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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #300 on: March 13, 2015, 08:02:28 am »
Nice additions Mr Chaos  :thumbsup: Always had a soft spot for multi turreted tanks
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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #301 on: March 13, 2015, 08:07:45 am »
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)

Something with the wings...?  ;)

Hehehe, actually no, but as you mention it......  ;D

A standardish wingspan Tri-Cyclone?
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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #302 on: March 13, 2015, 08:41:04 am »
Got yet another Airfix fabric winged Hurricane I at the LHS y'day, for which I have a devious plan.............  ;)

Something with the wings...?  ;)

Hehehe, actually no, but as you mention it......  ;D

A standardish wingspan Tri-Cyclone?

Nooooo, something more 'normal', for me anyway.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #303 on: March 15, 2015, 12:03:48 am »
Very glad to get this long-OOP, quite rare kit off eBay for less than US$30:


Unfortunately - despite the very cool box art - it doesn't have the smaller OH-6-specific doors I was wanting, so it will go something a little like this:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #304 on: March 15, 2015, 01:25:45 am »
Trumpeter 1/72nd JH-7A Flying Leopard, from ebay.

It's a completely new tooling compared to the horrible old FBC-1 and looks, in the box, much better. The fuselage is certainly much shallower and in proportion. Got some interesting stores with it too, including four Sea-Eagle-like AShMs and four missiles that look like ASMPs. Sadly, there's no information about any of these, but as whif-fodder, they're very tasty.

The reason I want this is to turn it into an invented British type built in the late 1960s as an alternative to buying the Phantom. After all, it's powered by two Speys and looks like a Jaguar/Tornado mash-up so why not. Thoughts are to replace the Russian-looking fin with a Tornado one, lose the ventral fins and fit Jaguar-style guns.


Glad to hear they improved the kit and got the proportions right this time  :thumbsup:

Good idea on adapting it to a late 60s RAF type, in effect it becomes a fixed wing alternative to AFVG based on the Jaguar Trainer. Should be an interesting one that I look forward to seeing. A 1/48th French Jaguar fin might provide what your looking for as would be easier to add RWR than scaling down the RWR on an RAF version kit. Might be worth seeing if both are provided in the larger scale kit as might be easier  to get a surplus fin then from somebodies stash ?

I've just offered up a spare 1/72nd Tornado fin against it and it looks pretty good. The area is only about 10% bigger, but the Tonka fin has much more sweepback on the trailing edge so it's area would be on a longer moment arm relative to the CofG. I think that makes it possible to dump the ventral fins, or at least make them smaller.

The old FBC-1 kit may be making one contribution: it's 3-panel winscreen. The JH-7A has a one-piece windscreen which looks anachronistic for the period.

There are some other intriguing differences between the two kits. Although the JH-7A kit is much better than the FBC-1, it's also simpler. It has two-piece wings instead of the earlier kit's separate control surfaces, and despite having a much better cockpit, it has a one-piece canopy instead of a four-piece one. It's almost as though they had an arbitary parts count to stick to and the increased loadout of the JH-7A had to be paid for somehow.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #305 on: March 15, 2015, 06:21:56 am »
From ebay:

Airkit Seafire F.45 (Thanks to the Evil Kit Finder General!)

Airwaves Seafire F.III conversion
Non folding wing but with an Airkit centre section and an Aeroclub Spitfire F.XII fuselage conversion, there's another naval training machine that I've planned that I have all the bits for.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #306 on: March 15, 2015, 09:38:34 am »
A Matchbox F4U, a Matchbox Supermarine Walrus w/o box, a vintage Airfix Fairey Battle and a Matchbox Tempest

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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #307 on: March 15, 2015, 02:36:39 pm »
Went to a couple of flea markets today. Found one wih many a model. Some great prices and some crazy ! Found an Amodel 144th scale HU-16 Albatross for $7, a Dragon A-10 for $4, and an old Matchbox T-2C for another $4. Prob sneaking back tomorrow ;-)
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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #308 on: March 16, 2015, 08:11:10 pm »
Oops....stumbled in there again....2 x USMC Harrier, an F-106, and a Dragon EA-6B Prowler. Lots of cool weapons in that one !

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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #309 on: March 17, 2015, 02:39:38 am »
AMT/Matchbox 1/24 Sunbeam Tiger - a thank you from a mate for driving him to club meetings while the docs won't let him
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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #310 on: March 17, 2015, 04:53:39 am »
AMT/Matchbox 1/24 Sunbeam Tiger - a thank you from a mate for driving him to club meetings while the docs won't let him

Oooooh, LOVELY car!  :thumbsup:

I've got the Blueprinters version, in the 'plain white box' 'cos I had the pleasure of working on the project in the 60s. I didn't know they'd done it in an M'box version too.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #311 on: March 18, 2015, 02:39:47 am »
It's 1/25 not 1/24 - my mistake.
It's a kit i've wanted for ages.
I saw a real one years ago at a car show when I was about 16 and I couldn't get over how little of the engine was visible in front of the cowl.
The Matchbox release is moulded in BRIGHT yellow and has a pic of the bodykitted version on the lid.
I'll probably build it stock but with a RHD conversion done.


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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #312 on: March 18, 2015, 08:34:53 am »
Another 1:72 Academy P-47 with bubble canopy for the stash - have plans, after the successful Ki-104 surgery...  :wacko:

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Re: My stash just grew again (2015)
« Reply #313 on: March 18, 2015, 12:26:54 pm »
Stopped at that little antique joint again ( whilst peddling out to Hurlburt  :wub: ) and grabbed a Dragon Kfir, as well as a Heller F-4, that seems to have a brown coloured half-built aswell as a white one still on the sprues. Cool.

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