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Lost, forlorn, and otherwise forgotten whiffs of days gone by. Some will be from the old site, others unseen, others never finished.

First off, remember the 'old days' when you used 35mm film ? That's right, we put little canisters of film into our cameras, and that usually gave us up to 24 tries to get a decent pic ! Afterwards, you took said film to be developed. Sometimes you waited hours, even days !

Here's a few prints I found the other day.



A single seat Voodoo fighter. I had envisioned it all camo and such but took the easy way out and painted it like a 104 from Germany in the 70s Air Div days. Hasegawa 72nd scale RF bird.



Matchbox F-104 as an updated CAF bird.



Another Matchbox kit I think. Was supposed to be a wild weasel.

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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 07:03:04 pm »
A collection of Arrows from the old shack. Not sure how they all ended up.



An Attack Tutor. Or Tutor Attacker. Why not ?





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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2015, 07:10:25 pm »
My old Super Lanc. Another one that was never really finished. Made from the 48th scale Tamiya kit. Used the props from a second kit and the fins are scratch built.






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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2015, 07:12:34 pm »
The Sea Whirlwind. Airfix kit with Merlin engines and props from some old P-51B models I had built way back when.



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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 04:05:35 am »
Wow, some awesome stuff there Cap'n! Love the Super Lanc.  :thumbsup: :bow:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2015, 04:12:14 am »
thats quite the collection there, i see some real gems in there  :thumbsup:
on the bench:

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2015, 04:32:33 am »
Thanks Nils ! I have a few boxes of half starts and RW builds and such. I want to photograph those as well, for posterity. And then maybe break them down into components for future whifs or sharing etc.

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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2015, 04:53:08 am »
Great models Todd   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 04:55:03 am »
Great work.  :cheers: The all-green Voodoo looks cool, as well as the lo-viz Tutor.
And the Sea Whirlwind with the original nacelles is a nice comparison to my conversion with full Mossie engine pods.

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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2015, 05:25:00 am »
Winners, every one!  :thumbsup: :cheers:

Love that Sea Whirlwind, I've often thought that the ground clearance would be ideal for slinging a torpedo underneath.
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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2015, 06:20:07 am »
Love seeing the trip down memory lane Captain.  :thumbsup:

Makes me want to head into the loft and see whats hiding up there in the `boneyard`.
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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2015, 08:08:47 am »
Fantastic stuff Capt.

My fav ? The Sea Whirlwind  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2015, 03:07:09 pm »
Hey thanks guys. I appreciate the comments. It is pretty cool to do the 'trip down memory lane' eh ? maybe we will see a few more pop up !

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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2015, 04:53:39 pm »
I just wish I had even a picture of one of my better models or dioramas. Like the one of the CAR (Cunningham Anderson Restorations) shops where there were old well worn race cars from NASCAR sitting out back stripped down and worn, in the stripping shop being disassembled, the engine and driveline shop, the body and paint shop and the reassembly shop plus some out front ready for their new homes. All in 1:24th scale. All in a three foot by four foot display.
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Re: The Aft Cabin: The Captain's lost whifs
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2015, 03:20:38 am »
Your really overspending the Canadian armed forces budget. ...........and looks like you have been doing it for a few years now. Watch out for the black helicopters they know where you live. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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