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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:29 AM
Nice props. Gator cup in background too. My daughter is taking her entrance exams to go to UF for grad school. I might be a Gator Dad.

 

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:02 PM

tempestjohnny
Nice props. Gator cup in background too. My daughter is taking her entrance exams to go to UF for grad school. I might be a Gator Dad.
 

Thanks tempestjohnny. I hope your daughter gets in! I've been a die hard gators fan since I was old enough to really understand football. So, I may be a little biased, but I think it's the best school. Lol. 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:51 PM

I have been a little quiet on this one for awhile, it's been at the stage where all the dog work happens, and then it's just paint drying.  And finally you get to the point where you have taken off all of the masks and put back on all the little bits you put on but shouldn't have put on til last, including amazingly finishing up with all eight intake screens on,  AND IT'S PICTURE TIME!!  You may note that there are no antenna wires on yet, I'm just not brave enough right now, and in the display case I can't see that they are not there.  Maybe someday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:31 PM

That looks great Jean. I love the Lancaster, such a heavy lifter.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Monday, March 13, 2017 3:22 PM

Beautiful job on the Lancaster!! I know those canopies can be a pain, but you nailed them perfectly!

Grab a rum ration, you earned it matey!

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 13, 2017 3:26 PM

Beautiful finish on the Lanc! Not very FAA, but... 

Most inspirational!!!

 

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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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, March 13, 2017 4:54 PM

Thanks, all youse!

Stik, be'in that most a tha group is so deep in the grog this year's edition is open to both FAA and RAF, next year we'll get back to alternating.

John

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Posted by dwsrazor on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:45 PM

Beautiful job Admiral.  In 1/48 it must take up a lot of realestate!  Bow Down

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:51 PM

25 1/2 inch span, 17 inches long, Dave.  About the same as the Revell B-17F it sits next to.  Kinda makes the B-17 look like a low rider with that stork like landing gear.

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:21 PM

I suppose a Liberator or a Condor would look good next to the Fort and Lanc...

 

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: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:23 PM

jeaton01

25 1/2 inch span, 17 inches long, Dave.  About the same as the Revell B-17F it sits next to.  Kinda makes the B-17 look like a low rider with that stork like landing gear.

 

Officially adding it to my "to-do" list. I love building the bigger 2 and 4 engine aircraft. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:47 PM

'Scusin' yer pee stained britches yer excellency, yeh be talkin' to me?

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:58 AM

That I would, laddie, that I would....

Got gum on them bucklers, do ya?  Or ya been nailed ta the ceilin' whilst in a drunken stupor.

John

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Yeah, Stik, I fear there is a Liberator in my future, but not my near future.  Such an ungainly beast.

John

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, March 20, 2017 1:10 AM

Paint is complete except for the upper surfaces of the lower wings.  Need to figure out the rigging before I paint those though.  A quick pic to show the progress.



For any of you planning to do a Taranto ship you might want to know what this tank is for.  It is not shown in the instructions anywhere and it was not until I did some reading on the Taranto raid that I discovered that an extra tank was installed in place of the middle seat in order to get the range they needed for the raid.  Of course this discovery was made after I had closed up the fuselage.  Whistling

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:19 AM

So as said, I plan on Wyvern S-4. Dug out the kit and got ready to start putting pieces together and low and behold I forgot the kit has a full complement of PE, cockpit, wingfolds, landing gear wells, ALOT. S I'm gonna dive in and see what kind of damage I can do. Bought the kit at a show a few years back in southern Loiusiana and completely forgot I basically paid for the Eduard PE. I like little suprises like that. Perhaps I will post pte start pix tonight.

we're modelers it's what we do

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:44 AM

Great looking little plane there, tonka. 

Hope to be back at it soon y'all. Been busy gettin my mom settled back in after surgery, and had a relative pass away unexpectedly. So, things have been a little hectic as of late.

Keep the pics of the great work coming. I'm not very skilled at painting and detailing models yet, and all the pics of y'all's superb work keeps me from settling for mediocrity in my own builds. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:48 PM

Tonka, I have added this photo to the FAA Roster page.  Nice work!

John

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:02 PM

jeaton01

Tonka, I have added this photo to the FAA Roster page.  Nice work!

 

Thanks!! Now where do I get the badge?? Or do we not need any stinkin' badges!! Stick out tongue

 

FArmboy --sorry about the relative passing...and hope you Mom feels better

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:16 PM

I need to make one for this year, give me a week or so.

John

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:34 PM

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, March 26, 2017 6:27 PM

A round for all the lads here in honor of the Wyverns arrival!

 

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: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:23 PM

I'll dri,k to that, even if it is my post LOL, and I have to work tomorrow. All Hail the Wyvern. Or as my friend Darth Laboriuos calls it " Jimmy D'arante with wings".

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:11 AM

Tonka, nice job on the little Chipmunk!  Propeller

Wannabe farmer, going through a lot of health issues at my house to.  Hang in there!

Amornut.  Great subject choice.  Looking forward to your build.

As for the Swordfish the wings are now glued on and the rigging was attached to the upper wing before attaching it.  Gluing the rigging to the bottom wing should be lots of fun.   Stick out tongue   I still have some work to do on the motor but then it is just wheels, torpedo and a few other fiddly bits.



 

Cheers!

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:33 AM

stikpusher

A round for all the lads here in honor of the Wyverns arrival!

 

Suez they saw combat. So did the Valiant and French Corsairs.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:39 AM

dwsrazor
For any of you planning to do a Taranto ship you might want to know what this tank is for.  It is not shown in the instructions anywhere and it was not until I did some reading on the Taranto raid that I discovered that an extra tank was installed in place of the middle seat in order to get the range they needed for the raid.  Of course this discovery was made after I had closed up the fuselage.  Whistling


 

two crew each aircraft

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/rollofhonour/Battlehonour_crewlists/FAATaranto_1940.html

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 27, 2017 1:52 AM

Until 1942,

"With the coming of war, the FAA's aircraft were quickly done up in camouflage colours. Initially they were in Dark Sea Grey and Extra Dark Slate Grey (a greenish colour to you and I), with the upper surfaces of the lower wings being in Dark Sea Grey and Light Slate Grey to provide shadow compensation from the upper wing. The undersurfaces are in Sky Grey (NOT Sky)"

http://www.cbrnp.com/profiles/quarter2/swordfish.htm

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:51 AM

The Swordfish is lookin great, dwsrazor. 

Thought things would be slowing down again. It has not turned out that way. I'm itchin to make more progress on the Beaufighter though. Hoping I'll actually have something to post as an update after this weekend. Shouldn't be an issue since the weather won't be good for fishing the next few days. Lol. 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:03 AM

Thanks Wannabe. 

Hey all, managed to wrap this up last night so here is my contribution to the fight.  This is the Airfix 1/72 kit.






Looking forward to seeing the rest of the builds.

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