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Falklands War 40th Anniversary GB

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 27, 2021 1:05 PM

Turned out great Bish!

Thanks,

John

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 27, 2021 3:19 PM

Bish

Time to get the finalpics up and wrap up this years modelling. The Victor was finished off by fitting al the wheels, tok a bit of fiddiling to get them all to touch down, but they do now,and got the side door fitted.

And then to attach it to the base. I added the ladder and some wheel chocks from Flightpath. The Land Rover is the Airfix 76th offering. I've had that a while, was meant for another build, but i thought it would work nicely here. I recently noticed that a UK company called Air Graphic has a range of 72nd resin Series III Lanny's in different configirations, so i've alreday bought a couple of those.

The tow bar is from Aircraft in Miniature, another UK company that sells through Hannants. I am still waiting for them to re-release their MD 3000 tractor and 60Kv GPU bother of which i will add once i get them. So the Lanny and tow bar are not secured to the base yet as i may need to re-position those. And as you can see, once again figures are the real issue, i can't find any that work for this. But hopefully i can source or modify somthing that will work. But for now, its done. And as you can see, its to big to fit in my photo booth properly, so sorry for the pics.

Just going to spend the week working on a bust, and i'll be starting on the Harrier GR.3 at the weekend.

 

This thing turned out amazing. Well done all around. You make me want to pick one of these up. Excellent workmanship.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 5:33 AM

Thanks guys. BK, i'd recomend it, if you have the space for it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 2, 2022 12:12 PM

I've been off the bench for about 3 weeks as I have had an extremely rare reaction to the Covid booster. Not a fun experience and it lingers and persits. But, I have gotten back at the rescribe and I will take some shots of it when I get more done.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 2, 2022 1:31 PM

Good to hear your back at it. Most people i know who have had the booster had worse effects than with the first 2, though usually only lasted a day or so. Sounds like it hit you hard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:26 PM

That Victor looks so cool Bish!  It is huge too!  Now for a Black Buck Vulcan right? Big Smile

I had read somewhere that at least one Nimrod was equipped with sidewinders during the Falklands War, to possibly shoot down an Argentinian B707 ESM aircraft that was snooping around.  Any truth to this?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 3:09 PM

Thanks G, and yep, hopefully thats coming this year. Airfix will be announcing their new releases on the 10th.

Yes, thats true, they were fitted but never used. The Airfix kit comes with that option. Unfortunatly mine didn't have decals and i could not find AM ones for the Falklands so got some for Op Granby instead.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 9, 2022 9:42 AM

On to my next way, Harrier GR.3.

I am adding a little AM, including an Eduard PE set and Pavla resin seat. So i got the pit painted and the PE fitted. Even though the resin seat has molded on belts, i fitted the pre coloured PE ones other those.

Thats all for now.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:02 AM

Bish

On to my next way, Harrier GR.3.

I am adding a little AM, including an Eduard PE set and Pavla resin seat. So i got the pit painted and the PE fitted. Even though the resin seat has molded on belts, i fitted the pre coloured PE ones other those.

Thats all for now.

 

That has sooooo much more detail than my 1/48 Tamiya, Very nice.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:34 AM

Thanks BK. airfix have certainly come along way from what they were producing in the 80's and 90's. I am looking forward to seeing whats in the new releases tomorrow.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 13, 2022 1:58 PM

Being sacked with COVID has fired up motivation to build stuff, so at long last the Pucara has started rolling.

Box art:

The cockpit is nicely detailed, so I may not use all of the Eduard pre-colored PE, and hand paint instead.

The plane is a tail-sitter, so some fishing weights have been fitted under the cockpit:

Balance test:

I did tape the flaps on when I performed the test, so hopefully there will be no surprises at the end like so many kit build reviews.

I have read comments about the Pucara not being the prettiest of aircraft, but I think it looks quite sleek.  I do however think the Pucara should have been named after a big South American jungle cat rather than "fortress".

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:48 PM

That loks like a nicely detailed kit. Somthing Puma or Panther maybe.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, January 13, 2022 4:51 PM

I've never built a Pucara, that looks nice. 

Bish, I've just started my Cyberhobby 1/700 HMS Antelope for the 'Ships of the British Flag GB'. Given that I did the Sheffield for your 30th anniversary Falklands GB, and the significance of the Antelope in that conflict, I'd like to cross it over into this GB also please. 

Here's a photo, I started it last night.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 14, 2022 3:03 AM

Will get it on the roster Tony.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:48 AM

Okay, a quick update. I have the rescribing done. What a pain. The odd shape made it very difficult it not impossible to use templates so some of it is freehand. Not my best work, but it looks better than it did before. I painted the pilot, which was fun. He is little more than a human shaped blob, so details are not good. He fills the cockpit and hides the fact it has no details. I did paint much of the small bits white and the underside of the wings and controls surfaces. I closed the pit last night. Hopefully I will get the priming done and belly painted today.

Honestly, don't ever buy this kit, it sucks. Really bad. I looked at the old Monogram kit and it is a huge improvement over this one. And that is saying alot.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:42 PM

Thats coming on nicely BK.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 21, 2022 11:15 AM

Real G

Being sacked with COVID has fired up motivation to build stuff, so at long last the Pucara has started rolling.

Box art:

The cockpit is nicely detailed, so I may not use all of the Eduard pre-colored PE, and hand paint instead.

The plane is a tail-sitter, so some fishing weights have been fitted under the cockpit:

Balance test:

I did tape the flaps on when I performed the test, so hopefully there will be no surprises at the end like so many kit build reviews.

I have read comments about the Pucara not being the prettiest of aircraft, but I think it looks quite sleek.  I do however think the Pucara should have been named after a big South American jungle cat rather than "fortress".

 

This thing kinda reminds me of an A-10 in profile. Just hints at that look. I don'e think it's ugly, I like it. Very cool looking.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 21, 2022 3:34 PM

So today I painted the upper color. This is a mix of xf-24 and x-3 in a 3:1 ratio. I painted it with that, thought it was a bit dark to my liking so I lightened it up and post shaded it to where it is and I like it. However, if you look closely at the pic you will see the RR stablizer is white, which means it got painted upside down. And I forgot to paint the underwing tanks. Not to mention I tossed out my custom mix, both. OH, even better now. I ran out of XF-24. You could say I am somewhat screwed here. 

Dear Lord, I HATE MIXING PAINTS.!!!!!

Now I have to order a paint I don't want in an attempt to make a match for a mix made previoiusly which none remains. Give me strength to not toss this in the bin. Well, guess I'll toss it on the back burner for awhile so I can order some paint. 

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 23, 2022 5:35 AM

Looking good BK. I'm glad i use Xtracolor, it carries most of the wartime and post war British colours so no mixing involved.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 23, 2022 5:48 AM

The Harrier has come along nicely. Cockpit fitted and fuselage together.

There was one issue, with the forward undercarrage bay. This is in 2 halves with each being fitted to the intakes and then into each side of the fuselage before thats put together. But i have a gap of about 2mm and i can't see where the issue is, everything else has fitted fine. It won't be visible once on the base but still a bit annoying.

Got all the last bits added including PE.

I found out that this aircraft was one of 4 GR.3's fitted with Blue Eric ECM which was fitted into one of the Aden cannon pobs. So a little bit of scratch building was needed for this though i didn't have much in the way of images to go off, i'm pretty happy with it.

Eveything in the box has been left off to paint. Its now had a primer and the grey coat added. So should be able to mask in a day or so.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 24, 2022 11:26 AM

Bish

The Harrier has come along nicely. Cockpit fitted and fuselage together.

There was one issue, with the forward undercarrage bay. This is in 2 halves with each being fitted to the intakes and then into each side of the fuselage before thats put together. But i have a gap of about 2mm and i can't see where the issue is, everything else has fitted fine. It won't be visible once on the base but still a bit annoying.

Got all the last bits added including PE.

I found out that this aircraft was one of 4 GR.3's fitted with Blue Eric ECM which was fitted into one of the Aden cannon pobs. So a little bit of scratch building was needed for this though i didn't have much in the way of images to go off, i'm pretty happy with it.

Eveything in the box has been left off to paint. Its now had a primer and the grey coat added. So should be able to mask in a day or so.

 

Holy cow, you are flying through this thing. You may get done with it before I get mine done.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 24, 2022 1:10 PM

Thanks BK. Not sure about that, got the masking to deal with now.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:38 PM

Ok, I got my replacement paint and I will be getting that rear stabilizer repainted today or tomorrow. I have the decalling done and some light panel line work also. I need to add the missles and fuel tanks, clear it one more time and call it done.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 28, 2022 7:57 AM

Thats looking real nice BK.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 7, 2022 1:35 PM

Short update on the Harrier. I got the scheme done at the end of last week. First time doing a wrap around scheme, i found it a bit tricky making sure the masking was right, but i love the result.

Been getting the decals on over the weekend. A few more to do tonight and then i'll gloss coat before some light weathering.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:49 AM

Bish

Short update on the Harrier. I got the scheme done at the end of last week. First time doing a wrap around scheme, i found it a bit tricky making sure the masking was right, but i love the result.

Been getting the decals on over the weekend. A few more to do tonight and then i'll gloss coat before some light weathering.

 

Looking good.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:35 AM

Cheers BK. She is almost done.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 17, 2022 10:13 AM

I took a week off to insulate and drywall my garage. Now that it is done I have had a migrain for the past 2 days and I can't model with those. All I need to do is paint the stabilzer and drop tanks and shoot the kit with a semi-gloss coat and it'll be done. I'll get there, hopefully by the end of the weekend.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 17, 2022 1:10 PM

Sounds like your keeping busy, hope the migraine has gone. Look forward to the end result.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 20, 2022 2:35 PM

Well, I am gonna call this one done. Not a good kit by any means and not my best effort. Kinda like a car with a so so paint job, it looks good 50 ft away. This kit looks good 5 ft away and don't look at it too long. Fit was pretty good, but that's all the nice I have to say about it. Glad to have it done. Funny thing is, there is no AM for this kit, none. Oh well, there are lots of other kits available that are far better. I'll get one of those next time.

This bird was stationed aboard the HMS Hermes, the Flag ship during the campaign. Thanks for hosting this one, Bish. I'll pick a better kit next time around.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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