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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:52 PM

 Daywalker wrote:
Wow!  Sounds ambitious!  I can't wait to see how these come along.  As for the roundels, I wouldn't want to ask you to pay for the shipping on those, and I found that set of FAA Corsair decals from Techmod at an online hobby store I have used before, Meteor Productions.  Just out of curiosity, how much would it cost me to have those roundels shipped to me?  Tongue [:P]

Don't be daft Frank, it would'nt cost you anything!Thumbs Up [tup] If you want 'em just pm me your address.Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:58 PM

Darren,

I have had a look at the Lynx kit and I like it! It looks much better than I expected, and I am quite tempted to start playing with right awayTongue [:P] Its not big on detail, but it looks the part.

Still, I have to get my F-14 off the bench first.........Big Smile [:D]Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Thursday, February 15, 2007 8:04 PM

Darren-

Thanks a bunch, I owe you one!  PM inbound.  Big Smile [:D]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Friday, February 16, 2007 12:59 PM

You're Sign - Welcome [#welcome]

 

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Friday, February 16, 2007 4:00 PM
Cool, thanks again!  I pulled the kit out last night to look at the wingtips, should be an easy conversion.  I also bought my Ultracast seat with belts today, so I am ready when the build starts.  Cool [8D]

Frank 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, February 16, 2007 7:24 PM

Darren (Darson)-sign me up.  Probably won't get started on anything for a couple of months (or longer!).  I'm thinking a Hellcat.....will advise.

Thanks

Bob

 

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Posted by darson on Saturday, February 17, 2007 3:34 AM

Bob, no worries mate but it's actually Darren's (Tango1's) build, I just happened to start this thread sort of my mistake.

Cheers 

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Posted by Pruz on Saturday, February 17, 2007 4:40 AM

Hi darren

I have an Airfix 1/48 Seafire 47 I'd like to contribute - the timeframe would suit me just right as well. I'm going to do it with the Aires resin c-pit but can't make my mind up about the wingfolds yet!

Alan (aka Pruz) 

If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going! Finishing off: Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer for USAF 60th Anniversary GB In production: Revell 1/32 F-16A - C conversion
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:25 PM

Sign - Welcome [#welcome] Bob and Alan,

its good to have you both on board!Thumbs Up [tup] Jump in whenever you like! I will add your names to our roster.Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 1:37 PM

"Now here this, now hear this......"

Our crew complement is now 19. Well done everyone. 

Party [party]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Cool [8D]Pirate [oX)]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Extra rations of Rum will be issued to the ships company.

That is all. Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:06 PM
Well I picked up the squadron / signal Fleet Air Arm 1939-45 book, and have received my Gannett, Wyvern and Swordfish, so is it April yet? Smile [:)]
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Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:14 PM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

"Now here this, now hear this......"

Our crew complement is now 19. Well done everyone. 

Party [party]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Cool [8D]Pirate [oX)]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Extra rations of Rum will be issued to the ships company.

That is all. Pirate [oX)]

WOOHOO!  Party [party]  Any more rum, and I'll never be able to finish anything.  Might catch myself gluing parts in the wrong place again.  Dunce [D)]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 6:15 PM

 Aaronw wrote:
Well I picked up the squadron / signal Fleet Air Arm 1939-45 book, and have received my Gannett, Wyvern and Swordfish, so is it April yet? Smile [:)]

You have some nice kits there! Thumbs Up [tup] Any preference as to which one you want to build first?

I love to hear what you think about the Gannet kit, I've had my eye on one for a while nowWink [;)]

Blimey.......wish it was AprilPirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 6:23 PM
 Daywalker wrote:
 TANGO 1 wrote:

"Now here this, now hear this......"

Our crew complement is now 19. Well done everyone. 

Party [party]Pirate [oX)]Pirate [oX)]Big Smile [:D]Cool [8D]Pirate [oX)]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Extra rations of Rum will be issued to the ships company.

That is all. Pirate [oX)]

WOOHOO!  Party [party]  Any more rum, and I'll never be able to finish anything.  Might catch myself gluing parts in the wrong place again.  Dunce [D)]

 

Its OK.......the cheif has'nt spotted you!Mischief [:-,]Pirate [oX)] Just don't let the M/O catch you gluing your parts together.....Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

More rum!Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Pirate [oX)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:04 PM

Darren-

Have you ever ordered from Hannants before?  I am thinking about getting one of Special Hobby's 1/48 Super Corsairs (to go along with the one I am going to do here) to build over in the civilian GB.  Thought it might be fun to do two Corsairs at once.  The only place I can find one is at Hannants, but have never ordered from an overseas (to me) company before.  Just wondering if you have ever worked with them.

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 18, 2007 6:20 AM

Frank,

I order from Hannants all the time and can certainly recommend them.Thumbs Up [tup] They send everything by Royal Mail parcels and everything is packed securely.

If you give them a try I think you will be pleased. Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, February 18, 2007 9:19 AM
Thanks Darren.  I may have to give them a try.

Frank 

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:52 PM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

 Aaronw wrote:
Well I picked up the squadron / signal Fleet Air Arm 1939-45 book, and have received my Gannett, Wyvern and Swordfish, so is it April yet? Smile [:)]

You have some nice kits there! Thumbs Up [tup] Any preference as to which one you want to build first?

I love to hear what you think about the Gannet kit, I've had my eye on one for a while nowWink [;)]

Blimey.......wish it was AprilPirate [oX)]

 

I'm still considering starting with a US plane used by FAA, the sky / dark sea gray sceme is going to require me to break out the airbrush and I'm not sure how that will go (I'm not that proficient with it), the US planes offer the all blue option. If I start with one of the 3 I got it will probably be the Swordfish, not only is it cheap it offeres several alternate paint schemes. I really want the Gannett and Wyvern to come out nice so I will probably hold off on them until I am pretty confident I can do them right.

 

Just looking in the box both the Gannett and Wyvern look pretty nice, crisp detail, clear "glass" parts, everything individually bagged and instructions that actually look like they make sense. I got the 1/72 scale kits but I understand the 1/48 are about the same just a little more detail.   

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 18, 2007 4:22 PM
Picked up an Airfix Seahawk and Italeri Merlin HMA1 over the weekend ,guess thats me sorted.
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:40 PM

Aaronw,

I like the sound of that Swordfish! I think Mike is going to build one of those too. The Gannet kit sounds good, definately one for my wish list.Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 18, 2007 5:48 PM

Tony,

I have a Revell Merlin in my stash, the one with the tiger stripes. I'm going to tackle it later on in the year, so I'll be watching yours with great interest.Thumbs Up [tup]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by darson on Sunday, February 18, 2007 9:04 PM

I have read a couple of reviews of the Trumpeter Gannet kit and it looks to be very nice indeed.  If you were to combine it with Pavla's resin interior set and perhaps CMR's wing fold set and you would have yourself a real show winner.

I also found out the other day that Trumpeter is releasing a new Sea Fury FB. Mk.11 sometime this year, which is great because the Special Hobby Sea Fury kit I'm working on at the moment is a little on the rough side.

Cheers

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 19, 2007 8:39 AM

A new Sea Fury? Any idea which scale it will be in? If its in 1/48 I want one!Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]

I have heard that the Hobbycraft kit is not the best, but for the minute its the best game in town, I'm sure a little TLC will do the trick. Good luck with it.Thumbs Up [tup] 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 19, 2007 11:06 AM

Frank,

PM inbound!Thumbs Up [tup]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, February 19, 2007 2:18 PM
 darson wrote:

I have read a couple of reviews of the Trumpeter Gannet kit and it looks to be very nice indeed.  If you were to combine it with Pavla's resin interior set and perhaps CMR's wing fold set and you would have yourself a real show winner.

I also found out the other day that Trumpeter is releasing a new Sea Fury FB. Mk.11 sometime this year, which is great because the Special Hobby Sea Fury kit I'm working on at the moment is a little on the rough side.

Cheers

 

Well you are leaving out the skill to make it a show winner Big Smile [:D]  I wonder when the Aftermarket will start selling that, because I'll by a couple boxes of it.

A Sea Fury would be great, I hope Trumpeter follows the path they did with the Gannett and Wyvern doing both 1/72 and 1/48. 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 19, 2007 3:47 PM

Yeah, that would be great! I have read in the UK modelling press that there is rumour of a Gannet in 1/48. If that's right-I'll be first in line to buy one!Tongue [:P]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by darson on Monday, February 19, 2007 6:19 PM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

Yeah, that would be great! I have read in the UK modelling press that there is rumour of a Gannet in 1/48. If that's right-I'll be first in line to buy one!Tongue [:P]

Hey Darren check out this http://www.classicairframes.com/newproducts.htm Big Smile [:D]

Aaron the new Trumpeter Sea Fury FB. Mk.11 is in 1/72 which is not my preferred scale but beggars can't be choosers.

Cheers

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:26 AM

"Ding! Thud!" Oh my! My wallet is taking a beating!Big Smile [:D]

A 1/48 Gannet and a Sea Venom? Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]Bow [bow]Bow [bow]Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P]............COOL!Cool [8D]

 

Thanks for the link Darren.Thumbs Up [tup]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 12:19 PM

Here is an interesting web site that may be of some assistance:

http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Welcome.htm

Also, does anyone have a link to the conversion instructions to convert a F3F-3 Wildcat to a Marlet, Mk. II, III or IV?

Thanks

Bob

 

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Posted by darson on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:07 PM

Bob to convert a Wildcat into either a Martlet II or IV the best base model to use is the F4F-4, for the Martlet I & III models the best base is the F4F-3. 

The only difference between a Martlet I and a Martlet III was that Martlet I was the designation given to aircraft that were meant to go to the French and Martlet III was the designation given to aircraft that were supposed to go to the Greeks.  Neither made it of course due to the German invasion of those countries and the aircraft were turned over to the Brits.

As to what's needed for the conversions themselves, you an have inbound PM

Cheers

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