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Royal Australian Air Force Centenary Group Build

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 22, 2021 11:41 AM

Piers: Fantastic job!!! Esp considering the rough nature of the original kit. Love how she turned out!!! Heart

Ferg: Great progress there too! Looking forward to paint.

Harold: Ohhhhh, the Lanc is gonna be awesome!!!

 

Either you guys did something to me or maybe it was the Vegemite but I pulled out an old AFV Club 1/35th Aussie Centurion Mk 5 and restarted her.

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 22, 2021 12:38 PM

Piers, I don't believe I'm going to finish the Suderland. I ran into several issues so I have to put it away for a little while.

I ordered some Caracal decals for my 1/73 F-35 so.....

 

 

Edited

Steve

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  • From: Somewhere in England
Posted by darrenshinn on Monday, November 22, 2021 1:14 PM

I'm impressed by all the good work that's going on - some very nice planes there.

I'm still between houses and even though the time limit sounds a bit flexible (thanks Lost!) I'm not sure even if I get back onto the Mossie in the next couple of weeks it'll be done soon.

This is my excuse for investing in Plan B, a 1/72 Revell PBY-5A Catalina (spotted it in Hobbycraft as Mrs S was buying Christmas presents). Assume that this qualifies, with the addition of the DK decals for "PBY-5A, RAAF A24-104, Operation Sinbad, 1948"?

 

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, November 22, 2021 2:29 PM

Piers. WELL done.. thats a neat little jet!!

  

Nick.

 

 

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:49 AM

Thanks Nick and everyone, I was happy to have it finished and happy with the result.

Darren, I can understand you wanting to take your time with a super kit like that. Happy to accept the Catalina into the build roster.

Steve, Hmmm, yes the Sunderland did look like a handful. Looking forward to the F35

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:05 PM

Really nice Piers, but yours always are. Could I joing in please, I actually build a lot of RAAF aircraft. I have this thing, but the parts are off the sprue but unstarted. Would that be ok ? It would be my 11th RAAF 3 Sqn P-40. My plan is to convert it back to one of the very early P-40Ds, with only two guns per wing. The aircraft was flown by Nicky Barr, and the decals are from DK Decals.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:14 AM

Steve & Darren: Hope things straighten out for you guys in the coming year.

Tony: Ohhhhhhhh, gotta love a P-40!!!

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, November 25, 2021 9:38 PM

Tony, great to have you onboard mate. Love the Kittyhawk, very underrated compared to how important it was for the RAAF in both the Asian and African conflicts.

For my next build, it will be a Tamiya 1/48 Beaufighter with the Red Roo TT 21 conversion kit. Should be a bit of fun.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 26, 2021 8:49 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, very cool Piers!!! I'm assuming you're going with that awesome yellow and black target tug scheme?

Reminds me of a yellow jacket. I've heard they only live in North America, you guys have your own nasty critters but at least don't have to deal with these little SOBs.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 26, 2021 9:33 AM

I frigin hate those guys.

Steve

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:15 PM

Gamera

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, very cool Piers!!! I'm assuming you're going with that awesome yellow and black target tug scheme?

Reminds me of a yellow jacket. I've heard they only live in North America, you guys have your own nasty critters but at least don't have to deal with these little SOBs.

 

Oh yes we do! We call them European Wasps. They started appearing in oz sometime in the 80's.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 8:08 AM

they do have a temper.. my latest pic, gave a light coat of tamiya clear flat and test fit glass.

Piers. the beaufighter will look impressive in black/yellow .

 

  

Nick.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:30 PM

Nick: Whoa, that looks fantastic!!! 

Ferg: Ahhhh, someone mentioned yellow jackets a couple years ago and Bish wasn't sure what we were talking about. Wasn't sure if they don't live outside North America or maybe they were just known by another name.  

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, December 3, 2021 3:12 AM

Nick, that is looking super! That is a really good paint job that has come together so well.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:02 PM

Wow, nice Spit!

Piers, I'm trying to get this done before the end of the year so I can have all my GB completed and off the bench.

Here is the F-35, the very one you have on the badge BTW. The Carcal Models decal sheet I have (and mose sources I saw) said to paint it FS36170 Have Glass Grey. It's a very odd grey, almost a metalic. Not sure I'm going to put the RAM tape decals on and looking at the actual squadron I'm portraying, it only shows the grey on the wings and tail. So, I guess that's what I'll, do even though the decal sheet doesn't show it.

Here it is with a black primer, The Have Glass Grey and then on the stand. I need to go back and add the FS36270 Neutral Grey to the wings and tail. I hope I dont peal any the the base grey off!

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:25 PM

OK, Piers, I'm done!

Thanks for a cool GB. THis Hase kit was pretty good. One of there better 1/72 kits I'd say with nice decals and pretty decent detail.

Use whichever pic you want.

Steve

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:26 PM

Oh wow that looks so cool Steve!!! 

The Have Glass Grey looks neat! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:46 PM

Thanks Gam Big Smile

Steve

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:16 PM

 

Great looking Spit crownr!

crown r n7

they do have a temper.. my latest pic, gave a light coat of tamiya clear flat and test fit glass.

Piers. the beaufighter will look impressive in black/yellow .

 

 

On the Bench:

1.Tamiya 1/72 N1K1

2.Monogram F-14A

3.Tamiya A-1H

4.Hasegawa A-1H (OTS)

5.Monogram P-51D

6.Revell HH-3 Golly Green  Giant

7.Monogram 1/72 F-4J

Recenctly Completed:

1.Airfix 1/72 Fw190D (1976 Release)

2.Italeri F-100D 1/72 Thors Hammer

3.Monogram P-47D Bubbletop 78th FG Top Hat

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, December 6, 2021 3:21 AM

Steve,

Great work, the F-35 looks very cool and the stand makes it look fast too.

The grey paint is a wierd one in the real world with that metal look to it, like the F-22.

I will you get on the board

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, December 6, 2021 9:42 AM

Steve. Great job on the camo that metalic grey sheen you nailed it. Takes a car guy to get that semi gloss right.

Cbaltrin. thank you. its my 1st Eduards kit, went together well but lots of tiny parts.

Piers. the spitfire is done, thats for hosting a fun GB.

  

Nick.

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 2:47 AM

Nick,

That is a very special result on the Spitfire, the paintwork is fantastic! Super shading and weathering, great rendition of Clive Caldwell's mount

Looks like the Eduard kits are pretty special, judging by the few I have seen come together, the level of detail is great.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:22 AM

Whoa Nick, she's friggin perfect!!! Heart

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 8:11 AM

Piers and gamera. Thank you my Friends for your comments, I do appreciate it.

  

Nick.

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, December 10, 2021 4:37 AM

Nick, your Spit looks fantastic. Great job mate.

Steve that F35 looks fantastic too. Also great work.

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  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, December 12, 2021 5:37 AM

Getting into the Yellowjacket now

Started off with doing all the interior green everywhere.  After I read the Red Roo conversion instructions a bit better, worked out there is quite a bit of zinc chromate here and there.

I did read the bits about removing the doors behind the cockpit, the ammo buckets and the heating pipes. Painted the resin seats up, added some dials and placards around the cockpit from Mike Grant decals.

Next the floor was glued in. The target chute was cut to size and glued into the rear hatch, at the right angle. The hatch is no longer a hatch of course, it will be glued closed.

I have not scratchbuilt the winch motor etc inside as it will not be seen through the observer's blister.

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 12, 2021 6:23 AM

I've got going on my P-40. The conversion basically involves changes to the wings so I've been able to do the fuselage without changing much. The cockpit is my version of Curtiss interior green, includes a resin seat.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Monday, December 13, 2021 1:32 PM

lostagain

Roster:

68GT ICM 1/48 Spitfire VIII 

Bish Airfix 1/72nd Bristol Beaufighter TF.X. complete

Bobbaily AMT 1/48 Kittyhawk

Crown r n7 Eduard 1/48 Spitfire VIII complete

Darrenshinn 1/72 Revell PBY-5A Catalina

Deeve Hasegawa 1/72 NA Mitchell III

Dodgy Otaki 1/48 Spitfire VIII

Gamera Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire VIII

Lostagain ex-Frog 1/72 Vultee Vengeance complete

High Planes Models 1/48 Hawk 127 complete

Tamiya/Red Roo 1/48 Beaufighter TT

Modelcrazy Hasegawa1/72 F-35 complete

Patrick N Special Hobby 1/32 Brewster Buffalo

Sergeant MK 1/48 AVRO Lancaster B Mk. I

Taxtp Academy 1/72 P-40 E converted to D

Tomcat Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher

 

Lost, I hate to ask, but could I change my subject again from the HK Model 1/48 Avro Lancaster B Mk. I to Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IIa

I have an Eduard 1/48 cockpit and 1/48 Spitfire with decals for P8038 flown by Flight Lieutenant Brendan E.F. Finucane DFC, No 425 Squadron RAAF Kenley, Great Britain, August 1941. I am ready to start on this project as soon as you give me the ok.

Harold

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 13, 2021 7:56 PM

Nice work there Piers and Tony!

Harold: Looks cool to me. Hope Piers is kosher with it. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:39 AM

Harold, geez, I dunno, after all you did promise me a Lancaster....

Just kidding, be really good to see the Spitfire!

Tony, the Kittyhawk is off to a racing start there, the resin seat looks good.

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