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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2015, 12:20:08 am »
Weapons day today.
I painted a complete load out for the Henfield. Little bombs, middle sized bombs, bigger bombs and 2 big nuclear bombs (Captain Fat Hamster raided the Aryan Sudreich's Red Bluff Atomic Research Facility at the end of WW2 and always carries a couple of nukes slung under the Henfield - or are they just empty casings? Nobody wants to find out..)
I also had a rummage through my weapons stash and found a couple of HARMs in the incomplete Hasagawa US air to ground missiles weapons set I paid $2 for at last years expo.  The Sylark is therefore going to be loaded for Wild Weasel missions with the HARMs on wingtip pylons, two 20mm gun pods, an ECM pod, a couple of drop tanks and maybe a Rockeye or 2.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2015, 04:32:52 pm »
  The Sylark is therefore going to be loaded for Wild Weasel missions with the HARMs on wingtip pylons, two 20mm gun pods, an ECM pod, a couple of drop tanks and maybe a Rockeye or 2.

The RW XFV-1 was intended to have twin 20 mm cannon in each wing tip pod, as was the competing Convair XFY-1. Whether either of them could have lifted off with that extra load is questionable of course.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2015, 06:49:46 pm »
Both look really good ! Love the way they are evolving.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2015, 12:29:25 am »
No RATOs needed due to more powerful engine plus lightweight unobtanium bubblemetal construction.  :lol:

Amongst the stuff I got done today (like cleaning the fridge) was to put smoke rings onto the Aryan Sudreich He 51.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2015, 04:33:33 am »
Nice ! How did you do that ?

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2015, 03:24:30 am »
It's a big decal.  I found an image on-line of a set of smoke ring decals which I copied, adjusted and printed onto clear decal film.
Lots of Microsol is involved to get it to take up the shape of the wing edges and snuggle into the elevator gaps.
I've also put some on the tops of the horizontal tails and the top of the rear fuselage.
As this is for an aircraft operating in Western Australia I used red oxide primer as the base coat.

Glued the nose on and trimmed the wings of the TurboStuka today.  Also finished the camo paint on the Land-Wasser Flakpanzer and glued some bombs onto the Henfield.
I had forgotten about the props for the Henfield.  Five of them needing woodgrain finish.  Prepared and primed them today.  I'm trying a new (cheaper) primer so they may have to be stripped again.

Also finished painting this.  It's my take on a R35 GTR tribute to the Jim Richards/Mark Skaife 1992 Bathurst winning "Pack of Ar*eholes" Nissan.

Explanation for non-australians here. http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/milestones-jim-richards-says-what-he-really-thinks-20140722-zvjhr.html

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2015, 11:37:59 pm »
Henfield bombed up.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2015, 02:13:19 am »
Thanks Brad,  They're the bombs from a 1/48 Monogram Me 262 with the fins trimmed.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2015, 05:07:27 am »
The Henfield looks great, but I hope those nukes have a VERY long delay or a VERY large parachute... :blink:

Love the "chaotic" markings too, but then I would, wouldn't I?  ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2015, 05:58:17 am »
Bombs for every occasion ?  :thumbsup: ;D

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2015, 07:44:35 pm »
Certainly sir, we have a wide selection of bombs available for your delectation and delight.  What can I interest you in today?

...Love the "chaotic" markings too, but then I would, wouldn't I?  ;)

I have no idea what you mean.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #56 on: February 06, 2015, 07:46:11 pm »
Love the bomb load !

The car looks really nice as well.  Keep up the great work !

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2015, 01:58:15 am »
We have the boy this weekend so i'm on Uncle duties.  Unfortunately try as I might I can't get him to take an interest in building any form of model.
That means no real modelling time until Sunday pm.
However, I did mange to sneak out and take this pic.

I've got a couple of rolled tarps to detail up and glue on and it'll be finished.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #58 on: February 07, 2015, 02:35:20 am »
Wow that looks mean!
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2015, 05:10:45 am »
That camouflage is so effective on that background I had trouble working out what it was  :blink: ;D :thumbsup:
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