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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #90 on: December 07, 2018, 03:21:43 am »
Great looking.

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2018, 06:24:49 am »
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2018, 07:44:54 am »
Very, very cool! :thumbsup:

Just watched that scene again on the 'tube because of that. ;D

Now, all we need's "Help Yourselves Everybody". ;)
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2018, 09:29:25 am »
The Buchons look VERY convincing in their RAF camo too.  :thumbsup:

I read that 'Repeat Please' with a Polish accent.  ;D ;)
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #94 on: December 25, 2018, 01:14:31 pm »
Wow, tc - those are awesome! It's nice to see some 'life' in an aircraft diorama - the 'sitting on the tarmac' look is fine and all, but there's something about an aerial display...
The slightly blurred fields on the bases give a neat impression of movement, too.

I saw one once where the builder had used a 1/300 gaming miniature truck on the base and it worked nicely. Desert scene, DAF P-40 model.

And the Harrier turned out great. 2X :thumbsup:

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2019, 02:18:46 am »
Built for the upcoming 50th Harrier Event at NAM, some may remember I made the same in-flight dio a few years back, albeit a little cruder. Hopefully I`ve improved it a tad in this reincarnation.

For those new, the story goes like this. 

Squadron Leader Bob Iveson left HMS Hermes as part of of a strike force against the Goose Green area in East Falkland. He completed two attack runs over Argentine positions and then decided to make a third. His Harrier was hit by 35 mm shells which knocked out his controls and started a fire in the cockpit. He immediately pulled the ejection handle and left the cockpit while the Harrier was doing around 450 knots at 100 feet. His aircraft exploded in mid-air shortly afterwards and he hit the ground after being under the parachute for only ten to fifteen seconds.
Squadron Leader Iveson suffered spinal compression and wind-blast damage to his eyes but hit the ground sufficiently far from the Argentine positions to make good his escape and was picked up two days later by a Royal Navy helicopter.

Kit is the old Airfix 1/48 scale, base from Coastal Kits, finishing frame fro Evilbay.

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2019, 05:16:00 am »
Very neat mate  :thumbsup:
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2019, 06:29:52 am »
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2019, 07:19:15 am »
I can see it as a stage direction "Exit vertically, courtesy of Mr Martin and Mr Baker".  It's not something I'd have thought of as a model, and this is a remarkably good one!!

As an aside, the Chinese claim to have invented the ROCKET  PROPELLED SEAT many centuries ago:-  https://history.msfc.nasa.gov/rocketry/06.html  although it might have been better to wait for Martin Baker's version.
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2019, 08:55:19 am »
That fifth pic down is AWESOME! You can almost hear the rocket fire over the sound of the Pegasus.

Super job there.  :thumbsup:

But it's No. 1 Sqdn, not 74. Are you feeling alright?  ;D
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2019, 11:19:07 am »
Thanks guys.  :thumbsup:

Kit, I`ve actually made this for the man himself. Hopefully Bob will be attending this year`s Harrier 50th event at NAM so I can hand it over then to him. ;D
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2019, 02:00:38 pm »

Kit, I`ve actually made this for the man himself. Hopefully Bob will be attending this year`s Harrier 50th event at NAM so I can hand it over then to him. ;D


Wow, that'll be good!  :thumbsup:
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #102 on: January 27, 2019, 02:24:14 am »
Final build for display at the upcoming 50th Harrier event at NAM in April. Again another rehash of a diorama subject I did a couple of years ago, minus the Argentine Skyhawk.

It`s the `not perfect but good enough for this type of build` Hase 1/48 kit, base from Coastal Kits and cheap frame from Evilbay.

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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #103 on: January 27, 2019, 03:50:51 am »
Bravo.
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Re: My non whiffy year so far....
« Reply #104 on: January 27, 2019, 05:38:51 am »
Very neat sir  :thumbsup:
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