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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:20 PM

That Wyvern looks great LA. Nice aircraft from a great era. I love the early post war years, so much variety.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, June 3, 2018 9:30 PM

stikpusher

Its not like the Microscale kit is complicated... I built their YF-102 long ago... perfect kit for a single session.

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I have the YF-102 also, I wish they had done it in 1/48 instead of 1/60.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:01 AM

Thanks Tony, I reckon the Poms did some great designs after the war

So I did the gloss coat after decals and got a big white spot on the wing and tailplane. Forgot to take a photo. So I tried to sand them back, no luck so I had to do a touch up.

 and when I got the masking off, it was the wrong colour! Do'h!!

So start again....

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:01 PM

Thats a real bummer. The model is worth taking the trouble to fix it properly though.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:35 AM

Thanks Tony,

Found the correct colour, which looked better:

Then got her up on her legs

And I have stuck a full load under the wings:

So it's coming along pretty well so far...

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:57 PM

Much better!  Getting close now.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:29 PM

Getting closer and closer - sticking bits and pieces on to finish up. The bang seat is together and PE belts glued on. The cockpit was uncovered and the seat went in.

Then the canopy and the props went on. The counterrotating props are geared by trumpeter, so they work as they should - a cute touch.

So final touches to go, then the presentation photos to finish with...

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 22, 2018 7:36 AM

And here is the finished Wyvern!!

The Trumpeter kit was great to build, and I love the shape of the Wyvern - reckon it would make a great Unlimited Racer...

 John, thank you very much for keeping the FAA build going, it has been great fun.

Piers

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, June 22, 2018 8:58 PM

You're welcome, Piers!  That's a fine looking Wyvern.  I'll put that first photo on the completion thread.  And thank you for helping keep the FAA GB moving along.

Extra rations o' grog all around, maties!  It be'in Friday an' all.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:11 PM

Wow Piers, that thing is stunning. I have the kit too, I might have too. It looks so complex with those contra rotating props, I love it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:57 PM

I'm planning to start my Matchbox Hunter on 1 August. Hopefully it will be a pretty quick one.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:07 PM

I've made a start, progress photos so far....

Cheers

Tony

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

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 10:43 PM

Admiral, this man needs to get an armchair in the ready room.

Excellent in every way. 

Reno Unlimited rules require jugs, so sorry no go at Stead, but a sharp model.

 

The Hunter is such a beautiful aircraft. look forward to the build.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, August 9, 2018 3:17 PM

Ahoy, matey, I'll put a note on the roster that yer startin'!  It be'in near Friday don't ferget to put a portion of yer rum ration the Admiral's way...

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 9, 2018 4:07 PM

I'll be starting the stringbag very soon. I have a couple builds moving off the bench shortly then I can start.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, August 10, 2018 8:10 PM

Thanks for the kind words GM, Tony and your admiralness

Tony, I thought that kit looked familiar, looked in the decal stash and I still have the left over decals from however long ago...

Looking forward to how it builds up, looks like a striking scheme and Steve's stringbag too.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:52 PM

OK Admiral, I'm starting the stingbag. I have been looking forward to this build for a while because it has most of what I like. It's British, it's a biplane, and it's Navy. I purchased the Tamiya PE set and Eduard IP and belt set. I will be using the "Bismarck attack" markings but I can't find any info for 2P/V4372 so I don't know which carrier it was stationed on. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:12 PM

Great, Steve, this will be fun.

Oh, Sorry, Admiral speak'in here, never you mind that guy behind the curtain, ye be sure ta' git yer chores in line while yer do'in this, swabby!  And no slip ups on the Stringbag, we don't want that thing foulin' the decks on take-off!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 2, 2018 10:35 PM

Aye Aye Admiral.

I completed the cockpit but still have a several things to do before closing the fuse.

Oops, this is something I didn't read before I purchased them......too late.

I've come to the conclusion that PE adds 5 to 10 fold to the build time.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 3, 2018 11:45 PM

I closed up the fuselage today.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, September 9, 2018 10:32 PM

Nice Steve.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:53 PM

I've done quite a bit on the Swordfish, got the wings together and installed on the center section. I also have been painting along the way. I still have quite a bit to do installing more PE and the rigging before I can start wrapping it up.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:05 PM

All real nice, especially the engine detail.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, October 15, 2018 4:38 AM

Looking great Steve

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Posted by cropredy on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:37 AM

Some better pictures of the L'Arsenal 1/400 Swordfish on Heller 1/400 HMS Illustrious on 1940.11.11 Battle of Taranto

 

Two squadrons - painted differently, custom decals, individual tail numbers.

 

cropredy

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:34 PM

That's very well done display, good work!  Do you have any patience left?

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:42 PM

Very impressive there Crop, painting all those microscopic planes must have taken some time!

And very nice work on the Illustrious and the seascape too.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:57 PM

It's been a while Admiral but I just have a few more things to do to the Stringbag then it will be complete.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, March 25, 2019 11:37 AM

Looking good, Steve.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.html

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:33 AM

Master and Comander,

I finally completed the Swordfish. It was a super nice kit. the pieces fit like a glove. One peice of advice though. If you are using the Tamaya PE set, put the wings together in sequence of the instructions. I can remember why I didn't but the rigging was a nightmare afterward. Following the instructions would have been far easer.

Thank you for continuing to run this awesome GB. I apologise for not getting to is far sooner and will subject myself to whatever punishment you deem fit.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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