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  • Member since
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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 2:31 PM

Hey FSM, I hope everyone is doing well. I've had a chance to do a little work on my Cobra demonstrator, so I thought I'd share my progress.

I was able to get the cockpit finished up, the canopy installed, the TSU built up and added, and some missing panel lines and rivets restored. 

Here's where she's at:

 

She's just about ready to paint. I wanted to get some paint sprayed this weekend, but it's triple digits in SoCal this weekend. Way too hot to be in the garage. I'll have to wait and work on other projects in the mean time.

When the paint's on and drying, I'll start working on the fiddly bits.

Stay tuned!
-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, September 6, 2020 6:32 PM

"O" that canopy looks crystal! Everybody knows that's what sets a build apart, sweet.

In the pattern: King George V (back on the bench) - the Tamiya 1/350th version, and a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:04 PM

Oh yeah, looking good O

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:48 PM

Done! Here's a teaser for ya. I'll be posting more pictures in the Helicopter thread for all those that don't get to the GB pages.


Questions, comments, and criticims welcome!

Cheers,

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:21 AM

Thats looks very nice O. Great job on the camo.

 

Steve, i am hoping to have the starboard side of my u-boat hull done by the weekend and going to take a break from that and do the Sea harrier. really looking forward to that one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:38 AM
Nice Cobra O.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:19 AM

Excelent job O. Whch pic do you want on the front page?

Bish, no problem. I need to finish the Apache for your British Army GB before getting back to the FAA F-35. And of course the Akagi keeps trudging on.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:25 AM

I know what you mean. After the S-Boat, i thought the u-boat was gouing to be a quicker build. But 7 weeks in and i still don't have the hull together. I really need to take a break before fatigue sets in and i want to get the harrier done before the end of the year. So now is a good time for a break.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:22 PM

That Cobra looks fierce with the overwing Sidewinders!  YesYes

The loadout looks like something you'd see in Aliens or Avatar!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:50 PM

modelcrazy

Excelent job O. Whch pic do you want on the front page?

Hey Steve, firstly, thanks! I appreciate the compliment. Secondly, let's post the first picture on the front page.

Thanks! This was a fun GB!

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:44 AM

I got you up O. Thank you for participating, it was a pleasure watching your work.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, September 25, 2020 7:10 AM

I have been compelled by some strange for to request to enter this GB.  I would like to enter a 1/72 Airfix Vintage Classic release of the Storch.

I have 3 of these kits now

1/32 Hasegawa Storch

1/48 ESCI Storch

1/72 Airfix Storch

I really wanted the new release from Academy of their 1/72 Storch  but can't find it anywhere! Crying

I'm sure there will be putty needed and sanding galore.

John

 

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 25, 2020 9:26 AM

Ah Ja, das Fiesler Storch. Sehr gut her Falconmod, Ich notiere ihren eintrag!

Let the putty flow!

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:57 AM

So taking a break from the U-Boat, i am building 2 Harriers together for 2 different GB's. I've never built a Harrier before but as i have 5 Airfix kits in the stash, i think its time i caught up. So for this GB, its the 72nd seaharrier FA.2.

I'll be adding a few bits of PE including an Eduard PE xset and Quickboost resin exhausts.

I started out with geting the pit parts prepped and painted.

Not a lot of detail in the pit OOB, all the instruments are adde with decals. After painting i just went straight to the PE.

Then the pit was fitted and the fuselage put together. No fit issues here.

You can see in the pic above that there a rim of plastic inside the intakes. I didn't know it at the time but this would be a problem. Its not suppossed to be there and will have to be removed. Its not flash as its thick plastic, and there is no indication on the instructions. As i went to fit the iner part of the intake attached to the fan i realised it neeed sanding back. I did this just enough for it to fit. But when i went to fit the outer part of the intake, i needed cutting all the way back. The left hand intake is fitted here, but not the right.

The wings did no on nicely, no issues there.

There was some filler needed around the intakes. tail is fitted just need to do some clean up of the filler.

More soon.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:34 PM

Oh wow Bish, nice progress! The pit looks incredible. I don't have an Airfix Harrier but I'll remember that intake issue if I get one. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 4, 2020 2:00 PM

Thanks Steve. The GR.9 doesn't have that issue, but then thats a completly different tooling. But this has its origins in the FRS.1, so going to have to check that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:31 PM

The Ba2 was used in the Falklands war was it not?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 5, 2020 2:23 AM

Are you reffering to the Harriers Steve. Both the navy's FRS.1 and the RAF's GR.3 were deployed south. The RAF aircraft operated from the carriers. The Sea harrier FA 2 entered service in the early 90's.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 5, 2020 7:40 AM

Yes,, but I meant the Fa2 not Ba2 Embarrassed

Early 90's. Got it I have 2 Harriers in the stash, one is the USMC the other I need to check. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 12, 2020 2:25 PM

Construction of the Shar is complete so ashide from masking the canopy and intakes, its ready for primer. After some advice from a member on another forum, i realised i had use dthe wrong intakes. Airfix offers 2 options but doesn't explain which option should be used for in flight or on the ground. While i was able to remove the intakes, i could not take them apart. So i ordered the resin Pavla set which was swiftly fitted. The doors and hatches will be done off the kit.

And while its in the paint shop, i'l get to work on a tractor for the diorama.

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, October 12, 2020 3:04 PM

Bish,

Yeah the intake blow-in doors are a bit of Harrier trivia.  They are not spring loaded, so when the engine is shut down, the upper doors hang in the open position and the lower doors fall into the closed position.

When on the ground with the engine running, the doors all open.  In flight they all close due to aerodynamic pressure.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 12, 2020 3:07 PM

Ye, thats what the guy on SPAm said. I had assumed, wrongly of course, that they were close don the ground and open in flight. Will teach me to check referances.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:11 PM

That tells you how much I don't know about the Harrier. BTW I do have an Airfix GR7A/GR9A harrier in the stash.Yes Don't know when that happend 

Nice progress, The tractor is going to be a nice addition. Just like you Bish to add some more intrest to your dios Yes That's what makes them so good.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:33 AM

Thanks Steve.Is that the 72nd kit you have. If so that the other harrier i am building alongside this.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:33 AM

Yes it is. Used in Afghanistan I take it.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:25 AM

Ye, thats the same one. I'm doing the 9 which is the one on the box art.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:34 PM

Some progress on the Jayhawk - just about ready for paint.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:11 AM

Jesus this one went south.... Guessing the MM paint beat up the Tamiya primer... no saving this pig.  We all have our fails.. .but damn... this one...

dumpster kit... no saving this one

Thanks,

John

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:21 AM

I don't trash too many models but this one... done.  I'll try again but damn... what a nightmare

 

Thanks,

John

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:44 AM

Sorry it went bad on you John, that would look nice in the yellow.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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