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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #840 on: August 08, 2017, 11:02:03 am »
I appear to be making some progress. Not only have I been working on the ejector seat for my 60 Sqn Lightening, I have also started to work on the ejector seats for the other two builds for my XV426 build as well.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #841 on: August 08, 2017, 01:44:04 pm »
I appear to be making some progress. Not only have I been working on the ejector seat for my 60 Sqn Lightening, I have also started to work on the ejector seats for the other two builds for my XV426 build as well.

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Might have to change your tittle to 'Bang Seat Builder'  :wacko:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #842 on: August 08, 2017, 02:50:58 pm »
I appear to be making some progress. Not only have I been working on the ejector seat for my 60 Sqn Lightening, I have also started to work on the ejector seats for the other two builds for my XV426 build as well.

Gondor

Might have to change your tittle to 'Bang Seat Builder'  :wacko:

Thorvic, I am building more tonight, Seats from a Two Seat Lightening and a Two Seat Harrier and maybe another F-4 as well, My RAF F-4C in all over white, otherwise known as Moby Dick  :unsure:

Gondor

I like the sound of this Phantom . . .. . .    :wub: :wub: :wub:

That will be this build thread then  ;D

As for the seats, once I dug the kit box's out there was not enough time to do any modelling. I did find that a few pairs of seats were resin so will require a slightly different approach, one with more hairy stick than electron microscope  :o

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #843 on: August 08, 2017, 03:08:33 pm »
Yeaaaaaah...hmmmmmmm.....  Time to light the fires I'd say!!  "February. (with a July edit, at least!)  " Glacial, alright...   ;) ;D   :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #844 on: August 10, 2017, 01:09:03 pm »
Yes, very Glacial but with odd times of great production which usually happens when I am redundant  :-\

Anyway, I have done a little work. I reorganised the strips of masking tape I keep on an old ceramic tile to use as straps etc, so that I could add three more pieces of masking tape.



Left to right: A colour that I can't remember; Tamiya Smoke; Xtracolor X159; Humbrol 52 with Humbrol 121 above it.

The Xtracolor and Humbrol 52 are to see which looks closer to the metallic blue like straps found on some seats, I think the Xtracolor might be more authentic but I like the look of the Humbrol 52.

Looking at the resin seats from the Sword T5 Lightning I see that they look quite like the pictures I have seen of Lightening seats which is what I am trying to achieve with the one from my Airfix Mk6 so I shall do my best to get at least one resin seat finished so they can be compared though I am guessing that pictures of each seat displayed next to each other once I have finished the last of them will show how much I improve the Airfix seat.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #845 on: August 11, 2017, 06:10:08 am »
Glad I'm not the only one who has a ceramic tile with painted masking tape strips on it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #846 on: August 18, 2017, 07:05:40 am »
A sort of happy sad situation has occurred. JayBee or Jim from this here parish, will not be attending Telford this year which is the sad part, the good news is that my other half has taken over his room booking at the Premier Inn right next door to the venue. Thanks a million Jim  :thumbsup:
That's going to reduce the wear and tear on the footwear a smidgen and helps my girlfriends legs from getting worn out too much.
I am looking forward to catching up with many from here and attempting to put a few faces to the names that I briefly saw way back in 2009 when I last visited SMW. I may bring cake, fruit cake in fact and some of it may be as potent as Jim's whisky!  :rolleyes:

It's quite interesting seeing quite a few Fujimi UK Phantoms appearing on ebay these days at a somewhat more sensible price than previously as people try to shift them prior to getting the Airfix kit.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #847 on: August 19, 2017, 02:02:52 am »
It'll be good to see you again mate.

It's a nice hotel, one of the newer style Premier Inn's  :thumbsup: They were fully booked when I tried, the day after last years show  :o :banghead: I won't go into the "discussion" I had with the PI booking people.
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #848 on: August 21, 2017, 03:01:59 pm »
Been tempted to buy a Revell P-47  :-\

I had been looking at a thread on another site and thought the wings of the P-47 looked a bit like those of the Tempest which got me thinking, not good as I ended up buying that model and needing to buy yet another Tempest for yet another engine based kit bash.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #849 on: August 26, 2017, 11:18:50 am »
While out near Edinburgh Airport today to watch her son enjoy a Super-car Driving Experience, I popped into the Hilton to look around Scale Scotland and saw Lee who handed me a couple of engine's for the RR Eagle for my Hawker Tempest build. Ta much Lee  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #850 on: August 26, 2017, 03:06:23 pm »
They were promised ages ago, along with the leading edge intakes - I didn't have time to scrabble round finding them this morning as I had to be up at idiot o'clock am.  Ironically, I *think* I know where they might be now!
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #851 on: August 27, 2017, 03:04:29 am »
They were promised ages ago, along with the leading edge intakes - I didn't have time to scrabble round finding them this morning as I had to be up at idiot o'clock am.  Ironically, I *think* I know where they might be now!

At the pace I build things Lee it's not a problem. Much appreciated regardless  :thumbsup:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #852 on: September 09, 2017, 02:29:33 pm »
Sort of mixed modelling results to update on. Made a fair amount of progress on my VG Lightning, I should have the undercarriage on tomorrow.... famous last words  :rolleyes:

Spent the best part of the day in Glasgow at the Botanic Gardens to see the Jurassic Dinosaur display there with my girlfriend. We also took in the greenhouses while we were there. A very nice and rather hot day it was, pity that to take pictures of the displays you had to hope that most of the kids would be out of frame.

Most of you will have seen that I bought a Blackbird Lancaster B,VI conversion set recently. Lovely casting job done by them, just wish the instructions for the actual conversion work were up to the same standard as everything else in the box. They consist of one line

"Engine Nacelles.
Cut the kit inner nacelles at the panel line 7mm behind the front of the undercarriage bay door opening. Insert the kit bulkhead parts [D10] into the resin inner nacelle parts."

And that's it  :unsure: 

The parts for the conversion set are: Nose turret blank, mid upper turret blank, four sets of enshrouded exhausts, four sets of shrouded exhausts, four propellers with four blades and four engine cowling's and that's it!

Email has already been sent to Blackbird asking for clarification on the instructions but no reply yet. Does anyone know of any review or build using this conversion set that I can look at. Not found any myself so far.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #853 on: September 13, 2017, 02:58:01 pm »
While not doing much modelling wise for the last couple of days other than cutting the radomes off a couple of F-4M's I have been thinking about what I can, should and could do. Part of what I was thinking about ended in my deciding that after Telford I should make the following, a Fast Airborne Rotary Target or F.A.R.T.. This would be along the same lines as the American "Q" birds or U.K. "D" drones but a helicopter. I'm thinking that the F.A.R.T. would probably be a fairly early Lynx repurposed but as with other drones it would be able to be flown by a pilot as well as remotely and as it's a British  aircraft the nice colourful Red and Yellow colour scheme will be used. I may in fact have an Army Lynx in the stash, if so I will have a look at it to see how easy it would be to build it, so I could decide to build it for Telford  ;D

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #854 on: September 14, 2017, 12:10:41 am »
A Lynx Target Drone would be good, possibly put a Target Towing winch on a pylon and maybe an ECM pod the other to emulate possible foes. Be useful on deployment for honing skills.

Now if we had a readily available Wasp kit that would have been an ideal drone especially painted in Black and Yellow stripes  :wacko:
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