make will automatically be updated in the file as long as you keep the link.

If it works  ;D if not  :banghead:

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*EDIT* Looks as if I can't share the file on the OneDrive without making it editable by others :banghead: so it looks as if Dropbox wins the day.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #149 on: July 14, 2014, 12:46:49 pm »
Hopefully the link works, no feedback one way or the other yet  :blink:

Added the Fujimi Phantoms that I have as a new page and added a few items to the first page. This is not finished by a long way. Also while compiling the list i seam to have misplace a couple of kits.

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