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Posted by Daywalker on Saturday, February 24, 2007 3:05 PM

Rick-

WOW!  Great looking plane.  Does the contra-rotating prop setup come with that kit?  I really like the looks of it.

Frank 

 

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Posted by espins1 on Saturday, February 24, 2007 3:45 PM

You guys are posting some fantastic pics of some really nice models!  It amazes me all the skill we have here on these forums.  Bow [bow]

I read an article in the latest Model Airplane International (sorry I mean no offense to FSM) about Trumpeter's new Westland Wyvern, that's a really interesting aircraft!  I may have to do that Wyvern for this build instead of the Sea Fury as it's oddly very cool! Cool [8D]

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Saturday, February 24, 2007 4:32 PM

Thanks guys.

Frank,  The prop comes in the kit.  The Seafire build is OOTB.

Scott, I plan on doing the Trumpeter 1/48 Wyvern for this GB. If you decide to do one also, we can compare notes Smile [:)].

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by espins1 on Saturday, February 24, 2007 4:36 PM
 rjkplasticmod wrote:

Scott, I plan on doing the Trumpeter 1/48 Wyvern for this GB. If you decide to do one also, we can compare notes Smile [:)].

Regards,  Rick

That would be cool!  Do you already have the kit?  If so, how does it look and what do you think of it?

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, February 24, 2007 5:22 PM

Rick-as always, another stunning build.

Frank-Thanks-someone pointed me to a spot on the ModelingMadness web site,

http://www.modelingmadness.com/splfeat/kr/researchfeat.htm

 that has a kit comparison that was helpful in comparing the spruces included in the two kits.  Only difference is the fron canopy and the armored glass.  A squadron canopy might do the trick though.

Tango-I'll check out the Airfix-it didn't come up in my searches at Squadron & Great Models.  However, I am leaning toward the low cost option, the Tamiya Sea Harrier & a small Eduard PE set. The kit is only $11.00 at my LHS, vs $26.00 for the Hasegawa Hellcat plus aftermarket decals & PE (or Ultracast seat). A little sanding (and scribing) never hurt anyone....

Bob

 

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Saturday, February 24, 2007 6:22 PM

Thanks Bob.

Scott, I have the first release of the kit (Late Version).  Trumpeter recently released the Early Version as well.  It looks great in the box, but I haven't done anything with it yet.  Has a small PE set for the IP & belts, but mostly Injection molded parts.  It's a big aircraft, so make some room on the bench Smile [:)].

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:47 AM

 Scott ,

I take it you are up for this one then? I'll add your name to the roll call on page 1. Good to have you on board.Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:58 AM

Hello Chaps!Pirate [oX)]

After last nights rum consumption Pirate [oX)]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Pirate [oX)]I thought it prudend to get a crack on with my Tomcat build. 

Its not FAA I know, but it is naval and its for a good cause, here are some pics of the carrier deck display base I've cobbled together for the F-14 I'm building for a friend. I'd like to know if it looks OK, in other words....if it looks stoopid, please tell me! Its a "first attempt" at this sort of thingBlush [:I]

Here, have a look.... 



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Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, February 25, 2007 10:11 AM

Darren-

WOW!  I think your carrier deck looks AWESOME!  Bow [bow]  I would be proud to display any of my aircraft on that deck.  Drink up me hardys!  Pirate [oX)] Make a Toast [#toast] Make a Toast [#toast] Make a Toast [#toast]

We got almost two feet of HEAVY snow yesterday, and it's still coming down!  Looks like I will have to share my free time with the models and the snowblower.  Disapprove [V]

Frank 

 

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Posted by espins1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 10:15 AM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

 Scott ,

I take it you are up for this one then? I'll add your name to the roll call on page 1. Good to have you on board.Thumbs Up [tup]

 

Totally count me in on this one, just trying to decide on what to build.  For some odd reason that Wyvern seams to be calling my name.....  Wink [;)]

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:36 AM

Frank,

thanks mate! Thumbs Up [tup] I've been looking at it for so long now, I just needed some fresh eyes to give it the "once-over".

Sorry to hear about your bad weather, we had all the snow over here last month so I know the feeling.......Now, have some rum! That will warm you up Big Smile [:D]Make a Toast [#toast]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:41 AM

Scott,

thats great news!Thumbs Up [tup] The Wyvern and Sea Fury are two great fighters, I'd be hard pushed to choose between them. Confused [%-)]Big Smile [:D]

Can't wait to find out which it will be, keep us posted.Wink [;)] 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:52 AM
Ife eye hav ani moore rum, im gona fal offf da flooor...Blush [:I]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:26 PM

Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]..............Arrrrr! I'll see ye thar m'lad!Pirate [oX)]Make a Toast [#toast]Confused [%-)]Confused [%-)]Confused [%-)]Clown [:o)]Clown [:o)]

"What do we do with a drunken sailor......What do we do with a drunken sailor....What do we do-----wif a drun-ken saaaalooorrrr......Errrrrrr..ly in the morning!!!!!"Pirate [oX)]

 

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:40 PM

LOL-

At this pace, we're gonna rum outta rum before we even start the GB! Disapprove [V]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:44 PM

By Thunder! That won't do will it? Wink [;)]

Its no use lads, we'll have to polish off that case of scotch in the M/O's cabin!Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Mischief [:-,]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by darson on Sunday, February 25, 2007 8:14 PM

Geez, I step out the door for five minutes and I find a huge blast of activity (and rum drinking).

Darren withe the Seafire Mk.III that you posted on the previous page what brand of paints did you use for the FAA camo scheme, they look great.  AFAIK, the Special Hobby Seafires Mk.II & Mk.III are supposed to be released this year.  Also, the base for your F-14 looks absolutely wicked, nice job.

Frank I agree with Darren, IMHO the best and easiest way to convert a Spitfire Mk.V into a Seafire is one of the MDC conversions available.  Aside from a little cutting (for the tail hook and the wing) there is not a lot else to do, although decent references are important.

Rick your Seafire as usual is a real gem.

Cheers

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:16 PM

Thanks Darren.

Regards,  Rick

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Posted by DesertRat on Sunday, February 25, 2007 10:00 PM
Hey guys! Is there an empty seat in the GB here? I just won a SBD Dauntless in 1/48 scale by Monogram (dirt cheap too!!!Cool [8D]) off of Ebay, and since y'all ain't officially starting until april i think it'll be here in plenty of time!

Warmest regards,

Roger

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Posted by darson on Monday, February 26, 2007 1:58 AM

Roger I'm sure that the other Darren (Tango1) will give you a proper welcome when he drops by but Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to the build.

Cheers 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 26, 2007 10:03 AM

DesertRat,

Sign - Welcome [#welcome]Smile [:)]Wink [;)]Captain [4:-)]Pirate [oX)]Party [party]Sign - Welcome [#welcome]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

May I welcome you to our humble Group Build! Only two rules here, and rule two is to have fun!Big Smile [:D]Pirate [oX)]

Good to have you on board! I'll add your name to our roll call on page 1.Wink [;)]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 26, 2007 10:12 AM

Pirate [oX)]  There's 21 of us now!

Well.....we have to drink to that, it would be most uncivilized not to! Pirate [oX)]Wink [;)]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]

Cheers! Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]Make a Toast [#toast]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 26, 2007 10:21 AM
Oh no!  More rum...  guess I had better have one. Make a Toast [#toast]

Frank 

 

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 26, 2007 10:39 AM

Pirate [oX)] Don't worry lads....thar be plenty of Rum for all of ye!!!

Big Smile [:D]

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum!!

Cheers!Make a Toast [#toast]

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by DesertRat on Monday, February 26, 2007 10:54 AM
Awesome! I'll start posting some pics once the dauntless gets here and work begins. And if someone could pass that bottle of rum, rule #2 will be a sinch! (although it might prove to be a most unusual build with the rum just a-flowin!)Wink [;)]

Warmest regards,

Roger

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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Monday, February 26, 2007 11:01 AM

Can't drink before Noon... But then, it's Noon somewhere in the world... Big Smile [:D].

Regards.  Rick

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, February 26, 2007 11:02 AM

Hey, has anyone ever tried thinning paint with rum?  I mean, it IS alcohol, and acrylics can be diluted with alcohol.  Or, is the modeler supposed to be diluted with alcohol?  I can't remember...  Laugh [(-D]

Frank 

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, February 26, 2007 11:34 AM
 TANGO 1 wrote:

I was doing a bit of research the other day and I tell you what it certainly is a time of plenty for anybody with an interest in British/Commonwealth naval aviation. 

This year the releases include in 1/48 Fairey Gannet AS Series (RAN), Fairey Gannet AEW (RN), Grumman Martlet Mk III, Grumman Martlet Mk II 'Operation Torch', Fairey Fulmar Mk I, D.H. Sea Vixen F(AW).1, Fairey Barracuda Mk II, Fairey Firefly Mk IV/V, Blackburn Skua Mk I, Blackburn Roc Mk I, Seafire Mk II/III, Fairey Swordfish Mk II, Hawker Sea Hawk FGA Mk 6 and Westland Wyvern S Mk 4 'Early Version'

In 1/72 we are looking at Supermarine Sea Otter, Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk IV/5/5A/TT.5, Boulton Paul P.120,  Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk 2/2C/2D 'FAA', Supermarine Seamew, Fairey Flycatcher, Fairey Flycatcher (Floatplane), Fairey Flycatcher (Amphibian), D.H. Sea Vixen F(AW).1, Fairey Gannet AS Mk 1, Seafire Mk XV, Seafire FR Mk 47, Hawker Sea Fury T.20, Blackburn Skua Mk II, Blackburn Roc Mk I, Fairey Fulmar Mk I, Seafire Mk II, BAe Sea Harrier FA Mk 2, Hawker Sea Fury FB Mk 11 and Blackburn Firebrand TF Mk II.

I reckon in anybody’s book that a pretty good selection of kits to choose from.

Oh and Darren Silvecloud are going to release a kit that I have been after for ever, a 1/48 Spitfire prototype K5054 Thumbs Up [tup]

Cheers

 Wow, that is a lot of new stuff, if I can get the air brush figured out so I can do a decent job on the paint scheme I may end up with a whole shelf of FAA stuff (1/72 so a shelf is actually quite a few aircraft Big Smile [:D] ).

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Posted by TANGO 1 on Monday, February 26, 2007 1:18 PM
 Daywalker wrote:

Hey, has anyone ever tried thinning paint with rum?  I mean, it IS alcohol, and acrylics can be diluted with alcohol.  Or, is the modeler supposed to be diluted with alcohol?  I can't remember...  Laugh [(-D]

Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D] heheheheheheheheheheheheheh!!!!!!

Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by razordws on Monday, February 26, 2007 2:05 PM

Tango, when you hae a minute or when you are between bottles of rum can you change my build from a Corsair to a Fairey Fulmar.  Ran accross an old Vista 1/72 kit that I just might give a try.

Dave

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