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Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:10:11 am »
As it says lads, the place to chat about the GB either generally or specifically
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 07:11:34 am »
hmm, cold war GB ey?
i think i know just the thing, ive got a TS-11 Iskra in the stash that i have no idea what to do with, i think it would look good in GDR markings  :mellow:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 07:35:20 am »
I might use the occasion and tackle one of the long-postponed kitbash projects from the idea list, a mixed powerplant Soviet escort fighter from the late Forties.  :wacko:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 11:05:26 am »
I have several things I could build for this, more Project Cancelled than whiff for most of the ideas I have, only one problem at the moment, not been doing any modelling for weeks, in fact since Xmas  :banghead:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 08:11:13 pm »
I have a whole heap of non GB related stuff I want to get into but I will still be entering at least one build.
Prolly (as it says Cold War on the box) based on this.



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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 01:19:42 am »
hmm, cold war GB ey?
i think i know just the thing, ive got a TS-11 Iskra in the stash that i have no idea what to do with, i think it would look good in GDR markings  :mellow:

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 06:23:56 am »
Hmm, too many ideas at the moment, Vigilante, F-16 alternatives, Buccaneer alternatives, all sorts of Canberra ideas.  I'll probably have a few more yet!
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 11:45:54 pm »
I have a whole heap of non GB related stuff I want to get into but I will still be entering at least one build.
Prolly (as it says Cold War on the box) based on this.





Pulled this out for a captains at it and had to move an Airfix DH Heron to get at it.  This got me thinking about the Heron in the Pembroke's markings.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 12:00:41 am »

Pulled this out for a captains at it and had to move an Airfix DH Heron to get at it.  This got me thinking about the Heron in the Pembroke's markings.


IIRC there really were a few Heron's painted like that, the two that ended up on the Queen's Flight were that scheme before they got the red scheme, and there may have been others.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 10:35:03 am »
Put some of those Attack Squadron camera sets inside the Pembroke or the Heron and have it operating out of Berlin-Gatow on 'airways navigation flights'.... :wacko:
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 12:22:00 pm »

Put some of those Attack Squadron camera sets inside the Pembroke or the Heron and have it operating out of Berlin-Gatow on 'airways navigation flights'.... :wacko:


Funny you should say that, my Mum had a pic of one of Dad's Yorks on the ramp at Gatow some time in the early 50s, and the red centre spot of the roundel was quite clearly hinged open and a ruddy great camera was pointing down from it.................

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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 12:43:10 pm »
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2018, 12:24:01 am »

Pulled this out for a captains at it and had to move an Airfix DH Heron to get at it.  This got me thinking about the Heron in the Pembroke's markings.


IIRC there really were a few Heron's painted like that, the two that ended up on the Queen's Flight were that scheme before they got the red scheme, and there may have been others.

Yes, I quickly realised that following some googling.

Put some of those Attack Squadron camera sets inside the Pembroke or the Heron and have it operating out of Berlin-Gatow on 'airways navigation flights'.... :wacko:

According to the write up on the Pembroke instructions that is exactly what was going on during their regular flights in and out of Berlin.


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I just remembered what I had planned to build for this one.  It'll be an early cold war RAF prop driven interceptor with massive RATO packs to get it quickly to height and it will be armed with a pair of Firestreaks.
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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2018, 05:37:41 am »

Put some of those Attack Squadron camera sets inside the Pembroke or the Heron and have it operating out of Berlin-Gatow on 'airways navigation flights'.... :wacko:

According to the write up on the Pembroke instructions that is exactly what was going on during their regular flights in and out of Berlin.


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Re: Cold War GB 2018 Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2018, 02:46:15 pm »

Put some of those Attack Squadron camera sets inside the Pembroke or the Heron and have it operating out of Berlin-Gatow on 'airways navigation flights'.... :wacko:

According to the write up on the Pembroke instructions that is exactly what was going on during their regular flights in and out of Berlin.


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