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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #270 on: April 23, 2015, 03:03:57 am »
There are a couple of models that need their cockpits finished before I can paint and decal them, but the major assembly work is done. I have several that have some sub assemblies built which need other work carried out before I can move onto the external paint stage and of course there are hundreds, literally, that are in the bought and planned stage including loads of F-4's for real world builds, F-111's as well!
At least there are models that are either finished or nearly finished. I do have a build to concentrate on once the Scottish Nationals are over, a Hawker P1121 is at the top of my list of aircraft to start in the hope I can finish it in time for the Glasgow show in August  :blink: though at my build rate that could be August 2016 rather than 2015  :rolleyes:
My P177R is finished, see HERE so that's one so far this year with two getting there.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #271 on: April 28, 2015, 02:46:35 am »
Just remembered to post here that I no longer need the fuel tanks from a 1/48 F-4 as I managed to get a pair of them from the leader of the F-4 SIG at Perth  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #272 on: April 28, 2015, 11:56:08 pm »
So now the Scottish Nationals are done is on with finishing the to-do pile or has it done that other little trick and fired the motivation into something new as a result of new buys, other builds, Brain storming ideas with the rest of the crew (often the most dangerous one as some ideas just scream "Build Me" so you have no other choice than build it once the idea has hatched in your head  :banghead:) ?

SR177 looks smashing in the 3 Sqdn special scheme  :thumbsup:,
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #273 on: April 29, 2015, 12:51:53 am »
So now the Scottish Nationals are done is on with finishing the to-do pile or has it done that other little trick and fired the motivation into something new as a result of new buys, other builds, Brain storming ideas with the rest of the crew (often the most dangerous one as some ideas just scream "Build Me" so you have no other choice than build it once the idea has hatched in your head  :banghead:) ?

SR177 looks smashing in the 3 Sqdn special scheme  :thumbsup:,

Thanks Thorvic about the SR177

Getting other part builds finished is the priority at the moment, only bought two kits at the show and I do have an idea for the defiant though I will need to perform research into Belgian squadrons before I start it  ;D

Priority's are
1) 17Sqn F-4M
2) 79Sqn G-91
3) P1121
4) BoB Spitfire Mk22
5) 2Sqn RF-4M
6) Lancaster XL

and lots of other builds which may or may not be started including my Tu-4 Bull (the KB-29P is for this build) which I am tempted to build with RAF markings just to see if anyone spots the difference  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #274 on: May 03, 2015, 09:11:38 am »
A little progress on a few builds and only two of them mentioned above  :banghead:

The Lancaster got it's small problem area sanded then some filler applied over a coat of liquid polly which helps key the new filler to the existing filler, the lack of doing this caused a seemingly endless amount of problems with layers of filler flaking off like badly applied plaster to a wall.

My BoB spitfire has had some PSR and joint sanding done. It and a Gnat, Hurricane and parts of a J-21 have been washed and left to dry for a while. More work to continue later on those which may include the rest of the J-21 being assembled along with tailplane for the other aircraft and possible priming?

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #275 on: May 04, 2015, 12:54:17 am »
SAAB J 21, Soko J-21 Jastreb or a Shenyang J-21?

Saab J-21 though it won't be called that, probably Curtis something or other  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #276 on: May 07, 2015, 07:10:28 am »
I received an airmodel TSK De Havilland NF10 conversion set today. been looking for one of those for years as its a very rare bird. This will be a real world build as either an NF 10 or  Mk 54 of the Italian air force which will confuse people regardless.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #277 on: May 09, 2015, 09:28:00 am »
Not much modelling been done recently despite wanting to due to a chest/head cold that I have. Coughing and sneezing is not great for any finish on a model or for keeping all the parts on the table wither  :blink:
The brain is still working though which means I will be looking for a 1/72 Blackburn Skua canopy and a Fairly Battle, also in 1/72, I have plans for both  :wacko:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #278 on: May 09, 2015, 09:51:57 am »
Your priority list is excellent ! Can't wait to see 'em all !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #279 on: May 09, 2015, 10:39:31 am »
Your priority list is excellent ! Can't wait to see 'em all !

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Neither can I !!

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #280 on: May 10, 2015, 10:33:48 am »
Getting sidetracked for a short while, mentally though due to my cold sapping any desire to do anything with plastic or resin, and from a discussion on another thread about Harriers, I thought I would list what I intend to do with the few kits I have.

Most of these will be real world but the intent is to create a build of each version operated by each main operator, so:

Royal Air Force
Harrier GR1
Harrier GR1A
Harrier T2
Harrier T2A
Harrier GR3
Harrier GR3A
Harrier T4
Harrier GR5
Harrier GR5A
Harrier GR7
Harrier GR7A
Harrier GR9
Harrier GR9A
Harrier T10
Harrier T12

Royal Navy
Sea Harrier FRS.1
Sea Harrier F(A)2
Harrier T4A
Harrier T8

US Marines
AV-8A
TAV-8A
AV-8C
AV-8B
AV-8B Night Attack
AV-8B Plus
TAV-8B

Spain
AV-8AS
TAV-8AS
AV-8B
AV-8B Plus
TAV-8B

Italy
AV-8B Plus
TAV-8B

India
Sea Harrier FRS.51
Harrier T.52

Royal Thai Navy
AV-8AS
TAV-8AS

That's the complete list of aircraft and operators. I have aircraft and decals for most of the single seat versions and their operators and am working on acquiring models and decals for the two seater's. This will probably require to be updated later and I may transfer it to a spread sheet as I did for my F-4 build list.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #281 on: May 11, 2015, 02:07:29 pm »
I recently checked the build threads I had started so that I could put a link into another thread about my Sea Harrier FA3, however although I didn't find a build thread to go along with the build I did find the build thread for my second SR.177 which was to be USAF  ;D

This will be resurrected at some point in time.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #282 on: May 11, 2015, 02:20:22 pm »
Wow that's quite the list ! Love it !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #283 on: May 11, 2015, 11:24:59 pm »
I recently checked the build threads I had started so that I could put a link into another thread about my Sea Harrier FA3, however although I didn't find a build thread to go along with the build I did find the build thread for my second SR.177 which was to be USAF  ;D

This will be resurrected at some point in time.

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Sea Harrier FA3 sounds interesting, what's the plan with that one ?
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #284 on: May 12, 2015, 01:59:57 am »
I recently checked the build threads I had started so that I could put a link into another thread about my Sea Harrier FA3, however although I didn't find a build thread to go along with the build I did find the build thread for my second SR.177 which was to be USAF  ;D

This will be resurrected at some point in time.

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Sea Harrier FA3 sounds interesting, what's the plan with that one ?

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Which has been on the SIG table for a few years in Scotland. Build was the Revell boxing of the Hasegawa GR7? with the radar nose made from the rear of a 1/48 SUU-23 gun pod and weapons from various Hasegawa weapons sets including the BOZ launcher rails for the sidewinders.

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