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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, March 22, 2007 8:36 AM

Looks good Dave.

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:20 AM
Nice work Dave-it is coming along nicely.

Bob

 

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Posted by espins1 on Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:38 AM
Nice work on the front office harvs73! Cool [8D]

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:03 PM

Darren,

Thanks! It was much easier than I thought. I would definately give it a go at doing the exhausts if I were you.

I have now finished the mesh and I'm just waiting for the paint to dry. My card technique did not look good so I tried something else...........more on that later!Wink [;)] 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:05 PM

Dave,

very nice work on the Barracuda! The interior looks great.Thumbs Up [tup]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by gwaihir on Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:20 PM

Dave, Nice job on the Barracuda. I too really like the shading / dry brushing and would love to hear what colors / paints you used.

Thanks,

Leon 

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Posted by razordws on Thursday, March 22, 2007 3:19 PM

Dave, nice job on the pit! Thumbs Up [tup]

Tony, nice job on the Merlin.  Looks great! Thumbs Up [tup]

Dave

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, March 22, 2007 3:30 PM

Got a bit more done on the Spitfire and the Lynx, I've sprayed the yellow leading edges and sky fuselage band on the Spitfire and have done some more sanding on the Lynx.

It seems like these two builds are taking ages............I'll be glad to them finished. 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by darson on Thursday, March 22, 2007 7:52 PM

Lads I came across this image this morning on Hyperscale and thought it was simply too good to pass up as a reference for this build.

I'm not sure if that's a Seafire Mk.II or a Spitfire Mk.V but the other types you can spot apart from the Corsair are a Martlet, a couple of Sea Hurricane and a couple of Barracudas.  Note the way the camo on the spine of the Sea/Spitfire doesn't join neatly at the top and just how bleached out the paint job is.

Cheers

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, March 22, 2007 9:41 PM

Very cool pic Darren.  Thanks for sharing Thumbs Up [tup].

Regards,  Rick 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 23, 2007 9:28 AM

Darren,

Thats a great photo Thumbs Up [tup] Thanks for sharing it with us. I'd love to know where the picture was taken. All those types in one place, what a sight!

 

I recon you deserve this weeks prize bottle of rum! Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Cheers!Make a Toast [#toast]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by espins1 on Friday, March 23, 2007 10:24 AM
That's a really cool photo Darren, thanks for posting that!  Cool [8D]

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Posted by harvs73 on Friday, March 23, 2007 4:55 PM

Darren, I agree with everyone else - good photo. It covers pretty much all the WWII FAA acft being built in this GB.

 I use Humbrol 78 for the base colour. The wash is matt black thinned with turps and the weathering is just Hu78 with various quantities of matt white added to it.

Very impessive models getting done here so far!

Dave Harvey

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 23, 2007 5:00 PM

Hello Crew.Pirate [oX)]

At long last I am happy with my Spitfire! Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

I did some more painting here and there and now it suddenly looks "right" to me. The cannon barrells need to be done, but that aside the fuselage is done. Honest. No really......I like it much better now.

That stuff about me being a real picky Spitfire freak is just a rumour..........Mischief [:-,]

OK, not the best thing since sliced bread I'll grant you, but I'm happy with it.Smile [:)] So indulge me.....





 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 23, 2007 5:20 PM

I was just fixing myself a drink when I realised that I had'nt dished out the weekly rum ration.Tongue [:P]

Gentlemen, your good health.

 

Cheers! Make a Toast [#toast]

Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Friday, March 23, 2007 6:21 PM

Nice work on the Spit Darren.  Well done.

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by darson on Friday, March 23, 2007 6:21 PM

Thanks for that Darren, there were murmurs happening below decks about where the heck this week’s ration of rum had gotten to Thumbs Up [tup].

The Spit looks excellent, don't forget to post some pics here of the finished product.

Dave, thanks for the heads up on the weathering technique it certainly looks very effective.

:::Progress Update:::

Well I have now made a good start on my Gannet and so far there have been no problems what so ever in the assembly of the cockpit.  One thing I did pick up on from research was that the cockpit is actually all black, not grey as stated in the instructions.

Cheers 

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Posted by gwaihir on Friday, March 23, 2007 6:47 PM

Darren1, Great picture of the various FAA birds. Thanks!

Darren2, Nice work on the spit. Hopeing to see more as it develops...

Leon 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, March 23, 2007 7:00 PM

Many thanks for the kind words lads.Thumbs Up [tup] Thanks for letting me share this one with you.Wink [;)]

Make a Toast [#toast]

 

Darren,

your progress sounds great-lets see some pics when you get the chance. Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, March 24, 2007 7:32 AM

Clown [:o)]Confused [%-)].........Oh my aching head! Too much refreshment last night.Wink [;)]

 

Well, I was in the workshop this morning and I still cannot fix the seam on my Lynx. It must be the toughest plastic in the universe. I may have to take a machine grinder to it if all else fails.Mischief [:-,]

Doing some little bits to the Mk.IX too, but not much as its a very sunny day here so I'm taking my son out fior the day. I'll catch up with you all later.

Have a good one,Thumbs Up [tup]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, March 24, 2007 1:17 PM

Well everyone, I'm back!  Hopefully I didn't miss out on all of the weekend rum rations.

Darren-  your Spit is looking great!  Your extra work really paid off on that one, now I want to build another one too!

One thing, you said the fuse was done, but I think you forgot the decals.  Ease up on the rum, lad! Wink [;)]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, March 24, 2007 4:18 PM

Decals.........Confused [%-)]

 

Oh Censored [censored] I forgot!! 

Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

 

I'll have to lay off the strong stuff for a while.Angel [angel]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, March 24, 2007 4:20 PM

Right, thats long enough.

"Barman........make mine a double please."

Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

 

Aaaaahhhhhhhh...........thats better.Clown [:o)]

 

Pirate [oX)]Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 24, 2007 5:27 PM

A few more of the HMS Ameer photos, well worth looking at

And I finished this today,not FAA but close

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, March 24, 2007 5:45 PM

Tony,

many thanks for sharing those photo's, that shot of the Hellcat landing is superb! You have certainly given plenty of inspiration for my build.

Now that Buccaneer...........very nice! Looks spot-on from here.Thumbs Up [tup] I can't tell for sure but is that the 1/48 Airfix kit?  You've nailed the paint job on that one for sure.

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 24, 2007 5:51 PM
Yes its the 48th Airfix one ,I was lucky and got the two in one box mix up.I have more of the HMS Ameer pics to upload so I will post them in the next few days.
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Posted by pingtang on Saturday, March 24, 2007 9:57 PM

Hi everyone,

 Haven't been active in the forums (or the hobby) for a long time, but I think it's time I got going again... I'll have to go and have a look at what kits are available for this one. Something not too complicated would be nice. Maybe a Gannet or a Fairey Firefly. BTW, is there any 1/48 Firefly kits out there?

I like the year long time frame of this GB. There's actually a chance of my doing something by then. Gotta get my desk set up again though...

It's good to see some of the guys on here I remember from a couple of years ago too...

-Daniel
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Posted by harvs73 on Saturday, March 24, 2007 11:28 PM

Welcome back Daniel.

There are only two 1/48 Firefly kits currently in existence and they are both OOP. They are the Grand Phoenix Firefly Mk I, which I have just started for this GB and the PP Aeroparts Mk V (have one in my stash) that is a mixed media kit that went OOP years ago. I beleive that one of th european companies is going to come out with one in the near future though.

 

Dave Harvey

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Posted by darson on Sunday, March 25, 2007 7:03 AM

Great to have you back Pingy, the faces may have changed a little but we still manage to have a great time on these builds, especially this one which the other Darren is running.

Tony thanks one again for posting those pics, I think someone previously mentioned it but it's always nice to see some shots of the real deal.  Nice job on the Buccaneer by the way Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup], is that the Airfix kit? 

Cheers 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, March 25, 2007 4:37 PM

G'day Daniel !

Sign - Welcome [#welcome]Sign - Welcome [#welcome]Sign - Welcome [#welcome]Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

Party [party]Party [party]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Party [party]Party [party]

Welcome to our humble group build.Thumbs Up [tup] 

As you are new to this crew, a couple of reminders:

Rule two is strictly enforced.Mischief [:-,]

Being merry and flying the seat of your pants is compulsory.Pirate [oX)]

Glad to have you on board! Thumbs Up [tup]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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