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Offline Torchwood

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New Projects and hello
« on: June 14, 2014, 05:00:24 am »
Hello to all,
Id firstly like to introduce myself, as Torchwood. My real name is Andy in case you want to be formal ;) it's an honour to be part of this wonderful family, ive been checking out posts for years. I havent got the equipment to build hugely detailed models, ive only got the basic kit.

Speaking of kit, ive got the following:

Airfix 1/76 Folland Gnat (from the 70s, wayyyy before i stalked the earth) i got it for 1p on Amazon
Revell Aerospatiale Puma (small scale, not 100% sure)
Airfix DHC Chipmunk (again, not sure of scale (sorry))
Airfix Hawker Hurricane

Ive got limited resources, like limited decals, but i can buy paints easily. Unless i get an airbrush (early xmas present perhaps), everything is hand painted. Ill try and post images as much as possible too for updates.

So, taking those into account, id like your opinions on what schemes to do for each aircraft. Progress wony be rapid as im not the fastest, and im probably going to build the Gnat first. So, thank you all, and let me know any ideas, backstories and schemes you think would be good. Thanks everyone :)
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Re: New Projects and hello
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2014, 05:38:13 am »
Hi Andy,
Google Steve Rosenberg's Folland Gnat T-1 for my favorite Gnat scheme, add marking's of choice of coarse and first change I would do is convert the wing tank's into rocket pod's like on the "THE NAVY" painted Gnat's from the movie Hotshots, or leave the tank's as tank's and add some hardpoints
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Re: New Projects and hello
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2014, 05:52:10 am »
Thats exactley what ive been thinking, i might steal the hardpoints from a Sabre and add tanks from that. The airfix kit had two Sidewinders in too, i might add those on the hardpoints, or make wingtip pylons. I'll google that build too, thanks for the feedback :)
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2014, 05:53:29 am »
Exactly* i sometimes spell check myself aha

i checked out Rosenberg's Gnat, and its stunning. Im planning a back story as we speak aha, possibly a maritime-attack/strike aircraft with a low level sea camo (like Rosenberg's), with rocket pods and two fuel tanks, and sidewinders for self defense. What dyall think? Itll be RAF, but i think itll be a fun build.

Need advice for a decent primer that i can use, as the kit is Red Arrows Red on the sprues.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2014, 06:09:45 am by Torchwood »
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Re: New Projects and hello
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2014, 06:22:04 am »
Wellcome aboard Andy, used to really like Torchwood on TV  :thumbsup:

As for primer ? If in the UK then good old Halfords grey aerosol primer is the thing to use
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Re: New Projects and hello
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2014, 06:28:21 am »
Thanks for the welcome guys ;) love Torchwood tbh

and thats a good idea i never thought of that... The first model i built was an Iranian AF F-5, and with just basic Gloss it looked, well, pretty bad. So thanks for the suggestion, think a trip to Halfords is in order.

As for the scheme, im liking greys and blues, kinda wanting a maritime scheme.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2014, 08:41:38 am »
Thanks for the welcome guys ;) love Torchwood tbh

and thats a good idea i never thought of that... The first model i built was an Iranian AF F-5, and with just basic Gloss it looked, well, pretty bad. So thanks for the suggestion, think a trip to Halfords is in order.

As for the scheme, im liking greys and blues, kinda wanting a maritime scheme.

If your using British markings I've always liked the two tone scheme (don't know the colours sorry) on the Hawker Sea Fury, Supermarine Seafire and Attacker, sort of dark grey/blue on top yellowish everywere else. Somebody here will know what I mean and the required colours, that may suit a maritime Gnat. Or whatever colour the Nimrod is all over maybe...
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2014, 08:47:31 am »
Yeah i know what you mean, i started building a Defiant in those colours and was gonna add a tail hook, ya know, a replacement for the Skua (ideas out there for the taking guys)
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Re: New Projects and hello
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2014, 08:49:53 am »
That'd be Extra Dark Sea Grey (ESDG) and Sky.  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2014, 08:53:18 am »
Bingo, those are the colours! Always thought a Jaguar would suit that scheme, dont know why...

Im totally open to all suggestions for maritime scheme, im 100% doing maritime :D
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2014, 08:58:34 am »


These colours on the Nimrod?
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2014, 09:02:31 am »
yup that one
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2014, 09:07:45 am »
thinking about the Sea Fury scheme it's probably too dated for the Gnat, I have no idea when they stopped using it, roughly what year are you thinking for it?
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2014, 09:10:56 am »
Hmmm i was thinking late 60s, low level strike. But, RAF not RN probably
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2014, 09:16:34 am »
can I ask a silly question, how do you post pic's?

just went to help section it say's

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