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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2014, 04:16:52 pm »
Very nice. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2014, 07:01:43 am »
Looks good Geoff  :thumbsup: Heard lots of good things about this kit but don't think I'll be tempted - I'm weakening  :banghead:
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2014, 02:41:34 pm »
Nice work Geoff ! Looks perfect. Nice to see the wheels painted....they look like the real thing from that angle !

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« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2014, 05:59:41 am »
Got the replacement declas this week so recreated the roundel and bar on the other side of the lightning to finally finish it off.

Not much else done this week apart from a ltlle bit of cockpit painting on the next Phantom, this time an 899 onboard Eagle, i did however bite the bullet and order another of the F-4 models deck tractors as its a lovely little resin kit and ideal for RN flight deck layouts for late 60s & 70s (aleady have their earlier RN one for early 60s  ;D ).
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« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2014, 04:58:17 am »
No real modelling done this last week, as the mojo dipped after the fixing the Lightning decal issue plus it was the Bolton Model show last weekend so efforts were put into that rather than getting stuck in on a fresh build.

Have got some decorating to do around the house and a great deal of cleaning up or clearing out in the pipeline so probably best to keep things simple (and less messy!) during 2014. Therefore I shall be more focused on out the box builds mostly in line with my RN sub-theme but a few RAF and other related builds for fun, and of course what new kits might tempt me that come out over the year.

On the plus side it does mean I know what sort of things I need to stock up on in terms of kits, aftermarket sets, decals and paints so that makes the shows/shopping easier, the downside is configuring the stash at hand for items I want to be building and those that can go back into storage or possible re-sale.

One new kit that I have put on order and that's a bit left field is the new Zvedza Topol mobile ICBM in 1/72nd, its due out next month and should be an interesting build :-).
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2014, 12:55:26 am »
So still no real modelling done just dabbled had the hall and stairs redecorated last week which whilst looking good did leave us a little drained as the weather doesn't allow for us to open the windows for long to vent the paint fumes (too cold and windy for my elderly father to handle). Next up is decorating the front room starting on Monday so that's another round of prep work this week and putting up with the painting and papering next week, still it should look good when its done  ;D.

Anyway all hasn't been lost I did manage to go through one of kit piles in the modelling area and work out what I had too hand, what I was likely to work on and what can be relegated to storage. The focus is definitely going to be FAA and the Carrier Air Groups this year and as such I split out those kits that were relevant and assigned them to the shelf whilst the rest is earmarked for the loft.

Did get some work done on the Buccaneer S1 being cross kitted with S2 bits, the fuselage is together and looking OK and I started a new Airfix Buccaneer that will be mostly OOB except for Aeroclub landing gear and Freightdogs Early Buccaneer set but this will be a real 800 squadron aircraft to go with the 899 Phantom  ;).

Ordered a couple more Buccaneer sets off Colin but these will be for the CVA-01 air groups so these will be project cancelled and will accompany the Phantoms and other aircraft  ;)
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« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2014, 08:32:25 pm »
Good luck with the re-deco....always a chore to get started but well worth it !

Also happy to hear about all the Naval builds. No idea what sub build you're talking about but have always had a keen interest in knowing more about the subject. Seems all you here about are U-boats.

On that note, the CDN subs are in the news again, after a 200 million dollar refit and a month at sea HMCS Victoria is back in drydock with replacement needed of one of her diesel propulsion units....oh my. Good thing CDNs don't really watch proper news these days !

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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2014, 11:56:45 pm »
Good luck with the re-deco....always a chore to get started but well worth it !

Also happy to hear about all the Naval builds. No idea what sub build you're talking about but have always had a keen interest in knowing more about the subject. Seems all you here about are U-boats.

On that note, the CDN subs are in the news again, after a 200 million dollar refit and a month at sea HMCS Victoria is back in drydock with replacement needed of one of her diesel propulsion units....oh my. Good thing CDNs don't really watch proper news these days !

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Its not a submarine the TOPOL is the SS-25 truck mounted mobile ICBM  :wacko:



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« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2014, 03:15:44 pm »
Nice one ! I'll have to check into getting one of those. Would definately be a neat addition to a model shelf !

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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2014, 12:09:45 am »
Nice one ! I'll have to check into getting one of those. Would definately be a neat addition to a model shelf !

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Make sure its a big shelf !!! with a lot of clearance as it can be posed in the Launch mode with the pads deployed and the missile container erect !
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« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2014, 12:19:24 am »
Anyway didn't get a great deal done yesterday, did a bit of research into Squadrons and Carriers to work out what goes where and managed to dig out another older boxing the Airfix Buccaneer out of the garage so that can be enhanced by the Freightdog sets and spare pylons from the newer Airfix boxing :-).

I also did another order for some more of the BS aerosol acrylic paints from CJ Aerosols, ordered the Golden Yellow for the RN ASW Helicopters to go with the RAF Blue Grey I already have plus Extra Dark Sea Grey, Dark Sea Grey and Dark Green, have to see how I get on with these and how they compare with the model paints but it should make spraying RN helicopters a bit easier.
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« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2014, 05:51:01 pm »
I was looking at building a Wessex in the yellow/ blue scheme only in RCN markings....that colour scheme is just so.... :wub: :wub:

Is that the colours you are speaking of ? Golden yellow and RAF blue-grey ?

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« Reply #42 on: February 11, 2014, 01:12:58 am »
I was looking at building a Wessex in the yellow/ blue scheme only in RCN markings....that colour scheme is just so.... :wub: :wub:

Is that the colours you are speaking of ? Golden yellow and RAF blue-grey ?

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Yeap those are the RN ASW Helicopter colours both BS381C
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« Reply #43 on: February 11, 2014, 03:48:15 am »
Thanks Geoff. I have the Italeri boxing with that scheme. I never did check the numbers. Will have to dig it out and get at ir !

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« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2014, 04:48:43 am »
 BS 381C - Golden Yellow 356
 BS 381C - RAF Blue-Grey 633

Those are the actual colours, they can be matched in the Xtracolour enamel paint range and the White Ensign enamel colours but finding an Acrylic match in model paints is a little trickier. The Humbrol colours are not BS matched for these two colours and finding a US equivalent can be fun.
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