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RAF 100th Anniversay GB

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 6, 2018 9:27 AM

Great finish LA, can't wait to see those final pics.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 6, 2018 7:39 PM

Bish

Great finish LA, can't wait to see those final pics.

 

Ditto

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 6, 2018 10:44 PM

That looks great LA, just like all the other models you display here.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by EBergerud on Monday, May 7, 2018 4:33 AM
tempestjohnny: I'm a former photobucket user. I switched to flicker which is actually pretty easy and free. If you want a walk through on the transition give me an email. rickt2@prodigy.net Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 7, 2018 3:16 PM

LA: Great job!!! The NM looks soooooooo good!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, May 7, 2018 7:36 PM

Nice offer Eric.

I did the same thing and concur with your opinion. I've got my photos on their organised nicely into albums and collections too.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:00 PM

And the forward progress has resumed!!!!

 

Nothing too substantial, but I did get some Tamiya Gray Liquid Surface Primer airbrushed on over the PE brass that I added last.

 

 

 

More to come soon....

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:45 AM

That site looks really well done Stik.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 11, 2018 12:36 PM

Thanks Bish. It’s from a generic 1/48 RAF/FAA set by Reheat. Great to have for those little missing details such as this. It may not be accurate, but it’s better than what was there before or nothing at all.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:01 PM

Yeah, it's a very nice looking gunsight SP.

(Not that I'd like my tail in the middle of it).

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:14 AM

I agree Stik, somthing there is better than nothing.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:38 AM

And a very nice something it is there too Stik.

And here are the Lightning photos, finished at last!

The new Airfix Lightning is a good kit, a few fit issues around the cockpit and some monster ejection pins marks, but otherwise great. I caused some problems by not getting the primer coat nice and glossy, but clear sailing apart from that. The kit decals went well over the Vallejo metal coat.

Bish, again thank you for running another great GB. Although I joined later, I watched the builds with interest. Some time soonish I will get to the Commonwealth GB, so see you there...

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 13, 2018 7:45 AM
Great finish LA

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:42 AM

LA, that was well worth waiting for, i love it. Really nicely finished and love the look of the NMF.

Thank you for taking part, and look forward to seing you in the Commonwealth GB.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:02 AM

LA, excellently done. Yes

Great natural metal finish you achieved there.  Is that a pair of red maple leafs on the tail - any Canadian connection?

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:44 PM

Just stunning LA, as I said even though you had some problems the NM looks perfect in the photos!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:07 PM

jgeratic

LA, excellently done. Yes

Great natural metal finish you achieved there.  Is that a pair of red maple leafs on the tail - any Canadian connection?

regards,

Jack

 

Thats the 92 Sqn Insignia, a Cobra around a pair of maple leaf. I believe it was originally a Candian Sq within the RFC in WW1.

The Cobra because it was an east India gift Sq in WW2.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:58 PM

Lost, your Lightning came out beautifully! The NMF and colorful trim are quite pleasing to the eye. Great Job!!!

As for the Lightning itself, even today, roughly 60 years after they first took to the air, it still looks futuristic and cutting edge. A true fantastic beast of the air.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, May 13, 2018 7:31 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone, it was a great kit of a great looking aircraft.

Jack, as Bish said, 92 Sqn was a Canadian outfit in WW1.

The Vallejo metal colour paint was good to use and took masking easily.

Thanks again Bish

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, May 14, 2018 12:48 AM

Thank you Bish and LA about the the Canadian connection with 92 Squadron. 

It piqued my interest, but a devil of a time trying to find any WW1 info on this.  Seems the only time there is mention of Canada is in the description of the leaves within badge.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 2:04 AM

jgeratic

Thank you Bish and LA about the the Canadian connection with 92 Squadron. 

It piqued my interest, but a devil of a time trying to find any WW1 info on this.  Seems the only time there is mention of Canada is in the description of the leaves within badge.

regards,

Jack

 

Ye, i noticed its not even reffered to as a Canadian Sq, so i am not exactly sure why it is called a Canadian Sq. Could be it just happened to have a lot of Canadians in the Sq. Even the RAF site does not go into detail.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, May 14, 2018 10:34 AM

Bish, I tried the Aerodrome forum and this was the most info they had:

http://www.theaerodrome.com/services/gbritain/rfc/92.php

Going by the listing of it's WW1 aces, it seems 92 Squadron was a multi-national affair, having pilots from Britain, Canada, United States, and Australia.  Curious indeed ...

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 25, 2018 6:25 PM

And now back to our Vampire build!

 

Colors applied over the primered PE

 

 

 

now I need to mask the canopy and get that in place next...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:13 AM

jgeratic

Bish, I tried the Aerodrome forum and this was the most info they had:

http://www.theaerodrome.com/services/gbritain/rfc/92.php

Going by the listing of it's WW1 aces, it seems 92 Squadron was a multi-national affair, having pilots from Britain, Canada, United States, and Australia.  Curious indeed ...

regards,

Jack

 

Thanks for the info Jack, curious indeed.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:14 AM

Coming on nicely Stik.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:05 AM

EBergerud
tempestjohnny: I'm a former photobucket user. I switched to flicker which is actually pretty easy and free. If you want a walk through on the transition give me an email. rickt2@prodigy.net Eric
 

Eric thanks for the offer.  I think I'm ok with postimage for now.  John

 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 31, 2018 4:52 PM

I have the canopy all masked up now... and I applied some clear glue to the gun sight. 

 

 

I’ll get photos of the sight up once the clear glue has dried.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:19 PM

Well, here are some photos of the clear glue on the gun sight... but I think that the flash overwhelmed it... 

 

 

 

But it’s too late now for a re shoot since I glued the canopy in place...

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:04 PM

LA great job that looks fantastic.. the bare metal and the blue trim on the money.

Stik you have a good eye for detail.

 

Nick.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 1, 2018 7:43 AM

SP: Yeah I have to admit the gunsight is kinda hard for me to see even with the photo expanded. Still, super nice work overall! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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